Screening of Diabetes


Risk Score

Population studies done by India Diabetes Research Foundation in India have helped to establish  the diabetes risk score for Asian Indians . This score is simple, determined using easily measurable variables and can identify people having the risk of undetected diabetes. This can be applied by clinicians without any laboratory tests. It is also very cost effective to use on a large scale.

Risk score is used to identify people having undetected diabetes.

The likelihood of detecting diabetes in people with a score of 21 or more is high and they need to be tested with an oral glucose tolerance test.

Variables

Risk Score

Age (30 – 44) yrs

10

Age (45 – 59) yrs

18

Age (> 59) yrs

19

Family history of diabetes

7

Body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m2

7

Waist: Male ≥ 85, Female ≥ 80 cm 

5

Sedentary Physical Activity

4

Maximum Score

42

 

 

References:

Ramachandran A, Snehalatha C, Vijay V, Wareham NJ, Colagiuri S; Derivation and validation of diabetes risk score for urban Asian Indians; Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2005 Oct;70(1):63-70. Epub 2005 Apr 15

Screening of Diabetes


Risk Score

Population studies done by India Diabetes Research Foundation in India have helped to establish  the diabetes risk score for Asian Indians . This score is simple, determined using easily measurable variables and can identify people having the risk of undetected diabetes. This can be applied by clinicians without any laboratory tests. It is also very cost effective to use on a large scale.

Risk score is used to identify people having undetected diabetes.

The likelihood of detecting diabetes in people with a score of 21 or more is high and they need to be tested with an oral glucose tolerance test.

Variables

Risk Score

Age (30 – 44) yrs

10

Age (45 – 59) yrs

18

Age (> 59) yrs

19

Family history of diabetes

7

Body mass index ≥ 25 kg/m2

7

Waist: Male ≥ 85, Female ≥ 80 cm 

5

Sedentary Physical Activity

4

Maximum Score

42

 

 

References:

Ramachandran A, Snehalatha C, Vijay V, Wareham NJ, Colagiuri S; Derivation and validation of diabetes risk score for urban Asian Indians; Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2005 Oct;70(1):63-70. Epub 2005 Apr 15