If you are reading this website you have probably already been diagnosed with diabetes. However if you have any doubt that somebody next to you may suffer from it here you find some practical information.
An easy way to understand if somebody is at risk of type 2 diabetes is to respond to a standard questionnaire. They are available online and in many languages (i.e. The Finnish Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Form). This kind of questionnaire aims at providing a result on the probability of developing type 2 diabetes in the next ten years. Some of them also give information on how to reduce this risk. In case of an high level of risk however it is important to have the opinion of an expert.
Beyond taking the various tests you should be aware of the symptoms. If you suspect diabetes you should contact a doctor. It is possible to live with diabetes and to conduct a normal life. However the sooner one get the diagnosis the better the treatments work.