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Welcome to Baseline Assessment
We will ask questions regarding your body metrics, relevant health related questions, relevant habits and nutrition to provide you with a risk score related to your health. In the process we utilize approved benchmarks from accredited organizations.
What you need to take the assessment?
Know your body. We'll ask questions about your height, weight
Have a tape. You'll need to measure your waist and hip
Remember your last blood pressure measurement or do another one
For best results you'll need to have a recent blood test report. We'll ask about cholesterol among others...
What you get at at the end?
You will get a recommendation that is not and does not substitute medical diagnosis and advice. Please check our Terms & Agreement.
You will have a better understanding though about your general condition and possible risks especially related to Diabetes Mellitus.
We'll run your data through a list of accredited independent screening tools. When most of them say there is a risk, you better listen and seek medical advice. When only one does, you should as well. And when none do, take your own judgement, but then don't take it as a warranty. All the tools are calibrated for the wide population and there are exceptions. You never know whether you are one of the exceptions...
We'll show your results in easily digestible charts and list and provide you not only with general accuracy level of the tool used but also with confidence level in the outcome based on your particular input. Generally the confidence is higher when the tool can place your results clearly in one of the ranges. The confidence level is lower when the results are close to the limit of the range.
Let's figure out your peer-group to get started...
1. Body metrics
Based on the standard from World Health Organization
Most of the official studies from the National Health Institute (NHI) and World Health Organization (WHO) are based on the standardized BMI.
There are claimed updates (read: better models) for the BMI formula from various vendors and updates to the cut-off points proposed by WHO that can be valuable for you as an individual, however for comparisons we will need to rely on the standard formula.
Some help on taking the Waist/Hip readings...
Would you prefer a shorter one?
Or a more complete one?
Body Mass Index
Units of measurement:
Pedigree & Condition
Your genes and blood are primary indicators
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Having your parents or siblings with T2D increases your chances to develop the condition, but it does not guarantee it.
Environmental factors like habits, nutrition can greatly influence your chances to develop the condition. That is why we are going to look more deeper into them.
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in addition to T2D is not only partially hereditary, but is also observed that 'White, Caucasoid' race is more predetermined to it as they have the highest rate of T1D.
In determining T1D or T2D conditions, blood glucose levels and insulin level is being measured among others repeatedly. For the sake of screening simplicity we are going to ask you questions that you can answer with a fairly good chance.
Due to this our recommendation is NOT a diagnosis because it does not ask and use all the required parameters in a repeated fashion to make a diagnosis.
Have you been previously diagnosed with any form of Diabetes Melitus?
Have you been previously diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes?
Have your parents of siblings been diagnosed with Diabetes Melitus?
Are you currently under the following medication?
Blood glucose (morning):
Activity, Smoking, OTHERS
Through habits you greatly influence on your health
Besides weight, which can also be linked to lack of necessary activity, inactivity is the highest risk factor in most non-communicable diseases like Diabetes Mellitus. The less active you are, the greater your risk. Physical activity helps you control your weight, uses up glucose as energy and makes your cells more sensitive to insulin.
If you already developed T2D please be careful with how much activity and at what intensity you do. While being active is a must, doing too much can bring you to the other extreme into hypoglycemia. This condition is very severe so an immediate ingestion of sugar is required to get back sugar levels at normal when below 70 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or 3.9 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).
Although studies show that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may actually lower the risk of diabetes, the opposite is true for people who drink greater amounts of alcohol.
Moderate alcohol use is defined as one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.
Too much alcohol may cause chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which can impair its ability to secrete insulin and potentially lead to diabetes.
Tobacco use can increase blood sugar levels and lead to insulin resistance. The more you smoke, the greater your risk of diabetes.
People who smoke heavily — more than 20 cigarettes a day — have almost double the risk of developing diabetes compared with people who don’t smoke.
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Did you regularly smoke cigarettes?
Do you regularly consume alcohol more than dietary limits? (average 1 drink/day for women, 2 drinks/day for men)
Some definitions, terms and abbreviations before you start...
What is Elevated Plasma Glucose (EPG)?
Short answer is: EPG stands for hyperglicemia or high blood sugar which affects people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
FPG - fasting plasma glucose
IFG & IGT - impaired fasting glucose & impaired glucose tolerance
Definition of Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
EPG - elevated plasma glucose
How is the Pre-Diabetes risk developing when EPG is detected?
Pre-Diabetes implies an increased risk of development of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) on the order of 30% over 4 years and 70% over 30 years.
Several studies have demonstrated that T2D can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle modification or the use of pharmacotherapy in subjects with Pre-Diabetes.
How are the tools detecting EPG and how reliable they are?
Each tool is based on scientific evidence linked next to it.