How Reliable Are Online Diabetes Tests?

Online medical tests for diabetes and other ailments are not reliable for diagnostic purposes, but the tests can provide general information about an individual’s risk factors, reports Andrea Bartz and Brenna Ehrlich for CNN. Reliable risk indicator tests are those published by highly expert diabetes professionals.

One example of a reliable test is the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test published by the American Diabetes Association. The test is available free of charge at It is accompanied by various tools that users can explore to find out how to lower their risk of diabetes. The site also includes information about pre-diabetes, diet and nutrition.