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Vive Revista de Salud

versión impresa ISSN 2664-3243versión On-line ISSN L:2664-3243


UYAGUARI-MATUTE, Gabriela Margoth; MESA-CANO, Isabel Cristina; RAMIREZ-CORONEL, Andrés Alexis  y  MARTINEZ-SUAREZ, Pedro Carlos. Risk factors for developing diabetes mellitus II. Vive Rev. Salud [online]. 2021, vol.4, n.10, pp.96-106.  Epub 30-Abr-2021. ISSN 2664-3243.

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most important health problems in the world due to the high burden of disease in terms of disability and premature mortality it causes, due to its high prevalence and incidence worldwide is configured as an epidemic.


. To determine the risk of developing type II diabetes mellitus in people from the city of Cuenca.

Materials and methods

. Descriptive, correlational, prospective, quantitative and cross-sectional study was carried out through the application of the FINDRISC test. The sample was composed of 379 non-diabetic persons between 18 and 65 years of age.


It was determined that the variables sex, age, weight, height, waist circumference, daily physical activity time and family history of DM1- 2 presented a significant correlation at the 0.01 level (bilateral) with the risk of developing DM2 according to the FINDRISC test score.


. The data obtained suggest the need for multidisciplinary intervention programs in health units associated with educational programs, adequate dietary intake and regular physical activity.

Palabras clave : FINDRISC test; relationship factors; Diabetes mellitus 2.

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