What Do You Know About Diabetes?

 Type 2 Diabetes is a global problem and a terrible disease for those who suffer from it. How much do you know about this disease that is putting much of the world's population at risk?
 
 
Diabetes (mellitus) is defined as:
pecifically, diabetes is diagnosed if you have a before breakfast (fasting) plasma glucose of 126 mg/dl or higher, and/or a plasma glucose of 200 mg/dl or higher after an oral glucose tolerance test.
Too much sugar or glucose in your blood stream
Too much insulin, a hormone, in your blood stream
Weighing too much
Not enough iron in your blood
 
 
Which of these is NOT a symptom of Diabetes?
Excessive Thirst
Frequent Urination
Fatigue
Nausea
Weight Loss
Hair Loss
 
 
Blood glucose levels respond to food, particularly carbohydrates. What other factors can affect blood glucose levels?
Physical Activity
Illness
Stress
All answers are correct
 
 
True or False: Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the liver does not produce enough insulin and your body does not use the insulin properly.
True
False, it is the pancreas
 
 
What type of food raises blood glucose levels?
Carbs are turned into sugar.
Pasta, rice and noodles
Fatty meat
Eggs
Fish
 
 
Which of these ethnic groups is most likely to develop type 2 diabetes?
ccording to the CDC, African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.
Caucasians
Indian
Middle-Eastern
African American
 
 
People with diabetes are at higher risk for which of these as well?
Nerve Damage
Lung cancer
Stroke
Bone depletion
 
 
Why is insulin important for your body to use blood sugar?
Insulin unlocks the "cell door," allowing blood sugar to move from the bloodstream into your cells.
It helps blood sugar enter your cells
It lowers your blood pressure
It raises your cholesterol levels
It keeps your sucrose levels normal
 
 
Out of all people who have diabetes, how many have Type 2 Diabetes?
About 10%
More than 40%
About 75%
More than 90%
 
 
How often should people with diabetes have their feet checked?
Self check every day and check with a podiatrist twice a year
Self check every week and check with a podiatrist once a year
Self check every day and check with a podiatrist every month
Check with a podiatrist every month
 
 
True or false: Any amount of exercise, no matter how intense, helps reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Studies (BMC Public Health) have shown that you must have vigorous intensity levels in your exercise because moderate exercise alone will not lower your risk
True
False
 
 
Consumption of this food is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
Several prospective cohort studies from the US and around the globe have shown that regular coffee consumption has been linked with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, apparently independent of caffeine content.
Coffee
Red Meat
White Rice
Coca-Cola
 
 
Foods like certain leafy greens, nuts, berries and beans take longer to be broken down into glucose. In other words, they have a low...
Foods with a low glycemic index have been shown to decrease one’s risk of developing diabetes and help control high blood sugar for people living with diabetes.
Insulin Level
Peptide Index
Solubility
Glycemic Index
 
 
True or False: Most people with Diabetes can feel their blood sugar getting high
You may feel just fine even though chronically high blood sugar levels are doing serious damage to your body. That's why people usually use devices to measure.
True
False
Try Again?
Unfortunately it seems like you still have a lot to catch up on when it comes to Type 2 Diabetes. This is a disease suffered by 350 million people worldwide, and growing, and we are all in risk of it. It may be worth your while to study on the risk factors and prevention methods, to avoid this disease yourself.
Not Bad!
You have shown that you are not ignorant on this subject. This is a disease suffered by 350 million people worldwide, and growing, and we are all in risk of it, so it's great that you know about it. That said, there is still room for improvement so why not try for a higher score or, alternatively, check out your mistakes.
Simply Excellent!
Wonderful! We're so happy you know all about this terrible disease. This is a condition suffered by 350 million people worldwide, and growing, and we are all in risk of it, so it's great that you know about it, what to watch out for and how to minimize your risk of suffering it. Good show, dear reader, good show!
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