New Starts Challenge

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New Starts Challenge

Welcome to the New Start's Challenge. Your diabetes team invites to take up the New Start's Challenge. We would like to show you how far you have come since the time of diagnosis and how much you have learned. The more people know about their diabetes the better able they will be to control it and look after themselves. When you start the challenge you will be asked a number of questions about diabetes. You will know the answer to some of the questions immediately, but there will be some that you need to look up the Food for Life and the My Health Record books to find the answer. For others there are no right or wrong answers. This is as much of a challenge for us as it is for you because we wil


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As you know diabetes is a condition that causes high levels of glucose in the body. In type 1 diabetes this is caused by a lack of insulin. Where in the body is insulin usually made?
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Patella

    • C. 

      Bloodstream

    • D. 

      Pancreas

    • E. 

      Kidneys

  • 2. 
    Type the correct answer in the box below. Managing diabetes is a balancing act. Insulin brings your blood glucose...
  • 3. 
    Exercise is great for people with diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is the target blood glucose range for someone with diabetes?
    • A. 

      More than 14

    • B. 

      3.9-6.9

    • C. 

      4-10

    • D. 

      Less than 48

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following contains 10g of carbohydrate?
    • A. 

      Digestive

    • B. 

      Banana

    • C. 

      Crusty roll

    • D. 

      Baked potato

  • 6. 
    Tick the correct answer. Which of the following contains 10g of carbohydrate?
    • A. 

      A banana

    • B. 

      200ml or a third of a pint of milk

    • C. 

      A large slice of bread

    • D. 

      20 grapes

  • 7. 
    I can count the carbohydrate in the foods that I eat accurately most of the time.
    • A. 

      Strongly agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Neither agree or disagree

    • D. 

      Disagree

    • E. 

      Strongly disagree

  • 8. 
    Type in the correct answer in the box below.If your blood glucose is 16 before dinner you should check for 
  • 9. 
    Type the answer in the box below. Your blood glucose is 16 before dinner and you check for ketones. The result is negative. You should give a _________________ dose along with the Novorapid for your food.
  • 10. 
    These are Sanjay's blood glucose results. What should he do at lunchtime on Wednesday? 
    • A. 

      Take his usual insulin.

    • B. 

      Take a ketone dose.

    • C. 

      Take a ketone dose along with his usual insulin.

    • D. 

      Take a correction dose along with his usual insulin.

    • E. 

      Check for ketones.

    • F. 

      Do all of the above.

  • 11. 
    Sanjay's total daily dose of insulin is 54 units and his blood glucose is 12.2. Using the table, how many additional units of Novorapid should he take along with the Novorapid for his food at lunchtime?  
    • A. 

      2.5 units

    • B. 

      3 units

    • C. 

      2 units

    • D. 

      1.5 units

  • 12. 
    By dinner time Sanjay feels sick and and his blood glucose has risen to 25. What should he do?
    • A. 

      Take another correction dose.

    • B. 

      Take some paracetamol and a correction dose.

    • C. 

      Take a ketone dose of Novorapid.

    • D. 

      Take a ketone dose of insulin if he has moderate / large ketones in his urine or 1 mmol/l and above blood ketones.

  • 13. 
    An eight point profile is checking the blood glucose before breakfast, 2 hours after breakfast, before lunch, 2 hours after lunch, before dinner, 2 hours after dinner, before bedtime snack and at 3 am. How often should you do an eight point profile?
    • A. 

      Once every 6 months.

    • B. 

      Every 2 weeks or more often if needed.

    • C. 

      Only when your diabetes team asks you to.

    • D. 

      Every day.

  • 14. 
    • Tick all of the correct answers to the following question.
    A high blood glucose can result if ...
    • A. 

      You inject too much insulin.

    • B. 

      You inject too little insulin

    • C. 

      You eat more carbohydrate than you realise.

    • D. 

      You eat less carbohydrate than you realise.

    • E. 

      You inject into an unhealthy injection site.

    • F. 

      You have an infection.

    • G. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    Which one of the following foods would you count as it contains carbohydrate?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 16. 
    Which one of the following foods would you count as it contains carbohydrate?
    • A. 
    • B. 
    • C. 
    • D. 
  • 17. 
    Tick the correct answer. When should you check for ketones?
    • A. 

      When the HbA1c is 48

    • B. 

      When the blood glucose is 14 or more.

    • C. 

      When the blood glucose is between 3.9 and 6.9.

    • D. 

      When you feel hypo.

  • 18. 
      Choose the correct answer.   Under the skin there is a layer of fat (subcutaneous tissue is the fancy name) and under that muscle. This picture shows the correct skin lift to use when injecting insulin. It is important to do this properly because...
    • A. 

      You want to inject insulin into your muscle.

    • B. 

      You want to inject insulin right into bloodstream.

    • C. 

      The insulin will be injected exactly where you want it to be and will work as it should.

    • D. 

      You want to avoid injecting insulin into the bone.

  • 19. 
    Tick the best answer from the list below. Injecting insulin into exactly the same spot each time will ....  
    • A. 

      Make injections painful.

    • B. 

      Cause a fatty lump to develop and the insulin will not be absorbed as it should.

    • C. 

      Keep the injection site healthy.

    • D. 

      Cause the area to bruise more easily.

  • 20. 
    Tick each of the items that you must have available at all times.
    • A. 

      Hypo treatment

    • B. 

      Bottle of water

    • C. 

      Glucagon kit

    • D. 

      Blood glucose meter

  • 21. 
    Tick the right answer.Paul is about to eat his breakfast which is 2 Weetabix (13g of carbohydrate each), 200mls of milk and two tangerines. His carbohydrate insulin ratio (CIR)  at breakfast time is 5g for 1 unit of insulin. How many units of Novorapid should he have before his breakfast?
    • A. 

      6 units

    • B. 

      12 units

    • C. 

      4 units

    • D. 

      9 units

  • 22. 
    Have you had any problems or worries about looking after your diabetes at nursery or school? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 23. 
    If you have had problems or worries please tell us about them in the box below.
  • 24. 
    Levemir and Lantus are types of short acting insulins that deal with the rises in blood glucose caused by eating carbohydrate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Who is responsible for altering the insulin dose?
    • A. 

      The diabetes doctor.

    • B. 

      The diabetes nurse.

    • C. 

      You and your family.

    • D. 

      Your GP.

  • 26. 
    I think I have enough information to look after my diabetes.
    • A. 

      Strongly agree

    • B. 

      Agree

    • C. 

      Disagree

    • D. 

      Strongly disagree

  • 27. 
    Do you think that it is a good idea to develop quizzes like this for familes?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 28. 
    Thank you for helping us to develop this quiz. Please type any comments about it in the box below if you wish.
  • 29. 
    Remember that if you have any questions or problems please contact the diabetes team. Information can also be found in the My Health Record book, the Food for Life book and on the website www.diabetes-scotland.org/ggc