Diabetes Knowledge Quiz

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Diabetes is a disease that is as a result of high levels of sugar in a person’s blood. This disease overtime can affect every body part and may cause kidney damage, amputation and even death if not properly managed. How much do you know about diabetes, the causes, and treatment that one gets? Take up the test below and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do you believe causes type 2 diabetes? 
    • A. 

      Eating too much sugar

    • B. 

      Genetic and lifestyle factors

    • C. 

      Catching it from someone else

    • D. 

      A viral disease

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 2. 
    Blood glucose levels respond to food, particularly carbohydrates. What other factors can affect blood glucose levels?
    • A. 

      Physical activity

    • B. 

      Stress

    • C. 

      Illness

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 3. 
    What causes type 1 diabetes?
    • A. 

      Having too many sweets and soft drinks for many years

    • B. 

      An autoimmune response that kills the body’s own insulin producing cells

    • C. 

      Not doing enough exercise

    • D. 

      Being overweight

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 4. 
    Management of type 1 diabetes includes:
    • A. 

      Taking daily insulin doses by injection or insulin pump

    • B. 

      Eating healthy meals and snacks and doing regular physical activity

    • C. 

      Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 5. 
    Type 2 diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin and your body does not use the insulin properly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Management of type 2 diabetes should include?
    • A. 

      Eating healthy, taking regular exercise and prescribed medication

    • B. 

      Losing weight (if needed) and maintaining a healthy weight

    • C. 

      Good control of blood pressure and cholesterol levels

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 7. 
    Who is at risk of developing gestational diabetes?
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      Pregnant women

    • C. 

      Elderly people

    • D. 

      Men

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 8. 
    What type of food raises blood glucose levels?
    • A. 

      Pasta, rice and noodles

    • B. 

      Fatty meat

    • C. 

      Eggs

    • D. 

      Fish

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 9. 
    How often should people with diabetes exercise or be physically active?
    • A. 

      Every day of the week for at least 30 minutes

    • B. 

      Once a week for at least 30 minutes

    • C. 

      Once a month for one hour

    • D. 

      At least every fortnight for two hours

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 10. 
    How often should people with diabetes have their feet checked? ( This question may have more than one correct answer. )
    • A. 

      Every six months by a podiatrist or doctor

    • B. 

      The person should check their feet every day

    • C. 

      Only when they have painful feet

    • D. 

      Only when they have high blood glucose levels

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 11. 
    Why is doing regular exercise or being physically active good for your health? ( This question may have more than one correct answer. )  
    • A. 

      It can help to control blood glucose levels

    • B. 

      It can lower blood pressure

    • C. 

      It can help to regulate a person’s mood

    • D. 

      It can reduce the risk of skin cancer

    • E. 

      It can lower cholesterol levels

    • F. 

      Unsure

  • 12. 
    Diabetes is a condition that:
    • A. 

      Can be cured by adopting a healthy lifestyle

    • B. 

      Can be cured with tablets and / or insulin

    • C. 

      Is currently not curable

    • D. 

      Is always life threatening when first diagnosed

    • E. 

      Unsure

  • 13. 
    Well-managed diabetes decreases the risk of: ( This question may have more than one correct answer. )
    • A. 

      Kidney damage

    • B. 

      Blindness

    • C. 

      Melanoma

    • D. 

      Heart disease

    • E. 

      Foot ulcers

    • F. 

      Unsure

  • 14. 
    The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS):
    • A. 

      Allows registrants to purchase blood glucose testing strips at a reduced price

    • B. 

      Offers free syringes and insulin pen needles

    • C. 

      Is available to people with all types of diabetes

    • D. 

      Is free to join

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      Unsure