Diabetes Foot care Tips Quiz: Trivia!

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Diabetes Foot care Tips Quiz: Trivia!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Nerve damage caused by high blood sugar is called:
    • A. 

      Retinopathy

    • B. 

      Nephropathy

    • C. 

      Diabetic neuropathy

  • 2. 
    People with diabetes may not feel pain when a small cut or blister occurs on the foot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Diabetes affects the feet mainly in two ways. These are:
    • A. 

      Can cause nerve damage

    • B. 

      Can cause hardening of the blood vessels

    • C. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 4. 
    How do you know if the nerves in your feet are damaged?
    • A. 

      There are no symptoms

    • B. 

      Feet may feel cold or pale

    • C. 

      Feet may tingle or feel numb

    • D. 

      All of the above are true

  • 5. 
    Flat feet are a problem because:
    • A. 

      It means you can't dance in high heels

    • B. 

      It means you need to lose weight

    • C. 

      It can cause you to fall

    • D. 

      It can cause pressure areas which are more likely to have skin breakdown

  • 6. 
    The most important way you can prevent diabetic foot problems is:
    • A. 

      Keep blood sugar and A1C within good target ranges

    • B. 

      Wear well-fitting shoes

    • C. 

      Never go barefoot

  • 7. 
    Inspect your feet and between your toes daily to check for:
    • A. 

      Small pebbles between toes

    • B. 

      Small blisters or cracks

    • C. 

      Dryness

  • 8. 
    What are the signs of infection?
    • A. 

      Redness, swelling, hot to the touch

    • B. 

      Pale skin, swelling, cold to the touch

    • C. 

      Bruising and pain

  • 9. 
    If you have any signs of infection such as swelling, redness, drainage, or a fever, you should:
    • A. 

      Call your doctor immediately

    • B. 

      Call Manatee YourChoice Diabetes Educator

    • C. 

      Watch it and wait for a while

  • 10. 
    Put lotion on feet every day but not between the toes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    It is best to cut toenails after a bath or shower when nails are softened.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Manatee your choice Health Plan requires:
    • A. 

      Your doctor to examine your feet at least once a year, or more often if need be

    • B. 

      A podiatrist to examine your feet yearly

    • C. 

      An ophthalmologist to look at your feet

  • 13. 
    Why do people with diabetes need to take extra care to avoid foot injury?
    • A. 

      They can easily get an infection

    • B. 

      They may not feel the pain of the injury

    • C. 

      People with diabetes have more complications

  • 14. 
    Which of these tips are true?
    • A. 

      Never use lotion on the feet

    • B. 

      Cut toenails in an oval shape

    • C. 

      Never walk barefoot

    • D. 

      Turn shoes upside down and shake before putting them on

    • E. 

      C and D are both true

  • 15. 
    If you have corns or callouses, your doctor or a podiatrist should trim them, not yourself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Walking barefoot on a hot sunny driveway won't harm your feet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    What is the best way to treat a fungal nail infection?
    • A. 

      Oral Medications

    • B. 

      Over-the-counter Topical Creams

    • C. 

      Surgical Removal

    • D. 

      Allowing the infection time to heal