Knock Your Socks Off! Diabetes Awareness Quiz

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Knock Your Socks Off! Diabetes Awareness Quiz

If you’re among the eight million Hispanic Americans with diabetes, seemingly minor foot problems can lead to serious complications. Receiving proper foot care from today’s podiatrist is an important part of any diabetes management plan. Whether you’ve had diabetes for years or have been recently diagnosed, be sure to “Knock Your Socks Off!” and properly inspect your feet.   Take this quiz to find out how much you know about diabetes and foot care.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does diabetes rank in regards to causes of death in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Tenth

    • C. 

      Fifth

    • D. 

      Seventh

  • 2. 
    My primary care doctor will tell me everything I need to know about foot care if I have diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Hispanic Americans are at an increased risk of developing diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    As long as my feet don’t hurt, I don’t need to visit a podiatrist.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    People with diabetes may experience elevated temperatures on their feet called hot spots, which can lead to the formation of ulcers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
      Having diabetes makes my feet more susceptible to common infections, such as athlete’s foot and fungal toenails.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Medicare will sometimes cover the cost of special footwear for people with diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    If a person with diabetes develops a diabetic ulcer, an amputation is likely.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The majority of lower limb amputations performed in the U.S. are due to foot complications caused by diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    People with diabetes should never go barefoot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False