Know Your Numbers

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Know Your Numbers

The important numbers in your diabetes care


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How is food normally digested into energy for the cells?
    • A. 

      Food turns into carbohydrates, pancreas turns carbohydrates into glucose, glucose turns into energy

    • B. 

      Food breaks down into glucose, pancreas releases insulin, insulin allows glucose to enter the cells

    • C. 

      Food turns into insulin, glucose is released by pancreas, insulin and glucose combine to make energy

  • 2. 
    In diabetes:
    • A. 

      The body lacks insulin

    • B. 

      The body can't use insulin effectively

    • C. 

      Either of both of the above may be present

  • 3. 
    In type 2 diabetes, the body's inability to use insulin effectively is also called:
    • A. 

      Type 1 diabetes

    • B. 

      Insulin resistance

    • C. 

      Insulin insufficiency

  • 4. 
    What are some of the health problems (also called complications) of diabetes?
    • A. 

      Heart disease and stroke

    • B. 

      Retinopathy (eye problems, blindness)

    • C. 

      Kidney disease

    • D. 

      Amputations

    • E. 

      All of the above are possible

  • 5. 
    Good blood glucose management results in lower risk of eye disease, kidney disease, neuropathy (nerve damage), heart attack, stroke. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    According to the American Diabetes Association, blood glucose should be:
    • A. 

      Between 90 and 130 fasting/first thing in the morning Below 180 two hours after a meal

    • B. 

      Between 70 and 120 fasting/first thing in the morning Below 160 two hours after a meal

    • C. 

      Between 100 and 150 fasting/first thing in the morning Below 200 two hours after a meal

  • 7. 
    The A1C value is an average of blood glucose levels over the past 6 months.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Why should someone with diabetes care about target numbers for cholesterol (lipid), blood pressure and microalbumin (urine protein)?
    • A. 

      To prevent stroke

    • B. 

      To avoid heart disease

    • C. 

      To prevent kidney disease

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Less calories requires less insulin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which type of food enters the bloodstream the fastest?
    • A. 

      Fat

    • B. 

      Protein

    • C. 

      Carbohydrates

  • 11. 
    Which benefit is exercise NOT responsible for?
    • A. 

      Weight loss

    • B. 

      Better circulation

    • C. 

      Improved HDL (good) cholesterol

    • D. 

      Decreased risk of kidney disease

  • 12. 
    How often should your doctor check your weight and blood pressure, and examine your feet?
    • A. 

      Every 3 months

    • B. 

      Once a year

    • C. 

      Every visit

  • 13. 
    How often should your doctor check your cholesterol (lipid) level and microalbumin (urine protein)?
    • A. 

      Every 3 months

    • B. 

      Once a year

    • C. 

      Every visit

  • 14. 
    If diabetes is newly diagnosed, medication/insulin has been changed or if A1C is not in good control (7.1 or above), how often should your doctor check your A1C value?
    • A. 

      Every 3 months

    • B. 

      Every 6 months

    • C. 

      Once a year

  • 15. 
    If A1C is at 7.0 or below and your diabetes care is stable, how often should your doctor check your A1C value?
    • A. 

      Every 3 months

    • B. 

      Every 6 months

    • C. 

      Once a year

  • 16. 
    Why is it important to test and monitor your blood glucose?
    • A. 

      Identifies high or low blood glucose values

    • B. 

      Identifies the effects of exercise, medication, food

    • C. 

      Helps you identify your own special patterns

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    How often you test your blood glucose depends on:
    • A. 

      Your current state of health

    • B. 

      If your blood glucose is running high or you are experiencing lows

    • C. 

      What medications/insulin you may be taking

    • D. 

      If you are familiar with your own unique patterns

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Who should decide how often to perform blood glucose tests?
    • A. 

      Me

    • B. 

      The doctor

    • C. 

      The diabetes educator at Manatee YourChoice Health Plan

    • D. 

      All 3 should give their opinions, then you can make a good decision for yourself