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Review how to prevent some of the complications associated with diabetes including eye disease, skin problems, foot problems, dental conditions, sexual problems, stress and depression.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Keeping blood glucose within recommended target values can help prevent or delay the onset of health problems (also called complications) that can occur in diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The longer you have diabetes, the less your chances are of developing complications.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Is diabetes the leading cause of blindness in the US?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    The combination of diabetes plus ________ puts extra stress on the kidneys and may lead eventually to dialysis.
    • A. 

      High cholesterol

    • B. 

      High blood pressure

    • C. 

      Retinopathy

  • 5. 
    What often causes numbness, tingling or pain in the feet and legs of a person with diabetes?
    • A. 

      Pulmonary embolism

    • B. 

      Obesity

    • C. 

      Neuropathy (nerve disease)

  • 6. 
    What is retinopathy?
    • A. 

      A condition whereby high blood glucose can cause small blood vessels in the retina (back of the eye) to leak

    • B. 

      A condition whereby pressure builds up in the eye and vision can be gradually lost

    • C. 

      The lens of the eye becomes cloudy

  • 7. 
    Early treatment of retinopathy can prevent blindness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Toenail fungus, itchy rashes, jock itch, athlete's foot and vaginal infection may be caused by:
    • A. 

      Ring worm

    • B. 

      E. Colii bacteria

    • C. 

      Candida Albicans, a yeast-like fungus

  • 9. 
    Keeping skin moisturized will decrease the chance of skin problems.  However, should moisturizer or lotion be applied between the toes?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    What leads to an amputation of the foot or leg?
    • A. 

      Loss of feeling, unfelt foot injury

    • B. 

      Poor circulation

    • C. 

      A sore or blister that becomes infected

    • D. 

      Going barefoot

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    People with diabetes have an increased risk of gum disease and cavities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    People with diabetes suffer from depression 3 - 4 times more often than others without diabetes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Everyone feels sad, stressed or irritable from time to time.  But if you are depressed you have symptoms almost every day.  These symptoms may include:
    • A. 

      Prolonged sadness, crying spells

    • B. 

      Irritability, anger, worry, agitation, anxiety

    • C. 

      Loss of energy

    • D. 

      Change in eating or sleeping habits

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Manatee YourChoice Health Plan allow for 5 free visits to a behavioral health counselor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Erectile dysfunction may be due to poor blood glucose control.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    There is no treatment for female sexual dysfunction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Can stress cause an increase in blood glucose levels?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    Exercise is an example of a positive way of coping with stress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False