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Blood Sugar Quizzes & Trivia

Overview of the main important points about diabetes and blood sugar control


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The success of any diabetes treatment depends largely on you, the patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Insulin works like a key to let glucose (blood sugar) from digested food enter the cells.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas.  The amount of insulin produced and released varies with the amount of glucose in the blood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce insulin
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    With type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance prevents the receptors on the cell from using the body's insulin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What might be the symptoms of high blood glucose?
    • A. 

      No symptoms at all

    • B. 

      Fatigue and sleepiness

    • C. 

      Blurry vision

    • D. 

      Thirst and frequent urination

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    Can diabetes be cured?
    • A. 

      Yes, by keeping the level of sugar in the blood within healthy ranges

    • B. 

      No, but you can control it by keeping the level of sugar in the blood within healthy ranges

  • 8. 
    People who have type 2 diabetes never need to use insulin injections.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The only purpose of a nutrition plan for diabetes is weight loss.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Advantages of exercise include:
    • A. 

      Decreases blood glucose level

    • B. 

      Helps with weight loss or maintaining a healthy weight

    • C. 

      Promotes a healthy heart and circulation

    • D. 

      A good stress reliever

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 11. 
    You should check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If I am taking diabetes medications, exercising regularly is not so important
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Manatee YourChoice Health Plan provides a free glucometer and strips.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    You can always tell by your symptoms if your blood sugar is high.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False. There may be no symptoms at all. This is why you need to test with a glucometer

  • 15. 
    Signs of low blood sugar (also called hypoglycemia) are:
    • A. 

      Sweating, shakiness, dizziness, anxious or nervous feelings, confusion

    • B. 

      Blood glucose level below 100

    • C. 

      Frequent black-outs

  • 16. 
    If you have low blood sugar/hypoglycemia (Below 70), act quickly by:
    • A. 

      Drinking a 1/2 cup of fruit juice or 1/2 cup of regular (not diet!) soda

    • B. 

      Chewing 4 or 5 glucose tablets

    • C. 

      2 packs of sugar under the tounge

    • D. 

      Eat 2 or 3 peanutbutter crackers

    • E. 

      All are correct except D

  • 17. 
    It is OK to drive when your blood sugar may be low if you are going straight home
    • A. 

      Yesm it is OK if you are going straight home

    • B. 

      No way! You could get in an accident and hurt yourself or someone else. (Your reactions are slowed when blood sugar is low.)

  • 18. 
    High blood sugar over time can lead to:
    • A. 

      Poor circulation, heart attack, stroke

    • B. 

      Eye disease, blindness

    • C. 

      Kidney disease, dialysis

    • D. 

      Nerve damage, pain in feet, loss of sensation

    • E. 

      All of these