The Abcs Of Diabetes care

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The Abcs Of Diabetes care

Review of the ABCs of Diabetes Care


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the ABCs of Diabetes Care?
    • A. 

      Apples, Broccoli, Carrots

    • B. 

      Actos, Byetta, Cozaar

    • C. 

      A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

  • 2. 
    What does A1C measure?
    • A. 

      Average blood sugar over 3 months

    • B. 

      Average fingerstick measurements

    • C. 

      Average of high blood sugars

  • 3. 
    Most people with diabetes should try to keep their A1C at ___ or less.
    • A. 

      7.0

    • B. 

      7.1

    • C. 

      6.5

  • 4. 
    Why should I care what my A1C is?
    • A. 

      An A1C at a healthy level will reduce the risk of developing the complications of diabetes

    • B. 

      A high A1C means feeling sick all the time

    • C. 

      A high A1C means I have to start taking insulin

  • 5. 
    High blood pressure increases the risk of:
    • A. 

      Heart attack

    • B. 

      Stroke

    • C. 

      Kidney disease

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Which is the "good or healthy" type of cholesterol?
    • A. 

      LDL

    • B. 

      HDL

    • C. 

      Triglycerides

  • 7. 
    Which is the "bad or lousy" type of cholesterol?
    • A. 

      LDL

    • B. 

      HDL

    • C. 

      Triglycerides

  • 8. 
    What number should my LDL cholesterol be to avoid heart attack, artery blockage and circulatory problems?
    • A. 

      Below 150

    • B. 

      Below 200

    • C. 

      Below 100

  • 9. 
    What nutrition advice will best help lower a high A1C?
    • A. 

      Keep portion sizes reasonable

    • B. 

      Eat healthy carbs like fruit and whole grains

    • C. 

      Keep junk foods like snack chips, cookies, cake, candy and ice cream to a minimum

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    A high sodium diet may elevate blood pressure levels.  Foods high in sodium are -
    • A. 

      Fruits

    • B. 

      Vegetables

    • C. 

      Chicken, turkey, fish, pork, beef

    • D. 

      Fast foods and canned foods

  • 11. 
    What food habits will help to lower my LDL cholesterol?
    • A. 

      Eating only low fat dairy foods like reduced fat cheese, skim or 1% milk; or reducing portions of high fat dairy food like ice cream and regular cheese

    • B. 

      Take skin off of chicken; trim fat from steak; buy leanest hamburger

    • C. 

      Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Can being more active reduce blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels?
    • A. 

      Yes, all of these

    • B. 

      No, only blood pressure

    • C. 

      No, just blood pressure and cholesterol

  • 13. 
    What is a good exercise goal to lose or maintain weight?
    • A. 

      30 minutes; 5 days a week

    • B. 

      1 hour every day

    • C. 

      Sporadically, whenever possible

  • 14. 
    How often should your A1C be checked?
    • A. 

      Once a year at Qualifying time

    • B. 

      Every 3 months until it is where it should be, then every 6 months thereafter

    • C. 

      First thing every morning

  • 15. 
    My blood pressure should be checked every time I visit any doctor
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    It is OK to sometimes skip my diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol medications
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Other behaviors to decrease the risk of health problems are:
    • A. 

      Brush and floss teeth daily

    • B. 

      Check your own feet regularly and have the doctor examine your feet at least once per year

    • C. 

      Yearly eye exam

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Having diabetes will naturally affect you emotionally as well as physically.  What can be helpful?
    • A. 

      Watching TV and snacking to reduce stress

    • B. 

      Walking or bike riding will not improve mood

    • C. 

      Being with friends or relative or attending support programs