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Insulin Quizzes & Trivia

Basal-Bolus Insulin Regimen


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    After eating, carbohydrates turn into:
    • A. 

      Mucus

    • B. 

      Table sugar

    • C. 

      Glucose

  • 2. 
    Insulin allows the body to use glucose immediately for energy or store it in your cells for later use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Basal insulin is:
    • A. 

      Delivered in a small amount during waking hours

    • B. 

      Delivered in a small amount all the time, even when sleeping

    • C. 

      Delivered in a small amount whenever you eat

  • 4. 
    Bolus insulin is:
    • A. 

      A larger surge of insulin delivered when the blood glucose level increase after eating

    • B. 

      A surge of insulin released only in people with diabetes

    • C. 

      A large amount of insulin released in response to exercise

  • 5. 
    Ways to get insulin if the pancreas either doesn't produce any insulin or doesn't produce enough are:
    • A. 

      Syringe

    • B. 

      Pen

    • C. 

      Insulin pump

    • D. 

      Pill

    • E. 

      All are correct except D

  • 6. 
    There are two types of basal insulin.  They are:
    • A. 

      Intermediate insulin

    • B. 

      Long acting insulin

    • C. 

      Both are correct

  • 7. 
    One type of basal insulin is NPH, an intermediate insulin.  It is given once or twice a day and lasts for ___ hours.
    • A. 

      1 - 2

    • B. 

      4 - 6

    • C. 

      10 - 18

  • 8. 
    It is important to know that NPH insulin has a "peak" when it is working most strongly to push blood sugar down. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The other type of basal insulin is long-acting.  There are two kinds in this category: Lantus (glargine) Levemir (detemir). They do not have a peak and last up to ___ hours
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      24

  • 10. 
    If you eat a meal or snack which contains carbohydrate, you probably will need to inject a bolus insulin dose.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    There are 2 types of bolus insulin:      Short acting: such as Regular (also called "R" insulin)      Rapid acting: such as Humalog (lispro)                                            Novolog (aspart)                                            Apidra (glulisine)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    You need to eat very soon after taking bolus insulin because:
    • A. 

      You want a good A1C level

    • B. 

      Your blood sugar may go too low (hypoglycemia)

    • C. 

      You do not want to gain weight

  • 13. 
    Insulin pumps are programmed to deliver a continuous amount of insulin throughout the day and a larger burst of insulin when you eat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False