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  • 1. 

    What are the benefits of being active?

    • A.

      A. lowers blood sugar

    • B.

      B. lowers cholesterol 

    • C.

      C. improves blood pressure

    • D.

      D. lowers stress and anxiety

    • E.

      E. all of the above 

    Correct Answer
    E. E. all of the above 
    Explanation
    Being active has numerous benefits for our health. Regular physical activity can help lower blood sugar levels, as it allows our muscles to use glucose for energy, reducing the amount of sugar in our bloodstream. It also helps lower cholesterol levels by increasing the production of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or "good" cholesterol, which helps remove low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol from our blood. Additionally, being active improves blood pressure by strengthening the heart muscle and improving blood flow, leading to lower overall blood pressure. Lastly, physical activity is known to reduce stress and anxiety levels, as it releases endorphins in the brain that promote feelings of happiness and relaxation. Therefore, all of the above benefits can be achieved by being active.

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  • 2. 

    You should be able to talk while exercising 

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because it is possible to talk while exercising. While it may be more difficult to speak during intense physical activity, such as running or weightlifting, it is still possible to hold a conversation or speak at a lower intensity of exercise, such as walking or stretching. Additionally, some exercises, like yoga or Pilates, actually incorporate speaking or chanting as part of the practice. Therefore, it is accurate to say that one should be able to talk while exercising.

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  • 3. 

    What is the minimum amount of minutes per day that you should be active?

    • A.

      A. 20

    • B.

      B. 30

    • C.

      C. 45

    • D.

      D. 60

    Correct Answer
    B. B. 30
    Explanation
    The minimum amount of minutes per day that you should be active is 30. This is because engaging in physical activity for at least 30 minutes daily has been recommended by health experts as a way to maintain good physical and mental health. Regular physical activity has numerous benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, increased energy levels, and reduced risk of chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Therefore, it is important to strive for at least 30 minutes of daily activity to reap these benefits.

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  • 4. 

    Excess stress can raise your blood sugar.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    Excess stress can indeed raise blood sugar levels. When a person is stressed, the body releases stress hormones like cortisol, which can cause an increase in blood sugar. This is because cortisol triggers the liver to release stored glucose into the bloodstream, providing the body with extra energy to deal with the stressor. However, for individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes, this can be problematic as it can lead to higher blood sugar levels and difficulty in managing their condition. Therefore, it is important to manage stress levels to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

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  • 5. 

    You cannot eat your favorite foods when you have diabetes.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    Having diabetes does not mean that you cannot eat your favorite foods. However, it is important to manage your diet and make healthy choices to control blood sugar levels. It is recommended to have a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Portion control and monitoring carbohydrate intake are crucial for individuals with diabetes. Working with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian can help create a personalized meal plan that allows for enjoyment of favorite foods while maintaining good diabetes management.

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  • 6. 

    What you eat is just as important as portion sizes.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the importance of what you eat is equal to the importance of portion sizes. It implies that both factors play a significant role in maintaining a healthy diet. This aligns with the common belief that a balanced and nutritious diet is crucial for overall well-being, and portion control is equally important to ensure the right amount of food intake. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    Check all that are good sources of fiber

    • A.

      A. Beans

    • B.

      B. Whole Grains

    • C.

      C. Vegetables 

    • D.

      D. Meat

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A. Beans
    B. B. Whole Grains
    C. C. Vegetables 
    Explanation
    Beans, whole grains, and vegetables are all good sources of fiber. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by the body. It helps to regulate bowel movements, lower cholesterol levels, and control blood sugar levels. Beans, such as lentils and chickpeas, are high in fiber and also provide protein. Whole grains, like oats and brown rice, contain the entire grain including the bran, which is rich in fiber. Vegetables, especially those with edible skins or leaves, are also high in fiber. Meat, on the other hand, does not contain any fiber.

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  • 8. 

    Check all the foods that carbs are found in 

    • A.

      A. Grains

    • B.

      B. Fruits

    • C.

      C. Sweets and Desserts 

    • D.

      D. Dairy products

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A. Grains
    B. B. Fruits
    C. C. Sweets and Desserts 
    D. D. Dairy products
    Explanation
    Carbohydrates are found in a variety of foods, including grains, fruits, sweets and desserts, and dairy products. Grains such as rice, bread, and pasta are known to be high in carbs. Fruits like bananas, apples, and oranges also contain carbohydrates. Sweets and desserts, such as cookies and cakes, are typically made with ingredients like sugar and flour, which are high in carbs. Dairy products like milk and yogurt contain lactose, a type of carbohydrate. Therefore, all the options listed (A, B, C, D) are correct choices for foods that contain carbs.

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  • 9. 

    How many hours does it take after eating for monitoring to reflect your true blood sugar level?

    • A.

      A. 1 hour

    • B.

      B. 2 hours

    • C.

      C. 3 hours 

    • D.

      D. 4 hours 

    Correct Answer
    B. B. 2 hours
    Explanation
    After eating, it takes approximately 2 hours for monitoring to reflect your true blood sugar level. This is because it takes time for the food to be digested and for the glucose to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Monitoring after 2 hours provides a more accurate representation of your blood sugar level after a meal.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these can be consumed if your blood sugar goes low?

    • A.

      A. Glucose tablets

    • B.

      B. 1 tablespoon of honey

    • C.

      C. Juice

    • D.

      D. Hard candies 

    • E.

      E. all of the above 

    Correct Answer
    E. E. all of the above 
    Explanation
    All of the options listed can be consumed if your blood sugar goes low. Glucose tablets, honey, juice, and hard candies are all sources of quick-acting carbohydrates that can help raise blood sugar levels. Glucose tablets are specifically designed for this purpose, while honey, juice, and hard candies can also provide a quick source of sugar to increase blood glucose levels. Therefore, all of the above options are suitable for consumption when blood sugar is low.

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  • 11. 

    Alcohol can affect blood sugar and interact with some medications

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    Alcohol can indeed affect blood sugar levels and interact with certain medications. When consumed in excess, alcohol can cause a drop in blood sugar levels, leading to hypoglycemia. This can be particularly dangerous for individuals with diabetes who are already at risk of low blood sugar. Additionally, alcohol can interact with medications such as insulin and oral diabetes medications, making them less effective or causing adverse reactions. Therefore, it is important for individuals to be cautious when consuming alcohol, especially if they have diabetes or are taking medications that may interact with alcohol.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these is a complication of diabetes?

    • A.

      A. heart attack

    • B.

      B. stroke 

    • C.

      C. kidney damage

    • D.

      D. nerve damage

    • E.

      E. loss of vision

    • F.

      F. all of the above

    Correct Answer
    F. F. all of the above
    Explanation
    Complications of diabetes can affect various parts of the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, nerves, and eyes. Diabetes increases the risk of heart attack and stroke by damaging blood vessels. It can also lead to kidney damage, known as diabetic nephropathy, due to the high levels of glucose in the blood damaging the kidneys' filtering system. Nerve damage, or diabetic neuropathy, can occur, causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, or numbness in the extremities. Additionally, diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels in the eyes, leading to vision loss or blindness. Therefore, all of the options listed are complications associated with diabetes.

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  • 13. 

    How many people with diabetes suffer from sleep apnea?

    • A.

      A. 1/3

    • B.

      B. 1/4

    • C.

      C. more than half 

    • D.

      D. all 

    Correct Answer
    C. C. more than half 
    Explanation
    More than half of the people with diabetes suffer from sleep apnea. This suggests that sleep apnea is a common comorbidity among individuals with diabetes.

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  • 14. 

    Taking your medication at the same time every day is 

    • A.

      A. not important 

    • B.

      B. somewhat important 

    • C.

      C. very important 

    Correct Answer
    C. C. very important 
    Explanation
    Taking medication at the same time every day is very important because it helps maintain consistent levels of the medication in the body. This consistency ensures that the medication is effective and provides the desired therapeutic effects. Deviating from the prescribed schedule can lead to fluctuations in drug levels, which may result in reduced efficacy or potential side effects. Additionally, establishing a routine for medication administration can help improve adherence and prevent missed doses, ultimately promoting better health outcomes.

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  • 15. 

    It does not matter if I sometimes forget to take my diabetes medication. 

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    Forgetting to take diabetes medication can have serious consequences for individuals with diabetes. Medication helps to regulate blood sugar levels and prevent complications. Therefore, it does matter if someone forgets to take their diabetes medication, making the statement false.

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  • 16. 

    Warning signs for diabetes distress where you should seek help from a doctor or other medical professional include

    • A.

      A. uninterested in activities

    • B.

      B. not wanting to talk about you diabetes to anyone

    • C.

      C. excessive sleeping

    • D.

      D. not interested in caring for yourself 

    • E.

      E. all of the above 

    Correct Answer
    E. E. all of the above 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is E. all of the above. This means that all of the warning signs mentioned in options A, B, C, and D are indicators of diabetes distress and should prompt the individual to seek help from a doctor or other medical professional. These signs include being uninterested in activities, not wanting to talk about diabetes, excessive sleeping, and not being interested in caring for oneself.

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  • 17. 

    Blood sugar is your body's main source of fuel.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    Blood sugar, also known as glucose, is indeed the primary source of energy for the body. It is derived from the carbohydrates we consume and is transported through the bloodstream to provide fuel for various bodily functions. Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for overall health and well-being. Therefore, the statement that blood sugar is the body's main source of fuel is accurate.

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  • 18. 

    How often you check your blood sugar with a glucometer depends on the type of diabetes you have and what medications you are taking.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    The frequency of checking blood sugar levels with a glucometer varies depending on the type of diabetes and the medications being taken. Different types of diabetes and medications require different monitoring schedules to ensure blood sugar levels are properly managed. Therefore, it is true that how often one checks their blood sugar with a glucometer depends on these factors.

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  • 19. 

    Everyone needs to test their blood sugar once per day.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    Testing blood sugar levels once per day is not a universal requirement for everyone. The frequency of blood sugar testing depends on various factors such as the individual's medical condition, type of diabetes, medication, lifestyle, and overall health. Some individuals may need to test their blood sugar multiple times a day, while others may only need to test it occasionally or as recommended by their healthcare provider. Therefore, the statement that everyone needs to test their blood sugar once per day is false.

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  • 20. 

    You should not drink alcohol on an empty stomach.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach can have negative effects on the body. When consumed without food, alcohol is absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream, leading to a higher concentration and faster intoxication. This can result in a variety of health risks, such as liver damage, impaired judgment, and increased vulnerability to alcohol poisoning. Additionally, having a meal before drinking alcohol can help slow down its absorption, providing a buffer and reducing the likelihood of experiencing adverse effects. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol on an empty stomach.

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  • 21. 

    Diabetes puts you at a higher risk for cavities and gum disease.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    Diabetes can increase the risk of developing cavities and gum disease. High blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes can lead to dry mouth, which reduces saliva production and increases the risk of tooth decay. Additionally, diabetes weakens the body's ability to fight off infections, making individuals more susceptible to gum disease. Therefore, it is true that diabetes puts you at a higher risk for cavities and gum disease.

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