What Do You Know About Diabetes Medications And Insulin Therapy? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Diabetes Medications And Insulin Therapy? Diabetes is a condition that is brought about by one having too much sugar in the bloodstream and insulin is one of the most common medications given to those suffering from diabetes because it lowers the sugar count in the blood. This quiz will help you review what you know about medication and therapy one with diabetes goes through.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Taking medications is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Taking medications is important for improving health because medications are specifically designed to treat and manage various health conditions. They can help alleviate symptoms, control chronic diseases, prevent complications, and even save lives. Medications are prescribed by healthcare professionals based on individual needs and medical history, and when taken as directed, they can be highly effective in improving overall health and well-being. However, it is important to note that medications should always be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional and in conjunction with other healthy lifestyle habits such as proper nutrition and regular exercise.

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  • 2. 

    If you don’t feel any differently after taking a medication, it means it is not working.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that if a person doesn't feel any differently after taking a medication, it means the medication is not working. However, this is not always true. Some medications may not cause noticeable immediate effects but still be working in the body to address the underlying issue. Additionally, individual responses to medications can vary, and some people may not experience noticeable changes even if the medication is effective for them. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 3. 

    Which diabetes medications are less expensive?

    • A.

      Those medications on our formulary.

    • B.

      Generic drugs

    • C.

      Those with coupons

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options are less expensive for diabetes medications. Medications on the formulary are typically covered by insurance plans and have lower costs. Generic drugs are cheaper alternatives to brand-name medications. Medications with coupons offer discounts, making them more affordable. Therefore, all these options provide cost-effective choices for diabetes medications.

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  • 4. 

    The newer drugs for diabetes have advantages. These include:

    • A.

      Decrease blood pressure 

    • B.

      Positive effects on weight 

    • C.

      Protection against cardiovascular disease 

    • D.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. B and C
    Explanation
    The newer drugs for diabetes have advantages such as decreasing blood pressure and positive effects on weight. These benefits can help in managing the overall health of individuals with diabetes. Additionally, these drugs also offer protection against cardiovascular disease, which is a common complication associated with diabetes. Therefore, options B and C are correct as they list the advantages of the newer drugs for diabetes.

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  • 5. 

    Newer diabetes medications are more expensive

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Newer diabetes medications are more expensive" is false. This means that newer diabetes medications are not necessarily more expensive than older ones. It could be the case that some newer medications are more expensive, while others are not. Therefore, it cannot be generalized that all newer diabetes medications are more expensive.

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  • 6. 

    Why can’t insulin be taken as a pill?

    • A.

      It is not available in the US

    • B.

      Insulin is a hormone and can’t pass through the stomach without being broken down

    • C.

      Injections are more convenient

    Correct Answer
    B. Insulin is a hormone and can’t pass through the stomach without being broken down
    Explanation
    Insulin is a hormone that needs to be injected rather than taken as a pill because it cannot pass through the stomach without being broken down. The stomach contains digestive enzymes that would break down the insulin before it could be absorbed into the bloodstream. Therefore, injections are a more effective way to deliver insulin into the body.

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  • 7. 

    The main ways for insulin to reach the bloodstream are

    • A.

      Injection by syringe or pen 

    • B.

      Pencil 

    • C.

      Insulin pump 

    • D.

      A and C

    Correct Answer
    D. A and C
    Explanation
    Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. It is commonly used to treat diabetes. The main ways for insulin to reach the bloodstream are through injection by syringe or pen and through an insulin pump. Both methods involve delivering insulin directly into the bloodstream, allowing it to quickly and effectively regulate blood sugar levels. Therefore, the correct answer is A and C, which includes both injection by syringe or pen and insulin pump.

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  • 8. 

    Long-acting insulins like Lantus and Toujeo which take effect after 1 or 2 hours and last for between 24 and 48 hours.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because long-acting insulins like Lantus and Toujeo do not take effect after 1 or 2 hours. Instead, they have a slower onset of action and typically start working within 2-4 hours. These insulins are designed to provide a steady release of insulin over a longer duration, usually lasting for around 24 hours or more.

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  • 9. 

    Rapid-acting insulin last for a shorter time of 2 to 4 hours.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rapid-acting insulin is a type of insulin that is designed to start working quickly after injection and has a shorter duration of action compared to other types of insulin. It typically lasts for a period of 2 to 4 hours before its effects wear off. Therefore, the statement that rapid-acting insulin lasts for a shorter time of 2 to 4 hours is true.

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  • 10. 

    Glucagon is used to reverse blood sugar levels when they fall too low as a result of insulin treatment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Glucagon is a hormone that is used to increase blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels fall too low, such as in cases of hypoglycemia caused by excessive insulin treatment, glucagon can be administered to counteract the effects of insulin and raise blood sugar levels back to normal. Therefore, the statement that glucagon is used to reverse blood sugar levels when they fall too low as a result of insulin treatment is true.

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  • 11. 

    Lifestyle measures such as weight loss increased physical activity, healthier eating, stress reduction is the first line of defense against type 2 diabetes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that lifestyle measures such as weight loss, increased physical activity, healthier eating, and stress reduction are the initial and most effective ways to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes. These measures are known to have a significant impact on blood sugar control and overall health. Therefore, it is true that lifestyle changes are the first line of defense against type 2 diabetes.

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  • 12. 

    The first medicine prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes is usually metformin.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    A. A. True
    Explanation
    Metformin is commonly prescribed as the initial medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is an oral medication that helps to lower blood sugar levels by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver and increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Metformin is considered the first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes because it is effective, well-tolerated, and has a low risk of hypoglycemia. Other medications may be added to the treatment plan if metformin alone is not sufficient in controlling blood sugar levels.

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  • 13. 

    People with type 2 diabetes never need to take insulin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because while it is true that not all people with type 2 diabetes need to take insulin, some individuals with this condition do require insulin therapy. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance, which means that the body does not effectively use insulin. Initially, lifestyle changes, oral medications, or other injectable medications may be sufficient to manage blood sugar levels. However, as the disease progresses, some individuals may require insulin to effectively control their blood sugar levels and prevent complications.

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  • 14. 

    People with type 2 diabetes may need more than one medication to control blood sugar levels.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. In many cases, lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are not enough to effectively manage blood sugar levels. Therefore, people with type 2 diabetes may require multiple medications to help control their blood sugar levels. These medications may work in different ways to lower blood sugar, such as increasing insulin production or improving insulin sensitivity. The need for multiple medications is common in type 2 diabetes management to achieve optimal blood sugar control.

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  • 15. 

    If I have questions regarding my diabetes medications I can:

    • A.

      Check the internet

    • B.

      Call Manatee YourChoice pharmacist at 941-748-4501 x6406

    • C.

      Call Manatee YourChoice diabetes educator at 941-748-4501 x6410

    • D.

      Talk to my drugstore pharmacist

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This means that if someone has questions regarding their diabetes medications, they can check the internet, call the Manatee YourChoice pharmacist, call the Manatee YourChoice diabetes educator, or talk to their drugstore pharmacist. All of these options are available for individuals to seek information and clarification about their diabetes medications.

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