Diabetes Risk Quiz!

 

Last week, you read a lot about diabetes as part of American Diabetes Month. Today, you can test your knowledge of diabetes with this quick, fun quiz. What are you waiting for? Try it now!

1) ____ is a chemical that turns glucose into energy.

  • Diabetes
  • Insulin
  • Pancreas
  • Fructose

2) True or false: People get high blood sugar when they can’t produce or process glucose.

3) Which of the following is NOT a symptom of diabetes?

  • Increased urination
  • Weight loss
  • Blood clots
  • Skin rashes

4) True or false: There is a cure for type II diabetes, but not for type I or gestational diabetes.

5) If you are obese, your chances of getting diabetes _____.

  • Decrease
  • Stay the same
  • Increase
  • Don’t matter

6) True or false: If your blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, you should be tested for diabetes.

7) If you want to decrease your risk of getting diabetes, you should be active ____.

  • Rarely
  • Every other day
  • When it is sunny
  • Every day

8) True or false: You should increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, and beans in order to decrease your risk of contracting diabetes.

Answers...

  1. Insulin
  2. True
  3. Blood clots
  4. False
  5. Increase
  6. True
  7. Every day
  8. True

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