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Quiz: Do You Understand Diabetes?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

You only need to check blood sugar levels if you have type 1 diabetes.

Explanation:
Blood glucose monitoring is an important part of any diabetes management plan. If you have diabetes, it’s important to check your blood sugar levels as prescribed by your doctor.
2

There is a link between depression and diabetes.

Explanation:
According to the CDC, people with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have depression than people without diabetes. Patients with diabetes may feel depressed due to the stress of managing a chronic health condition, having to miss work or activities for doctor's appointments or slipping into unhealthy eating habits.
3

Diabetes medication is not a part of type 1 diabetes treatment.

Explanation:
Type 1 diabetes treatment includes insulin, blood sugar monitoring, diet and exercise changes and diabetes medication.
4

Exercise increases blood glucose levels for better diabetes management.

Explanation:
Exercise lowers blood glucose levels for better diabetes management. This can boost the body's sensitivity to insulin and counter insulin resistance.
5

Diabetes complications can lead to kidney disease.

Explanation:
It’s essential to see your healthcare team regularly for diabetes monitoring, especially as diabetes complications can lead to diabetic retinopathy, kidney disease (nephropathy) and diabetic neuropathy.