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Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge

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Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge

Early management and control of diabetes will help avoid complications that may arise later. This multiple-choice quiz, based on information from the American Diabetes Association, will help you with important answers now.

1. Diabetes mellitus results from which of these?
2. Two of the main types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. How many people with diabetes have type 2?
3. A certain gland or organ malfunctions in a person with diabetes. Which gland or organ is it?
4. Why is insulin critical in the chemistry of blood sugar?
5. Early management and control of diabetes will help avoid complications that may arise later. People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing which of these?
6. Why are controlled eating and exercise so important if you have diabetes?
7. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the insulin-producing cells called beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed. What destroys them?
8. A reversible diabetic condition can develop as a side effect of some drugs. Which of these can cause elevated blood sugar?
9. Which ethnic groups are most likely to develop type 2 diabetes?