Test Your Knowledge With Our Diabetes Quiz!
More than 29 million Americans live with diabetes, but the condition is still a mystery to many. Knowing about diabetes can help you to manage the condition, or if you don’t already have it, work to prevent developing it over time. But how much do you really know about diabetes? Take our quiz and find out!
People with type 1 diabetes have difficult with which of the following?
- Producing enough insulin
- Insulin resistance
- Hormone regulation
People with diabetes are twice as likely to develop which of the following conditions?
- Heart disease
The Greeks believed diabetes was caused by which of the following?
- Snake bites
- Tainted wine
- Eating too many starches
Recent research suggests that which disorder may actually be a type of diabetes?
There are several risks associated with gestational diabetes. Which of the following is NOT a risk associated with this condition?
- Premature delivery
- Jaundice in the newborn
- Multiple births
Which of the following NFL stars lives with diabetes?
- Jay Cutler
- Richard Sherman
- Philip Rivers
Which actor has been the face of diabetes awareness?
- Sean Connery
- Wilford Brimley
- Eric Roberts
In what year did Eli Lilly and Company begin commercial production of insulin?
Before the discovery of insulin, diabetics were often subjected to strict diets that limited the amount of calories one could consume. This diet was typically high in protein and low in what?
- Vitamin B
People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing which of the following?
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Male pattern baldness
- Heel spurs
Before the invention of glucose strips and other diagnostic tests, doctors had to rely on some strange ways of testing for diabetes. What was one way doctors checked for this disease?
- Tasting the patient's urine
- Using leeches to determine the patient's bleeding time
- Measuring the length of the patient's tongue
Gestational diabetes affects approximately what percentage of pregnancies annually?
- 5% of pregnancies
- 7% of pregnancies
- 12% of pregnancies
Insulin pumps help people to manage their insulin levels throughout the day. Though they were first used for people with Type 1 diabetes, people with Type 2 diabetes can also use them. What year was the insulin pump first introduced?
Diabetic retinopathy is a type of vision loss associated with diabetes. Which of the following is NOT a symptom of this condition?
- Blurred vision
- Improved nighttime vision
- Impaired ability to see colors properly
Diabetic neuropathy often affects the legs and feet, and it can include pain and numbness. It is a result what type of damage to the body?
- Nerve damage
- Heart damage
- Skeletal damage
Which of the following is NOT a typical way to treat pre-diabetes?
- Weight loss
- Insulin therapy
Approximately how many Americans have undiagnosed diabetes?
- 1 million
- 5 million
- 8 million
Which of the following is a non-medicinal way to help manage diabetes?
- Healthy, balanced diet
- All of the above
In 2010, doctors performed this many non-traumatic amputations on people with diagnosed diabetes:
The insulin used by diabetics today is created in a laboratory, but that hasn't always been the case. Where did insulin come from before the technology to create insulin was discovered?
- Cow pancreas
- Dog pancreas
- Sheep pancreas