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Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge

If you have diabetes, taking steps right away to control it will help you prevent more health problems later. This quiz will help you see how well you know the facts.

1. Diabetes happens because of 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 doesn't work right in a person who has type 1 diabetes. Which gland or organ is it?
4. Why is insulin important for your body to use blood sugar?
5. Keeping your diabetes under control early on will help you prevent more health problems later. People with diabetes are at higher risk for which of these?
6. Why are a healthy diet and regular exercise so important if you have diabetes?
7. Type 1 diabetes happens when your cells that make insulin (beta cells) in the pancreas are destroyed. What destroys them?
8. High blood pressure can be a side effect of some medicines. Which of these can raise blood sugar?
9. Which ethnic groups are most likely to develop type 2 diabetes?
Online Medical Reviewer: Hanrahan, John, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Hurd, Robert, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Turley, Raymond Kent, BSN, MSN, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 12/1/2018