Type 2 Diabetes Facts

  • If you eat too much sugar over a long time, you may develop type 2 diabetes.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Being overweight makes it harder for your body to properly use insulin.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Which of the following health conditions does NOT put you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

     

    A. Having diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

     

    B. Having three or more risk factors for heart disease and diabetes (metabolic syndrome)

     

    C. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

     

    D. Asthma

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  • You can have diabetes for years and not know it.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • What are early symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

     

    A. No symptoms at all

     

    B. Bladder, kidney, or skin infections that are more frequent or heal slowly

     

    C. Fatigue

     

    D. Hunger, increased thirst

     

    E. Needing to urinate a lot

     

    F. All of the above

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  • If you have a blood sugar level higher than ____ , your doctor may test you for diabetes.

     

    A. 100 mg/dL

     

    B. 200 mg/dL

     

    C. 400mg/dL

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  • What health care problems are caused by diabetes?

     

    A. Eye problems

     

    B. Skin and foot infections

     

    C. High blood pressure and high cholesterol

     

    D. Nerve and kidney damage

     

    E. Digestive problems

     

    F. All of the above

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  • What are treatments for type 2 diabetes?

     

    A. Healthy diet and regular exercise

     

    B. Monitoring your blood glucose

     

    C. Diabetes medicines taken by mouth

     

    D. Insulin

     

    E. All of the above

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  • If you have type 2 diabetes, you will have to inject insulin.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Having diabetes increases your risk for heart disease.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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  • Some people with diabetes no longer need medicine if they lose weight and exercise.

     

    A. True

     

    B. False

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