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How Much Do You Really Know About Diabetes?

Take this quiz to see how knowledgeable you are about diabetes.

Quiz Questions

  • 1.
    What percentage of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes?
    • A.
      20%
    • B.
      10%
    • C.
      5%
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Only about five percent of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.
    • D.
      1%
  • 2.
    How many people per year in the United States receive a type 1 diabetes diagnosis?
    • A.
      20,000
    • B.
      40,000
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The ADA estimates that 40,000 people receive a type 1 diagnosis each year in the United States.
    • C.
      60,000
    • D.
      100,000
  • 3.
    In what year was insulin (treatment for diabetes) discovered?
    • A.
      1921
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: The discovery of insulin occurred in 1921 following the ideas of a Canadian orthopedic surgeon named Frederick G. Banting.
    • B.
      1920
    • C.
      1922
    • D.
      1925
  • 4.
    In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the ____ cells in the pancreas.
    • A.
      Red blood
    • B.
      White blood
    • C.
      Nerve
    • D.
      Beta
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Type 1 diabetes happens when your immune system destroys cells in your pancreas called beta cells. They're the ones that make insulin.
  • 5.
    What does NOT cause Type 2 diabetes?
    • A.
      Lifestyle habits
    • B.
      Genetics
    • C.
      Too much sugar
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Type 2 diabetes is not caused by sugar, but by genetics and lifestyle.
    • D.
      Obesity
  • 6.
    Which is a BIG sign of diabetes?
    • A.
      Fever
    • B.
      Yellowing of the skin
    • C.
      Nasal congestion
    • D.
      Rapid weight loss
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Symptoms of diabetes include: Thirst, Frequent urination, Rapid weight loss, Fatigue, Mood changes, and blurred vision.
  • 7.
    (True or False) If a type 1 diabetic is well controlled with diet, insulin is not needed
    • A.
      True
    • B.
      False
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: If a type 1 diabetic does not take insulin, they will die. A Type 2 diabetic on the other hand, can control their diabetes in most cases with diet and exercise.
  • 8.
    What does a diabetic have to pay close attention to in their diet?
    • A.
      Sugars
    • B.
      Calories
    • C.
      Carbohydrates
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: People with diabetes have to pay close attention to carbs and take the right amount of insulin to maintain good blood glucose levels.
    • D.
      Fiber
  • 9.
    What month is diabetes awareness month?
    • A.
      November
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: November is Diabetes Awareness Month. World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
    • B.
      September
    • C.
      May
    • D.
      August
  • 10.
    What age does someone normally get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes?
    • A.
      early 20's
    • B.
      younger than 10 years old
    • C.
      9-13 years old
    • D.
      Any age
      (Correct Answer)
      Explanation: Type 1 diabetes used to be called Juvenile Diabetes. But based on studies shown, Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age.

Quiz Outcomes

  • 1.
    0 to 2 correct:
    Result 1
    You may not know much about diabetes if anything at all, but your determination shows! Maybe this test helped teach you a few things you didn't know.
  • 2.
    3 to 5 correct:
    Result 2
    You definitely have more to learn but the effort you put into testing yourself, really shows how much of a trooper you are!
  • 3.
    6 to 8 correct:
    Result 3
    You may not know everything about diabetes, but you're pretty knowledgeable and that's better than most!
  • 4.
    9 to 10 correct:
    Result 4
    You either have diabetes or love and support someone with it. Either way, you are knowledgeable and it shows!