How Much Do You Know About Diabetes? [Level 1 – Easy]

Test your diabetes knowledge!


We like to believe that our articles help people with diabetes to better manage the disease and to educate those without diabetes on the matter. Of course, we’re not expecting our fans to become experts on the matter (we’re learning every day too!).

Today’s article is going to be a little bit different. I thought it would be fun to test your knowledge on diabetes, starting with Level 1 – Easy. This quiz will help you to assess your understanding on diabetes and us to improve our writing skills. You see, we sometimes assume that everyone knows about XYZ and tend to briefly skim through it, only to realize that it isn’t common knowledge.

Are you ready?

Let’s start!

Note: Answers are given at the end of this article.

#1. What are the effects of insulin and glucagon on blood sugar levels?

(A) Increase; decrease
(B) Decrease; increase
(C) Both have no effect on the blood sugar levels
(D) Both keep the blood sugar levels stable

#2. Which of the following statement is false about diabetes?

(A) Animals can have diabetes.
(B) Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes.
(C) Diabetes is a common, harmless chronic disease.
(D) Diabetes is the main reason for non-traumatic lower limb amputation.

#3. Which food has the most impact on blood glucose levels?

(A) Fruit
(B) Meat
(C) Non-starchy vegetables
(D) None of the above items influence the glycemia

#4. True or false. Better blood sugar management starts by cutting out all the carbohydrates from the diet.

(A) True
(B) False

#5. True or false. If you are obese or overweight, you will have diabetes.

(A) True
(B) False

Answers: (1) B; (2) C; (3) A; (4) B; (5) B 

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