Quiz on Diabetes
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Which of the following statements about diabetes is FALSE?1
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing dramatically. According to the CDC's (Center for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020 cases of diabetes have risen to an estimated 34.2 million.
Which of the following is NOT a sign you might be diabetic?2
All of the following are signs you maybe diabetic. While type 1 and type 2 diabetes can generate different physical symptoms, those afflicted with either type may experience these common occurrences: Frequent urination, Unquenchable thirst, Insatiable Thirst, Extreme Fatigue, Blurred Vision, Numbness in extremities, Darkening Skin, Yeast Infections, Weight Loss.
Which of the following images shows diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease caused by high blood sugar from diabetes?
While Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and is a leading cause of preventable blindness in American Adults4, it can be detected by your eye doctor during your annual eye exam. To learn more about other common eye conditions shown here, visit our eye condition simulator.
Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately what percentage of all cases of diabetes in adults?
Type 2 diabetes accounts for the overwhelming majority of cases diagnosed in adults. It develops gradually, beginning with insulin resistance and as the requirements for insulin increases, the pancreas becomes progressively less able to produce it.
Risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include all the following except:
While there are many risk factors that could lead to type 2 diabetes — include weight, inactivity, family history, race & ethnicity and age, environment is not one of them.
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1. "Diabetes Statistics". Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. https://www.diabetesresearch.org/diabetes-statistics#:~:text=Diabetes%20is%20increasing%20at%20an,to%20an%20estimated%2034.2%20million. 2020.
2. "What are Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms". Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. https://www.diabetesresearch.org/type-1-diabetes-symptoms? 2020.
3. "Diabetic Retinopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment". American Academy of Ophthalmology. https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-diabetic-retinopathy. Sept. 14, 2021.
4. "Diabetic Retinopathy Data and Statistics". National Eye Institute. https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/outreach-campaigns-and-resources/eye-health-data-and-statistics/diabetic-retinopathy-data-and-statistics#:~:text=Diabetic%20retinopathy%20is%20the%20most,may%20swell%20and%20leak%20fluid. Nov. 19, 2020.