The Ultimate Diabetes and Blood Glucose Quiz

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The Ultimate Diabetes and Blood Glucose Quiz
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About This Quiz

If you have diabetes and take insulin, you need to frequently and consistently monitor your blood glucose levels. This task may seem difficult and cumbersome in the beginning, but it will become as easy as brushing your teeth after some time. Take this quiz and learn about monitoring your blood glucose levels.
High blood sugar is called:
hyperglycemia
High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, can cause serious diabetes related health consequences if it is not managed and controlled.
hypoglycemia
chronic high blood glucose syndrome

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Monitoring and controlling your blood glucose levels can reduce diabetes health complications by:
20 percent
40 percent
60 percent
It's worth the time and investment. Diligent monitoring and controlling of your blood glucose lowers your chance of diabetes health complications by 60 percent!

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Why should you test your blood glucose levels several times a day?
To understand the relationship between food, activity and blood glucose.
To ensure that your blood glucose is well-controlled.
both of the above
It's important to test your blood glucose levels several times a day. This will help you learn the unique and individualistic relationship between food, activity, medication and your blood glucose levels. Slight changes in blood glucose can be more effectively controlled if you test your blood glucose levels frequently.

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What is considered a healthy blood glucose level if you have not eaten recently?
between 50 and 100 mg/dL
between 70 and 120 mg/dL
The typical range for healthy blood glucose levels is between 70 and 120 mg/dL. Keep in mind, however, if you are recently diagnosed with diabetes it may take some time for your blood glucose levels to reach this healthy range.
between 90 and 150 mg/dL

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How do you best keep your blood glucose levels within a healthy range?
Regularly and consistently take your medication.
Maintain a balance between medication and food.
Maintain a balance between medication, food and activity.
The diabetes trifecta is medication, food and activity. Create a fine balance between the food you eat, the activities and exercise you do and the medication you take to maintain blood glucose levels within the average range.

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What situations may affect your blood glucose levels?
travel
breastfeeding
both of the above
Maintaining your blood glucose levels within the average range may be fairly easy if your life is very consistent. Keep in mind, however, various life situations may affect your blood glucose levels, such as travel, breastfeeding and sickness.

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Besides your blood glucose levels, what else should you keep track of?
the food you eat
the medication you take
both of the above
It's best to keep a diabetes diary where you can keep track of your blood glucose levels, the food you eat, the exercise you do and the medication you take. This information can be informative for both you and your health care team.

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If you have type 1 diabetes, you should check your blood glucose levels:
once each day
twice a day
three to four times a day
Standard practice is that people with type 1 diabetes check their blood glucose three or four times a day. Consult your doctor, however, as your specific circumstances may dictate that you check your blood glucose more often.

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Besides the standard blood glucose checks, when else should you check your blood glucose levels?
when lifting heavy things
when driving
both of the above
There are several circumstances that lead to lower blood glucose levels, such as lifting heavy things or exercising, so check your readings before, during and after these activities. You should also check your blood glucose when driving, since low blood glucose levels can lead to car accidents.

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What should be your target blood glucose level after a meal?
less than 180 mg/dL
Your blood glucose level peaks after eating a meal. Aim for a blood glucose level under 180 mg/dL one to two hours after a meal.
less than 190 mg/dL
less than 200 mg/dL

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