Diabetics: Would Your Doctor Be Proud of Your Lifestyle Choices?
By: Zoe Samuel
About This Quiz
Diabetes is no joke, as anyone who has it - or anyone whose family member has it - knows all too well. Fortunately, good choices can help diabetics live healthy lives. Find out how your doctor would feel about yours!
How often do you check your blood sugar?
Do you fear needles?
Yes, but I grit my teeth and handle it
Do you eat your five a day?
How do you take your coffee?
What's a balanced meal to you?
One portion of meat, one of carbs, two of veg
Some meat, some potatoes, a veg
One that has slightly fewer fries than I wanted
One that fits on my plate
What's your meat intake?
I eat red meat once a week
Some diabetics avoid fruit due to the sugar content, but it can actually be great for you. Do you eat fruit?
In moderation as part of a balanced diet
I eat one fruit a day, plus my morning juice
When did you last get an eye exam?
What's your cholesterol?
Exactly where it should be
How do you see carbs?
As part of my balanced diet
I eat a little too much of them
Pursuit of carbs is my raison d'etre
Are you carrying any extra weight?
Maybe 10lbs of baby weight, but no biggie
I could probably shed 20-25lbs
Do you get your cardio?
I work out for an hour, four or more times a week
I work out for forty minutes, two or three times a week
How about strength training?
I don't do it, but I do cardio
I do only what I get out of lifting the remote
And your flexibility?
I can touch my toes every day
I can touch my toes on a good day
I go "click" whenever I reach past my knees. It's not a good click, either
Pets can help you maintain an active lifestyle. Do you own one?
I have a Lab and we run together daily
I have a Yorkie and I walk her every day
I have a cat I clean up after
How's your blood pressure?
What are your triglycerides up to?
They're nailing it. Or rather, I'm nailing them.
They're mostly under control
They win the battles but I'm winning the war
Do you get your eight hours a night?
When did you last have a blood test?
How's your stress?
Under control. I meditate daily.
Do you know which fats are good fats?
Monounsaturated fats like you find in almonds and avocados are my friends!
I have a pretty good idea
I know if it's golden brown, it's probably bad fat
I have no idea so it can't hurt me
Do you control your portions?
Yes, I have those plates with portion sizes drawn on
Don't tell me what do to, brah!
Do you want that fried or grilled?
What healthy steps do you take when flying?
Compression socks and healthy snacks
I try to get the bulkhead, otherwise none
Do you educate folks around you on what hypoglycemia looks like, and on what to do?
Friends, family, and colleagues are experts now
My family are up to speed
I put up a poster at work
Do you wear a diabetes bracelet?
If you were passed out, and I didn't know to check for your bracelet, how would I know you were diabetic?
It's noted in my phone under the ICE contacts and info, and on a card in my wallet
It's on a card in my wallet
You'd find my Epi-Pen in my bag
How much alcohol do you drink?
Six to twelve units a week
More than twelve units a week
Diabetes increases the odds of tooth problems. How's your dental care?
I brush, floss, and see a dentist every six months
I brush, floss, and see a dentist annually
Diabetes means you can be prone to infections. Do you take care of that?
Yes, I wear proper shoes, and disinfect any cuts I get
I wash any cuts with soap and water
I didn't know that was a thing
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