Diabetics: Would Your Doctor Be Proud of Your Lifestyle Choices?

By: Zoe Samuel

Diabetics: Would Your Doctor Be Proud of Your Lifestyle Choices?
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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?
Twice a day
Once a day
Most days
Once a week

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Do you fear needles?
Nope
A little
Yes, but I grit my teeth and handle it
Yes

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Do you eat your five a day?
More than five
Yes
Most days
Five what?

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How do you take your coffee?
I don't drink coffee
Black
Milk, one sugar
Cream, two sugars

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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

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What's your meat intake?
I don't eat meat
I only eat white meat
I eat red meat once a week
I live on steak

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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
I chug a lot of OJ
I hate fruit. Ew.

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When did you last get an eye exam?
Within a year
Within two years
College
Never

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What's your cholesterol?
Exactly where it should be
A little raised
Very raised
No idea

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How do you see carbs?
As part of my balanced diet
I eat a little too much of them
I love them
Pursuit of carbs is my raison d'etre

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Are you carrying any extra weight?
Nope
Maybe 10lbs of baby weight, but no biggie
I could probably shed 20-25lbs
More than 30lbs

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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
I take a walk every day
I do not exercise

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How about strength training?
Four times a week
Twice a week
I don't do it, but I do cardio
I do only what I get out of lifting the remote

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And your flexibility?
I am a contortionist
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

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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
I have a fish

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How's your blood pressure?
120/70
135/85
140/90
I don't know

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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
What is a triglyceride?

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Do you get your eight hours a night?
Every night
Most nights
On weekends
Rarely

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When did you last have a blood test?
Within six months
Within a year
Within two years
Um... college maybe?

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How's your stress?
Under control. I meditate daily.
Mostly controlled
Not great
I am fizzy with anxiety

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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

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Do you control your portions?
Yes, I have those plates with portion sizes drawn on
Mostly
I know I should, but...
Don't tell me what do to, brah!

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Do you want that fried or grilled?
Steamed actually
Grilled
Fried
Deep fried

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What healthy steps do you take when flying?
Compression socks and healthy snacks
Compression socks
I try to get the bulkhead, otherwise none
I don't

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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
I should do that, huh

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Do you wear a diabetes bracelet?
Yep
Mostly
Sometimes
No

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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
You wouldn't

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How much alcohol do you drink?
I don't
Up to six units a week
Six to twelve units a week
More than twelve units a week

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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
I brush and floss
I brush

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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 try to watch out
I didn't know that was a thing

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