Know the Facts about Diabetes

The more you know about diabetes, the easier you’ll find it is to manage.
This True or False quiz can help anyone better understand this treatable disease.

1. A normal fasting blood glucose level is less than 100 mg/dl.:

2. A blood glucose reading of 126 mg/dl or higher after two consecutive blood tests indicates diabetes.:

3. Type 1 diabetes is preventable.:

4. Type 2 diabetes is often the result of lack of exercise and excess weight.:

5. Gestational diabetes is defined by high blood sugar levels during pregnancy.:

6. Type 1 diabetes only begins in childhood.:

7. Gestational diabetes always disappears after childbirth.:

8. Diabetes may also occur from other factors such as injury to or disease of the pancreas, medications (such as steroids), surgery, infections and malnutrition.:

9. Caucasians are more at risk for Type 1 diabetes than people from other ethnic groups.:

10. African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander are more at risk for Type 2 or gestational diabetes.: