Type 2 Diabetes Facts

  • If you eat too much sugar over a long time, you may develop type 2 diabetes.

    True

    False

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  • Being overweight makes it harder for your body to properly use insulin.

    True

    False

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  • Which of the following health conditions does NOT put you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

    Having diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

    Having three or more risk factors for heart disease and diabetes (metabolic syndrome)

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

    Asthma

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  • You can have diabetes for years and not know it.

    True

    False

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  • What are early symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

    No symptoms at all

    Bladder, kidney, or skin infections that are more frequent or heal slowly

    Fatigue

    Hunger, increased thirst

    Needing to urinate a lot

    All of the above

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  • If you have a blood sugar level higher than ____ , your doctor may test you for diabetes.

    100 mg/dL

    200 mg/dL

    400mg/dL

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  • What health care problems are caused by diabetes?

    Eye problems

    Skin and foot infections

    High blood pressure and high cholesterol

    Nerve and kidney damage

    Digestive problems

    All of the above

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  • What are treatments for type 2 diabetes?

    Healthy diet and regular exercise

    Monitoring your blood glucose

    Diabetes medicines taken by mouth

    Insulin

    All of the above

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  • If you have type 2 diabetes, you will have to inject insulin.

    True

    False

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  • Having diabetes increases your risk for heart disease.

    True

    False

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  • Some people with diabetes no longer need medicine if they lose weight and exercise.

    True

    False

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