DIABETES 101

Diabetes is a group of diseases in which defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both cause high blood sugar/glucose.  Diabetes can lead to premature death and a host of health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, dental disease, stroke, amputations, blindness and birth defects.  Take this quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about diabetes. 

Note: Special thanks to Learning Life intern, Kane Boynton, for conducting some of the research for this quiz, and drafting the questions and answers. 

1. Which of the following is not a symptom (i.e., a sign) of diabetes?

 
 
 
 
 

2. True or False? People with Type 2 diabetes are insulin-dependent (i.e., require insulin injections or pumps) and are more likely to be children or young adults.

 
 

3. True or False: Type 2 diabetes is far more common than Type 1 diabetes.

 
 

4. All of the following are risk factors for diabetes, except:

 
 
 
 
 

5. ___________ is not a treatment for diabetes.