The Ultimate Diabetes and Blood Glucose Quiz
by Staff
If you have diabetes and take insulin, you need to frequently and consistently monitor your blood glucose levels. This task may seem difficult and cumbersome in the beginning, but it will become as easy as brushing your teeth after some time. Take this quiz and learn about monitoring your blood glucose levels.

High blood sugar is called:

  • hyperglycemia
  • hypoglycemia
  • chronic high blood glucose syndrome

Monitoring and controlling your blood glucose levels can reduce diabetes health complications by:

  • 20 percent
  • 40 percent
  • 60 percent

Why should you test your blood glucose levels several times a day?

  • To understand the relationship between food, activity and blood glucose.
  • To ensure that your blood glucose is well-controlled.
  • both of the above

What is considered a healthy blood glucose level if you have not eaten recently?

  • between 50 and 100 mg/dL
  • between 70 and 120 mg/dL
  • between 90 and 150 mg/dL

How do you best keep your blood glucose levels within a healthy range?

  • Regularly and consistently take your medication.
  • Maintain a balance between medication and food.
  • Maintain a balance between medication, food and activity.

What situations may affect your blood glucose levels?

  • travel
  • breastfeeding
  • both of the above

Besides your blood glucose levels, what else should you keep track of?

  • the food you eat
  • the medication you take
  • both of the above

If you have type 1 diabetes, you should check your blood glucose levels:

  • once each day
  • twice a day
  • three to four times a day

Besides the standard blood glucose checks, when else should you check your blood glucose levels?

  • when lifting heavy things
  • when driving
  • both of the above

What should be your target blood glucose level after a meal?

  • less than 180 mg/dL
  • less than 190 mg/dL
  • less than 200 mg/dL