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The Ultimate Diabetes Diet Quiz
by Staff
If you have diabetes, you should take your diet very seriously. A well-balanced and maintained diet can greatly impact your quality of life and overall health. Take charge of your diabetes and follow the recommended diabetes diet laid out by your health professional. You can also take this quiz and learn how to eat your way to health, even with diabetes.

What should be your daily caloric intake if you have type 1 diabetes?

  • 10 calories per pound of weight
  • 13 calories per pound of weight
  • 16 calories per pound of weight

How is your recommended daily caloric intake determined if you have type 2 diabetes?

  • by your height
  • by your goal weight
  • both of the above

What foods are turned into glucose in the body?

  • fruit and sugar
  • bread, milk and yogurt
  • both of the above

What percentage of your diet should include carbohydrates if you have diabetes?

  • 10 to 20 percent
  • 20 to 40 percent
  • 40 to 60 percent

What is a carbohydrate exchange?

  • a group of 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • a group of 30 grams of carbohydrates
  • a group of 45 grams of carbohydrates

What is sugar loading?

  • Eating too many carbohydrates in a short period of time.
  • Putting extra sugar in food when it's not needed.
  • Not eating enough sugar and going into hypoglycemic shock.

What tools are helpful if you are on a diabetes diet?

  • a scale and measuring cups
  • a carbohydrate exchange list
  • both of the above

What are free foods?

  • Foods that are cheap and good for people with diabetes.
  • Foods that have negligible carbohydrate exchanges.
  • Foods that have no caloric intake.

What is the opposite of free foods?

  • meat and fat
  • junk food
  • both of the above

How can you avoid splurging on high carbohydrate foods?

  • Eat plenty of low carbohydrate vegetables and free foods.
  • Just say “no” to that piece of cake.
  • Chew gum throughout the day.

Why should you eat steadily throughout the day?

  • to avoid feeling hungry
  • to avoid significant drops in your blood sugar
  • both of the above

Why should you keep a fruit bowl on your kitchen counter?

  • It reminds you that you need to eat healthily.
  • Fruit is more appealing if it's out in the open.
  • You are more likely to eat it if it's visible.

Why should you eat Asian or Mediterranean food?

  • They are traditionally low in sugar.
  • They are traditionally high in flavor.
  • both of the above

A diabetes diet should be high in:

  • fat
  • protein
  • fiber

A diabetes diet should be low in:

  • fat
  • sugar
  • both of the above

A diabetes diet should include a moderate level of:

  • carbohydrates
  • alcohol use
  • both of the above

How long should you wait between having a bagel and another high carbohydrate snack?

  • one hour
  • two hours
  • three hours

Why should you limit your fat intake if you have diabetes?

  • You are at risk for heart disease.
  • You may be overweight.
  • both of the above

What percentage of your diet should include fats if you have diabetes?

  • 5 to 10 percent
  • 10 to 25 percent
  • 25 to 35 percent

What food products contain monosaturated fat?

  • olive oil
  • canola oil
  • both of the above