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The Ultimate Diabetes Health Complications Quiz
by Staff
Diabetes puts you at risk for a whole host of health complications, especially if your blood glucose levels are not well managed. From vision problems to impotence, diabetes affects almost every part of the body. Take this quiz and learn about some of the health complications related to diabetes.

In the United States, how many people are affected by diabetes-related blindness each year?

  • under 6,000 people
  • 6,000 to 12,000 people
  • 12,000 to 24,000 people

Damage to the nerves as a result of diabetes complications leads to:

  • decreased blood flow and sensation in the feet
  • digestive problems
  • both of the above

Ketoacidosis occurs when:

  • blood glucose levels get too low
  • blood glucose levels get too high
  • insulin levels get too high

What is nephropathy?

  • pancreatic disease
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease

Diabetes symptoms can mimic symptoms of:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • schizophrenia

Diabetic neuropathy can cause:

  • erectile dysfunction
  • breathing problems
  • hearing problems

What is the best treatment available for erectile dysfunction due to diabetic neuropathy?

  • penile medication injections
  • vacuum pumps
  • sildenafil¬†

Erectile dysfunction due to diabetic neuropathy is more common in:

  • older males
  • men who don't control their blood glucose levels
  • both of the above

What is an early sign of nerve damage due to diabetes?

  • decreased sensation of the extremities
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • either of the above

Symptoms related to nerve damage of the autonomic nervous system include:

  • decreased sensation and skin discoloration
  • dizziness, vomiting and constipation
  • both of the above

What is adhesive capsulitis?

  • frozen shoulder
  • frozen neck
  • frozen back

Why does diabetes place you at risk of developing frozen shoulder?

  • abnormal deposits of collagen in the shoulder
  • lack of glucose in the muscles of the shoulder
  • both of the above

What percentage of people with diabetes are affected by frozen shoulder?

  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 30 percent

Besides diabetes, what are the other risk factors of frozen shoulder?

  • gender and age
  • smoking and age
  • high blood pressure and smoking

How long does frozen shoulder typically last if left untreated?

  • two months
  • four months
  • eight months

What is the method of treatment for frozen shoulder in the first stage?

  • pain relief
  • shoulder exercises
  • both of the above

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome occurs more frequently in:

  • women
  • men
  • older people

What is an early symptom of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome?

  • excessive urination
  • constipation
  • diarrhea

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome can lead to:

  • severe diarrhea
  • severe dehydration
  • both of the above

Signs of hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome include:

  • blood glucose levels over 600 mg/dL and extreme thirst
  • dry skin that does not sweat and high fever
  • both of the above