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The Ultimate Diabetes and Losing Weight Quiz
by Staff
Losing weight may simply be the most important thing you can do to help with diabetes management. Although losing weight is difficult and involves huge lifestyle changes, you may not actually have to lose as much weight as you think. Relatively small amounts of weight loss can drastically improve your blood glucose management. Take this quiz and learn how losing weight can improve your diabetes.

What may happen if you lose weight and have diabetes?

  • Your blood glucose will go down.
  • You will require less diabetes medication.
  • both of the above

What should you do if you want to lose weight and have diabetes?

  • Limit your caloric intake.
  • Subscribe to a diet plan.
  • Join a weight-loss program.

What psychological technique is effective for losing weight?

  • hypnosis
  • behavior modification
  • psychoanalysis

What percentage of weight loss is needed to show changes in insulin sensitivity?

  • 5 percent
  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent

What percentage of people with type 2 diabetes who have gastric bypass surgery experience complete diabetes remission?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent

What percentage of gastric bypass patients begin to gain weight 24 months after the surgery?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent

You should consider loosing weight to improve diabetes related health issues if your body mass index (BMI) is over:

  • 20
  • 22
  • 24

If you have diabetes, your food diet plan for losing weight should emphasize:

  • fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • meat, fish and vegetables
  • meat, fish and whole grains

Your exercise plan for losing weight should include:

  • reasonable limits
  • an exercise diary
  • both of the above

If you are 5 feet 5 inches tall (1.67m) and have a BMI of 27, how much weight should you lose for better diabetes management?

  • 8 pounds
  • 18 pounds
  • 28 pounds