The Ultimate Diabetes Management Plan Quiz
by Staff
Diabetes management is the most important component to living a healthy life with diabetes. It is also, however, the most difficult and complicated component of your diabetes care. It can take awhile to learn the ins and outs of blood glucose monitoring, insulin injections and lifestyle changes. Take this quiz and learn about how to achieve and maintain a successful diabetes management plan.

What is the most difficult component of a diabetes management plan?

  • Admitting your need to change and sticking to a plan.
  • Changing your eating habits.
  • Exercising regularly.

What can help you overcome the “readiness” stage of change?

  • a support system
  • fewer obstacles to change
  • both of the above

What can you do to facilitate your blood glucose monitoring schedule?

  • Set your alarm.
  • Stock up on supplies.
  • Seek support.

What skills are necessary for good diabetes management?

  • communication skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • both of the above

What is the fist step for successful problem-solving?

  • defining the problem
  • making a list of solutions
  • either of the above

Your diabetes management plan should be:

  • stable and consistent
  • dynamic and flexible
  • either of the above

Who should be your primary care provider for your diabetes?

  • an endocrinologist
  • a family physician
  • either of the above

What type of professionals should be included in your health care team?

  • doctor, nurse educator and dietician
  • doctor, nurse educator, dietician and psychologist
  • doctor, nurse educator, dietician, psychologist and exercise physiologist

When looking for diabetes health care professionals, look for the credentials “C.D.E.” What does C.D.E. stand for?

  • Care of Diabetes Education
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Credited Diabetes Examiner

What is the most important thing to consider when seeking a health care provider?

  • expertise
  • communication
  • thoroughness

What is the best way to educate yourself about diabetes?

  • Join diabetes associations and organizations.
  • Take books out from the library.
  • either of the above

What should you bring when traveling away from home if you have diabetes?

  • double the amount of insulin supplies
  • a Glugacon kit
  • both of the above

How can you get your family involved with your diabetes management plan?

  • Ask family members to attend diabetes education seminars with you.
  • Provide family members with reading materials.
  • both of the above

How can you encourage your friends to be part of your diabetes management plan?

  • Let your friends know what helps.
  • Encourage your friends to join you.
  • both of the above

What should your friends and family members know about diabetes management?

  • the signs of hypoglycemia
  • how to use a Glucagon kit
  • both of the above

What should you record in a diabetes management diary?

  • periods of activity, exercise and stress
  • foods and eating patterns
  • both of the above

What strategies lead to a successful diabetes diary?

  • Reviewing the results with a friend or family member.
  • Color coding your blood glucose numbers.
  • both of the above

Once you know your patterns of high or low blood glucose, what should you do?

  • Change your eating habits.
  • Change your exercise regimen.
  • both of the above

What should you do to ensure a safe road trip if you have diabetes?

  • Measure your blood glucose before a long drive.
  • Always carry a fast-acting sugar and a protein snack in the car.
  • both of the above

You should always carry your insulin tools and medication:

  • in your carry-on luggage
  • in your checked baggage, syringes are not allowed on planes
  • in either your carry-on or checked luggage, it doesn't matter