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Diabetes Quiz
by Staff
Test your knowledge of diabetes by taking this 10-question quiz. You may be surprised at the answers.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with diabetes.

  • True
  • False

Eating too much sugar in the form of candy, soft drinks and other sugary treats can cause diabetes.

  • True
  • False

If you have type 2 diabetes, all you have to do is take a pill.

  • True
  • False

With Type 2 diabetes the pancreas stops making insulin.

  • True
  • False

Type 2 diabetes is more common among white Americans.

  • True
  • False

Type 1 diabetics require insulin shots to survive.

  • True
  • False

Diabetics are required to eat more food that non-diabetics in order to maintian their weight.

  • True
  • False

Blindness is a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes.

  • True
  • False

Extreme thrist and loss of appetite are symptoms of the onset of diabetes.

  • True
  • False

Type 1 diabetes is more common in white Americans.

  • True
  • False