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The Ultimate Diabetes and Stress Quiz
by Staff
Everyone lives with stress. Traffic, children, work and financial woes affect us all, in one way or another. Add a diagnosis of a chronic health condition such as diabetes to the table, and the stress may feel overwhelming at times. It is important, however, to keep your stress at bay, especially when you have diabetes. Take this quiz and find out why managing stress is so important.

Sources of stress are:

  • physical
  • psychological
  • both of the above

What happens to your body when it is under stress?

  • Glucose and fat are made available for cells.
  • Glucose and fat are removed from cells.
  • Your pancreas and liver are inhibited.

What happens when someone with diabetes is under stress?

  • Too much glucose and fat reach the cells.
  • Blood glucose levels drop significantly.
  • Glucose cannot reach the cells.

When under stress, the _____________ is initiated.

  • respond and act system
  • fight-or-flight response
  • anxiety and fear loop

How does stress negatively affect diabetes management?

  • People under stress tend not to take care of themselves.
  • People under stress may forget to monitor blood glucose.
  • both of the above

Glucose levels are elevated during times of stress in people with:

  • type 1 diabetes
  • type 2 diabetes
  • both of the above

Which stress reduction technique helps people with type 2 diabetes lower their blood glucose levels?

  • relaxation techniques
  • anti-anxiety medication
  • both of the above

How do you find out if stress impacts your blood glucose levels?

  • Keep a stress diary.
  • Perform a stress test.
  • both of the above

What type of relaxation exercise helps reduce stress?

  • deep breathing exercises
  • progressive relaxation therapy
  • both of the above

Besides relaxation exercises, how else can you reduce stress?

  • diabetes support groups
  • avoidance of stressful situations
  • both of the above