The Ultimate Eating Out with Diabetes Quiz
by Staff
There's no need to resort to cooking all your meals if you have diabetes. You can still enjoy your favorite restaurant, and even your favorite fast-food restaurant. You just need to be a bit savvy about what to order. Take this quiz and learn how to eat out and still be healthy.

What alternatives do most restaurants offer for people with diabetes?

  • low-calorie sweeteners
  • reduced calorie salad dressings
  • both of the above

What should you ask your waitress when ordering?

  • Ask for heart healthy meal options.
  • Ask for calorie and fat information on menu options.
  • both of the above

How can you make a menu option healthier?

  • Ask for dressing on the side.
  • Ask for skinless chicken.
  • both of the above

What can you do if your favorite restaurant meal has no healthy alternatives?

  • Eat slowly.
  • Share the serving with a friend.
  • both of the above

Which of the following foods has a healthy alternative?

  • breaded fish
  • baked potato with all the trimmings
  • both of the above

What is important when eating out if you have diabetes?

  • Eat on time.
  • Eat with other people.
  • Eat at healthy restaurants.

What should you do if you have diabetes and your dinner meal is going to be late?

  • Eat your after-dinner snack.
  • Eat a fruit or starch.
  • either of the above

People with diabetes:

  • must avoid fast food at all costs
  • can eat fast food in moderation
  • can eat fast food whenever they want

What should you watch out for when ordering fast food?

  • fat
  • salt
  • both of the above

A typical fast-food meal has:

  • 500 calories
  • 750 calories
  • 1,000 calories

What should you avoid when buying a breakfast fast food meal?

  • muffins
  • bacon and sausage
  • both of the above

What are the long-term effects of a fast-food indulgence?

  • excess weight
  • excess blood fats
  • both of the above

What kind of meat should you order in a fast food restaurant as a healthy alternative?

  • lean roast beef
  • chicken wings
  • ham

Which of the following burger toppings adds unnecessary extra calories?

  • mustard
  • cheese
  • onions

Which of the following is a high-fat salad bar topping?

  • croutons
  • bacon bits
  • both of the above

What salad bar items should you limit if you are following a diabetes diet?

  • potato salad
  • chick pea salad
  • both of the above

What should you avoid eating in a Mexican fast food restaurant?

  • soft tacos
  • refried beans
  • salsa

What are healthy Mexican fast food options?

  • bean burritos and soft tacos
  • fajitas and non-fried products
  • both of the above

A taco salad:

  • is a healthy option
  • should be eaten in moderation
  • should be avoided at all costs

Which of the following is a healthy pizza fast food alternative?

  • thin crust pizza
  • pizza with vegetable toppings
  • both of the above