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Quiz: Should you take supplements if you have diabetes?
by Staff
Supplements such as chromium, vitamin D and fish oil can help with managing diabetes. Along with diet, exercise and medication, supplements could be a helpful addition to your diabetes management plan. Take this quiz to learn which supplements are best for people with diabetes.

Which mineral is required for cell energy production?

  • magnesium
  • potassium
  • chromium

How does chromium help people with diabetes?

  • It increases insulin production.
  • It increases blood sugar levels.
  • It decreases blood sugar levels.

How does a chromium supplement help you maintain your diabetes diet plan?

  • It decreases sugar cravings.
  • It decreases binge eating episodes.
  • It lessens the effects of alcohol on your blood sugar.

Vitamin D helps _________.

  • improve bone density
  • relieve chronic pain
  • both of the above

How does a fish oil supplement improve your blood glucose management?

  • It helps with blood glucose control.
  • It increases insulin production.
  • It slows down digestion.

What is the important ingredient in fish oil?

  • omega-3 fatty acids
  • protein
  • lycopene

What are the health benefits of a CoQ10 supplement?

  • lowers blood pressure
  • stabilizes blood glucose levels
  • both of the above

What diabetes health complications can alpha-lipoic acid help alleviate?

  • tingling in the feet
  • skin irritation
  • eye pressure

What popular spice can help with diabetes management?

  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • paprika

Diabetes-related supplements are generally _______.

  • safe to take with diabetes medication and insulin
  • safe to take with insulin only
  • safe to take only with diabetes medication