Answers to the Diabetes Quiz

Here are the answers to the diabetes quiz published last week. Find out if your awareness of the disease is complete.

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1. B. The food you eat provides glucose which is needed for energy. However, too much glucose in your blood isn’t healthy.

2. A. In type 1 diabetes, the cells in the pancreas that make insulin are destroyed. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still makes some insulin but cells cannot use it very well.

3. E.

4. A. Desserts contain a lot of fat as well as sugar. If you choose to eat any of these sweet foods, just have a small amount at the end of a healthy meal. Talk to your dietitian about how you can include desserts into your meal plan.

5. B. Some carbohydrates are better than others. Fibre-rich carbohydrates such as whole grain foods and fresh fruits and vegetables are better than white bread and white rice, sweetened fruit drinks, and sugary desserts. If you eat too many carbohydrates at one time, your blood glucose may get too high.

6. E. Activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It energizes, and helps you focus at work. Start slowly. Do something that you like – riding a bike, some sport, or dancing or walking. Slowly work up to at least 60 minutes every day. Use a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps a day.

7. C. Some types of fats are better than others. A quarter cup of nuts or one slice of avocado is better than chicken skin, whole milk, and butter. Choose low-fat or nonfat milk. All fats have lots of calories, so limit the size of your portion.
8. D. Physical activity can make you feel better if you are in a bad mood or stressed out. It also helps your body use blood glucose for energy. You don’t have to play a sport or go to a gym. You can do something interesting like taking a walk or dancing with family members and friends instead of watching TV and playing video games.

9. B. You can, but only a limited quantity. Consult your dietitian.

10. E. Obesity, family genes, and race are all risk factors for diabetes.

Source: M.V.Hospital for Diabetes & Prof. M.Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre