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What Do You Really Know About Diabetes?

Nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and more than 7 million more have diabetes but don't realize it, according to the CDC. Yet diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. Test your knowledge of this chronic disease by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

1. What percentage of all people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes?
2. If your diabetes isn't under control, it can damage which of these organs?
3. What does insulin do?
4. Which is the greatest risk factor for type 2 diabetes?
5. Which of these groups is at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
6. Gestational diabetes happens only during pregnancy. Why?
7. How does gestational diabetes affect the baby?
8. How does exercise help people with diabetes?
Publication Source: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2013. American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2013; 36:s11-s66.
Publication Source: Vitality magazine/February 2001
Author: Floria, Barbara
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Online Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 2011http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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Online Source: What is gestational diabetes? American Diabetes Associationhttp://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/gestational/what-is-gestational-diabetes.html <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: National Diabetes Education Program. Step 1: Learn About Diabeteshttp://www.ndep.nih.gov/i-have-diabetes/LearnAboutDiabetes.aspx <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: National Institute of child Health and Human Development. Diabetes Overviewhttp://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/diabetes/Pages/default.aspx <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Grantham, Paula, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Date Last Reviewed: 2/5/2014
Date Last Modified: 2/17/2014