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What Do You Really Know About Diabetes?

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. And millions more have diabetes but don't know it, the CDC says. Yet diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. See how much you know about this long-term disease by taking this quiz.

1. What portion of people with diabetes has type 2 diabetes?
2. If your diabetes isn't under control, it can harm which body part?
3. What does insulin do?
4. Which of these makes it more likely for you to get type 2 diabetes?
5. Which of these groups is more likely to get 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 2015. Diabetes Care. American Diabetes Association. 2015;38(supp 1):1-32.
Publication Source: Vitality magazine/February 2001
Author: Floria, Barbara
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Online Source: Fast facts, American Diabetes Associationhttp://professional.diabetes.org/admin/UserFiles/0%20-%20Sean/Documents/Fast_Facts_3-2015.pdf <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: List of figure titles, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/factsheet14_figures.pdf <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Prevalence Estimates of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in the United States, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0415.htm <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: Am I at risk for type 2 diabetes? National Diabetes Information Clearinghousehttp://www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/riskfortype2/index.aspx <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
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: Step 1: Learn about diabetes, National Diabetes Education Programhttp://www.ndep.nih.gov/i-have-diabetes/LearnAboutDiabetes.aspx <a href="" target="_blank"></a>
Online Source: How many people are affected/at risk for diabetes, National Institute of Child Health and Human Developmenthttp://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/diabetes/conditioninfo/pages/risk.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: Brown, Kim, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Pierce-Smith, Daphne, RN, MSN, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 4/22/2015
Date Last Modified: 4/27/2015