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Teen Diabetes Quiz

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See page 16 for the answers.

  1. Diabetes causes your:
    1. Blood glucose to be too low
    2. Blood glucose to be too high
    3. Body to stop making blood glucose
  2. Teens can have different types of diabetes.
    1. True
    2. False
  3. You can keep your blood glucose close to your target range if you:
    1. Make healthy food choices and are active every day
    2. Stay at a healthy weight
    3. Take your medicine if needed
    4. Check your blood glucose
    5. All of the above
  4. Foods that contain the following nutrients help keep your blood glucose close to your target range:
    1. Carbs
    2. Protein
    3. Fat
    4. All of the above
  5. Teens with diabetes can eat sugar, sweets, and desserts.
    1. True
    2. False
  6. Carbs that have a lot of fiber are:
    1. White bread and white rice
    2. Whole grain foods and fresh fruits and vegetables
    3. Sweetened fruit drinks
    4. Sweets and desserts
  7. If you have diabetes, you should:
    1. Get 60 minutes of physical activity every day
    2. Get 20 minutes of physical activity every week
    3. Limit your physical activity
    4. Try to reach 10,000 steps a day
    5. Both a and d
  8. You can make healthy food choices at school if you:
    1. Pack your lunch
    2. Hit the vending machine between classes
    3. Steer clear of fried foods
    4. Both a and c
    5. Skip lunch and eat when you get home
  9. If you are overweight, you can get to a healthy weight by:
    1. Going on a fad diet
    2. Cutting 1,000 calories a day
    3. Being more active, cutting calories, and eating smaller amounts of food
    4. Buying your own gym equipment
  10. A type of fat that can be healthy for your heart comes from:
    1. Chicken skin
    2. Whole milk
    3. Nuts and avocado
    4. Butter
  11. You can get enough physical activity by just:
    1. Watching TV and playing video games
    2. Going for a walk on the weekend
    3. Swimming at the beach in the summer
    4. Being active every day in a way you enjoy
  12. Teens with diabetes should not eat at fast food restaurants.
    1. True
    2. False
  13. Teens get type 2 diabetes because:
    1. They have certain genes
    2. They are overweight
    3. They have a family member who has diabetes
    4. They are American Indian, Alaska Native, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, or Pacific Islander
    5. All of the above
  14. If you get angry or feel sad about your diabetes, you can feel better if you:
    1. Keep your feelings inside
    2. Speak up and ask for help
    3. Blame yourself or your family
    4. Get in a fight with your friends
    5. All of the above

Source: National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

Winter 2008 Issue: Volume 3 Number 1 Page 15