Put your diabetes knowledge to the test. There's more at stake than whether you get all the answers right. What you learn might help you avoid this dangerous disease.
1. The most common form of diabetes is type 1, the kind that most commonly occurs in children and young people.
2. If you have diabetes, you always know it.
3. The incidence of diabetes in the United States is nearing epidemic proportions.
4. Excess sugar in the blood causes diabetes.
5. Type 2 diabetes can't be prevented through lifestyle changes alone.
6. Lifestyle changes are better than medication at preventing type 2 diabetes.
7. Once you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, nothing can keep it from getting worse.
8. Some of us have a higher risk of developing diabetes than others do.
9. If you do not have a family history of type 2 diabetes, you probably are not at risk.
10. It is easy to get a screening test for diabetes.