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- You can have a "little sugar" problem or borderline diabetes and still not have diabetes.
- It is best to test your blood sugar once every morning before breakfast.
- If you have Type II diabetes, once you start taking insulin you will be on it for the rest of your life.
- People with diabetes need to avoid eating carbohydrates/startches (like breads, pasta, potatoes).
- Diabetes can lead to heart disease.
- As long as you take your diabetes medication every day, you can still east candy, cookies, cakes.
- Exercise will help decrease blood sugars for up to 24 hours after the activity.
- Keeping blood sugars in tight control can decrease the long-term complications (blindness, kidney disease, etc.) of diabetes.
- If you have had diabetes education several years ago, you know all there is to know about taking care of yourself.
- You should have your glycoslated hemoglobin tested by your physician at least every six months.
To Determine Your Score
Give yourself one point for each correct answer. Compare your total with the table below:
(8-10 Points) Congratulations! You know a lot about diabetes treatment. The Diabetes Center can help you to keep up with new findings and resources.
(5-7 Points) You know some things about diabetes treatment but you should learn more. The Diabetes Center offers classes to help individuals with diabetes find the information they need to prevent complications.
(0-4 Points) Don' t give up. The Diabetes Center can help you find the answers you need to control diabetes and live a healthier life.
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