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Diabetes Day Quiz

14 Novemember is celebrated as the World Diabetes day globally. Take this 5 minute quiz to know your understanding of the disease which affects almost 9% of India's population.Reasons why the reader should take the quiz. This is optional so you can delete this text and continue.

Who is at risk for becoming diabetic?

40 and above


Those with a family history of diabetes


Those with sitting jobs


All of the above


What causes diabetes?

High sugar intake


Inability of body to create/use insulin


Can diabetes be cured?





What are the symptoms of diabetes?

Blurred vision


Frequent urination


Numbness in hands/feet


All of the above


Which is the most accurate test for diabetes?

Blood sugar test


Glycated haemoglobin test


How can you control / delay diabetes?

Long sleeping hours


Eating more sugar


Daily exercise for 30 minutes

  • Pay attention to these symptoms of low blood sugar

    Low blood sugar can be a dangerous condition. People with diabetes often suffer low blood sugar that can spring up even when you are managing your blood pressure on regular basis with a balance diet and a workout regimen.

  • Risk of Depression in Juvenile Diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) mainly occurs in adolescent. Children with Type 1 Diabetes are highly prone to depression.

  • Symptoms of Diabetes in Children

    Diabetes in children is usually Type 1 diabetes and occurs due to absolute insulin deficiency. It occurs suddenly with severe symptoms like polyuria, thirst, weight loss. Nowadays Type 2 diabetes has also been observed in children after routine checkups.

  • Managing Pre-Diabetes

    Blood sugar values for a diabetic person can be divided in three categories — when fasting sugar value is less than 100, this indicates that the person does not have diabetes.

  • Health Risks Associated with Diabetes

    While treating any diabetic patient, what the doctor makes sure is that, the treatment should be done in a way that does not create any problem in the future.

  • Relationship Between Obesity and Diabetes

    Diabetes is related to obesity in terms of its increment with time, both quantitatively and qualitatively. The fat in the abdominal part of the body produces hormones and fatty acids, which in turn makes insulin to resist, resulting in diabetes.

  • Dietary Changes for Diabetics

    No special diet is suggested or recommended in diabetes; one just needs to develop balanced eating habits. However, your food chart should avoid meals having high amount of saturated fatty acids and salts to prevent the heart disease.

  • Effect of Diabetes on Pregnancy

    Diabetes in pregnant women can happen because of two reasons. One can be that she had diabetes form before or that she develops the condition during the term of her pregnancy.

  • Lifestyle modifications for diabetics

    What could be the lifestyle modifications required for a diabetic? Dr. Beena Bansal, an expert from Medanta the Medicity , gives five essential modifications for a person suffering from diabetes. The required modifications could be achieved firstly, by having a good meal plan.

  • Advances in Treatment for Diabetes

    There have been several advances in the sphere of diabetes treatment and management owing to technologic improvemnets, drug manufacturing and awareness.

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