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?
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
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.
Type 1 diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes) mainly occurs in adolescent. Children with Type 1 Diabetes are highly prone to depression.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There have been several advances in the sphere of diabetes treatment and management owing to technologic improvemnets, drug manufacturing and awareness.