Diabetes Pre and Post Test Questions

Diabetes Pre and Post Test Questions by Lynn Greiger, RDN, CDE

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  1. Diabetes is a condition that is a result of:
    a. being overweight
    b. too much insulin
    c. not enough insulin or insulin isn’t working effectively
    d. eating too much sugar and drinking sweetened beverages
    e. eating fast foods and processed foods
    f.  I don’t know

2. Diabetes occurs due to problems in which organ?
a. intestines
b. stomach
c. pancreas
d. gallbladder
e. I don’t know

3. High blood sugar levels can cause:
a. increased thirst and urination
b. increased energy levels
c. weight gain
d. improved vision
e. I don’t know

4. Losing weight may have which benefits for people with diabetes?
a. help the body use insulin more effectively
b. lower blood sugar levels
c. decrease the risk of heart disease
d. All of the above
e. I don’t know

5. Healthy eating for people with diabetes means:
a. spacing meals and snacks evenly throughout the day
b. never eating snacks
c. eating only lean meat and vegetables
d. following a set meal plan
e. I don’t know

6. People with diabetes should NEVER eat or drink:
a. sweetened beverages like soda pop, sweetened iced tea, or juice drinks
b. any white-colored food
c. any type of fruit
d. pasta and rice
e. I don’t know

7. The nutrient that has the greatest effect on blood sugar levels is:
a. protein
b. carbohydrate
c. sugar
d. fat
e. salt
f. I don’t know

8. When grocery shopping, a person with diabetes should:
a. buy only special diabetic foods
b. buy only foods labeled ‘sugar-free’
c. avoid all foods that contain carbohydrate
d. read food labels to evaluate calorie, carbohydrate, and fat content of foods
e. I don’t know

9. Fiber is the part of food that:
a. causes blood sugar levels to rise higher
b. is incompletely digested and provides roughage
c. should be avoided by people with diabetes
d. can only be consumed in adequate amounts with supplements
e. I don’t know

10. Physical activity and exercise:
a. is never a good idea for people with diabetes
b. helps lower blood sugar levels
c. only counts when you exercise for at least 30 minutes at one time
d. has to hurt in order to be beneficial
e. I don’t know

Living With Diabetes:  Recently Diagnosed. American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/recently-diagnosed/
National Diabetes Education Program. I Have Diabetes. http://ndep.nih.gov/i-have-diabetes/index.aspx

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Weight Loss Pre Post Test

Weight Loss Pre/Post Test

  1. A healthy weight can help reduce the risk of developing or help control:
    a.  heart disease
    b. type 2 diabetes
    c. breathing problems
    d. some types of cancer
    e. all of the above
    f. I don’t know

2. BMI is a measure of weight in relationship to height, and stands for:
a. Biological Metric Integration
b. Basal Metabolic Index
c. Body Mass Index
d. I don’t know

3. You should be evaluated by your physician before starting a weight loss program if:
a. you have any health problems
b. you take any medication
c. you want to lose more than 15-20 pounds
e. you plan to follow a liquid diet that replaces all food for at least 1 month
f. all the above
g. I don’t know

4. A healthy weight loss plan:
a. recommends eating <1000 calories per day
b. contains a list of foods that you should never eat
c. promises quick results
d. incorporates gradual changes in food choices that last for a lifetime
e. I don’t know

5. The most effective weight loss plans:
a. recommend both increased physical activity and changes in food choices
b. focus only on changing food habits
c. require 2-3 hours of exercise each day
d. use supplements to promote weight loss
e. I don’t know

6. The most effective meal schedule for weight loss is:
a. skipping breakfast
b. avoiding all snacks
c. eating regularly scheduled meals and snacks throughout the day
d. consuming only meat and vegetables for dinner
e. I don’t know

7. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to:
a. consume 500-1000 fewer calories each day
b. eat less carbohydrate and more protein
c. eliminate sugar
d. follow a gluten-free diet
e. I don’t know

8. To monitor weight loss progress,  weigh yourself:
a. every time you eat
b. monthly
c. every morning
d. weekly
e. never
f. I don’t know

9. Which habit helps promote fullness after eating as well as weight loss?
a. eating slowly, taking at least 15-20 minutes to complete a meal
b. eating fruit only for breakfast
c. avoiding whole grains
d. using a juicer for all vegetables
e. I don’t know

10. In order to lose weight, you should:
a. never eat high-fat, high-sugar treats like candy or ice cream
b. eat only sugar-free versions of sweets
c. eat only fat-free versions of sweets
d. eat smaller amounts of sweets less often
e. I don’t know

11. A recommended and safe rate of weight loss is:
a. 5 pounds per week
b. 1-2 pounds per week
c. 3-5 pounds per week
d. I don’t know

By Lynn Grieger, RDN, CDE.


National Weight Control Registry. http://www.nwcr.ws/Research/default.htm

Aim for a Healthy Weight. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/index.htm

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