Test your Diabetes knowledge!


Just a few questions to jog your memory with all things diabetes. See how many you can get!

1. When was insulin first discovered and extracted for the use in diabetic patients?

  • 1880
  • 1923
  • 1946
  • 1825

2. What was the name of the first patient treated with insulin?

  • Thomas Smith
  • Leonard Thompson
  • Jonathan West
  • James Collip

3. Which year was World Diabetes day recognised by the United Nations?

  • 2007
  • 1995
  • 2000
  • 1997

4. I am an autoimmune disease I attack beta cells in the pancreas, not allowing my victim to produce insulin. What type of diabetes am I?

  • Type 1.5
  • Type 2
  • Type 1

5. Hypoglycaemia is a term used to refer to:

  • An increase in blood glucose level
  • A stable blood glucose level
  • A decrease in blood glucose level

6. What is diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) a result of?

  • Eating too many sugary foods which result in high blood glucose levels
  • A lack of insulin, fatty acids being burnt  and the production of ketones
  • Too much insulin in the body

7. How many people worldwide have Type 2 diabetes?

  • 600 million
  • 347 million
  • 2.5 million
  • 425 million

8. Which of these symptoms is not a symptom of untreated diabetes?

  • Fatigue
  • happiness
  • Frequent urination
  • Thirst

9. When was the first blood glucose meter invented ?

  • 1928
  • 1962
  • 1968
  • 1970

10. Think of one positive thing you’ve learnt from your diabetes and please share those positive thoughts with me.

I will post the answers later today.

Amina xx

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