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It’s test Time!


I remember when I was in high school, every few days we would get the itch, that feeling that one of our teachers would walk in and say, “Get your test books out today.” Well, guess what folks? Today is TEST DAY!{{more}}

In anticipation of going into some details about insulin during the next few weeks, let’s see how much you remember from our past weeks, or from your own readings and investigation (I have some glee now, this must be how my teachers felt…).
1) Where is insulin produced in our bodies?

a) Lungs
b) Intestines
c) pancreas
d) Liver

2) Do humans need insulin to live?

a) Yes
b) No

3) Do we make the same amount of insulin all day?

a) Yes
b) No

4) Pick the correct response:

a) All people with diabetes eventually need to start on insulin injections
b) Some people with diabetes can start insulin but stop using it later on.
c) Insulin makes you go blind
d) Insulin is only for children with diabetes.

5) If my doctor puts me on insulin, that is a bad sign and a guarantee my health will be much worse from now on.

a) True
b) False

6) Only people on insulin need to check their blood sugars regularly.

a) True
b) False

7) Pick the person in this list that does NOT have diabetes:

a) Singer Patti LaBelle
b) Olympic gold medalist swimmer Gary Hall
c) Movie star Halle Berry
d) Former Pakistan Cricket team captain Wasim Akram
e) None of the above

When you are done, check your answers and, as my Grandparents often said quoting the Bible, “think on these things.” We’ll continue on next week. Until then, stay healthy, Vincies!

Answers: 1)c 2)a 3)b 4)b 5)b 6)b 7)e

Anita Ramsetty, MD
Medical Director Endocrine Care Group
Tel: 843-798-4227