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You knew this was coming, didn’t you? Come on, it’s been weeks since a test!

Before we move on to finish up our initial series on diabetes-related complications, I want you to think back and be sure some of this sank in to your memory. This test is an easy one, only True/False:{{more}}

1) Diabetes is a known direct cause of heart attacks and strokes. TRUE/FALSE

2) Damage to your kidneys and eyes can start even before your doctor diagnoses diabetes. TRUE/FALSE

3) If you have pre-diabetes there is no point to losing weight or eating healthy foods because you cannot reverse pre-diabetes to normal.

TRUE/FALSE

4) Heart attacks in people with diabetes, especially women, can sometimes feel like heartburn or upset stomach.

TRUE/FALSE.

5) I feel fine, so there really is no point to checking my blood sugars or keeping appointments with my doctor.

TRUE/FALSE

6) Blood sugar levels and blood pressure are the two most important aspects of preventing kidney failure. TRUE/FALSE.

7) Infections are just as easy to treat in people with diabetes as those without diabetes.

TRUE/FALSE

8)People with well-controlled diabetes have a good chance of never developing any eye, nerve or kidney complications. TRUE/FALSE

9) Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the industrialized world. TRUE/FALSE

10) Several island nations of the Caribbean have some of the highest rates in the world of amputations caused by diabetes. TRUE/FALSE

I hope you got these right. If not, I hope that they made you think.

Until next week. Stay safe and healthy, Vincies!

Answers:1)True 2)True 3)False 4)True 5)False 6)True 7)False 8)True 9)True 10)True

Anita Ramsetty, MD
endodocs@endocrinehelp.com
Medical Director Endocrine Care Group
www.endocrinehelp.com
Tel: 843-798-4227

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