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Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

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Quiz: Do You Understand Type 1 Diabetes?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Blurred vision can be a symptom of type 1 diabetes.

Explanation:
Type 1 diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, increased thirst, fatigue and blurred vision. Often, when people are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, they have lost weight, as much of the food they eat ends up in urine, not in their cells.
2

During visits with your primary care provider or endocrinologist, he or she will perform an A1C test.

Explanation:
During visits with your primary care provider or endocrinologist, he or she will perform an A1C test to measure the glucose (blood sugar) in your blood by checking hemoglobin. Your physician may also take blood or urine samples to assess kidney, liver and thyroid function.
3

Type 1 diabetes treatment includes temporary insulin therapy.

Explanation:
Type 1 diabetes treatment includes lifelong insulin therapy, diet and exercise changes and blood glucose monitoring.
4

All types of blood glucose monitoring involves pricking your finger.

Explanation:
You can determine if you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) by using a blood glucose meter or a newer method called flash glucose monitoring. Some people use a sensor inserted under the skin called a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), while others use flash glucose monitoring to get a blood glucose reading without sticking their finger.
5

Diabetes complications can affect your eyes.

Explanation:
It’s essential to see your healthcare team regularly, especially as type 1 diabetes complications can lead to serious problems with your heart, nerves, eyes, kidneys and blood vessels.