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Quiz: Do You Understand Insulin?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

There are two ways to take insulin: by a syringe or injection pen.

Explanation:
People with diabetes take insulin by a syringe, injection pen or insulin pump.
2

There is a type of insulin called intermediate-acting insulin.

Explanation:
Types of insulin to treat diabetes include rapid-acting insulin, short-acting insulin, intermediate-acting insulin and long-acting insulin.
3

Blood glucose monitoring is an important part of any diabetes management plan.

Explanation:
Blood glucose monitoring is an important part of any diabetes management plan. If you have diabetes, it’s important to check your blood sugar levels as prescribed by your doctor. This will determine if you have low or high blood sugar.
4

All people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes require insulin.

Explanation:
All people with type 1 diabetes and some with type 2 diabetes require insulin to regulate blood glucose (sugar) levels.
5

A flash glucose meter (FGM) requires you to prick your finger.

Explanation:
You’ll need to get a blood glucose meter from your pharmacist or diabetes educator and learn how to use it. A traditional blood glucose meter uses lancets to puncture your skin. A flash glucose meter (FGM) is a newer device that doesn’t require you to prick your finger. Some people use a sensor inserted under the skin, called a continuous glucose monitor (CGM).

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