Class is in session! Quizzes are fun to take and help you learn what facts you know and what you might want to read up on! We hope you enjoy taking this 10 question diabetes fact quiz based on five of our most popular blogs.  The answers are found at the bottom of the page.  We are giving you a link to the blog that each question comes from so you can review the topics.  For those of you who like to keep track, each question is worth 10 points so this fun diabetes quiz is worth a total of 100 points. Good luck and enjoy! If you let us know, we are happy to write another quiz in the future.

diabetes quiz to test your knowledge of common issuesQuestions 1 and 2 are from: Do Coffee and Caffeine Help Manage Diabetes and Six Important Facts

Question 1:
According to the Mayo Clinic, how much caffeine is in 8 ounces (240mL) of generic brewed coffee?
A. 50-150 mg
B. 95-200 mg
C. 200-250 mg
D. 250-300 mg

Question 2:
Which facts are true about coffee and caffeine?
A. As little as 200 mg of caffeine may enhance a special type of memory called pattern separation
B. Increased caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption is associated with a decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
C. A small study on people with type 1 diabetes found that with unplanned exercise and when a person cannot reduce their insulin dose, caffeine may help reduce extra calories needed to treat hypoglycemia. A large scale study is needed to research this.
D. A and C only
E. All of the above

Questions 3 and 4 are from: Diabetes and Five Related Foot Problems

Question 3: Peripheral neuropathy is very common in people with diabetes. As many as 70 percent of people with diabetes suffer from this condition. What is the definition of peripheral neuropathy?
A. Nerve damage affecting vision and hearing
B. Nerve damage to the parts of the body that is away from the center. This includes feet and hands.
C. Nerve damage affecting the pancreas
D. Sharp pain in the body below the heart. This includes the abdomen and digestive tract.

Question 4: Foot calluses are a hard layer of skin that are usually formed on the bottom, the forefoot or heel. How should you treat calluses? Only one answer is appropriate.
A. Do not treat them yourself. Go to your healthcare provider. If they are not treated they may get infected or become ulcerated.
B. Stay off your feet for a few days.
C. Soak your foot in water and remove the callus very carefully
D. They are no problem. They actually protect your feet.

Questions 5 and 6 are from: Vision and Diabetes Part 3-What is Diabetic Retinopathy and 9 Related Questions

Question 5: What are risk factors for diabetic retinopathy?
A. Longer duration of diabetes
B. High hemoglobin A1c values
C. Pregnancy
D. Poor blood pressure control
E. Increased total serum cholesterol
F. All answers are correct
G. Answers A,B and D

Question 6:
What are some of the treatment for diabetic retinopathy and macular edema?
A. Laser treatments
B. Injections of medications in the eye
C. Surgery
D. All of the above

Questions 7 and 8 are from: Metformin: All you Need to Know about This Type 2 Diabetes Drug. 

Question 7: According the 2013 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes published by the American Diabetes Association, what is the preferred pharmacological agent for most people with type 2 diabetes?
A. Metformin
B. Insulin
C. Glipizide
D. Dapagliflozin

Question 8: What are some of the benefits and possible benefits of taking Metformin?
A. Possible benefit of preventing cancer
B. Benefit of helping to lower triglyceride level
C. Benefit of lowering blood cholesterol levels
D. Potential benefit of slowing the aging process
E. Answers A,B,C and D
F. Answers A,B and C

Questions 9 and 10 are from: 7 Important Numbers People with Diabetes Need to Know

Question 9: When having hemoglobin A1c tested what numbers are recommended by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to diagnose diabetes?
A. Normal values for A1c are less or equal to 5.4 percent
B. Pre-Diabetes is diagnosed at A1c values of 5.5-6.4 percent
C. Diabetes is diagnosed at A1c values of 6.5 percent or higher
D. All answers are correct
E. All answers are incorrect 

Question 10: What does the American Diabetes Association recommend as target blood glucose values for most non-pregnant adults taken before a meal (pre-prandial)?
A. There are no recommended target values
B. 100-150 mg/dl
C. 70-130 mg/dl
D. 90-120 mg/dl

The answers to the questions are listed below. Feel free to go to the links provided to refresh yourself with the articles mentioned in this article. We suggest you look around to learn more about taking good care of your diabetes. If there are topics you would like to learn about please tell us!


  • Question 1: (B) 95-200 mg
  • Question 2: (E) all of the above
  • Question 3: (B) Nerve damage to the parts of the body that is away from the center. This includes feet and hands.
  • Question 4: (A) Do not treat them yourself. Go to your healthcare provider. If they are not treated they may get infected or become ulcerated.
  • Question 5: (F) Answers A,B,C,D,E
  • Question 6: (D) All of the above
  • Question 7: (A) Metformin
  • Question 8: (E) Answers A,B,C,D
  • Question 9: (D) Answers A,B,C are correct
  • Question 10: (C) 70-130 mg/dl