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Quiz: What are the unique health concerns of elderly people with diabetes?

The prevalence of diabetes and its related health complications is staggering in the elderly population. If you are taking care of an elderly family member who has diabetes, he or she will have unique health concerns. Take this quiz to learn how the elderly with diabetes should be medically treated.

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  • Frightening Numbers: 1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes in Their Lifetime
    Frightening Numbers: 1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes in Their Lifetime

    The Centers For Disease Control makes no bones about the critical nature of this nation's diabetes epidemic. As the obesity epidemic gets more and more out of control, so too does the number of Type 2 diabetes cases in this country. See more »

  • Organic Pollutants and the Risk of Diabetes
    Organic Pollutants and the Risk of Diabetes

    New scientific studies show environmental toxins to be a more important factor than fat in the development of type 2 diabetes. Learn about the threatening link of organic pollutants to diabetes. See more »

  • Quiz: Can you drink alcohol if you have diabetes?
    Quiz: Can you drink alcohol if you have diabetes?

    Having a drink now and then may be perfectly acceptable if you have diabetes. As long as your diabetes is managed effectively and you have no other complicating health concerns, moderate alcohol consumption is safe. Take this quiz and learn about the relationship between diabetes and that cold beer we all love. See more »

  • Quiz: Can you eat sweets if you have diabetes?
    Quiz: Can you eat sweets if you have diabetes?

    People with diabetes want their just desserts! It's hard to follow a diet without the occasional chocolate bar or cookie, let alone some sweetener in your coffee. This is where low-calorie sweeteners come into play. Take this quiz to learn about how to sweeten up your meals while still eating healthfully if you have diabetes. See more »

  • Quiz: Should you take supplements if you have diabetes?
    Quiz: Should you take supplements if you have diabetes?

    Supplements such as chromium, vitamin D and fish oil can help with managing diabetes. Along with diet, exercise and medication, supplements could be a helpful addition to your diabetes management plan. Take this quiz to learn which supplements are best for people with diabetes. See more »

  • Quiz: What are the unique health concerns of elderly people with diabetes?
    Quiz: What are the unique health concerns of elderly people with diabetes?

    The prevalence of diabetes and its related health complications is staggering in the elderly population. If you are taking care of an elderly family member who has diabetes, he or she will have unique health concerns. Take this quiz to learn how the elderly with diabetes should be medically treated. See more »

  • Random Blood Glucose Test
    Random Blood Glucose Test

    If you suffer from diabetes, your doctor might order a random blood glucose test to check the progress of your diabetes. Learn more facts about diabetes, prevention, and treatment. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Blood Glucose Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Blood Glucose Quiz

    If you have diabetes and take insulin, you need to frequently and consistently monitor your blood glucose levels. This task may seem difficult and cumbersome in the beginning, but it will become as easy as brushing your teeth after some time. Take this quiz and learn about monitoring your blood glucose levels. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Celiac Disease Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Celiac Disease Quiz

    Celiac disease is a chronic condition that requires strict dietary changes. These dietary changes can affect your diabetes management. Take this quiz and learn how to manage two chronic conditions that both require changes to your diet. See more »

  • The Ultimate Diabetes and Eye Disease Quiz
    The Ultimate Diabetes and Eye Disease Quiz

    Eye disease is common among people with diabetes. Diabetes related eye disease can progress into serious and irreversible problems, even blindness, if left untreated. It is, therefore, essential that everyone with diabetes understands what they should do to prevent and treat eye disease. Take this quiz and learn how to protect your vision. See more »

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