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Understand diabetes and how your body uses insulin to handle glucose. You'll also find information about the impact of diabetes on other systems in the body.

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The Ultimate Diabetes and the Heart Quiz

One of the most important organs in the body, the heart can be negatively affected by diabetes and health complications related to diabetes, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels. It is vital that you protect your heart, especially if you have diabetes. Take this quiz and learn how diabetes affects heart health.


The Ultimate Diabetes Risk Factors Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes Risk Factors Quiz

Diabetes risk factors include genetics, obesity, and high cholesterol, to name a few. Take this quiz and learn about the risk factors of diabetes. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes Health Complications Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes Health Complications Quiz

Diabetes puts you at risk for various health complications, such as vision problems. Take this quiz and learn about diabetes related health complications. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes Insulin Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes Insulin Quiz

Many people with diabetes require insulin shots to regulate their blood glucose levels. Take this quiz and learn about diabetes and insulin. 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 monitor your blood glucose levels. Take this quiz and learn about diabetes and blood glucose. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes and Celiac Disease Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes and Celiac Disease Quiz

Diabetes and celiac disease are both chronic conditions that require strict dietary changes. Take this quiz and learn about diabetes and celiac disease. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes and Eye Disease Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes and Eye Disease Quiz

Eye disease, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, is common among people with diabetes. Take this quiz and learn about diabetes and eye disease. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes and Food Labels Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes and Food Labels Quiz

If you have diabetes it's important for you to understand food labels, also known as nutrition facts labels. Take this quiz and learn the importance of food labels when you have diabetes. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes and Hemochromatosis Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes and Hemochromatosis Quiz

Hemochromatosis mimics the symptoms of diabetes because it causes damage to the pancreas. Take this quiz and learn about diabetes and hemochromatosis. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes and Losing Weight Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes and Losing Weight Quiz

Losing weight can drastically improve your diabetes management. Take this quiz and learn how losing weight helps with diabetes. See more »

The Ultimate Diabetes and Race Statistics Quiz

 The Ultimate Diabetes and Race Statistics Quiz

Diabetes afflicts people of all races and ethnicities. Take this quiz and learn about the statistics related to diabetes and race. See more »