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1. What is the diagnosis for a person with fasting blood glucose - 105 mg/dL and 2-hour post prandial blood glucose - 157 mg/dL?


(b) Pre-diabetes

(c) Diabetes

(d) None of these

2. Which of the following is not a symptom of low blood glucose?

(a) Sweating

(b) Sudden hunger

(c) Increased frequency of urine

(d) Tremors

3. Fasting is allowed in diabetic patients on insulin treatment -

(a) True

(b) False

4. The best method to assess insulin production is -

(a) C-peptide

(b) Fasting insulin level

(c) Post meal insulin level

(d) Blood glucose

5. People with Diabetes and advanced heart disease require -

(a) Aggressive glucose control

(b) Moderately good glucose control

(c) No glucose control

(d) Only oral pills for Diabetes

6. Fibre in the diet helps control glucose by all except -

(a) Increasing bulk of stool

(b) Improving sensation of fullness

(c) Slowing down glucose absorption

(d) Causing insulin resistance

7. Which of the following is a symptom of Vitamin B12 deficiency?

(a) Memory loss

(b) Mental confusion

(c) Tingling in the feet

(d) All of these

8. During mid-life (middle age) the most important component of the diet to adjust is?

(a) Energy intake

(b) Carbohydrate intake

(c) Water intake

(d) Vitamin intake

9. A person suffering from hypertension should avoid...

(a) Magnesium

(b) Sodium

(c) Potassium

(d) Iodine

10. What type of fibre helps to lower cholesterol and blood sugar?

(a) Soluble fibre

(b) Insoluble fibre

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