A recent study found that there are more younger people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus in Singapore than other countries in Asia. According to the same study, as many as 3 in 10 people have diabetes before the age of 40 years.
Even though diabetes is a condition that’s been known to us since the days when the Egyptians wrote about a “thirsty disease” on papyrus, it’s not always a well-understood condition. What do you know about diabetes? Try this quiz!
True or False?
1. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body is unable to produce insulin.
2. Type 2 diabetes is more common than Type 1 diabetes.
3. Exercise helps insulin work better for those who have Type 2 diabetes.
4. The risk of developing heart disease for people with diabetes is the same as for those who don’t have diabetes.
5. About 1 in 10 people with diabetes will eventually develop kidney disease.
6. Blurred vision can be a sign of diabetes.
7. The only way for people with diabetes to control blood sugar levels is to take oral medications and/or have insulin injections.
8. Healing from cuts and sores can take longer for those with diabetes.
Find out the answers tomorrow for a healthy World Diabetes Day!