Diabetes Symptoms Quiz
This diabetes symptoms quiz is designed to be a preliminary way to test your understanding of some common symptoms of diabetes. Please consult with your own physician if the outcome of the test quiz here appears to be affirmative.
Since diabetes is not less than the third leading cause of death in the United States, understanding its symptoms is important.
That’s because having elevated blood sugars is optional!
That’s correct: even if you are diabetic and have chronically elevated blood sugar levels, it’s possible today with the best kind of treatment to lower them and actually stop the physical deterioration!
The following diabetes symptoms quiz can only lists conditions that you might recognize yourself.
Symptoms: test yourself
If you have several of the symptoms listed on this diabetes symptoms quiz, please consider getting proper diagnostic tests by your physician or other licensed medical professional.
Again, the questions here on this quiz page are not definitive. Even having positive answers to several of them does not entail that you are diabetic.
However, if you do have positive answers to some of these questions, we encourage you to make an appointment with your physician for a definitive diabetes screening.
It’s possible to be diabetic and not notice that anything is wrong. You may have chronically elevated blood sugar levels and not notice anything different — for a while.
On the other hand, please don’t be complacent.
The good news, again, is that, even if you are diabetic, it is not necessary to let your health get worse.
Why are there so many signs and symptoms of diabetes?
It’s because diabetes is a breakdown of one of the body’s major autonomic [self-regulating] systems. Because it’s a major system, its breakdown cascades throughout the body.
Home test kit
Can I test for diabetes at home?
There are today accurate, inexpensive home testing kits available. Just buy one and follow the directions.
People who are not diabetic usually have a blood sugar that is about 85 to 85 milligrams per deciliter and few high or low swings. If your reading is above that, then you may be diabetic.
Can I lower blood sugar at home?
It’s possible. However, it’s best to do it under the supervision of a physician.
The best single tactic is immediately lower your daily intake of carbohydrates to 25 grams or less. Your physician can advise you on other dietary and exercise measures you can take. Again, with proper treatment, you can stop the deterioration caused by diabetes.
Web pages, related to this page, to help you further
Recommended books for this page
If you would like more in-depth reading, in addition to the diabetes symptoms quiz page, here are three excellent books that we recommend:
These books should be available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Lynda Frassetto MD — Paleolithic Diets and Diabetes Control