What Do You Really Know About Diabetes?

Nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes and more than 7 million more have diabetes but don't realize it, according to the CDC. Yet diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Test your knowledge of this chronic disease by taking this multiple-choice quiz.

1. What percentage of all people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes?
2. Uncontrolled diabetes can damage which of these organs?
3. What does insulin do?
4. Which is the most significant risk factor for type 2 diabetes?
5. The population group with increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes is which of these?
6. Gestational diabetes occurs only during pregnancy. Why?
7. How does gestational diabetes affect the baby?
8. How does exercise benefit people with diabetes?