How Much Do You Know About Insulin?

Allison Bush | March 30, 2012

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A typical daily insulin requirement for an adult with type 1 diabetes is _____.
  1. 0 0.2-0.4 units/kg
  2. 1 0.5-0.7 units/kg
  3. 0 0.8-1.0 units/kg
  4. 0 1.2-1.4 units/kg
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  1. A typical daily insulin requirement for an adult with type 1 diabetes is _____.

    Correct Answer: 0.5-0.7 units/kg

  2. In general, a rapid-acting insulin peaks within ____.

    Correct Answer: Peaks within 1 hour.

  3. Glargine is _____.

    Correct Answer: Basal insulin

  4. The American Diabetes Association definition of hypoglycemia is a blood level less than:

    Correct Answer: 70 mg/dl

  5. True or False: Diabetes cannot be managed with insulin treatment alone.

    Correct Answer: True

    Insulin helps regulate blood glucose levels, but there are several other factors, including diet and exercise, that contribute to healthy diabetes management.

  6. True or False: Everyone with type 2 diabetes needs supplemental insulin.

    Correct Answer: False

    While many people with type 2 diabetes may eventually need supplemental insulin, this is not the case initially.