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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention - Leading the effort to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives


Carbohydrate Counting: Basic to Advanced

Quiz for CE Credit

This quiz consists of multiple choice questions with one correct answer.
Please select one answer for each question, then click the Submit Answers button at the end of the quiz.
1. An example of food containing 30 g. carbohydrate or 2 carb choices is:




2. This list of foods are examples of foods with carbohydrate:




3. General guidelines for carbohydrate intake for meals for women to maintain weight are:




4. Meal planning resources for promoting healthy eating in newly diagnosed individuals with type 2 diabetes are:




5. Clinical trials/outcome studies of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) have reported decreases in A1C at 3-6 months ranging from:




6. Using the Quick and Easy Method (# g carb divided by # units bolus insulin = ___ g carb/1 unit insulin or carb:insulin ratio), what is the carb:insulin ration for this patient? Patient usually eats 70 g carb for dinner and takes 7 units of insulin.




7. A patient’s post-prandial BG is 220 mg/dL, her target is 160 mg/dL, and her usual carb:insulin ratio is 15:1. How should she adjust her premeal fast-acting insulin dose to lower her post-prandial BG?




8. The insulin correction factor is used to adjust the amount of insulin a patient needs when their premeal BG is high. You need the following information to calculate the amount of insulin needed to correct a high premeal BG.





9. According to NHANES, DCCT, and Look AHEAD, the average percentage of calories from carbohydrates for people with diabetes is:




10. The best meal planning approach for a person with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy is:




11. The American Diabetes Association Standards of Care (2013) recommends that individuals who have prediabetes or diabetes should receive:





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