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Friday, August 29, 2014

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


Food Insecurity and Diabetes: What’s the Connection?

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. According to the 2012 Report to Congress “Addressing Child Hunger and Obesity in Indian Country”, AI/AN children:




2. For pregnant women, in a study by Dr. Laraia and colleagues, living in a food insecurity household was associated with these pregnancy complications:




3. Efforts to encourage AI/AN clients to improve their diets and to eat more nutritious foods presume that a wide variety of these foods are accessible to everyone.


4. Glycemic targets need to be individualized for:




5. It is recommended that health systems and clinicians:




6. Screening for food insecurity in a clinic setting:




7. Indigenous food policy councils are gaining momentum in AI/AN communities to address food sovereignty and food security.


8. Increasing by 125% the amount of food provided through emergency food assistance programs and food banks can solve food insecurity in the U.S.


9. Evidence indicates that high levels of stress due to the financial and emotional pressures of food insecurity, low-wage work, inadequate transportation, and poor housing, are factors that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity.


10. After adjusting for socioeconomic status, food insecure adults have the same relative risk of developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes as adults who have access to enough healthy foods.



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