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Diabetes as a Social Disease: What is the Evidence?

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Vulnerable populations are subgroups of the larger population that, because of social, economic, political, geographic, structural and historical forces (oppression), are exposed to “greater risk or risks” and are thereby at a disadvantage with respect to their health and health care.

2. Public Health Literacy is the degree to which individuals and groups can obtain, process, understand, evaluate and act upon information needed to make public health decisions that benefit the community.

3. Diabetes now represents one in four US healthcare dollars.

4. Uncovering hidden strengths/resilience factors through the stories that people share is an important part assessment of patients. Resilience includes which of the following examples:

5. Cycles of food adequacy and inadequacy can wreak havoc on patients’ blood sugars. Compensatory strategies during food adequacy include avoidance of food waste and systematic overconsumption often resulting in hyperglycemia.

6. Compensatory strategies during food shortage include skipped meals and reduced caloric intake often resulting in hypoglycemia.

7. It’s important to focus on vulnerabilities because without an understanding of that you may develop treatment plans that quite frankly are inappropriate for patients. Common social vulnerabilities include which of the following examples: