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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. If your diabetes isn't under control, it can damage which of these organs?
3. What does insulin do?
4. Which is the greatest risk factor for type 2 diabetes?
5. Which of these groups is at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
6. Gestational diabetes happens only during pregnancy. Why?
7. How does gestational diabetes affect the baby?
8. How does exercise help people with diabetes?
Ask your physician about a referral to one of Valley Health's Diabetes Management Programs listed below. 

Hampshire Memorial Hospital
363 Sunrise Boulevard
Romney, WV 26757
(304) 822-2198

Page Memorial Hospital
200 Memorial Drive
Luray, VA 22835
(540) 843-4583

Shenandoah Memorial Hospital
759 S. Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664
(540) 459-1252 

War Memorial Hospital 
1 Healthy Way
Berkeley Springs, WV, 25411
(304) 258-6519

Warren Memorial Hospital
1000 N. Shenandoah Avenue
Front Royal, VA 22630
(540) 636-0318

Winchester Medical Center
333 W. Cork Street, 6th Floor
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 536-5108