2.6 Summary


The prevalence of diabetes has reached epidemic levels. Globally, 387 million adults 20 to 79 years old were estimated to be living with diabetes in 2014, or 8.3% of the world population. The number of individuals at risk of developing diabetes is also on the rise – projections estimate that 592 million individuals will have diabetes by 2035, an increase of 55% in 22 years.

Test Module 2

1. True or False

2. If the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in the US today is 5.5 million, what is the projected increase in prevalence by the year 2050?

3. Risk factors that are associated with the development of type 2 diabetes include:

4. Besides diabetic retinopathy, what other eye disease is at increased risk in individuals with diabetes?

5. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing in the populations of:

6. Which of the following are not associated with metabolic syndrome?

7. In addition to type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome increases the risk of?

8. In infancy, dietary intake of cow’s milk or cereal proteins may reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes.

9. What is the most common cause of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy?

10. Which of the following diseases is not directly associated with a complication from diabetes?