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Diabetes Type 1
Patient Care for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. Which description does the clinician use to explain type 1 diabetes (T1DM) to a patient who was recently diagnosed with the disease?

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2. When discussing the impact of diabetes, the clinician is aware that:

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3. Which is an accurate statement regarding risk factors for type 1 diabetes (T1DM)?

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4. Which person is at highest risk for developing T1DM?

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5. Which is an incorrect statement regarding signs/symptoms in patients with type 1 diabetes?

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6. Which glucose test is considered a long-term assessment of blood glucose control?

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7. What A1C level indicates a possible diagnosis of diabetes when confirmed by a repeat test?

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8. To differentiate between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, the clinician orders which test in a patient who was recently diagnosed with diabetes?

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9. Which is not one of the core elements of the Chronic Care Model recommended by the American Diabetes Association for improving the quality of diabetes care?

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10. When teaching children about their type 1 diabetes, the clinician:

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11. When teaching patients about dietary planning, the clinician explains that:

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12. Which is a correct statement regarding continuous blood glucose monitoring (CGM)?

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13. When educating the patient with type 1 diabetes regarding insulin administration, the clinician explains that:

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14. For a diabetes patient who arrives to the emergency department in ketoacidosis and who needs to receive insulin intravenously, which type of insulin is administered?

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15. Which type of insulin is prescribed for a patient who requires an insulin with an onset of between 1 and 2 hours and a peak effect of 4 to 12 hours?

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16. When educating a male patient who is an athlete and newly diagnosed with T1DM, the clinician explains that it is essential not to exercise if ketones are present in his urine and his blood glucose levels are:

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17. Which symptom is not typically associated with hyperglycemia?

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18. A 14-year-old female adolescent with type 1 diabetes, who is hospitalized for more frequent hyperglycemic episodes, is diagnosed with diabetic ketoacidosis. During discharge teaching, the nurse notes that the patient reports sometimes skipping her insulin doses at home and the patient appears generally withdrawn and sad. The nurse suspects that the patient’s nonadherence to insulin therapy may be related to:

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19. Which is a primary acute complication of type 1 diabetes?

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20. Patients with type 1 diabetes who begin to experience symptoms of hypoglycemia are instructed to:

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21. When teaching patients and families about diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the clinician explains that:

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22. What target blood pressure range does the ADA recommend for a pregnant woman with diabetes and preexisting hypertension?

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23. When educating a patient following foot amputation due to diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the clinician explains that:

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24. Which is a correct statement regarding potential eye complications due to type 1 diabetes?

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25. A 10-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) for one year develops learning and cognitive problems in school. When his parents ask whether this could be caused by his T1DM, the clinician responds:


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