The questions for this quiz are in a variety of formats; true/false, multiple choice, short answer or essay style. No word count limit.
Literature is required to support short answer or essay style answer (not multiple-choice or true/false) and should be correctly acknowledged using in text referencing as per the Harvard referencing
Mr Brown is an anxious 64 year old man who presents to his General Practitioner (GP) complaining of polyuria, nocturia, polydipsia and lethargy over the past six months. Urinalysis revealed +++ glycosuria and his random blood glucose level was 13 mmol/L, confirming the diagnosis of diabetes.
Mr Brown has led a fairly sedentary life since his retirement as a bank manager four years ago. His GP suggests a trial of dietary modification and exercise, before considering commencement of medication for his diabetes.
Past Medical History:
Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia, Mild Left Cerebral Vascular Accident (no residual deficits)
What type of diabetes mellitus does Mr Brown have?
a. Secondary diabetes
b. Type 1 diabetes
c. Gestational diabetes
d. Type 2 diabetes
Estimate Mr Brown’s Body Mass Index (BMI)
Given the BMI you have calculated which term best describes Mr Brown’s weight?
b. Severely obese
c. Morbidly obese
e. Ideal BMI
g. Super obese
Identify four (4) factors of Mr Brown’s health and lifestyle that should be considered in relation to his diabetes. Provide a rationale for each factor you have identified.
Mr Brown’s GP refers him to a Dietitian and Diabetes Educator (DE). As there is a 4 week wait for the dietetic appointment, the Diabetes Educator explains the dietary guidelines to him. Identify four (4) important aspects that should be covered by the diabetes educator and briefly outline the content to be discussed for each aspect of the dietary guidelines you have selected.
The Diabetes Educator also emphasises the benefits of exercise in the management of diabetes to Mr Brown. Outline four (4) benefits of exercise for Mr Brown’s diabetes self management.