Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes Presentation and Diagnosis

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD; Anne L. Peters, MD


December 20, 2022

Type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease of both insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion, is increasing worldwide. An estimated 536.6 million (10.5%) individuals ages 20-79 years were living with diabetes in 2021, and that figure is expected to rise to 783.2 million (12.2%) by 2045. Although type 2 diabetes can affect people at any age, it is most common in patients aged 45 years or older. Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes are essential for avoiding microvascular, macrovascular, and neuropathic complications and improving the morbidity and mortality associated with the disease.

How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes? Check your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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