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Diabetes risk factors

Dr. Laxminarayan

This is a medical cross-word, belonging to the category of what are known as serious games, the purpose of which is to educate rather than just amuse the player.

How much do you know about the risk for Diabetes – attempt this Crossword which tells you about some of the key factors that pose a risk of diabetes to an individual.

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1.He is more at risk for getting Diabetes, if both his grandparents are Diabetic
4.A form of type 2 diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes, that typically develops in people in their teens and 20s. About 1 to 5% of individuals get this type of Diabetes
6.This is the gold standard for referring to study contemporary research findings in Diabetes
7.If HbA1C is ----, and more than 6.5%, it is considered as diagnostic of diabetes
9.You plot your weight against ------ to check whether you are normal or overweight
11.This is an independent risk factor as well as an inherited factor, and is the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes. This also promotes insulin resistance through inactivation of gluconeogenesis
13.Taking this from the patient is the simplest way to help the doctor in understanding the patient's risk
14.The desk-bound style of living which adds to the risk of getting Diabetes
16.Examining this for abnormalities is an important measure of assessing the diabetic state of an individual
17.Management of this is one of the most important preventive measures, advised for people at higher risk of diabetes and those who are newly diagnosed with type 2, to help manage their diabetes
18.Changes in this component, which encodes the enzymes that speed up the breakdown of glucose may lead to MODY
19.This refers to the increased need and craving for intake of liquids
20.This is a Latin word which means honey, which is how the urine of a Diabetic was first described as.
21.Food of this type causes more harm than good and may add to the risk for diabetes as well as other diseases
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2.Hypertension, added to Diabetes, compounds the ---- for many further complications
3.This index helps to assess whether you are at risk for diabetes, heart disease or any other lifestyle disease
5.Type 2 Diabetes may strike people at a _____ age also
8.The characteristics of people sharing common, distinctive racial features have an important bearing on your risk to get Diabetes
10.Leading a ------- lifestyle will delay the onset of diabetes if you are at risk
12.This is a strategy used to identify an unrecognized disease in individuals, without signs and symptoms or with pre-symptomatic or unrecognized symptomatic disease.
14.They are 30–40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and people with diabetes who are ------- are more likely to have trouble with insulin dosing and with controlling their disease. They have problems with insulin dosage too.
15.Improving the overall quality of ---- helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes
16.This refers to an activity that requires physical effort and is carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.

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