Table 3: Number of HBCs knowing the correct answer (N=53).

Questionnaire Items Correct Responses n(%)
C1. What is an ideal range for blood glucose (sugar) levels for a Person With Diabetes (PWD)? 22(42)
C2. What is the correct diet for a patient with diabetes? 25(47)
C3. What are the characteristics of Type 2 diabetes mellitus? 10(19)
C4. Identify the age group in which Type 2 diabetes is mostly found 10(19)
C5. What is the characteristic of diabetes Type 2 mellitus? 8(15)
C6. Definition of the condition diabetes mellitus 21(40)
C7. Which statements about diabetes mellitus and diet are true? 18(34)
C8. Why is doing regular exercise or being physically active good for your health? 26(49)
C9. How often should people with diabetes exercise or be physically active? 37(70)
C10. Well-managed diabetes decreases the risk of which condition? 15(29)
C11. What foot problems are people with diabetes most at risk of? 24(46)
C12. Why are people with diabetes advised to test their own Blood Glucose (BG)? 31(58)
C13. What should a PWD do if s/he becomes ill? 20(38)
C14. Diabetic people need a medical check-up of their eyes/nerve and kidney function at least: (frequency) 7(13)
C15. Which one of the following statements about diabetes medication is true? 19(36)
C16. If a PWD has a hypo (low blood glucose level) reaction, s/he should … 22(42)
C17. Which one of these statements about the management of T2D is true? 3(6)
C18. If a known PWD is found unresponsive, what assumptions about the person’s blood glucose should guide your initial actions? 26(49)
C19. When should a well-controlled PWD always check urine for ketone? 19(37)
C20. What is a reported side effect of oral hypoglycaemic agents? 6(11)
C21. A symptom of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) 8(15)
C22. A symptom of hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) 17(32)
C23. What is one cause of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in a PWD who is taking insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents? 21(40)
C24. What is one cause of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)? 6(11)
C25. What effect does illness (for example, a “sick day”) have on a PWD’s insulin requirements? 5(9)
C26. Identify long term complications associated with diabetes 17(32)
C27. Why is it necessary that PWD pay special attention to proper care of their feet? 22(42)
C28. A PWD has a small con on the right foot and wants it removed. What should be done first? 24(45)
C29. A PWD has just received a minor abrasion on the left leg. What should be done to treat the abrasion? 17(32)

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