2013 CDECB Examination Sample Questions

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Question 1

What is an essential component of a quality improvement program?
  • A. A clear statement of philosophy.
  • B. Evidence that clients are meeting program objectives.
  • C. Development of behavioral objectives for each teaching session.
  • D. A remedial plan addressing deficiencies in meeting established standards

Question 2

During the perinatal period, when is the woman with type 1 diabetes most at risk for hypoglycemia?
  • A. First trimester of the pregnancy.
  • B. Second trimester of the pregnancy.
  • C. Third trimester of the pregnancy.
  • D. No change in risk throughout the pregnancy.

Question 3

What would be the most appropriate recommendation for the diabetes educator to make for an overweight person taking short-acting insulin at supper and experiencing hypoglycemia during the evening?
  • A. change to a rapid-acting insulin analogue at supper.
  • B. Eat more carbohydrate at supper
  • C. Inject into the abdomen to decrease insulin absorption time.
  • D. Increase the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.

Question 4

Which of the following combinations of food provide approximately 30 g of carbohydrate?
  • A. 4 Melba toast, 1 small banana, 125 ml milk.
  • B. 125 ml milk, 1/2 orange, 1 slice of bread.
  • C. 125 ml turnips, 125 ml cooked macaroni.
  • D. 200 ml cooked porridge, 250 ml strawberries, 250 ml plain yogurt

Question 5

A client with type 2 diabetes taking multiple daily injections of rapid acting insulin before meals and intermediate-acting insulin at bedtime has consistently elevated fasting blood glucose. What action should be taken to correct this trend?
  • A. Increase pre-breakfast rapid-acting insulin.
  • B. Check blood glucose at 0300-0400 hours; if not below target, increase bedtime intermediate acting insulin.
  • C. Decrease the bedtime intermediate-acting insulin to decrease the risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia.
  • D. Adjust his nutrient intake and encourage increased physical activity.

Question 6

Hannah and her family will be traveling to England, which is 5 hours ahead. What should the diabetes educator recommend regarding insulin adjustment?
  • A. Reduce insulin when traveling to England.
  • B. Increase insulin when traveling to England.
  • C. No insulin dose adjustments are required.
  • D. Upon return, adjust the usual insulin doses by 30%.

Question 7

When teaching Hannah's parents about hypoglycemia which of the following statements is most critical?
  • A. Hannah may not recognize or verbalize hypoglycemia.
  • B. Testing should be done at 0300 hours twice per week.
  • C. Testing is necessary to confirm hypoglycemia.
  • D. Hannah's bedtime snack must include 15 g of carbohydrate and a protein choice.

Question 8

Hannah has been unwell with influenza for 6 hours. Her mom reports Hannah has vomited once. What is the most appropriate response for sick-day management?
  • A. Ensure adequate oral intake every 2 hours.
  • B. Test blood glucose and ketones and discontinue the insulin.
  • C. Test blood glucose and ketones and continue the insulin.
  • D. Take Hannah to the nearest emergency department.

Question 9

Bob has type 2 diabetes and has been prescribed acarbose 50 mg TID. He takes no other oral agents for his diabetes. What is the best advice to give Bob?
  • A. Take your medications during meals.
  • B. Test your blood glucose before meals.
  • C. Take your medication with the first bite of the meal.
  • D. Take your medication after meals.

Question 10

What is the most important factor when assessing the learning needs of a client?
  • A. the client's diabetes control as assessed by a recent A!C.
  • B. The client's past attendance at a diabetes education program.
  • C. The client's perception of his/her present problem or concern
  • D. The Client's past experience and knowledge related to diabetes.
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