Are you following a special diet, exercise regime or weight control program for diabetes?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
The purpose of this question is to find out if the respondent is currently under treatment for diabetes other than taking medications. Appropriate treatment of diabetes is not limited to drug therapy. Other important measures include weight control, regular exercise, and following a special low-fat diet to reduce sugar intake. The interviewer should prompt whether the respondent has been following any of these measures as a form of treatment for diabetes, such as having been told to do so by a health care provider.