Table 1.

Selected questions from the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities

Self-Care DomainSummary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities Question
General dietOn how many of the last 7 d have you followed a healthful eating plan?
Think about the past month. How many days per week, on average, have you followed your eating plan?
Special dietOn how many of the last 7 d did you eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables?
On how many of the last 7 d did you eat high fat foods, such as red meat or whole-fat dairy products?
ExerciseOn how many of the last 7 d did you participate in at least 30 min of physical activity (meaning 30 min of continuous activity, including walking)?
On how many of the last 7 d did you participate in a specific exercise session (such as swimming, walking, or biking) other than what you do around the house or as part of your work?
Blood glucose testingOn how many of the last 7 d did you test your blood sugar?
On how many of the last 7 d did you test your blood sugar the number of times recommended by your health care provider?
Foot careOn how many of the last 7 d did you check your feet?
On how many of the last 7 d did you inspect the inside of your shoes?