Friday, March 26, 2010

Q&A

Latest question from foodpicker.org
My fasting glucose number was 127. Does this sound like pre-diabetes or diabetes? What should I do to control by blood sugar?

According to the American Diabetes Association, two fasting glucose readings over 126 mg/dl is considered an immediate diabetes diagnosis. A third fasting glucose should be done in order to confirm this however, it more than likely implies diabetes. It is a good idea to consult your primary care physician about testing for confirmation.

If in fact confirmed, treatment options vary among all patients. Treatment can range from weight control, drug therapy, diet and exercise to regular blood glucose checks.

While determining the proper treatment, it is important to enroll yourself in a diabetes self-management program, seek education at your local health department or hospital or find a Certified Diabetes Educator or Registered Dietitian in your area to help guide you through this process.This will help you get the proper treatment [based on your personal needs] while taking control and continuing to live your life at the same time [because it is possible].



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