Are you concerned you have prediabetes? Or maybe you are not concerned, but should be. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created screening test to help you determine if you are at risk for developing prediabetes.
Diabetic retinopathy has been found in nearly 8 percent of pre-diabetic participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), according to a report presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s 65th Annual Scientific Sessions. Diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to vision loss, was also seen in 12 percent of participants with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetes during the DPP. No other long-term study has evaluated retinopathy in a population so carefully examined for the presence or development of type 2 diabetes.
How do you know if you have pre-diabetes? What can you do to prevent diabetes in yourself or a loved one? Watch this video to learn the warning signs of pre-diabetes and important steps to take to protect your health.
In this interview with Dr. Oz, he shares tips on how to tell if you are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. One test that he demonstrates is to measure your waist (the video shows were to measure your waist.) If your waist size is more than half your high you are at risk for diabetes.
Health Video – Pre Diabetes Symptoms – Quick 2 Minute Summary. A text-based video that discusses what pre-diabetes is and the symptoms of pre-diabetes.
Having to repeat finger sticks because of human error (i.e., dirty hands) or meter failure due to a poor blood sample can be avoided by taking certain precautions. Here are tips to get it right the first, with less pain and hassle.
Important tips to help you get the most accurate reading from your home blood glucose meter. From meter accuracy, to preparation to finger stick tips, follow these steps and you will get the best reading possible from your meter. Also, tips on testing on the forearm and other alternative sites.
HYPOGLYCEMIA is when blood glucose levels are too low to be healthy or safe for the body. Hypoglycemia occurs when not enough glucose is in the blood stream. When a person has high blood glucose levels it means that their cells, tissues, and organs (including the brain) are not getting the right amount of glucose energy. Excess glucose in the blood stream excreted in urine, or, depending on medications, exercise level, and if a person produces at least some insulin on their own, may be eventually transported to cells.
Getting an accurate blood sugar (blood glucose) reading is important. The information from your meter can tell you if you are too low (hypoglycemia) and need to eat, or too high (hyperglycemia) and need to call your doctor.
Here are seven tips to help you get the most accurate readings possible with a home diabetes blood glucose test kit.
New to testing your blood sugar for pre-diabetes? Here is a list of words relating to blood glucose testing to help you get started.