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Am I Becoming Diabetic
Diabetic risk factor: 1. Do your parents have type 2 diabetes? If both parents have type 2, then there is significant risk that you will also. 2. Weigh yourself - being overweight increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. 3. Go get a glucose meter. You can buy them at pharmacies. A normal glucose ( before a meal or in the morning) is 70-100. Borderline is 100-125. A fasting level of >126 is diabetes. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more
Balanced diet,weight: A balanced diet, but more importantly being fit, and preventing obesity is key. Central obesity (belly) is especially bad. In general the average persons diet has too many carbs. If your diet is carb heavy, look to that as a potential area of change. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy diet: Hi. You could have your doctor refer you to a nutritionist if you want more detail. I recommend HEALTHY: whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits & veggies, healthy oils (canola & olive), lean meats, nonfat dairy; ELIMINATE OR MINIMIZE INTAKE OF simple sugar, saturated fat, white flour, processed foods, fast food. Regular exercise for life is of course excellent in addition to healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The normal range of for glucose is 3.6-6.0, mine is 4.4. What are the odds of me becoming a diabetic?
I am hypoglycemic to the point it effects me daily & I have blacked out a few times. & it seems to be worsening. Could i be becoming diabetic?
Get some testing: It is unlikely that you are a diabetic but you are definitely at risk. It is important that you get some testing done to see what your blood sugar levels are - if you are really low or high. A 3hour glucose test that also measures your Insulin levels (for 3 hours) will help determine whether you have hypoglycemia and whether you are Insulin resistant. Low carb diet and exercise are critical. ...Read more
I am overweight and pressing hard toward becoming a diabetic. Which foods can I safely choose to eat?
Low carb: Start reading nutrition labels. It may seem complicated, but once you figure it out, you can easily identify foods that are lower in carbohydrates. If you don't know what a carbohydrate is, start doing some research. It's not easy learning all this stuff, and it takes time. So be patient and empower yourself with knowledge to improve your health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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