Diabetes Education

 

 Ask your ‐ self the following key questions: 

  •    Am I aged 45 years or older?

  •    Am I overweight?

  •    Do I have high blood pressure or cholesterol?

  •    Do I have a family history of diabetes?

  •    Am I African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Asian?    

  •    Do I have a history of diabetes occurring during pregnancy?

  •    Did I deliver a baby weighing more than 9 pounds?

  •    If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions then you should be screened. 

 

Reduce your risk of pre‐diabetes and Type 2 diabetes by doing the following:

  •   Look for opportunities to move more during the day – example: park further away at the grocery store

  •   Exercise 30 minutes at least five times per week

  •   Eat healthy meals that include grains, cereals, fresh fruit and vegetables, low fat dairy and lean meat

  •   Lower fat intake

  •   Smaller food portions  

  •   Keep an ideal body weight, especially around your waist – see the chart below

 

 Symptoms:

  •   The symptoms of diabetes can be different for each person.

  •   Symptoms of high blood sugar levels include:  

  •   Increased urination

  •   Increased thirst

  •   Hunger

  •   Feeling tired

  •   Blurred vision

  •   Poor wound healing / frequent infections 

Diagnosis                            Fasting (without food)                   2 hours after eating

Normal                                   Below 100 mg/dl                         Below 140 mg/dl                                                 

Pre‐diabetes                            100‐125 mg/dl                             140‐199 mg/dl

Diabetes                                 Above 125 mg/dl                         Above 199 mg/dl

 

The key is knowing and looking after your A, B, Cs. You’re A, B, Cs are the following:              

A = A1C (3 month average blood sugar test)

B = Blood pressure

C = Cholesterol

 

There is a lot you can do to stay well and remain healthy with diabetes without having any complications. There are so many benefits to your health with this approach to diabetes.

Diabetes can affect all of the blood vessels in the body which can cause harm to your:

  •   Eyes  

  •   Bowels / Stomach

  •   Brain  

  •   Nerves

  •   Heart                                             

  •   Feet

  •   Kidneys   

  •   Sexual  organs

 

Healthy Height and Weight

Dawn Hill, DNP, ARNP, CDE
Diabetes Specialist

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