Can You Control Type 2 Diabetes With Diet?

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Type 2 Diabetes

Print Diagnosis To diagnose type 2 diabetes, you'll be given a: Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. It measures the percentage of blood sugar attached to hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells. The higher your blood sugar levels, the more hemoglobin you'll have with sugar attached. An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates you have diabetes. A result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes, which indicates a high risk of developing diabetes. Normal levels are below 5.7 percent. If the A1C test isn't available, or if you have certain conditions — such as if you're pregnant or have an uncommon form of hemoglobin (known as a hemoglobin variant) — that can make the A1C test inaccurate, your doctor may use the following tests to diagnose diabetes: Random blood sugar test. A blood sample will be taken at a random time. Blood sugar values are expressed in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) or millimoles per liter (mmol/L). Regardless of when you last ate, a random blood sugar level of 200 mg/dL (11.1 mmol/L) or higher suggests diabetes, esp Continue reading >>

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  1. tabby9146

    unexplained weight loss

    I lost 30 lbs. a few months after I was diagnosed (since Nov 2008) I was on Metformin until I lost most of the weight. I'm doing fine with diet and exercise ever since then. However, lately I have lost somewhere around 6-7 lbs, without trying and that is since some time in Sept. I know that isn't a whole lot, but I am very concerned. My appetite is good, I am strict, but not overly strict with my diet and I do exercise 30 minutes 5 times per week. So I decided to do a test, until my doc appt. comes up on the 14th. I have not exercised but maybe two or three times in the last 2 1/2 weeks. My BS is fine so far. I am only doing this temporarily to see if I keep losing. So far I have not lost anymore. I am also trying hard to put more calories into my diet, without adding many more carbs but this is hard! It is hard to find things to eat to increase calories and see if I can maintain my weight, without adding more carbs…so what are good snack ideas and meals that I can try? most everything I see that is more calories also has much more fat and I sure don't want to do that, even temporarily. I have thought of calling Diabetes Education , where I took my classes, on Monday when they are open to see if they too can help me with this. I have alwys had breakfast, a snack hours later, lunch, a snack mid afternoon and dinner and I have not changed my eating habits. My weight stabilized after I lost all that I needed, and it stayed that way for at least 7 months until this started happening. I am going to be sure the doctor runs tests and I know to ask for a thyroid test. I sure don't need to lose any more weight!!

  2. Pat Roth

    Well, my unexpected weight loss a few months ago, no change in diet except that I wasn't hungry, felt too full to eat, I had cancer on my kidney, so large and was eating the fat in my belly—-lost 28# in 4 mos. BUT that does not mean that one has cancer if they are losing weight—so don't panic—-there are just lots of reason that one can—-wish I could hit a "going down again"—-PR

  3. tabby9146

    well so far, I have not lost anymore. I think it has been close to three weeks since I began exercising less and adding more calories. That makes me feel a little better. I go to the doctor on the 14th and then I can see what I weighed there in Sept. when I went to get the A1C/cholesterol blood test and my flu shot. I know those scales at the doc's are different than those at home…always.

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