How Can I Prevent Genetic Diabetes?

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Prevention Of Diabetes Mellitus

Tweet When people talk about prevention of diabetes, it is usually about preventing type 2 diabetes. In the majority of cases, type 2 diabetes is brought on by lifestyle factors which can often be prevented. These include an unbalanced diet, lack of activity, lack of sleep, stress, smoking and alcohol. By making lifestyles changes, you can decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes prevention overview Leading doctors and researchers point to excessive levels of insulin as the likely reason why insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes develops. Strategies such as low-carb diets and exercise help to reduce levels of insulin and are therefore effective for preventing type 2 diabetes from developing. There are a number of risk factors for diabetes, some of which are preventable, such as weight gain around the middle (central obesity), high cholesterol/triglyceride levels and high blood pressure. Losing weight, adopting more activity into your day, stopping smoking and reducing alcohol intake can also help towards lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus and improving your all-round health. Diet and preventing type 2 diabetes Diet is the most importa Continue reading >>

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  1. RachelChavez

    A1C Results Chart

    I was poking around on the web and I found an A1C chart. I'm not sure how accurate it was but you can check it out if you would like. http://www.diabeteschart.org/bloodsugarchart.... Would anyone be able to tell me if this is accurate or not?

  2. Uncle Lew

    You can go to the ADA website, enter estimated Average Glucosein the search box and a chart will appear. Below the chart is a conversion device wher you can enter your A1c and get your estimated blood glucose or enter your meter number to get an estimated A1c. I keep a log of all my readings in an Excel spread sheet. When I enter my meter reading it calculates my A1c. Over the course of 21 months of reading I know to add 0.2% to my A1c and I will be exactly the results of my blood tests. I find it helps me to keep on track.
    The web site you give also has the formulas for conversions. While there are various formulas for these conversions the ones shown these are the same formulas that thre ADA uses.

  3. kdroberts

    The problem with charts like this one is this
    "Conversion: HbA1c = (46.7 +Plasma Glucose) / 28.7
    Plasma Glucose = (28.7 * HbA1c) - 46.7"
    It's very hard to accurately work something like this out with an equation in general but especially as the numbers that are only loosely related. Plus the desirable range depends on which source you ask, some professional bodies would say that under 6.5 is desirable and not under 7.

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