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Got Pre-diabetes? Here's Five Things To Eat Or Avoid To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as having type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes is an early alert that your diabetes risk is now very high. It is ten to 20 times greater compared to the risk for those with normal blood sugars. What you choose to eat, or avoid, influences this risk. Diabetes Prevention Programs Studies around the world, including Finland, China and the US have shown diabetes prevention programs prevent or delay progression to type 2 diabetes. When people eat more healthily, drop their body weight by 5-10% and walk for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, they lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about 58% over two years. We recently gave 101 men with pre-diabetes a self-directed diabetes prevention program over six months. We found they were able to reduce their portion size of potato and meat and improve their variety of health foods. They were able to reduce the proportion of energy coming from junk food by 7.6% more than the group who didn't change their diet and got a four-point increase in their scores from the Healthy Eating Quiz. These improved eating patterns were associate Continue reading >>

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  1. Jennifer4

    Hello everyone:
    I am wondering how many of you out there are on a sliding scale? I was just placed on Novolog insulin along with my basal insulin Levemir. Or how many of you just do the insulin to carbs ratio? I am very interested to find out.
    The sliding scale is not always best since my blood sugar isn't always high before the meals I eat, but spikes afterwards. I have found out that by adding up my total carbohydrates per meal and injecting one unit of Novolog for every 15 carbs works the best, and then I don't have the 180-250 spikes.
    Write back and let me know which method you prefer for injecting your fast-acting insulin.
    Waiting to hear!

    Jennifer

  2. Matthew_Yarbrough

    You can do both. First figure out (with your doctor or cde) how much insulin you need per gram or carbohydrate. I need one unit for every 13 grams or carbs. so that is 1:13. Next you need to figure out what your correction does would be. Mine is 1:25, 1 unit of insulin for every 25 mg/dL I am over 100. So lets say I am 125 before a meal and I am eating 39 grams of carbs. I would take 1 unit for by BG and 3 units for my food so 4 units in total. It also works in reverse. say I was 75 instead of 125 i would subtract a unit from my food so for that meal I would only take 2 units (and I might wait 15 minutes since I was a bit on the low side before bolulsing). Now keep in mind Novolog in may people has a 4 hour life plus a tail, so give ti time or you will stack your insulin and might go low.
    "(bg-100)/s" + (C/r) = insulin
    bg is your blood glucose
    s is your sliding scale ratio
    C is you carbohydrate in your meal
    r is your insulin to carbohydrate ratio
    I had to learn how to do this before I could get an insulin pump. Wish I had been told this when I was first diagnossed.
    So here is the math for the first example.
    "(125-100)/25" + (39/13)= 4units
    the second example
    "(75-100)/25" + (39/13)= 2 units

    All it take is a note pad and if you are like me a small calculator and you can be very precise in your dosing.

  3. Elizabeth11

    I do both, but my ratio is 1:12 my correction factor is 1:15 for anything over 120. This is the way that my endo started me since my diagnosis a little over two months ago.

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