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Wdd 2017 Resources

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is the primary global awareness campaign of the diabetes community. A variety of resources are available to help mark the day, raise awareness of diabetes and show your support for the 415 million people currently living with diabetes. The theme of WDD 2017 is Women and Diabetes: our right to a healthy future. If you are interested in adapting or reproducing any of the resources, please contact [email protected] An infographic highlighting the prevalence of diabetes in women and the importance of access to care and education to improve health outcomes. Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus. An infographic highlighting the prevalence of gestational diabetes and the threat that it poses to the health of mother and child. Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus. An infographic highlighting the role that women and girls can play in the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Italia Onlus. Poster for the World Diabetes Day 2017 campaign highlighting that many women living with diabetes do not have access to education, treatment and care. Italian translation kindly provided by Diabete Ita Continue reading >>

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  1. sandilee7

    Newly diagnosed as pre diabetic

    Hello everyone. I was recently diagnosed as pre diabetic. My A1C was 5.9. I thought after doing a lot of internet research that pre diabetes is 6 to 6.5. The doctor gave me a meter and I've checked my post meal which go from 120 up to 213, depends on what I eat, he also said my triglycerides was 471. I have symptoms but I didn't think pre diabetics have these symptoms. Going to the restroom every hour on the hour including at night, slow healing cut, eyes blurry, tingling in my fingers and feeling nauseous after a meal. I know I need to take control of this but I am having a hard time staying away from carbs, I seem to crave them all day long, I can't get enough of them. I never used to be that way. I posted about 6 years ago about having symptoms, but when I went to the doctor he said my A1C was 5.3. I also see on this list people that where diagnosed as having pre diabetes with numbers above 6 with fasting glucose levels in the 120's and 130's, my average fasting is 111. I guess I'm having a hard time believing I'm pre diabetic. When I start thinking this way, I will then say "I think I'm going to go get me a Mountain Dew or some chips". That is usually when my meter is higher, and I start thinking if I stay away from soft drinks I won't be diabetic. But I can't stop, the cravings are too strong. Okay, I am rambling now, if you are still reading this thanks for listening. To sum this rambling all up I know I have to stop this madness before it goes any further and I'm having a hard time giving up the carbs. How do some of you all win over the cravings? Hope you all have a great day!!!

  2. Seagal

    Welcome to the forum, you can learn a lot by looking around and asking questions. Eating less carbs will certainly lower your b.g. and definitely your triglycerides. We all have an intolerance to carbohydrates and it is just a matter of finding out what your level of carb intake will be and still give you good numbers.
    Well, we do what we have to do to avoid the complications that come with uncontrolled blood sugar. Many of us use substitutions for the high carb stuff, and make muffins, breads, brownies, pancakes and waffles made with almond flour, flaxmeal and/or coconut flour. Lots of low carb recipe sites that will blow you away! Just google them, we also have many wonderful recipes here in the recipe forum. T
    I have never seen much difference between a "pre" and a type 2, except when you are told you are type 2, insurance could be an issue.
    You might be interested in these links:

  3. jwags

    Welcome to DD. The HbA1c is a 3 month average . So if you are having a lot of bg lows they may average out the bg highs. Your HbA1c is in the pre diabetic range but your after meal bgs are definitely in the full blown diabetic range. As diabetics we are asked to keep after meal bg 120-140 or lower. It is thought that bgs above 140 may contribute to diabetic complications. Definitely check out Blood Sugar 101. You will understand what happens to your body when you are diabetic. The cravings are caused by eating carbs and your body producing way too much insulin to push the glucose into the cells. All the symptoms that you mentioned like frequent urination, blurry vision and slow wound healing are all diabetic symptoms. I know you are having a hard time believing you are diabetic but believe your bg meter. Use it after every meal or snack especially the carby ones. Keep a food log of all your bgs and the meals eaten. This way you will start to see some patterns. The meals that give you high bgs you really shouldn't eat. The meals that give you great bgs, repeat often. It is a lot of trial and error. By the time someone is dx'd as pre diabetic or diabetic some damage to the endocrine system has already happened. A normal non diabetic will rarely spike above 120 and will wake up in the 70-90 range.

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