November is American Diabetes Month and now is a great time to start testing blood sugar. It is possible to have prediabetes or diabetes and not even know it. If you never had your blood sugar tested, it is a really good idea to do so. There are many different types of blood-sugar tests; here is some key information from the American Diabetes Association:
- 100-125 – prediabetes
- Over 125 – diabetes
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test:
- 140-199 – prediabetes
- 200 or higher – diabetes
Your doctor may be able to help you with the blood-sugar tests. There is an additional test called the A1c test, which can help measure how well the body metabolizes blood sugar.
If you do not yet have diabetes, but have been told that you are borderline, now is the time—before it is too late—to ask your doctor what type of lifestyle changes will help save your health.
Diet, exercise and supplements can make a difference. The Diabetes Prevention Program proved that type 2 diabetes can be prevented in prediabetics who increased physical activity and made dietary modifications. Supplements like chromium, magnesium and pumpkin extracts have been shown in clinical studies to improve blood-sugar metabolism.
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