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Some hard statistics about diabetes and pre-diabetes

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

These statistics are from the website of the American Diabetes Association and are helpful for anyone who is not sure if high blood sugars are really that big of a problem. It is possible that the actual figures for every category are actually higher or lower, but they are definitely within the ball park.
If you have never had your blood sugar tested (both fasting and post-eating and also Ha1c test) please have it done soon. It may save your life and will definitely improve your quality of life.

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TRI_BABE 1/29/2014 12:34PM

    Would be great if more people exercised and ate properly, statistics like these would be dropping rather than rising.

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RAYNBOWCHASER 1/29/2014 9:48AM

    Thanks for the info.

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SKATER787 1/28/2014 10:43PM

    As a new patient the doctor gave me the standard blood tests for physical. Only to find out that there is no HB1AC. I had to ask for it on the 2nd visit. Then I realized that I also need Homocysteine and had to call in. This Sat will get the blood drawn for both tests. These two numbers are very important to me. Only then I will have a better picture of where I stand.
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EJOY-EVELYN 1/28/2014 10:35PM

    emoticon We should all know where we stand!

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WOUBBIE 1/28/2014 10:14PM

    Ugh.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/28/2014 9:46PM

    Great information! I was diagnosed w/type 2 in 2010. I was a mess! BUT it saved my life, because I found SP and got my life together!

HUGS and thanks for sharing that information.

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