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Did you know that 25 percent of those who have type 2 diabetes don't even know they have it? March 27th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. We'd like to encourage everyone to take their Diabetes Risk Test and share it with your family and friends. It took me less than a minute! You can find the test here:
Risk factors for prediabetes and diabetes
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If you're at medium to high risk for type 2 diabetes, talk with your health care provider. Although you can't control all risk factors, early diagnosis and making healthy lifestyle changes can prevent or delay complications from diabetes — such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and death.
If you're at risk of developing diabetes in the future, reduce your risk by making changes such as the following.
Find out your risk for diabetes today and get started on a healthier lifestyle.
Have a good week,
Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N.
Peggy Moreland, R.N.
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I am trying to find the study on type 2 that shows how long you may have diabetes before it shows on the test.
I'm trying to manage my type 2 diabetes. My last a1C was 7.1 - my doctor is considering oral medication next time if it's any higher. I know I need to lose weight and exericse more. My question is this: My blood sugar is always high in the morning before breakfast but usually is within range if I check it before lunch or dinner. Can anyone tell me why? My doctor didn't seem to have an answer.
Marilyn: Your question would best be answered by a dietician. When my(Peggy's) son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a dietician was very helpful. He was VERY active and had high caloric needs to maintain his weight. Have your husband ask your provider for a dietician appointment.
Ellen: I did an internet search and did not come up with any forums. Anyone else know of one?
Any suggestions on what food to fix for a guy with type 2 diabetes who is thin, and very active. Things that help fill him up are high in carbs....
Is there an online group for those who are following the Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet?
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