Wednesday, May 22, 2013

KNOW YOUR BLOOD SUGAR NUMBERS

Diabetes and Prediabetes are on the rise in America.  Do you know what your numbers should be?  The following information is from The American Diabetes Association:

A1C Test Results:

  • Normal Reading is <5/6
  • Prediabetes Reading is 5.7 to 6.4
  • Diabetes Reading is >6.5
Fasting Blood Sugar Reading:
Normal Reading is <100
Prediabetes is 100 to 125
Diabetes is >126

Non-Fasting Blood Sugar Reading:
Normal Reading is <140
Prediabetes is 140 to 199
Diabetes is >200

If you don't know your numbers or have a family history of diabetes, ask your doctor to do a test at your next visit.  Diabetes can be controlled and the sooner one is diagnosed the less damage this disease will do to your body.


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