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From: Susan D. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: fasting glucose question
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My fasting glucose number was 127.  Does this sound like pre-diabetes or diabetes?  What should I do to control my blood sugar?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Rebekah Eaton, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: According to the American Diabetes Association pre-diabetes is defined as a fasting glucose between 100 mg/dl and 125 ml/dl.  It defines diabetes as a fasting glucose of 126 ml/dl or higher. It is a good idea to discuss this... (click for entire response)

Rachel Mackintosh, Dietetic Intern
Answer: There are many ways to help control your blood sugar and lead a healthy lifestyle with diabetes such as regular exercise, monitoring your blood sugars regularly, weight loss (if indicated), and eating a balanced diet that provides consistent amounts of carbohydrates... (click for entire response)

Ruhamah Nuccio, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Do not self diagnose yourself, speak with you doctor regarding your blood glucose levels.  There are three ways to control blood glucose: medication, a carbohydrate controlled diet, and exercise.  There are many medications that will help control blood glucose... (click for entire response)

Lindsay Kovacic, Dietetic Intern
Answer: While determining the proper treatment, it is important to enroll yourself in a diabetes self-management program, seek education at your local health department or hospital or find a Certified Diabetes Educator or Registered Dietitian in your area to help guide you through this process... (click for entire response)

Jessica Zimmerman, Nutrition Student
Answer: Overall, it is the small steps – small frequent meals along with stepping up your physical activity.  Your blood glucose levels will not lower overnight, so set small goals for yourself, maybe one every two weeks.  Keep a journal or hang your goal on the fridge... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Nutrition Student
Answer: You should speak with your doctor about what kind of medicines you may need and set target blood glucose levels.  Your doctor will do tests to be sure your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol are on track and you’re staying healthy... (click for entire response)

Jennifer Hunt, RD, LDN (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: As you will notice, a fasting blood glucose level of 127 mg/dL does indicate diabetes, however, I encourage you to speak to your physician as only he can diagnose you.  He should also be able to give you information about a local diabetes education class for training and information on self-management & diet.  Below are some of the common diabetes symptoms.  If you have noticed any of these, you will want to mention them to your physician... (click for entire response)


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  Diabetes Analysis of Over 10,000 Foods:

Dreamfields Spaghetti:
The American Diabetes Association states 1/3 cup of cooked pasta equals 1 carbohydrate choice... (click for complete analysis)

Sara Lee Plain Bagels:
Bagels are usually low in fat but high in calories and carbohydrate.  Consider a whole grain bagel for added fiber.  Some bagels are large in size so try... (click for complete analysis)

Jell-O Sugar Free Gelatin Snacks Cherry:
This snack is very low in calories and carbohydrate and can be consumed more often.  The American Diabetes Association recognizes this as a free food... (click for complete analysis)
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