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Diabetes: are you at risk

07 Jul

Do you have a family history of diabetes or do you have any of

following  symptoms?

urinating often

being more thirsty than usual

being hungry more often than usual

unusual weight loss

tired more often than usual

irriatble

blurry vision

problems with sex

wounds that won’t heal

numbness or tingling hands or feet

What is a Diabetic Plan? It could be keeping track of your ABC’s according to Cornerstones.

Determining Tests:

AL1-a test that the doctor orders. A score of 6.5 or higher is diabetes. Your fasting blood sugar is 126 mg/dL. You fast 8 hours prior. The result of your oral glucose test is 200 mg/dL or higher.  You have symptoms of  high or low blood sugar.

Blood Pressure-High blood pressure puts you at risk.

Cholesterol-High cholesterol puts you at risk.

Check out their website at:

www.Cornerstones4Care.com

Being over weight can put you at risk for diabetes, type 2.

Type 1 occurs in children, young adults and adults.

Other risk factors: It does not help to be over age 45. If you are Hispanic or African American you could be at risk. If you had diabetes while carrying or an unborn baby or had a baby 9 pounds or more you could be at risk.

Signs of  High Blood Sugar:

feel sleepy

blurry vision

infections or injuries that do not heal easily

mouth and skin are dry

need to pass urine more than normal

feel thirsty or hungry

Signs of Low Blood Sugar

weak

tired

dizzy

shaky

nervous

upset

sweaty

heart races

vision is blurry

 

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