Do you have a family history of diabetes or do you have any of
being more thirsty than usual
being hungry more often than usual
unusual weight loss
tired more often than usual
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.
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.
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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:
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
vision is blurry