Diabetes: Blood Sugar and Diagnosis

Elise Karnegis, Registered Dietitian & Diabetes Educator with Baptist Health South Florida, explains many people think prediabetes is not as bad as diabetes, but it is, because when you are diagnosed with diabetes it is about 10 years of fluctuations in the blood sugar and in that time there has been damage done to the heart and the blood vessels. Angie Placeres, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, says people can be diagnosed with a blood sugar test that is done without having eaten anything for at least 8 to 10 hours before. She explains a number between 100 and 125 is considered prediabetes, and a number above 126 is considered diabetes.

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