Diabetes Check

FACTS ON DIABETES & PRE-DIABETES:

  • There are 25.8.0 million people in the United States who have diabetes.
  • Only an estimated 18.1 million have been diagnosed, unfortunately,
  • 7.0 million people are not aware that they have the disease.
  • 79 million people have both fasting glucose and A1C levels of Pre-Diabetes
  • Each day approximately 2,740 people are diagnosed with diabetes.
  • About 1.9 million people will be diagnosed this year.
  • Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure.

TESTS  RECCOMENDED FOR DIABETES

The concentration of glucose into the blood stream is colloquially called Blood Sugar. Let’s say right away that it is very important that your blood sugar remains within the normal range (65-110 mg/dl) and that it would be desirable to maintain blood glucose levels towards the lower part of range because having a levels of lood sugar with a tendency toward high value increase the risk for many diseases.The regulation of blood glucose is mediated through complex metabolic and neurohormonal mechanisms whose job is to prevent large fluctuations to high or low values.

Blood sugar is high in people with diabetes and low in prolonged fasting. When we run out utilizing the body reserve of glucose the blood sugar may drop too low (hypoglycaemia) and symptoms of brain suffering begin to manifest with dizziness and fatigue.
The measurement of blood glucose levels is very simple and people can self-measure the sugar blood levels, using do it yourslef kits that use different measurement techniques. The most traditional is the one that uses a drop of blood from a finger prick or a forearm which is less painful.
One can also monitor continuously blood glucose levels with a needle under the skin or with watches-sensors that, by adhering to the skin, evaluating the concentration of glucose in the blood.
The value of fasting blood sugar may vary from 65 to 110 mg/dl and two hours after eating (called Post-Prandial Blood Glucose) the level could climb as high as 140 mg/dl.