Friday, August 10, 2012

predicting who gets diabetes from jenny ruhl's info

i am starting to delete past posts that i think led to dead ends.  right now wooo has put me on to jenny ruhl who has collected some awesome info on diabetes of which i am taking the bullet points and saving them here:

What this means is that if your blood sugar tests over 100 mg/dl fasting more than once, your fastingblood sugar is likely to go over the 125 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/L) level used to diagnose full diabetes within 3 years.

More importantly, and not addressed in this article, if your blood sugar is at 100 mg/dl fasting, it is very likely that your post-meal blood sugar is heading towards the diabetic range, which is over 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/L) which is why your fasting blood sugar is deteriorating.

High post-meal blood sugars kill beta cells. If you can bring down those post-meal highs, you may be able to prevent the beta cell death that is destroying your fasting control!

ps i don't know why the above didn't paste right- i will try to fix it later and put link up


The data here suggest strongly that truly normal people--people whose fasting blood sugar is close to 82 mg/dl and whose 2-h result on an OGTT is closer to 90 than 140 probably don't become diabetic.Those whose blood sugars are higher than this true "normal" do even though the current diagnostic standard embraced by the American Diabetes Association tells them they are normal. They may go on for many years showing only slight changes from year to year, but eventually they suddenly hit a critical point where their blood sugar control suddenly deteriorates very swiftly.

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