Video: Diabetes: You Can Prevent It
Last week I was at a party where they served not one, but two delicious desserts. At that time, I realized how difficult it is to control sugar consumption at special events. However, it is worth making the effort, because as established by the American Diabetes Association it can prevent and even delay a person suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes, which according to said entity, is the condition in which the body does not produce insulin or does not use it properly, afflicts a large number of Latinos in the United States and it is still unknown what causes it. Many studies indicate that not exercising, having a diet high in sugars and carbohydrates, as well as the hereditary factor, can contribute to your suffering.
But how do you know if your blood sugar levels are in the normal range? Ask your doctor to send you for the GPA test, which is also known as a plasma glucose test. The same is done on an empty stomach. According to the Association, the normal fasting blood glucose level is less than 100 mg / dL. If you go out with more than 100 to 125 mg / dL you could have prediabetes and if it is more than 126 mg / dL, you could have diabetes. So enjoy this Christmas, but eat in moderation and do not forget to consult your doctor, because many people with this disease do not know it.