Half of American Adults Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
    Half of American Adults Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

    http://news.yahoo.com/half-american-adults-diabetes-prediabetes-224917239.html
  • FRE0

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    Sep 10, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    I read somewhere that pre-diabetes is not diagnosed often enough. The most common test for pre-diabetes is to give the patient a highly sugared drink then later check the blood sugar. If the blood sugar is not excessive the patient is said not to have pre-diabetes. However, the test is insufficiently sensitive.

    Way before the blood sugar becomes too high, the pancreas has to secrete excessive insulin to keep the blood sugar under control. Pre-diabetes should be diagnosed when that occurs, not after the blood sugar becomes too high. Also, the excessive insulin levels required to keep the blood sugar under control can cause damage.
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    Sep 10, 2015 3:37 AM GMT
    What someone here talks about the sugar drink test, that's more of a test for glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. If you're a Real Jock, and resistance train, your chance of insulin resistance / type 2 is VERY low, unless you have really bad genes; and some folks do.

    Resistance training can make you very sensitive to insulin (good). Mine is often around a .8. Normal is 1. Type 2 folks can be very resistant to insulin.

    High insulin levels don't really cause damage. You can be given very high insulin levels and if you have enough sugar, you'll just "carb up." Rather, what's dangerous is high A1C (the crystalx of sugar that are in your blood that can cause tissue damage...think like little battle stars.) If your A1C is constantly high, you're gonna to end up with all sorts of damage to your body's various systems.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 10, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidWhat someone here talks about the sugar drink test, that's more of a test for glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. If you're a Real Jock, and resistance train, your chance of insulin resistance / type 2 is VERY low, unless you have really bad genes; and some folks do.

    Resistance training can make you very sensitive to insulin (good). Mine is often around a .8. Normal is 1. Type 2 folks can be very resistant to insulin.

    High insulin levels don't really cause damage. You can be given very high insulin levels and if you have enough sugar, you'll just "carb up." Rather, what's dangerous is high A1C (the crystalx of sugar that are in your blood that can cause tissue damage...think like little battle stars.) If your A1C is constantly high, you're gonna to end up with all sorts of damage to your body's various systems.


    There are often advertisements on TV that talk about A1C, but they never explain what it is. After doing considerable searching using google, I finally found an actual explanation of what it is. However, the link is very long and will not work. So, I suggest doing your own google search on "A1C" to find an article that actually explains it instead of glossing over it.
  • conservativej...

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    Sep 10, 2015 10:02 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    chuckystud saidWhat someone here talks about the sugar drink test, that's more of a test for glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. If you're a Real Jock, and resistance train, your chance of insulin resistance / type 2 is VERY low, unless you have really bad genes; and some folks do.

    Resistance training can make you very sensitive to insulin (good). Mine is often around a .8. Normal is 1. Type 2 folks can be very resistant to insulin.

    High insulin levels don't really cause damage. You can be given very high insulin levels and if you have enough sugar, you'll just "carb up." Rather, what's dangerous is high A1C (the crystalx of sugar that are in your blood that can cause tissue damage...think like little battle stars.) If your A1C is constantly high, you're gonna to end up with all sorts of damage to your body's various systems.


    There are often advertisements on TV that talk about A1C, but they never explain what it is. After doing considerable searching using google, I finally found an actual explanation of what it is. However, the link is very long and will not work. So, I suggest doing your own google search on "A1C" to find an article that actually explains it instead of glossing over it.


    Hemoglobin is glycated by high glucose levels in the bloodstream. The A1C value is a measure of that. Glycation of hemoglobin is a slow process so the measurement tends to indicate sustained high glucose levels. A value of 7 is expected. I run a 6.5.
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    Feb 13, 2016 5:39 PM GMT
    HbA1c in diagnosis

    HbA1c can indicate people with prediabetes or diabetes as follows:

    HbA1c mmol/mol %
    Normal Below 42 mmol/mol Below 6.0%
    Prediabetes 42 to 47 mmol/mol 6.0% to 6.4%
    Diabetes 48 mmol/mol or over 6.5% or over


    Source: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/what-is-hba1c.html
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    Feb 15, 2016 1:35 PM GMT
    No surprise there, considering the biggest portion of our food supply is controlled by Big Pharma. Keeping people sick is big business.
    http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

    Go organic/Paleo and you'll be much healthier.
  • musclmed

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    Feb 25, 2016 5:17 AM GMT
    gudgelcl saidWhat someone here talks about the sugar drink test, that's more of a test for glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity. If you're a Real Jock, and resistance train, your chance of insulin resistance / type 2 is VERY low, unless you have really bad genes; and some folks do.

    Resistance training can make you very sensitive to insulin (good). Mine is often around a .8. Normal is 1. Type 2 folks can be very resistant to insulin.

    High insulin levels don't really cause damage. You can be given very high insulin levels and if you have enough sugar, you'll just "carb up." Rather, what's dangerous is high A1C (the crystalx of sugar that are in your blood that can cause tissue damage...think like little battle stars.) If your A1C is constantly high, you're gonna to end up with all sorts of damage to your body's various systems.


    Unfortunately there is not a shred of evidence or research that supports your pronouncement here.

    There are studies such as the Helsinki Policmen study and the Framingham study that show the correlation between insulin resistance/high insulin levels and cardiovascular disease.

    We dont have sugar crystals in our blood. Glucose is dissolved in blood and the AIC is an indirect method to estimate the average Glucose level.

    And I can recall about a dozen patients who abused insulin for competitive bodybuilding. They had short lives.