American Diabetes Month
Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes and at least 6 million don't even know they have it.
It's estimated that another 41 million Americans have pre-diabetes.
The metabolic disorder has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. Since November is American Diabetes Month, Registered Dietician Laurie Meyer appeared on Live at 4:30 to answer some questions.
What is the difference between diabetes and pre-diabetes?
The difference lies in the blood sugar number. Diabetes results from elevated blood sugar due to a lack of insulin or insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes always leads to diabetes, unless you make lifestyle changes to prevent it. Let’s look at the numbers…
Normal blood sugar: less than 111 mg/dl
Pre-diabetes: 111-125 mg/dl
Diabetes: greater than 125 mg/dl
Click on the video link for more information about diabetes.