American Diabetes Month

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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.