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Old 08-01-2013, 01:11 AM   #1141
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Why can't any one ,some one please tell me if this is correct :bg numbers from 70 to 100 is not diabetic and if numbers from 100 to 120 is pre -diabetic,and from 120 up is full blown diabeties ?Every body say numbers differant,so what is correct ??
When my hubby was dx'd 6.5 years ago (Type 2) we went to a class once a week for 4 weeks. They told us that pre-diabetes is 100-125 and diabetes is 126 and above.

Now, I've heard that they (whoever They are) lower the numbers every so often but I haven't seen it happen yet. Evidently years ago the level was higher.

Sorry for the double post. The first one went blank so I didn't think it posted, even after a refresh of the page.

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Old 08-01-2013, 06:21 AM   #1142
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Why can't any one ,some one please tell me if this is correct :bg numbers from 70 to 100 is not diabetic and if numbers from 100 to 120 is pre -diabetic,and from 120 up is full blown diabeties ?Every body say numbers differant,so what is correct ??
Depends on who you ask. The ADA, Mayo Clinic and a few others don't consider you diabetic until you hit 125. Some others say anything over 100 or 110 or <insert number here>. Most agree that 100-124 is pre-diabetic and anything under that is 'normal'.

If normal is under 100, why do they accept higher standards for those with the genetic predisposition for diabetes? I'm thinking it's because they're trying to give realistic goals for diabetics since most diabetics will not eat the way they need to in order to get numbers under 100.

A more accurate measure, rather than the individual BG numbers is your A1c because it gives an average for what your BG has been doing over the previous 90 days. An A1c of 4-5.4 are considered to be in a healthy range; 5.5-6.4 are considered pre-diabetic and anything above 6.4 is considered diabetic.

I follow Dr. Bernstein (Diabetes Solution) who believes that diabetics (Type 1 and 2) should be using minimal medication and the way we do that is by eating in a way that doesn't put a great demand for insulin on our body. Type 1's will always take insulin. Type 2's have a chance to get off meds, depending on how burned out their own pancreas is, if they eat correctly. That was my goal.

Oh and just a side note...your numbers do not necessarily indicate whether or not you are a diabetic. Keep in mind that once a diabetic, always a diabetic. You may control it with diet alone...but you're still a diabetic. I have to monitor both my protein and keep my carbs under 25 in order to get under 100. My last A1c was 4.9 which means I'm 'averaging' out at around 90-94 for my BG...without meds...but I'm still a diabetic. Just under control with diet. If I go back to the higher carb way of eating, my BG's will go up.
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:24 AM   #1143
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Great progress! Isn't it exciting to get those BG numbers down? I always thought it was more exciting than seeing the scale go down (although that didn't hurt either).
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:51 AM   #1144
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Yes, I read and reread Dr. Bernstein's book. I have had Type 2 for 30 years and am now on insulin. For the last year, I tried low carb, gluten free, sugar free but have lost only 6 pounds. I gave that up and now my blood sugars are skyrocketing! How do you stay on Dr. Bernstein's diet? ( I really believe that is the only way I can control diabetes, but is there a meal plan you stick to or do you just wing it. I know the 6/12/12 but how do you incorporate it into a daily plan? Thank you!
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