WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CRITERIA FOR A DIABETES DIAGNOSIS

As of 2010 any of the following criteria can be used as an indication for a diabetes diagnosis:
  1. A1C over 6.5 (Must be performed in a lab using certified and standarized method.)
  2. Fasting plasma glucose over 126 (no caloric intake in the previous 8 hours)
  3. 2-hour plasma glucose over 200 after consuming 75 grams of glucose
  4. Random plasma glucose over 200 with symptoms of excessive urination, thirst, and unexplained weight loss.
While the A1C is not necessarily superior to the other methods, it is convenient because fasting isn't required.