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Diabetes Freedom

by Regina Fancy (2020-04-01)

In Europe, an estimated 8.4 % of Diabetes Freedom Review the adult population have diabetes but the prevalence varies widely between member countries. In Asia the numbers are in the region of 2.6 % to 15.1 % and Asian diabetics are younger than their western counterparts.As the other medical problems that go along with diabetes start to develop in these developing countries we could see a huge increase in the death rates from heart problems and other problems that may well not occur if we can reduce the amount of diabetics in these countries.All too often we hear people saying that they are probably diabetic because of something or other they are feeling. Maybe they didn't eat for a few hours and are feeling a bit faint, maybe they feel the need to go to the bathroom more often than normal. None of these things alone mean you are diabetic.You need to get a consultation from a Dr, the doctor will usually ask questions on your family history of diabetes, presence of other related medical conditions, risk factors for diabetes and will also check for symptoms.Fasting blood sugar (FBS) is the most commonly used test. The subject is required to abstain from eating anything for at least 8 hours prior to the blood extraction. This is usually done early in the morning. A result greater than or equal to 126 mg/dL is usually indicative of diabetes. A confirmatory test is usually done. Results ranging from 101 - 125 mg/dL is indicative of impaired fasting glucose (IFG). People with IFG are not yet diabetic but are at high risk of developing diabetes (pre-diabetic).