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For those wondering if they might be Prediabetic

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by Cocosilk, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    This study has interesting graphs which show the variability of glucose fluctuations in those whose blood glucose is still in the "normal" range (as in, if you are waiting for a diagnosis as a warning, you might not get one till you are over the mark, but this can help you see if you are on the way there now.)

    https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2005143
     
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    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    @Sapien This might interest you if you haven't seen it.
     
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    Sapien Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I had read it a few months ago.

    I especially like:

    “It is interesting to note that although individuals respond differently to different foods, there are some foods that result in elevated glucose in the majority of adults. A standardized meal of cornflakes and milk caused glucose elevation in the prediabetic range (>140 mg/dl) in 80% of individuals in our study. It is plausible that these commonly eaten foods might be adverse for the health of the majority of adults in the world population.”

    I wonder how many 50 year olds are metabolically healthy enough to eat corn flakes with milk and not see their blood glucose climb over 120 mg/dL (max healthy level) at peak. I bet it would be a quite small percentage.
     
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    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If only there were some insulin tests we could undertake in order to bring attention to metabolic dysfunction long before it materialises as glucose dysregulation? :pompous:

    For the avoidance of doubt, that was sarcasm. I can't see regular NHS insulin testing becoming a thing in my lifetime. It would open pandora's box and reveal the vast swathes of the population that are dangerously ill and getting worse following the advice of their government.
     
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