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Offended by official, mandatory training material...

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by MarkE, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    SNAP - Exactly what happened in my case 5 years ago. It makes me so angry that I religiously followed the 5-a-day type dietary recommendations and ate what was apparently a "healthy" diet then get blamed for being fat and lazy cos it gave me diabetes. The highest my BMI has ever been is slightly over 27 and I'm a very tall guy anyway who wears 34" waist jeans. My advice is use the anger against the disease rather than against other people who are only reciting what the media says.

    Good luck
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  2. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's in the next table.

    It also goes on to state

    'The NICE guidelines regard a fasting plasma glucose result of 5.5 mmol/l as putting someone at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly when accompanied by other risk factors for type 2 diabetes'

    which doesn't agree with the tables normal limit of below 6.1, or the pre diabetic range of 6.1 to 6.9 mmol/l
  3. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Diabetes UK say this:-

    “Prediabetes isn’t actually a clinical term which is recognised by the World Health Organization. In fact, the American Diabetes Association has set the level for prediabetes at a blood glucose measurement of HbA1C 5.7% (39mmol/mol) but it is the only organisation which uses this criteria. In the UK there is no defined criteria for prediabetes or borderline diabetes.

    “So why do some clinicians still use it? Well we know that sometimes it can be useful when explaining your individual risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It emphasises how serious it is to have high blood glucose levels. Between 5% and 10% of people with prediabetes go on to develop Type 2 diabetes each year.

    As prediabetes isn't a defined clinical term, different people/organisations will have different cut-offs. I agree that the diabetes.co.uk page you referenced, http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes_care/blood-sugar-level-ranges.html , is confusing because it quotes the NICE value without putting it in context.
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