Diabetes Stigmas and Struggles Part 2
Understanding the lack of prediabetes information
Why doesn't the medical community provide more information on prediabetes? Is a rising fasting glucose of 150 to 160 an issue? Are post-meal readings of 300 with an A1C of 6.5 OK?
This is part 2 of the column which highlights a few of the many questions posed by dlife readers.
Question: There is such a limited amount of information on prediabetes. Does the medical community want you to become a diabetic and then they can treat you, but not give information to prevent it?
Answer: No! Unfortunately, our healthcare system is years away from a paradigm of prevention. This translates into very few insurance companies will pay for prediabetes education. Many programs are working on ways to get around this, despite funding, to help prevent people from joining the pandemic.
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Happy World Diabetes Day! And Diabetes Awareness Month! Man, life is busy. Brilliantly busy. So much is happening both with everyday life and my diabetes that I cannot believe that it’s November 14th. Where has 2014 gone? Wasn’t it summer just a few days ago? Now it’s 30 degrees here in Texas! For World Diabetes Day, I am wearing my blue and doing my usual posts on Facebook. But I am not engaged in Diabetes Awareness Month like usual. I’ve seen some posts around the blogosphere...