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Frequently Asked Diabetes Questions
What is the best diet for a person with diabetes?
There are several diets that are recommended for a person with diabetes but there is no one size fits all diet. The best diet is case by case and will need to be prescribed and monitored by a licensed health professional to ensure your diet is always aligned with your ever changing day to day. Click on the red chat icon and chat with one of our health coaches so they can help you find the best diet for you.
Will exercise help my diabetes?
Yes. Exercise can help you manage type 2 diabetes. Exercise, diet, and medication adherence along with living a more active life are the main ways to manage diabetes. The type of exercise, duration and frequency of it will vary from person to person. If you want to learn more, click the red chat icon and chat with one of our health coaches. We would love to help.
Can diabetes be prevented if I am at risk??
Yes. In most instances Diabetes can be prevented. Ways to prevent Diabetes vary based on the type of diabetes you are at risk for. Having regular diabetes screenings is the best way to know how your body is regulating your blood sugar levels and to know your current level of risk.
What are normal A1C levels?
As someone with type 2 diabetes, if I am prescribed insulin, will the type of my diabetes change?
No. Taking insulin does not mean the type of your diabetes has changed. It means that your body’s ability to regulate your blood sugar levels has gotten worse and you are exhibiting signs of poor control of your diabetes which is normally the result of decreased natural insulin function.
Are my children at risk if I have type 2 Diabetes?
Yes. If you have type 2 diabetes your children are more susceptible to developing Type 2 diabetes but that doesn’t mean they will develop it. The best way to prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes is to make sure they adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Will I need to take insulin if I have type 2 diabetes?
Yes, if you exhibit poor control of your blood sugar levels. Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition which only gets worse over time if it is poorly managed.
If I am diagnosed with diabetes and I don't take my medication or I don't take it properly, what could happen?
What could happen depends on how advanced your condition is at the time of diagnosis. As with all chronic conditions, symptoms only worsen if the condition is not properly managed and medication adherence is a main form of proper management. If your diabetes is poorly managed, it can lead to eye disease, organ failures, heart attacks, strokes, limb amputations, and impaired cognitive abilities among other things.
If my doctor diagnoses me with Prediabetes and prescribes me medication, what will happen if I don't take the medication?
Diabetes is a chronic condition that only gets worse over time. If you are diagnosed as having prediabetes then your condition can progress and get worse if you don’t begin to properly manage your blood sugar levels and keep them close to a normal range.
If I am diagnosed with diabetes, can my diagnosis be reversed?
Yes it can be reversed with intense lifestyle changes and strict medication adherence contingent on the type of diabetes you are diagnosed with and how advanced your condition is at the time of diagnosis. Type 1 diabetes cannot be reversed but it can be properly managed to ensure it doesn’t progress. Type 2 can be reversed if the condition isn’t too far advanced at the time of diagnosis. Working with the right healthcare team is crucial to knowing where you are at the time of diagnosis and in helping you develop the right plan of action.