Diabetes Prevention & Pre-Diabetes Community
diabetic?
About This Community:

80 million Americans suffer from pre-diabetes, a condition accompanying patients with blood glucose level above 101 mg/dl but below the diabetes marker of 125 mg/dl. Communicate with other pre-diabetic members on how to prevent diabetes through nutrition management, exercise, and other treatments.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

diabetic?

I have a seven year old stepdaughter who is thirty five pounds overweight and had a fasting glucose test done twice results were 100 the first time and 132 the second. Is this prediabetes or should she be diagnosed with diabetes?
231441_tn?1333896366
Hello,

the 100 is 'prediabetic', the 132 would be considered diabetic.

Sounds like she is really at risk with her being so overweigth at her age.

Does she live with you?    

To address this it would be necessary to change her diet and to increase her physical activity level.  Would be very helpful to her if these changes can be done by the whole family instead of just targeting her.

Please cut out sweets, and cookies.  If she does have sweets they should be portion controlled (to small amounts) and not every day.  

Soft drinks and fruit juices and other sweetened drinks are a easy target for weight loss.   They should be eliminated in her case and replaced with water.

Focus on meals that include vegetables, proteins, and lower carb choices.  Would be great if she can be involved in the meal preparation and ehlp in the choices for the whole family.

Has she seen her doctor about this?  What is the feedback from the Dr.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
FoodDiary Tracker
Track Your Daily Carbs and Overall Diet
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135 commented on Barb135's status
Dec 26
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135 Do what you fee... Comment
Dec 26
11574110_tn?1419509307
Blank
IDev commented on photo
Dec 26
Diabetes Prevention & Pre-Diabetes Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank