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Prediabetes Online Test

Are You at Risk for Prediabetes? Take a Brief Online Test and See.

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Most people with prediabetes don't know they have it and aren't aware of the long-term risks to their health, including type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

Prediabetes often can be reversed through diet changes, increased physical activity and weight loss.

 

Books from Your Library on Diabetes

 

Ebooks from your Library on Diabetes

We have instantly accessible ebooks for you! Just visit ecollection.cefls.org and search for "diabetes."

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487 Really Cool Tips for Kids with Diabetes - Bo Nasmyth Loy
ISBN: 9781580403986
Publication Date: 2011-11-10

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Eat Out, Eat Well - Hope S. Warshaw
ISBN: 9781580406185
Publication Date: 2015-03-02

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40 Days to Better Living--Diabetes - Scott Morris; Church Church Health Center
ISBN: 9781607427827
Publication Date: 2013-04-01

 

Did You Know?

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is one of the approximately 25.8 million people in the United States—8.3% of the population— who have diabetes. Diabetes is actually a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, accounting for 90-95% of all diagnosed cases. Justice Sotomayor was diagnosed as a child with Type 1 diabetes. You can watch an interview with Charlie Rose in which she talks about her experience here.

Recent Health News

Taking Blood Pressure Drugs at Night May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds taking medication at night cut risk of blood sugar disorder in half.  Follow the link below to learn more.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_154773.html

 

Local Community Resources for Diabetes

The University of Vermont Health Network Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh offers a Diabetes Support Group and a Diabetes Education Center

Clinton County Health Department offers diabetes education and nutrition help.

Essex County Public Health Department offers diabetes education and screening services. 

InterLakes Health in Ticonderoga offers diabetes screening.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Essex County offers diabetes and nutrition education for individuals and groups.

 

What are the Main Types of Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. With this form of diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them. About 5 to 10 percent of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes, formerly called adult-onset diabetes or non insulin-dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes. People can develop type 2 diabetes at any age -- even during childhood. This form of diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which the body not use insulin properly. At first, the pancreas keeps up with the added demand by producing more insulin. In time, however, it loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

(from http://nihseniorhealth.gov/diabetes/diabetesdefined/01.html)

 

Diabetes News from Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard

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Apps for Managing Diabetes

  • Fooducate
    Snap a photo of a UPC label with this free app to see if a packaged food gets a healthy rating—or to find a more nutritious alternative. Free for Android and Apple.
  • mySugr Companion
    This app makes logging fun with a "monster" that you need to tame. A junior version is coming soon. Free in the Apple app store.
  • Dario
    Read a review of a new smartphone-compatible glucose meter available now in Europe and reportedly coming soon to the U.S.
  • Carb Counting with Lenny
    Let Lenny help kids learn carb counting in a fun and easy way! This free app allows children with diabetes to eat a variety of foods, just like other kids, and increases their sense of control and confidence in managing their diabetes.
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