Choice Center for Diabetes

An AADE Accredited Diabetes Center since 2014!
Most Insurance Accepted!

Pre-Diabetes – A Serious Condition

It is estimated that 1 in 3 adult Americans will have diabetes by 2050!

Non-diabetic –  fasting plasma glucose =  <100mg/d

Pre-diabetes –   fasting plasma glucose =  100-125mg/dl

Diabetes        –  fasting plasma glucose =  126mg/dl or above

The goal is to intervene early for pre-diabetes to delay diagnosis or keep from progressing to diabetes.  You can “turn back the clock!”

The Diabetes Prevention Program showed that a modest 5 to 10% weight loss and physical activity (30 minutes daily) could prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by up to 58%. 

Type 1 Diabetes

In Type 1 Diabetes the pancreas makes little or no insulin.  Old names for Type 1 Diabetes are insulin-dependent, juvenile-onset, ketosis-prone,  unstable, or brittle diabetes.

People with Type 1 Diabetes need insulin in order to stay alive.  Type 1 can begin at any age, but it usually occurs in children and young adults.

As Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), Dustin Forrest and Marie Veselsky can help you better manage your own diabetes through intensive insulin regimes or insulin pump therapy.  We work closely with insulin pump manufacturers to ensure the most up-to-date help for you if you are on an insulin pump.  Plans for the future include an “Insulin Pump Diabetes Support Group”.

Diabetes Type 2

One thing that can be said for sure is that significant weight loss and improved diabetes symptoms go hand in hand.

Diabetes Type 2 is when the pancreas is producing insulin, but the amount is not adequate, or the insulin is not effective in lowering blood glucose because the cells are resistant.  Being overweight plays a role in many cases.

With insulin resistance, the pancreas produces more insulin than usual, but the cells are unable to use the insulin because there are fewer receptors.

Diabetes Type 2 onset is possible at any age, but type 2 is more commonly diagnosed after age 30.

The treatment for Type 2 Diabetes is done in phases or stages; nutrition (cutting down on total daily carb helps lower blood sugars and results in weight loss) therapy and exercise, and oral medications and/or insulin.

It can take up to ONE year to see better blood sugar control, once a person starts exercising and changing their diet/lifestyle.  No wonder so many people get discouraged after a few weeks.   The good news though …is that it does work if you hang in there!