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014: The Diabetes Talk

Here are the highlights from the show: 

Quick correction, I said 1 in 3 people may have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Here are the current stats, according the <a href=""></a>:

<p style="padding-left: 30px;">A record high number of Americans—40%, or more than 100 million adults—are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Without significant changes, as many as 30% of people with pre-diabetes will go on to develop type 2 diabetes[<a href="">1</a>].</p>

Those are some staggering odds. If we do not fix what we are doing we will just continue to get sicker and fatter as Americans. This is not meant and a judgment, merely as an observation.

A second correction, when talking about Type 1 Diabetes, I first say type 2, however, I do clarify.

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This episode we do not go into the normally catching up, mainly because this was originally supposed to be part 2 of the last episode, but by itself, this was almost an hour of raw recording. I was not going to subject you to over an hour worth of podcast so, here we are. If you want to catch up with us check out episode <a href="">011: Keto and Being Vegetarian</a> the first part of the episode was talking about how we have been.

Even though we did not have the formal introduction to the show Whit and Ash do share their family stories about how diabetes has affected them. We talk about the preventable nature of most diabetes.


As always we talk about the importance of a support system when making a lifestyle change like this.

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<h2>How do we quantify type 2 diabetes?:</h2>

<b>Type 2 diabetes


<i>At least one the following blood tests:</i>


    <li>Fasting blood sugar of 126 mg/dL or higher on two separate occasions</li>

    <li>HbA1c of 6.5% or higher</li>

    <li>An oral glucose tolerance test that shows a blood sugar of 200 mg/dL or higher after 2 hours [<a href="">3</a>]</li>


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