Testing for Diabetes The following results indicate the presence of Pre-Diabetes: HbA1c 4-5.6% = Normal Range 5.7-6.4% = Risk of Diabetes >6.5% = Diabetes The goal for people with diabetes is a HbA1c is less than 7%. The higher the HbA1c, the higher the risk of developing Diabetic complications. If you are diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes, there are clear steps you need to take to lower your risk of developing type 2 Diabetes. Can Type 2

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A healthy eating plan for losing weight and reducing the risk of type 2 Diabetes should include a reduction in total energy (kilojoules) and fat intake. Instead choose a wide range of high fibre, low GI carbohydrate foods such as wholegrain breads and cereals, legumes and fruit. To work out a meal plan that’s right for you, visit an accredited practicing dietitian. To find a dietitian in your area, contact: The Dietitians Association of Australia or

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