You're in Control Taking care of yourself when you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes takes effort. You need to check your blood sugar, eat right, stay active, and take your medications. It makes a big difference; because it can help you avoid major problems throughout your body, even in places you might not expect. Stick to your treatment plan so you can help slow them down or prevent them altogether. Gum Disease and Cavities Diabetes makes

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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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