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Those with Type 2 diabetes realize that controlling glucose levels is vital.  It is in a way a matter of life or death.  Realize that it is not only diabetics that have to watch their sugar level but also those people with pre-diabetes because it too can cause nerve damage that leads to peripheral neuropathy just like full blown diabetes.

The best way to control glucose is to lower your carbohydrate (carbs) intake at each meal.  In general women should keep their carb intake to 2-3 servings at each meal with each serving being equivalent to 15 grams of carbs.  Men can have 3-4 servings per meal.  For a morning and afternoon snack it is recommended that women have 1 servings of carbs while men can have up to 2 servings of carbs.

Type 2 diabetes technically means that the cells in your body are not as receptive to insulin created in the pancreas which is a hormone that helps your body’s cells absorb glucose and turn it into energy.  If you are pre-diabetic that means that you are close to this condition and is equivalent to a WARNING sign that you still have time to do something about it.

There is nothing wrong with carbohydrates given that you consume them at a rate that is right for your metabolism.  As humans we need carbohydrates to provide our cells with energy so that we can function.  The problem in our fast food and processed food world is that most of us eat far more than the recommended servings of carbs at each sitting whether breakfast, lunch,dinner or a snack.  Carbs are everywhere around us, in bread and grains, in fruit, and of course in pure sugar, and even in vegetables in varying degrees.  For the most part most vegetables are low in carbs however some are high like potatoes.

It is important for you to learn how to read the nutrition labels on processed food packaging, especially focusing on the carbohydrates.  It is also important that you are clear how many carbs are in certain types of fruits and vegetables.  Once you modify your diet to stay within the recommended limits for carbohydrate servings,  you will also help to lower and keep your glucose in check.

If you are diabetic you are probably measuring your glucose at least 3 times per day.  If you are pre-diabetic you may be measuring your glucose levels at least 1 times per day at varying times of the day.  For the measurement you will need to use a Glucose Meter most often available from a drugstore or right here.  They are all very similar in function.  The real expensive part are the test strips which most often are on prescription based on your health plan.  The meters specifically measure the XX of glucose per milliliter of blood.  For any reading less than 126 1 hour after a meal means that your cells are processing glucose at healthy rate however if you are getting reading over 126 on a fairly consistent basis then you are technically diabetic and may need medicine to help lower your glucose levels.

Your doctor should order a lab test to measure your A1C which is a measurement that looks at your glucose value over a 3 month period.  This value provides the information you need to determine whether you are pre-diabetic, type 2 diabetic or not diabetic at all.

Measuring glucose daily with a glucose meter is helpful in determining whether you are eating right to control your carbohydrate intake.  By controlling your daily intake you will ultimately also control your 3 month A1C value.

All this is important because type 2 diabetes is the number 1 cause of peripheral neuropathy and as said earlier pre-diabetes is not just a precursor and WARNING sign of type 2 diabetes but it is also a cause for the death of nerve cells which leads to peripheral neuropathy.

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