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Prediabetes Resource Center

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Increasing Your Blood Sugar IQ

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Blood Sugar 101

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Are You At Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

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In a collaborative effort with the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), the J. Moss Foundation/Skinny Gene Project is pleased to provide you with a comprehensive diabetes prevention resource center.

Unlike many resources centers that focus on diabetes, the emphasis in this resource center is on prediabetes. The reason being, that although controlling diabetes is incredibly important, preventing it all together is the ultimate goal.

We will be adding new information as frequently as possible, so come back often and see what free resources have been added.

* Please note: Most of the information provided in this resource center is in a PDF format. Please download this FREE version of Adobe if you are unable to open these documents. Download Now

Your Guide to Increasing Your Blood Sugar IQ

This resource center will provide you with the information you need to prevent diabetes. Our goal is to EDUCATE you, so that you are EMPOWERED to help yourself, family, or friend PREVENT diabetes.

 

Review the following categories: Regardless of where you are on the path to prevention, the following sections contain valuable information to help you along the way. Below is a guide to what sections are included on this page, and what to expect to find in each section.

Ready to Start Preventing Diabetes

Ready To Start Preventing Diabetes: In this section you will find a step-by-step action plan to help you prevent diabetes. Prevention is not just a possibility; you can make it a reality. To get started just download these 3 FREE resources and follow this SIMPLE 3-Step Plan.

Blood Sugar 101

Blood Sugar 101: This section is an introduction to prediabetes and diabetes. In it you will find an overview of a variety of topics pertaining to blood sugar. Information covered in this section includes:

How it all goes together: Find out the relationship that exists between food, insulin, fat, your organs, and prediabetes and diabetes. Highly Recommended

Just the Basics: Have a specific question? This portion of the resource center provides just the basics on a variety of topics including:

Fast Facts – Statistical information on the scope of prediabetes
What is prediabetes- overview of the condition
What is diabetes- overview of all forms of the disease
Testing- what types are diagnostic tests are used

Free ResourcesFree Resources: Here you will find a variety of free resources and publications to download and use to help you or your loved ones prevent diabetes. Included in this area are:

Food Facts and Resources: Since maintaining a healthy weight is so important, we are providing you with some resources that will help you to make smarter choices.

Fat and Calorie Information on more than 1,500 foods
GI index of some of the popular foods
Your cheat list of some high fiber foods to add to your diet
Healthy Recipes
10 Healthy Eating Tips everybody should know

Publications: We are providing you with the links to multiple publications that you can download onto your computer and distribute to your friends and family. You can even find publications designed for a specific group or in a specific language. These publications are broken into two categories:

For People Wanting to Prevent Diabetes
For People Diagnosed with Diabetes

Additional Articles: Interested in finding out more? Check out our ongoing list of articles on a variety of prediabetes-related topics

A. Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes PDF:
Learn how to start your own GAME PLAN by setting goals, and tracking your progress.
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B. Your Game Plan Fat and Calorie Counter PDF:
More than 1,500 foods, includes regional foods from all parts of the United States.
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C. Your Game Plan Food and Activity Tracker PDF:
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GAME PLAN is based on the lifestyle modification strategies used in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Information provided by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the NIH and CDC.

Join and participate in some of the Skinny Gene Project Events happening in our on-line community or locally in your area.

Determine if the information provided in Your Game Plan packets (above) are enough for you to get started. If not, consider using our services to help identify your specific nutritional needs and give you the step-by-step guidance to succeed.

How it all goes together

Find out the relationship that exists between food, insulin, fat, your organs, and prediabetes and diabetes. This will help you understand why diabetes is so complicated, and why if it is not prevented it can quickly get out of control.
Highly Recommended. Read Now

Just the Basics

FAST FACTS Statistical information on the scope of prediabetes, including:

  • The Big Picture
  • Prediabetes’ Transformation into Diabetes
  • The “Face” of Prediabetes

WHAT IS PREDIABETES overview of the condition

WHAT IS DIABETES overview of all forms of the disease, including:

  • Type 1
  • Type 2
  • Gestational
  • Diabetes Related Complications

TESTING FOR PREDIABETES AND DIABETES what types are diagnostic tests are used, including:

  • OGTT- IGT
  • FPG-IFG
  • A1c

 

A1c- What does it really mean?

Discover how knowing your A1c can give you an inside look at where you are and where you are headed. An A1c test can be viewed as both a predictor of the future and advocate for change. Learn How

Order your A1c

Food Facts and Resources

Since maintaining a healthy weight is so important, we are providing you with some resources that will help you to make smarter choices. To prevent diabetes your diet should consist of high fiber, low fat, low glycemic, and overall low calorie foods.

  • Fat and calorie information on more than 1,500 foods (including regional foods around the United States Read Now
  • Not all carbs are created equal. Learn how eating the right carbs can help you lose weight, feel fuller longer, manage blood sugar levels, and improve your overall health. Using the glycemic index (GI) you can chose carbs that work for you, not against you. Learn more and see the GI of some popular foods .Read Now
  • Your cheat list of some high fiber foods to add to your diet Read Now
  • Healthy Recipes and food options GO TO
  • 10 Healthy Eating Tips everybody should know Read Now

Publications

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Please contact us if you’d like us to send you diabetes-related publications in a specific language (not provided below) lmartin@jmossfoundation.org.

FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO PREVENT DIABETES

It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Diabetes. A Lifetime of Small Steps for a Healthy Family.

Tips to help women with a history of gestational diabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and to help their children lower their risk for the disease
English version
Spanish version

Diabetes Prevention Tip Sheets: Each of the following tip sheets are tailored for groups with the highest risk for developing diabetes, but the information provided is valuable for anyone that wants to prevent diabetes.
Tips to help people at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less

FOR PEOPLE DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES

You Are the Heart of Your Family… Take Care of It.
The link between diabetes and heart disease
Bilingual (Spanish/English)

4 Steps to Controlling Your Diabetes for Life
What to do if you were recently diagnosed with diabetes, or you just want better control.
English version I Spanish version

Tips to Help You Stay Healthy
Gives you a four-part action plan
English version

Tips for Helping a Person with Diabetes
Provides you with practical suggestions for helping loved ones with diabetes
English version I Spanish version

If You Have Diabetes Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers
Learn about the A1c test and self-monitoring blood glucose
English version I Spanish version

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Here are some additional articles or resources: