Don’t pass 126, because diabetes has no easy fix!
Once your blood sugar exceeds 126 mg/dL, you become a diabetic for life!
Our goal at Daily Dose of Sugar is to educate pre-diabetic people who may have rising blood sugar levels to test their blood sugar NOW, because once their fasting blood-glucose concentration passes 126 mg/dL, they will be DIABETIC FOREVER. Diabetes is irreversible.We hope to save 88 million people from diabetes by raising awareness about checking blood sugar levels.
According to the CDC, in 2020, 34 million Americans are diabetic, and over 20% of them(7.3 million people) are undiagnosed. 88 million Americans are pre-diabetic, and over 84% of them (74 million people) are undiagnosed. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2017, the direct medical cost of diabetes was $237 billion and the cost of reduced productivity was $90 billion.
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Our goal at Daily Dose of Sugar is to educate the 88 million pre-diabetic people in the United States about the importance of checking their blood sugar levels at least twice a year. Most people do not understand that once their blood glucose levels pass 126 mg/dL, they will become diabetic for life. We hope to prevent 88 million people from passing that threshold so they can live diabetes free.
Aurchana Manickavasagan is 17 years old and the founder of Daily Dose of Sugar. When she learned that her grandmother had diabetes, she researched the causes and treatment for diabetes.
Aurchana was surprised to find that once you become a diabetic, you will always be a diabetic — even though you lower your glucose levels through diet or medications. She is doing outreach by speaking to audiences through TEDx and other venues.
Visit her website: ddosugar.org where she encourages people to check their blood-sugar levels every six months. Aurchana uses social media, memes, Instagram, and other clever ways to get her message out.
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