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    Do you have diabetes?

    6% of the population is diabetic and half of them don’t know it.  Undetected or uncontrolled diabetes can have disastrous consequences.You may be diabetic without knowing it. In the Province of Quebec, 650 000 people are diabetic and from that number, 200,000 people don’t know it yet. Most people have type 2 diabetes, which is the most silent type. It can be hiding for years before being detected, and still causing health problems over that period of time.

    Results of uncontrolled diabetes can be a stroke, amputation of a limb and blindness.

    The only way to make sure that you don’t have it is by getting blood work done by our doctor. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes in Canada, recommend that people over 40 years old get tested on a regular basis every 3 years. Tests should be done more frequently on people who represent a risk.

    Some people are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The following questionnaire will help you determine if you are at risk. People of Aboriginal, Hispanic of America, African or Asian or South Asian descent, should keep a watchful eye on their results, because it is shown that a higher percentage of people from these populations are affected with diabetes.

    Questionnaire:

    1. If your weight is equal or higher to the weight indicated for your height in the following chart, give yourself 5 points

    Height (inches/centimeters) without shoes

    Weight (pounds/kilos) without clothes

    58/147

    129/59

    59/150

    133/60

    60/152

    138/63

    61/155

    143/65

    62/157

    147/67

    63/160

    152/69

    64/163

    157/71

    65/165

    162/73

    66/168

    167/76

    67/170

    172/78

    68/173

    177/80

    69/175

    182/83

    70/178

    188/85

    71/180

    193/87

    72/183

    199/90

    73/185

    204/92

    74/188

    210/95

    75/190

    216/98

    76/193

    221/100

    2. If you’re under 64 years old and that you seldom exercise or not at all, on a regular basis (at least 3 times per week), give yourself 5 points.


    3. If you are between 45 and 64 years old, give yourself 5 points.

    4. If you are over 65 years old, add 9 points.

    5. If you are a female that gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds (4kg) at birth, give yourself 1 point.

    6. If one of your siblings is diabetic, give yourself 1 point.

    7. If one of your close family members is diabetic, give yourself 1 point.

    Total points between 3 and 9:

    You are in the low risk category. Keep being watchful, especially if you are over 40 years old, suffer from obesity or are overweight, that your ancestors are part of the higher risk groups like the Aboriginal, Hispanic, African, Asian or South Asian ethnics.

    Total points over 9:

    You are at risk of becoming diabetic. Know how to recognize the symptoms: 

    . Unusual fatigue
    . Extreme thirst
    . More frequent need to urinate
    . Unusual weight loss

    Consult your doctor for a blood test.