Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is diabetes?
  2. Why is it so important to prevent diabetes?
  3. What is pre-diabetes?
  4. What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?
  5. How do I know if I am at risk for developing diabetes?
  6. What is type 1 diabetes?
  7. What is type 2 diabetes?
  8. What is gestational diabetes?
  9. What is a normal blood glucose (sugar) number?
  10. Is there a cure for diabetes?
  11. What medication should I take for diabetes?
  12. Do all people with diabetes take medication for it?
  13. What is A1C?
  14. What should my cholesterol number be?
  15. What is BMI?
  16. What kinds of foods should I eat?
  17. Can I eat carrots, grapes, and watermelon?
  18. Should I exercise and how do I start?
  19. My doctor told me that I have a “touch of sugar” and to “watch” my sugar. What does this mean?
  20. Do parents need to worry about their children developing type 2 diabetes?
  21. How many people have been diagnosed with diabetes?
  22. How many Lancaster County residents have pre-diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes?
  23. How many people are newly diagnosed with diabetes each year?


Please note: All information found on this website is intended for general informational purposes only. It is never intended to be medical advice, including, but not limited to, the frequently asked questions, the score explanations for the diabetic risk assessment, and diabetic prevention tips. Never substitute information found on this website for a physician’s care. Diabetes is a critically important health topic, and you should always consult your physician to personally understand the ramifications before taking any therapeutic action based on advice found here or anywhere else on the Internet or World Wide Web.