borderline diabetic needs help to avoid full blown diabetes

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Old lady
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   Posted 4/9/2016 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, this is my first post so I am hoping I am doing it ok. I am a 74year old lady with multiple auto immune illnesses which have put me in a wheelchair. I have now been told by my GP that I am borderline diabetic due to the Prednisolone I have been taking for around 15 years. I only take 5 mg. & I have to take it because it is the only tablet I can take for one of my illnesses called Vasculitis. I weigh 8 stone & have always eaten a healthy diet. Is there anything I can do to help me going over the borderline to full blown diabetis? Thanks.

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Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 4/9/2016 6:10:36 AM (GMT-6)


Lanie G
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   Posted 4/9/2016 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell, Old lady! I'm sorry these illnesses have put you in a wheelchair. And, yes, steroids like prednisolone can create diabetes.

The best way to try to control blood sugar for you is to cut down on the heavy carbs like bread, potatoes, rice, any food made with flour and/or sugar. Eating food like this raises our blood sugar very high and since you've been told you are borderline diabetic, you may be able to bring your blood sugar down to more acceptable levels with diet.

It may be a challenge to cut down on these but if you can avoid diabetes complications, your health will thank you! More salads, more varied vegetables, milk products with no sugar added, nuts, and a decent portion of protein will help you do this.

Are you able to walk at all? Exercise in any way? Movements help lower blood sugar, too.

Can you write what you normally eat for meals?

I'm glad you posted! (I used a conversion calculator to see that you weight about 112 pounds. I'm in the US.) :-)
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
metformin
very low carb way of eating

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   Posted 4/10/2016 3:34 AM (GMT -6)   
as with lanie. keep strong.
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LadyBug2730
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   Posted 4/10/2016 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I was put on Metformin about 8 months ago as I was also borderline diabetic with a family history of diabetes. The Metformin has helped me lose 15 pounds (I need to lose another 20) with no side effects and I am very leery about taking meds. My last doctor's appointment my fasting blood sugar was better and I'm hoping it's even better when I go in two weeks.

I also cut down my portions and rarely eat pasta, white bread or sugar. I used to have a cola every day now I might have one once a month.

Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
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