New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

ceebee
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 401
   Posted 11/19/2007 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Could someone explain prediabetic to me and what to watch for? If this is caught, could diabetes be avoided? Thanks:)

LanieG
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5408
   Posted 11/20/2007 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Ceebee, "prediabetic" is only a term used for people whose fasting blood sugars fall between 100 and 126.  These are people who might end up full-blown diabetic with higher blood sugar readings later on or who might be able to keep their readings low enough not to be considered "diabetic".   In other words, their pancreas is still working but not as efficiently as a normal person's.  A year ago I was caught with pre-diabetic fasting numbers and I've been able to bring my fasting and other blood sugar numbers down through diet and weight loss. 


Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds


siberian
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 94
   Posted 11/26/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
weight loss helps, but following Southbeach diet helped more---Stay off simple carbs, such as white bread, potatoes, rice, pasta. This alone will lower your levels. Eat fruit in moderation, limit juices radically. It helped me,

Siberian

LanieG
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5408
   Posted 11/26/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Siberian, an overweight or obese person will probably have a hard time controlling blood sugar especially if he is genetically inclined to diabetes even if he's not diagnosed yet, which is why one of the most important ways to fight high blood sugar is to lose weight.  Sometimes, merely losing weight along with a decent diet and exercise can keep blood sugar to normal levels.  Secondly, reducing intake of carbohydrates is important to controling blood sugar, regardless of weight, which is why most of us here follow a low or no carbohydrate way of eating.  Please look through our past threads to see information about food and diet.  The South Beach Diet has three phases.  Only the first phase cuts out the carbs.  Phases two and three introduces them back into the diet, which would not be appropriate for someone who cannot control his blood sugar by diet alone.  Others who follow the insulin resistant diet are successful in pairing some carbs with proteins.  There are many factors to this problem:  whether one is type 1 or 2, on meds or not, the type of meds, activity level, etc.

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 10:16 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,390 posts in 301,299 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151401 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Sure foot.
339 Guest(s), 12 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Mews2much, Thankuall, suebear, NM12, Wilderness, Bohemond, Loutucky, Paxton, maria2016, quincy, kcsmith72, straydog


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer