I am sorry to hear that there was not great news with these tests...but the great part is that yes...diet and light exercise can take care of the Diabetes (type 2) and the cholesterol...
I had gained about
20 pounds a few years ago and also got this same diagnosis...my Dr. said you have Diabetes and my cholesterol was over 250!!!
when I started Ambien..that crazy night eating that I had no clue I was doing (side effect they mention very quickly on the commercial..haha)....
And then about
6 months ago I switched to all Organic...which is actually less expensive when you add up the health care costs for all the bad habits I used to have..as in tests and medicine..and junk food places..
As well as stared adding in 3-5 Ten minute walks per day..this was manageable with my pain...can't do all at once..
And now my cholesterol is back to normal range..as well as no more Diabetes!!!
I also switched from Percocet which I had been taking for years..to OxyIR 5mg...and within a week...my stomach issues..nausea was gone...and liver tests the following month were perfect too!!
So..if you are like me..I was like..NO!! I will not take one more medicine one more second than needed if I can control something myself..as of course..there are things that I can't..like some of my pain..or my tumor..
Plus I have the added benefit of more energy..and skin is clearer...and feel so healthy with the organic food...:)
Gave up sugar too!
As well as making sure I drink 10-12 glasses of water...that's all I drink besides green or other tea..and this helps flush out both kidneys and liver functions better..
So I know it seems daunting with those results...but rest assured that you can do things yourself to change the numbers back..
Am sending you big hugs (( )))
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 3/17/2010 5:01:31 PM (GMT-6)