I could lose a good forty pounds...but I am not huge....but definitely bigger than the "ideal".
My fathers mother had diabetes, my dad is "on the line" and controlling with diet only. My maternal uncle had juv. diabetes.
Unfortunately, nobody but my grandmother was a good example. My dad eats piles of meat, smokes, and eats hardly any vegetables, or anything else really. My Uncle eats whatever he wants and has shots that he has to give himself daily.
I have a non blood related uncle that has diabetes and he doesn't act like he has it. He says he has it, but he eats second helpings of dessert all the time. He's not even supposed to eat the first.
So - I will wait for this three month panel however long that takes to come back. Also, my triglycerides were in the 200's also...so now I have to deal with that too. Before you know it, I am going to be a skinny minnie!
BTW my favorite foods are going to be very hard to leave behind. Potato, noodles, bread, popcorn with oily topping.
I'll definitely need to get support from somewhere, and maybe along the way help someone else. Glad I am here.