Introduction ~ Pre-diabetic (maybe)

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Betsy12
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   Posted 2/9/2017 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Lanie, I will introduce myself. I have feared diabetes catching up to me for years. My parents both have type 2, as does a sibling. All were overweight at least some point in their lives. I too am overweight, but have recently LOST weight, which makes my recent result concerning.

Last summer I was at my peak...BMI roughly 30, so bordering on medically obese (though my friends insist I'm not that fat. I was in that BMI 29+ range for 5 or more years (a steady creep after my last child).

I lose 15 pounds since summer, and hope to lose more. BMI is now roughly 28. Fasting glucose history rides in the mid 90's for YEARS. It was 88 in my prime, and 93-96 yearly since 2008. Until last week, when I was surprised by a 110. I know it's not time to panic, but I have a tendency to do just that (and may head over to the anxiety boards next).

I bought an A1C home kit, and did both within the week...results were 5.1 and 4.8. If accurate, all is well? Well, that's enough for now I guess. Thanks for the welcome! I hate waiting for more lab results, but if I lose another 5-10 by then (2-3 months), it can only help, right?

Linda

Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 2/9/2017 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting! In some ways, your post could be about me! smile Very similar details indeed! Except I'm now 68. We can't escape heredity but we can deal with it in better ways than our parents did (maybe - at least mine...) because we have a lot more information available to us and meters! My mom and grandmother did not have meters. Until I came here and started learning and reading about blood sugar, I didn't know what effects potatoes, rice and food made with flour had on our blood sugar.

Anyway, no, don't panic. Just take your health under your control and at this stage, you should be able to with some changes in food plans and activity. I would recommend the book Diabetes Solution by Dr. Richard Bernstein. He is a type 1 and a medical doctor. His book explains his journey to understanding how he can control his blood sugar along with insulin which he needs because he's a type 1. He is very strict about carbs. I am very low carb but not as strict as he suggests. I am now on metformin although for many years I was able to have tight control of my blood sugar with just diet and [a lot of] cardio exercise. His book explains blood sugar, meds, food and has recipes at the back.

Yes, losing weight does help bring blood sugar down, so that's a good plan. You can read the resources threads at the top of the Diabetes Forum for more information.

I'm glad you posted!
Lanie

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

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20044
   Posted 2/10/2017 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
good advice by lanie. i am on insulin, yes massive genetic history, however as stated people can break the cycle with simple good food, excercise and better mental and overall health. diabetes is a creeper, and it constantly creeps, so vigilance is key. i have learnt the hard way, and lanie keeps us on track with straight up clear wisdom. welcome linda, former turtle. now a big friendly elephant.
do not feed the humans!!!
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Lanie G
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 6026
   Posted 2/10/2017 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Turtle is now "big friendly elephant"? tongue I hope you are doing well! Glad to see you again!
Lanie

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

Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:
www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20044
   Posted 2/10/2017 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
turtle got grumpy and tired, frustrated etc, sent him walk-about. it's all good.
do not feed the humans!!!
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