A year ago in January I was diagnosed as insulin-resistant, which I believe is the same as pre-diabetic. My fasting blood glucose was over 125 almost every morning. The doctor told me to lose weight, exercise an hour a day, eat a high-fiber diet and eliminate refined sugar and flour. I added two cinnamon capsules a day and did what the doctor said. I've lost about 100 pounds and my A1C last month was 4.
I still give in to the temptation to eat cake and ice cream once in awhile, but in general I try to get my carbs in the form of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. I'm careful to eat protein at every meal and try to intersperse snacks and 15-minute exercise bouts throughout the day to keep my metabolism at maximum level. I also do cardio 30 minutes six or seven days a week.
I still have weight to lose and this is still a struggle, but I think I can count myself as somewhat successful in fighting off diabetes.
Edited by: CALLMECARRIE at: 2/24/2013 (09:38)