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Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello fellow Sparkers
Well today I have been told that I am borderline diabetic, just to add to all the ailments that I have, I am sure my body is trying to get every ailment from A-Z!

So, from tomorrow it will be a new beginning. I now HAVE to concentrate on what I eat. My blood result is far too close to the borderline not to be ignored. My GP has just said follow a good healthy eating plan, do exercises and hopefully with that and the upped dose of thyroxine, he is hoping my weight will start to come off and blood glucose levels start to fall.

If I sound a bit vague its because I know little about diabetes and diets. I am reading all the info on Sparks so as time goes by will learn more and more, and I am sure there will be a few good souls who are in the same position as me but down the road a bit that can give me some advice/ideas.

I was very surprised to hear I was borderline to be honest, as I dont have the usual symptoms thirsty, tiredness, more bathroom trips! So just goes to show anything can be happening in our bodies and we dont know it. Its only by chance that it was discovered after having recent blood tests for other things - my GP said as we managed to find a vein we will test for everything as the blood is flowing nicely! emoticon

So, there you have it! emoticon emoticon
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    When I was first diagnosed I had no symptoms and still don't but my level has only just gone up to 7.5 after several years of control by diet only. My friend was diagnosed due to having symptoms and his sugar level was 28! Apparently people often get diagnosed due to complications of diabetes having set in because they had no previous symptoms and their blood sugar had been uncontrolled for a long time.

    People often assume that you get it from eating too much sugar and that sugar is the only thing to worry about. But actually you are far more likely to get it if you are overweight and lack exercise regardless of whether you like sweet things or not. Plus your body converts ALL carbs to sugar but some get into the bloodstream quicker than others. Look up Glycaemic index or GI diet and you will see which carbs are better for diabetics. For instance boiled new potatoes are better than baked or mashed.

    Sorry - I do go on! Get carried away trying to be helpful. xx
    1872 days ago
    I just stumbled on your blog and saw this post. I was recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes as well. Good luck! I'll be rooting for you too.
    1876 days ago
    I know this sucks big time Fwendy emoticon
    I will be with you every step of the way to your fitter and healthier self, today is day one take one day at a time and you can do this.

    1877 days ago
    My MIL is diabetic, she has lost enough weight that she was recently able to stop taking insulin shots! She still has to watch her diet carefully and track her blood sugar, but she is proof that it can be done. For her, protein is important to help keep her blood glucose on a steady level, and she has to be careful with processed sugars and carbs. Information is your best ally in this and it sounds like you have a good plan! I wish you all the best! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1877 days ago
    As I expect you've read, losing weight can often reverse pre diabetes. Cutting out sugar, will help enormously.
    1877 days ago
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