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Scary Lab Results


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Have been flirting with per-diabetes numbers for the past two years now; however, today the doc told me I've just crossed over the magic line. Seems the powers to be have lowered the numbers that they now consider diabetic and I just made it there.

Despite eating healthy (most of the time) and exercising (well, not so much recently) I still managed to get there. It runs in the family so I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I was!

Scary news but at least thankful that medicine, better eating and more consistent exercise should keep it under control. Plan on doing LOTS of research but know that low carb days are my future. Google will be burnt out before I get through with it!
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MAESTRAPLANK12 7/5/2014 7:52AM

    You can handle this because you are focused and are already living a healthy lifestyle. I just had a colonoscopy and as a result High Fiber Diet is my lifestyle. I think we have the ability to choose carefully what goes into our bodies. I am already feeling positively about the recent changes I have made to my diet. We can adapt to whatever we need to remain healthy.

My brother-in-law is a diabetic who sadly refuses to follow a healthy lifestyle which has resulted in his declining health. I know also diabetics who choose another path...that of exercise and a healthy diet...they are thriving.

I know you can handle anything that comes your way! You are an inspirational leader. emoticon

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ELIZACG9 12/24/2013 2:01PM

    A1c is important too, what was yours?? emoticon

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CTUPTON 12/13/2013 9:13AM

    I am skirting th e line also. It is scary to be facing that disease.
I'd like to go to a workshop about this. The numbers and blood levels are more motivating to me than general warnings.

chris emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 12/3/2013 6:57AM

    At least you have improved your lifestyle before diagnosis!! That's half the battle, if you keep a tight control on your numbers diabetes won't adversely affect your health. Just live healthy. Good luck! emoticon

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BETHLOVESBIKING 11/30/2013 12:35PM

    Oh, so sorry to hear that! You've got a great attitude about tackling it, and you're right about the low carbs in your future. I was pre-diabetic 2 years ago (bg 105). I finally kicked the soda habit (well mostly emoticon ) and went on a low carb diet. Everybody has to do what works for their own body, so good for you doing the research. I'll just outline what I've done for 2 years now.

I was starting to not feel well with dairy anyway, so that was the first to go, although once in awhile I still have yogurt, and sometimes cheese, but I eat about 10% of the cheese I used to. No milk anymore, which is actually very high in sugars (lactose.) Almond milk is low carb, so it works for lots of protein shakes. I read Dr. Fuhrmann's Eat to Live and it has a lot of great ideas with veggies, veggies, and more veggies. I can't follow his diet to the letter, but it does remind me to fill up on salads and healthy veggies, with the "other" stuff not in the starring role. I've cut back a lot on grains too. Last month my BG was 82, and the doctor was pretty amazed. I know I'm not out of the woods yet, because, according to my doctor, just having excess fat on my body means I'm producing more insulin than I should be, and someday the pancreas is just going to give up. And I have 100 lbs. to lose. So until I lose the weight, I'm still "at risk" for diabetes, no matter how healthy I eat. Good luck to you and hope things go better. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm curious---what is the new lowered baseline?

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SUEPERWOMAN 11/30/2013 11:45AM

 
I'm sorry. Be well !!

Love, Ginger

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DS9KIE 11/28/2013 5:46PM

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MIAJOEB 11/27/2013 9:04PM

    That is why I have put off getting tested until I loose more weight (FAT)
So sorry but take care of yourself

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CATLADY52 11/27/2013 6:27PM

    emoticon Do you know why the borderline changed? Becoming informed is your best bet, then doing something about it is next. emoticon

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PYNETREE 11/27/2013 6:58AM

    Sorry you have been diagnosed as Diabetic. But thrilled at the way you are going to tackle it, by learning everything you can about it, and taking control. emoticon

One of the best tools, is the Nutrition Tracker here on SPARK. If you don't use it now, this it is a great time to start!
If you are using it..change it to the one with Diabetes features. There is a spot to list your Blood Glucose numbers. And by honestly listing every thing you eat or drink, you will have an accurate reason for the BG #'s you are getting. I also list stress, exercise, illness, did I mention ~ stress!? Because they all have an effect on your Blood Glucose.

Wishing you Strength and Good numbers! emoticon

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MARION-S 11/27/2013 4:57AM

    Just when you think that you got it together they go and change things emoticon Keep moving forward in the right direction and you will win the battle KRYS emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 11/26/2013 11:22PM

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 11/26/2013 10:37PM

    That is scary!! ((hugs))
How can they just change the numbers?? I was borderline a couple of years ago - I need to get in and get re-checked.
Leave some Google for me, please.
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NPA4LOSS 11/26/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon Education is always the best tool! emoticon emoticon

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