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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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    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
    688 days ago
  • v ELIZACG9
    A1c is important too, what was yours?? emoticon
    881 days ago
    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
    892 days ago
  • v MARYBETH4884
    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
    902 days ago
    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?
    905 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/30/2013 12:36:46 PM

    I'm sorry. Be well !!

    Love, Ginger
    905 days ago
  • v DS9KIE
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    907 days ago
    That is why I have put off getting tested until I loose more weight (FAT)
    So sorry but take care of yourself
    908 days ago
  • v CATLADY52
    emoticon Do you know why the borderline changed? Becoming informed is your best bet, then doing something about it is next. emoticon
    908 days ago
  • v PGHP31CK
    m emoticon emoticon emoticon
    908 days ago
  • v SILVER1369
    908 days ago
    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
    908 days ago
  • v MARION-S
    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
    909 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2013 4:58:04 AM
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    909 days ago
    909 days ago
    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.
    909 days ago
  • v GRNDMOM43
    emoticon Education is always the best tool! emoticon emoticon
    909 days ago
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