I was diagnosed as Type II diabetes 6 years ago when I was on the bordeline between "prediabetes" and "diabetes." Giving me that "diabetes" label was the best thing that ever happened to me. It got me serious about stopping the progression of the disease and I am now healthier and more fit that I have been my entire adult life.
1. I lowered my carb intake significantly. (At first, I went definitely "low carb" then increased my carbs a little so that I am now slightly low carb to moderate carb.)
2. I began exercising regularly
3. I started checking my blood glucose twice per day and saw for myself how carbohydrates and exercise influenced my blood glucose
4. Those things above helped me to lose 25% of my body weight -- just over 50 pounds
5. Since that diagnosis 6 years ago, all of my labwork has been improved and my official diagnosis is now "insulin resistence." I have NEVER needed meds to control my glucose. My cholesterol levels are much better (though I still take meds for that.). I have been able to significantly reduce my medications for high blood pressure. I am thinner, stronger, healthier, and generally more fit than I have ever been.
Definitely take it seriously and start acting (eating and exercising) as if you actually have diabetes -- because you actually do have it. You are just in the early stages of the disease process.
"Aim for progression, not perfection." -- SP Coach Nancy
"There is hope for me. There is hope for all of us." -- llou
| current weight: 156.0