The doctor did tell me I was in the first stages of insulin-resistance. My blood sugar was pretty high in the mornings last January, and the highest number I recorded was 126, which a few online sources said fell within the diagnostic range for diabetes (when FBG is higher than 125).
Turns out I wasn't diabetic, but it was obvious I needed to lose weight and exercise or risk becoming diabetic. The words "pre-diabetic" on my chart would scare me too.
I have no family history of diabetes. There's no hereditary reason why my pancreas should be at risk. The idea of ruining an internal organ through sheer laziness and bad eating habits was frightening enough to set me straight.
"I owe everything you see here to spaghetti."
| current weight: 177.8