I was diagnoised May 28, 2012 - As I sat in the Endocronologist office waiting to get the results of my blood work. I expected to hear that it was my Thyroid and that is why I couldn't lose weight. But, instead the words that seemed to slowly come out of her mouth were. "Your Pre-diabetic". I think I went deaf from that moment. She continued to talk, but my mind just wandered off in questions like " what does she mean by that? what is she saying? She said the only thing that is stopping me from getting insulin shots are my workouts. ... still nothing was sinking in.
So then when she ask if I was ok. I responded " yea sure". Nothing sank in until I got home.
I started remembering people I know who have passed away from Diabeties.. family members, including my father, my uncle and friends. I became sad. Now it hits me. This isn't or a simple cold , where you can bed rest and chicken soup it.
So, now I started asking questions, joined a diabeties group at the hospital. I have so much to learn. Such as , What should my daily calorie count be? What should my daily carb count be, my daily fat count? my daily sugar count? my daily sodium count? avoid foods with saturated fats and polysaturated fats. Not easy to get these answers. I've beome more and more frustrated. I've been working out for about 1 1/2 hrs a day. I am a wife a mother a martial artist, . This doesn't just affect me , its affects my family too. So I do everything in my knowledgeble and physical power to prevent my pre-diabeties from getting worse and if possible to make it go away.
So I eat right.. at least I think I'm eating right. No white foods, No sugars, I don't even cook with sodium. Drink lots of water. I do light weigths and cardio , lots of cardio.. I get on that humiliating scale and it reads that I have gained another two lbs.. What am I missing ? What am I doing wrong? I feel miserable. They put me on Metformin. First week it was 1 pill 2 times daily, Now its 2 pills 2 times daily. Some slight side effects - Nausea & poopitis.
The doctor also mentioned as she named the medication in a low gentle voice " for the rest of your life" Me being rebelious thought to myself. "No.. I won't let that happen". So... I need as much understanding of this disease as I can possibly absorb.
Oh, Yea, I have extremely high cholesterol & very low Vitamin D 5%..
This from a person doesn't doesn't eat anything fried- or sugars. Go figure.
Well, I'm doing what I should not be doing on the web while at work.. Sssshhh..
Edited by: TKDGIRL49 at: 6/5/2012 (07:23)
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