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3/29/14 11:56 P

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Hurray for Diabetes Centres!

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3/29/14 10:32 P

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I am most definitely taking it seriously. Way back in the dark ages when I first started working, I worked in nursing homes and cared for several residents who were diabetic. I am working my way through all the information online and trying to use common sense when I find conflicting info.

I am planning on another doc appointment in a couple of weeks when I get time off of work and am planning on asking her for a referral to a nutritionist.
I also found that the hospital here has a diabetes center and offers some education and will be calling them for information on the classes on Monday morn.



Tracy, Illinois, CST

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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

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3/29/14 2:50 P

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Hi There!
Yes there is such a thing as being Pre Diabetic. I was actually told that I was Pre D. sometime before actually being diagnosed as being a diabetic. However, I never thought it would happen to me and I just went about my business. At that time if I had taken it more serious, and started exercising, eating right and so forth, I wouldn't be where I'm at today. Back in November, I was started on Insulin. Only a few years after being newly diagnosed as being diabetic. In November my doctor check my A1C and it was 9.7 and at the beginning of March he check it again and it came down to 8.8. My doctor still is not happy, so now he's starting me on meal time insulin as well. It's not fun.
If I remember correctly you had posted before saying your doctor wasn't giving you no information and so forth. Like Linda had stated, Talk to your doctor and tell him/her that you want to go see a licensed Diabetes educator and Dietician. They will help you! If you start exercising and and start to make changes in your diet it should get you away from being labeled a Pre. D. Please, take it from me, it is very serious and it's not something that should be over looked. We're all here to help you so please don't hesitate to ask!
I wish you the best of luck on your journey! :)
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3/29/14 10:09 A

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pre-diabetic means you have a much better chance of changing your lifestyle and never becoming diabetic. Once you are diabetic it is extremely hard to ever get below the 6.5%

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Years ago, someone told me I was pre-diabetic, but when I went to my education class, the DE went off the deep end (telling the whole class who had said they had been told the same thing) that there is no such thing is pre-diabetes. You either are, or you are not......

I have actually heard that term a lot more lately so I guess it is something that is catching on.

However, for purposes of treatment and control, both are treated the same. All the same rules apply for pre-diabetics as do for diabetics. Cut down on the white carbs like white potatoes, white rice, white flour, white sugar....... and so forth. Even a pre-diabetic should test their BS levels so they know what foods have what affect on their bodies.

A non-diabetic person can thrive very nicely on a diabetic diet. The point is to avoid the spikes which can force the pancreas to produce more insulin, and thereby causing the valleys.....

Hope this helps.


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3/28/14 10:22 P

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Is there REALLY a difference?

I know that the A1C numbers are classified as pre-diabetic and diabetic, but is pre-d just a nice way of saying you are just a little diabetic?
Wouldn't that be like saying that someone is just a little pregnant?

Or is it that when your A1C reaches 6.5 %, there is no fixing it?


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Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
~The Dalai Lama


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