By 4111 Latest Reply 2011-11-28 23:57:48 -0600
Started 2011-11-28 20:26:20 -0600

Hello everyone I am new here
Need to know pre diabetic and diabetic are same.
Pls help
I am pre diabetic with a1c 5.6

5 replies

4111 2011-11-28 23:20:18 -0600 Report

Thank u everyone
I am a Korean and hard to understand of how bad is pre diabetic
I do nit have insurance si I an doing this by
Local clinic
Anyway thank u again everyone

Caroltoo 2011-11-28 23:57:48 -0600 Report

Pre-diabetes means you have to take care of yourself so it doesn't get worse and become diabetes. You can still make it stop.

Has your local clinic given you a meter so you can test your blood daily?

Since you don't have insurance, perhaps they could help you connect with Social Services in your state and get help.

You can also ask your Doctor to have a Korean interpreter help you to understand what he is saying. Under our law, the translation is free.

Caring for yourself involves exercising each day…1/2 to 1 hour of walking.

Eating smaller meals so your stomach doesn't feel too full.

DON'T eat:
White rice, potatoes, bread, sugar, and other highly processed foods.
No juice.

lean meat, chicken, fish, tofu, turkey
bok choy, broccoli, and other leafy greens and beets, carrots, celery, squash
olive oil, avocados, almonds,
pears, apples, berries, lemons, apricots, some banana, coconut

Some people can eat:
brown rice, whole grain bread, sweet pototo

Caroltoo 2011-11-28 21:10:10 -0600 Report

To confuse you a little more, I am a Type 2 diabetic, diagnosed almost 10 years ago with a blood glucose count of 396. I was told to take insulin, instead opted for pills, diet, and exercise and today am staying in the normal range with diet and exercise only.

My latest A1C was 5.8, just a little above yours. If you are still pre-diabetic, you have a wonderful chance of turning this around and not developing full-blown diabetes. You will have to work hard on it and this is a great place to learn what you need to do.

Good luck~~please stay, learn, and take care of yourself.

margokittycat 2011-11-28 20:59:12 -0600 Report

Pre diabetic and diabetic are different. Pre diabetic can usally be treated with diet and exercise. Diabetic is different in the form that type 2 diabetics produce some insulin andneed assistance from pills to help make up what your body no longer produces you are still exercise and diet regulated alond witht the meds tey can put you on. Type 1 diabetics are those who produce no insulin at all and have to take shots, eat very strict diets and follow good exercise routines. I am type 1 and have had it over 30 years now.

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