Any Advice will Help....

By Tony! Latest Reply 2012-08-13 21:46:59 -0500
Started 2012-08-05 19:32:03 -0500

I have advised that I an pre-diabetic. I know that i should began to exercise more..cut out excessive carbs & sugar but this is really all i know. I am not very familiar with what type of foods to eat or even how to tell when my sugar is low/high …wasnt given much info… its scares the crap out of me the things I read online that could go wrong …any advice?

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Jccandals 2012-08-07 02:11:48 -0500 Report

First, my advice is take it seriously I was prediabetic and now am diabetic. I am just now starting to have more complications, so as a prediabetic make it your goal to get started on changing your thinking. Exercise is where I would start, and I still struggle with ( oh if there were just more hours or minutes in the day). Even just a walk or a few exercises, at least your starting it. Secondly, there are dieticians usually at the local hospitals and clinics. Ask around sometimes their advice for the first time is free. Third, Carbs are only friendly in small amounts, smaller portions is where i would start. Add more varieities to your plate. I tell my husband i worry if I dont see colors on my plate. Add fruits and a veggie and take away the higher amount of carbs. If you have some pasta for dinner, smaller portion for yourself, and then add some asparagus or a green veggie of choice, a good lean protein, fish, chicken and turkey ( I think?). I try to eliminate most of my breadlike carbs because i get them in my fruit and cereals, and other forms. I dont want the weight from the pasta. I dont carb count so much, as much as I keep track of how many carbs i eat in one setting, in other words i only eat one piece of toast, one piece of meat and some fruit for breakfast. Its not the strictest of diets but at least i am beginning to keep an eye on it. I exercise more, and i keep track of how often i sit around being stationary. I still am working on the dietary stuff but its getting better everyday. Good luck and may i suggest a calendar for your meals, it works great on meal planning.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-06 10:27:42 -0500 Report

I would find another doctor first and foremost. This person should have given you more information. You have to cut carbs, talk to a dietitian about a healthy meal plan and exercise. There are people who have been diagnosed as being pre-diabetic who never become diabetic simply by changing to a healthier living plan.

Tony! 2012-08-06 05:18:43 -0500 Report

That Sounds good to me JAYABEE52 I am going to do that ASAP ..It is very strange that she only gave me minimal info. I am so glad i found this app.& to me it is extremely serious I need lots of info..b/c I could think I'm doing the right things & I'm really causing myself problems..i will be purchasing a meter today & reading up on what numbers are good/ bad. Thanks Again

jayabee52 2012-08-06 01:15:28 -0500 Report

The person who Dx'd you as prediabetic was a Dr?

If it was a MD, I believe it to be borderline malpractice to give a Dx like that and not give you the tools to know how your Blood Glucose (BG) is trending and what to expect.

NOW is the time to get on top of that Dx and perhaps with a bit of work you can beat back the ravages of full blown Diabetes Mellitus (DM) type 2. Sometimes I wonder if the medical establishment want us to fall into DMt2 so they have another customer/patient.

If the Dr won't give you a free Blood glucose meter, go to Walmart and purchase a Reli-on meter and strips and take your BG at least 3 x/day so you know what your BG readings are when you get up in the AM ("fasting" BG reading) and then 2 hrs after a selected meal ("Postprandial reading"), and then just before you go to bed for the night.

We can fill in the whys and wherefores later, but without this knowledge, one cannot begin to get a handle on prediabetes.

Let me know if I may be of further assistance

Praying God's richest blessings on you and yours!

James Baker

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