By lil_tyger Latest Reply 2012-08-30 16:08:55 -0500
Started 2012-08-26 07:49:32 -0500

I have been diagnosed as a pre-diabetic. Meaning I can go either way. I have been using diet and exercise as a way to lower my chances of going into full blown diabetes. I have a follow up appointment the middle of September and hope to see some improvement there. In 2 years I have lost over 80lbs and am still keeping them off as I continue the weight loss and continue to keep diabetes at bay, hopefully change the markers that say I will have it. To Health.
I will listen to any and all suggestions.

6 replies

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-27 05:35:16 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC, sounds like you're on your way to been a healthier person. DC is a great place to learn from everyone and also to meet new friends! HUGS!

tabby9146 2012-08-26 11:51:23 -0500 Report

welcome to DC Tyger! There is a good chance with diet and exercise that you may never develop it, as you know ,but family history can play a part too. Congrats to you on the weight loss and the things you are doing. I was diagnosed type 2 close to 4 years ago, was on pills, got off them, been controlling by D&E for a long time now. I can't offer any magic thing, I just try to avoid white rice, flour, bread, potatoes, and whole grains in moderation don't affect me, I get a lot of that, fruits and vegetables, drink a lot of water, I stay clear of sodas and juices also. fruit in moderation, always a good idea to have a piece of fruit, most are 15-20 carbs for a small piece of fruit , I would have to get out my book to see the specifics on them and I might if I have time later, but try to eat protein with the fruit also, which would help stabilize any rise in blood sugars from the fruit. For diabetics, and prediabetics , best to eat the berries, peaches aren't too high in natural sugars, but i've always read about cantaloupe, bananas and most others as being too high. They say apples are good too, I haven't had any problems with a small apple as long as I have a piece of low fat strong cheese, or some nuts or something with it. I still eat pretty much most things I did before ,just in moderation. I am strict, but not overly so. Got to have a little sweets sometimes otherwise, would feel too deprived and go overboard. Kept my weight off completely for almost 3 1/2 years now, just by exercising a half hour each day, sometimes that is about all the time I have, other days and especially weekends, I might do a half hour one part of the day, and a half hour, or 20 mins. late in the day. Check your blood sugar often right now, to see which foods make your BS spike. We're all different, some cant eat corn or carrots, some find things like wheat bread make it go up too high. Good luck to you.

Tony5657 2012-08-26 08:40:52 -0500 Report

Hey Lil_tyger,

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jayabee52 2012-08-26 08:24:07 -0500 Report

Howdy Tyger, WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

It sounds as if you are doing very well since you have lost 80 lbs and have kept it off. I'd say KUDOS to you and keep doing what you're doing.

Blessings to you and yours

James Baker