Newly Diagnosed

OfficerJ
By OfficerJ Latest Reply 2012-11-16 13:30:09 -0600
Started 2012-11-03 08:34:19 -0500

So I went to the doc for a regular ol check up since I finally had benefits once again. Never thought I'd walk outta there as pre-diabetic. This is all new to me and kinda at a loss. I feel fine and am no where near scared, but obviously know I need yo make some changes in life. I found this app and figured I'd give it a try. So here I am.


14 replies

liquorish
liquorish 2012-11-16 13:30:09 -0600 Report

Hello Officer. Welcome and make sure to come back with questions. Some have suggested to go on and start a diabetic diet. I don't know if that's right or not, but it can't hurt to cut down on sugar, salt, carbs, and oils and beef up on water, veggies, baked or broiled foods, etc. Start reading labels now, looking for amount of carbs and how much of that is sugar. Start an exercise program with your doctors help, and stick to it. The holidays are hard, but manageable. Don't load your plate with gray, dressing, rolls, potatoes, and desserts. One day of binging along with 10 days of deprivation does NOT equal things out. Your doctor might be able to send you to classes with special diaticians, and your insurance should pay for it. If not, just read all you can. Education will save your life. Good luck. and God Bless. Liquorish

janet ann
janet ann 2012-11-06 13:54:58 -0600 Report

Welcome, lucky you its pre-diabetes & you have time to prevent it becoming full blown. This is a great place to find advice, there's always someone who can tell you how they have dealt with the same problems & its the friendliest site i know, so dive in.

rontexas2
rontexas2 2012-11-05 15:58:06 -0600 Report

Diet and exercise cannot be stressed enough. Smaller portions of heavy carbs and even limiting them each day in your diet can do wonders. As others have indicated, get yourself educated and don't believe everything you read. There is really lots of total junk info available and only you can shift through this maze and make up your own mind as to what is right for you.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-11-04 05:52:35 -0600 Report

Welcome and I gotta say lucky you as a pre diabetic you have the opportunity to take care of yourself and to control your future! Eat healthy in moderation, exercise, drink plenty of water, and live a great life! Of and this site has been the best thing I could have done to learn and meet new people!

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-11-03 23:30:53 -0500 Report

Howdy OfficerJ

I also want to welcome you. the responses so far are what I'd tell you too, so no need to repeat. Should you need more info, just ask any one of us or post a new discussion! Most of us would be more than happy to assist you.

James Baker

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-11-03 19:13:36 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. You are lucky it is pre-diabetes. There is a lot you can do to prevent it from becoming full blown diabetes. Simply follow a much healthier eating regimine and you should be ok.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2012-11-03 17:31:43 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC! Lucky you were diagnosed now as preD. There is much you can do to lower your chances of ever becoming full diabetic. By eating well and exercising regularly, you will go a long way toward either preventing, or delaying, possibly by many years, diabetes. good luck!

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-11-03 16:55:29 -0500 Report

Welcome to the party! Pre-diabetic? Luckily they caught you just in time so that this shouldn't be a life altering change for you.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2012-11-03 11:27:15 -0500 Report

Start reading up on healthy food plans ! I don't mean this as a criticism, but most of us had to learn what to eat and how to eat healthy foods. There is quite a bit of non-sensical info mixed in with the accurarte quality info that's available. Exercise caution and be careful with your sources of info !
This is a great starting point to managing a complex situation. Question, question, and question some more !!!

DeanaG
DeanaG 2012-11-03 09:22:28 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!
This is the most informative site out there.
All the folks here are wonderful and very supportive.

SandySilvers
SandySilvers 2012-11-03 08:49:42 -0500 Report

Welcome! I was diagnosed in August with Type 2. This is a great site and a great board. Any questions that you may have…just ask. Everyone here is wonderful and a huge help. It's nice to talk to people that deal with the same things that you do.