Borderline Diabetic

By lipsie Latest Reply 2011-03-16 00:01:34 -0500
Started 2009-03-11 09:29:36 -0500

Now, back in the day I was told this all the time but now a days I never hear anyone really say it. Did it ever exsist? Has the wording changed maybe? Just wondering, don't mind me…have time on my hands today. lol Sheila

5 replies

kittenpurr1 2011-03-15 23:57:34 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed border line 29 years ago, but another doctor denied that. I am now diabetic. My husband was told recently he was border line, so yes the term is still used. He is 10 years older than me, I have told him to watch what he eats, and I don't mean, watching it leave the plate to go into his mouth. He served in Nam, and Agent Orange was there, so a lot of those guys turned into diabetics.

BeckyJ 2009-03-11 13:02:50 -0500 Report

Was in this stage about 3 years ago and ignored it. I thought my doctor was just being overly cautious so I did begin to eat a little better but didn't really exercise and didn't check my fasting BG's like he asked me to. I wish now that I had listened to him. I might have been able to stave off the diabetes for a little while longer.

kdroberts 2009-03-11 11:16:50 -0500 Report

It's called pre-diabetes now. It's a topic of much discussion, does it really exist, you're either diabetic or not, etc but for a number of people it's a period of time where their blood sugar is slightly raised but not to diabetic levels and if they make lifestyle changes at that point they are able to bring their body back in line and never become diabetic. They still need to watch themselves in terms of diet and exercise but they are able to do the things that diabetics only dream of and not have diabetic type blood sugar spikes. For instance, I know of a guy who was diagnosed with pre-diabetes, he gave up smoking, started exercising, started eating better and lost weight. Now he can eat pretty much whatever he wants and have no real blood sugar spike. However, if he goes too crazy all the time then he will be back in the pre-diabetes club and then into the diabetes club.

kittenpurr1 2011-03-16 00:01:34 -0500 Report

So true. That is a new term now used for it too. It just depends on the doctor that tells you. Maintaining your diet, and exercise will save you a lot of head ache in the long run. I say, listen now…before it can get to you. Causing even more problems, leaving your system weak, when our immune system is weak, it is so much easier for the invaders to come in.