Pre-diabetes

Jerileawarren
By Jerileawarren Latest Reply 2014-10-16 03:36:26 -0500
Started 2014-10-11 22:51:22 -0500

I have pre-diabetes.. I have reactive-hypoglycemia & regular hypoglycemia. No one ever talks about pre-diabetes.. Not everyone with pre-diabetes is the same.. I am not a textbook pre-diabetic… More people need to talk about pre-diabetes.. Us people that have it don't have programs to turn to like people with disabilities do…


19 replies

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-10-16 03:32:37 -0500 Report

Forgot to add. My solution for low blood suger (hypoglycemic attack) keeping a pocket full of TRUFFLES! One little gold Rocha ball picks me right up. :-)

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-10-16 03:29:17 -0500 Report

Read my recent post "I'm Confused". Have been diagnosed Type 2…but last A1c I was down to prediabetic A1c level of 6.0… but have extreme insulin resistence reading of 340 (normal being 50-60). Still trying to figure this out.

MicNeil
MicNeil 2014-10-16 03:36:26 -0500 Report

Forgot to add. My solution for low blood suger (hypoglycemic attack) keeping a pocket full of TRUFFLES! One little gold Rocha ball picks me right up…as long as I don't over do it
:-)

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-10-12 19:56:22 -0500 Report

Many YMCAs offer a comprehensive pre-diabetes program, and many hospitals offer education classes for people diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Perhaps you can find something in your area? ~Lynn @Glucerna

Jerileawarren
Jerileawarren 2014-10-12 10:56:31 -0500 Report

Reactive-hypoglycemia is when u eat your blood glucose levels drop fast… I am below my target weight.. My last A1C was 5.4..

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-10-12 10:26:56 -0500 Report

Hypoglycemia is the pits!…and to be avoided if at all possible. How frequently do you eat and what kind of foods are you eating? From the links James (jayabee52) provided, there are some accommodations to eating habits that might be helpful to you in avoiding the hypos. While there may be no "Pre-diabetes" programs, per se, there is a ton of information out there about what you need to do to control your BG's. What was your last A1c? Congratulations on losing the 35 pounds! Are you at your target weight, or do you still need to lose more?

Jerileawarren
Jerileawarren 2014-10-12 10:03:34 -0500 Report

I have done all of the stuff my Dr told me.. I exercises.. I walk 8 miles a day… I eat very healthy.. I lost 35 pounds.. But after doing all of that is when my reactive-hypoglycemia started..

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-10-12 06:04:19 -0500 Report

Pre-diabetes in my book is a misnomer. Its like being pre-pregnant. Once anyone has received that diagnosis, I would say following a good diet and exercise program to keep your levels where you and your doctor want them to be should be implemented right a way. This will allow you time, hopefully, to get it controlled without having to take medicine. Many diabetics successfully control their levels this way for many years after diagnosis.

In your situation, keeping a meal plan where you eat every 4 hours sounds like it would be needed to keep you leveled out. Did your doctor offer you any suggestions on that?

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-10-12 13:31:36 -0500 Report

I've always thought this HuffPo article made a good case as to why there is no "pre-diabetes": http://huff.to/1ninJdF

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-10-12 13:50:12 -0500 Report

That is a good article for sure. The reason I feel the way I do about it is that my step-daughter's doctor, (who used to be mine way long ago) saw on her blood work that her fasting is 115. That is diabetic. I brought that up to her and she said because he isn't calling it diabetes it isn't. I fought with it for a while, but how do I combat that, even though I too am diabetic? Doctors just make me mad more times than not.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-10-12 00:46:55 -0500 Report

Howdy Jerile
WELCOME to DC

I had not known or heard of "reactive hypoglycemia" and wondered how it differed from regular hypos, so I queried Google about it and found this from Mayo clinic ~ http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions...

and this from About Health ~ http://diabetes.about.com/od/whatisdiabetes/q...

and this from Health Link BC ~ http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthyeating/reac...

Reactive Hypo is when one's BG (blood glucose) goes low within 4 hrs of eating.

From your comment " Us people that have it don't have programs to turn to like people with disabilities do…" One would gather that you believe those of us who have diabetes have a disability and have programs available to us. I have Kidney Disease which needs dialysis (which IS a disability) and have no program(s) available to me.

Praying you can get your difficulty solved

James.

Jerileawarren
Jerileawarren 2014-10-12 00:03:20 -0500 Report

I know diabetes is not a disability. .. I am not that dumb…

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-10-12 00:22:43 -0500 Report

sorry … just checking. I have talked to a few people that do consider it a disability … as a type 2 who is also a stroke survivor I do have a disability but sure isn't the diabetes (although an argument can be made that it caused or at least contributed to the stroke that resulted in the disabilities)

Steve