Am I just kidding myself?

By ms4wrd Latest Reply 2015-01-20 01:09:16 -0600
Started 2015-01-19 13:29:46 -0600

I have been prediabetic for yrs and last Sept. started on Metformin (not completely daily, i still forget sometimes). But since Sept. I have really reduced carb and sugar intake and gone from 190 to 168. I exercise with a group 3 times a week and I am a 69 yr. old female. My question is, can I really avoid diabetes or am I just kidding myself? Are there any success stories out there?

Tags: weight loss

3 replies

lilleyheidi 2015-01-20 01:09:16 -0600 Report

I'm not sure either, but I do know many, many people who get off from medication and stay off from it through diet and exercise. Taking your medication now and keeping your A1c down, and losing the necessary weight, exercising regularly and eating low carb are the keys. You may get off meds, you may not. Just as Haloeboy said, do what it takes to avoid the diabetes complications. Best of health to you. Heidi

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Jibber Jabber 2015-01-19 22:32:00 -0600 Report

I really don't know if you can prevent it…but I sure wish I would of had the chance to find out…I was never diagnosed with pre-diabetes…Just the BIG D…start taking your meds metformin helped me a lot…and keep up with the diet and can only do your best…so do it…and even if it doesn't stop the diagnosis of diabetes eventually…it can sure as hell hold it off for years…and staying healthy is the goal…

haoleboy 2015-01-19 19:01:36 -0600 Report

I'm not convinced there really is such a thing as "pre-diabetes" more appropriately perhaps "diabetes stage 1" … but really just semantics. The goal really should be to maintain your blood glucose at a level that avoids diabetic complications … to me that is the ultimate success story.
Congratulations on you success thus far.


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