How to avoid becoming diabetic

By witness7 Latest Reply 2010-02-25 22:00:44 -0600
Started 2010-02-25 11:57:53 -0600

I have a family history of diabetes my 2 brothers actually lost a leg below the knee to this illness and I have a sister who is a diabetic. Myself I noticed that my abdomen has been rather distended now for several years and that caused me to want to find out more about this illness although I am a registered nurse.

I remember watching Dr. Oz on the Oprah show and he stated that if you have a family history or have a distended abdomen then your chances are rather great for this disease but he also stated something rather surprising and that was that vinegar actually kills sugar.

And that got me to thinking back when I was a kid growing up that I use to pour vinegar over my vegetables all the time I use to also love eating grapefruits and I was always thin and never had a weight issue so I decided that I would go back to eating the way I did when I was at home with my mother. I started eating 1/2 grapefruit 3 times a day and I started pouring vinegar over my vegetables and even though I haven't gotten on the scale I have noticed my clothes fitting me better and people that know me have been commenting about I look as though I'm losing weight and my belly isn"t sticking out as much so I will keep this up until I can get back in my size 8-10 clothes.

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Kira_xo 2010-02-25 22:00:44 -0600 Report

Well I'm glad that is working for you. But you should still get tested by your doctor. Having a larger stomach isn't the only sign of diabetes. I know plenty of people smaller than a size 8 who have type 2 diabetes. If it runs in your family it's probably a really good idea for you to get tested often.

Also, be careful believing things that TV doctors say.

Kirla 2010-02-25 18:03:55 -0600 Report


You got to find out what works best for you. I believe if it works for you, then continue doing it.

You didn’t say if you were diabetic or not. If you’re just worried about getting diabetes, you have to figure out where in this you are. Insulin resistance causes type 2 diabetes. You can be tested by your doctor. I recommend at least once a year with your yearly physical.

Measuring blood sugar in the beginning is a waste of time. When someone first gets insulin resistance there blood sugar will be normal until the pancreas get damaged. Once your pancreas is damaged, blood testing will help you control this.

I believe that not drinking 8+ glasses of water a day and not eating vegetables causes insulin resistance. I recommend you eat low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, salads, onions, garlic, cucumbers and the like is the best. I found that you only need a couple cups of salad and about a cup or so of the other vegetables.

I was diagnosed last year with an A1C of 14.1, and by drinking lots of water and eating vegetables, I have gotten it down to 5.4 in less than a year. It only took a couple of months to get it down to almost normal levels.

I wrote my story here so people could get an idea of what works for some people. This is what I did to control my blood sugar. Click on the link below. Gook luck

MAYS 2010-02-25 13:29:06 -0600 Report

You must do what's right for yourself, you must take care and manage you food intake, body weight based on bodily fat and physical health to at least stand a chance against becoming a type 2 diabetic.
It may be hard and frustrating at first but it can be done if you try.
It starts with educating yourself on the subject first and foremost.
" Mays "

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