hello everyone

jersezone
By jersezone Latest Reply 2010-03-25 09:10:03 -0500
Started 2010-03-20 01:45:40 -0500

hello i am new to the site and im looking for some good info and discussions i think im on the verge of getting diabetes and im very scared so im and starting to gather info and try to nip this b4 its outta control…any advice would be great thnx and tu for having sucha great site where people can learn and discuss


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-03-25 09:02:46 -0500 Report

Hello Jersezone and welcome to the community.
You are doing the best thing you can by learning how to deal with diabetes so you can prevent or post pone getting it. Being pro-active is your best defense no matter where you are in the progression of this disease. Work tightly with your doctor and let him/her know that you want to do anything to keep yourself healthy. That relationship can be a great one that will last for years.
Fear can be your ally or your enemy, so make it your ally. Let it push you into uncomfortable zones of determination and you will be astounded by the results.
Glad to have you here and I look forward to hearing some great input from you on this quest.

rockrock
rockrock 2010-03-22 14:55:23 -0500 Report

Hi,
I'm new to this site also, so please bare with me. I've been pre-diabetic for the past year. I don't really have all the lingo down yet, but I do know that my glucose level, fasting, was at 104. At the advice of my Dr., I've been trying to eat right and I exercise at least 5 days a week, doing the P90X workout program. I'll get tested again in June and I'm hoping for another low number. I guess if I had to give any advice, it would be to eat right, exercise, excercise and exercise!!! Hope this helps, let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-03-25 09:10:03 -0500 Report

Hey Rockrock, welcome to the site as well.
You are so right on with exercise. Of course you do want to do what is right for you and working with your doctor will help. But exercise is one of the most over looked things we can do for ourselves. We feel better, it allows our body to utilize insulin better, and it is just good for the soul.

this post is what helped me the most. Simple, yet profound! http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/336-no-excuse-excersise-program

Kirla
Kirla 2010-03-20 11:14:51 -0500 Report

I believe in drinking 8+ glasses of water and eating lots of low carb vegetables. I did this and my blood sugars dropped over 200 points in less than a month. I wrote what I do to control my blood sugar here. Click on the link below.

http://kirla.wordpress.com/this-is-what-i-did/

Depending on where you are with disease, testing is a waste of time if you’re just insulin resistant.

If your blood sugar numbers are starting to climb, then testing before and after you eat may tell you what foods are spiking your blood sugar. Starchy carbs like bread, pasta, most anything made with flour, potatoes, rice, corn and most foods with more than 5-6 net carbs per serving all spike blood sugar.

Good luck
Kevin

MAYS
MAYS 2010-03-20 11:06:56 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

My advice is this, talk to your doctor and follow his or her advice, find out what diabetes is, what causes it, what it does and the effects that it has on the human body and your life and take it from there.
Being diagnosed as pre-diabetic allows you the chance to combat and possibly avoid type 2 diabetes, it's up to you at this point.
Here are some some videos and other information that may be helpful to you, the sooner you start, the better off you are at possibly avoiding the onset of diabetes !

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/877-ani...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/879-dia...

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/855-dia...

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/preve...

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/

Don't forget this, pre diabetes or diabetes, preventing it (pre diabetes) or controlling it (type 2) it's completely up to you !
" Mays "

Harlen
Harlen 2010-03-20 10:26:25 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
First what are your blood sugars running?
The biggest thing you can do is keep the carbs low.
Test test test
Best wishes and I hope you dont have it
Harlen

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-20 11:23:22 -0500 Report

Welcome, you'll find lots of information and support here. As you probably already know, there are also alot of informative websites. I learned more here and on the web than I did on those brochures and phamlets handed out by my doctor.

I was prediabetic for 1 1/2 years, continually trying to lose weight and eat right. I didn't realize my ideas of eating right weren't going to make it. I thought I had the right portion control and was eating the right foods, walking 1-3 miles a day but still not losing any weight or making progress.

My doctor had told me last year to treat prediabetes as if you already have diabetes if you want to delay or stop it. What I didn't do was thoroughly educated myself about what that meant until after I crossed the line. It's a terrible wake up call after the fact. Right now I don't need medication. The real diabetes diet and exercizing is working for me. Hope you find the information you need soon.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-03-20 11:28:43 -0500 Report

Deborah, your words are very true and accurate, a pre diabetic diagnosed patient should treat pre diabetes as diabetes and follow a plan of action as though they have already be diagnosed as diabetic.

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