Needing a little encouragement

By daphnehope Latest Reply 2010-04-24 13:54:24 -0500
Started 2010-04-24 09:23:37 -0500

Hi; my name is Daphne, this is my first time on here. I am pre diabetic, however my Dr. called the other day and said I need to come in, that my blood glucose levels have gone "up". I'm scared. I'm 55. I need to lose 30lbs. But I am active and I thot "was very healthy". Whats gone wrong. I'm just sick about this. Diabetes does not run in the family.

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GabbyPA 2010-04-24 13:54:24 -0500 Report

Hey Daphne,
Age sometimes just makes the most of us. Type 2 usually hits us later in life. I was diagnosed at 47, but my mom was diagnosed at 69. There are many camps of thought on why we get it, but the thing is to keep it in control so you can avoid more trouble down the road. That is why this community is so great. You will find all kinds of folks to laugh with and cry with. You can vent and get mad, or just ask some questions that are on your mind. You will like it here, I'm sure. You have taken the first are taking control.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2010-04-24 10:46:53 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site! You'll find the information and the people here extremely helpful and supportive.

Occasionally diabetes skips a generation, as I understand it. The good news is that you are obviously in good shape and only "pre" diabetic…still able to take action and do something to perhaps prevent being diagnosed as diabetic. I went many years as a pre-diabetic, controlling with diet and exercise, etc. You can do that too. However, if there comes a day that you are diagnosed as diabetic and put on meds and/or insulin, diabetes is still a disease over which we still have control, unlike many where we pretty much have to accept what's thrown at us.

Be thankful that it has been caught at this stage of the game. Determine to keep it from getting worse. Make the changes in diet, etc., that you need to make now, before it becomes even more difficult. No reason to be "scared". You and your doctor can work together and control this. Sounds like you're already active and in otherwise good health, so you're in good shape if you just tweak things a bit and monitor your progress.

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