My doctor told me to change my eating habits or I could become a diabetic. Do you think this site could help me with that?
Absolutely. First, whether you are at risk for diabetes or have pre-diabetes, the good news is that by losing between 5 and 7% of your body weight and aiming for 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, you have a very good chance of preventing diabetes. That being said, I’d strongly encourage you to ask your doctor for a referral to see a dietitian. A dietitian will work with you to develop an eating plan based on various factors, such as your age, weight, physical activity level and food preferences. You need a plan that will help you meet your health goals, as well as a plan that you can follow long-term. In the meantime, DiabeticConnect is a helpful site that can provide you with accurate information, tips, recipes and, of course, support to keep you motivated and help you to achieve your goals. Other sites that you may also find helpful include Diabetes Self-Management (www.diabetesselfmanagement.com), Joslin Diabetes Center (www.joslin.org), and the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org).