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The verdict is in!

September 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I officially have pre-diabetes.  More specifically, I have impaired glucose tolerance, which means that my blood sugar levels are ok when I fast but my body isn’t processing the sugar correctly once it’s given to me.  I have an appointment with an endocrinologist next Tuesday to discuss how to delay and possibly prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes (which is the type I’m at risk for).  I’ve been trying to research it on my own and it looks like diet and exercise are, in general, the best form of prevention just as they’re often the first line of treatment once you develop diabetes.  The problem is that everything I’ve found so far assumes that if you’re pre-diabetic you’re over 45 and/or obese.  I’m neither of these, so I’m not sure what difference that will make.  (For instance, one site said something along the lines of “you don’t have to reach your ideal weight, just lose 10 to 15 pounds,” but if I lost that I’d be rather skinny.)  I also see that some research has been done using medications to prevent the onset of diabetes in pre-diabetics, so maybe that would be more what I need since I don’t fit in the “normal” categories.  Who knows?  Well, hopefully the endocrinologist will, anyway.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie // Oct 2, 2008 at 9:15 am

    *offers hugs*

    Self diagnosis can really with your mind, hon. You should talk to your doctor and find out what works for you.

    *more hugs*

  • 2 andi // Oct 2, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Sorry, I guess I wasn’t clear. That WAS the diagnosis from my doctor. I’m now officially on a diabetic diet and have been told to try to walk 30 minutes at least five times a week. The endocrinologist is fairly confident we can reverse this if we jump on it.