... to prevent diabetes
You can't really prevent diabetes ... but you can control it (blood sugars) by changing your diet/eating habits, etc. I would suggest that you see a dietitian. They will really help you make the right choices in what you eat.
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what I did was to at once attend the local hospital sessions on diet and management of diabetes, it was of no cost I think they meet twice a week (I live in Indiana, I first started on Metiformin but once I got started on the diet then I was taken from two tablets a day down to one and then am only on the diet now, it is so much easier controlloing it this way that to have to use and adjust to some of the side effects of the medication I want to encourage you to either go through your local hospital dietary or a person that deals with diet I think you will be so very happy that you did this I wish you the very best
I agree that your doctor should have taken time to explain and to point you in the right direction for help/resources. My understanding is that it could be a condition whereby your pancreas may still be producing enough insulin, but that your cells could be becoming resistant to taking the insulin in. The other scenario is that your pancreas could be making too much and you are struggling with hypoglycemia - low blood sugars. Both these are "pre-diabetic" conditions, but do not necessarily mean you will end up with diabetes if you take control of the situation. In any event, you will see a huge pay-off for your body if you get a minimum of 15 - 20 minutes of walking each day, modify your diet (diabetic diet) with the help of a dietician, and get enough sleep. If you need to lose weight, this can drastically improve or even remedy the problem. Be determined and keep your chin up.
Usually, we are all just one choice away from having a life that works for us! Best of luck to you.
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