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borderline diabetes

Hi all I am new on here, I was told yesterday that I have borderline diabetes my question is should I be worried Thanks in advance Julia X

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Hi,borderline diabetes? Do you mean pre diabetic ? OK, whatever they told you ,I think you should be careful, watchful and taking precautions,so as you do not cross borderline to become a full fleged diabetic. The word worry should be last on your agenda.

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Hi the doctor didnt really tell me anything about what I should and shouldnt do, and didnt seem really concerned xx

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Can you get your blood reports specially blood sugar?

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I will ask at my doctors for them, then what do I do with them ?

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After perusal of your blood reports we will be better placed to give you a valid suggestion.

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Thankyou

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I concur with the previous recommendations that have been given to you. I think your Dr. Was economic with the facts. You are in the danger zone of becoming a diabetic. It can be managed what you need to do is change your lifestyle. Avoid direct sugar and added sugar. Avoid processed foods with excessive starch/carbs. But all said the best control for diabetes or pre- diabetes is constant exercise. At least 3 times a week running/jogging for a few km. to start or three times a week in the Jim for one hour. This done consistently will stop the onset of diabetes or if already diabetic will ensure you live almost a normal life. I am diabetic for the past 12 years and I religiously run at least 3 times a week a minimum of 30 to 40 km. a week. This has done wonders to me. Off course I avoid direct sugar and I watch my diet. You won't believe it but for the past 11.5 years I have not used any medicine. But having said that, please consult your Dr. For more professional advise.

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Hi Thankyou for your information I am unable to do any running or gym work as I have got trapped nerves in my back and severe nerve damage in several parts of my body, so as you can see I am at abit of a loose end, I will however watch my diet very carefully. Thankyo once again Julia

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Done properly, eccentric resistance exercise can often alleviate muscular/nerve/joint pain Julia.

Nonetheless, pre-diabetes can take up to ten years to develop, and lowering carbohydrate intake will retard the condition worsening. Since our protein intake also has to be kept within tight parameters, the balance of what we eat needs to consist of natural fat.

All the best!

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Thankyou and all the best to you Julia

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I have diabetes and suffer with back problems due to my weight (serverely obese). Do not feel you have no options for exercise. Its your body misleading you into doing nothing. I can not walk more than 10 mins without pain and getting out of breath but I can ride a bike with ease. I joined a Cycle for Health scheme near me. I can not recommend it any higher. I am out of the house in fresh air, if you can not ride they teach you how. All the riding is off roads on decent paths so no traffic to hinder you. You ride at your own pace. They provide helmets and bikes for a nominal fee (I pay £1 that goes to maintence of the bike, a cuppa and a biscuit at the end of the ride). I joined in April, struggled my first ride to compete the full ride but I took my time doing it. I am now doing an 8 mile, 2x 3.5 miles a week. Exercising 3 times a week for an hour. More importantly I feel great, I have more social contact. Yes I still get wobbly at the end of the ride but thats getting better too.

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Thankyou where can I get that diet from ?

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Basically watch your diet. Usually start diet only - then diet and tablet and if it gets too bad end up on insulin. By keeping eating habits in check gives you more chance of further problems but also need to exercise. Not just a matter of watching sugar intake need to watch Carbs as well

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Thankyou x

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BORDER LINES MEAN WHAT , HAVE YOU UNDERGONE FOR LAB TEST OF YOUR BLOOD/URINE I.E FBS AND PPBS ? IF NOT PLEASE HAVE TESTED . BASED ON THE INFORMATION GIVEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU UNDER INITIAL STAGE OF DIABETES . NO NEED TO WORRY .

WE RECOMMEND YOU FOLLOWING AYURVEDA DRUGS

PLEASE TAKE AMLAPOWDER (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY ) AND HALDI (TURMERIC) IN EQUAL QUANTITY . I.E 100 GMS EACH . MIX IT WELL AND HAVE ONE TABLE SPOON BEFORE HALF AN HOUR EVERY MEAL AND BREAKFAST.

AVOID SWEETS, POTATOES, STOP CONSUMING DAIRY PRODUCTS AND CONSUME CITRUS FRUITS ADD SALADS IN YOUR MEALS UP TO 60% , AND REMAINING INTAKE HIGH FIBER FOODS.

REPLACE LEMON TEA IN PLACE OF NORMAL TEAS.

DAILY WALKING OF 30 MINS MORNING AND 45 MINS EVENING.

YOGA WOULD BE VERY MUCH BENEFICIAL.

PLEASE GET SUGAR REPORTS FROM REPUTED PATHOLOGIST EVERY THREE MONTHS , IN CASE OF ANY COMPLICATION CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.

WE RECOMMEND YOU FOLLOWING TESTS

COMPLETE LIPID PROFILE, RFT, SERUM CREATINIE,

VISIT OPHTHALMOLOGIST ONCE IN YEAR FOR EYE TESTING.

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Thankyou for that, I will try and do as you have suggested

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Don't worry.Regular exercise and strict diet control will keep u healthier than a non-diabetic person.Keep ur weight in control.Good luck.

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Thankyou

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U r most welcome mam.

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