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I went for a check up with my doctor and I had a blood test done. When the result had come back, it was not good. They found out my sugar level was to high and that I had to change my diet. I was asked to exercise to avoid being diabetic. So, I have started on a 5k run which I’m enjoying.

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Hi 01liam,

I'm sorry to hear that your blood sugar was higher than the doctor had expected. Has your doctor talked to you about eating either a low carb high fat diet or a low carb high protein diet? Did the doctor also talk about counting your carbs. for each meal and/or snack?

Please check out the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) group on HU. Go to: healthunlocked.com/drwfdiab... and click on the follow group button. You can also join the Diabetes India (DI) group, also on HU. Go to: healthunlocked.com/diabetes... .

Hope this helps! :-)

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I spoke to the nurse and she recommended a low carb diet and to loose some wieght I’m now weighing 12st hoping to loose one stone soon.

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Okay! That’s good to know.😀

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Hi,

No need to panic. It is a body's way of telling you that something is disbalanced.

Sugar levels can be brought down by better diet managment - regular exercise- weight reduction.

Take this as a challenge to improve your lifestyle and become healthy and fit.

Life is a gift. Don't waste it over some food cravings.

You have not mentioned the exact sugar levels. If you can mention the exact sugar levels then I can post some specific recommendations. Also please mention if doc has prescribed any medicine.

In case you need personal advise please feel free to connect with me on the message board.

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The sugar level was on 46 and I think the boarder line is 47 if am not wrong.i haven’t been prescribed any medication which I will try my best to eat healthy and exercise.

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I have used the blood sugar converter. The number is higher than expected. Did the doctor say anything else?

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I’m due for a another blood test in September hopefully it will be better this time

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I will send you a message soon. It’s okay.😀

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Okey thank you

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I have sent you the message now. Please check.😀

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You can check the exact figure from your report and post.

Anyways, for diabetes most of the white stuff is a No No

White stuff like - Pizza, burger, sugar, white buns, white bread, white noodles, biscuits, cakes, pastries etc.

Basically every meal should have four components.

1. Whole grain Carbs 30-40%

2. Proteins - 30-40%

3. Rest fats.

4. Green salads

Example - Breakfast - Multigrain bread 1-2 slice with 1 boiled egg and a slice of cheese.

Check about Glycemic Index - GI Index. You must eat foods with low/ medium GI index.

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It’s hard sometimes to keep the diet balanced and knowing what’s good and law in sugar especially with diabetes

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Its okay to deviate sometimes, but most of the times try to stick to the diabetic diet. It will help you heal faster and live better.

Fight, Fight, Fight, never give up.

Your body deserves better food.

You deserve to live healthy and be fit.

Aim to be free from doctors, diseases, medicines, tests, hospitals. :)

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This website may help on GI values glycemicindex.com/.

However, if you follow the guidelines of not having processed foods and eating wholefoods then you are unlikely to go very far wrong.

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Thank you

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30 % - 40 % of total calories from carbs is too much - should be less than 20 % net carbs - or prefer 120 to 100 grams per dy - IF uncontrolled diabetes - go less than 70 grams per day - NO whole grains - NO grains period.

check LCHF diet here in Diabetes India forum

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The reason they not given u any medication and u have got to probably go back in couple months for another blood test is because there monitoring how good ur goin to b basically ie if ur goin to take it seriously? Which u sound like u are.

Unfortunately so many people are diabetic or bordering and they get told this and u have two groups ! One that goes into survival mode and it kicks starts a good healthy life and one that thinks “ yeh yeh il just take the medication when it happens” .

So they give u some time to let u do the work as it is pretty easy! It common sense, exercise more, eat less. Mostly cut out sugar....

I got told about two years ago i just was bordering so i went on total health kick, two stone down( now 8st 10) fit as i was when i was 24( now 44) and i had my health check 2 months ago and i have a body of a 34 year old( ie godd chol, good sugar levels, good bmi, blood pressure low) just good all around health.

I gave up gluten and dairy as i have ibs and that helped as soon as i dropped that i lost 1/2 stone in 2 weeks.

So it about eating clean, veg, white meat, fruit.

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Welcome to the Healthy eating forum, 01liam - and I hope you'll enjoy participating here. I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the 5km Running as well. Wishing you well with your goals and hope you have a good week.

Zest :-)

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Yes I’m enjoying it and am glad I started it.this’s my 4th week and I feel better already

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Thank you and you too

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With HbA1c of 46, you are pre-diabetic. Consider joining Low Carb Programme run by diabetes.co.uk/. It is a very successful programme and thousands of people with pre-diabetes/diabetes conditions have benefited.

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I suggest joining the LCHF forum:

healthunlocked.com/lchf-diet

The good news is that, since you've caught this prior to full-blown diabetes, you have every chance of reversing what's wrong. However, you do need to take this very seriously and understand how this situation has occurred in the first place, and how a low-carb high-fat diet can correct it. It's not difficult or painful - in fact you'll probably find the LCHF diet quite enjoyable - but it'll be a radical change from what you're used to.

Bear in mind that exercise certainly does help with blood sugar control, but it's a long-term thing; it'll take several years to improve your fitness to a point where it makes a real difference. Your immediate priority here is to fix your diet.

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Wow....I’m ready for the change and determined to work hard as I want my health to get back to normal.

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You might be encouraged to hear about a family member who was recently diagnosed with diabetes (actual diabetes - blood sugar way off the scale) and was put onto a low-carb diet immediately by her doctor. Just one week later, her blood sugar readings had fallen by about half, and he was able to reduce her medication prescription.

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That’s very encouraging thing to hear.well done am sure it wasn’t easy .

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Actually it was very easy - she has no problems with the new diet at all. In fact it's so ridiculously easy that I get quite annoyed that most UK doctors still aren't giving out the proper advice. She was just lucky that her doctor was well-informed.

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Hi,I had a check up and blood test recently and my sugar levels,cholesterol and blood pressure was all border line but only because they have changed the figures now,last year I was well within. I was told that it can all be put right with a better diet. I am 67 and Doc did say it gets harder as you get older. Regards Archie.

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It’s not too late as have read most people messages and by following a good diet and exercise things have gotten better.

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Your right,might take a bit longer when your older but you get there in the end,so never give up

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Very true

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So full of information that one can relate to.

What an AWESOME group......

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I’m glad I joined this group.very helpful...

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