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I found out today my glucose levels are 'borderline'. Is there any hope of me not getting full blown diabetes? :(

Hello there. I've been having a high heart rate lately so my doctor reccommended some blood tests. I was surprised to be told by the receptionist at my docrors today that my glucose level is high and 'borderline'. This has given me quite the shock and I'm desperate to know if I turn to good nutrition now is there any chance of avoiding diabetes? My doctor will be ringing me tomorrow to discuss it. I have also just been put on beta blockers and prozac so all in all not a great week for me.....any reassuring thoughts would be very greatfully recieved, thank you <3

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Welcome DaggerBlaze

You will find plenty of people with similar experiences who will happily share with you. Just don't panic and start to discover what a healthy diet for you would be like.

This is an amazing forum to be part of. Many of people on here have different areas of concern but we are all trying to get to, or maintain, our desired weight. As you get to know us, and share experiences with us, you will find what a super supportive bunch we are, and that we don't pass judgements.

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Thank you Ceals 😊

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You are very welcome, just spend time on the forum getting to know people, read and respond to posts, it really is the friendliest place to be.

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Please check your PMs for HU. I have sent a message right now, DaggerBlaze. It's okay!😀

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Hello Daggerblaze

Don't panic. I was told on 29 June I was pre diabetic and was shocked to find out how much I weighed . I could not remember the last time I had stood on the scales .

My GP made an appointment for me to see the diabetic nurse who said only one piece of fruit a day no bread only 1 new potato, no pasta, no sugar go away and lose weight and exercise more. My reading was in the mid range of pre diabetic. I have had medication for high blood pressure for years and was on 4 different tablets I had no real idea of how to lose weight and had never counted caloriez

I researched on line and read about the implications of being pre diabetic and came across a marvellous book by Dr MicHael Moseley medical journalist who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes He looked into all the research and wrote the 8 week blood sugar diet, Prof Thomas of Newcastle University had clinical trials and it was found that the majority of people who did this diet for 8 weeks could reverse the situation and return their blood sugar levels to normal

I followed this diet eating 800 cals only a day, no Sugar or sugar substitutes and only low G I carbs and increased my activity level. I now walk a min of 10000 steps a day as well as swimming 30 mins and doing the 10 mins HIT on an exercise bike . I bought a fit bit charge 2 to to help with monitoring heart rate step Count and calories intake

I was delighted when last SAturday I had a blood test and found my blood sugar level Returned to well within normal range. I have lost 11 kg and I have now stopped one of the blood pressure tabs as my blood pressure fell significantly with the weight loss

I don't know how old you are but I suspect you are much younger than me. I am 70 so if I can do it you can.

There is a very good calorie counter recipe book to compliment the diet book and the diet book also has recipes. Both are quite reasonably priced on Amazon

I have been very determined and not snacked AprT from The occAsionL snack of a few almonds or walnuts as recommended. The book explains why you have become insulin resistant and the science behind the diet. I have not felt hungry despite the low calorie intake because you eat foods which keep your blood sugar level. The food is Mediterranean style and very tasty but you are advised not to snack between meals to give your organs time to recover. The visceral fat around your organs, Internal Fat, is what you need to lose

So in short I highly recommend you give it go because the 8 weeks soon passes And you will be much much healthier

Best wishes

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WOW PCRW you are amazing!!!!! I'm 33 and am in total awe of you!!! Thank you for your amazingly detailed and helpful answer!! I will get my little mitts on that book! Thank you for helping me to feel amazingly hopeful!!! 😊😊

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I look forward to hearing of your progress

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As others have quite rightly said, type 2 diabetes is reversible if detected and acted on. The earlier the better. You have the opportunity to do exactly that. I too was diagnosed with prediabetes, I was very very close to being diabetic, but just outside. I have changed my diet, lost weight and exercise more. I am due another blood test shortly so fingers crossed. Good luck with it. You can do it. James

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Thank you James for your kind support! Very best of luck to you too with your next blood test 😊

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I need to lose 2 stone and am 65. I too bought the Michael Moseley book and it is really good. Interesting to read as well as loads of helpful and easy to follow ways of eating (rather than dieting), and good recipes too which can also be adapted into lots of other meals. I would highly recommend it. 800 calories doesn't sound very much, but when a day of meals is planned, it is fine and filling, and you do get used to it. Good luck with it all.

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thank you! ^_^

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