Okie dok, so prior to having diabetes type 2, you may be diagnosed with something called pre-diabetes. DO NOT think that you are doomed, nor that you are off the hook, having PD means that your glucose levels are already higher than usual but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes 2. There are things you can do to reduce your risk of getting to full blown type 2 diabetes, like: eating right (go figure), exercise and losing weight (being overweight increases your chance of type 2 diabetes).
The three main goals should be to reduce your high glucose levels so that they are in the healthy range, reduce your lipid and lipoprotein levels and to get to a healthy blood pressure.
Just an aside if you don’t know what lipids or lipoproteins are (I didn’t know about lipoproteins until I read up on them :) ) basically cholesterol is a lipid (a fatty-like, waxy substance ) that travels through the blood as a lipoprotein. Eating food high in the “bad cholesterol” is the problem behind high cholesterol. The following is from heart.org and Web MD : LDL (Bad) Cholesterol- Low-density lipoprotein, is known as “bad” cholesterol. LDL collects in the walls of blood vessels, causing the blockages of atherosclerosis. Higher LDL levels put you at greater risk for a heart attack from a sudden blood clot in an artery narrowed by atherosclerosis.)
^ A good reason to lower your cholesterol :) (psst, the “bad” or LDL kind)
Fitness and Weight loss go hand in hand with combating diabetes. Losing a few pounds will make you look like a sexy beast, but it will also reduce your risk of diabetes and living an active life style is a preventative way to avoid many illnesses. Exercise does’t have to be running to hiking, it can be gardening, running errands on a constant basis, long walks or whatever keeps you moving for a good amount of time on a fairy regular schedule.
So good luck my loves LIEBE DICH! - Akudo (me :D)
Next up diabetes one and two posts and what foods to eat (and avoid)