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Hello All!

As the the title says, I'm just starting my journey that will be lifelong. I've learned so much from reading posts on the forum. Thanks for sharing your experience and knowledge with all those like me.

I learned about three months ago I was what my doctor called "borderline pre-diabetic". Her advice was to do another blood test in a year. After doing some research, I decided that I didn't want to wait and took things into my own hands. I brought a meter and started testing. I found my fasting level to be consistently over 100 and my spikes after certain foods to be over 160. While these numbers are not overly high, I want to keep from progressing as long as possible and have been aggressive in changing my diet, increasing exercise, etc.

I am currently looking for a doctor with the same mindset as me. It's difficult since I live in Seoul, South Korea and finding doctors with proficient English language skills can be challenging, especially at the specialist level.

Thanks for listening (or reading actually!). I look forward to being a member of this terrific community. :smile:
 

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Welcome to the forum. To change your info, click on User CP at the top of the page and then you can edit the info. I'm glad you decided to join us. I feel it is very important to be proactive about this disease especially in the beginning. For some reasons our doctors don't always feel that way and take a wait and see approach. I was dx'd with a bg of 240 and wasn't even told to test. I asked about meds and he said try diet and exercise. I was already exercising 2 hours most days, so I thought this was a crazy solution. After about 6 months I begged for metformin and over the next 2 years had to raise dosage 3 times. So if even after diet changes and exercise , if your bgs are higher than you want push for metformin. As diabetics we need to find the foods that keep our bgs low. This takes a lot of trial and error. What spikes one of us, doesn't spike someone else, so feel free to experiment.
 
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welcome gwoman :) it's definitely a life long journey and you already sound like you have a handle on things. Testing is the only way to figure out what's going on with your body. I'm type 2 on full time insulin, I was dx'd in 1998. I started out on diet and exercise too like Jwags, but then that changed to oral meds, then insulin. I'm sure you'll find this a great place for support and info. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
 

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Welcome gwoman, you will love it here! It's almost addicting, lol. Anyway, just wanted to say "Hi!". :wave:
 
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