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My name is Dawie and I am diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes(I think).
It is nothing serious yet, but I occasionally have my blood sugar between 7-11. All I know is that the doctor was quite concerned and sent me to a dietitian. The symptoms I experience is that of fatigue and thirst when my sugar levels aren't normal. I will sometimes get a bit shaky. A lot of people in my family suffers from Diabetes.
I am also suffering from high cholesterol. (Might be part of the doctors concern)
 

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Hello Dawie, welcome to our support group! Those are high numbers but with a low carb diet and daily exercising you should be able to have more success. You may be able to avoid medication/insulin for a long time. Good luck!
 

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Dawie

In my part of the world they say there is no such thing as Pre-Diabetes. You either have it or you don't. I hope you do not.

I'm just learning all this myself.


Studies have shown that walnuts and almonds can significantly reduce blood cholesterol. Have a handful every now and then.

Good luck
 

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Dawie

In my part of the world they say there is no such thing as Pre-Diabetes. You either have it or you don't. I hope you do not.

I'm just learning all this myself.


Studies have shown that walnuts and almonds can significantly reduce blood cholesterol. Have a handful every now and then.

Good luck
Thank you for the tip. My mother in law suggested the same. I love Almonds - so I am happy that it does a whole lot of good as well.

Regarding the pre-diabetes thing: Then I sure hope that I do not have it then. I have myself tested every 3 months or so. A bit more often if I do not feel well.(My mom used to work in the pathology lab and had me tested from a young age, because it runs heavily in the family) I am now 34 and my sugar levels increased over the years and sometimes it goes a bit heigh, but since I have been put on a strict diet, things seemed to improve.:)
 

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Welcome, Dawie. It's good to hear a change in your diet has improved your levels. Getting it under control early is the best strategy. I hope you continue to monitor closely, and keep us posted. Glad to have you join us.
 

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As someone mentioned before - either you have Diabetes, or you do not. After I was diagnosed, I went into a strict routine of dieting and exercise. After about a year, all of my reading A1c/blood sugar were "normal." They stayed normal as long as I continued to take care of myself and even stopped taking any form of medicine for my blood sugar. However, it was always inside of me and maybe I may have deluded myself, b/c over the past year I let myself go (with diet and exercise) and the diabetes "came back" - or what really happened was that I always had it, but was always able to keep it under control with diet and exercise.

If your family has a history of diabetes, and your blood sugar readings are getting high, do something about it now.
 
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