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Hi. My name is Sheri. I was just diagnosed with insulin resistance, this could develop into diabetes unless I loose some weight and exercise I am told. My father was diabetic as well as my faternal grandmother. I find this whole thing a little overwhelming right now.
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Hi Sheri, welcome aboard! There is much helpful information here. Ask all the questions you want. We will help you as much as we can.

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Hi. My name is Sheri. I was just diagnosed with insulin resistance, this could develop into diabetes unless I loose some weight and exercise I am told. My father was diabetic as well as my faternal grandmother. I find this whole thing a little overwhelming right now.
Will keep reading here and checking for any tips.
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Welcome Sheri! Many diabetics have issues with insulin resistance. Insulin resistance just means that your body isnt allowing your insulin to properly move that glucose into the cells where it needs to go. That leads to high blood glucose levels and actually is sort of starving your cells of the energy they need. Diet and exercise can improve resistance. There are also medications available that can increase your insulin sensitivity if diet and exercise alone are not enough.

If you dont mind sharing, what was your blood sugar when you were diagnosed? Did they do an A1C test also? Maintaining good control over your blood sugar is essential to maintaining and/or improving overall health. Did your doctor talk to you about testing your blood sugar at home at all? Its important to know where those numbers are to be able to see whats going on in your body.

I know its overwhelming at first, we have all been there :) But with some diligence we can all enjoy full healthy lives. Many of us have been living with diabetes for many years! Looking forward to getting to know you. Please ask all the questions you need or just vent....there are so many great people here that are so good at offering support and help.

Cheers
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Welcome Sheri! Many diabetics have issues with insulin resistance. Insulin resistance just means that your body isnt allowing your insulin to properly move that glucose into the cells where it needs to go. That leads to high blood glucose levels and actually is sort of starving your cells of the energy they need. Diet and exercise can improve resistance. There are also medications available that can increase your insulin sensitivity if diet and exercise alone are not enough.

If you dont mind sharing, what was your blood sugar when you were diagnosed? Did they do an A1C test also? Maintaining good control over your blood sugar is essential to maintaining and/or improving overall health. Did your doctor talk to you about testing your blood sugar at home at all? Its important to know where those numbers are to be able to see whats going on in your body.

I know its overwhelming at first, we have all been there :) But with some diligence we can all enjoy full healthy lives. Many of us have been living with diabetes for many years! Looking forward to getting to know you. Please ask all the questions you need or just vent....there are so many great people here that are so good at offering support and help.

Cheers
Pam
Thanks for the welcome Pam and Richard. they told me my glucose was fine, and did not tell me to check it, they just said my insulin levels were too high and it could wear out my pancreas and develop into diabetes.
 

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Hi Sheri, and welcome aboard. Fine thing to tell you the bad news but not what to do about it! Surely there's something to do besides just wait for diabetes to set in, isn't there? Keep us posted!

And thank you for joining us . . .

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