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Saturday, November 28, 2015

emoticon emoticon So all the health talk yesterday got me thinking. I NEED to get back to eating the way I was when I was eating mostly veggies. I need to stop this pre-diabetes I have in it's tracks and so I started researching. After reading all the symptoms I was shaken. I have a lot of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. So, more research, mostly on what to do. Aunt G has diabetes, and told me I need to be eating like a diabetic now to avoid getting it. So looking it up, non-starchy veggies are my friend!!

emoticon So I'm going to the store today to pick up veggies galore! I have plenty of brown rice and other healthy starches that we bought when we first found out I had pre-diabetes, now to use them! I'm also going to pick up the stuff for Green Glow Juice to do in my juicer. I always feel better when I drink it, and I crave less sugar. I was kind of frustrated when I discovered that I don't really have very many ways of cooking/eating non-starchy veggies. Stir fry is a favorite, so I'm going to start doing that again. But some things that I love, I have no idea how to serve! I love artichoke hearts, no idea. I only ever eat canned asparagus, but canned is not an ideal way to eat veggies. There are a lot of veggies I just don't know how to eat. Like kale, very good for you, but I only ever juice it. So I'll be researching that for a while, and then running the recipes by DH, as he has a really good sense of how things will taste when cooked a certain way.

emoticon I have not had labs done in a while, and lost the lab sheet for the labs I was supposed to get done last week. Oh well, I'm going back to the doc, so I'll just make it for early morning and fast till I get them done. Hopefully all this healthy thinking is not too late and I'll be still in the 'pre' stage of this.

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  • LINDA!
    I was in pre diabetes last year. I have cut down on carbs, drank more water, exercised more...I was so happy to find out in October that my pre diabetes is gone. I am not certain I will always remain in this position, but I will keep doing the same.

    Good luck to you. I know that you are much younger than me. You don't need this.
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  • no profile photo CD15546158
    You can do this. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family, so no stranger to it. I, myself, have been diabetic since 2001. It's a balancing game that your body will help you with.

    I was diet controlled for seven years before needing four Metformin a day. I got myself together and managed to get rid of two of those Metformin almost two years ago. My goal is to get off of them altogether, but my doctor said I will be taking at least one a day the rest of my life because they help protect the liver. As you know, this disease is hard on the organs if you don't keep it in check.

    I still eat starch, but in moderation. Walk, walk, walk. I find eating a protein, whatever protein you choose, really helps cut down on the wanting for starches.

    You are on the right track with veggies, but make sure you balance your diet. While the veggies are great for you, low sugar is not.

    You will be fine. You are doing your research, but listen to your doctor and to your body, okay? emoticon
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  • SILVER1369
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    1587 days ago
    There are so many wonderful things to do with fresh veggies! I hope you enjoy exploring the options!
    1587 days ago
    Sounds like you are on the right track! I need to get serious too.... I am not sure why I can't seem to be determined.
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  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    One thing to watch out for is white food. White food such as white bread, pasta, rice etc. has loads of carbs. There are many substitutions out there to replace white food tho.
    1588 days ago
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