Originally posted by wondermom: |
well my Doctor said that mine has been anywhere between 113-137 (after fasting).So does that mean that I am borderline diabetic?
Yes, in my opinion.
| Is that why he is having me restrict what I eat & how much of certain things I eat in my diet? |
Yes. You need to cut out the simple sugars and junk carbohydrates (sweets, candy, soft drinks, chips, etc.) out of your diet for the most part. You need to watch your intake of refined high carbohydrate foods and things like bread, potatoes, rice, etc. Eating these foods will aggravate your problem. The good part is that cutting these foods out or really reducing your intake of them diet can often return your blood sugar levels to normal and reverse the symptoms of insulin resistance/diabetes if you catch it early enough.
| I always thought that a persons sugar level had to be like way up in the hundreds to even be considered any form of diabetes! |
Nope. The current clinical definition is a fasting bloodsugar level of 126 mg/dl or greater (several years ago, the cut off point was 140 mg/dl). Doctors usually require more than one fasting test >125 mg/dl to make the diagnosis of diabetes.
| I guess I need to do some research. |
Yep. There is quite a bit of info here on Healthboards in the old posts. Another good search tool is [url="http://www.***********"]www.***********[/url] Search for things like "insulin resistance"
| The good news is that the last time I checked my level it was only 85.Thats normal , right? |
Yep. Cutting back on the refined carbohydrates and eating more whole natural foods will often return bloodsugar levels to normal levels.