Re: Very scared of Diabetes
The good thing about you James is, that while you may have developed diabetes, it sounds like you are one of the "lucky ones" that will be able to completely control it once you lose weight and eat a proper diet. I am not so fortunate, as I weigh 98 pounds, exercise daily and it is still very much there. 6.3 could certainly be diabetes, as mine runs 5.2-5.6. You need to first, see your doctor and have an oral glucose tolerance test, if or when it is confirmed, and EVEN IF YOU DON'T have it, for the sake of your health and developing it later (or sooner) you need to get into SOME sort of exercise, even if it is floor exercises as well as a proper and healthy diet. You will be AMAZED how quickly the weight will come off when you lower your carbs and eat only the "good" carbs. Have your doctor send you to a registered dietician asap! As far as the cyberchondria...all I can tell you, is that somehow, you need to force yourself to find a hobby or something else to do and force yourself to STOP SEARCHING the internet for illnesses. That is no way to live and you are wasting time doing this, when you could be doing something FOR yourself, instead of TO yourself and your mental health. Everytime you find yourself getting ready to go searching for another illness, MAKE yourself just shut the computer down completely and go do something else. Good luck to you and keep us posted.