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Old 08-14-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
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Pre-diabetic trying to fight off diabetes HELP

My last FG test shows 120..that is just under the 126 that will tell me that I am a diabetic. I have had high FG for over 10/15 years, usually 104 to 112. Three years ago I had to start a low dose of BP medcicine, , a diuretic that caused my FG to go up to 119 by 2006.

I have tried everything to get it back down, walking, carb watching, diet planning,cinnamon, lost over 20 # [now weigh 134] and last winter it was back down to 104. It went up to 113 in May and now [August ] is 120. The Dr told me 2 years ago that I would most likely have Diabetes within a year but I have held it off for 2 years. I am 78, my Mom and Grandmom were diabetics in their 40's my sister in her 50's and I would hope to hit at least 85 before it catches up with me. [Don't laugh!, I am serious.] I can not stick myself with needles and I am already taking Nexium. Lisinopril and Lipitor so I don't want to take any more meds!

I have started taking Milk Thistle again which at one time I thought helped. My cholesterol [on 10 mg Lipitor] is 159. my triclycerides are 113, HDLs are 45 and LDLs 87 so except for the High Gluose I am in decent shape for my age.
The one thing I need to do is to gain some muscle mass which might help [but is tough at my age] and I am also considering adding alpha linoic acid or vanadyl..do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks for any help.

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