I'm curious of treatment options for pre-diabetes.
Every doctor I've had since I was 16 thinks I'm diabetic. I have the body shape of a T2 diabetic. I'm 36 now. My family doctor, optometrist, ophthalmologist, cardiologist, dermatologist, and allergist have all said something like "You might be diabetic." My fasting blood sugar is in the mid 90's. I had an A1C a year or so ago which was "normal." I've lost 50 pounds through exercise, nutrition, and a balanced diet. I'm constantly thirsty, pee frequently, and I'm always hungry.
I'm not my ideal weight but I'm not grossly overweight. When I see sugar I gain weight. So I try to avoid sugar when I can, which isn't easy. I have a major sweet tooth. I also get some exercise.
Are there any other treatment options for pre-diabetes?
Your diet and exercise program is the best treatment for pre-diabetes, and diabetes too. Congratulations on losing the weight...a job well done !!!!
I think the problem may be basically nutritional imbalance. Your "always hungry" may be telling you that you need more varied kinds of food, or are missing something essential nutritionally. A
multi-vitamin tablet might help.
Eating smaller portions more times a day is also a good thing for diabetes, it "trains" the body to feel satisfied at a lower blood sugar level.
I used to also be a big fan of Acai Berry Juice until I was diagnosed with Type II, after which time I stopped drinking it all together. I thought juice was not the best thing to be drinking as a diabetic, and I've found Acai juice to be pretty sweet.
If anyone's heard otherwise regarding Acai juice specifically being OK for diabetics I'd love further info.
They have a lot of the "light" juices out there that contain splenda. You just have to look for them. I know Ocean Spray makes some and there's another kind that makes blueberry and blue-raspberry I think, but I can't remember the name. I tend to stay away from the sweeteners though b/c I don't think they've been out long enough to be trusted yet So I can't tell you how good they are, but a friend of mine drinks them and says they're good.