What’s A Prediabetic?
If you didn’t read the “about me” page, may I can suggest that you take a moment to read it now. Basically I ask and answer, “what’s a prediabetic” in those pages. It is about my very long trip to the land of diabetes. I was diagnosed with prediabetes about eight years before my diabetes diagnosis.
And as the saying goes “if I had known then what I do know now, I would have gotten that wake up call (the one that my doctor should have given me) on that same day about eight years ago when he diagnosed me. I didn’t quite know what it meant exactly and so I asked him, what’s a prediabetic?
I had no idea that a prediabetic was a precursor to a diabetic. My doctor, when I threw my question at him, didn’t say a word about it. He just continued to view all of the numbers from the blood test. Ah! Then he says “your cholesterol is too high.” Gee, you think so doc? My point is that at least he could have said “you need to lose some weight”!
So what’s a prediabetic? He didn’t tell me and I didn’t ask againz because we had moved on to other things in our conversation and I assumed that it wasn’t very important since he didn’t even come back to it. Looking back now, I could swear that some doctors just don’t care.
After a whole lot of reading, I get the impression that some doctors probably feel like “why should I put a whole lot of energy into getting this person to heal themselves? We can do it with pills, or most of it. And if this person really doesn’t care, they will continue to live the sedentary life style and eating whatever it is they want to eat, despite what I have to say.”
I am sure that not all doctors feel this way but I would have to assume that some doctors feel this way because of the patterns they have seen their patients fall in to after being diagnosed. This stands to reason because the numbers do not lie.
Diabetes is the outcome of someone with prediabetes. Whether someone skips the prediabetic stage, I do not know. But for me to have the prediabetic A1C numbers for eight years has to tell the truthful story about how I ate and treated my body.
Anyone who asks “what’s a prediabetic”? Is entitled to be given an answer and at the same time told that, “if you are prediabetic, you stand a great chance of healing your mind and body yourself, and you can do it quickly if you want to”!
All they have to do is to lose some weight in most cases. And if that is all a person has to do so they don’t go on to becoming a full blown diabetic? It is a pretty great opportunity, don’t you think? Diabetes is a slow death sentence. So don’t fool yourself, not even for one doughnut!
Didn’t he know that if I were to lose some weight, that I would’ve beaten this prediabetes thing? Of course, he knew. So now because I didn’t know, I wasn’t given the right information, I am condemned to carry this diabetes monkey on my back.
I know that it’s not fair of me to even try and pin this disease on that doctor! But at the same time, I did ask him “what’s a prediabetic”? And he told me nothing. Isn’t that part of his duty as a health care practitioner? Didn’t he take an oath to help me to heal, even if it meant healing myself by losing weight?
Let’s see now…maybe, just maybe did he not answer me on purpose? What about the money that the medical industry makes off of people who are sick with diabetes? And what about the hospitals? What about the pharmaceutical industry? If there are millions of prediabetics and even as many diabetics in the United States alone? Can you imagine the dollar size being spent on this disease alone? It is a staggering number and probably one that could be cut drastically if people were getting the right kind of education about what passes through their lips alone.
What’s a prediabetic? According to https://www.reference.com/health/prediabetic-mean-19fc822a7e8eca97#
***Prediabetic refers to a person who has high blood sugar levels without being high enough to classify as type 2 diabetes, according to WebMD. A blood sugar level between 100 and 125 on a fasting plasma glucose test generally indicates prediabetes. Even though the person does not technically have diabetes, the same damage caused by the disease may start during prediabetes, notes Mayo Clinic. If left untreated, prediabetes is likely to develop into type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Patients diagnosed with prediabetes can avoid type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels through healthy lifestyle changes. These changes include losing weight, staying physically active and incorporating healthy foods into the diet.
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