Hi there, I am a researching pre-diabetes as I am a very healthy 154cm, 54kg 42 year old woman who has been struggling with tiredness, sugar cravings, thirst but then have days where I am bounding in energy and feeling great. I went to a naturopath and he suggested a pre-diabetes diet. No sugar, no wheat, no dairy. I did this and starting feeling great- i was also supplemented with multi-vitamin herbal mixtures and chromium. Now some of the old symptoms returned so I thought I would see a traditional dr to get my blood sugar level. It was 7.2 during a very lethargic day. So he tells me not diabetes.
Help who do I believe- a normal blood sugar reading - or the fact that I felt better when doing a pre-diabetic diet. Lorrie
Was the blood glucose test done fasting? If fasting, it was too high and pre-diabetes. If after a meal, it was OK. You probably felt better on the diet because it was an improvement from your normal eating pattern. If you are overweight, lose some with a calorie controlled carb controlled diet and exercise. This advice we would give to anyone with diabetes, which is also good for non-diabetics.
Posted 11/4/2012 9:41:04 AM