For the past two years, I've been considered Pre-Diabetic. My doctor has recommended changes (specifically, wanting me to begin eating a vegan diet).
I confess to not really trying.
The past few months, however, have been an eye-opener as I've been diagnosed with high blood pressure and my fasting glucose has risen to over 128. Two years ago, I had an A1C of 5.6. Last month, my A1C was 6.3. And though not enough to have my diagnosis changed to Type II Diabetes, it is evidence that unless something changes I will be soon enough. I have family with diabetes as well which indicates genetics is not necessarily in my favor either.
So, I've been making changes. Exercising more. Eating whole fruits and veggies, and low sodium, lower sugar foods (though the second one is proving a challenge). Still not losing weight but I also have had hypothyroidism to contend with 7 years so that's no surprise.
Anyway, I wanted to join this group to learn from people who understand more about diabetes than I do (and who have had to live with it longer). I'm glad to know this group is here. Any wisdom you care to share will be greatly appreciated.