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Old 11-01-2021, 09:25 PM   #1
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Question Prediabetes and Reversing High Blood Sugars/Preventing Diabetes

Any advice, tips, recipes, shopping lists, book referrals, and other references you can offer to holistically reverse prediabetes and therefore prevent diabetes?

(Also, any friendly advice with comorbid chronic fatigue syndrome issues and prediabetes? Exercise is not something that I can do at the moment. For that matter, there might be those with physical disorders that prevent exercise too, so they might be able to benefit from tips here.)
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I also sent my primary care a message through the VA's messaging system. The last time she sent me a message, however, she indicated that the VA doesn't offer prevention therapies until they reach two points higher than what I have (but the range of prediabetes is what the VA says I have, which contradicts what my primary care is saying). I basically copied and pasted the lab results in the message to my primary care at the VA.

This is getting to feel more like I'm being ignored. I also indicated a bunch of other concerns with my primary care.

When I was at the VA in a different state, they gave me better treatment. I've never experienced all this before.
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I'm prediabetic. My doctor sent me to a diet coach, who advises my diet. It's hard, I'm fat I like junk food I'm trying to make changes. protein at every meal, fruits instead of sweet treats. Limit carbs, limit sugar.
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I'm prediabetic. My doctor sent me to a diet coach, who advises my diet. It's hard, I'm fat I like junk food I'm trying to make changes. protein at every meal, fruits instead of sweet treats. Limit carbs, limit sugar.
My primary care doctor doesn't do anything, and the free Medicare program listed out here was shut down because the doctors said individual responsibility should be on the dime of the patients, not for a freebie program. They don't realize that metabolic disorders are managed like mental health issues are managed; but obesity itself - even if you're normal weight by managing it - is still not our fault, nor is being prediabetic or diabetic. We just have to take steps to manage it and reverse it, but the fact that we have these metabolic disorders would be there even if we ate healthy and starved ourselves. The number of adipocytes do not change, and it's the number of those that are concerning, along with predisposing factors.
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I think the idea of exercise needs to be revamped. So often its seems like nothing but cardio is pushed or the cult of crossfit, soulcycle, running groups etc. If you are someone who is either sedentary, unable to run miles and miles due to a condition or injury, new to exercise or someone who hates exercise, we are constantly fed the message that we are not dedicated, not trying hard enough, a failure or lazy. People for whom exercise comes easy love to tell you all about how its so easy, log their miles and hand out unsolicited advice. If you are not able to run a marathon or take spin classes, afford a gym membership, and bench a 100lbs they are dismissive. You can literally start out sitting in your recliner and do hand weights for your arms and exercise bands. That is exercise. Taking a slow walk or a fast one is exercise. playing wii sports is exercise etc. People need to get off their high horse and read some science about weight loss and exercise and stop pushing outdated culty information. Not only has it been disproven but its not supportive. How many people have successfully gotten fit by being made to feel bad about yourself? And dont get me started on crossfit. Crossfit fools cant stop talking about how great crossfit is and how if you only would try it you'd know..Its like kale. Sure its ok but kale-ists talk about it like it makes you super human. Hey I like kale but I am not dedicating a blog to it.
And dont get me started on those standard BMI/BMR charts and how if you are 5'5 with an average frame you 'should' weigh xyz... They have been studied and disproven over and over. When will the world get it?

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Any advice, tips, recipes, shopping lists, book referrals, and other references you can offer to holistically reverse prediabetes and therefore prevent diabetes?

(Also, any friendly advice with comorbid chronic fatigue syndrome issues and prediabetes? Exercise is not something that I can do at the moment. For that matter, there might be those with physical disorders that prevent exercise too, so they might be able to benefit from tips here.)
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Thank you, Sarah! I got the messages, and I will check out more resources in my area - along the lines of what you mentioned. I'll see what the VA here says, but they tend to not approve of anything out here - not for me, not for other veterans. It's a strange thing out here, which didn't occur at the last VA I attended. I suppose all VA's are different. And most medical providers out here do NOT accept Medicare anymore; they claim they don't get paid enough. I literally have to move out of state to get the care I need. I am planning on a move in 2022 or 2023, depending on this pandemic and some other factors.
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[FONT="Georgia"]I think the idea of exercise needs to be revamped. So often its seems like nothing but cardio is pushed or the cult of crossfit, soulcycle, running groups etc.
Absolutely. The best advice I was ever given (by a superfit personal trainer) is that you can't out-train a bad diet.
Yes, exercise is great for toning and for improving cardiovascular fitness etc., but for weight loss and particularly reversing prediabetes diet is the biggest change you can make.

The good thing is that type 2 diabetes/prediabetes can be easily addressed by changing your diet, the bad thing is that you have to make permanent changes to how/what you eat.

It's worth checking out things like the blood sugar diet, or look into intermittent fasting. Also worth looking for diet advice etc. from places like the American Diabetes Association.
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