Monday, November 9, 2015

Blood and stuff

So check this out, I am pre-diabetic.  Can you believe it, Dr. Cuddles was right all along so many moons ago that I was developing insulin resistance.  Crazy, right?  I've said it before, I am pretty fit.  I don't look like someone headed towards Type 2 Diabetes. I eat my greens, stay away from sodas and juices, and try not to mainline the cookies and donuts.  I don't drink, barely a glass of wine a week.  But apparently this isn't enough to carry on as a lifestyle because my hemoglobin numbers came back troubling.

Sigh.  They just opened an "artisinal donut" shop near my house and on a day off I partook in my first  - and now last - chocolate creme filled moment of ecstacy.  So much for life's tiny pleasures.

The trickier one for me is bread. I have done a pretty good job of curbing the pastas and potatoes.  But being of French extraction, I splurge on piece of baguette with cheese, or a croissant, on a weekly basis. I live near an amazing french bakey and I sometimes feel like it's my mothership.  Meme Celine, my paternal grandmother, introduced me to the joys of pain au chocolat,  or a breakfast of just some bread and a slice of brie.  Curbing this weekly indulgence will feel like a true sacrifice.  My Dad, who just shared that he has also had similar hemoglobin numbers, advised that I turn my weekly treat into a monthly one.  We'll see how that goes.

And don't get me started on my husband, who drinks like ten beers over the course of a weekend, could easily stand to drop a ton of weight, and still has pristine sugar numbers. 

On the other hand, my Vitamin D levels are now normal and the 5000 IU/day appears to be doing the trick.

I also appear to have ovulated at the right time, just a few hours shy of CD 14 in the middle of the night, so the vitex could be working too.

If I get a normal period this month I will call it a success. 

5 comments:

  1. Ugh, I'm sorry that really sucks. I guess it goes to show that Type 2 diabetes can exist outside of the unhealthy.

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    1. I know. I shared the results with an overweight co-worker who simply said, "welcome to the club" and I will never again be so smug in my slender fitness-instructor-ness.

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  2. diabtes is often hereditary so blame you gene not your lifestyle. R-lipoic acid or ALA alpha lipioic acid does wonders to reduce glucose levels naturally. Iyt worked for my husband. I take it also because the steroid I am taking increases blood sugar. I am also sugar free, caffeine free, gluten free, and mostly dairy free and eat no red meat. Is there anything else to give up? lol

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  3. Vitamin D is very helpful in today's life. Now a day there is deficiency of Vitamin D in every person. Due to this deficiency, your immune system become weak and this results in disease which grows into your body.
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