Post # 1
I just found out I have prediabetes and me and the Fiance got pretty freaked out. I grabbed some books from the library and have an appointment with someone my doctory recommended, but the boards have been so wonderful – does anyone have a similar experience? Did the wedding help motivate you to lost weight or be healthier? I was happy with my body before (even if it wasn’t the skinniest, I’m ok with that) but now I feel like it’s turning on me.
Post # 3
I don’t have pre-diabetes or diabetes but I work in the health care field. The absolute biggest recommendation I have is to try your hardest to make the necessary lifestyle changes that will be recommended to you. This will really help stop the progression to diabetes. I wouldn’t focus so much on being your “skinniest” – instead, focus on developing a healthier lifestyle. There are all sorts of research-proven data to support the idea that lifestyle modifications are very important in preventing pre-diabetes from transitioning to diabetes. Some examples: 150 minutes/ week of moderate-intensity exercise (increase your heart rate to 30-50% above your resting heart rate), follow an appropriate eating plan, stop smoking. Your doctor may or may not recommend that you start taking a medication called metformin. Remember that you want to make sustainable changes – using your wedding as motivation is a good starting point, but remember that after the wedding is over, the changes need to still continue. Good luck!