Three out of four of my Grandparents were diabetic, and so is my Mother. All ended up with Type 2 diabetes around their 50's after they got over 200 lbs.
Ever since I was a kid, I was afraid I would get it too, and I've worked to stay under 200 lbs, hoping that it would keep me from getting it too. As I've gotten older, it's been a struggle, but right now I weigh about 183 at 6' tall, which isn't too bad. I'll be 48 in December.
I go every year for a check-up with my doctor, and each year he does a fasting glucose blood test. Every year it comes out okay. Until now.
I received an email the other day saying my test results were available online. I was mainly wondering about my cholesterol, since I've been on medication for that for about ten years.
My numbers on the cholesterol were really good, and I was feeling pretty good about myself until I clicked on the fasting glucose and saw that I was at 117. Normal is between 70 and 100.
My Doctor sent me an email saying it was above normal, that I should try to watch my diet and exercise and call him in two months to retest.
I told my Mother about this, and she gave me a glucose meter, I guess so I could test and set my mind at ease. Except every time I test with the thing, I'm higher than the last time!
Yesterday I did everything right. Stayed away from carbs and sugar, and didn't snack after dinner. We even went for a long walk.
This morning I tested and I was at 127!
So, I don't now what to think. I'm pretty depressed about it.
I guess for now, all I can do is what the Doctor told me to do and see how things go in December.
I've been reading up on what I can eat, and it really isn't that bad. Basically the diet isn't like it was a long time ago. You can eat just about anything as long as you don't eat too many foods high in carbs and sugar. It's basically a high fiber low carb diet. I've just got to wrap my head around it, I guess.