Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Nip It In The Bud!

Next time I say "bring it on", somebody smack me with a wet noodle!  Gluten-free please. 

I'll get right to the point.  I was recently diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes.  Yep.  My raw vegan jaw slammed to the floor with this one.  I am 100% positive that I can and will reverse this.

Like good ol' Barney Fife says: "Nip it in the bud!"

This fun little journey began when I ended up in the E.R. a few weeks ago.  The souvenir one.  I was told that my glucose was rather high and when I went to the follow-up appointment with my M.D., he ordered some blood tests due to that.  He assured me that he did not think I had Diabetes.  I assured him that I agreed.

Jump ahead and skip all the in between stuff.  My A1C results came back that I was in the Pre-Diabetes range.  Excuse me?  How on EARTH can this be?  I do not eat processed food, sugar or anything of that nature.  I eat a healthy raw vegan diet.  I am not overweight at all.  In fact, I keep loosing weight without even trying.  This totally took me by surprise.

I do have family history of it.  My brother Chris has Pre-Diabetes.  My mom had diabetes, but she called it "borderline" and didn't do anything about it.  I know, you either have it or you don't, but that was my mom for you.  December 1997, she died suddenly and unexpectedly in her sleep at age 53 of an undiagnosed heart blockage.  I'm 52, but am much healthier than she was, despite what medical issues I have.

So how could this happen to an otherwise healthy person like me?  First off, it doesn't just happen.  I found out that it gradually happens over time without you even knowing it.  Some people are just predisposed.  I still didn't get it.  It didn't make sense to me.  I'll use the car analogy that was told to me.

You have two cars.  One has obvious body damage, needs new wheels, etc.  Lift the hood and you can see that it has not been taken care of at all. It is obvious that this car is falling apart and is in need of repair.

The other car looks brand new inside and out, despite all the miles on it.  Lift the hood and it is clean.  One day you're driving down the road in your well taken care of car and then it spits, sputters and stops.  Sometimes things just happen no matter what.

I'm not going to go into what all Pre-Diabetes is, you can Google it for more info.  But what I will say is that it is treatable and reversible.  It is not a guarantee that it will or will not turn into Diabetes.  I'll be monitoring my glucose at home and have other blood tests down the road.  I'm going to work on my exercise routine and get on a regular schedule.  I will continue eating healthy and will heal myself naturally.

I'm going to NIP IT IN THE BUD!



Debbie Rodgers said...

Hi Rocki! We are going through something like this here. We have a great diet and have for years but my husbands sugar levels went up. We got a book called Reversing Diabetes by Julian Whitaker,MD It's great to know you can work with it to help yourself.

Good luck getting yours under control
Best wishes!

Jan said...

Rocki, I am sorry to hear this but I can tell by reading your post that you are going to fight this, too!

You are a very strong person and I do admire you for this.


Rocki Adams said...

Debbie, I appreciate that and thanks for the book info! I will definitely check it out. It's amazing to me that you can eat healthy and still get it. Hope your hubby is managing his well.

Jan, It's okay, was just a shocker to say the least. Oh and you know it - thank you so much!