I am pre-diabetic. I guess I have know for a few weeks now. But I feel like it is just sinking in. My dad and a few other people in my family had diabetes so I am not exactly shocked at this news, especially when I also consider my on going battle of the bulge. I have my journey to becoming a Single Mother by Choice to thank for this discovery and also the discovery of my thyroid problem. Not being able to get pregnant after 4 months of trying lead me to repeated fertility tests, which lead to meeting with an endocrinologist, which lead to meeting with a nutritionist, who broke the pre-diabetic news.
So what does this mean? This means that while my fasting blood sugar is normal, when a snapshot is taken of how much sugar has been in my bloodstream over the last few months is taken, it shows too much sugar. There is not enough sugar in my blood to classify me as diabetic now. But there is more sugar in my blood than would be in a person who has no chance of developing diabetes. This means that I am not as healthy as I thought. Perhaps even unhealthy???? This means that I have to fight even harder in this battle of the bulge.
I’m not sure why this is just sinking in now. Maybe because I have been watching a YouTuber’s videos about IVF and thinking about how I pray I don’t have to give myself lots of needles to get pregnant. Then thinking I hope I don’t actually become diabetic and have to give myself needles of insulin.
Whatever the reason, the reality is sinking in. This pill that I have been taking the last few weeks to decrease the sugar in my body and help me get pregnant could just be the beginning of medicinal intervention if I am not careful. I do not want that. Health is our most important possession. I don’t want to lose it. Health is one of the most important pillars of happiness. I can still Chase Joy, but will I be strong enough to capture it if I am unwell???
Have any of you received a pre-diabetic diagnosis? Have you successfully kept diabetes at bay?
|Click here to find out about my meeting with the
nutritionist and her advice for my battle of the bulge.