You Can Reverse Your Prediabetes!

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin

I have a very strong family history of  type 2 diabetes.  Not only do I have a long list of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, my Mom was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, then type 2 diabetes, and shortly after came the heart disease and breast cancer.

 

I always thought of myself as a healthy and fit person.  So when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy,  Women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes are considered prediabetic.  I was quite shocked.   Women who are diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes are 7 times more likely to become type 2 diabetics within 5 to 10 years.

With gestational diabetes your blood sugar is elevated during pregnancy and afterwards it usually goes back to normal.  However it is a sign that you may have insulin resistance. I was a Registered Nurse at the time, so I immediately used my knowledge and researched everything I could possibly do to help cure myself.  I cut out processed foods completely, I reduced my carbohydrate intake, cut out sugar and exercised daily.  My pregnancy went very well, my blood sugars were under control and after 23 years, my blood sugars have been stable!

Risk factors of diabetes are:

  • Age > 45 years
  • Overweight or obese or a waist circumference in men > 40 inches or women > 35 inches
  • family history of diabetes
  • history of gestational diabetes
  • physical inactivity
  • hypertension BP > 140/90
  • Low HDL < 35
  • High Triglyceride > 250

Reversing prediabetes is not an easy quick-fix it is taking on a new lifestyle.  It takes commitment, courage and confidence to change your lifestyle and diet.  By reversing your prediabetes you decrease your chance of heart disease, stroke, cancer, amputations, blindness and nerve damage.  I believe the benefits are worth it!  I want to live a long happy healthy life and enjoy the company of my family and friends for as long as I can with the best quality of life possible.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedin

Meet the Author

Dr. Alda

Dr. Alda Haas PharmD, CPh, RPH, RN is the CEO and founder of Dr. Alda Inc. Dr. Alda Haas is a uniquely qualified Integrative Pharmacist with a passion to help clients understand their medications, and teaches them to make healthier alternative therapy and lifestyle choices.

10 comments… add one
  • Linda Hampton Mar 1, 2016, 1:47 pm

    Great information I have a strong history of DM in my family. really a big concern. thanks

    • Dr. Alda Mar 2, 2016, 12:09 am

      My pleasure Linda. Don’t forget to sign up for the weekly blog post so you won’t miss anything. Look me up on facebook at Ask Dr. Alda and ask any health questions you like. I am devoted to helping people prevent diabetes. 🙂

  • Charo Pinilla Mar 1, 2016, 2:36 pm

    My endocrinologist warned me to loose a bit of weight and become very conscious of my diet to avoid diabetes. As you mention in the article I also have a family history of diabetes, so I’m more than interested in all the info you’ve got to share on this topic. Thanks so much!

    • Dr. Alda Mar 2, 2016, 12:06 am

      Hello Charo,
      Thanks for your comment. Make sure to sign up for my blog posts for all the weekly updates. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me or post on my facebook page at Ask Dr. Alda

  • tom roberts Mar 2, 2016, 7:50 am

    Thanks for this wake up call. Somehow seeing this info in black and white makes me pay attention. I’ve heard this everywhere for years but reading it made me think about it.

    • Dr. Alda Mar 2, 2016, 7:22 pm

      So glad that you found my blog. Definitely sign up for my weekly blog posts so you won’t miss any posts. I love to help as many people as I can to help reverse or better control this terrible disease.

  • Kurt Scholle Mar 2, 2016, 6:36 pm

    I’ve heard that diabetes can be reversed in many patients. I have gotten off a couple of prescriptions and diabetes meds are nxt. Thanks for your ideas.

    • Dr. Alda Mar 2, 2016, 7:26 pm

      Hi Kurt,
      So glad you are working on getting yourself back on track. Our bodies are so amazing. Keep up the good work. Remember no added sugar, and try to fill yourself on organic whole foods like vegetables and avoid processed foods. You can do this. Keep me posted on your accomplishments. 🙂

  • Jupiter Jim Apr 25, 2016, 9:38 pm

    I have heard that there are a lot of alternative ways to cure diabetes without using medications.

    • Dr. Alda Apr 25, 2016, 9:39 pm

      Please call me to discuss this further. Would love to help.

Leave a Comment