Have you Been Told You’re Pre Diabetic? Or you Suspect You Might Be Someone with ‘Metabolic Syndrome’?
If your Doctor told you this, then its time to sit down and listen to his/her advice.
Trust me, this happened to me years back, probably a couple of years before I was actually diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
My doctor wanted me to go and have a ‘blood glucose tolerance test’ and me being me, I put my head in the sand and ignored his advice. I carried on living my life the way I always had, eating the usual crap that I’d eat, and drinking alcohol whenever I felt like it.
I guess one of my saving graces was that I was never a Coke or other type of pop fan.
Anyway, long story short, a couple of years later, I ended up going back to that doctor and thats when another blood test revealed I was indeed now a type 2 diabetic.
And being diabetic is no fun.
It’s like living your life constantly looking over your shoulder for the bogey man.
There are also many other considerations about being diabetic that people never think about. Things like, when you want Health Insurance, or Life Insurance, or Income Replacement Insurance, or Travel Insurance (in fact any insurance where your Health is a factor) – you can pretty much kiss goodbye to ever getting any of those insurances, unless you have pots of money and can afford the excessive premiums.
So what’s your situation? Why are you here reading this post? Is it too late for you to make lifestyle changes? Or Perhaps, you’ve left it too late like I did!
Maybe you’ve already been experiencing the symptoms of pre-diabetes, or metabolic syndrome. You know the symptoms; excessive thirst, or the constant need to pee all the time. Maybe your fingers and toes suffer in the winter with getting cold or worse, perhaps they tingle or feel a little numb.
Have you been to your doctor for a blood test lately?
Or have you been putting it off like I did?
If you’re overweight (and I don’t mean just a little bit) quite a bit, and you know your athletic days are well and truly over, if your kids look at you with pity because of how much weight you’ve put on over the last few years.
If your exercise desire has got up and gone, and the only real exercise you get these days is from the car to the office in the morning, and then from the office back to the car again at night and you’ve experienced a few of the typical diabetes like symptoms, then you know this message is going out to you!
Did anyone in your family have diabetes? Are you of a race of people that is genetically predisposed to getting diabetes?
For goodness sake, do something about it!
Do you know that if they catch people with Metabolic Syndrome, or pre diabetes, and you make the appropriate lifestyle and diet changes required, that they can help you to reverse this condition and if you focus on a new lifestyle, then you can (or should be able to) live a health diabetes free life for the rest of your years. Ignore it, like I did, and you’ll end up like me, regretting you ignored the initial signs.
Go and get yourself tested NOW!