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My Mother Is On The Verge Of Becoming Diabetic Anthing I Can Do To Help Stop It
Weight loss : Pancreatic function tends to weaken as we age, so eventually she still may develop diabetes down the road of she is borderline now. 7-10% weight loss an reduce risk of diabetes or at least slow the progression. Ask her doctor if they believe metformin is right for her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get my diabetic 60 year old mother to stop eating so much white flour and other foods that turn into sugar quickly?
My mother aged 50 a diabetic has had a bypass.Heart is working at 30%.She has fluids in her lungs as a result she coughs non stop..Need meds for cough?
I had a glucose intolerence test done i was told i was on the verge of becoming a diabetic what diet should I follow and can I drink alcohol ?
Eat whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. Small amt alcohol ok. ...Read more
I'd like to begin by saying, I am a 15 year old and my mother is Type 1 Diabetic and would like some more information about the disease.
Type 1: Hi. Here are some sites with reliable information: www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-1/ www.mayoclinic.org/.../type-1-diabetes/basics/.../con-20019... I hope your mom takes control very seriously. It will prevent a lot of problems in the long run if she does. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM, Dexcom in particular) has revolutionized type 1 management. Good luck to her! ...Read more
Prediabetes.: an A1C of 5.8% is prediabetic but not high in the range. Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be Supportive: If you live nearby, invite her to go for walks or do other exercises with you. Bring healthy food choices to family gatherings. But don't try to mother your mother. She's an adult, and you need to respect her choices. Absolutely do learn whatever you can about diabetes, because there is a very strong genetic component to it, and there's a good chance it's in your own future. ...Read more
Support: This is a very broad question. You would like to make sure she is eating the correct diet, low in concentrated sweets. If she is overweight, she needs to eat fewer calories, typically by eating fewer starches. You want to encourage her to exercise and to take her diabetic medications regularly. If possible, she should monitor her blood sugar to make sure it is improving towards normal. ...Read more
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