Diet For Prediabetes And High Cholesterol

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The Prediabetes Diet Everyone Should Follow

Skip the sugary sodas and processed food, and opt for whole foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy, and healthy fats like olive oil and avocado, Experts believe the number of people living with diabetes will rise dramatically over the next 40 years. If current trends continue, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in three adults could have the disease by 2050. And about 79 million American adults now have prediabetes, a condition marked by above-normal blood sugar levels that aren't high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If there's a silver lining to these alarming statistics, it's that there's plenty you can do to prevent the disease or slow the progression, including eating a balanced diet. Everyone can benefit from a healthy eating plan aimed at containing prediabetes, regardless of whether you're at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, says Barbara Borcik, RD, a certified diabetes eductor at the Diabetes & Nutrition Center at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Md. 7 Golden Rules of Healthy Eating Here are seven sound diet principles that can keep your blood sugars from creeping upward Continue reading >>

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  1. phillipjko

    Borderline Pre Diabetic with high Cholesterol values and Triglycerides seek advise

    Ages mid 40s, athletic build, 5'7, 144, workout 2-3x a week.
    Symptoms: body itch, arms underarms, sides of body and especially ankle below and foot
    After any meal or drink (soda type non carbonated but sugar) cause itch to manifest itself for about 1hr and then slowly disappear - is the drink the one that cause the itch (fructose?) and how can I stop this? On top of that any meals I take especially if it is carbs my stomach will bloat to about 2-3x the size and then go down about 1-2 hrs later on. Also get breathless after any meals strangely. I have been to several doctor (MRI scans, device into throat to test for PH etc and a few dozen others all appearing normal) and was told I was pre-diabetic but numbers from charts are borderline. Yes I am doing what I can to get back to normal.. but it is not easy. I am not sure why the doctors all said I am ok when the itch I get is so intense sometimes and dryness of skin and mouth and urination?? I take 1000mg Krill Oil, Alpha Lipoic acid, fish oil, multi vits, Vit E, b12 10000mg, and a dozen of vitamins etc.. which I hate taking.. I take albuterol and advair for the breathlessness which helps a lot. Which I hope it can also stop.
    Cholesterol 229
    Triglyceride 155
    LDL Cholesterol 149
    Uric Acid 8.4
    A1c 6.2
    Blood Sugar Self test: 110-140 sometimes, low once at 60 and once at 160 happened only once in 3 months.
    Is there anything else I can do to get better? I was taking the allupurinol and cholesterol meds but stopped due to the intense itch. Should I continue take the cholesterol meds (which is like Red Rice Yeast) at least? Does cholesterol affect A1c values, vice versa?

  2. Willow593

    Have your kidneys been checked? Are you spilling any protein? Problems with kidneys can cause intense itching. Have you tried taking a antihistamine for the itching?
    If you feel the itching is from the soda you are drinking then stop drinking it to see if that helps.
    As for the bloating, it may be the type of carbs you are eating that is causing the bloat. All simple sugar foods should be eliminated, such as cookies, cake, candy, white bread, etc. Worth a try.
    Have you been given a Pulmonary Function test to see if there is a reason for the breathlessness? Taking albuterol and advair without a clear diagnoses is not a good thing.
    Taking cholesterol meds appears to be a personal choice and that should be between you and your doctor.
    You are on the verge of being diagnosed diabetic, I wouldn't take this lightly. Most of us with diabetes had it years before diagnoses so the quicker you work on reducing your A1c the better off you will be in the long run.

  3. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD I would read the side affects of the med you are on for breathing. It seems it could have some of the reason you may have issues. To me prediabetes means your there, one to many carbs and your over the top. Some thing cholesterol meds increase bg so who knows. I am and have been full blown type 2 for 33 yrs and never get the itch you describe to it may have nothing to do with diabetes. Actually 6.2 shows its time to make changes in diet what foods do you actually eat.

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