My father was first diagnosed with diabetes when he was around 50, with what I can recall he didn't take it too seriously, when he was around 70 he started having kidney problems and by 75 he was in end stage renal failure requiring dialysis 3 hours a day 3 days a week. He ended up passing away in his sleep but my concern is blindness and end stage renal failure and I strive to keep my A1C at around 5.6 if possible. My… read more
James, If my kidney disease is diabetes related, and we don't really know, It's probably because I walked around for several years with uncontrolled bg levels. They estimate I' had it for possibly 3-5 years before dx. In the hospital they feed you all kinds if liquids that keep your levels up. I also had a pretty serious surgery at the time that could have played a part.
pre-diabetes is a disease recommendations for preventing pre-diabetes from becoming full diabetes lose 7% of weight 30% of energy intake fat (diet) saturated fat 10% of energy intake Fiber intake 15 grams per 1000 kcal and exercise 4 hrs a week and take one teaspoon of tumeric a day the world health organization recommends one hour a day of brisk walking for everyone. read "Diabetes is a choice"
Looks like you are doing right thing. A majority of people are in pre diabetic stage. Only finds out when some organs failed.