I'm not sure if this thread belongs in the 'Weight Loss Support' section or the 'Diabetes Support' section. Please feel free to move it to the appropriate area.
I received my blood work test results. I took the A1C test (a.k.a. Diabetes indicator test) because I gained a lot of weight these past couple of years due to emotional stress and fear of getting Type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, the emotional stress is gone (my parent did not pass away thank God), but now I have to un-do the damage I did to my body from all the emotional eating, high stress, and lack of exercise.
I am 0.1% away from officially being diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
I'm scared. I need to change now. I'm looking for guidance from any/all forum members that are in my position or have been in my position and successfully avoided not getting diabetes.
Attached is a document that shows my cholesterol results from 2007, 2010, and 2011. You will see the big jump in numbers from 2007 to 2010. The emotional year was 2010.
You will also see a menu plan I created after reading many articles about avoiding diabetes as well as lowering cholesterol. Please help me. Let me know if I have the correct amount of food, the correct food, and any suggestions for how long I should exercise and what type of exercise I should do to get my cholesterol down as well as avoid diabetes. I walk about 40 minutes a day for 5 days a week. I thought this was good exercise, but I guess it's not enough since my numbers have not come down.
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Please feel free to send me a private message. You will be saving my life!