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Pre Diabetes Progression

Good day everyone,

Hoping I can get some advice from the community. August 2022 I was feeling tired all the time and generally not doing too great physically. I went for bloods arranged by my GP (Doctor in the UK) and all appeared normal apart from being told I was borderline diabetic with a result of 42mmol/mol. I’m 5ft 10 and at the time weighed 92kg so slightly overweight for my height, but I have done a fair bit of weight training over the years and also up to the point of that test.

The doctor suggested I try and lose some weight despite me being quite muscley as this would bring my BMI down. He also suggested making some diet changes and perhaps incorporating some cardio vascular activity as part of my workout routine.

Fast forward to January 2023 and I had another bout of feeling tired but also accompanied with dizziness. More bloods done and again everything looked normal but my HBA1C level had gone up to 43mmol/mol, this is despite losing 10kg in body weight and exercising 3-4 days a week. Doctor believed my tiredness and dizziness was a bug that had been going round and not related to my HBA1C levels and would test again in August 2023.

Last few weeks my diet has been very poor as my daughter has been in and out of hospital, relying on a lot of snacks etc and it certainly hasn’t been balanced. I’ve been suffering with tiredness again, frequent urination, and my first ever bout of thrush. Could these symptoms be an indicator that my pre diabetes has progressed to Type 2 diabetes in less than 12 months ?

I’m booked in for a blood test next week, as I know that’s the only definite way to get an answer, but I am a worrier, and can’t help but panic that this has progressed. I have history of diabetes in my family, and alot of my worries stem from seeing my Uncle deteriorate with his diabetes, he eventually had to have diabetes multiple times a week and sadly passed away from complications related to diabetes last year.

Any advice would be much appreciated
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I am in my late 70's  sounds familiar.  I switched over to various fermented foods and took some supplements to eradicate a possible parasite invasion of my gut.  Concentrated on gut first. Stopped the processed snacks late at night.  Include some fresh leafy greens at least once a day. Big improvement.  There is a huge amount of help available on line but you will find many many contradictions about what works.  Your body will give you some pretty specific signals . I would suggest  you start with finding any items you might be sensitive to and concentrate on your gut health.
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Can you tell me more about the fermented food?
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Hello, welcome to the forum. First, very sorry you've gone without a response until now. And also sorry about the hard time with your daughter. I hope all  has resolved with her health.  You had additional blood work and am wondering what it revealed in late May. 43 mmol is still prediabetes level, fyi.  Give us an update and let us know what has happened since.
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