Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive

4/7/03

Q:
My husband has just been told that he has a "pre-diabetic" condition and that if he exercises and loses some weight he will likely bring the 119 count down to a lower number. We are trying to change our diets as well but need some help. Do you have any advice on a plan that would be appropriate?

A:
Taking charge of one's lifestyle is the way to intervene in a pre-diabetic condition. The obvious changes are to fairly restrict refined carbohydrates and increase activity levels. Meals should never be large, and vegetables and legumes ideally should predominate. "Meat" choices are best to be deep water fish, salmon in particular. Your husband would be wise to seek an individual consultation, as many factors influence the goals for optimal health.



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