This is Dr. David
is your hemoglobin a1c level 6.9?
a fasting blood sugar level from 5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L is considered prediabetes
low will powder is a problem. since diet and life style and exercise habits are so important in trying to prevent diabetes.
are you drinking alcohol frequently? alcohol has lots of empty calories and can cause weight gain and diabetes as well.
yes I have been a heavy drinker for many years
are you willing to seek help to cut down on your drinking?
there are medications like naltrexone which can help cut down on your cravings for alcohol.
is a good article
which talks about the differences in treatment approaches in USA vs Europe regarding excessive alcohol use and treatment methods.
and talks about how naltrexone can help cut alcohol cravings.
I can often stay away from drink for a few weeks but have spent so much time in pubs that I find it hard to mix outside the pub atmosphere
it sounds like you have to stay out of pubs.
and find social areas elsewhere
is the 6.9 your fasting glucose level?
you might benefit from starting to do more exercise or joining a gym or exercise club or walking club to socialize and exercise together
which will help your energy and keep you out of pubs and help you loose weight as well.
yes . if I stay away from my ( FRIENDS AT THE PUB IM AFRAID I MAY START DRINKING AT HOME. WHICH COULD BE A DISASTER
talk to your friends at the pub and see if they would be willing to join with you at a local gym or exercise club.
or start your own exercise club where you walk outdoors for 20-40 minutes a day for exercise instead of sitting and drinking beer.
this will help give you more energy and help you loose weight and help you sleep better
and improve your immune system and help you get healthier.
and then get some of the girls in the pub to join your exercise group as well.
you should start your own pub football or cricket or bowling team for exercise as well.
or pub rugby team.
anything would be better than sitting and drinking beer all the time.
I WALK MY DOG FOR AN HOUR AFTER WORK EACH DAY . SOMETIMES 2 - 3 HOURS AT THE WEEKEND. DONT GO TO PUB EVERYDAY MOSTLY WEKEND. BUT CONSUME A LOT THEN
well, you need something more healthy on the weekends to look forward to than just going to the pub and drinking.
try to get your friends to go bowling during the weekend nights or go out for a movie instead of the pub scene
but cutting down on your alcohol on weekends, you will decrease your calories or weight
and this will help you hopefully prevent diabetes.
you have to start to exercise more and take in less calories and eat healthier to prevent diabetes.
you don't want to develop diabetes
I hope my suggestions have helped.
I know it is hard to break habits.
tell your friends about your health worries.
if they are truly your friends, they will support you
you will not loose your friends if you don't drink with them all the time.
ask your doctor to refer you to a nutritionist and physical therapist to teach you new eating habits and exercises as well.
best of luck to you
let me know if you have other questions.
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I have cut back a lot on my drink habits. and lost some weight but it is so slow I get kinda depressed and go back to old habits
I cant pay any more money for this. I have learned nothing new here
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