HI, Minda! I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic about a year ago. In January, 2016, a friend sent me a YouTube link that inspired and encouraged me to start making changes. The name of it is “Simply Raw Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days”. I hope you will look it up and watch it. I also hope you will find it as helpful as I did.
While I did not eliminate meat completely, I am using it more as a condiment than an aliment. I used to eat a lot of fruit, and I know, everyone says that fruit is good for us – and it is…in moderation. However, I used to eat fruit instead of meals (loaded with sugar). I started replacing fruit with veggies, and made raw and cooked veggies my main meal. I renounced everything that is white (anything made with sugar, flour, rise and potatoes). Two thirds of my meal is vegetable – especially the green ones (lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, etc.). I bought myself a Fit-bit, and I started listening to Dr. Furhman’s book, “The End of Diabetes”. I also started to walk – 15 minutes at first, then 20 minutes, then 30 minutes, until I reached about an hour. As I started loosing weight, my sugar stared to go down. I lost 36 lbs since January, and I am working on my last 10 lbs. Then I plan to maintain. My blood sugar now is normal (between 80 and 110).
I hope you will invest in yourself and watch the you tube video mentioned above, and then buy Joel Furhman’s book. He also wrote “Eat to Live”. You can find them both on Amazon in hard copy, audio, or Kindle – whichever is most convenient for you. I went trough the book at least a dozen times. It has changed my life. I recommend that you stay in touch with your doctor as you make the changes. He/she will be able to adjust you medication as your diabetes will gradually reverse. Diabetes can be reversed, but we need to do our part by eating healthy and being active. Blessings and strength!