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Old 06-05-2016, 04:50 AM
 
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Just spent the last week in hospital due to a mild stroke.
Doctor says the cause of it were ramifications of diabetes and obesity and resultant poorly controlled blood sugar levels,poorly controlled blood pressure, poorly controlled cholesterol levels,all related to a poor diet.
Bottom line when/if you get diagnosed with diabetes take it seriously and change your dietary lifestyle to what the doctor recommends,failure to do so will ultimately have dire consequences.
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Old 06-05-2016, 05:04 AM
 
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Im sorry you had that happen!! So many dont have their diabetes under control. I hope this is a changing point for you, for the better!
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Old 06-05-2016, 08:53 AM
 
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Thanks. Something about having a stroke that really gives you a wakeup call to the seriousness of obesity and its consequences. For the last few days everything is under control but its taking a lot of hardwork and dietary sacrifice to maintain that control.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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What is sad is that most of the negative health consequences of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat, and abnormal cholesterol levels) that leads to diabetes and cardiovascular disease can be prevented with just lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise.
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Old 06-05-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Yes, wake up calls and sometimes too late. I know a lot of ladies since I play bridge and many are diabetic, take drugs and continue to destroy their health with crappy foodstuff. They are so caught up in their drugs as being the cure and they are not.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:29 PM
 
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They are so caught up in their drugs as being the cure and they are not.
Neither are supplements.
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Old 06-05-2016, 08:53 PM
 
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I got scared when it was explained to me that glucose had something like hooks on the cells. Scraped the lining of the blood vessels which provides a place for plaque to attach as well as weakening the walls.
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Old 06-06-2016, 06:20 PM
 
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Just spent the last week in hospital due to a mild stroke.
Doctor says the cause of it were ramifications of diabetes and obesity and resultant poorly controlled blood sugar levels,poorly controlled blood pressure, poorly controlled cholesterol levels,all related to a poor diet.
Bottom line when/if you get diagnosed with diabetes take it seriously and change your dietary lifestyle to what the doctor recommends,failure to do so will ultimately have dire consequences.
Glad you are OK and glad you "got the message". NP here. Your doc will want to be pretty aggressive about treating all your illnesses and getting your lab numbers into good ranges. Listen to him/her.

Again, glad you are OK!
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:18 PM
 
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Just thought I'd mention, ask your MD to test homocysteine levels....this test is not being done and it's important...Read up on homocysteine. My neighbor finally got a new doc to test it and sure enough her's was elevated to almost 17 and the range is 10-13 for satisfactory and 10 being best. She is now taking the supps I take for my elevated homocysteine I was told I had from labs 3 yrs ago. Homocysteine levels are more elevated in meat eaters.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:58 AM
 
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Thanks. Something about having a stroke that really gives you a wakeup call to the seriousness of obesity and its consequences. For the last few days everything is under control but its taking a lot of hardwork and dietary sacrifice to maintain that control.
Can you describe the type of things you are doing now and the dietary changes you have had to make. That might help others to get a handle on what they can do to prevent this. Hoping the best possible outcome from your efforts jambo101. You can do it.
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