Sounds crazy, right?
If I had heard it from someone else, I may have thought the same thing. Doctors always tell overweight people to avoid diabetes, they must exercise regularly and loss weight. Well, I have had part of that down. I have lost 15 lbs since March and kept it off with only the change in food selection and I am still losing. Working through the detox of Celiac Disease, I have hardly had enough energy to work out on a regular basis. So to be honest, I have only followed half the recommendations, but wait, how is it that I am now prediabetic?
CD and diabetes are both autoimmune diseases that attack different areas of the body. Both involve food issues and require a special diet. For those with Celiac, it is the removal of gluten or all grains and with diabetes, it is the monitoring of too little or too much sugar consumed. For me it is to much.
One major factor was my choice of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are carbs and turn into sugar. Simply put, when they have a high sugar content or glycemic load, and are not used for energy, ie; exercise, they do the opposite of what is desired. So I have been eating the wrong carbs.
Now along with being concerned with the acid in the foods I eat, I must also consider the sugar. For instance do you know which is better when considering acid and sugar; pineapple or a peach?...the peach is the better choice. So the research and lifestyle changes continue.
Having the stresses of caring for a child with health concerns and going through the termination of a failed marriage, I developed my own chronic health issues. and survived a stroke. My personal experience and research of stroke and autoimmune diseases, lead me to help myself and others.