Oh man.

Geeze wuhleeze. Look at this mess!

Diabetes Risk Test Results

0 - 2 Very Low Risk
3 - 9 Low to Medium Risk
10+ High Risk

You have scored 11 points . You are at high risk for having type 2 diabetes. Only your health care provider can determine if you have diabetes. At your next office visit, find out for sure.

You can reduce your risk for diabetes by:
  • Keeping your weight in control (or losing weight if you are overweight)
  • Staying active most days of the week
  • Eating low fat meals high in fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods

For more information, call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) Monday through Friday, 9 am – 8 pm (EST).

I guess it was only a matter of time, huh? Lately this is all that has been consuming my thoughts. I am SO overweight. Morbidly so, actually, and my risk of getting type 2 diabetes is progressively skyrocketing. And now, here it is, in black, white, and RED. *sigh* There's no ignoring it now.

Man, seeing it all out in the open is scary! I don't wanna get the sugar diabetes (as a precious priest of a man so calls it in my Friday clinicals). I tested this morning (fasting) and got 117. According to the American Diabetes Association, here are the new numbers as to "normal" for a fasting blood draw:

Yea, so I'm cutting it close. REAL close. A little too close for my comfort. So, since Dave's mom and I have joined weight watchers again I'm REALLY hoping that it will help me get OUT of the pre-diabetic state since it is reversible. I'm also going to start a training program with my nursing gals Kelly and Lindsey. :) I think it will be fun since I won't be doing it by myself. Heh.

So, consider this my PSA for the day. Watch what you eat, exercise daily, and do all you can to keep yourself healthy. Your life depends on it.


Magpie said...

That is scary! I hope you will do something to reduce your risk, because diabetes is seriously no fun! I have read that just adding more exercise to your week can cut your risk way down, so maybe that would be a good place to begin. This runs in my family, so thanks for reminding me to get my walking shoes on more often!

Angela said...

Now that was my cheer for the day. With my new job I get my physical activity

Hope to see you sometime soon
I do know I should do more though.