Hello world, I’ve been following a 99% to 100% vegan diet for almost 20 years, and it is not preventing Type 2 diabetes for me.
Due to my A1c showing up as 6.0 (change from 5.9 four years earlier, last time I checked), the doctor considers me “prediabetic.” However, the doctor said that if I do cardio exercise (heart rate above about 125 bpm) for 30 minutes. 5 times per week, I should be back to “normal” and not be prediabetic at all.
And you know what, the doctor didn’t even mention diet, anywhere in the discussion. Probably because all my other blood tests (other than iron) were so good, and my weight is not “overweight” … I’m guessing the doctor thought, “whatever she’s doing, it’s working for her … no need to mess with that.”
Very interesting! Especially when one considers the vegans / vegetarians who assume people can avoid Type 2 diabetes by avoiding animals fats.
Diabetes is very common historically on my maternal grandmother’s side so I’m sure I have a genetic predisposition for it.
I’m doing more cardio exercise now and will report back after the 6-month follow up!
Hugs! Hopefully you can get your A1C down. Type II runs in my family, on both my parents’ sides, but I am not really at an increased risk. I have a 26% chance of developing it, which is average risk (which I think kind of means I can do a lot to prevent it and it’s not inevitable). So that really makes me feel hopeful which is why I’m working on diet, weight, and exercise now. But that’s almost a full-time thing I feel like. A big chunk of my day is literally consumed by getting my 10,000 steps, trying to get my HR up when I do exercise, doing strength training, and meal making and logging. What I’m trying to say is no one should act like it’s “so easy” to prevent “preventable” diseases, which for some people aren’t preventable anyway!
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That’s funny, the comment that I made, a few days ago, where I spent about 15 minutes writing it, and then it didn’t post because of the nonce verification error, I was actually talking about things very similar to your comment here. ❤️