Thought I'd put this out there and see if there are others who might have read about this, considered this, or even been diagnosed with this. For the past two years, I have been diagnosed with PreDiabetes. Not yet diabetic, but every time I had my blood checked, it was borderline. So I began to read.......my doctor didn't actually introduce this to me as a diagnosis, but now I am beginning to wonder why not? I have struggled with menopause, hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's actually) and inability to lose weight, in fact, gained it at an alarming rate, to me. I looked down at myself and thought.....gee where did all this belly fat come from???? No doubt, the last nine months of my life have been extremely stressful (on several counts) and I've read that in high stressful situations, the cortisol your body produces will cause you to collect fat at your midsection. It was surely no coincidence that the high stress from the last year caused the belly to increase......WHOA...threw me for a loop!
Anyway, I began to read and saw some other articles that earmarked a couple of other widely common traits that made me again certain that this was where I was.......two being, skin tags, and dark spots on areas, like knees, elbows, and other joint areas. Yep, that was me. So while I have not seen an endocrinologist (probably my next step), I am pretty sure that this diagnosis suits me to a T and is the answer I have been looking for. So I am realizing that I will never be able to eat again the way I have always eaten. Sad, but true. This OLDER body, with its frailties, needs a different way of life. I am currently losing some of the weight and trying to get to a healthier place. So far, so good. It will be a long journey, I am certain, and one that will look different than most people. I will always have to be careful......but I have to admit how much better I feel when I am eating the way my body responds to!!! What about you?? What do you do for healthy choices in your life???
Edited to add that this webpage may help you understand a little more: http://insulinresistancediet.info/insulin-resistance-symptoms/