Rhonda - Hephzibah, GA

Updated:Sep 20,2010



Age: 39
Name: Rhonda Q
Location: Hephzibah, GA

Summary:

I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. It has really thrown me for a loop, my mother lost the battle to diabetes two years ago and it still hurts me, but it has now become my motivator to move and get fit and healthy again.

 

My family genelogy has predisposed me to diabetes, my mother had it, as did his mother and 4 out 6 of my mother sisters have it. Although I have gotten my cholesterol under control through medication and exercise I still have it. My medication does include those for diabetes as well cholesterol. 

One of the other reasons I am at a higher risk for being diabetes is because I am overweight. I have an ongoing battle with my weight since I was a teenager when diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Overy Syndrome). None of my doctors were able to tell me why I was not having a regular menstrual cycle, combined with excessive weight gain.

I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. It has really thrown me for a loop, my mother lost the battle to diabetes two years ago and it still hurts me, but it has now become my motivator to move and get fit and healthy again.

I have ordered Cathy Smiths Type 2 exercise dvd and have started to move. I go for a walk twice a day with my dogs and will be starting to implement some cardio, yoga, and pilates as a build my stamina and energy. I find walking is easist but I want to work my way through all the dvds and lose the excess weight.

I have also enrolled in a program through my local VA center called move that evaluates your current fitness level and they gave me some workouts to help me along to get active; some I do there at the hospital others I do at home. I have also attended a class which gave me the basic understanding of diabetes and what i have to do to care for myself, eating properly, and moving to get fit again.







 


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