Found out within the last hour. I am not surprised as I've been overweight since birth, more mad at myself for not taking care of the situation sooner, but what's done is done, we live for the present and the future, so the work begins now.
I have more tests that needs to be done (urine test, for example). I know I have a high fasting glucose and high LDL levels. I can't tell you the specific figures as I don't even know. My doctor didn't tell me my figures. He told me that I will be put on a diabetes management program and with some medications.
I've began my weight loss journey for over a year now. I've lost 60lb so far, and I intend to keep going. I am starting my 3rd week of 5:2, I'd like to know if there's anything I should be aware of, or cannot do with this diet. Currently, I am eating a whole foods diet, with mostly complex carbs, and some protein. I eat mostly vegetarian at home and eat protein when I eat out. I've cut out almost all refined carbs. I don't have a sweet tooth, but the occasional starchy foods get to me. Anyway, I haven't told anyone yet, but I do intend to tell my sister. I am not sure if I will let the rest of my immediate family know right away, especially my 65 year old parents and 90 year old granny. I don't want them to have anxiety issues (which they already have). One thing that I cannot handle is going on a very low-carb diet. I was on a Ketogenic diet 5 years ago, where I failed miserably. All the high fat, medium protein, and less than 30g of net-carb was something that I couldn't do. So if I can, at least eat complex carbs, I'll be content with that. If anyone else shares the same position as me, please chime in. Thank you!
I feel somewhat relieved right now. Just gotta continue to do what I need to do. Thanks for reading everyone. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.