For the experts on this forum (I know you are here). How does one PREVENT diabetes? My family history is worse than bad. My 69 year old dad is blind, deaf, amputated, heart attack'd and stroke'd, all due to diabetes. Other family members too!
I need help preventing this fate. I ride 25-30 miles every other day on my cyclocross bike. I am in fairly good shape, with just a little extra weight. 190 instead of 180. I think that is because I ride, I am having trouble getting rid of those last few pounds, even while starving. If I don't ride, loosing weight is easy. My legs are kinda big and strong.
I eat mostly salads w/fish and low glycemic foods. I avoid carbs and most fats. I am ultra careful about what I eat. Never anythng bad.
My fasting sugar is nearing 100 overnight. Used to be 70. I have suffered from low sugar for years, not high. The trend is not good. However no problems yet.
What can I do to PREVENT diabetes? I will do anything required! Does endurance riding help? How about starvation (I mean eating even less)? Being in perfect physical shape? What does it take? Weightlifting?