At 62 years old, she revealed that she is no longer considered pre-diabetic. This achievement is not only a personal triumph but also an inspiring story for many facing similar health challenges.
Magda Szubanski has been an advocate for health and well-being, and her journey towards overcoming pre-diabetes is a testament to her dedication to a healthier lifestyle.
Szubanski took to Instagram to share her latest win:
‘My latest breakfast invention… scrambled eggs with truffle oil on top of some lightly fried cauliflower with a sprinkle of vegan Parmesan salt and pepper YUMMM,’ she wrote.
The comic then revealed the result of her latest blood.
‘Have got my Hba1c (blood test) out of pre-diabetes and back in the normal range,’ she added. ‘I’m far from perfect but I just keep tryin.’
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Here are some tips for managing pre-diabetes:
Healthy Eating: Focus on a balanced diet rich in whole grains, lean proteins, vegetables, and fruits. Limit your intake of sugary and highly processed foods.
Portion Control: Be mindful of portion sizes to avoid overeating. Smaller, more frequent meals can help stabilise blood sugar levels.
Carbohydrate Management: Monitor your carbohydrate intake, especially refined carbs and sugars. Choose complex carbohydrates like whole grains and legumes.
Regular Exercise: Engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week, combined with strength training.
Weight Management: If you’re overweight, losing even a small amount of weight (about 5-10% of your body weight) can significantly improve insulin sensitivity.
Monitor Blood Sugar: Keep an eye on your blood sugar levels regularly to track changes and maintain awareness.
Stress Management: Practice stress-reduction techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises, as stress can affect blood sugar levels.
Adequate Sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to support overall health and insulin sensitivity.
Limit Alcohol: If you consume alcohol, do so in moderation, as it can affect blood sugar levels.
Regular Check-Ups: Visit your healthcare provider regularly for check-ups and to discuss your pre-diabetes management plan.
Medication (if necessary): In some cases, your healthcare provider may prescribe medication to help manage pre-diabetes. Follow their recommendations closely.
Education: Educate yourself about pre-diabetes and its management. Understanding the condition is crucial for making informed choices.
Always consult with a healthcare professional for personalised advice and guidance tailored to your specific situation.