“Mr Sloan, your current blood glucose level is 159 mg/dl, well past the acceptable reference range of 65-99 mg/dl. You are technically borderline prediabetic.”
I can still remember that cold, wet morning earlier this year when sitting in the doctor’s office reviewing my bloodwork numbers, my doctor broke the stunning news to me; I was officially on a collision course with prediabetes.
(Above): My health wake-up call! This is what prediabetes looks like:
Normal range – 65 to 99 mg/dL My number – 159 mg/dL Not good!
Wait!… Whuuut?!! Me? PREDIABETIC?!!! Alas… the numbers don’t lie. Suddenly my Peter Pan aura of invincibility came crashing down around me and in an instant, my desire for better health became much more than just wanting to reduce the middle-age bulge around my gut. Nope. At that moment, ‘Shit Just Got Real’ and I understood that if I didn’t do something FAST, my life moving forward could change for the worse in a very profound way. Diabetes is a MOFO, and I wanted no part of it!
How did this happen? After all, I never drank sweet soda pop or used white table sugar. I always drink my coffee black. Ok, perhaps there was the occasional Starbucks pastry to accompany that black coffee. Well, maybe more than occasional.
With a bit of research, it didn’t take long for me to realize just how sneaky added sugar can be in the average American diet. Instant Oatmeal? GUILTY! White Breads? GUILTY! Pizza Dough? GUILTY!… and the list goes on and on.
After that fateful first meeting at the doctor’s office I decided to officially rededicate myself to FINALLY making a permanent, sustainable lifestyle change for the better and began working out consistently while following the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living eating and supplementation program. See ya later processed, packaged foods, white breads, pastas, and rice. And, to sweeten my beloved iced tea I switched from Sweet & Low to Stevia.
The Results Are In: What a Difference A Few Months Makes!
(Above): INCREDIBLE!! In my most recent bloodwork taken at the end of September, my blood glucose level is now an extremely healthy 64 mg/dl. THAT’S A DROP OF 95 POINTS since beginning my physical fitness transformation journey. Take a hike prediabetes!!
The Arbonne Connection
So how does Arbonne Nutrition factor into my effort to lower my sugar intake? A cornerstone of my new eating plan includes two Arbonne Protein Shakes per day. This delicious Protein Shake Mix is clinically tested and certified to have a lower glycemic index, which means it tastes great and won’t cause a spike in blood sugar. Instead of processed sugar, Arbonne relies on cane sugar and stevia leaf extract.
Some research shows that raw cane sugar is somewhat less processed than table sugar. It still retains some of the molasses and moisture from the plant so technically you’re consuming less sugar and calories per serving.
(Above): Down… Down… Down! My 3 month progress report on the Arbonne Healthy Eating Plan. Beginning weight – 257.5 pounds. Today’s weight – 240.6 pounds and dropping!
Hey! I’m certainly no scientist but I CAN say that since beginning to use Arbonne Supplements, I have had none of those annoying spikes in my blood sugar levels only to crash. Bottom line; I like how I’m starting to look on the outside, but I LOVE how I am feeling on the inside. The journey continues!