So I went to see my doctor earlier this week to get the results of some blood tests. Friends know that a few months ago he said I was on the verge of diabetes. Now — after fairly drastic dietary changes, rigorous exercise, dropping ten pounds and taking smelly fish oil pills every morning — I’m still on the verge of diabetes. Ugh.
It’s on both sides of my family, so really it’s just a matter of time. My parents’ manifestations of the disease are fairly mild, controlled by a few pills and some simple diet restrictions. Still, I’m not happy about it.
He told me to stay away from processed sugar and heavy carbs, eat a bit more red meat, and avoid sodas and fruit juices. Then the doc prescribed for me multi-vitamins, folic acid, and something called Resveratrol every day. Resveratrol is apparently the chemical compound found in red wine that some researchers suspect have a number of health-inducing effects. Could be science, could be voodoo, I don’t care. Anything that keeps me from having to stick needles in my belly is all good at this point.
[Pictured: Resveratrol cell.]
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Hi Rik. I’m creating a European customer magazine for a company that sells Resveratrol as a herbal supplement. Would you be interested in writing a slightly lengthier article about your pre-diabetes condition, the self-help measures you’ve taken (diet, weight loss), and having been prescribed by your doctor? The tone of the magazine is very much about human issues, so I’d be delighted if you would consider contributing. I’d happily provide a link to your blog. Kind regards. Roger