By doing so, Am I delaying the transition of getting into a type 2 diabetic?
Generally, a blood test called 'glycosylated haemoglobin', otherwise known as HbA1c, is used to identify pre-diabetes and diabetes. This test gives an estimate of your blood sugars over the preceding 2-3 months. Although you analyzed as pre-diabetic today but were just on the cusp of being actually diabetic, you might see the change represented in the next blood test in 2-3 months time. If you were only just pre-diabetic, it might take longer to grow into diabetes. The process is slow.
The steps you are taking are generally good. Just make sure that you do not overeat fruits that are higher in sugar such as bananas. Focus on berries, grape fruit, cherries, and other low glycemic load fruits. Try to do daily aerobic exercise (e.g. >= 30 min/d) AND lift weights (e.g. 2x full body workouts/wk)! Doing both is optimal. It will drastically improve your insulin sensitivity. Make sure to eat good quantities of vegetables. This is extremely important. Aim for one pound cooked and one pound raw. Completely avoid sugar and anything that contains flour. Stay away from processed food. Cut out white carbs and other high glycemic index carbs, and your delay the transition even longer.
Additionally, there is no pre-set time to get type 2 diabetes. With lifestyle changes you may alter the course of the disease in most cases.
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