At least that's the preliminary report. *** After sinus surgery, and disliking the fact that my surgeon dismissed high blood pressure, unexplained pain, hormonal imbalance, and exhaustion, I went to a new doctor. Two, actually. One for allergies and one for ENT stuff. Explained the past couple years to them both, they ran some tests, blood work, this that and the other, and I had enough positive test results to qualify as having metabolic syndrome, a precursor for cardiovascular disease. *** Yeah! He figures this may have been a contributing factor to the constant sinus infections - not that surgery wasn't needed, but this may have been aggravating already small sinus cavities. I have a very high CRP level, which is a marker for inflammation, and even tho the last round of allergy testing came back with few true allergies, my IGE's came back elevated, as well, so I'm in constant allergic reaction mode. In addition, tho my blood glucose levels were good, insulin levels were too high. By height/weight charts, I'm at the high end of average, but, like most of my family, I'm heavier muscled than average, so I'd like to lose a few pounds, but weight isn't my biggest obstacle. *** I've known I was hypoglycemic since I was 13, so I've always watched what I eat, but with difficult child, I've gone into survival mode, and survival mode is biting me back. Great. So, back to the diabetic diet, I guess. Somehow, I have to figure out how to do this. I had heart arrhythmias a couple of years ago. My dad, who seemed healthy as a horse, without even high blood pressure, laid down for a nap last year and never woke up. He was 67. Tho it had not been detected, he had heart disease and clogged arteries, but what killed him was an irregular heart beat that didn't correct itself. I want to go like him, but I don't want to leave my family behind like he did, either... *** Anyway, a bit of hard to swallow news on an otherwise glorious day. Maybe this will help get my husband off his patootie and helping me out more, too. *** Any suggestions to push me in the right direction would be appreciated!