Was told today that I have type II..........sugar was at 125 and after tracking it for several months I fall in the 6.3 range (??) with 5.0 being normal..........I am hoping to avoid medication as I am 70 and already take so many pills...........I am making an appointment with a dietician and will begin an exercise program...........I am considerable overweight...........OUCH...........WHER E DO I BEGIN???
You begin one small step at a time. I don't know what sort of exercise you get now, but if you walk a bit, try to add a few more minutes per day and keep doing that.
Before you see the dietitian, try to cut out one or two small things from your diet (ie, drop one cream and or sugar from your coffee, change a carb snack to a green veggie snack). Every little bit helps and if you do it a bit at a time, it won't seem so hard.
I am 64 yrs old. I work to keep my diabetes under contrik, Age doesn't matter. The first thing I did when I was diagnsed was to go straing to
the ADA(American Diabes Association). They give free information and will
answer any question you have. Once I learned the 3 basic steps. Diet, Exercise and meds, then like that one person said I took it one step at a
If you jump in all at once, you will find problems and hard to do.
You are where I was when I was diagnosed two years ago at 70. My A1c was 6.4. I started on a low carb diet and exercise three times a week at the YMCA, concentrating on muscle building exercises. I wasn't overweight, but I lost 30 pounds rather quickly due to the diet. My A1c has been around 5.7 lately (got down to 5.5) and I am feeling much fitter and healthier and have never needed medication.