Hi Shirley and welcome to the team. My husband and I are both type 2 diabetics and I manage mine with diet and exercise alone while my husband has gradually "graduated" from pills to both pills and injections. He is currently on Metformin plus Novolog injections at mealtimes and Levemir before bed. The difference between my husband and I is that, even though I try to cook healthy, he eats too much and he also cheats every chance he gets.
The good news is that it is possible to decrease the amount of medications you need and even get off medications completely if you eat the proper foods in the right amount and get some exercise. I know how difficult walking can be but I encourage you to keep trying. Even if you can go just 1 step further each day or each week, in time you will be able to make it around the block without stopping. Eating healthy will help you control your blood sugars and that along, with exercise, will build your stamina. It is amazing how much better you will feel with a weight loss of just 10 percent. So make small easy to reach goals for yourself because each small goal reached will encourage you to reach for the next one. On the other hand, setting large goals (or looking at the "big picture") can overwhelm and discourage you.
I know that
and we are all here to cheer you on, rejoice with you in your successes, and encourage you to keep trying when you have small setbacks.
* SHARON *
Nov. 23, 2009, 245 lbs.
| current weight: 243.8