Hope you had/have a useful appointment with your doctor! What I learned first was: NO SUGAR. NO WHITE FLOUR. EXERCISE even a little. Have you met with a nutritionist? They were very helpful for me.... Please keep in touch. A little at a time does it.
hi, I'm a type 2 diabetic too. After losing about 60 pounds with Overeaters Anonymous, my glucose readings were TOO LOW, so they took me off ACTOS which I had been on for a while. After losing another 40 they said I was a diet and exercise controlled diabetic. So that was good. Then my weight was stuck for a long time, and I knew nothing about Nutrition and so I'm here and losing inches (a bit) and losing weight again, slowly. It's hard--I'm not patient. But I'm trying to be. Good luck to us all!
Hi and welcome. I am a 63 yr. old type 2 diabetic managing my diabetes with diet and exercise. I also have degenerate joint disease, both knees being bone-on-bone so I understand what you are saying about limited abilities to exercise. I do little walking because it is so painful. However, I am able to ride a stationary bike with little or no discomfort. Swimming or pool exercises are also excellent for arthritic individuals. Start slow and build on it a little at a time. You will be amazed at how much more you can do than you thought you could.
Welcome! Since joining this site, I'm finding it easy to keep track of what I'm eating, exercise and actually feeling better. I'm afraid to get on the scale but, according to my tape measure, I am making slow progress. Good luck to you and your goals.
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I'll be 56 this month and have been diagnosed with type 2 as well although I'm keeping it pretty well under control with a low carb diet and regular exercise. I go to Curves 3x a week and use my treadmill for cardio. I also have an exercise ball that I really like. I've never been able to do crunches because it hurts my back but the balls are great for crunches without the back strain.
Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You know when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about, and what to get rid of. You know when it's time to take care of yourself...to do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete You know it's never to late to have a life.....and never too late to change one......JUST DO IT!
This is a good site to learn those kind of things...addingveggies and fruits to your diet. If you lost that much weight before, you can do it again! Just add one fruit or veggie a day until you get it into a routine habit, then add more later. You can do it!
I was diagnosed 5 years ago with type 2 diabetes. I didn't go to the doctor for years because I didn't want to hear about my weight. I went in for an eyecheck and my eyesight had been impacted. My eye doctor sent me to a regular doctor. Scared me enough to come down from 240 to 135. But the last two years - due to stress - excuse - excuse - I am back up to 157. A big part of my problem is that I have the eating habits of an unhealthy two years old - no vegetable - no fruits. I am looking for guidance on the website to learn eating habits.
I am 55 and have type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed 7 years ago weighing 255... i now weigh 145, follow a low carb diet and exercise regularly. You are making the right choice to manage your weight and start exercise.
I suggest you check out the over 50's low carb spark team. Limiting refined carbs is the best way to control blood sugar.
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I am a soon to be 58 year old female married 40 years. I have struggled with my weight the past 20 years I have disbetes and have gained and lost weight. i am now at a point where I have to make a lifestyle change to continue controlling my diabetes and maintainig a healthy weight. I have 4 children 7 grandchildren and work full time. I live in the beautiful Portland Oregon area originally from New York moved here 21 years ago and love it here.Any one from Portland out there. I also have bad knees and degenerated disc disease so my mobility to exercise is limited I plan on beginning by walking. Love to hear from over 50 diabetic females.
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