The ostrich thing worked for me too, until it didn't. Soaring BS, weight and cholesteral were a big wake up call. Worst of all I was feeling down right awful most of the time. Once your BS is under control you will have much more energy and feel much better. You've made a great start but 6.9 A1C is still high.
The advice you have received is excellent. I second the advice about reading Dr. Mark Hyman's book. The eating plan made all the difference for me. I work and I exercise. Schedule time in your calendar at least 5 days a week. The morning works great, gives you energy for the day ahead.
Drink the water and check in with us regularly so we know how you are doing. We have been there in differing degrees and we understand. We also know the devastating effects of this disease if it is not under control. You can do this!
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