Hi Don! One step at a time will help. Try not to do everything all at once. However, exercise is great--walking, swimming or whatever you enjoy. Lots of vegetables! Try eating veggies at every meal. Make healthy food choices as it will help.
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (38,449) Posts: 4,977 12/19/12 6:30 P
Hi Don and welcome to the team. Just keep making healthier food choices (more fruits, vegetables, and lean protein--less sugar and starch) and gradually increase your physical activity as you are able, and drink plenty of water. You won't see results immediately, but you should gradually start noticing a difference. Work closely with your doctor. Sometimes they have to make a few adjustments before they get your meds right.
Co-Leader of Fighting Depression with Movement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp?gid=56426
Until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed.--Ivania Vanzant.
Life is short, live it; Love is rare, grab it; Anger is bad, let it go; Fear is a mind killer, face it; Memories are sweet, cherish them. www.atti-tude.com
As you know, they say a journey begins with a single step, so welcome!
When you say you're trying to eat better foods, does that mean you've spoken with a diabetes educator? If you do some research in other posts in this forum, you'll see that I sound like a broken record when I say, "Diabetes is a carbohydrate intolerance disease." Lose the carbs (or as many as you can!) and you'll see blood sugar become much more manageable, weight loss will become easier, and cravings for sugar and carbs will vanish.
i think we have all had a wake up call.. i had celulitus 12yrs ago.. that sorta woke me up... but did not have a regular doctor that helped me.. i now have a good doc stays on top of things... finally sent me to a diabetes educator.. taught me how to use my insulin.. good luck... you know you have the support here..
betsy in north carolina
its all about giving and receiving friendship and well deserved help.
I just got out of the hospital the other day from complications from celuitis. It was a wake up call. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 3 years ago. I have ignored it till now. I been trying to eat right, watch my blood sugar and exercise. It's been difficult to walk I am about 333 lbs. I started walking yesterday, inch by inch its a since right. but can only walk about half a mile right now. Even though I have been eating right my blood sugar is still out of control so I thought I would try and get input from all of you to see if I can get myself on track. I look forward to all of your input and support
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.