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I was diagnosed in November 2011...understandably you have lots of questions and so did I~I am the third generation of my family to be diagnosed...I have a whole bunch of people helping me along...It can be reversed so I've been told...since being diagnosed I have lost 65 pounds through walking and some weight training and watching what I eat...I have a diabetic dietician who helps with my food choices...you don't have to completely give up sugar but you have to be much more mindful...I cut all sweets and junk out and treat myself now that my readings are normal...(normal ranges are 5.8-8.1 mmoL/L or 104-144mg/dL~which is off my blood glucose strips bottle)...the best advice I can offer is research what you can on the internet or at the library, and get support for yourself~here or where ever! Losing weight helps with your blood sugar if that's an issue...good luck with everything!
Ok, I have a ton of questions about my diagnosis
1. What should my readings be? I am testing once a day, rotating the times of day that I test.
2. What should my A1C be?
3. Can i have any sugar or do I have to give it all up?
4. Can I reverse this?
5. What is a good pick me up when you are on the go that would get my sugar levels back when they are low but that I can have with me just in case? I have almonds in my locker at work but often times can't get back there to get them.
6. Is one testing meter better than the others?
7. What exercises are best for diabetics?
8. I am trying to give up the fast food--they don't have vegetarian options, so that is helping. Any ideas on how to break this addiction?
9. I dropped the soda at the beginning of March--is that really going to do anything?
thanks for the advice!!
Don't stress and God bless!