after many years of taking meds i am now off meds; i did this by working out 30 minutes 5 out of 7 days which started out as simply walking!; increased fruits, water, veggies. really watched the carbs and protein.
i am so happy now; my blood sugars run about 102-135 which my doc says is good! also lost about 45-50 pounds. my life is so much better now! munching on fruit, counting cracker snacks and still enjoy my occasional buttered popcorn!
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If you are a diabetic on meds and insulin, losing even 10 pounds will lower your blood sugar. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and drink lots of water. I WAS on meds and insulin and I have lost 30lbs. and I am now med free and insulin free!!!
Even living with diabetes takes practice in making healthy choices every day. I have succeeded in living with diabetes without medications (at one point I was taking 3 diabetes meds), and the only way I can stay off meds is to practice every day: 94 ounces of water, eating 6 small meals, and at
least 30 minutes of cardio (working my way up from walking to jogging), strength training 3-4 times a week, portion control, surrounding myself with positive people, tracking food, & reading Spark People articles & member blogs. I will always be a diabetic even without meds, so I must practice.
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