I think Warren is right on - there is no way to say that about
anyone with such little informaion.
Take the changes in stages. You don't have to know everything right away - actually, you wil overload no mater how you approach this problem. Start with reducing you bad foods - that will help right there. You know, the surgar filled items - that is a basic place to start. Learn to read labels for what they really have in them. That takes a while to get down to where it is second nature. After a while you will look at products on the shelves and say to yourself, "Ya, like you really are sugar free." Don't take it to the point of being too restrictive at first. You will have to make a lifestyle change and beieve me that is not an overnight situation. We did not get to where we are in a short time - it will take time to change bad habits. The good newws(here come my pollyanna speach) - As you make the changes you will be getting healthier and healthier. There is good news to treating diabetes - that is a new healthier lifestyle - okay, I admit that the new diet will not be what you want at first - it very rarely is.
As foreign as medicines are to most of us they will help get your glucose levels down to an acceptable range. That is paramount for us - getting and keeping our blood glucose levels stable will do more for you than you could possible think. First, to get your levels down to accepable ranges you will have to exercise and eat correctly - medicines will not do that for you by themselves. You are insulin resistant - if you are typical you probably have already lost many beta cells(insulin producing cells in the pancreas) and you are losing even more by being out of control - if you are out of control, you did not say what your test results were. The exercise and the changes in diet will help bring down excess weight and that will help with blood pressure problems and cholersterol problems. The entire program works together on all the risk factors that are associated with diabetes.
the test results - before long you will know what they all are(if you don't already know) and what you have to do to correct them. It takes time - don't think that you have to see great changes right at first - believe me, eat better and exercise the changes may not show but they will be there......
type 2 - dx 12/04
metformin 500mg 3x - avandia 2mg 2x
Post Edited (desertdiabetic) : 6/28/2006 4:29:08 PM (GMT-6)