Closure, it's really good that you realize you have some degree of control over this aspect of your health. (Some people might just give up and not try to change their lifestyle or others might fight against any suggestions to change.) I can speak from experience about
being able to control things (to a point, of course) because when I lost weight and started exercising, my blood sugar readings really did come down as well as my cholesterol and blood pressure. When my doctor 'threatened' me, I mean suggested,
that I go on meds for blood sugar and cholesterol, I asked her to give me 6 months to see if I could change things and during those 6 months, I scrambled to find out what I could about
blood sugar. Long story short: cut out the white food which means anything made with flour and sugar, potatoes, rice and pasta. Eat meat/chicken/fish, all vegetables except the potatoes and corn. Eat salads, cheese, nuts. Go very easy on fruit. Testing your blood sugar is important so you know how you react to certain food. I think you can find a lot of info about
the South Beach Diet Phase One online and/or go to a bookstore to flip through those pages to see what it says. It's essentially what I just described above. I bumped up a thread this morning about
what makes our blood sugar rise; so read that, too. I just read in the Parade Magazine this morning about
tweaking cardo exercise so it's more effective and will try to post something about
that, too. You'll be much better off than you were some months ago. You have a lot of support here, so don't be afraid to ask questions, ok?