Hi Hope! (Reminds me of an old Frank Sinatra song .....
guess that dates me!) Do you have a blood sugar meter? If you do, it would be good for you to keep a log of what your blood sugar is after some meals a few times a week. WalMart's brand ReliOn has different models and they're relatively cheap. If your doctor prescribes a meter, then your insurance would cover it.
Since you're thin, the only reason to tweak your diet would be for the blood sugar but it might be unknown at this point if your A1c was elevated because of the prednisone alone. If you're not on that anymore, then your blood sugar should go back to normal but in the event it wants to stay elevated, then cutting down on carbs would really help keep the blood sugar lower.
I don't know if you need some 'formal' exercise time. I do know that regular and sustained cardio exercise like walking, biking, swimming, running, dancing, etc. for about
20 - 30 minutes about
three times a week will help keep blood sugar nearer to normal levels - as well as blood pressure and will also help with cholesterol levels.
I used to love baking, too! Now that I don't eat bread or cakes, I've found other recipes for treats without using flour and sugar. It's challenging to say the least!
I used to love to eat oatmeal but that cause my blood sugar to spike terribly, so now I eat a bowl of a couple of vegetables and a couple of pats of butter for breakfast. I do not eat peas, carrots or corn because of their carb content but I buy bags of frozen vegetables and mix a couple for breakfast (spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, okra). Or, I'll make a vegetable omelet. You have to think outside the cereal box!
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating