I haven't had health anxiety but I've had anxiety in the past. I had to reason with myself that I was stronger than fear. I was on anxiety meds for several months, but somehow I was able to get control of it. Then, diabetes came into the picture so after initially denying it was a permanent problem, I decided to learn everything I could about
blood sugar and here I am.
I think you're on the right track (no pun intended!) by walking everyday. That can also be the best medicine for many things like blood pressure, heart, circulation and mood. These are affected by diabetes, so walking is great! I've also done the squat challenge as well as the push up but with the push up challenge, I started with doing them against a wall, then against a credenza, then on the floor. If you do use a piece of furniture, make sure it won't move!
Congratulations on lowering your A1c! Small changes will add up to big results over time. Food plan and exercise will not fail you and I found that the more I know about
my blood sugar and what affects it, the better I am at controlling it.
Good luck with your doctor's appointment and ask about