Thanks for posting! In some ways, your post could be about
Very similar details indeed! Except I'm now 68. We can't escape heredity but we can deal with it in better ways than our parents did (maybe - at least mine...) because we have a lot more information available to us and meters
! My mom and grandmother did not have meters. Until I came here and started learning and reading about
blood sugar, I didn't know what effects potatoes, rice and food made with flour had on our blood sugar.
Anyway, no, don't panic. Just take your health under your control and at this stage, you should be able to with some changes in food plans and activity. I would recommend the book Diabetes Solution
by Dr. Richard Bernstein. He is a type 1 and a medical doctor. His book explains his journey to understanding how he can control his blood sugar along with insulin which he needs because he's a type 1. He is very strict about
carbs. I am very low carb but not as strict as he suggests. I am now on metformin although for many years I was able to have tight control of my blood sugar with just diet and [a lot of] cardio exercise. His book explains blood sugar, meds, food and has recipes at the back.
Yes, losing weight does help bring blood sugar down, so that's a good plan. You can read the resources threads at the top of the Diabetes Forum for more information.
I'm glad you posted!
Laniediabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating Check out the following site for more info on blood sugar:www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/