I just joined today. On my last visit to my Dr., she said my blood sugar level was 96, fasting overnight. Since then, I have acquired a meter and all related equipment. Have been testing my blood sugar every morning for about a week, with readings from 92 to 101. Have really been watching what I eat. I have cut out basically all sugar and have been watching the carbs. I am 67 years old and I love sweets now just as much as when I was 10 years old. But, no more. I guess at this point, I am just nervous and scared. I don't want to be diabetic. There is no history of diabetes in my family, however, I am a combat veteran of Vietnam and was exposed to agent orange. One of the complications of being exposed to agent orange is type 2 diabetes. I was also over weight by about 10 pounds. I have now cut that to 5. I have always been very active, but now, in addition to just being active, I have started riding a recumbent tricycle about 2 miles a day and really getting the heart rate up. I'm just looking for some input right now. Just a little nervous and scared. Any advice that anyone can give to me will be greatly appreciated. And, thanks in advance from a newbie to the diabetic connect.
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