Diet and Exercise?

By FillUp Latest Reply 2010-02-25 16:51:57 -0600
Started 2010-02-24 22:29:56 -0600

I'm recntly diagnosed with a A1C of 6.5. I test once daily, prior to breakfast. My 30 day avg is 135. Being 66 years old and never having dieted I don't know where or how to begin. I'm looking for suggestions and tips.

7 replies

spiritwalker 2010-02-25 16:51:57 -0600 Report

Have you been seen by a diabetes Team? Most Dr. will
send you, if not ask for this. They will teach you every
thing you need to begin. A diabetes educator, a RD to
work with food pans and carb counting. They usually
give you lots of written material and are only a phone
call away for more help.

veggie1962 2010-02-25 08:18:59 -0600 Report

Have you seen a Certified Diabetes Educator and/or Registered Dietitian? Call your doctor's office to see if they can refer you to one or any Diabetes classes held locally. This would be a good place to start.

MAYS 2010-02-24 22:39:32 -0600 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

I won't go into details pertaining to diet, in my opinion that has and will always be a personal choice.
For exercise, nothing strenuous, you can just walk for a few minutes after eating to help lower your blood sugar level.
Before deciding on any type of exercise, get a physical examination and talk it over with your doctor, ask for any recommendations or a referal to a physical therapist.
" Mays "

10fluffy35 2010-02-25 05:33:01 -0600 Report

I never knew walking after eating can help lower
BS. and this would help lower 2 hr after target.
Just walking in place should also be good.

MAYS 2010-02-25 05:54:55 -0600 Report

When walking to help lower your glucose level take a new approach to breathing, try this, as you are walking take very deep breaths, let your lungs fill up with air, hold it for a second and release it, then do it again.
This method allows you to get the maximum, much needed oxygen into your system.
Enjoy the walk, and the sights !