I am a newly dignosed diabetic. I just had a physical exam and my fasting glucose bloodwork came back at 151, which my doctor communicated to be too high. In past bloodwork, I have hovered around 130 glucose, which I guess I should have taken more seriously. I am 39 years old, 340lbs with no history of diabetes in the family. My recent physical exam and my diabetic road ahead has me very concerned. I have four young children under the age of 5, the thought of not being there to walk my daughters down the aisle or to see them get married and have children of their own, is freightening. For years I knew the 130 glucose was too high, thinking I could start a diet and make a change in lifstyle and get it under control at any time. Of course, years go by and there is always an excuse - work, young children, etc to not dedicate the time to my health. Then my last physical comes along and bites me…how foolish of me to let my high blood sugar go unchecked for so long. I thought I was smarter than this.
My doctor wants to do another fasting blood test in two weeks - however, quite frankly, I do not want to wait two weeks to start changing my life and health. It will be no better than 130 (where I have been for the past 10 years) and may even be worse than 150 - either way I need to make changes. I am searching for a great diabetic informational cookbook and meal plan to get started with. I am looking for anyone's thoughts and advice as well in how best to approach controling diabetes, losing weight, exercising and staying motivated?
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