I was diagnosed back in 2008. A1c was 5.9 and my blood sugar was not too high. I was involved here a bit but ended up pretty much leaving.
My last A1c had me at 6.7 with blood sugar of 117. My A1c would go up .1 or .2 every 3-6 months. So in a nutshell I coasted.
My stumbling blocks are probably typical. The worst is I feel like an addict when it comes to the wrong foods. I love fresh do-nuts and all other no-nos such as cookies and cold cereal. Fast food is right up there. How can a few tacos hurt? In-N-Out is so good. KFC potato wedges are to die for. I love skim milk in my cereal. ETC…
I'm 56 years old and on Social Security. Medication I take makes me extremely tired. It's a rare thing not to nap each day. My weight got up to 226 and I was pretty exhausted doing anything at all. Prior to my diabetes I always battled my weight and have been the typical yo-yo dieter. I lost 50 pounds via weight watchers and all of my helpful foods are terrible if you're diabetic. But I always gained my weight back.
Maybe six weeks ago I decided to try and change things. I found some foods that have helped me greatly and have managed to pretty much leave the junk behind. In trying not to make typical mistakes I perfected in the past I allow myself "cheats." Tonight for example I had a cup of mac and cheese with my chicken and cole slaw. I allow myself a cookie or other pastry maybe once or twice a week. I've cut my carbs way down.
I've lost about 11 pounds and am walking and using the exercise bike. So things are changing. I'm back to learn and hopefully continue down a positive path. My goals are to get my weight down and then keep it off as well as to get my A1c back to where it was. I actually lost the address to this site and found it in very old e-mail. Thanks for all you do. God bless.
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