By mavismccombs Latest Reply 2011-01-17 13:04:05 -0600
Started 2011-01-15 10:11:20 -0600

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just over a year ago and am on on insilin or meds. I control my blood sugar with diet and mainly walking. I really notice a big difference when I don't walk - the readings go UPPPPPP! I walk about 4 mi./day at least 5 days a week. Get a partner and hit the streets. :)
What are your secrets to keeping blood sugar down at night - readings in the am.?

7 replies

PetiePal 2011-01-17 13:04:05 -0600 Report

Encouraging! I've been diagnosed 5 months ago and I'm on meds right now which is keeping is closely in check. I need to start walking/running much more and I hope to get off them since I'm only 28! :L

gorrilla 2011-01-15 11:52:25 -0600 Report

Got to get back to my walking, then. A1C is right at 7.0, while not terrible, is a bit higher than my md wants. He wants me down to 6.5 or better. Lot's of progress from where it was, but it'll either be find the time or go to a needle. Really prefer to postpone that option as long as possible.
My problem is mainly time and energy. Energy I can summon/force if necessary. Time is a bit more difficult. My schedule is up at 4:00 am, out the door by 5:00, commute 35 miles, work 10 hour day, commute home by 5:30 or so, eat supper, tend to whatever has to be done at house, then hit the hay by 8 so as to get 8 hrs. sleep to keep the sleep deprivation from jacking with the BS, then do it all over tomorrow. Attitude is a lot of it, I know.
4/10 hour days give me plenty of time on weekend to exercise, but in order for that exercise to do much good, it needs to be everyday. Only 24 there. Maybe I need to volunteer for a mission to Mars. I hear the days are longer there.

BandonBob 2011-01-15 11:06:26 -0600 Report

Walking is one of the best exercises as i is low impact. It is surprising how much walking alone can help with your diet to bring down your blood sugers. Great job!

MewElla 2011-01-15 10:36:59 -0600 Report

Good for you!! I have type 2 for a year in Feb., controlled by diet and excercise, walking 5-6 miles per day. Big difference since I started working at the diabetes with the way, I feel and look. It really works for me, but it is a constant everyday program for me.

tabby9146 2011-01-16 11:25:34 -0600 Report

me too. mine is controlled by diet and exercise. When I was first diagnosed, I was put on Merformin, which now I don't think I should have been, since my A1C was only 5.6 at the time. After 3 months, and losiing 30 lbs., I came off that. I've kept it off nearly two years now by exercise and eating right. I do go off the eating right part every now and then for a while, and then get right back on it. I want to put off my BS getting higher for as many years as I possibly can.

libralady#1 2011-01-15 11:11:24 -0600 Report

Hi, I'm trying to get to that point, I use to talk like that but I can't quite find the energy to do it all the time. I refuse to give up, I'm a fighter and I want to live a long time by the grace of God. MewElla I read what you wrote and it has inspired me, thank you.