I have just been told I have type 2 and need to exerecise and diet. My problem is a work injury, which keeps me from doing a lot of nomal things like bending, stooping, standing, reaching, etc. So, what is my best bet on losing weight and exercising?
My suggestions for you are to first ask your doctor for a referral to a dietitian. He or she can help you with an eating plan that’s geared towards weight loss, but that is tailored to your food preferences and eating schedule. Another option is to consider a commercial weight management program, such as Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem. These companies offer programs for people with type 2 diabetes and they provide a lot of support. Second, talk to your doctor about getting a referral to a physical therapist, exercise physiologist or certified personal trainer. There most certainly are physical activities that you can do, but you will need some guidance and instruction on what’s best for you and how to do them safely.