As most of you are aware, I’ve been in a funk for the past few months. I’ve been physically tired, run down, listless. Mentally I can’t seem to get it together and often find that I have been reduced to a weeper and crier. I have never had these problems before. So what the hell is going on?
I finally have some answers. Although the news doesn’t make me happy at all, I can’t say that I am all that surprised.
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Yikes! I said it. Putting it out there seems to make it even more real. Further more, it is embarrassing because I have had every tool at my disposal, I had years to reduce my risk. Instead I have ignored ever single warning and sign I have received over the years, i.e. immediate family history, gestational diabetes, doctors urging to lose weight and exercise ect.
I have taken for granted my health. For years I was able to eat, drink and do anything I wanted, despite my weight.
So I have to wonder, will this be the wake up call that I need? I certainly hope so.
For the time being, my exercise/diet will be aimed at lowering and controlling my blood sugars. I will be using the low glycemic index/modified low carb diet to begin with. Hopefully this coupled with at least 30 minutes of exercise per day will result in weight loss and eventually a return of my blood sugar levels to a normal range.
Anyone else have success controlling their blood sugar with diet and exercise?