The realization that I am actually diabetic has sunk in.
Since I have elected to try to manage this with diet and exercise, I needed to know where I was starting from.
Without any sort of restriction to my diet and minimal exercise, my blood sugar levels hover around 300 mg/dl.
Last week I took the kids to my moms. While we were there, I really worked on keeping my carb intake to less than 20. Within 24 hours I could already see a huge improvement in my blood sugar. I even spent days without going over 200 mg/dl, which I realize is still too high, but such a vast improvement. And that was with minimal exercise.
I now just have to figure out how to eat low carb and not gain weight (hopefully even losing weight).
Priority number one is now to go grocery shopping. I have to be prepared. When I am not prepared with food choices at home, I tend to run out to eat (fast food or other wise).
The thing I did learn last week was if I can keep my blood sugar levels in check and lose this weight, I think I may be able to avoid taking medications.
Of course at this point it is all a numbers game.
We shall see!