Well, it has been over 1 year now since I was diagnosed with Diabetes. It has been a year filled with trial and error. I decided immediately that I was not going to stay on the medication and I was going to change my eating and exercise habits. My daughters have helped me research diet meal plans for weight loss. I count my carbs and try to keep them very low. I have tried to cut out white sugar, white flour, pasta and just about everything high in carbs. That includes fruits that turn into glucose. I do allow myself the occasional snack, a measured 1/2 cup of ice cream, a yogurt parfait, but I limit these to once every couple of weeks. I have been able to lower my count quite a bit. When I was in the hospital I was over 300, now my glucose stays between 100-130, usually below 120.
I also started exercising by walking on a treadmill. Since I had a back injury, I started very slow. I have finally worked up to 40 minutes three days a week. I try to do other exercise on my off days. Not only has my glucose level lowered, I have lost weight too!
Unfortunately, when we took our month long trip to Florida it really messed up my exercise and although I counted my carbs, it is alot harder on the road. So, since we have been back, even though we take short trips I have been able to settle back in. I am hoping to continue to lose weight and continue to lower my glucose count. I am truly feeling better.
If you have any really great low carb recipes please leave a comment, send me a link or an email. It is nice to try something different. Thanks in advance neighbors! See you At the Fence soon!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Xango, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.