I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2005 and like many have had my ups and downs. Although I had relative success initially, it is always a struggle to keep the condition in the forefront and be prudent in controlling it. After initial success, I slipped into a sense of security and for a while was either in denial or ignored the fact that I was diabetic.
In early February this year, I was faced with hypertension (200+/90+) and when my Hb A1C was checked it was at 8.4. For me that was a shock and with the help of my family doctor, I have both the hypertension and glucose level under control. Just three months later my blood pressure is reduced to below 120/70 and my latest Hb A1C was 6.5. I lowered my A1C with exercise and diet and have reduced my blood pressure medicine to one half.
I have written at HubPages about my struggle with diabetes and my approach to controlling it. I post the links here in the hopes that it may help someone else. A quick reminder: Anything you try should be with consultation of a medical professional.