Diet And Exercise Control My Diabetes
I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes February 4, 2003. I was very upset and lost about 26 pounds which was about 12 pounds more then I should have lost. I began testing on a daily basis and found that I could eat certain foods that did not elevate my glucose levels.
I gained back 12 more pounds and am now 14 pounds lighter then my original weight of 156 to 142. With Diet and Exercise alone I am managing my diabetes. I walk about 4 miles per day and recently have started weight exercises to build muscle and burn fat.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about having diabetes; however I am not obsessed with it as I was upon early diagnosis. You just have to plan your meals. My dietician upon diagnosis allows me 60 carbs per meal for three meals. I choose to eat less carbs and and include snacks in between. I use the 40/20 method that is 40 per meal and 20 for snacks. It works for me. I do not feel deprived of food and it allows me to have a smaller appetite for my main meals. I do have to work on eating breakfast. This is really an important meal for diabetics, since I have read that it boosts your metabolism for the entire day and sets the pace.
Do not get me wrong. I am no saint. I do cheat every so often. Once in a blue moon I will have an ice cream sundae with all the trimmings; and I am sure you have not seen many blue moons.
I will leave you with these words of wisdom “Either you control Diabetes or it controls you”.