Diet, Exercise, and 1 Pill a Day
I was diagnosed with TYPE II Diabetes approximately 7 years ago. Fortunately, it was caught early enough that I've only had to take 1 pill a day (Actos) but I am ever so careful with what I eat. More than my diet, however, at this stage, I find that keeping my exercise program intact is the NO. 1 thing that keeps my A1C below 6.9...that's where I started. I am and have been at 6.3 for over a year now. I started working out at CURVES every day about 2 years ago. Our local CURVES closed; however, through our Public Health representative, I found out that they have a grant for diabetics to use the Physical Fitness Center (free) as well as the Aerobic Swim Classes. The only stipulation is that we attend a monthly meeting - support group for diabetics. I have found that once a month is not asking very much of my time when they are giving me my life! If you have diabetes, please find a support group. You may not think you need them, but turn it around, maybe they need you!