I joined this site in Dec. but had trouble logging in for about two weeks and gave up. Then today I tried again and....Presto!!! It worked.
I started a new exercise routine on the 14th of this month, so I updated all my info from that date on.
I was diagnosed last Nov. with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. That was enough to make me FINALLY get serious about eating healthy, exercising and losing weight. I was surprised to find that when I exercise, my blood glucose level drops quite a bit. As far as weight, I've lost some but still have more to lose. I go back to the dr. in a few months and want nothing but an A+ on my blood tests.
I'm right there with you...without actually BEING there. I've had Type 2 diabetes for 5 years and the first 3-4 years, didn't seem to understand what I was doing to myself. Last summer, I was very active, slowly dropping weight and my blood tests were great. But after that, I fell off the healthy lifestyle wagon and avoided my Dr like the plague. Well, as a consequence, I had to finally face the music and my glucose was sky high, weight was up and the only reason I didn't get the 'I'm-putting-you-on- insulin' speech was because I was able to argue that I was controlling it with exercise last year and will do it again. So the last few months since that appointment, I've been attending Pilates, walking during lunch, going to the gym for cardio and strength training and recently singed on for an Online Walking class...which the goal is to do 10,000 steps per day. (it's easier than you think!)
Even a 30 minute walk will do your glucose levels wonders...but pushing it to 45 min or more if you can is even better. I found that even if I don't get a full hour walk which is what I prefer to do, my body seems to metabolize food and sugars much better. I can kick myself for slacking last year.
I Wish you all the luck in making that A+ on your next set of tests.