Cathy - Greensboro, NC

Updated:Oct 1,2010


Age: 58
Name: Cathy R
Location: Greensboro, NC

Summary:

You CAN eat what you want to – just not all at one time and you have to keep track of your sugar levels! I encourage people to get a notebook and write everything down. It is a help!!

Before my diagnosis, I ate pretty much anything I wanted. I weighed a lot less than I do now – I have put on over 40 pounds in the last 10 years! It seems no matter what I do, it isn’t enough to lose weight!

My diabetes is doing okay, according to my doctor, but I am not pleased with the numbers. I want my sugar to be 100 or less, when I first take them in the mornings, but it hovers around 115.

I am walking more, trying to exercise better, watching my carbs and sugar intake and things are slowly improving. I guess I am too impatient – I want things NOW! I want to lose weight, knowing that would help both my cholesterol and my diabetes.

I have talked to people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and I tell them all the same thing – it doesn’t mean your life is over, it just means you have to make a few adjustments! Drink more water, take more walks, and limit your portions of carbs.

You CAN eat what you want to – just not all at one time and you have to keep track of your sugar levels! I encourage people to get a notebook and write everything down. It is a help!!







 


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