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My diagnosis fasting blood sugar reading in July 1991 was a sky-high 468 mg/dl (the equivalent A1c was about double yours). This very bad reading meant that I should be on several anti-diabetes pills. I refused to take them because a friend had told me that they cause hypo episodes. As soon as I passed the stress test I was required to take, I started running our stairs in our house for a total time of 2 hours/day. In about 10 days, my blood sugar readings were already in the 130 mgl/dl range. Very very early in my life as a type 2, I already knew that daily exercise was the perfect anti-diabetes med for me.
Long story short, for more than 21 years now, daily exercise has kept me healthy, happy, productive, and having a long life. In fact, I keep on saying that since July 1991, I have been enjoying life like I have no diabetes.
So, my message to you, a newly diagnosed type 2, is that you can discover, like I did, your own special, unique, effective, safe, easy, and inexpensive way to control your diabetes.
Don't be afraid of eating-high carb foods which are heart-healthy, natural, fresh (raw or cooked), unprocessed, and whole. Yes they do cause scary high fasting and 2-hour after-meal blood sugar readings but they have yet to cause diabetes complications for me. I have not had any hypo episodes yet, and most of the A1c's I had were from 5.2% to 6.3%, the one done on August 28, 2012, was 5.6%.
Am I encouraging you to eat high-carb meals? No, never. All I am saying is that nobody is in a better position to understand your body and what is perfectly good for it than you.
Enjoy life always!!!
Bonny Damocles (76 1/2 years old, 5'7", 141 lbs.)