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My Experience with Exercise and diet control

In 2004 I was diagnosed a diabetic. I was 54 yr old then. It was just a chance that I went to the doctor and he asked me to get my sugar level checked. It was 600. He told me that I should have been in coma with that reading, Next day I checked my fasting Sugar, It was 440. It is then that i felt the first serious health alarm. My father died of diabetes with failed kidneys.

Doctor advised me to keep control on my diet and go for a walk every day for 5-6 Kms. I also took metmorfin for about three months and when my sugar level came to 140, stopped the medicines.

Now I am on regular walks, recently joined a gym to exercise for one hr every day. I dont take sugar in my tea. Once in a while take a desert and some sweets (quantity restricted). Have cut down on my chapatti intake to one in lunch and one in dinner. I love curd, so eat lot of it. Once in a while (three to four times in a month) I take a drink or beer. Eat lot of green vegs and salads (nothing specific). For the last seven years am keeping a stable glucose reading of FF 125 and PP <140. I take measurement once in a week at home and once in six months in a polyclinic.

Am keeping fit, more energetic, feel young in all activity and can do more work than even a younger guy. I refuse to retire and work 8-10 hrs every day except Sunday. I dont know if i AM ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITHOUT MEDICINES BUT SURELY i FEEL BETTER IN LIFE.

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Congrats!You are on the right track but keep monitoring.


Sharing such experiences are good so that other diabetics may find that life style plays an important role in diabetes management.keep it up ,if u want to read more on it visit ediabetes.co.in.

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Very inspiring..... your fitness level is amazing......have you been in armed forces or police.... or have exercised a lot in young years......keep sharing such experiences.....


Yes, you guessed it right. I was in the army for 23 years and left prematurely in 1992. I did my Law in 2004 and feel the stress of studies brought diabetes in my life. When I was diagnosed with the disease that killed my father, I was very devastated and decided to fight with it. In fact against doctor's advice of walking for 4-6 Kms, I started running to burn calories faster. That harmed my knees and I developed arthritis. I also tried Yoga after that since I could not even walk straight after one knee became very painful. Again I resisted going for operation for knee replacement which all doctors in the civil asked me to go for. I consulted a senior doctor in army hospital who advised me against it saying that if I made my leg muscles strong, I could walk straight again. This is what gave me a new life because within a month, I stopped limping and continued my walks.

Another thing I did not write earlier is that positive mindset is very important to overcome any disease, be it arthritis or diabetes. I learnt to reduce my stress level and kept doing my walks and exercise. It reduced my weight also and that is another factor responsible for my control on diabetes. I hope I can avoid medicines for many more years and live healthy..


G8! G8! Salam to u, inspiring


bravo!KEEP it up.


Yes You are on Right Track .....Learn to calm Yourself By Meditation on Breathing....Keep monitoring Reports not only FBS and PP2BS but Your Thoughts and Feelings They can make You ILL as well as They can make You Healthy Also ..Be aware Thank You Love You


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