Evening everyone! Just joined this forum but have been on the British Lung Foundation forum for a good few years. Ive just been diagnosed as above - Hb1Ac = 44. Probably steroid induced as I have severe copd, asthma and bronchiectasis which has required a large amount of IV hydrocortisone for pneumonia, plus regular daily steroid inhaler for many years.
Im 73, not overweight (BMI 20.4) but have a waist measurement of 36" so probably internal fat as well. I use ambulatory oxygen for exertion, e.g. walking, bike riding etc but don't need it for lifting weights which I do at least twice a week. A lot of the advice Ive read seems to be about weight loss but I cant afford to lose any more.
I have a good diet, 5 a day, whole grains, fish, chicken. Sometimes whole grain toast with jam, plus slice of cake 2/3 x week. Since dx last week, Ive cut the jam, cake and have lost around 3 lbs which I really dont need.
Id love to reverse this but not sure what to do as Im not overweight, eat well and exercise. I can bump up the exercise but not sure what else I can do. Any advice warmly welcomed.
Best wishes to everyone and thanks in advance for any replies.