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Hi,
I am 74 years old,5ft 7inches male . Weight 56 Kg. Fasting blood sugar -118 , Post prandial - 220 . I heard brisk walking for 45 mins helps in this problem along with lower a carb diet. Before starting walking regularly I wanted to confirm will it reduce my weight also..as my weight is already low. Or only diet control will be sufficient..?
Thanks for your suggestions..
 

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Hi,
I am 74 years old,5ft 7inches male . Weight 56 Kg. Fasting blood sugar -118 , Post prandial - 220 . I heard brisk walking for 45 mins helps in this problem along with lower a carb diet. Before starting walking regularly I wanted to confirm will it reduce my weight also..as my weight is already low. Or only diet control will be sufficient..?
Thanks for your suggestions..
Hello and welcome to Diabetes Forum! We are happy to have you as a member. Brisk walking is a great way to exercise and a lower carb diet is recommended. You might lose some weight when you cut your carbs, but you can always add more protein and fat to your diet to reduce further weight loss. I hope you have time to visit the forum often and take care.
 

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Welcome Timir . . . you really don't have any weight to lose! But no worries - the exercise will help keep your blood sugar lower, and you don't need to lose weight on a low-carb diet. As Breeze says, build your diet around protein & fats, and you'll control your blood sugar and maintain your weight too. Fats are a diabetic's best friend, so don't hesitate using real cream for your coffee instead of powdered creamers - add butter to your cooked veggies and dip your raw veggies in full fat mayonnaise or sour cream dips. And don't forget your bacon for breakfast! :D

Thank you for joining us - I hope you'll be visiting us often.
 

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brisk walking may add muscle witch weigh more than fat so your weight may go up;)
 

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Timir, since you are not overweight, it seems that you may be type 1. Is that correct? If so, you should be using insulin. Insulin would keep you from having high blood sugar. There are people as old as 80 and beyond, who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I hope you will see an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist), to confirm your diagnosis. A type 1 who does not use insulin will have terrible complications.

Richard
 

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is apple good for blood sugar

Thank you all for your suggestions :) ...Is Apple good for diabetes...
 

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well iam not thin..but i was told to reduce my carbs and exercise for at least 15min and it will maintain my weight.
 

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I think they are until a certain point.
 

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Omg iam slow i just got it...lol...scratch that.
 

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Timir, since you are not overweight, it seems that you may be type 1. Is that correct? If so, you should be using insulin. Insulin would keep you from having high blood sugar. There are people as old as 80 and beyond, who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I hope you will see an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist), to confirm your diagnosis. A type 1 who does not use insulin will have terrible complications.

Richard
Well it is still possible to be insulin resistant even at a normal even lower than normal weight, its just not as common as IR normally kicks in at a higher weight, but as you get older the more likely you are to have problems too. Also Type 2 is a multitude of different types of diabetes that arent type1, type 1.5 is a relatively new term but only includes MODY and LADA. You are classed as type if you have age related drop in insulin production, or if you have been on steroids and have burned out your pancreas etc.
 

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I was diagnosed T2 as a fit, young, active teenager. It can happen.
 

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I was diagnosed T2 as a fit, young, active teenager. It can happen.
Wow, that's a completely new one to me. Any ideas on how that happened, or what were the things that contributed? Family history must have had a part in it I guess.

I've been really impressed lately with how much this life is a minefield. Not trying to say it's entirely like that. Of course it's where we experience beauty too.

I just read about a family that was driving. The car ran over a wheel wrench on the road. The wrench flew up through the floor of the car and killed the driver.

Maybe the 'eek' smiley isn't appropriate for a death but the way things can happen and turn everything around in a second are amazing.
 

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Wow, that's a completely new one to me. Any ideas on how that happened, or what were the things that contributed? Family history must have had a part in it I guess.

I've been really impressed lately with how much this life is a minefield. Not trying to say it's entirely like that. Of course it's where we experience beauty too.

I just read about a family that was driving. The car ran over a wheel wrench on the road. The wrench flew up through the floor of the car and killed the driver.

Maybe the 'eek' smiley isn't appropriate for a death but the way things can happen and turn everything around in a second are amazing.
My grandmother, mother and sister all T2 diabetics. I was diagnosed as early as I was I think because they were watching me for it. I was hypoglycemic for a few years...doctors told my mom I would probably be diabetic young....and I was. Managed on oral drugs for a long time. My pancreas now doesnt produce much insulin anymore so I am now also insulin dependent.
 
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