As a new guy in town, I'm going to try not offend anyone or be insensitive. If I do say something wrong, please let me know.
I was diagnosed some time ago and had things under control for a while. Then I needed a double hip replacement and my activity level, as one could imagine, went way down. Now I'm able to pick it back up, but the consequences were my sugar was up for a long time, and I didn't realize it. I had stopped testing and was off meds. At first, I could feel it when my sugar was high. Then after a while, I couldn't. So now, here I am at age 50 with what seems to be a fairly entrenched case of Type 2.
So here's my question for the forum/group: When I realized my sugar was up because my eyesight went a little blurry, I went to my doctor and my bloodwork showed that my sugar was skyhigh and my A1C sucked. Well, I went nuts, eating no or very few carbs and hit the eliptical trainer or jogged twice a day. I lost 30 pounds quick, but it took going back on meds to get my sugar below 200. In any case, it's been about 6 or 7 weeks now, and my sugar is under control. What I want to guard against is losing my sense of urgency. My doctor told me that there was some damage to my kidneys, which was reversable, but not if my sugar went back up. So although I am only hitting one workout per day, I want to guard against slipping in my diet and my workouts. My question to the panel is this: How do you guard against that happening. Is discipline like that sustainable for a lifetime? What modifications have you guys made to keep a healthier lifestyle? For example, I have arthritis in my knees and I can't run on concrete without hurting pretty bad the next day.