My husband was diagnosed with diabetes a week ago with a fasting blood sugar of 6.7 and an A1C of 7.7. We always knew that he had a predisposition to it because of its prevalence in both sides of his family but didn’t know he would have it at the age of 30.
We just went in to get a health check done and found this out. We requested the doctor to let us try lifestyle changes and test again for A1C in 3 months time.
Our current plan -
- Test fasting sugar daily
- Try to eat a Low carb diet ( it’s been rather difficult for us to follow a LCHF Indian vegetarian diet - any suggestions for this would also be helpful)
- Exercise daily - ( target being to reduce 5kgs in 3 months)
The fasting sugar readings have been -
7.5, 7.3, 7.1, 7.4 and latest is 7.1
I’ve been heartbroken ever since we came to know about this and it’s rather a difficult thing to process. We also just had a baby so this has been extremely overwhelming for us.
Please suggest -
What our first steps of action should be ? Are we doing it right ? Any diet recommendations for a vegetarian? Can this be reversed or be put in remission ? Starting on medication - will it be a downward spiral from then ?
Also any sort of reassurance is much appreciated.