Okay—Give me a Curmudgeonly Moment—and then I’ll play on the off chance it might help someone…As a curmudgeon—I don’t really like “games” that involve life and death circumstances…Thanks for bearing with me…
Now: I’ve kept it simple in terms of over all health—the kind that involves illnesses—short or long term. Eating low carb a la Bernstein (25-30 carbs/day or less) has done it for me—along with—very importantly—constantly adapting my exercise routines as aging and injury dictates–including some vigorous sitting exercise for when 1 or both legs are out of commission (knee surgeries and most recently, a broken femur)….
That’s it. Minimize carbs and keep moving no matter what—LOL—you should see the cane-inspired “jig” I’m working on right now—it inspires loud laughter—another very important component of staying healthy—laughter. If it is an unfailingly gloomy day–they do, unfortunately–happen—well, I pull out my full set of all 11 seasons of MASH!..
BTW—once you’ve done low carb for awhile, explored substitutes and adaptations (including yummy rich desserts or gooey midwestern casseroles) it’s just no big deal. It just becomes—this is food. This is the way I eat—as does my non-diabetic husband!