I am a recently diagnosed T2D, and I also have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. My other conditions limit my ability to exercise much because I can’t stand or walk for more than a couple minutes before the pain starts increasing. Depending on how I feel I can sometimes manage 5-10 minutes once during the day, but that usually makes the rest of the day really hard ( I have a dog and have to pace myself as hubby travels for work and I am alone. I don’t like to ask the neighbors for help unless it’s an emergency.
I also have trouble cooking or preparing anything that takes more than a couple minutes. I can’t do any chopping and opening jar or cans is hard because of my arthritis ( very bad joints in hands, hips and knees. Pain in most other joints is bad but not as bad as the other three). I am having a very hard time managing my blood sugar given my limitations. It seems I am either too high or too low. I take glyburide, 5mg in the morning and 500mg of metformin twice a day.
I am tired of lean cuisine ( lower carb ones), sandwiches, and protein bars. My husband shops and tries to get things that equal 45 carbs for meals and 15 for snack which is what I was told to do.