Hi all! I was just diagnosed with T2 two months ago with an A1C of 6.8. For now I am working to control it with diet and exercise. Overall, I feel super negative about the whole diagnosis and feel like it’s changed my outlook on life for the worse. But I’m trying!
I have met with a CDE recently, and I feel like she gave me some conflicting information from what my GP had told me, and what I’ve read. She said to stick with a low-fat diet and limit carbs to what the ADA says. She also told me to never exercise after meals because it will cause my liver to release more sugar?
Meanwhile, my GP said not to worry about fat, and that being low-carb (fewer than the ADA recommends) is the most important thing to remember with my diet. She also said to try to exercise as soon after meals as possible, even if I just do a brisk walk for 20 minutes.
Aaaaand, of course the internet is all over the place on both subjects. So I’m wanting to know - what have you all been told is the better path to lowering BG? What is working for you so far?
ANY light you could shed would be great!