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I was diagnosed as T1 almost 9 years ago, when I was 60. I feel really lucky to have staved the beast off until then as quite a few members of my family are or were T1. My grandmother and her cousin both passed away because of diabetes and my own mother passed away from Preeclampsia which I believe can be diabetes related although she had not been diagnosed but I guess in 1947 most people weren't.
I must admit that I am not good at controlling my sugars or at what I eat and that is the reason for this blog. Since retiring from work 11 months ago I have put on a ton of weight and am now unable to walk far or do much in the house or garden without taking a rest. I don't, at the moment, have a set of scales but would guess that I am weighing somewhere between 17 and 18 stone, and at 5' 5' that is not good.
My intention is to start taking a short walk each morning and afternoon, increasing the distance each Monday. I am NOT going to eat between meals and I am going to cut down on carbs which I love. From tomorrow I will report daily on my BM readings and my diet and hopefully by 'going public' and perhaps with helpful suggestions from anyone who would care to read this by next Christmas I will be able to walk without pain and do my Christmas shopping happily.
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