Welcome! to Diabetes Fit For Life where you can build your perfect diabetic meal plan and fitness routines. Use this site as your guide for eating healthy, losing weight and help control your diabetes. As for my non diabetic friends this site might focus to people with Type 2 diabetes but feel free to use the information on this site to lose weight.
"In my early thirties, I had all of the diabetic symptoms and to be quite honest , I was scared. When my Doctor first diagnosed me with Type 2 diabetes, I looked for answers and wondered how could this happen to me , a healthy young man just starting to live his life. Wondered how and if this disease would restrict me . What would life be like with high blood sugar?"
"Fast track almost a few years later, I am healthy “older gent” ( as my kids & wife would lovingly say) living comfortably with diabetes. Through this site, I am looking to share with you my experiences , my current health choices and any health tips that have worked for me.
And..No, I am not a health physician. After living with this disease and completing research among the years , I have realized that with proper diet, exercise and careful monitoring that high blood sugar can be controlled."
Before we delve into the subject of what Diabetes is and means , let me ask you a few questions first.
Have you ever been woken up by a nagging urge to urinate several times a night? Or do you find yourself heading to the bathroom more frequently during the day?
Have you ever felt so thirsty that no matter how much fluid intake, it feels that you simply are unable to quench your thirst?
Has there been an increase in your appetite of late?
If you have answered yes to all of the above, you should schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible. Those are the tell tale signs that could signal the presence of high blood sugar or maybe another health issue. Don’t delay , make that appointment today.
Being diabetic is not a death sentence , it is simply a wake up call that you need to take better care of yourself. So don’t delay , make that appointment with your doctor today.
Let’s go back to the original question -”What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is when a person has high blood sugar and their pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or none at all.
First things first, if experiencing the symptoms mentioned above ,go get a proper diagnosis.
If your newly diagnosed- start to to think about the immediate short term changes that you can make to improve your health.
Next you should start thinking on how am I going to change my diet.
Then what exercise can I start doing to help live and happy long life with this disease.
If you have been newly diagnosed and wanted to know where to start you have come to the right place. So, I encourage you to continue reading my Healthy Weight Loss Guide.
Together we can do this.. together we help each other to fight this disease. Watch this informational video to learn more about diabetes.
Now everyone knows that the main treatment for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes is exercise and diet, also did you know that losing 5% to 7% of your body weight can help you cut your risk in half when it comes to controlling your blood sugar .
So on this website I want to give you all the tools you need to lose weight, the free exercise programs and the diet you should be eating.
Now with the right information, lots of positive motivation and the right attitude you too can lose the weight and control your diabetes.
Now with the years of research , the hours of reading information I have found, the dietitian I have spoken to also the personal trainers that I have worked out with. I have put all that information on this site.
So here you will find tips for eating healthy and getting the most out of your exercises. There is also tools,recipe and video to help you lose weight and get your diabetes under control.
Make sure to check out Exercise Workout Videos and and the tools that you will have on this site.
Check out all the recipes on my site. Below are a few recipes you can try tonight. Each one comes with list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition and printer friendly recipes.
Here are some quick information about diabetes.
Here are some quick link to some great exercise with instruction and free videos.
Now when you read that food labels on a food items can a bit confusing. So check out this article to get the breakdown on a food label so you can select the right macronutrient distribution for your shopping list.
Use these eating healthy tips to ensure you are getting the right tips when it comese to eating with diabetes.
Eating healthier can reduce medical risks of certain diseases as well as help you lose weight.
Check out the diabetic friendly recipes on this site. Each recipe comes complete with nutrition information and a diabetic friendly.
You can find something new for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers or even desserts.