Managing My Type 2 Diabetes: Everything in Moderation


Dan Wormald

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Dan Wormald, 80, lives in Northern Kentucky with his wife Mary. He has been treating his type 2 diabetes with medication for 20 years.

When I was 60 years old, I complained to my doctor about frequent urination. This symptom, coupled with my age and family history, prompted a blood test, and sure enough, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

I’ve been living with the disease for 20 years, and fortunately, am still able to control it without insulin injections. In fact, until a few years ago, I was taking only one metformin pill a day to regulate my blood sugar. Now, I take two pills in the morning and one before bed. It seems like the older I get, the harder it is for my body to produce insulin like it should to regulate my blood sugar.

On top of tracking your diet and blood sugar, regular exercise is a key part of managing your diabetes. And while any exercise is better than none, certain activities have specific benefits for people with diabetes.

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