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Newly diagnosed yesterday with a reading of 46 in the 42-47 range. So I spent yesterday researching after reading the little booklet. I've got a handle on the diet/losing weight, I think, as I had joined WeightWatchers recently, and now need to tailor my meals to monitor carbs more closely, increase good veggies and cut out all bad treats/snacks even if I have the points!
But my question is about exercise and I would welcome any suggestions. My problem is I can't stand for more than a few minutes or walk more than a few metres without crutches/stick, as I have a twisted pelvis, crumbled discs, hip erosion and osteoarthritis. So walking is not an option for me. I used to power walk 5 miles, 5 times a week but had to stop 2 years ago due to the back problems. I'm also miles from the nearest swimming pool and it's very expensive for a pensioner like me, both for the entrance and petrol costs. I certainly couldn't afford it 5 times a week as has been suggested.
I see the Nurse Adviser at my GP practice next month with 4 weeks food monitoring records, but is there anything I can do to help myself in the meantime? Thanks everyone.
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