Lot of people over 45 are diabetic, thought some could share their wisdom with a newbie, and at the same time enlighten the curious. He started making small changes in his eating habits immediately.He eats very healthy now, with the occasional exception.
(With some oral medications, it's advisable to take them about 30 minutes before eating; you can always carry bottled water in your car and take them before meeting your date.)Suggest dating activities that actually involve some physical activity.Personally, I have my own health problems with restrict my diet.At the moment, even the cherished glass of wine with dinner can be poison to me under the wrong circumstances.(The Dark Knight Rises, or any other movie showing at the same multi-screen theater, should mean a packed parking lot so you're almost certain to have to park some distance away.)Alcohol is a problem. Second, it can interact with some diabetes medications to cause a dramatic drop in blood glucose, and hypoglycemia can be dangerous.If you're on metformin, never drink too soon after taking a dose, don't drink too much, and don't even think about driving after drinking.But as you undoubtedly know, your friend is still (at least technically) a Type 2 diabetic, even though his blood glucocse level is well controlled without oral medication.The big difference for him is, he is able to manage his diabetes with diet and exercise alone.The factor that is the biggest problem in dating is food, but it isn't that hard to cope with dietary restrictions -- because the major restriction isn't what you can eat but how much of certain things you can have.Fast food places are always a problem, but with a little education and experience you can learn which menu items are best; you can also just decide that you won't eat the complete serving, especially with high-carbohydrate foods.He got to the point where he lost a lot of weight, and was able to keep his sugar levels under 100.That allowed him to be able to get rid of the medication, albeit sticking to the diet and exercise.