Just found this web site and DAMN! what a bunch of information, I have been reading the articles and other things on here since yesterday.
I was diagnosed with diabetes 3 months ago and have lost 30 pounds since. I am 5'8" and 150 now. I started weight training about a month ago, have been walking and building up the distance since the first day I was told of the diabetes. I still have about 10 pounds of fat on me, believe it or not. I am a small boned guy so this is not as small as it would sound.
I am taking this disease very seriously since both my father and older brother died form it, my brother was only 57. My oldest son also has it and is on shots already. I can't convince him that diet is not enough to control diabetes. Mine is under control and I have to take no meds at all. It was caught early and I went right to work with diet and exercise. My glucose levels are running in the normal range with every test.
I was one of those who sat on their ass all the time, at work and at home, well except for a few years there where I rebuilt the house. But in the last 4 - 5 years I have been sedentary, I believe that was when diabetes caught up with me. Now I am really into the weight lifting but I have run into a problem. Twice in the last month I have slipped a disk while doing barbell curls. My Chiropractor has been able to easily take care of it both times and was told by a friend, who has been a football coach for over thirty years, to stop the weight training until I strengthen my core and back. So I guess until I get that done I'm going to be looking for exercises that will do just that. I have had a suggestion from the beginners forum but any other suggestions will be well received.