If a “magic pill” cure for Type 2 diabetes exists, we would love to discuss it in-depth. But unfortunately, it does not. The closest we can get to a cure is an intervention that would most likely involve drastic changes in the lifestyle of a person with Type 2 diabetes. But some people do not want to hear about lifestyle changes and do not want to know about its existence. But good nutrition and moderate exercise are even more efficient in people age sixty and older than in younger people.

The last thing you need, however, is a pessimistic approach. Whether you are seeking to treat your condition or not, it is wise not to allow a sense of gloom take over. High and unstable blood sugar levels can be unexpectedly deadly, especially for the unprepared. But even knowing this, you should not get down on yourself. Even if the days of being lean and completely healthy are behind you, motivated people who start making lifestyle changes can reap tremendous health benefits almost immediately.

Long-term change can be difficult: this is why it is smart to seek help when you need it. It is hard work to reverse obesity and bring your blood sugar down to a healthy range and keep them there, but if it took ten years to become overweight, it will take some time to recover the slim body you had ten years ago. And even when you lower your blood sugar levels through healthy eating, you may not regain the complete health profile you had as a young adult. But that's okay. You have to focus on what you can control. And it is entirely in your hands to do what is necessary to be a healthy 45 or 55-year-old, or whatever your age may be.

You see, what is most important is to be optimistic. If you are not the type of person who sees a glass of water as being half full, you must work at changing that. You need to see the positives and avoid lodging on the negatives. You can certainly acknowledge the latter, but only as a means of helping you address your issues.

What we mean by this is your current circumstances, there is a way out. Type 2 diabetes can be managed and treated successfully. Weight loss is capable for everyone. If you commit to making changes to your food choices and add physical activity to your day, you will increase the issues with both your blood sugar and weight. But only if you persevere.

Being optimistic can help you through your struggles. Do not get down on yourself. View shortcomings as learning experiences. And stay with your goal because your goal is worth achieving.