How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
How many times have you been to your doctor for various things and felt like you spent more time in the waiting room than you did discussing your ailments? Time is money for them.
Write a prescription and send you on your merry way. Next patient please.
For many type 2 diabetics, few know that with a little effort, blood sugars can be lowered into the normal levels without the use of harmful prescription drugs.
Lots of diabetics are turning to more natural remedies such as herbs and other homeopathic products. Cinnamon has long been used to lower glucose levels as has fenugreek and chromium.
But, you must be very careful as cinnamon has been known to cause high blood pressure if too much is used. Eleotin is a popular herbal remedy which has been scientifically proven to reverse type 2 diabetes in over 70 percent of its users, although cost is a factor for many.
The best way to see how your blood sugars can be lowered naturally is to check your blood sugar first thing in the morning. Then, before taking your diabetic medications, go for a brisk 30 minute walk.
Check your blood sugars again and most likely they will be lower or as low as they are after taking meds.
Walking is probably the most effective weapon against diabetes. It helps tone the body, raises the heart rate to healthy levels and lowers blood sugars. Not to mention it helps a person lose weight, which in turn helps insulin sensitivity, or insulin resistance.
Don’t like walking? What about turning on your favorite music station and dancing? Maybe swat a tennis ball back and forth just for the fun of it or spend some time at your local YMCA swimming with a friend.
Also, stress can play a major factor in managing your blood sugars. It is a fact that people who are highly stressed have a more difficult time keeping their blood sugars in a good range.
Everyone feels stress right? Job. Kids. In-Laws. It’s all stress. Always make an hour every day just for you. Make yourself a priority.
Find something that you can do to relieve that stress. Whether it be curling up with a good book, putting together a scrapbook, taking a warm bubble bath or getting a foot rub.
Finding stress-relieving activities is essential to your health. Fishing or just being near water, such as a river, lake or pond is an excellent stress reliever.
Now, with any person with diabetes comes that 4-letter word DIET. Yes, it’s that important. What you put into your body will show in your blood sugars and A1C levels.
Believe me, changing your diet isn’t easy. Especially when you love food. You don’t have to go cold turkey on most foods. Just begin eliminating the high carb things one at a time…potatoes, corn, starches, cereal, white breads, regular sodas, fruit juices and of course cookies, candies and boxed snack cakes.
Now wait, this doesn’t mean that you have to give these goodies up forever. Most diabetics don’t even know they can still eat these things but one word comes into play here.
Moderation. Moderation means 1 or 2 cookies, not the box. It means you can have that morning orange juice as long as you don’t finish the carton by noon.
Of course by choosing healthier alternatives, you can allow for bigger portions. For instance, instead of having those 2 cookies and feeling unsatisfied, have three cups of salad with a low carb dressing and feel full until the next meal.
How about some over-easy eggs with a couple sausage links or 1/2 cup oatmeal. Those would be more satisfying (and nutritious) alternatives to those sugar-spiking sweets that really don’t get you anywhere but back into the doctor’s office with higher blood sugars (and taking more drugs).
Making small, reasonable changes to your lifestyle now can help reduce or even eliminate the need for chemical diabetic drugs, now and in your future.
It’s up to you to take the initiative and understand that your doctor will never know you as well as YOU do. Take care of yourself before your diabetes takes care of you.