Diabetes sucks! Right now there is no cure for diabetes but you can control type 2 diabetes with these three simple steps I want to share with you today. While you may have heard this information before it works and this is coming from someone had uncontrolled diabetes for many years.
My type 2 Diabetes battle
My name is Lonnie Smalley and on top of my mental health issues, I suffer from type II diabetes. I am will be weighing in about 265 pounds yet my glucose level has averaged over 350 before I decided to attempt to get it under control. For some reason, I didn’t think it was a priority but when I end up in the hospital I realized it was important for me to get my A1C level lower and start taking care of myself for the first time since I was diagnosed with diabetes about 10 years ago.
Over the years I’ve read a lot about diabetes especially type II and from what I have discovered the following three tips are the best ones for anyone suffering from diabetes to try to implement in their everyday life.
Step 1: Diet
The very first thing you should try to change is your diet. It’s not all that hard, and you can do it a little bit at a time. Don’t worry about trying those fad diets that seem to be everywhere on the Internet. The easiest way to get control over your diabetes is to try to stop or lower your alcohol consumption, try to eliminate as much processed foods as possible and avoid high carbohydrate foods like white bread and rice. It may be hard at first to remove most carbohydrates from your life but doing so is a critical part of controlling your type II diabetes.
Step 2: Start an exercise program:
I’m not saying that you have to become Arnold Schwarzenegger overnight but you do need to start exercising more. I suggest that you start with some sort of walking routine. Try to do whatever you can to get moving and try to increase it every day. Even if it’s just walking back and forth to the mailbox. Any exercise is better than staying in bed all day or just sitting in front of a computer.
Exercise lowers your blood sugar levels faster than any other method out there including medication. You should try for at least five days of mild to medium activities per week and do a little bit more as your body can start handling.
Step 3: Glucose-Nutrients
Eliminating high glucose-factor nutrients will help lower your blood sugar whenever you test it. Diabetes tends to exhaust your pancreas to the point it almost starts working. To get your pancreas to start working again, I suggest you start taking L B-vitamin complex with vitamin B4, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals. Some people say you should try chromium, but there is no scientific proof that it works. If you have diabetes, you probably have a terrible diet.
This needs to be corrected as quickly as possible. You need to stop overeating and cut down on your carbohydrates. To activate your bodies insulin production is essential that you lower your carbohydrate intake and increase your exercise levels. Doing so should increase your natural insulin levels and probably reduce your high blood glucose levels and even decrease the amount of medication your doctor makes you consume
There is a debate on whether or not B vitamins combined with a small amount of with chromium and other minerals can reboot your bodies production of insulin. These studies haven’t yielded any hard-core proof, so I will leave the decision of whether or not they work up to you.
These are the three methods that my doctor and I have gone over. I wanted merely wanted to make sure you have up-to-date information if you’re suffering from diabetes.
If you do follow the steps, I’m sure that you can get your diabetes under control and no time. Feel free to comment below about your fight against this terrible disease is going. If you do not suffer from diabetes, please leave a comment below to encourage others to fight back against this horrible disease?