The Best Way to Control Diabetes!

Diabetes is a dreaded condition full of medical solutions and dire treatments. The finest diabetes cure is prevention; nevertheless, if you are ill with diabetes, there are ways to keep your sugar spikes under control.

In order to prevent diabetes, you must educate yourself first about foods and behaviors that cause diabetes and elevate blood sugar. Remember, excess sugar is the culprit that causes your pancreas to overreact or under react. Low stomach acidity can also flair diabetes.

Nevertheless, with education, you can control your diabetes with a specific diet and exercise tailored for you. Then your pancreas will create insulin to control the amount of sugar in your blood, and the amount of sugar absorbed by your cells. Your cells use sugar to produce energy! If our pancreas does not work properly, sugar builds up in your blood stream and weakens your blood vessels. This results in poor circulation and plaque buildup, which leads to a heart attack or stroke. When your blood vessels weaken, diseases of the eye, heart and kidneys start to surface causing more problems.

People with diabetes eventually suffer with hypertension, atherosclerosis, kidney disease, edema, nerve damage, infections and skin sores. Lack of nourishment causes your cells to wither and die. You must stop eating a high-fat diet loaded with high-calorie snacks and smoke. This behavior causes weight gain and constricts your arteries even more, which leads to death. When foods convert to glucose and are not absorbed properly by your cells, your blood-glucose levels rise dramatically to create a condition known as Syndrome X. You'll require emergency-room care because of an increased heart-attack risk! It is extremely valuable to learn how to control and prevent diabetes!

Remember to Check Your Glucose Level!

A normal measurement of blood-glucose level is 110 milligrams of glucose to one-tenth of a liter of blood. A measurement of 110 to 126 is borderline indicating impaired glucose tolerance. If for three days or longer, your blood-glucose measures over 127, you may have contracted diabetes. You will need to monitor everything you eat and need to exercise to remain healthy. Remember, to exercise and to sweat often! Sweating removes the toxic load endured by your organs.

Types of Diabetes I and II

In Type 1 Diabetes, your pancreas does not produce enough insulin to meet your body’s needs. You must inject yourself with insulin daily, or find foods that support your cells without the need for a shot of insulin. Type 1 diabetes normally begins at an early age and is usually caused after a viral infection, where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys its insulin-producing cells in your pancreas. If you suffer with diabetes, it is necessary to take special care of your feet, because diabetic nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy can create a lack of feeling and broken skin sores that can’t heal.

In Type 2 Diabetes, your pancreas will produce enough insulin, but your body’s cells are resistant to its absorption. Your taste buds will perceive less sweetness! When there is too much sugar or glucose in your blood you'll feel fatigued, extremely thirsty, and hungry a lot. You'll also constantly need to urinate and have problems with your vision. When you miss a meal, or over exercise, your blood glucose will spike too low. You'll feel dizzy, sweaty, confused, have palpitations, and feel empty. You'll even have a sensation of tingling or numbness in your extremities or lips.

Eating the following foods on a regular basis can help control, or eliminate and prevent diabetes!

Raw Fruits, Raw Vegetables, Fresh Vegetable Juices, Oat Bran, Rice Bran, Nut Butters, Root Vegetables, Beans, Spirulina, Kefir, Brewer’s Yeast, Egg Yolks, Garlic, Kelp, Fish, Skinless White Turkey, White Chicken Breast, Raw Whole Nuts, Maitake Mushrooms, Low-Fat Dairy Products, Whole Grains, Cinnamon, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Dandelion Tea, and High-Fiber Foods go a long way in helping or curing diabetes all together.

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Coconut Foods

Adding extra-virgin coconut oil to your diet can significantly help to reduce your insulin dependence on medications. Coconuts are made up of medium chain fatty acids and do not require an enzymatic breakdown of insulin since it's easily absorbed by your cells and smoothly converted into energy. Coconut oil helps to enhance insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance by slowing down the emptying of the stomach so that sugars released into the blood stream at a slower rate. Adding coconut oil to your meals helps to reduce the glycemic index of foods and helps to control blood sugar. The biochemical makeup of coconut oil enhances the ability of your pancreas to secrete insulin. Coconut oil improves circulation, enhances digestion, stimulates metabolism and regulates blood sugar. Whereas, other fats require insulin to enter your cells and need thoroughly processed through your liver. This causes added stress and slows you down.

Spirulina Stabilizes Blood Sugar

Spirulina is a micro algae made up of concentrated protein that helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and helps protect your immune system. It is easily digestible, supplies essential nutrients and helps to curb your appetite. Cinnamon enhances digestion and helps in the metabolism of fats and sugar. Fiber-rich foods appreciably help to regulate blood sugar by slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates or starches into glucose keeping insulin and blood sugar levels under control.

By avoiding the following foods you'll significantly reduce your chances of developing Type II diabetes, hyperglycemia, hyperglycemia and sugar-related weight gain.

Candy, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Simple Carbohydrates, All Alcohol, Soft Drinks, White Flour, Bacon, Fried Foods, Ham, Sausage, Saturated Meat Fat, Refined Foods, Dried Fruit, Canned Foods, Cold Cuts, and Sweet Juices.


Disclaimer

You must not rely on the information in this article as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about a medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you think, you are suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediately medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information in this article.

© 2010 Sheila Craan

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

I'm glad you shared this. Diabetes seems to be on the increase.


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Craan 6 years ago from Florida Author

I feel the reason Diabetes is on the rise Lady_E is because there are too many additives and sugar in many common foods.

Today people eat a lot of processed foods and spend too much time indoors not exercising. This is a shame because many years ago adults and children ate more raw fruits and veggies. Diabetes then was not so popular.

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