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Managing Type II Diabetes

Updated on September 10, 2010
Managing diabetes
Managing diabetes

Help With Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes effects all of us. If you do not have it, odds are good that someone in your family or at least a friend or coworker suffers from this condition.

It is a condition that can be a curse, or if caught early enough, it can be thought of as a blessing. Yes, that’s right, a blessing.

If you are told that you have pre-diabetes, or if you have recently been diagnosed with type II diabetes it is time to WAKE UP!

Now is the time to start taking a proactive role in your health. If you are ready to be responsible for your health, you may be able to reverse your pre-diabetes or you may be able to manage your type II diabetes with diet and by following a healthy lifestyle.

Right off the get go, there are two things that need to be addressed. If you smoke, stop it. If you are overweight, it is time to start getting in shape.

Most type II diabetics are overweight. The diet is often associated with processed foods, simple sugars and a lack of fresh, healthy vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and essential fatty acids.

Change the diet so that you eat several smart small meals a day can do wonders for blood sugar management and weight loss. Eating small meals helps to increase your metabolism and discourage the storage of fats.

Eating healthy, nutritious foods that are high in fiber are important too. High fiber meals keep your blood sugars from spiking and encourage healthy, stable blood sugars.

Starting an exercise program is another great way to encourage weight loss and balancing blood sugars. Exercise increases the metabolism of sugars in the cells. This will help to bring down elevated blood sugars throughout the day.

Changing bad fats like hydrogenated oils and saturated animals fats for healthy essential fatty acids can help to manage type II diabetes. It does this in several ways. First, it helps to regulate healthy weight. Second, good fats are what healthy cell walls are made of. A healthy cell wall can take in nutrients and sugar more easily. And third, fats are the precursors of hormones. And insulin is a hormone.

Many people also have success by adding nutritional supplements to their diet. Some of the most popular and successful in managing diabetes are cinnamon, gymnema sylvestre, alpha lipoic acid, banaba, magnesium, trace minerals like chromium picolinate and vanadyl suflate and more.

Following these ideas can help you to manage your type II diabetes from a holistic approach. Following these ideas can bring you back to health and can make you feel better and have more energy.

It is important to note that if you are pre-diabetic or have type II diabetes it is important that you work with your physician in managing your health.


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    • BlueSkyBright profile image

      BlueSkyBright 9 years ago

      Great inof about diabetes. I really dont know much about it...

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      yojpotter 9 years ago from Iloilo City

      These are very helpful information about diabetes..^^ I'm sure a lot of people were helped by this lens!