I do Not believe diabetes can be controlled through diet alone. What do you thin

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  1. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    I do Not believe diabetes can be controlled through diet alone. What do you think?

  2. dahoglund profile image82
    dahoglundposted 7 years ago

    It depends. I would say diet and physical activity, I think, will work for some. It did for me for awhile.

  3. ithabise profile image78
    ithabiseposted 7 years ago

    Well it's true. Think on it: Diet alone, even super-healthful eating, is not sufficient in itself. The body must have exercise. So exercise should be beneficial with illness. Beside this, however, studies have shown strength training, particularly, to be one of the best forms of exercise for diabetics, often with dramatic results.

  4. stephhicks68 profile image87
    stephhicks68posted 7 years ago

    No.  And plus, it depends on what type of diabetes.  I have Type 1, which is an auto-immune disease and my body no longer makes insulin at all.  I am insulin dependent for the rest of my life, or until there is a cure.

    There are people throughout my family with Type 2, as well.  Factors such as stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, etc. all negatively impact the disease, regardless of how well a person eats.  Yes, there are SOME people that can avoid the onset of diabetes by losing weight and eating better.  Not all.  It is hereditary and even "thin," or "fit" people can end up with Type 2 diabetes.

    This is not to say that people with diabetes should not focus on their diet to improve their health.  That is a critical element of managing the disease, but it is not the only factor.

  5. lossehelin profile image60
    lossehelinposted 7 years ago

    it really depends on the type of diabetes you have. I had plenty of patients that came to me with diet controlled diabetes only and they were absolutely fine.

  6. melpor profile image93
    melporposted 7 years ago

    You cannot control Type 1 (insulin dependent) and Type 2 diabetes by diet alone. Type 1 diabetics  do not produce no insulin at all and must rely on insulin injections just to stay alive. Type 1 diabetes can only be control by insulin injections with some exercise and diet involved. Type 2 diabetes in some cases can be control by dieting alone but it also depends on other factors such as how far the individual is over the BMI number of 25 and if the body has developed insulin resistance. In other words, how much or how well the insulin the body produces is working.

  7. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 7 years ago

    It definitely can, but most people aren't willing to eat small portions or to exercise.  My Dad just went through this so I've witnessed what diet can do for a diabetic.  Diet got them into this mess, and it can get them out.  Just like oral cavities are reversible, so is diabetes and all disease, VIA DIET.

  8. sharcllns profile image67
    sharcllnsposted 7 years ago

    It can be controlled by diet alone at least for a long while but since it is a progressive condition I think eventually anyone with diabetes has to have some medical intervention.
    if you are willing to manage your diet and pay attention it really helps. I count carbs and try to keep potion sizes reasonable. Exercise is another key factor. Many of us often don't do both. I for one need to exercise more.  Ridgid exercise routines don't work for me because I just won't do it. What i do try to do is walk whenever I can. Garden in the summer and hike. These activies are good but I know not enough. I do try very hard to manage my diet and it has worked for me for the past 6 years. i am type 2. I see my numbers rising though so I know eventually I willneed meds.

  9. mtrinick profile image61
    mtrinickposted 7 years ago

    I believe there is a natural remedy for nearly all human illnesses.  I do not believe that medication is ever a cure and taking medication may result in the worsening of the condition eventually.  Diet is a major factor and research on natural remedies usually focus on diet.  We all need exercise so a good balance should be used.

  10. Kulsum Mehmood profile image64
    Kulsum Mehmoodposted 7 years ago

    I am a borderline diabetic since last 5 years. My blood sugar dived on taking treatment. So, I was told to do diet control and walking. With that I am okay.

  11. DietForDiabetics profile image60
    DietForDiabeticsposted 7 years ago

    Of course, we can't control diabetes only through diet. Diabetic lifestyle depends on many factors such as physical activity, medications, even the weather affects the course of diabetes.
    But diet is a key factor to control diabetes.

  12. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 7 years ago

    There are two types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. In Type 1, the body does not produce insulin and therefore insulin treatment is needed.

    They 2 is a completely different disease. I am a type 2 diabetic. I take no mediction for it and no insulin.I lost 30 pounds, gained 10 of it back, I watch my diet--closely. I can count carbs with the best of them.

    My morning blood sugar reading is be 89 and 101, well under the 120 threshold. My A1C, which measures your blood sugar over time goes from 5.7 to 6.1. The American Diabetes Association, says it should be below 6.5. I was diagnosed about 8 years ago and have been following this plan and with regular doctor visits since then.

    So the short answer is a resounding yes.

  13. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 7 years ago

    It depends on the severity of your diabetes and what type you have, whether it is insulin-dependent or not. If you have non-insulin dependent adult onset diabetes it is possible to control through diet and exercise alone.

  14. profile image0
    susanm23bposted 7 years ago

    The key to blood sugar control is insulin.  If your body makes insulin, dietary changes, exercise, etc. could bring your blood sugar to a healthy level--as with those with type 2 diabetes.

    Those with type 1 diabetes do not make insulin.  No insulin--no possibility of control no matter what you eat.

  15. Mother of Zeno profile image59
    Mother of Zenoposted 7 years ago

    This is a very interesting subject. My father has had diabetes for many many years, and he has always struggled to keep it under control. he also suffers from several other degenerative disorders that compromise his immune system. Just taking his insulin never seemed to keep him stable, and his weight was out of control. He tried a million diets, all that claimed to be healing miracle diets. Nothing ever worked for him and he kept getting worse and worse. He was starting to give up, and just accept the fact that he would always be diabetic. Him and my mother came across a new diet based on sugar and calorie control. It was entirely prepared food, except for dinner, so it was costly. They started it, and it took a month for them to both drop a very dramatic amount of weight. After about three months, my dad's blood sugars were under control. He had more energy and was a lot healthier looking. He went to a doctor, and was told that at that point he was virtually diabetes free. He was told that if he maintained his diet he could probably avoid ever taking insulin again. Unfortunately my parents could not afford the diet any longer, and my dad slipped back into his old eating habits. he began using insulin again, but definitely not as often as he had before. So can diet help control diabetes? Yes I do believe it can, but only if you put in the proper effort and maintenance to keep yourself healthy. Dieting doesn't mean just eating differently. It's a matter of a complete lifestyle change, which many people simply can't keep up with.

  16. kwade tweeling profile image90
    kwade tweelingposted 7 years ago

    If you are prescribing to main stream medical practice, that is true. According to many studies from other sources however, there are a few possibilities. If you are serious about diet, you need to look outside the standard sources.

    There are many, but if you are interested in diet specifically, I recommend looking into The Gerson Diet. I've had family and friends report success from these methods. You can find their main site here: http://www.gerson.org/

    The Gerson Diet is one of all natural and raw foods for healing as well as non drug related treatments. They claim to cure all manner of disease and illness. To avoid plagiary and keep the answer simple, I will state that on the first page, is a summary of known problems it claims to cure, including diabetes.

    As always, I am not part of, nor do I endorse any organizations. I do however recommend researching everything for yourself. I do NOT recommend simply trusting that ANYONE has only your best interest at heart. There are unfortunately too many people who want your money more than your health.

  17. cloverleaffarm profile image72
    cloverleaffarmposted 7 years ago

    If you are speaking of Type 2, I am living proof that it can be.
    In 2008, my doctor told me that if I did not lose a few pounds, I would be diabetic by the end of the year. I went to a nutritionist, and started my new lifestyle "diet" and in 8 months I lost 75 pounds.
    When I went back to see him a few months later, he was astonished at how well I did. He stated that if I stick to my regimen that my chances of being diabetic went from 80% in a year to 5% for the rest of my life. I still have a genetic factor, which I can not change.
    Yes, along with the diet I exercised. I walked daily. Finally made it up to 3 miles a day.
    You can do it, if you want to. It's hard to change, but I would rather have made the change than be diagnosed as diabetic.

  18. creativebutterfly profile image60
    creativebutterflyposted 7 years ago

    No it cannot, emotional issues cause dis-ease in the body and therefore negative emotional events in your life need to be addressed which in turn will help with all dis-ease.


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