If you had to over come type 2 diabetes, what did you do to fix it?
What changes did you make on your eating habits and excersise?
I changed my outrageous eating habits 180 degrees and started walking every day. I was diagnosed in Sept. 2007, had an A1c of 8.4 and weighed 236 pounds.
In April, 2008, after 7 months, my A1c was 5.6, I weighed 183 pounds, I came off the CPAP mask for sleep apnea, and was able to come off the Metformin. I'm a little more careful about what I eat (although not as strict as I was), I'm still walking every day, my weight is still down (although it fluctuates up when I'm naughty at the dinner table), and I'm still off the diabetes medicine.
Here is a hub I wrote about that experience:
http://bobbamberg.hubpages.com/hub/If-I … pe-For-You
I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in January of 2008. At 215 pounds, the doctor told me that if I didn't lose some weight, that I had an 80% chance of being diabetic by the end of the year. At 5' 9", I didn't look "obese", but his chart said I was.
I went to a nutritionist, and she helped me with what to eat. I started walking, and walked up to 5 miles a day. I lost 75 pounds in 8 months. I felt 25 again...which was the best part!
When I went back to the doctor, he said my chances of becoming diabetic now were about 5%...because I still have a genetic factor.
Exercise, and diet....that is the key to my success.
I wish it were possible to 'overcome' type 2 but it is not/as you can tell from the comments below;one person was pre diabetic and managed with diet and exercise not to take meds but the changes have to be continued and with the second comment,although med is not taken any longer,the changes to nutrition and exercise have to be continued.
So, whats the answer? Huge and continual changes to the way you think about food and physical activity.
We all have only one pancreas.
If we do not take care, it will stop producing insulin,which in turn changes food into the sugar our bodies use for fuel, and it will stop producing that hormone...forever.
You can absolutely reverse type 2 diabetes. It is a myth that you cannot change insulin intolerance. The body has an uncanny ability to heal itself. You may want to watch the video Forks Over Knives. As a medical professional, the science is sound.
This is a a good question ekinternet. In order to keep type 2 diabetes under control, the two main things one will have to do is to first modify their diets preferably with the help of a dietician, and participate in some form of regular aerobics exercise, at least three times weekly for 30 minutes to control their weight.
For some people, quite often oral medication or insulin might also be necessary. Some people may need to take medication or insulin just for a period, until they are able to get their blood sugar under control without the use of medication. Others might have to continue taking medication along with exercise and diet control for a much longer time or for ever, if diet and exercise alone do not work for them.
I am sorry to say that if you already have type 2 diabetes, you cannot fix it nor overcome it. Only at the pre-diabetes stage could you hope to allay its onset, or keep it completely at bay.
Once you have diabetes, the best you can do is control it to lessen its effects, which can be harsh if diabetes is not managed.
If you are pre-diabetic, I have written a hub on 'Natural Ways of Lowering your Blood Sugar', and preventing or averting diabetes.
That is not true at all. There is research that suggests type 2 diabetes can be reversed along with cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Dr. T Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn have done considerable research in this area.
Thank you Daugther of Maat for extra counter comments.
That is great response.
Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian)
I switched to a vegan diet, started exercising everyday and lost 70lbs. I also cut out most processed foods and sugar.
I made sure my exercise program included weight training as well. Lean muscle helps regulate blood sugar levels and facilitates the use of glucose.
I added quite a regimen of vitamins including Vitamin E, C, B complex, Zinc, Calcium, Potassium, and a multivitamin. I take about 8,000mg of vitamin C a day which also helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Not only did this reverse my diabetes (my last fasting blood sugar was 80!) it DRASTICALLY lowered my blood pressure from 138/94 to 104/72. I wrote a hub about my weight loss journey because the results were so astounding!
Thank you for your great comments and answers!
It will help many other people who are trying to work on their diet and exercise.
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