Having diabetes is a not a lifelong prison sentence. Despite what your doctor might have told you or what you’ve read on the internet, you can reverse type 2 diabetes and get your type 1 diabetes under good control with the right type diet and exercise program.
Most medical doctors only know how to “treat” and “manage” diseases and disorders like diabetes. They were never taught proper nutritional science and wellness through their schooling, only pharmaceuticals, diagnosis, and treatment.
There is tons of quality research supporting the fact that diabetes effects can be reversed and stop. But the sad fact is, most doctors either ignore the research (and just keep doing what’s easy and profitable) or don’t have the time to educate themselves on the latest diabetic research.
Diabetes is very rarely something you genetically inherit, or related to a metabolic disorder (5%-10% of all diabetics are type 1, which is an actual disorder). The greater majority of individuals with diabetes get diabetes because of poor lifestyle choices (diet and lack of exercise).
Eat poor nutritional quality foods and not getting enough exercise eventual will effect your metabolism, your body weight, and the way your body responds to everyday stresses. All this, over time leads to developing pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
So what are some steps you can take to start reversing your type 2 diabetes and improving your type 1 diabetes?
- Get 35-40 grams of fiber daily – getting plenty of high quality fiber from vegetables and fruits has been shown to improve blood sugar control.
- Low glycemic carbohydrates – beans, lentils, and grains (oatmeal, quinoa, millet), and vegetables all help to stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Drink 1 gallon of water daily – most diabetic are partially dehydrated (so is most of the population). Water helps with digestion, nutrient delivery, blood sugar control, and almost every process in the human body, so it only makes sense to get plenty of it.
- Exercise for 20 minutes – exercise is medicine. It helps to control blood sugar well past the actual workout, improves insulin sensitivity, nutrient uptake and delivery, and hundreds of other benefits.
So those are tips to get you started in the right direction with stopping your diabetes.