Control your diabetes for life is certainly an attainable task. In the United States alone there are 24 million people with diabetes, this is almost 10% of the population. This is one of the fastest growing deadly illnesses in modern times. The growth rate has been larger than predicted according to the World Health Organization.
There is a danger that lives in the body of the diabetic; there is a death of the pancreas beta cells that will affect the other organs. The failing of the pancreas is why the blood sugar is high.
How to control your diabetes for life?
Weight loss can prevent type 2 diabetes. Type one and type two has been linked to overweight people. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you will find that losing weight with regular exercise could help in controlling your blood sugar levels with the help of your medication. You should seek your doctor’s advice about the different diets for weight loss.
Food is made up of 3 macronutrients – protein, carbohydrate and fat – and lots of micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. It is the balance of the macronutrients that has the biggest effect on your blood glucose and insulin requirements. It is also the macronutrients that make up the bulk of the mass of your food (hence the name ‘macronutrient’).
Go for whole grains like whole wheat, brown rice and soy that has not been genetically modified. Stay away from white pasta, white rice and any type bread product which includes pastries and cakes made with processed and refined white wheat.
Select the most colorful fruits and vegetables like berries, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, red bell spinach etc and keep away from starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes, corn, potatoes and peas.
Eat smaller meals throughout the day. It’s better to have smaller six meals than three heavy ones. This is much more efficient to your metabolic rate and will aid in weight management. This also helps to reduce sudden spikes in blood sugar levels in case of diabetics.
Walnuts reduce bad cholesterol, and are good for blood vessels and heart health. Walnuts contain antioxidants. The amino acid arginine in walnuts is what keeps the blood vessels in good condition. These nuts also lowers blood sugar and heal diabetes disorder.
Gymnema – It gives help for the pancreas to produce insulin, so it’s good for type 2 diabetes. 500 mg of gymnema extract taken daily also decreases the patient’s’ hunger for sweets.
Diabetes is not a life long disease. What diabetes really is are signals or symptoms that your pancreas is not functioning correctly. A pancreas that is saturated with acids or salts will not produce the correct amount of insulin, letting sugar levels get unbearable for our bodies.
By following a healthy low carb diet you could stabilize the functions of your pancreas and at the same time lowering your sugar level and stabilizing insulin production.