Your doctor has just told you that you have diabetes.
Can you regain your life bd – before diagnosis?
You have heard a lot of horror stories about vision loss, amputations and much more. You are scared by such discouraging news. You think that your life as you know it has just ended!
Wait! Stop! Maybe that was the case in your parents or grandparents days. It is not the same today. Today, with modern technology, good management techniques and treatments for diabetes, you can still live a long healthy life. In fact some people have even reversed their diabetes naturally!
What we can do for you
Here in the Reverse Diabetes Zone, we give you the facts. Tips about treatment options based on current research.
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Diabetes: Where are you along the spectrum?
Have you been told that you are pre-diabetic or that you have type-2-diabetes mellitus (T2DM)?
Even if you have been told that you have pre-diabetes, you should take this diagnosis just as seriously. By your actions you can stop the progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
Demystifying the Disease
Your genes predispose you to having diabetes. Was there or is there someone in your family with the disease? If so then you are at risk of getting it!
But wait, that’s not all. What you do in your life would impact whether you get the disease or not. Other factors, that have a major impact on the outcome are: lifestyle and diet.
You can decide your fate NOT your genes!
There is much you can do on your own to manage the condition. First, follow your doctor’s advice for the treatments for diabetes. Second, learn all that you can about the research on available treatments. Next, decide on a course of action that best suits you.
Good Management Practice
Weight, diet and exercise: the big 3 that you can control. Weight loss, healthier food choices and taking regular exercise are the first things that any health practitioner would tell you to work on.
Losing 10% of your weight can make a huge difference in your vitality. Now that may seem to be a big deal, but consider your weight. If you are 220 lbs. (100kg), then 10% means that you only need to lose 22 lb. (10 kg).
This may seem daunting but chunking it down to losing 2 lbs. (about 1 kg) a week, would make the task more manageable. Losing 1 – 2 lbs. a week would keep your heart healthy and gives you more energy to stay active.
What can you do to aid in weight loss?
Well your changing your diet and exercise would be the 2 main things that would have a positive impact.
The single best change you can make to treat your diabetes is to stop drinking soda. Even if it is supposedly diet. I say that because these are sometimes worse than regular sodas. But more on that in a blog post.
Soda and some beverages contain high levels of sugar. Your body cannot break down all the sugar you consume so your blood sugar levels increase. Not good! High blood sugar levels are indicators of diabetes.
Your body does not use the sugar, especially if you are not very active, and it is changed into fat and stored. The fat stored tends to show up mainly around your abdominal area, so researcher can often tell if someone will have obesity and diabetes later by the measure of this region.
And finally exercise. Exercise regularly!
You don’t need to go into the gym for a high intensity workout, unless that’s what you want to do. What you need to do is to take some brisk walks daily; 30 min is good, 1 hour is better. Being as active as possible helps you lose weight and improve heart function.
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