The diabetes disease and me. Sounds like a bad movie. Perhaps part of my excursion of having diabetes has been a bad movie. Let me tell you why I say that. You may have experienced a somewhat similar situation.
When I went to my doctor in Oakland New Jersey for my annual physical about two and a half years ago (November 2004), he told me that my blood sugar was a little high and that I should do something about it. I ignored his advice. I thought this blood sugar level could be addressed by exercising and taking more vitamins. With no game plan, I stayed on track. That means I did what I always did. That was eat what I want, when I want and how much I want.
Over time, my blood sugar naturally increased because I was living in denial about my illness. It wasn’t until my blood sugar hit 325 that I decided to embrace this disease and tackle it first. This article is about what worked for me.
Diabetes disease tip number one
My favorite strategy to use in the management of the diabetes disease is to separate good and bad fats in the foods I eat. Bad fats like trans and saturated take up a very small portion of my diet. The good fats such as poly and unsaturated fats make up a much larger part of my diet. This remedy has been a blessing to me. The neuropathy in my feet has decreased and I feel like I have more energy. So in a nutshell, eating more low-fat raw foods will help control your diabetes.
Diabetes disease tip number two
In addition to adjusting my diet, I have taken the herbs Fenugreek, Gymnema Sylvestre and Stable Sugar to lower my blood sugar. These three products helped to achieve what I wanted. I suggest taking these along with other remedies. My tip is that these herbs will help, but they will not completely cure your diabetes disease. They can work together to change your diet.
Diabetes disease tip number three
Excercise. Excercise. Excercise. This is part of my treatment program. I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits of working out. I myself have noticed that my blood sugar reacts much more favorably to heavy workouts than to light workouts. Training your body is a strong tip that will only benefit you.
Diabetes disease tip number four
Learning to relax has helped me relieve the stress in my life. Stress can only make diabetes worse. Stress seems to make many things worse. I have gained some wisdom in this area. If a car cuts me off or if I miss an elevator that takes me to a floor 25 stories high, I tell myself something like, “I’m better at it.” I’m still learning to deal with this even more. I’ve been meditating, that calms me down. Slowing down my body and mind has helped me. My tip is to set aside some time each day to relax and be with yourself. You ARE good to be with. Learn to take it easy.
So in a nutshell my 4 tips are:
Eat foods that support your goal. Steer clear of fats that make it hard for your blood to flow and foods high in sugar.
Exercise keeps your body moving.
Use herbs and supplements to support your mission.
Relax. Find the time to take it easy.
If this topic interests you, you will definitely want to listen to the free mp3 of Patrick Lecky, The Diabetic Warrior. He shares how he lost over 100 pounds and got his diabetes under control