Secrets of Successful Diabetes Treatment
To effectively defeat diabetes (as opposed to just managing the symptoms) is now becoming a definite possibility for many sufferers. Recent advances in knowledge and understanding, as well as a willingness to think the unthinkable by many diabetes sufferers, has led to many apparent successes in defeating this terrible curse.
But let’s not kid ourselves, you still need to take care of the basics. So if you are a diabetic and you determine to take on and to ultimately defeat diabetes, your starting points should be the same as they have always been – your diet and your weight.
Diabetes Control? – First, Control Your Weight
Only a few diabetes sufferers entirely understand or accept how being overweight or obese can affect their diabetes. If you are (even mildly) overweight, your risk of developing diabetes is far greater than for a person who isn’t overweight.
Effective Diabetes management relies on understanding the underlying causes of diabetes, (you can’t defeat what you don’t recognize or understand).
Type 2 diabetes, (frequently described as adult onset diabetes) is more common found in overweight individuals than in sufferers in the ‘normal’ weight bracket. Because something like 90% of people with Type 2 diabetes are overweight, the best action you can take to help yourself is to get serious and get your weight under proper control.
How to Design Your Own Diabetic Treatment
If you have a family history of diabetes, are of advancing age, are overweight, or have some other contributory medical condition, it is even more important that you take effective control of your diet. Do this, and by using other recommended diabetes management techniques I’ll refer to later, you actually may be able to head off diabetes before it takes a firm hold, or even reverse it.
There are other Interlinking Contributory Factors. Being overweight can lead to another common contributory medical condition – high blood pressure (hypertension). Around 40% of Type 2 Diabetes sufferers have high blood pressure, and this is believed to be aggravated by being overweight. Excess weight can also give rise to insulin resistance, in which your body can no longer properly process its insulin, and so cannot process sugars and glucose to make body-fuel.
How To Begin Your Fight-Back
So if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (or are even at risk of it), You really can help yourself. Firstly, lose ten pounds. Then – do it again – and lose ten pounds more! Honestly, if you accept that you are overweight and at risk of diabetes, this is the single thing that you can do to make a real difference – and it’s (comparatively) easy!
Ok, I know that dieting of any kind is no fun. However, you must get started as soon as you suspect that you may have a problem. If you don’t try to achieve your best possible health while you are still capable of doing so, you could massively reduce your chances of living a happy and fulfilled life.
There is no other sensible option here, if you allow diabetes to take over your life, it could ultimately end it.
Design Your Own Personal Diabetes Treatment Plan
These days it’s entirely possible to eat well whilst suffering from diabetes – (start by getting yourself a diabetic cook book). If you have diabetes, the most important thing about dieting is never to forget how important the dieting process is for you.
Yes, obese or overweight diabetes sufferers invariably have quite strict dietary regimes. If you’ve been diagnosed diabetic or pre-diabetic, you need to follow your diabetic diet very carefully. It’s difficult for a few days, but then it becomes progressively easier.
Extend Your Diabetes Management Plan
Become more energetic. Find enjoyable yet healthy activities and then get out in the fresh air and actually enjoy them. Even if you only go out for a game of bowls- it’s a good start.
Get some time in the sun and get plenty of fresh air, start walking, (and steadily build up the distances and the pace over days or weeks). Take up golf or go riding, maybe buy a bike, or go swimming. Whatever else you do – get some tiring exercise every day.
You Can Turn The Tide and Beat Diabetes
For some sufferers (or should I say ex-sufferers), diabetes is no longer the adversary it was. There are diabetes sufferers who have developed systems and tactics to effectively rid themselves of the disease.
It is now possible to develop your own diabetes treatment, or to learn from someone else who has already succeeded and created their own personal cure for diabetes. So if you too want to take back control of your body and beat diabetes, help is readily available.