Can proper diet & exercise really help to reverse diabetes? That’s the contention of a notable and famed author, publisher, speaker, and doctor, Dr. Mercola. You’re not totally helpless to deal with your diabetes all on your own. It’s within your power to take active lifestyle steps to reverse or manage your condition. There is no reason that you should continue to live an ordinary lifestyle, and merely leave the rest to the doctors, because there are certainly things you can do.
There is new hope because studies have come out that indicate that diet and lifestyle changes can help reverse and ward off diabetes and its complications. It seems that diet and physical activity are the solutions that diabetes sufferers have been looking for all these years.
There was a study that indicated that diabetes patients who were also obese or overweight, who underwent an intensive diet and exercise program, and it showed that almost 12% of them no longer needed medication after a year. Those who had only been diagnosed with diabetes more recently saw more marked improvements in their blood sugar levels. The lifestyle group also demonstrated that they could sustain their remission a whole lot better over the next three years.
What steps can you take right now?
If you think you may have some kind of pre-diabetes condition, are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or have type 2 diabetes, what steps can you take right now?
First of all, drastically cut down or cut grains and sugar in your diet, especially fructose.
Second of all, exercise on a regular basis. It’s an essential factor, and if you can’t do it, you’re not very likely to get the disease under control. It is one of the most powerful and fastest ways to lower your leptin resistance and insulin resistance too. Invest in a gym membership, or if you want to save money, just buy some jogging clothes and make a habit of daily exercise, like walking or running around the block every morning soon after waking up.
Stay away from trans fats completely. This will also go a long way in helping you eat the right kinds of fat that will lessen your chance of heart disease. Choose healthy fats like polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats from avocadoes, olive oil, walnuts, and other foods that you can easily integrate into your cooking for tasty and healthy dishes. You may discover that the diet for preventing and reversing diabetes is even tastier than the diet you had before. Most people just never give these healthy foods a chance, or combine them into tasty dishes.
Try to ingest plenty of omega-3 fatty acids and optimize your vitamin D levels as well.
A lot of the things that help prevent cancer and heart disease also help prevent diabetes. That’s a good reason to stick with a diet that covers all three conditions, because these are three of the big killers in America, a country where chronic degenerative conditions claim more and more lives each year.
Diabetes doesn’t have to control your life. You can take steps to help manage the disease and the complications that can result from it. The results of this new study are promising, and it should provide diabetes sufferers with a ray of hope that they can take the disease into their hands. However, it should be noted that the results of the study did not show a clear success rate. Only 10% of people were put into remission. Diet & exercise should be used to augment the medications and treatments that your doctor are offering, which can save your life.