By: Krystle Crossman
Type 2 diabetes is a controllable condition. It is also reversible. There are so many patients out there who are told that it is all up to genetics and no matter what they do they will always be a diabetic. This is not true and can be harmful to their long-term health as they will not try to live a healthier life if they feel like there is no hope anyway. The CDC release statistics that stated that approximately 25% of the population in the United States has pre-diabetes but they don’t even know they do. Diabetes is one of the most expensive conditions to maintain and is also one of the top ten most deadly. The good news is that it is possible for people to reverse the diabetes with a little bit of hard work and determination.
Every year at least $245 billion is spent on diabetes related medical costs. This condition is responsible for over 70,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. People having an extremely increased risk of dying of a stroke or heart disease when they have diabetes and do not take care of themselves properly. They are also at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s and kidney diseases. The CDC estimates that by the year 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes if we keep going at the rate we are now. So why are people suffering with this possibly fatal condition when they can reverse it? Because many are not educated properly on how to take care of the condition.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas is not making enough insulin to counteract the amount of glucose that is being put into your body. When it can’t break the sugars down your blood sugar levels can spike which can be very dangerous. You can help to ensure that you are not taking in too much glucose by avoiding certain foods:
– Grains that contain gluten as this can spike your sugar levels significantly
– Refined sugars will cause sudden and severe spikes. You can try raw honey instead but the best option is stevia
– GMO foods especially canola, corn, and soy
– Conventional cow’s milk can simulate a gluten spike and can mess with your insulin levels. It is best to drink raw goat’s milk or sheep’s milk
– Alcohol has a lot of sugar in it as do the drinks that people generally mix them with so it is best to steer clear of that as well
Some foods that should be eaten to regulate blood sugar naturally are:
– Foods with chromium such as broccoli and cheese
– Fish that are caught in the wild as they are high in omega-3 and fatty acids
– Coconut oil and red palm oil that contains MCFAs
– Low-glycemic foods
Finally exercise is one of the best ways to regulate your blood sugar. Not only will it help the sugar levels but it will help to balance out the hormone levels as well.