5 Tips for Diabetes Support
5 Tips for Diabetes Support
There are about 29 million people in the United States who suffer from type 2 diabetes, a disease that is highly preventable and also becoming increasingly common. You should be aware that diabetes can be managed and prevented with natural lifestyle changes.
#1 Aim for a healthy weight
Excess weight can cause an increase in blood sugar. Maintaining a healthy weight can keep your blood sugar at more normal levels and better overall health.
Exercise is very important when it comes to managing or preventing type-2 diabetes. Regular exercise can help lower weight, lower stress levels, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. Even just by adding walks into your daily routines can make a big difference. Walking particularly helps maintain good circulation in the legs and feet. Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least four times a week.
Having a healthy diet is a lifestyle change, and that can be hard for some people.
Keep a low-carb diet. Sugar is a big problem, but unknowingly carbs break down into sugar which tends to affect your blood sugar the most. Know how many carbohydrates are in the foods you’re eating to keep them at the level you need to be for managing your blood sugar. Keep in mind there’s help here at the clinic for such needs.
Avoid processed sugar. Sugar in the form of sucrose or high fructose corn syrup can spike blood sugar rapidly. For people with diabetes, it is especially dangerous.
#4 Be on top of your schedule
Diabetes requires an everyday awareness as well as a schedule when it comes to medication and insulin. The body’s natural ability to regulate insulin and sugar has become worn out and dysfunctional for a diabetic. Relying on insulin requires a diabetic to strictly regulate this once natural ability. If you have trouble remembering to take your medication or test yourself regularly, try setting reminders on your phone or keep a calendar nearby. Consistency can make all the difference.
#5 Try acupuncture, natural herbal medicine and whole food supplements for support
Neuropathy is one result of diabetes, acupuncture can help reduce this nerve pain by boosting the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever. Acupuncture has virtually no side-effects.
Herbal medicine and whole-food supplements are safe, natural remedies that have been used for thousands of years to aid in a variety of health issues which patients here at the clinic find very helpful. Getting a full health evaluation can help identify such needs and put you on a better path to optimize your health naturally.
These are great complementary options to reducing chronic pain and naturally support your health.