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Diabetes Solutions That Work

While there are many treatments, there is currently no cure for diabetes, once it is established. Research has shown that preventing even reversing type II diabetes is possible. The steps that can help prevent the condition are also beneficial for those who have the disorder, regardless of how long they have had it. Here’s a look at those steps.

Exercise Regularly

Exercising is beneficial for prevention and continues to be beneficial, even if the exercise does not lead to weight loss. Exercise improves glucose metabolism and glucose tolerance. It also raises good HDL cholesterol levels in the bloodstream, which can help to reduce your risk of the complications associated with type II diabetes. Diabetes Home Remedy

Lose Body Fat

High body fat and a high waist-to-hip ratio (where the waist measurement is larger than the hip measurement) are associated with an increased risk. Losing body fat and reducing the waist-to-hip ration may reduce your risk of developing the disorder and could also improve your cellular insulin sensitivity.

Fat is believed to clog cellular insulin receptors. These receptors are located on the outside of the cells. When the receptor is not clogged, insulin enters the receptor and causes the cell to absorb glucose for energy, getting it out of the bloodstream where it causes problems.

With the insulin resistance that accompanies type II diabetes, the cells do not absorb glucose or they absorb very little. Thus insulin and glucose levels in the bloodstream rise.

You can lose body fat by exercising more and by reducing the amount of fat in your diet. For people with pre-diabetes or type II diabetes, the recommended fat consumption is less than 30% of calories. Some organizations recommend 20%. Less than 20% can cause problems with satiety and weight control.

Choose Healthy Fats

The fats you consume should be the healthy polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated ones. Saturated fats should be limited. Trans-fat should be eliminated. You have to become something of a detective if you eat a lot of packaged, processed or prepared foods to make sure you are getting the right kind of fat. If you eat mostly natural foods that you prepare at home, it is easier. Fish, olive oil, oatmeal, brown rice, fruits and vegetables should be the staples of your diet.

Take Some Good Dietary Supplements

Type II diabetes has been associated with a variety of nutritional deficiencies. Nutrition may also be involved in Type I. Optimizing your nutrient intake can help regardless of whether you are currently in the pre-diabetes stage or you have had type I all of your life.

There are some specialty supplements that were designed to help people with diabetes, although they are not always advertised as such. Basically, they support normal glucose metabolism, protect pancreatic cells that produce insulin and improve insulin sensitivity. You should not rely on a specialty supplement alone, but a good one can certainly help. The ingredients to look for include bitter melon and gymnema sylvestre, herbs that have been used historically to treat high blood sugar without causing side effects. Diabetes Home Remedy