Do you have Type 2 diabetes? Are you having problems with your spiking blood sugar levels? Do you want to know how to control these levels naturally?
But before going deer into the natural ways of reducing your blood sugar, remember this word of caution: this article is not written for the purpose of replacing your diabetes medication with some natural controllers. This is merely written to inform you about the natural ways you can complement your diabetic treatments to have better control of your blood sugar level.
Now, are you ready to take the leap … are you ready to take a few challenges? Here they are:
1. Avoid those "bad" carbs: Who says you can control your blood sugars without avoiding the culprits that actually cause high blood sugars? Bad carbs are simple carbs. Simple cards tend to be digested faster resulting in high blood sugar levels (BSL's) and spikes. And so, in order to prevent your BSL's from increasing, avoiding them is certainly a requirement. You want to know what foods have bad carbs? Cakes, candies, cookies, sweet baked goods, white bread and jams are some of the most common examples of bad carbohydrates sources. By not popping these sweet trees in your mouth, you will find your BSL's will be a lot lower. And then you will lose weight, and then your BSL's will fall even more.
2. Eat plenty of fibers: According to MayoClinic.com, the fiber in fruits, vegetables and whole grains are known to help control BSL's in diabetics. As well, it was stated in a study published by Diabetes Care in 1991, a high fiber diet can legally increase insulin secretion resulting in the lower of blood sugars. So, if you have Type 2 diabetes, including fiber in your diet can help you in controlling your BSL's.
3. Get up and exercise: It is now a known fact that most "couch potatoes" are obese and many obese people are Type 2 diabetics. In order to prevent Type 2 diabetes and control your blood sugar, the best way to do this is to have a regular exercise routine combined with a healthy eating plan. In a study published by Diabetes Care in December 2002, it was shown regular exercise, particularly resistance training, has the ability to reduce your glycosylated hemoglobin levels. (This is a laboratory test for blood sugar that accounts for all the hills and valleys of blood sugar spikes and troughs). Resistance training increases the energy stores of individual muscle cells resulting in more efficient muscular contraction.
Almost every study shows exercise is specifically advantageous to people with Type 2 diabetes over the long run and attacks visceral fat as well as your lipid levels.