What are your thoughts about type 2 diabetes? Does it ever cross you mind that it’s running your life? How about thinking type 2 is in your control? Although many people are being diagnosed with type 2, it isn’t contagious. Its really the result of poor lifestyle choices’ so this means alter those choices, put yourself in the driver’s seat, and you can reverse type 2 diabetes. With the number of fast food chains (such as McDonald’s), and convenience foods on the rise in popularity, it should be no surprise that more and more people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Perhaps you had no idea type 2 was in your family and you were genuinely surprised to learn about your own diagnosis. And now you find yourself grieving’ but its important to move onto the acceptance stage’ accept your condition and start to take action. What does that mean? It means it’s time to realise if the the condition is not arrested there are serious consequences. The idea is to learn all you can about type 2 diabetes and self-management.
Good self-management of type 2 embraces:
# blood sugar testing
# physical activity
# medication (if prescribed)
# stress management
Give yourself a period of time, perhaps a month, to begin the process. Integrate what you learn into your life one step at a time.
Type 2 diabetes is distinguished by high blood sugar levels, your normal metabolism is thrown off slightly. A diagnosis of type 2 is a call to action. It often hits men and women who:
# have a family history of type 2 diabetes
# are over 40 years old
# are overweight with an “apple-shaped” figure
# eat high-fat foods also containing hidden sugars
# have high levels of certain fats in the blood
# lead inactive lifestyles
# have high levels of stress
Once you receive a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, there is no need to think your life has ended. Why not see the diagnosis as a challenge, one you can overcome and then turn your health around’ and reverse type 2 diabetes.
Although this condition is not curable even with medication, your eating plan is the core, the center of your type 2 diabetes reversal program. Without it, nothing else is going to work. Continue with your present eating plan and you will not:
# lose weight
# lower blood sugar levels
# reduce cholesterol levels
# lower your blood pressure
Once you have a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, or even pre-diabetes, your doctor will suggest a treatment plan for you to follow. Although you feel devastated by the news, becoming quickly motivated to work your treatment plan, you can turn your life around.
Within a couple of months you will find you have lost ten pounds, feel much better physically and be clearer mentally. Your fasting blood sugar levels will be lower, as will your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. You can control the direction your blood sugar levels take’ you can reverse type 2 diabetes.