First off we’d like to inform all those who are not aware that the number of diabetes sufferers is constantly increasing, but still, there are some important things many diabetics don’t know about.
Whether it’s their doctor who didn’t mention them, or they are unaware of these facts by any other reason, knowing these things can help a diabetic reduce and control their blood sugar levels.
So, here is some very useful information for anyone and everyone who wants to know what changes to make in order to reduce their diabetes.
1. It’s All In The Diet
Many believe in the new concept of a healthier lifestyle, including choosing the right food to generally improve our well-being. Same thing with those seeking help with their diabetes without having to give up all that they consider being “tasty”. We are all human, after all.
So it must be a pleasant surprise to hear that there have been accounts of individuals who have diabetes…who continue to eat whatever they like without strictly sticking to a completely healthy regime.
They still eat what can be called the ‘traditional American diet’. That itself makes some people cringe at all the junk food it contains. But, others find it practically impossible to give up on their not-so-nutritious-habits.
Organic simply doesn’t fit their taste, and it is soothing to them that they don’t have to cut back if they don’t want to. What they did cut back on, on the other hand, was artificial sweets, sodas (including Coca Cola), fruit juices, etc.
And not too much beer either. In other words, you don’t have to limit yourself too much as long as you stay away from the poison that goes by the name of ‘sugar’.
Now, we are aware that the mere thought of giving up your sweet guilty pleasures is tragic and terrifying. But think of it this way: would you rather inject yourself with insulin constantly, knowing you depend on syringes and whatnot, or make an effort to eat less sugar for the sake of not just diabetes, but your general health?
Once something becomes a habit, it is much easier. And anyone can get used to using, say, brown rice syrup as a replacement and learn to love it in the process. There are plenty of healthy alternatives which can keep you feeling sweet, and still not make you worry about the consequences.
Besides, undertaking such a crucial change, you may find that in just three months your blood tests will dramatically change for the better.
2. Either Your Doctor Doesn’t Know This, Or He Just Won’t Tell You
In a way, you can’t blame doctors. It isn’t really their fault. They have it practically drilled into their heads that in order to treat any illness, they must rely on pharmaceuticals. And they are more than handsomely compensated for it by the pharmacological businesses.
Some have even admitted that it would be all too easy to simply tell their patients to change the kind of food they consume. The other half of the problem comes from the patients themselves. They are desperately looking for some magical pill which would make everything all better at the snap of their fingertips.
Instead, patience is advised, and they can be sure that, in the long run, their condition will improve. Instead, they trust their doctors who bear the blame of prescribing them something that is anything, just not natural.
3. Gather The Courage To Make The Right Choice
Still, some are more than just willing to give up anything that is asked of them just so they could get some relief from whatever ailment affects them. In this particular case, that just so happens to be diabetes. But while change is in the air and this is great news, it, unfortunately, does not depend solely on us.
It’s no secret that the food industry doesn’t miss up a chance to include sugar in practically everything that it manufactures, including what we eat when we go out.
So it’s not just our pantry shelves and fridge that are filled with these artificial products. And the FDA isn’t helping either, by allowing it.
Therefore, it’s up to us to make an effort to change our health for the better. Now if only that decision was made willingly, instead of having it forced upon us by a personal crisis.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. Making such a hard decision can have its rewards, such as a clearer mind, or feeling better in general. It is no different than any other process of healing and takes some time getting used to. But anything beats having to go to the medic all the time.
And remember, it’s not like you have to avoid the foods you like completely. It is all about the balance which your body will achieve once you learn to take control of your habits. And the end result is well worth it.