Are you committed to reversing your disease?? If so, you may have to take a long, hard look at your eating habits. I know I had to. Ideally, we should consume more fruits and vegetables than anything else. Far too often, we submit to the standard American diet, which may be tasty, however it is not conducive to having and maintaining a state of good health. If your eating habits and your diet are less than you would like them to be, a key is to begin slowly - perphaps you may choose to eliminate just one processed food from your diet until you no longer crave it. It is self defeating to completely and abruptly change your diet, for that is a recipe for failure. Remember - slow and steady wins the race!
How often do you exercise? If you are diabetic, it is important to adopt and follow a regular exercise routine. It can be difficult to do so, especially if you're not necessarily the athletic type of if you just don't seem to either find the time or the motiviation. Again the word "commitment" comes into play.
To make it easier, do something which you enjoy. Not everyone enjoys running or sit-ups or aerobics. Walking is an excellent exercise as long as you're able to. Taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes each day may do wonders for your health and has been reported to lower blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar before and after your work to see the difference. Remember to get the "go ahead" from your doctor before making any changes to your normal health routine.
Processed foods can be very harmful for those who are diabetic and who are trying to reverse the disease. Better to stick with fresh fruits/vegetables. Remember to drink plenty of high-quality water, at least half your body weight in ounces each day.
Disclaimer: we're not giving medical advice here or making any diagnoses. Always seek the advice of a licensed medical professional.
Kale, pictured left is an excellent source of protein. Try adding it to salads, steaming it, or preparing as a main course.