Many of us have learned that we are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Although this malfunction has the same result, an inability for the body to process glucose properly, it doesn’t always work the same way in all of us. This being the case, we have to pay strict attention to our bodies, scrutinize it and determine what is best for us as individuals.

Two important components of diabetes management are exercise and a change in eatting habits. These two variables have proven to bring positive results in almost everyone.

If your genetic propensity for diabetes was triggered by becoming overweight (it has been medically proven that arriving at the age of 40 years old and becoming overweight raises the percentages for becoming diabetic in those with the genes for the illness) than a change in diet to eating small balanced meals and snacks 6 or more times a day can help to both lose weight and manage glucose levels. Some make the habit of increasing the meals, but don’t make the changes that include counting carbs AND calories and therefore find it difficult to lose weight although they may manage their glucose levels.

Exercise stimulates the pancreas to work better and produce more insulin. If you wait until approximately a half hour after eating to perform your exercise routine, you train your body’s metabolism to accelerate after meals. This has a lasting effect over time and your body will begin to shift into high gear after eating, even on days when you don’t exercise. Therefore, a regular exercise program can be the start of weight loss through raising the metabolism and a means of stimulating the pancreas to function in a more normal manner.

Adding herbal remedies such as 2-3 cups of green tea a day to your diet will also help to metabolize fats in the body and act as an antioxidant to lower the risk of organ damage and many other healthful benefits as noted through research. Potassium Iodide can also be added to the diet to aid in proper thyroid nutrition as well to help your body to regulate and generate better internal workings of all the regulatory functions of the body.

Of course, as with any idea for a new regimen for better health, you must consult your physician to determine if these changes may prove beneficial to you. I am not a physician and have no “expert” knowledge or degrees that allow me to perscribe for anyone’s health in any way. All of the knowledge I share is based upon personal experience and research. So please check with your doctor and get his/her medical opinion about these remedies before implementing them.

Good luck and good health in managing your diabetes.

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