In today’s world of instant gratification, we all want our needs met with instant satisfaction. In the world of diabetes, it doesn’t happen that way. If you’ve browsed the internet for diabetes treatments, or cures, I’m sure you’ve found several sites promising almost instant cures, magic pills, herbs, and other formulas to make your diabetes go away. What’s the real truth?
The fact of diabetes Type 1 or Type 2 is that there is no instant cure. READ THIS AGAIN….There is NO INSTANT CURE FOR DIABETES. You diabetes didn’t occur overnight, and it’s not going to go away overnight. Diabetes is a chronic disease with severe and sometimes deadly complications. With proper care and management diabetics can live a normal, productive, happy life. There’s nothing available to make your return to good health happen overnight. Over time you can improve your health and your life.
Don’t misinterpret what I’m saying to mean there’s nothing you can take to help control your diabetes. There are some vitamins, minerals, and natural herbs that will assist you in gaining control of your blood sugars. More on this in a moment, but first I want to share with you a couple of things you must do to control your diabetes.
The keys to learning how to control and manage your diabetes are learning and applying what you learn to your daily life. Learn all you can about diabetes. Your health care providers and others are willing to share their knowledge. Don’t be embarrassed or feel uncomfortable if there’s something you don’t understand about how to get control of your diabetes. Ask questions until you feel you DO understand. Take classes, read, study, and apply what you’re learning into your daily life.
The steps you take each day will determine how well you’re able to control your diabetes. Diabetes control usually requires changes in two major areas…nutrition and activity. Lifestyle changes to accommodate the food you need to eat, and the activities you need to include each day, should become a permanent part of your life.
Your physician may prescribe medication for you. Simply taking the medication doesn’t “cure” diabetes. The medication is prescribed to help your body to effectively metabolize the food you eat, thus reducing the level of glucose or “sugar” in your blood. Diabetes management, unlike many other chronic diseases, requires more than taking your medications.
Taking your medications may help to relieve the high blood sugars, but it doesn’t cure what caused the problem. That’s where the lifestyle changes make the difference. Obesity is often a major contributing factor to type 2 diabetes. If you’re overweight with diabetes, weight loss and increased activity can often get you back on the road to good health.
There are several vitamins, minerals, and herbs that do affect blood sugar. Before you decide to try any of the advertised supplements natural or otherwise, be sure to do your homework. Read and learn about what’s in the supplement you’re considering. Talk with your health care professionals. Then make the decision to try it or not.
Remember, learn all you can about your diabetes. Apply what you learn to your daily life. You’ll see results.