Alternative treatment for type II diabetes https://www.mayoclinic.org
We are lead to believe the way to control our sugar levels is the use of medications; however, it is not ways the case. I can only tell you what is working for me; it may not work for you. I am, with the use of alternative treatment, back in what is called “per-diabetes”. This means I keep my blood sugar below 200. It is not to say that my blood sugar does not go about 200, but it is not 200 on a daily bases. There are some things to do to lower the blood sugar:
- · Exercise Exercise is one of the best ways to lower the blood sugar. In the winter I use our stairs to give me the exercise I need. For example: I go five up and five down and it takes about five to ten minutes. I work my way up to ten up and ten down.
- · Weight loss Weight is a factor in high blood sugar. In 2011 my weight was 210, over the last three years it is an on-going battle that I am winning. My weight is now 185 or less. My blood sugar was down in the per-diabetes range.
- · Diet Watching what I eat and listening to my body. I took my blood sugar two hours after every time I put food in my mouth. If what I ate raised my sugar too high, I have to stay away from that food. I love key lime pie. I can still have it, I cannot sit down and eat the whole thing. Not only would my blood sugar go crazy but I would put 10 pounds on overnight. Soda is something I cannot drink; I have come up with a solution that works for me. I add club soda to my juice or powdered drink. I do not get the calories that drive my blood sugar up and I get my “soda”.
- · Stress and rest Stress will drive my blood sugar up, so I try to stay away from things (and people) that I stress over. One of the things I have found is “my time,” I am a morning person I get up at 6:00am before my husband, the dogs and cat are up and about. This may not work for you, as you might be a night person.
These are things I do to keep my blood sugar low. You have to listen to your body to see what works for you.