Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Diabetes Information-nine Tips For An Alternative Natural Treatment

Diabetes Information - 9 Tips For An Alternative Natural Treatment by Jack Krohn

Before you dismiss this type of treatment read on. The basics of it are founded on ADA principles and should not be discarded because of the "natural" handle. There is some great value here.

The basics involve taking control of the factors that brought you to be at risk in the first place. Weight, exercise, diet, and nutrition (supplements)

Here are some tips that will definitely help get your disease under control. Before you begin consult with your physician and coordinate your efforts.

1. Monitor your blood sugar more frequently if for no other reason than to be sure everything is under not out of control.

2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. This is good advice for everyone anyhow especially as we get older. Believe it or not most folks don't drink nearly enough (water).

3. Lose weight and exercise. The book on exercise is 30 minutes 5-6 times a week. If you do that you will lose some weight.

4. Eat six smaller meals daily. This really helps stabilize your blood sugars and helps with weight control too.

5. Reduce your sugar and increase complex carbs.

6. Increase protein. I happen to love salmon and chicken which are great for you too.

7. Learn what to avoid-alcohol, potatoes do it for me, corn of any kind including popcorn and corn tortillas. These things drive my blood sugars thru the roof and unfortunately are things I love (except the alcohol).

8. Discuss side effects of the meds. A natural remedy will often bypass some of the negative effects on your liver and kidneys.

9. Get a good supplement program going. Cinnamon, Chromium, vanadium, a good diabetic multi vitamin, zinc are the basics. They all help rebuild the cells damaged by the disease. Make sure you coordinate with your doc any supplement usage.

Your goal should be to reduce or eliminate your medications and get control of your disease. Follow these nine tips and you'll be on your way.

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