7 Tips to Achieve Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Help Beat Type 2 Diabetes!

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If you have type 2 diabetes, normal blood sugar levels are sort of a catch-22. After all, if you have normal blood sugar, do you still have diabetes? The answer is unfortunately a “yes”.

While you can ultimately get your pancreas back into tip top shape and churning out insulin nearly as well as it did before diabetes struck, normal blood sugar levels don’t necessarily mean you have it beat!

That being said, normalizing your blood sugar levels is the first step towards legitimately getting rid of diabetes.

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What Does It Mean To “Reverse Diabetes?”

Here’s how:

1. Spread out your meals: Many people still adhere to the outdated notion of three meals per day. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner may have worked before you had type 2 diabetes, but it won’t work now. Eating smaller and more frequent meals spread out the influx of sugar into your blood stream over a longer period, meaning that each “spike” will be smaller and easier for your body to cope with.

2. Eat protein and carbohydrates togetherHopefully, you’re already avoiding sugar-rich foods, but even healthy carbohydrates are another rich source of blood sugar. You can counteract this somewhat by eating protein at the same time as you have carbohydrates. Choose the right protein… fish, lean meat, and egg whites are all excellent choices for a diabetic.

3. Be sure to get in some exercise daily: If you have diabetes, it’s better to exercise 30 minutes everyday than 60 minutes every other day. Exercise gives your body the jolt it needs to use up excess blood glucose. It also makes committing to an exercise plan much more manageable. It’s much easier to exercise and skip a rerun of “Everybody Loves Raymond” than suffer through 60 to 90 minutes of cardio torture.

4. Shun saturated fats and sugar: Sugar, especially the high fructose corn syrup or HFCS found in soft drinks, is obviously something that you need to avoid, but saturated fats should also be avoided. Why? Because saturated fats actually increase inflammation… making your blood sugars climb.

5. Eat foods that lower blood sugar when possible: It may sound too good to be true, but there are foods that, when eaten regularly, can lower blood sugar. We’re talking garlic, ginger, broccoli, and fatty fish.

6. Take chromium supplements: Chromium is one of the few research-backed supplements for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Clinical research published in the journal Diabetes Metabolism, found that chromium was a safe and effective way to lowers blood sugar levels and keep them low… assuming your diet and physical activity is up to par.

7. Check. Modify. Rinse. Repeat: The only way to know which approaches work best, are to try them. The strategies listed here are tried and true, but if you want to throw something new into the mix, it’s important to check your blood sugar levels to see what effect the approach is having.

For some, a “brand new” breakthrough can actually make your blood sugar levels worse. The only way to truly know is to test, evaluate… and modify if needed.

Would you like more information about alternative ways to handle your type 2 diabetes?

To download your free copy of my E-Book, click here now: Answers to Your Questions… It’s based on questions many diabetics have asked me over recent months.

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Beverleigh Piepers is a registered nurse who would like to help you understand how to live easily and happily with your type 2 diabetes.
Copyright. (c) 2010 Beverleigh H Piepers RN. All Rights Reserved.

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