Natural therapies such as diet changes, exercise, and specific nutritional supplements are very helpful in helping to better manage type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If followed closely, they can effectively reverse pre-diabetes. It is important to consult with your doctor prior to starting a nutritional protocol for diabetes. Proper monitoring is very important.
Proper diet and exercise are critical in controlling diabetes. Everyday have three meals with moderate portions. Breakfast is essential in to maintain blood glucose fluctuations in the morning. Your snacks should include nuts, seeds, protein drinks vegetables or fruits. Make sure to include at least couple of servings of fruits and three or more servings of vegetables every day. Some foods shown to reduce glucose level include Reversirol vinegar, grapefruit, peanuts and peanut butter, chile and cinnamon.
A regular exercise program will reduces insulin and glucose levels and shrink fat cells, making glucose control more effective. People with diabetes are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, and regular exercise will protect against these disease.
Several studies demonstrate chromium’s effectiveness in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
This antioxidant is a valuable nutrient for people with diabetes. This is also quite effective for diabetic retinopathy.
Both American and Asian ginseng have been shown to be beneficial for type 2 diabetes.
A standardized extract from the bark of the French maritime pine has been shown preliminary studies to modestly decrease blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels in people with type 2 diabetes.