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The Blood Sugar Solution-Myths about Diabetes

Friday, April 05, 2013

Myth -Once you start taking insulin, thereís no going back.
It has been proven that eating whole fresh food and exercising vigorously under a doctorís direction can reduce a personís need for insulin therapy. Treating all underlying causes of diabetes can reverse diabetes and insulin resistance.
Myth : Lowering blood sugar with medication prevents death and heart attacks in diabetics.
Three large stial studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (April, 2010) point out that insulin drug therapy are often ineffective. Elevated levels of insulin can cause high blood pressure, abnorman cholesterol and inflammation, not high blood sugars.
Lifestyle interventions through small groups and places like SparkPeople iis the most powerful way to creat sustainable behavior change. It is easier to get healthy together.
The quality of food that we eat drives our gene function, metabolism and health.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARI-SERV 4/7/2013 6:57AM

    Obesity leads to Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes leads to heart disease and numerous other serious health issues.

Working with your doctor and a registered dietitian will help you find the right plan for your individual needs.

I believe preventing obesity, diabetes and heart disease with education and good wellness programs is a big part to the solution.

Find out more from the American Diabetes Association.

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DS9KIE 4/6/2013 8:57AM

    its great the eating whole foods can help with Diabetes more then the medicine.

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CAPECODLIGHT 4/5/2013 2:11PM

    I think whole foods and exercise are the answers to preventing most illnesses affecting us, even some types of cancer. I also think once we are ill, we can positively affect health outcomes by changing eating/exercise patterns. However, I believe there is a portion of people with Type 2 that need the meds regardless of how meticulous they are about diet and exercise. We're all different. I look forward to the day when I can eliminate my diabetes meds. I have already been able to reduce them.

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DEBBYFROMMT 4/5/2013 11:53AM

    Wow, what a plug for sparkpeople! But you are right. A change in lifestyle is the only way to prevent some of the complications of diabetes.

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BLUEROSE73 4/5/2013 11:17AM

    It's such a shame so many people don't realize how much of this disease is reversable with the right NATURAL methods - nutrition and fitness. Thank you for sharing this information

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NELLJONES 4/5/2013 8:37AM

    My hubby cannot control his blood sugar with diet and exercise alone, and I am grateful for the meds that keep him alive. His father died of Type II diabetes 40 years ago before those meds were available. And the disease is progressive, regardless how well you control with diet and exercise. It is important to have a close relationship with an endocrinologist, someone who can treat YOU.

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KANOE10 4/5/2013 8:16AM

    Great information. Thanks for sharing. I agree with a healthy eating plan being important plus support.

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MSLZZY 4/5/2013 7:10AM

    Fantastic information. There is hope for diabetes!

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CLWALDRO 4/5/2013 6:57AM

    emoticon for sharing this information with us.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/5/2013 6:48AM

    Being type 2, I have definitely had the experience of getting off oral Metformin and controlling my blood sugars w/diet and exercise. . . successful because I joined SP!

type ! diabetes is autoimmune -- the body diesn't produce insulin, Type 2 diabetes is definitely affected by all the things you've mentioned -- heredity, environment and nutrition (along with lack of exercise). With type 2 diabetes, the body does produce insulin, but the body doesn't respond to it. The biggest difference is with type 2 the body does not respond to the insulin produced.

HUGS for sharing this information.

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SANDRALEET 4/5/2013 5:58AM

    Type one will need insulin there whole life Type two if they catch it early will only have to exercise and eat right If not it gets harder to treat because of damage to boby for Good Most can not be reversed

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MAGGIEVAN 4/5/2013 5:57AM

    Thanks for sharing. Nothing beats real,whole foods.

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