How Do I Keep Control Over My Blood Sugar?


To be successful at anything in life, you need control.  The more you can control yourself (your body, your decisions, even your thoughts) and your environment (the people and things around you), the more success you will experience.

Controlling your blood sugar is no different.  The easiest way to take control of your body is to acquire knowledge.  You need to learn WHY it’s important to control your blood sugar.  You should know the consequences of uncontrolled blood sugar.  It’s also important to learn how your body regulates blood sugar, what organs and what hormones (insulin for example) are involved.

Finally, you should understand what factors influence blood sugar—making it high, low or more stable.  This knowledge will give you more control and you will find that you become more responsible for where your blood sugar level is day to day.

Here are some specific areas to consider which can help you to control your blood sugar.

  1. The food you eat is THE MOST important lifestyle factor in regulating blood sugar.  The truth is, most type 2 diabetics would have more stability in their blood sugar and would experience renewed health and vitality, if they ate a proper diet which contained all the necessary nutrition for a healthy body—and minus the junk the body does not need.
  2. Weight Loss. Most doctors would agree that it’s easier to stabilize blood sugar if overweight diabetics lose a few pounds.  Even five to ten pounds can make a significant difference.  But the weight loss should be part of a healthy eating program, not a quick fix shortcut to fat reduction.

    Those quick-fix schemes sometimes utilize unhealthy food or other ‘tricks’ for short-term weight loss, but in the end leave the person in a less healthy condition.  The secret to weight loss is following number 1 in this list—eating a healthy diet.

  3. Limit or Eliminate Alcohol. Alcohol can cause an immediate rise in blood sugar and a drop a few hours later.  It’s best to avoid alcohol all together.  The health benefits of alcohol are suspect at best.  If you must drink then do so moderately, and with food.
  4. A regular exercise program has proven to help improve management of blood sugar levels.  Thirty minutes of exercise per day or one hour three times per week is good for diabetes management. It’s best to mix aerobic exercise with strength training and other activities that you enjoy.
  5. There are various mediations that your doctor may prescribe to help you control your blood sugar. You should follow the recommendations of the doctor that you entrust with your care.  However, it’s important to keep in mind that using medications to cover up flaws in your diet or other lifestyle choices is not a solution for long-term health.  It’s not wise to use medication to avoid eating a healthy diet.  There are consequences to such a strategy.

A better strategy is to work with your doctor to figure out what changes you can make to your life which will minimize or eliminate your need for medication.  While doctors are no doubt confronted with conditions that require life-long medication, many diabetics manage their blood sugar with diet and lifestyle changes alone.  Let your doctor know your goals and ask him to help you achieve them.

The Diabetic Manual program is designed to support the nutritional needs of diabetics and pre-diabetics.  This patented program includes a very detailed eating plan which is simple to follow.  It also includes dietary supplements that have been specifically formulated to support health in diabetics and pre-diabetics.

This program is based on the very successful clinical model offered exclusively through doctor’s offices, that has been used to enhance the health of tens of thousands of diabetics across the United States over the last two decades.

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