Am I stuck with diabetes for life?
This is one of the biggest fears that flood your mind when you hear that you have diabetes.
The good news is, you don’t have to be stuck with it for life.
However, diabetes is not reversible for everyone. That is why prevention is always better than cure.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. For many people – but not all – it can be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle.
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, but only if you are motivated or disciplined enough to reverse it. Otherwise the symptoms can still be managed so that they have less of an effect on you.
What is type 2 diabetes actually?
Diabetes is the result of the body not creating enough insulin to keep blood sugar levels normal. Everyone needs some sugar in their blood. But too much can damage your body over time.
In type 2 diabetes one of two things happens. Either the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the cells in the body don’t recognise the insulin that is present. The end result is the same: high levels of sugar in your blood.
In most cases, type 2 diabetes can be prevented by making healthy diet choices and staying active.
There is a clear link between type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure & cholesterol. This combination is sometimes called ‘the Metabolic Syndrome’ or Syndrome X.
At what age does type 2 diabetes normally occur?
Type 2 diabetes most often occurs in adulthood between the ages of 30 – 40 years. However, increasing numbers of teenagers and children are developing type 2 diabetes.
Who are the most likely candidates for type 2 diabetes?
Certain groups of people are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes…
- People with a family history of diabetes, there is an element of genetics at play.
- Maori, Asian, Middle Eastern or Pacific Island descent aged 30 years or older
- People with high blood pressure, as these diseases are linked.
- Overweight people, as obesity and diabetes are related.
- People diagnosed with pre-diabetes.
What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Many people have type 2 diabetes for years without realising it. Not everyone has symptoms. Symptoms may include:
- Feeling tired and lacking energy, due to sugar not being processed properly.
- Feeling thirsty, due to dehydration caused by too much sugar in the body.
- Going to the toilet often because you drink more water.
- Getting infections frequently, which is a side effect of too much sugar in the blood stream.
- Getting cuts and wounds that are hard to heal
- Poor eyesight or blurred vision
- Often feeling hungry
If you have any of the above symptoms, discuss these with your doctor.
How is type 2 diabetes diagnosed?
Diabetes is diagnosed by blood tests. These can be organised through your doctor. It is advised that you visit your doctor sooner rather than later. This can help detect the problem early on.
Does type 2 diabetes run in families?
Yes, type 2 diabetes may be more likely if you have a family history of type 2 diabetes sufferers.
Is type 2 diabetes curable?
With the right management, your blood sugar levels may go down to normal again. But this does not mean you are cured. Instead, a blood sugar level in your target range shows that your treatment plan is working and that you are taking care of your diabetes.
How do I reverse type 2 diabetes?
In a nutshell: some people with type 2 diabetes may be able to manage their diabetes through diet and exercise. But if you want to reverse it, you need to be very disciplined and focused.
The goal is to lower your blood sugar and improve your body’s use of insulin. This is achieved through:
- Manna Blood Sugar Support, a natural supplement which helps to regulate your blood sugar levels, keeping your blood sugar levels from rising to high.
- A healthy Low GI and Low Carbohydrate diet, like the Manna Diet, which means less sugar enters the body.
- Exercise – intensive exercise for at least 30 to 45 minutes each day.
- Weight loss, which helps the body use insulin more effectively.
- Enough quality sleep, as this helps to regulate all the processes in your body.
The Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement can be taken in conjunction with any diabetic medication, but you need to monitor your blood sugar levels, because it can drop too low, because this Manna product reduces the Glycemic Index (GI) of any food you eat by up to 43% and therefore helps to prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high.
Also use the Manna Shake as a meal replacement. The shake can help to suppress hunger and eliminate food cravings while controlling blood sugar levels, keeping you fuller for longer and help you lose weight.
Get more information about diabetes and how to reverse it, in the Manna Diabetes e-book.
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