Fact: Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise.
Fact: Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented by simple changes in your life-style.
Fact: Type 2 Diabetes can even be reversed with correct life-style choices.

Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise. Perhaps this is due to the fact that food is available easily and plentifully. Perhaps it is due to the fact that life has become more sedentary for most people. Perhaps it is due to the fact that children spend many more hours on their computers and video games than they do in the playground and parks.
Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body is unable to properly use and store sugar. Instead of converting the sugar into energy, it remains in the bloodstream, causing many undesirable symptoms. Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body is either unable to produce enough insulin, or is unable to properly utilise insulin.
The good thing is that type 2 diabetes can be quite easily prevented or controlled with simple changes to your diet, incorporating exercise in your life, and keeping your weight down. If you have the will and the determination to control diabetes without the use of drugs, this article is for you.

Diet
There are 3 important factors to consider about your diet when it comes to controlling diabetes (these tips are great for promoting good health and wellness in everybody).
What you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat.

What you eat:
Today the main culprit of type 2 diabetes is considered to be a diet of foods with a high Glycemic Index (GI). Foods with a high GI cause a steep rise in blood sugar levels, so your body has to churn out a lot more insulin to keep blood sugar levels down. Over time, this excess insulin infusion makes your body less sensitive to it, and creates a condition called Insulin Resistance, or type 2 diabetes.
So, make sure you avoid foods with a high GI. Refined carbohydrates like bread, potatoes, rice, flour, corn, cookies, cakes etc. are dangerous. Avoid them like the plague. Sodas? Avoid. Slurpies? Avoid! Anything packed with sugar? Avoid, avoid, avoid!

Sounds boring? Well, you can have these treats once in a while, but for everyday, indulge your cravings with healthier choices. Eat whole grain breads, use brown rice, substitute yams for potatoes. Eat fruit instead of cake, take less sugar in your coffee, use sparkling water instead of soda. In a few weeks you will realise that you no longer crave sweets the way you used to. If you crave chocolate (and I always do), eat a couple of pieces of really dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate or chocolate candy bars, and satisfy the chocoholic in you in a healthier way.
Eat healthy, lean proteins. Chicken breasts, and lean cuts of meat are really helpful.

Select fats that are good for you. Olive Oil and Omega 3 fatty acids actually improve the body’s response to insulin resistance. Avoid saturated fats and trans fats.
Eat loads of veggies and greens. Fibre is extremely important since it improves blood sugar control, and it makes you feel full so you do not keep eating. Indulge in delicious salads and stir-fry.
All this may sound difficult, but actually, it is a lot easier than it sounds. It just takes some determination and effort, and the results will make it all worthwhile.

How much you eat:
Portion size does make a difference. Even if you eat smartly, but eat enormous quantities, you will gain weight, which is another no-no for diabetes.
Do not overeat no matter how delicious the meal. Make sure your meal consists of protein, healthy carbs and healthy fats. This will satisfy your hunger and help your health.

When you eat:
Keeping regular meal times and snack times helps your body process sugar and regulates the production of insulin. It is very important to eat a healthy breakfast. Do not make do with a cup of coffee. Make time for breakfast. Eat small meals every few hours. Generally 3 small meals, and 3 healthy snacks through the day is good for your body and your blood sugar levels.

Exercise.
I can never say it enough. Exercise, exercise, exercise! Exercise helps control your weight, improves mood, boosts energy levels, improves your sex life, and promotes better sleep. This, in addition to helping your body stay healthy and flexible. Need I say more? So, get off that couch and start walking, running, swimming, climbing, hiking. Or, join a gym or work out group. Or, just dance! Whatever turns you on and gets you moving. What better way to get healthy and fit? And exercise helps your diabetes as well by keeping your weight down, and lower your blood sugar levels. It also lowers your risk of heart disease, which is a major concern for diabetics.

Natural supplements for Diabetes.
Medical researchers are exploring new types of treatments for Diabetes, and recommend the use of certain supplements to help diabetics.

Studies show that North American Ginseng may help improve blood sugar levels. Chromium is being investigated as an aid in helping with insulin sensitivity. Magnesium is considered helpful with insulin resistance. Zinc plays an important role in the production and storage of insulin. The trace mineral Vanadium helps improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar.

The herb Gymnema, as well as Aloe Vera gel, and cinnamon 9the spice) are all very helpful to people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. However, if you have type 2 diabetes, and want to try these natural remedies, please make sure your doctor is aware of this, and approves. Sometimes, these remedies may work against some medication you may be taking.

Do not go crazy with worry or fear if you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Instead, feel determined to defeat it with healthy life choices, good diet, and an active lifestyle. And of course, keep your doctor’s appointments.

You can control and conquer type 2 Diabetes!
As Mark Twain puts it,
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.”

Author's Bio: 

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If your type 2 diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone, ask your doctor about Pioglitazone. It works by increasing your body's sensitivity to insulin, a substance your body produces to help control blood sugar levels.