Understanding the signs of diabetes is vital to early detection. Knowing what is happening with your body and having an early diagnosis of diabetes, known as pre-diabetes, is vital if you plan on reversing diabetes. Symptoms that you can look for include frequent urination, constant dry mouth, unexplained weakness or fatigue, and blurry vision. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms I recommend you see your physician immediately.
Reversing diabetes is simply about making a few changes in your life. Adult onset diabetes has a variety of causes but often you can reverse your diagnosis simply by changing your diet and adding regular exercise to your daily routine.
While these changes may sound simple they are not as easy to do as it sounds. Changing your diet includes eliminating foods that contain ingredients like corn syrup, refined white sugar, sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, dextrose, white flour, enriched flours, etc. For many of you this will also mean throwing away ice cream, cakes, cookies, sweets, desserts, candy bars, etc. and avoiding them when you dine out.
Adding regular exercise or participating in some form of physical exercise on a regular basis is extremely important if you are serious about reversing your diagnosis of diabetes. When I mean physical exercise I am talking about 45 minutes a day of walking, or something more strenuous if you can handle it. If you can’t walk 45 minutes a day you may want to try and start out with 30 minutes a day. If you can’t walk 30 minutes a day, then I know you can walk for at least 5 minutes a day. If it’s physically impossible to walk 5 minutes a day, just get up out of your chair 3 times and walk around the room or even the house — do something, anything, to increase your exercise stamina, and gradually work towards a goal of 45 minutes of exercise a day. Everybody can do some sort of exercise and simply sitting around doing nothing will directly lead you to full-blown diabetes.
If you have the opportunity to reverse your diagnosis wouldn’t you do everything in your power to do it? In a way you are fortunate to have the opportunity and you should not let it pass you up. Simply changing your diet and participating in a form of exercise can not only add years to your life but also increase the quality of your life.