Having a diagnosis of diabetes will often send a person into depression with worse case scenarios ricocheting around your brain. Often a person will wonder “why me?” as they continue along the path that led them to this disease.
This path includes foods that contain refined sugars and starches, a sedentary path that includes little, if any, exercise and if the person continues to live the life that led them to diabetes, it will also lead them to an early grave.
There is a solution to this problem and it’s a simple one. Get off the path. It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet many people can’t do it, even though they know that this path will lead to not only lifelong diabetes but also the complications that go along with it including eye problems such as blindness, foot problems due to nerve damage, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The solution to diabetes requires that you have strength and determination and a will to live a healthy life.
If you choose to get off this deadly path you must decide to change your lifestyle. Eliminate foods that contain starch since starch turns into sugar as soon as it hits your stomach. These foods include potatoes, bread, pasta, white rice and anything made from white flour. Abstain from sweets and desserts, including those that tout themselves as “fat-free.” Instead pick foods that are good for you such as spinach, kale, fish, raw vegetables, anything that is high in fiber, onions, grapefruit, garlic, and tomatoes.
The second step is to actively participate in an exercise regimen. Now, I am not saying that you need to go out and sign up for a year’s membership at a local gym. I am saying that you need to walk or swim or even run between 20-40 minutes at least four times per day. Exercise is an amazing thing since when you exercise you not only begin to lose weight, which is vital if you are overweight and have diabetes, but also releases hormones that truly make you feel better with more energy.
The Diabetes Solution is a simple one. Get off the path that you have been on and get on the path to a longer and happier life.