No one wants to hear the words from their physician, “I got your test results back and it looks like you have Type II Diabetes”. However, millions of Americans are hearing just that it means a lot of big changes for the person diagnosed as diabetic as well as their families.
Those changes can mean the loss of favorite foods that contained high amounts of processed sugars. Finding new ways of preparing meals that are low on the glycemic index and routine testing of blood or urine for sugar levels to insure that they are remaining constant.
We have learned to extend our lives through the magic of modern medicine, however our modern diets are atrocious. Processed foods, overloads of sugars and lack of whole grains in favor of bleached flours had lead to an explosion of people being diagnosed as Type II.
Type II diabetes is a lot more than just watching your sugar intake. Diabetes is a condition that comes with a multitude of things to watch out for. Most people know about diabetic individuals losing their feet to the disease and it happens slowly and methodically. Diabetes destroys the nerve systems in the feet first and then when the circulation is being destroyed, the diabetic can’t feel the damage being done. Eventually the lack of blood flow to the feet causes the tissues to die and the only way to save the diabetic’s life is to amputate one or both feet. Diabetic men can experience impotence and also diabetes attacks the lining of the heart and can eventually lead to a heart attack.
There have been some amazing advances in the last decade regarding Type II diabetes and instead of merely managing the problem, many individuals that have suffered with Type II diabetes are finding that they no longer have to just manage their diabetes, in many cases they can actually reverse their conditions through a regimen of diet and light exercise. The diet will include a high protein, low fat diet that is high in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. The exercise can be as little as walking at least three times a week for a short period of time.
The result can be that the diabetic no longer needs prescription medications, insulin and most individuals experience steady, healthy weight loss and this can usually be accomplished in four weeks on the average. More and more physicians are beginning to recommend this type of program for their patients and seeing outstandingly positive results.