What are the natural ways to control diabetes?

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  • 6 months ago

    People with Type I diabetes are prescribed daily insulin injections. Those with Type II diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes) can often control their condition by diet and exercise.

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  • Janet
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    7 months ago

    The natural way to control diabetes is to catch it when you are still in the PRE-diabetes phase.

    And avoid diabetes by exercising regularly, eating properly and if overweight, by losing extra weight.

    Once we have diabetes, we have it.

    Even then, eating properly, exercising, and losing extra weight can control blood sugar for a while.

    But since diabetes is a progressive disease, sooner or later you will be going on medication (usually Metformin). And eventually on insulin injections.

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  • 7 months ago

    Ketogenic diet cures diabetes 2 and pre-diabetes. Not diabetes 1, though. They do say that diabetes 1 can be improved by using the Ketogenic lifestyle

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  • Shay
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    7 months ago

    For type 1 diabetes, the main option is insulin. There is nothing that they can do to avoid needing to take insulin. A type 1 diabetic can have a healthier life if they also include healthy eating and exercise as part of their diabetic management.

    For a type 2 diabetic, the treatment needs will vary greatly from one person to the next. Type 2 diabetes can be very different in how each person responds to treatment. For some people, just changing their eating habits and getting more exercise might be enough to keep their diabetes in control. But, when diet, exercise, and weight loss hasn't helped their levels stay down, then medications are still needed to keep control of the sugar levels. In some cases, there is no way to "naturally" control diabetes without the use of prescription drugs.

    The natural options for controlling diabetes would be:

    Diet - low carbohydrate diet and avoid added sugars

    Exercise - increase the amount of exercise per day - walking is one of the most recommended exercises for type 2 diabetics.

    Weight loss - if overweight, drop weight. If already a decent weight - don't gain weight.

    Natural supplements - there are natural supplements that can be purchased at health stores or from the supplements shelf of local pharmacies that have been shown to help reduce sugar levels. These supplements should NEVER be used to replace doctor recommended treatments unless the doctors has given approval to try them. If the supplements work, then the amount of prescription drugs MIGHT be able to be reduced. You should work WITH the guidance of your doctor while trying out these supplements so that your doctor is aware of everything you are taking. For someone who has been told their sugar levels are at prediabetic stages, these supplements might help them gain control of their sugar levels.

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/blood-sugar-s...

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  • Cammie
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    7 months ago

    Natural includes diet, exercise AND Medication.That is the treatment .

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  • Cogito
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    7 months ago

    Diet and exercise can, in some cases, leave you free of diabetes, but while you actually have it, you need real medication.

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  • 7 months ago

    eat less sugar, implement more exercise .. try following the keto diet.

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    • Beach Life
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      7 months agoReport

      The keto diet.is not the answer to all health problems. It's popularity and cult following will eventually vanish into history

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Diet and/or exercise.

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