Ok so I have been hearing a lot of things that people with diabetes should and should not do. Some of these ideas are good, and some are not. I am going to share with you what has worked for me.
First off, you will need to cut out all white starches, like white bread, potatoes, pastas and other similar items. This does not mean that you can never have them, but you MUST almost eliminate them from your diet. Wheat substitutes are a whole lot better, but be careful cause these can cause your diabetes to act up also. Next, you need to take away all items that have a lot of sugar in them. I know this sounds like commen sense, but you might be suprised just how many foods, snacks, and other random items, have a lot of sugar in them. If you need to use sugar in your cooking, coffee or whatever, you can use items like splenda.
Another important part of maintaining your diabetes, is exercise. It is important that you monitor your blood sugar levels at all times, but it is especially important to do this before you exercise. Exercise can cause major drops in your sugar levels so it is a good idea to eat a little protein snack before you begin. I play basketball and before the game I always check my sugar levels, and eat a little protein and then check my sugar at half time again. Incorporating exercise in your daily activities will tremendously help in the long term effects of maintain diabetes.
There are also some natural supplements and recipes out there to help with lowering sugar levels without using insulin. Many vegtables along with herbs act as natural insulin, which will lower the amount of insulin that you will have to take. Of course you will need to keep seeing the doctor and let him be the one to tell you when to lower the amount of insulin you take. If you are interested in learning more about natural ways to increase your insulin I am in the middle of writing an ebook about diabetes so feel free to contact me with any questions so that I may include them in my book.