If your blood sugar level is high, or you have type 2 diabetes and are prediabetic, it’s important to keep your levels in check.

Most people with diabetes know that they should limit or avoid carbs, sugars and foods that spike blood sugar.

Although this is an important part of managing diabetes, there are growing evidences that indicate we can go past diabetes care to diabetes cure .

In the past, type 2 diabetes was thought to be a progressive and incurable disease. Now it is clear that remission can be achieved. By addressing the underlying causes of diabetes, such as insulin resistance, rather than just treating the symptoms, it may be possible to reverse the disease.

Why your blood sugar levels are high

Elevated blood glucose levels are a hallmark of diabetes. These levels can cause nerve damage and blood vessel damage, as well as serious health complications such heart disease, kidney failure and amputation.

People with diabetes should monitor their blood glucose levels closely.

Normaly, your muscles and tissues absorb glucose from the bloodstream to use it as energy. Insulin is what makes this possible. Insulin is the hormone that tells the cells of the body to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. It’s like a key opening the cell door so that the fuel can enter.

Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes have a reduced insulin sensitivity. The keyholes of the insulin receptors are blocked, so that your tissues do not take in as much glucose and blood sugar levels remain high.

Type 2 diabetics are often given extra insulin to increase glucose uptake in the cells. Treating diabetes (as distinct from managing it) involves increasing insulin sensitivity to make the insulin that you have more effective.

Reversing Insulin Resistance

Healthy eating and physical exercise are key to increasing insulin sensitivity.

Exercise increases insulin sensitivity and stimulates glucose uptake into muscles. Exercise also helps to lose weight, which is another important factor in reversing the insulin resistance.

Diet for type 2 diabetes should consist of whole, minimally or unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables and beans. These foods contain high levels of fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which are essential to good health.

Because the insulin receptors have been clogged by saturated fats and Trans fats (from meat, dairy products, and processed food), eating fatty and greasy foods is likely to worsen this problem.

You can reverse type 2 diabetes by removing foods that cause insulin resistance and blood glucose spikes.

Speak to your doctor to find out what plan is best for you. Get started today on the road to a happier, healthier life.

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