3 Steps to Prevent or Reverse Diabetes with Nutrition
“Well my mom, dad, grandma, sisters and brother all have diabetes. So I guess I was just destined to have it as well”. This is an actual quote from an actual client. For a lot of individuals developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) seems like
something that is beyond their control and will just happen at some point in their life.
If you are one of those who feel T2DM is in your cards or are already struggling with T2DM listen up! For most individuals T2DM is both preventable and reversible!
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes develops gradually over time. Normally, the pancreas produces insulin to remove glucose from the blood when it is high. But over time the body can become desensitized to insulin’s effects. The more carbohydrates and sugar you eat, the higher blood glucose levels are more often. This leads the pancreas to produce more and more insulin and the body’s cells become used to these high levels of insulin and start to ignore the message from insulin, leaving you with elevated blood sugar levels. This is referred to as insulin resistance and is the starting point of developing T2DM.
The current standard of treatment for someone with T2DM is aimed at controlling elevated blood glucose levels through medication. Sometimes, the recommendation is given to change nutrition and lifestyle habits, but even those conventional recommendations don’t get to the root cause of the issue. Traditional diet advice for diabetics is carbohydrate counting, which is aimed at dividing the amount of carbohydrates consistently throughout the day at meal Continue reading