Why Diet And Exercise Is The Best Diabetes Treatment

December 5th, 2011 Posted in Diet And Exercise

Article by Don Darby

The foundation of any diabetes treatment is diet and exercise. The reason for this because type 2 diabetes is caused by diet and culture. Whenever I’m working with a physician they almost always agree with me that diet and exercise is the best medicine. Therefore the foundation of any diabetes treatment comes down to proper nutrition and exercise.

Our bodies simply aren’t equipped to be able to handle large amounts of food with low activity. And there is no wonder obesity is a major risk factor to developing Type 2 diabetes. Researchers studied the Pima Indians for over 30 years only to conclude that, while 50% of adults have diabetes, 95% of them are overweight.

Obesity and lifestyle are two of the biggest reasons why diabetes has been on the rise over the past few decades. If we could just get these two things handled we’d be well ahead of the game. To help accomplish this here are 3 things that are very important.

Education and motivation

There is hope. You don’t know what you don’t know. So to begin this journey you have to get educated. It takes learning about what the disease is about and taking baby steps towards new habits. Not to mention a desire to make things happen. It takes discipline at times and doing things differently if you want a different outcome in life. Type 2 diabetes is really just a result. It

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