One of the most frequently asked questions about reversing diabetes is what to do first and what to do after that. Many people feel lost in a sea of information (and lack of information) about reversing diabetes. They don't know where to start or where to go from there.Getting started can be confusing.
Here is a basic, simple 3-step formula. You can improve even more on it if you use Dr Bell's complete program, but this will get you going.
Controlling high blood sugars comes from a coordinated set of actions that you take.
First, meet with your doctor. If you are not getting good enough control, ask for a referral to an endocrinologist. Studies suggest that compared with primary care doctors, endocrine specialists (and a diabetes educator team of nurses, nutritionists, and counselors) can help people with diabetes gain better control in tougher cases.
Second, educate yourself about natural remedies that can lessen insulin resistance and/or stimulate your pancreas to work better. Natural products like berberine, curcumin, cinnamon, alpha lipoic acid, and many others can make a big difference for you. Discuss your specific case with your doctor and introduce the items that make sense for your situation, one by one.
Third, yes, it's those lifestyle things - lose weight and increase activity.Here we suggest using a healthy version of a low carb diet that includes healthier types of fats, such as those higher in omega 3 fatty acids or oils like olive oil. Get going with a walking program. Build up gradually, again under your doctor's supervision.
But, in a nutshell, this can help most people with diabetes. Sometimes starting with the self management help from an endocrinologist and adding supplements before trying a diet (with its more delayed gratification from weight loss) can give you better motivation to carry on with your program.
Bonus tip - Finding a good support group either online or locally in person can make a big difference. Living with diabetes and gearing up to reversing diabetes take determination and persistence. Wish there were a quick fix, but there isn't. There are great natural approaches, though, that can turn things around. Once you start seeing some better blood sugar and HbA1c test results, it will help encourage you to go the distance with what you are starting now.