For example, ketogenic diets - the lowest of low carbohydrate diets - were found in one study to help type 2 diabetes get off their medications completely.
The right diet may even transfer over to type 1 diabetics as well. One case study that put a type 1 diabetes on a paleolithic ketogenic diet found that it was effective in managing blood sugar levels and may even halt or reverse the disease process.
For example, consuming curcumin (from turmeric) and fenugreek seeds together can be an effective way to lower blood sugar levels and improve the health of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.
There is one important caveat. Food isn't the only thing that impacts blood sugar levels.
Even if you eat a plant-based, low-carbohydrate diet, your blood sugar levels can still be an issue.
Stress and Blood Sugar
Right before we wake up in the morning, a stress hormone called cortisol is released. Cortisol raises blood sugar levels to provide you with the energy you need to wake up and get your morning started.
To keep insulin from decreasing your blood sugar levels, cortisol also tells the cells to resist the seduction of insulin.
This brief period of insulin resistance is necessary for your body to maintain its blood sugar levels until you have your first meal.
However, this same process occurs whenever you are stressed as well. Whether you are being chased by a lion or you are mad at a family member, cortisol is released so that you have enough energy to deal with that situation.
The only problem is that most modern day stressors don't require extra energy. They require logical thinking and empathy - two processes in the brain that cortisol shuts down.
When every day is filled with stress, your cortisol levels will be consistently high. And you know what leads to - higher blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and poor decision making.
This can happen regardless if you eat the healthiest food or not (although healthy food will help a lot).
Reversing diabetes does not rely upon only what you eat, It relies on what you do as well.
The Cheapest & Most Natural Ways to Reverse Diabetes - The Anti-Diabetes Lifestyle
Here's is a simple weekly checklist you can follow to improve your health dramatically:
1. Drink a gallon of purified water a day.
We suggest drinking a gallon of cranberry lemonade every day to provide you with healthy and tasty detox drink while you hydrate yourself.
2. Eat only whole foods.
Make sure you get all of your food from high-quality sources as well. Look for bio-dynamic, organic. and non-GMO produce, and source all of your animal products from animals that lived a healthy life.
3. Do 3 to 4 high-intensity exercise sessions a week.
Here's a simple workout you can try:
5-10 near-maximal sprints for 30 seconds each with 3-minute rest between.
Combining high-intensity training and resistance training is an even better idea.
Meditate for 15 to 30 minutes a day.
4. Sleep for at least 7 hours a night.
To improve your sleep quality, turn off all electronics and lights at least 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep and meditate laying down.
How to Know if You Are Really Reversing Diabetes
To know if your blood sugar levels are chronically high, many doctors will check your A1C levels.
A1C stands for glycated haemoglobin, which is formed when blood sugar attaches to haemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells).
A1C tests measure the percentage of your haemoglobin that has blood sugar attached to it.
If blood sugar levels have been high for the past 3 months, then more haemoglobin will be glycated.
An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests indicates that you have diabetes.
An A1C between 5.7 and 6.4 percent indicates pre-diabetes. Below 5.7 is considered normal.
For example, if you are obese and your fasting blood sugar is consistently above 100 mg/dl (pre-diabetic), but your A1C levels are low, then you should still be considered as a pre-diabetic that needs to implement dietary and lifestyle changes to lower your blood sugar.
While you are implementing the steps to the anti-diabetes lifestyle, it is important to pay attention to multiple measurements.
Fat loss, lower blood sugar levels, lower A1C levels, and decreased waist size are all indicators that you are on the right track.