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Prevention and Management :
• Diet and lifestyle are the most important factors for the prevention of non-insulin
dependent diabetes and in management of insulin-depended diabetes. Regular aerobic
exercise, such as brisk walking, jogging, swimming, or bicycling, will improve how the
body uses insulin and aids in the regulation of blood sugar and lipid levels.
• A high fiber diet is associated with an improved ability to handle blood sugar.
the diet is high in fiber, cells are more sensitive to insulin and increase the number of
insulin receptor sites for burning glucose.
• Antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, bioflavanoids, and B-
complex vitamins can help protect against free radical damage.
• Vitamin E levels in the blood of diabetics are lower than levels found in the blood of
subjects without diabetes. Poor dietary intake of vitamin E may alter blood sugar
levels, while an adequate intake may help to modulate blood sugar levels.
• Vitamin C metabolism and tissue levels are altered in diabetes.
 Optimal vitamin C
intake may help to regulate blood sugar and aid in the prevent ion of diabetes.
• Minerals may also play a role in protecting against the damaging effects of diabetes.
Diabetics tend to lose magnesium through their kidneys more than non-diabetics. Type
I diabetics who get at least 450 mg of magnesium are able to improve insulin
production and maintain better control of blood sugar levels.
• Trace minerals such as chromium are essential for insulin and glucose metabolism.
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dowling gram

Hi Rizka

You are preaching to the choir! You haven't said anything that we don't know. We know that a diet that does away with most carbs is the most important factor to give you control of your diabetes and that's why we all practice carb control.We know that exercise is important too. So is support and we get it here. We could have told you all this. However it's nice that you found out on your own.


If you want to find out more then please join us and read through some past posts. You will find valuable info there,

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Absolutely.  Its a direct copy and paste (formatting included) from a pdf coming from USANA Health Sciences, a Utah based multi-level marketing company.


I recommend deleting the entire thread.

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Eat low fiber foods, don't exercise, consume a poor diet, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, do drugs...and die!


Maintain a good diet and lifestyle, a regular aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, jogging, swimming, or bicycling, a high fiber diet, antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, bioflavanoids, and B-complex vitamins, minerals. Don't drink, don't do drugs......die anyway! 11smile.png

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