Reversing Diabetes with a Game Plan

Reversing diabetes? There's a game plan in the works. It is called the Small Steps-Big Rewards Game Plan. It's been used by DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) built around lifestyle changes strategies. The program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Reversing diabetes has been tested and proven time and time again. Researches have been conducted and shown that those at high risk for diabetes can do something to put a stop to diabetes or at least delay its coming. How?

Okay, here’s how to play the game of reversing diabetes. If overweight, just lose 5 to 7% of the weight. That’s only 10 to 14 pounds for a person who weighs 200 pounds. And there are only two keys to remember and work on to be successful in preventing diabetes. Here they are:

  • Be physically active for thirty minutes of reasonable intensity five days every week.
  • Choose a selection of food to eat that are low in fat and decrease the number of calories.

That’s a simple game plan, isn’t it? As DPP said, “you don’t have to knock yourself out to prevent diabetes”. How true! These two lifestyle changes have been proven effective. They don’t require long term medication which may have side effects and complications.

Anyway, no medication will be completely effective in reversing diabetes without the aforementioned lifestyle modification strategies. In other words, one cannot simply make diabetes go away just by taking pills. At least this has been demonstrated by new studies.

Now that the two small steps of lifestyle changes are covered above, let us look at the big rewards. And what rewards they are! Big indeed, I say. What are they, you asked? Well, your risk for possible diabetes complications will be decreased. I don’t want to scare you but these complications are scary. So start reversing diabetes now!

One does not have to go through those complications like heart disease, kidney problems, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, and others. So why not take the small steps now and get the big rewards? It is not easy to make changes but it will be more difficult once diabetes has set in.

You’re still here so congratulations are in order. Give yourself a pat in the back for taking these small steps in reversing diabetes for they may be small steps, but they’re huge. Let’s face it, changing lifestyle isn’t easy. It is only easy if we look ahead and learn what’s in store once diabetes is here to stay.

Because once diabetes is here, life will be constrained. Watching every bit of food that one eats is no fun. At least with taking the small steps in reversing diabetes, one can still indulge in treats. But with diabetes already in, it will be much more difficult. Oh, you can elect to eat the same way, but how about the complications?

So let’s roll our sleeves and take the steps in reversing diabetes. First, we have to set goals and learn to track the progress. Read more on pre-diabetes and your risk for getting it. Start eating healthy and exercise. Focus on your goals and work toward them. We will be there for you.

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