Did you get prescribed medication for Type 2 diabetes and then basically told to come back in 6 months to a year?
If you did, it can be a good way to help immediately stabilize your high blood sugar but, it’s not a miracle cure. It’s important to take the medication as prescribed and on schedule. Having doctor-prescribed meds is a great start and you’ll still want to make healthy dietary changes.
Metformin is the most prescribed medication for Type 2 diabetes. It’s been in use for many decades and is considered safe. Metformin is best taken with dinner. This helps with your sleep schedule. Taking it at other times of the day can throw off your sleep schedule.
When I got prescribed Metformin, I wasn’t told to take it with dinner. I took it with breakfast. Once I researched how to best take it my sleep improved.
Doctor-prescribed meds are not the entire solution.
I was sent out of the doctor’s office as if this new prescription was the solution to my problems. The doctor was very happy with this solution. I felt like there had to be more to it. There is more to it than taking pills.
I did not get any other information about what I should do. Nobody told me that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed.
Many of my family members have Type 2 diabetes. They take their medication but they still have so many health issues and they collect prescriptions and diseases. I don’t want that for myself.
It’s frustrating sorting through all the information out there. Who do you trust? I looked to the American Diabetes Association for information. I learned that may not be the best source. Check out this article
Did you get your doctor to prescribe meds for you only to be told that was all you needed?
My doctor had no more advice for me, except to cut out sugar and exercise more.
That is the same advice every doctor has told me at every appointment my entire life! It didn’t seem to matter what I went in for, that’s the advice I got.
The great news is Type 2 diabetes can be reversed! It’s not curable, but blood sugar levels can go back into the normal range, and it doesn’t have to be a death sentence.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition where we are resistant to insulin. This is insulin resistance. When your cells become resistant to insulin your blood sugars become high. This leads to Type 2 diabetes and if you are lucky your doctor may have mentioned this to you. Mine did not discuss this with me. We can take steps to become more sensitive to insulin.
How do we become more sensitive to insulin?
The best thing to do is stop flooding your body with glucose. The carbohydrates (carbs) we eat get turned into glucose. High glucose and high blood sugar are the same things.
Here’s a visual analogy that might help. Imagine your work desk buried in reports you must complete. You do as many as you can but, more keep getting added. The reports are like glucose. There is only one of you and you’re working as hard as you can. The reports keep building up until you have to move some onto the floor. You need room to work. Before long there are boxes and piles of reports all over your office. This is the same way our body stores excess glucose into fat. It has to go somewhere.
Now imagine you are only going to get reports every other day. They were coming in every hour. You now have a chance to work through some of them. You might even get to the boxes on the floor!
This is why we need to eat a low-carb diet. It gives our bodies a chance to catch up.
A lot of people have asked us why there isn’t a cure for Type 2 Diabetes, so we wrote an article about this here. Click this link to read more.
Have you heard of Intermittent fasting?
Intermittent fasting (IF) is when you limit your eating hours. Some people start by fasting for 13 hours a day, which includes sleep time. Over time you may build up to 18 hours a day. Intermittent Fasting gives your body the opportunity to use up the circulating blood sugars before you add more.
If you practice Intermittent Fasting and limit the carbs you eat, you become more insulin sensitive. As you become more sensitive your cells allow more glucose into your cells. This improves energy and can lower your blood sugar.