10 Tips for Pre-Diabetics

10 Tips for Pre-Diabetics

Let’s face it; your doctor can’t spend 20 minutes or an hour with you just because you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. He or she will do what doctors do best – make the diagnosis, decide whether or not you need medication or other treatment, refer you to any other health practitioner, and that will complete the appointment.

This means there’s going to be a big black hole that’s missing information you aren’t privy to unless you start doing some research on your own. Inside that big black hole is a plethora of information. You need to know what pre-diabetes is, what you should eat, how you might want to start changing your lifestyle habits, how to exercise, and how to break habits you’ve had for decades.

Let’s begin filling up the big black hole right now with these 10 tips.

1. Pre-diabetes is Your Warning Sign

It’s easy to go through life ignoring small problems… but those small problems then could get bigger and bigger, taking a lot more of your time and energy to solve. Pre-diabetes is not exactly diabetes, but it’s a small problem that will become diabetes if you don’t do something about it now.

If your doctor didn’t seem to make a big deal about it, don’t take the pre-diabetes lightly. It is a big deal, and it meals you are on the track to the next destination as diabetes. Start a plan of action now. Don’t wait.

2. Get Your Information From Those Who Reverse Diabetes

Your best information will come from health practitioners who help patients reverse diabetes, not maintain their diabetes. It’s a myth to believe you can manage diabetes because the whole time someone has it, their body is registering degeneration in multiple organs.

3. Are You Overweight?

Now is the time to drop 20 pounds if you are overweight. Losing weight will then result in your blood sugar falling into the normal range.

4. What 3 Healthy Eating Habits Are You Breaking?

Attacking your diet is a priority for the next six months. Start simply and make a list of your three worst eating habits. Change them, one by one.

5. Diabetes is a Carbohydrate Disorder

Pre-diabetes and diabetes diagnoses are telling you that your body is not doing well with handling carbohydrates. Start cutting back on them.

6. Sugar is the Enemy and Moderation is a Lie

Anyone who tells you sugar can still be eaten if you’re pre-diabetic or diabetic is counting on you never healing from it. Sugar is a carbohydrate, and it’s more addictive than street drugs. No one’s brain can handle the negative effects of it – and if your blood sugar levels are already rising, neither can your body.

7. Now is the Time to Exercise

Exercise helps you beat insulin resistance and puts the blood sugar in the muscles to burn it rather than keeping it in the blood.

8. Saturated Fats are Good for You

We look at saturated fats and imagine that if they’re solid at room temperature, they must be solid in our arteries. Not so! The body breaks them down and uses their solidarity to build up the cell walls, making the cells impervious to foreign invaders.

9. Remember the 10% Rule

If you are overweight, a drop in your weight of only 10% is enough to lower blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

10. Diabetes is Rarely Genetic

Now there’s a big push in medical science to find genetic causes of diseases. Although certain genes may be related to the appearance of diabetes, these genes are turned off by what you do to your body. Diet, exercise and lifestyle habits matter.