Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Diabetes Type-2 and Daily Healthy Blood Sugar Balance

Type 2 diabetes can often be managed by carefully monitoring your diet. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful:

Aim for total nutrition with a multivitamin
Help ensure your body is getting the vitamins and minerals it needs to help prevent common infections

Check out chromium
Improve glucose tolerance by taking 200 to 1,000 mcg of this essential trace mineral every day

Fight back with fiber
Under a doctor's supervision, stabilize your blood sugar by eating fiber from whole grains, beans (legumes), vegetables, and fruit, and consider using a fiber supplement such as glucomannan or psyllium

Use a topical ointment

An ointment containing 0.025 to 0.075% capsaicin four times a day might help control nerve pain

Improve and protect with ALA
Take 600 to 1,200 mg a day of an alpha lipoic acid supplement to improve insulin sensitivity and help protect against diabetic complications such as nerve damage

Eat five fruits and vegetables every day.
Have a piece of fruit or two as a snack, or add vegetables to chili, stir-fried dishes or stews. You can also pack raw vegetables for lunch or snacks.