Diabetes stops you from metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Symptom Quiz and Video
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Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.. Insulin is a hormone used by the body to stabilize blood sugar levels and metabolize food. This group of metabolic diseases may cause your body to lose its ability to use what insulin you produce.
Q u i z !
Which of These 10 Blood Sugar Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
Note: High Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) is Just One Factor in Diabetes.
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Improvements in Diet
Most people are aware that improvements in diet are an essential factor in both the prevention and control of this disease.
There are several different kinds of this metabolic disease, but generally it can be described as a very serious malfunction which prevents your body from properly metabolizing and using carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
In many cases (but not all), nutritional deficiencies caused by poor diet are a large part of the cause of this group of metabolic diseases. Vitamin, mineral and enzyme imbalances together with other nutritional deficiencies accumulate in our bodies over a long period of time and are usually the result of many years of abuses such as eating too many refined foods, fats, sugars, etc. and consuming too few fresh foods and too little fiber.
Your Body Chemistry
These deficiencies can eventually change body chemistry. A diabetic condition often results when, over a long period of time, the pancreas is overworked by poor diet and loses its ability to produce enough insulin.
Very Individual Problem
However, restoring nutritional balance is a very individual problem. Because we are each biochemically unique, our needs for specific nutrients vary greatly. Also, as we age our body chemistry changes and requires that we take a very different approach to nutrition in our middle and later years.
How to Avoid It
- Slow-Burning Carbohydrates
- Eat slow-burning body fuels such as unrefined complex carbohydrates because they require less insulin to metabolize
- High Fiber Diet
- Eat a high fiber, vegetarian or semi-vegetarian diet because it is the key to controlling and lowering your risk of this metabolic related problem, as well as preventing its onset.
Nutritional analysis, such as our comprehensive symptom questionnaire provides, is an important first step in determining the status of your nutritional health and beginning a customized program to correct your unique nutritional deficiencies.
Diet is First
Diet should be the prime focus of any changes you make. As well, there are vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements and concentrated superfoods that can help you regain your nutritional strength. But they must be the right ones for you — the ones that your body needs. Please note that I do not sell foods, vitamins or any other nutritional products — I provide nutritional analysis and counseling. My recommendations usually include specific foods, vitamins and nutritional supplements that are available from your local suppliers.