Type II Diabetes Tips

1. Research has shown that eating rye and high fiber foods can help in turning off the genes responsible for the onset of diabetes and insulin resistance. It is also imperative that one eats a breakfast rich in protein and has a meal once every four hours, consuming foods such as soy, fruit, and even some very dark chocolate (yes, dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa is apparently diabetes friendly) as long as one consumes only a few ounces at a time. For more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ202IAWYm8&feature=related

2. Make sure to count sugars and starches in your daily total carbohydrate intake. This is because they, like all carbohydrates, will turn into blood glucose once it enters the small intestine. Make sure to eat meals at the same time each day, with spread out interval, so that your body gets a steady and monitored supply of glucose each day. Finally, eat less saturated fat, as this will make diabetes patients, as well as all patients, more prone to heart disease and blood cholesterol build up. For more information: http://extension.missouri.edu/extensioninfonet/article.asp?id=3701

3. Exercise is obviously very important when dealing with diabetes. To ensure that you stay with an exercise program and that you become active everyday, it is helpful to join a group to complete an exercise together. Whether it be in the gym, taking a stroll in the park, or even walking around the mall for the morning - exercise is exercise. If you enjoy the exercise you are doing, or enjoy the activity that happens to require being active, then you will look forward to this time in your day and be more likely to stick to it. With a group of people, there will be support and motivation to keep with your exercise, and of course the opportunity to meet new friends. So be sure to participate in exercise that you enjoy and that involves a group of people that will help you keep motivated to a healthier life. For more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUggSHBBHrw&feature=related