Your world does not have to end just because you have a diagnosis of prediabetes. The good news here is that a prediabetes condition can be reversed and you are not necessarily fated to develop full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, which often calls for taking medication like Metformin and eventually injections of insulin.

Make These 5 Lifestyle Changes

Many factors affect your ability to avoid or reverse Type 2 diabetes so try to make the following lifestyle changes

Try to lose at least 7% of your body weight or even more. That means that if you weight 200 pounds, you should aim to lose about ten pounds. If you are 150 pounds then set your goal of about 7 pounds. Most people can lose roughly that amount four to five weeks if they set their mind to losing five pounds a week.

Get moving! The more you exercise, the more your body is forced to use up the excess sugar in your blood, which helps you lose weight and use the insulin it produces more effective. Try to get out and walk for at least an hour every day, but ideally, a work-out on the circuit trainer.

Eat more high fiber vegetables! When planning your meal, decide to make half to three-quarters of your plate vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, celery, spinach, and cabbage are good choices that are high fiber.

Eat complex carbohydrates instead of refined or complex carbs. Complex carbs take a long time for our body to break down and include most vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Refined carbs are those that have had the whole grain removed during processed and simple carbohydrates are fast-acting carbs that cause an immediate rise in blood sugar. These simple carbs are found in foods that most of us eat every day. Simple carbs are found in fruits, juices, milk, yogurt, honey, and maple syrups, but they should be avoided If possible.

The good news is that many cases of diabetes can be reversed if you are proactive and take charge of your health. Work with your naturopathic doctor to help discover the root cause of your weight gain and pre-diabetic state and then develop a strategy to help control your blood sugar.

Is your Metabolic System Working Properly?

When it is working properly, your blood sugar level (glucose level) should rise temporarily after you eat. Your pancreas releases insulin, and your cells “unlock” and allow the glucose to be used for energy. However, if your body is insulin resistant, your blood sugar rises after you eat but your cells refuse to accept the insulin that has been offered to it by the pancreas. The glucose stays in your blood and over time, these high blood sugar levels damage your cells. This can cause blood vessel and organ damage, nerve damage and cardiovascular disease.

If you have been given a diagnosis of pre-diabetes or have been told that you have metabolic syndrome then we here at the Pinewood Natural Health Center can help you by getting to the root cause of why you have developed that condition in the first place. We can do infrared blood analysis and homeopathic testing as well as give you lifestyle and nutritional advice to help you reverse the condition.

For more information about nutrition, Toronto weight loss or to book a consultation about anti-aging,naturopathic testing, weight loss programs or any health issue you may be experiencing, visit the Pinewood Natural Healthcare Centre website that has a list of full services and products or call our Toronto Office at  (416)-656- 8100.  We also have an office in Pickering, Ontario at (905)-427-0057. You can also email us at and we would be happy to answer any question that you have about our holistic health services.

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