“It is possible to beat type 2 diabetes and its complications. I am living proof of it!”
In this article, the author explains changes to your diet that can assist in controlling type 2 diabetes and significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.
PLEASE NOTE: This article is strictly the OPINION of the author and is NOT to be construed as medical advice!
I’ve spent the last 15 months experimenting with a variety of supplements and diet to understand what I need to do to
- get off all medications and
- reverse my condition.
I have been off all medications for a year, and have been able to maintain my blood sugar levels in a healthy way. And when I say “healthy” I mean non-diabetic ranges!
When I stray from the methods I outline below, my condition comes right back. It does take some dedication, but it is possible to beat type 2 diabetes and its complications. I am living proof of it!
If you suffer from this disease, or are pre-diabetic, this guide will help you.
Tools To Beat Type 2 Diabetes
The only and most important tool in your own journey to beat Type 2 Diabetes is a glucometer (blood sugar meter). This tool will help inform you about what foods you should and shouldn’t eat.
How To Beat Type 2 Diabetes
1. Check your fasting glucose level as soon as you wake up
A healthy range is between 70 and 100 mg/dl. If it’s higher than that, what you ate the day before, or when you ate is a problem.
2. Take a reading before meals to understand your baseline glucose level
It should be close to your fasting level. If you got a bad night’s sleep, your body will produce glucose. So, sometimes you might see a high fasting reading but see it drop after eating..
3. Check 60-ish minutes after eating to understand how much your blood sugar spiked
It should be below 140.
4. Finally, check it at 2-3 hours after eating to see if it returned to the baseline level
It should. If not, that food is not something you should eat again.
Diet To Beat Type 2 Diabetes
1. Avoid *all* sugar, in virtually of its forms. Sucralose, Fructose, Dextrose, Lactose, anything that ends in “-ose”
This means you *must ditch* all sugary drinks!
Avoiding sugar sounds impossible — and at first it is hard — but it is possible, and you can still eat and drink well. Sugar alcohol is okay, and some artificial sweeteners, but I don’t recommend any that aren’t derived naturally.
The best zero carbohydrate, zero calorie sweetener is Monk Fruit extract. Almost all of the others I have tried either still spike blood sugar or cause diarrhea/gas/bloating. The exception to this is pure Stevia extract, but it has a slightly bitter aftertaste and is less sweet compared to Monk Fruit extract.
For drinks, I bought a Drinkmate that I use to make soda from Hibiscus Tea, which lowers blood pressure and is anti-inflammatory. Sweetened with Monk Fruit, of course.
Another note on Monk Fruit sweetener is that most on the market are cut with Erythritol, which causes the same digestive issues I mentioned. I recommend Pure Monk Fruit sweetener, but is expensive. The brand that I prefer due to its sweetness, quality and price is PuriSure.
2. Limit carbohydrates from processed food, fruit and starchy vegetables
Carbohydrates are the devil. There is no such thing as a “healthy” carbohydrate except for fiber. Virtually all grain-based carbohydrates are a death sentence for diabetics.
With that said, some advancements in grain processing have created grain-based flours that do not spike blood sugar. I have been buying and eating Lewis Healthy Life KETO bread with minimal impact to my blood sugar levels! It’s great to have bread back.
Net carbs are the total carbohydrates minus the total fiber. Fiber is a freebee since it helps digestion. It cancels out the other carbs. I personally keep my meals at less than 10g net carbs per meal. For me, that means I eat about 20 grams or less of carbs per day.
Not all vegetables are healthy! Potatoes of any kind will spike your blood sugar, for example.
Alternatives to potatoes are daikon, rutabaga and jicama.
Peas and beans can cause also cause spikes. Corn, too. Carrots seem to be okay for me, personally, but your mileage might vary. The best kinds of vegetables are the green ones and many root vegetables except potatoes.
Not all fruit are healthy! I have mostly stopped eating fruit altogether because of its high fructose content. Bananas, oranges and pineapples are among the worst.
Use your glucometer to find out what affects you personally. Not everyone is the same.
3. Protein & fiber
Protein is your friend as a type 2 diabetic. Protein helps you feel fuller longer, reducing your urge to snack in between meals.
Chicken breast, meatballs, burgers, brats, hotdogs, sausage, chorizo, cheese, eggs, butter — all of these are perfectly fine. Avocado is great, too.
If you have a chips or crackers addiction, get some pork rinds. But skip chips and crackers altogether. I tried some crackers called “flackers” which are made of flax seed, which is supposed to be good for diabetics. Nope. Decided to stick with pork rinds for that crunch addiction.
Protein powder often has one of the “-ose” sugars in it. Read the ingredients before buying it, or just avoid it altogether.
Caffeine may cause blood sugar spikes.
For me, it did. It would spike my blood sugar by 50 points after a pot of coffee (yes, I drank a pot of coffee). I had to find an alternative.
I found Matcha Tea. Matcha has 70mg of caffeine versus coffee’s 95mg of caffeine per cup. However, compared to coffee, matcha has antioxidants and is highly anti-inflammatory. The same amount of caffeine from matcha spiked my blood sugar by only 15 points. And I still got the energy and focus boost I was looking for.
5. Time restricted eating (Intermittent Fasting)
This one is more important than I realized at first. I have a hard time falling asleep when my stomach is growling. So more often than not I would eat something (generally not healthy) before I went to bed.
The problem with that is that our metabolism slows when we sleep, so digesting food slows too. It is better to feel full by eating something that keeps you feeling full long after you eat it than to eat before you sleep. That kind of food is protein and/or fiber.
Only eating between a window of 6-8 hours, and making sure what you eat is made up of fiber and protein during this time period helps the blood sugar problem and keeps you full enough to fall asleep.
2-3 meals max! No snacking in between!
If you must snack: peanuts, almonds, other nuts or pork rinds. Just make sure to check the ingredients and your blood sugar before and after.
Supplements To Beat Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. That means it is a problem with digestion.
Here are the daily supplements I’ve been taking to keep my gut biome in check. This along with my diet changes has allowed me to beat diabetes.
1. CoQ10 –
Good for heart health
Aids digestion and helps regulate blood sugar. Take in the morning before eating anything.
Aids digestion and helps regulate blood sugar. Take in the morning before eating anything.
This is just as effective as metformin for lowering blood glucose according to several studies. I take the serving amount before meals.
This is a miracle elixir for type 2 diabetics. Try it with your glucometer. Test before and after your favorite food without this. Then test before and after with it. I take this before I eat every time along with berberine.
6. Nitric Oxide
This helps transport nutrients to all the cells in your body.
Magnesium is critically important for diabetics. If your feet/ankles/hands are swelling, that’s because your circulation has stopped working properly due to type 2. Magnesium reverses this, literally overnight.
8. Krill Oil
Omega-3 fatty acid which is anti-inflammatory and good for heart health
Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Founder, Webmaster, & Editor, In5D.com
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