Let’s get something straight from the very first sentence: If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you need to be under doctor’s care.
This is important no matter what kind of diabetes you have whether you are insulin dependent type 1 or have the adult onset version type 2.
That said, however, there are many doctor recommended approaches for improving the way your body handles the sugar in your blood.
These approaches, which you can institute yourself at home, including losing weight, exercising and eating more fiber and less fat and sugar.
Eating right is by far the favorite method named by all doctors and experts for getting the diabetes under control. Studies show that diets high in complex carbohydrates whole grains, fruits and vegetables help improve blood sugar control.
To speed weight loss and decrease diabetic symptoms, nothing beats working up a sweat.
Touted through the ages as a successful treatment for more than 60 health problems, sage tea was found in at least one study to be effective at reducing the blood sugar of those suffering from diabetes.
Ginseng has been prized for centuries for its role in maintaining health. What is more, experts have documented that ginseng is useful in helping to control diabetes.
There is some evidence to suggest that people who suffer from diabetes may benefit from B vitamins, but more research is need. Scientific studies have shown that vitamin B6 may be beneficial in treating diabetes and its complications.
Some people with diabetes are B6 deficient, and for them B6 supplements may be helpful. Brewer’s yeast contains such nutrients as thiamine, riboflavin, biotin, folic acid, selenium, and chromium and is sold in health food stores. For all its purported merits, taking more than 50 milligrams of vitamin B6 daily can be toxic and cause nerve damage. If you’d like to try B6 supplements, discuss it with your doctor.