What are the keys to lowering diabetic risks and possibly reversing it?
1- Water-soluble fiber, obtained from oat bran (one -third cup daily); dried beans (one-half cup five times weekly); including kidney, pinto, and great northern beans; psyllium (one to three teaspoons daily).
2- Fish, in a study carried out recently, 45 percent of non fish eaters developed glucose intolerance versus only 25 percent of the fish eaters. Fish eaters were only half as likely to get glucose intolerance as nonfish eaters. Eating as little as one ounce of fish such as cod, salmon, mackerel, and trout.
3- Cure diabetes with exercise, of twenty-two thousand people in one study, those who exercised five or more times weekly had only 42 percent as high an incidence of diabtes as those who exercised less than once weekly. Those exercising two to four times a week had 38 percent incidence of diabetes over those who exercised less than once weekly. Even those who exercised only once weekly had only 23 percent as high an incidence of diabetes as those who exercised less than once weekly.
4- Vitamins and minerals- certain vitamins such as the antioxidants (vitamin C, E, beta carotene, and selenium) may offer some protection to the arteries in persons who have diabetes. Take 800 to 1000 micrograms of chromium picolinate daily.