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What Black People Should Know About Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

diabetes testingWhile Type 2 Diabetes continues to be a disease that is battering the black community, and can potentially be deadly if not kept in check, all is not lost when it comes to the possibilities of making cases of the disease become fewer among blacks.

Taking your prescribed Type 2 Diabetes medication is one way to deal with the disease, but what if we told you there was a way that you could actually reverse it? 

The Road to Reversal

According to director of diabetes translation at the CDC  Dr. Ann Albright, “The term ‘reversal’ is used when people can go off medication but still must engage in a lifestyle program in order to stay off.”

The following are 5 steps that Type 2 Diabetics can take to possibly reverse the disease.

1: A Healthy Diet

Make sure that your diet consists of 70% vegetables and 30% fruit.

2: A Healthy Weight

Not only does losing weight assist the body in metabolizing sugars, but it also helps to lower cholesterol.

3: Get Your Beauty Rest

Sufficient rest has more than just aesthetic benefits. Not getting enough shut-eye can actually contribute to making diabetes worse, and can affect hormones that regulate your appetite, which in turn could lead to making the wrong dietary choices and gaining weight, thus increasing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, so make getting enough shut-eye a priority.

4: Stay Away From White Rice

Studies have shown that the consumption of white rice can actually increase the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you must eat rice, eat brown rice instead.

5: Get Moving

When it comes to Type 2 Diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle is a no-no. Make sure to stay physically active, incorporating an exercise regimen into your day.

For additional details on reversing Type 2 Diabetes, go here.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article should not be substituted for medical advice

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

 

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