Medication-Free Diabetes Management – How it Works?
Regulating diabetes doesn’t always require insulin. There are alternatives that you can speak with your Qualified Healthcare Provider about to decide if an alternative treatment is the right option for you. As a reminder, never adjust or modify current control regimens without supervision of a Qualified Provider.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Medication-Free Diabetes Management Plan?
Taking an active interest in your Diabetes Management is the first step to Qualifying as a Candidate for Medication-Free Diabetes Management Plan. Diabetes can be a life threatening condition and requires diligence in monitoring and consistency of care. Discussing what your individual diabetic needs are with a healthcare professional that has extensive experience in alternative management of diabetes can be different than talking with a family practice physician. At Pearland Medical we specialize in alternative options and offer free consultations to new clients.
What Can I Do to Better Qualify Myself a Candidate?
The following are a few key factors that may help you position yourself to qualify for a medication-free diabetic treatment plan.
KNOW YOUR GLYCEMIC INDEX
Carbohydrates can cause drastic changes in blood glucose levels and knowing your Glycemic Index (GI) is a big step in taking a proactive approach to your care. Every food has a GI. Regulating your carbohydrate intake will go a long way in your care, with or without insulin. Some specific carbohydrates you will likely want to avoid or moderate consumption of are starches and sugars. This can be difficult but at Pearland Medical our Seasoned Professionals offer Nutritional Counseling Services to offer guidance to our diabetic patients.
Understanding what minerals your body needs and what minerals your body might be lacking is key in determining what supplements might work to help you manage your diabetes. Remember that it is always important to discuss supplementing minerals with your healthcare provider and minerals should be treated just as you would treat a medication, equally they should be included in any list of medications you provide.
FLUSHING HIGH BLOOD SUGAR
You can help flush-out excess glucose by simply staying hydrated. Consuming a minimum of three quarts of water can help your body cleanse. Staying hydrated will also go a long way in preventing insulin resistance and will likely have a positive impact on your mood and energy levels.
TAKING TIME FOR YOURSELF
When a person with diabetes is under additional stress due to lack of sleep or weighed down with added stress, it can affect their ability to manage diabetes without medication. Raised cortisol levels can lead to a diminished immune system and can have profound impact on your body’s relationship with diabetes. We all go through times when life is more stressful than usual. During these times your diabetes may require a heightened level of attention if you don’t take steps to manage your stress. Though it may feel counterintuitive, taking time to relax, especially during stressful times, can have a significant impact on controlling your diabetes.
GETTING IMPORTANT Z’S
Sleep can help manage both stress and diabetes. When we sleep our bodies recharge, renew and refuel for the following day. Did you know that a person with diabetes often requires more than 8 hours of sleep to function at a level equal to someone without diabetes?
Are You Ready to Make the Change?
Making just one of these lifestyle changes can greatly impact your diabetes management and help you control your diabetes long-term. There’s no better time than today to make changes that will improve your tomorrow. If you feel you are ready to make a change call our experts at Premier Medical to schedule your free consult now.