Home remedies to lower blood sugar include eating a Ketogenic diet, getting consistent exercise, and informed supplementation. You can manage blood sugar naturally. You can get off diabetic medication if you commit to important lifestyle changes.
Sadly, over 34 million people in the United States have Type 2 diabetes, and the majority of them are men. Another 88 million have Pre-diabetes...and 84% of them do NOT even know it.
By the year 2030, it is projected that 150 million Americans will have either Pre-diabetes, or Type 2 diabetes.
What is more frightening is that this insidious disease is most frequently found in men between the ages of 35-54...and men are TWICE as likely to develop Type 2 diabetes as women.
Guys, it is time to get serious about your health. If you are putting on fat, not getting exercise, and eating a lot of carbohydrate foods...you a legit candidate for a dangerous future.
Blood glucose is regulated by a hormone called insulin. Of the 600 hormones in the male body, this is the only one associated with fat gain.
When you have Pre-diabetes or worse, full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, your cells become insulin-resistant and the glucose (sugar) cannot be absorbed and used for energy.
It keeps circulating in your body, damaging your organs and and being stored as deep, visceral fat.
Home remedies to lower blood sugar have to focus on positive dietary changes, daily consistent exercise, and being knowledgeable about supplements that can help you.
The key to get things started is getting rid of ALL the crap foods in you home, and starting a Ketogenic diet.
The best program for men just beginning to make lifestyle nutrition changes is the Custom Keto Diet.
Blood sugar spikes when you eat sugar foods and high-carbohydrate processed foods.
When blood sugar upticks, insulin is secreted from the pancreas to carry the glucose away to be used as energy or stored as fat. Sugar and carbs overload the system, so the pancreas sends out more insulin, but the cells are bloated with it, and resist it.
The resulting circulation of the glucose, because of the broken blood sugar control results in severe health complications.
A Ketogenic diet is carbohydrate-restrictive. The normal male ingests over 300 grams of carbs per day. On a aKeto diet, that will be reduced to under a 100 grams, and in most instances, under 50 grams.
Instead of meals made with sugar and wheat products, you will now be eating more plant-based foods, and meat. You will also get toxic industrial vegetable oils out of your system.
Your energy will come from burning fat.
Jonathan Eddex (37) who lives in Largo FL and runs his own business, said, "It's no wonder I became Type 2 diabetic. When I got into college, I purchased one of those dorm meal plans. Essentially, that meant I could eat all of the worst foods possible. I loved getting four different donuts for breakfast, and three different pies for dessert after dinner.
I gained 60 lbs by the time I graduated from University of Florida.
I played some pick-up basketball, but that got less and less as I got into my tech career.
Three years ago, I was up close to 300 lbs. I was a sloppy fat guy. I looked like a train wreck."
"My company made us get mandatory annual check-ups. I had been feeling tired for most of the year. Plus, I was urinating a lot more, and I was always thirsty, which made me drink more pop, like Mountain Dew.
When the doctor told me my A1C was 6.7, and that I was Type 2 diabetic, I was so scared, I could not talk.
All I could see, in my mind's eye was life in a wheelchair. Being blind and both feet amputated. Type 2 diabetes is relentless, and it destroys men.
Type 2 diabetes is also a gateway to severe heart problems and developing Alzheimer's disease. That scared me even more.
He said he was going to put me on diabetic medication, but he also wanted me to go on a strict Ketogenic diet. The doctor said drugs only treated the symptoms. He believed in home remedies to lower blood sugar.
He was very firm in stating my dietary choices were now a Life-or-Death situation. I was NOT to eat: breads of any kind, pizza, pasta, spaghetti, rolls, donuts, desserts, or snack.
Anything that contained sugar was OUT. I was to reduce my carbohydrate intake to less than 100 grams per day. In a month, he wanted that down to 50 carbs per day.
I was also tasked with getting all vegetable oils OUT of my diet. The only ones I could use now were virgin olive oil, and avocado oil.
My diet was now plant-based, with meat, and good fats.
I started reading everything I could about the Ketogenic diet. This was life-or-death, and I intended to live beyond 35 years old.
I purchased a great Keto diet plan online, and followed it to the letter. I also started to walk 45 minutes after dinner, each night.
In the first month, I lost 15 lbs. My doctor was happy but I had at least another 80 lbs to go.
He ramped up my walking to include a 30-minute walk before breakfast.
Two months later, I was down another 25 lbs, and my A1C had dropped to 6.2%. I was making great progress.
Three months later, I had lost another 30 lbs. Once again, my A1C dropped to 5.9%.
My doctor was ecstatic. He told me to now add 5-10 push-ups and 10-15 air squats before each walking session.
At my next three-month checkup, I had lost another 20 lbs. People were congratulating me about my fat loss. Women were actually engaging me in conversations.
My doctor now had me purchase a 25 lbs kettlebell.
He wanted me to get stronger so I could join a gym, and not feel embarrassed. He wanted me to start lifting weights because they would help increase my testosterone and build lean muscle to torch off even more fat.
I worked hard. It was humid and sweaty in my garage, but I got it done. I, also, was walking faster on my walks.
At my next 3-month check-up, I was down another 15 lbs. My pants had gone from 46" to 34". I weighed 187 lbs, and I looked completely different.
I had hit our goal. My A1C was down to 5.2%, and I was completely off my diabetic meds.
In a little over a year, I had lost 100 lbs without any kind of extreme dieting. The Keto diet is all about carb-restriction, and feeling satiated by eating more protein and good fats.
I was thankful my doctor was progressive enough to prescribe home remedies to lower my blood sugar levels, instead of pumping me full of more diabetic drugs."
Getting consistent daily exercise in one of the key home remedies to reduce blood glucose levels, and regulate body fat storage.
You do NOT have to join a gym to do this. Walking, hiking, dancing, tennis, basketball...anything where you are getting continuous movement for over 30 minutes, and preferably an hour, counts!
Neal Blake (44) has his own online business in Newport OR. He said, "I got into some bad habits, running a home business. I started making money pretty easily, and the intent to ramp things up and make even more overtook me.
I'd buy a few boxes of donuts at Safeway, and a bag of bagels. For variety, I'd a eat a bowl of sugar cereal for, whatever meal, or make a sandwich.
I ate out a lot. Mostly at Subway or Cobblestone Pizza.
In a year, I'd put on 25 lbs. My pants had gone from 33" to 36". I now had love handles. My face was pretty sloppy looking.
I was so obsessed with making money that I stopped shooting baskets over at the city park, and I stopped walking on the beach.
What got my attention was my yearly check-up. My doctor showed me my A1C, blood sugar, levels were at 6.2%. I was Pre-diabetic, and did not even know it.
Fortunately, my doctor is a young guy, and said he wanted to treat this naturally, meaning with dietary changes and exercise, instead of pills or drugs.
I was all for it. I did NOT want this turning into full-blown Type 2 diabetes, and worry about heart attacks, stroke, or getting my feet amputated.
He got me on a Ketogenic diet, which meant it was carb-restrictive, had more fiber, and NO sugar foods. From now on, I would live on quality vegetables, meat, and good fats, like butter, avocados, olive oil, and a handful of nuts during the day.
Subway and the pizza place were out. I was to eat NOTHING that contained wheat.
My exercise program started with walking 30 minutes in the morning, and 30 minutes after dinner.
I ate the way I was supposed to on a Keto diet, but it was hard. I did not do the first month perfectly. My former diet revolved so much around carbohydrates that I craved them like a drug.
About once a week, I would stop by Krispy Kreme and get a glazed donut.
I ended up losing 4 pounds that whole month.
When I saw the doctor at the end of that first month, he wasn't the least bit surprised, but he was real clear...Get tougher with myself, or look forward to a reduced life in the future.
He also gave me an article stating there are over 100,000 amputations performed each year due to Type 2 diabetes, and all of those people were pumped full of medication.
He said home remedies to lower blood sugar was the only alternative I had. He also included 10 push-ups and 20 air squats in my walks, and extended each of them to 45 minutes.
When I came back in a month, I was down 12 pounds. He was much happier, but said he wanted me down at least another 20 lbs.
He added in hanging for 30 seconds from a bar at the park, and doing 5 jumping pull-ups. I still did the push-ups and air squats.
At the 3-month mark, I was down another 13 lbs, and my A1C was 5.7%. I was under the Pre-diabetes cut-off, but just barely.
For the next three months, he wanted me to join a gym, or get a barbell set for home.
I didn't know anything about working out, so I started watching some YouTube videos. All that did was confuse me.
I finally found an 'Old School' training program online, and started following that, with just basic lifts.
Three months later, I had dropped another 12 pounds, but actually added some muscle. In those six months, my pants size had gone from 36" down to 33". I had lost almost 40 pounds of flab. Everything from my face to my butt, looked different.
To top things off, my A1C was down to 5.2%. My doctor was happy, but he said we needed to go another 6 months, to see if I would stick to the eating and workout habits I was now forming.
I've now been on this program of eating a low-carb/high fat diet, moving daily, and lifting weights several times each week for about 18 months.
My waist has dropped another inch to size 32. I look a lot more muscular. I can now do 40 push-ups easily. I can do 6 strict pull-ups. I can now do 50 kettlebell swings at a time. I have included some sprint workouts in my program to boost my testosterone.
My A1C is at 4.8%. My waist is 4" smaller. I weigh a more solid 170 lbs. All of my bio-markers in my blood panel are at the optimal end of the range.
I'm thankful my doctor believed in home remedies to lower blood glucose, instead of handing me a prescription for a lot of diabetes drugs."
Using supplements can also function as one of the home remedies to lower blood sugar. HOWEVER, supplements are just that...additional help...they DO NOT take the place of following a Keto genie diet, nor do they take the place of regular daily movement.
Here are a few supplements to discuss with your physician:
**CeraCare is a new supplement that seems to be effective in lowering blood sugar.
Once again, please note that supplements DO NOT take the place of a quality Keto diet, or regular exercise. Always discuss supplement use with your doctor before you begin taking them.
You do not have to face an uncertain health future. You do not have to face a future of blindness or limb amputation. You can beat Pre-diabetes and even Type 2 diabetes with home remedies to lower blood sugar.