Friday, 9 April 2010

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: Behavioral Changes Prevent Complications for Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes (also referred to as “adult onset” or “non-insulin-dependent” diabetes) is condition that greatly benefits from dietary and behavioral changes. In fact, most nutritionists believe the potentially devastating health complications associated with type 2 diabetes can be completely avoided by taking a few simple, proactive steps.

While diet is the number one factor associated with managing diabetes, it is also critical to address the topic of behavior modification. The following tools can used to help diabetics make the appropriate lifestyle adjustments.

Make Slow Dietary Changes to Prevent Overwhelm

Making big, fast changes can result in a backlash effect where the individual feels overwhelmed and uncomfortable. Keep goals small and relatively short term (at least in the beginning). Use of “transition foods” in the diet (selections that are slightly better than the current ones though not quite optimal) is helpful for making slow progress.

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