I refuse to believe that our genes determine our fate. Our bodies WANT to be healthy. The road to better health may not be easy, but neither is living with diabetes and other illnesses. I am not an expert on anythihng but how NOT to age with a quality of life. My family has been, and continues to be devastated by Type 2 Diabetes. We know so much more now about prevention--which is always easier and cheaper--and reversing this disease. I have been practicing a holistic lifestyle for over 25 years, have been hyper-aware of all things related to this disease because I am gentically pre-disposed. I don't think it's a coincidence or luck that I am relatively healthy and not on ANY diabetes medications--not even considered pre-diabetic anymore. I'm challenged with other health concerns, and whenever possible, I choode the holistic path. My one aunt died at 60, my mother at 69--both had a poor quality of life for at least 10 years prior. I don't want this for me or anyone else. You can get more information from these ariicles from the Mayo clinic that might be helpful if you're struggling with blood sugar levels and taking control.
When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It's especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you're at increased risk of diabetes, such as if you're overweight or you have a family history of the disease.
Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle now may help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes down the road, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage. Consider the latest diabetes prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association.
1. Get more physical activity
2. Get plenty of fiber
3. Go for whole grains ( but many are disagreeing with this now--do your own research!)
Did you know that various essential oils can help support balanced blood sugar levels? Contact me for a free wellness consultation to explore how doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils and other holistic modalities may help with diabetes prevention, reversal or any other individual health concerns. The fewer medications you take, the more hope you have of a quality of life as you age!