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What are people using as an alternative?

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by KarmaCapri, Apr 15, 2022.

  1. KarmaCapri

    KarmaCapri · Newbie

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    I would like to control my T2D with diet, exercise and natural foods/herbs etc, what are people doing and how is it working for you?
    Currently I am not taking any medication for it by choice but my last readings have been consistently high .. like 11.7
    I am getting so fed up of measuring foods etc.
    This all kicked off when I was hospitalised for covid and they put me in steroids...my BSL shot right up into the 20's. Until then I had no problems with T2D so was very shocked when they said I had it..this was in February 2022.
    They shot me up with insulin, put me on glicazide all while I didn't have a clue what was going on as I was out of it with virus.
    I don't want to be a slave to T2D, so anything natural tried and worked please share. Thank you
     
  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Master
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    Hi there and welcome!

    Many of us have taken control of our T2 by reducing the amount of carbohydrate we eat. You’re interested in ‘anything natural’ so as broad rule of thumb I’d suggest eating real foods - meat, fish, eggs, some dairy, above ground veg - and avoiding the ‘beige’ carbs (potatoes, rice, bread, pasta) and anything highly processed (even that marketed as ‘low carb’ or ‘keto’).

    Take a look at the dietdoctor.com website - full of information, recipes and meal plans. No need to take any of their paid options (unless you want to) as you can find everything you need for free.
     
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  3. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hello and welcome,

    I'm another type 2 who controls my diabetes with diet by going low carb. I stick to very low carb or no carb food so no measuring of food.

    Good luck and welcome.
     
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    Outlier · Well-Known Member

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    I'm the same. Nice and easy, and very effective.
     
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  5. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you still on steroids? They can raise bs
    BTW I agree low carb real food with some physical activity you enjoy every day, walking, dancing, weights whatever you like
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @KarmaCapri and welcome to the forums.

    Steroid induced diabetes is unfortunately a known issue
    Steroid Induced Diabetes - Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

    As @MrsA2 asked, are you still on them? I would hope that things become easier once you are off the steroids,,,,

    I agree with the others' suggestions that low carb is the way to go. If you are carrying any extra weight then reducing that (as a result of low carb and/or exercise?) may also help.

    But if you had covid and the steroids only in February (as in 2 months ago) I'd hope that things will improve anyway as you recover from what's been a very traumatic time for your body.

    Good luck.
     
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