As it stands, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and which nearly 18 million people have already been diagnosed, another 5.7 have not. Another 57 million suffer from pre-diabetes, a condition that puts them at risk of developing diabetes, and its related complications.
The number one thing to do if you have diabetes or prediabetes, is to improve your diet. For most this means reducing by a lot the amount of simple carbohydrates you are taking in – things like white flour and sugar should top the list, but also grains in general like bread, pasta, rice and corn. Get your carbohydrates from vegetables and salads. Get the book Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution and read it. A paleo type diet is about where you want to be.
Regarding exercise, the reason it is so good is that most of your sugar is used up by the muscles as they move us about in our daily lives. If you are an athlete you can eat a ton of simple carbohydrates because you will burn it all up in your daily exercise activity. If you do not exercise, then eating too many carbs which you are not burning up will cause your body to convert the carbs into fat and store it away for for future energy needs, which in our society of plenty, never comes and so up goes the belly fat – a sure sign of prediabetes if ever there was one. So yes, exercise is great and can make a difference but by far the more important factor is what you are eating on a daily basis.
Also there are a number of helpful vitamins and nutrients you can take to assist with either a diabetic or prediabetic condition. Ask me about them if you have concerns on this issue. Check out our website (https://drbastomski.com//testimonials/diabetes/ ) for some of our patient testimonials on the excellent responses obtainable with our natural treatment approach of diabetes.
If you would like to discuss this further please email me or contact my office at 805-569-5000 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Jacob Bastomski
Dr. Jacob Bastomski, a board-certified chiropractic neurologist, has served the Santa Barbara area since 1981. As a Santa Barbara chiropractor, Dr. Bastomski seeks to improve health through functional neurology and clinical nutrition.
Please contact us anytime at (805) 569-5000 if you’re looking for a holistic approach to alleviate a chronic condition, especially if traditional medical approaches have failed. Dr. Bastomski’s Back to Health Wellness Center is located at 1900 State St. Suite H in Santa Barbara