Aa
A
A
A
Close
Thyroid Disorders Community
26k Members
Avatar universal

diabetes

Can a pre-diabetic be cured?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
So how to you turn it around?

649848 tn?1534637300
COMMUNITY LEADER
Eating a low glycemic diet (foods that do not spike the blood sugar, in turn spiking insulin levels), getting adequate exercise and losing weight (if overweight) will often/usually turn pre-diabetes around.  

Low glycemic foods are complex carbs that take longer for the stomach to digest; they include non starchy vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low/now fat dairy, nuts, seeds, etc.  Eliminate simple carbs which break down very quickly; these include foods with sugar, white flour and all processed foods.  Even fruit has sugar, even though it's natural, so limit servings to just a couple/day and pair them with foods that take longer to digest, such as vegetables or whole grains.

While I haven't been able to lose the weight I'd like to lose, I've managed to get my blood sugar levels back under control and am working on the weight issue.  Exercise is very important, as well, since it, too, will help lower blood sugar levels.
Have an Answer?
Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534637300
FL
Avatar universal
MI
1756321 tn?1547098925
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.