Actually, the diet recommended for Type II diabetes is just a good, balanced diet. Low on simple carbs but more complex carbs. It's a myth that diabetics should avoid all carbs. Exercise is extremely important, and regular exercise can lower blood sugars significantly. It doesn't have to be go-to-the-gym, wear-yourself-out exercise. Walking a mile a day will work. Even housework can do it.
Like many diseases, diet and exercise don't actually cure type II diabetes. They can control the symptoms in mild cases, and keep you from developing some of the bad by-products of high blood sugar - impaired circulation, heart disease, eye problems. In some cases, medication is needed to control it, especially as people age.
Ask your doctor if some hospital or other agency in your area has classes for new diabetics. One of the hospitals here has a series of six classes. They talk about
diet, the value of certain foods. how to plan meals, exercise, skin care and other important topics. It can be very helpful.
If you're on Prednisone or any other kind of steroid, it may well be a reaction to the medication. One thing they do is to raise blood sugar levels. My testing fell into the low diabetic range when I was taking Entocort. With diet and exercise I brought it down. Now that I'm off steroids, my tests are well in the normal range, but my doctor still runs them twice a year to monitor.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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