When you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes it is important that you keep your A1c levels low or close to the optimal range of 5.5 percent to keep your diabetes under control.
To do this effectively. The first step is simply to decide that you want an optimal A1c level, and set that as an ongoing goal to reach. Without having it as a goal to reach, one soon forgets about it, or one may not take it as seriously and not be focused enough to reach it.
The next step is to educate yourself about A1c nutrition, and how you actually can lower your A1c levels without having to take synthetic drugs that might not be so healthy for you in the long run. And at the same time create an environment where you live where snacks and junk food daren’t available to tempt you.
There are various ways to assist with your A1c levels. The best method is to consume a natural diet high in fiber, and to support your habits with our Lysulin supplements.
The best A1c diet is a natural whole foods diet. Whole foods are also called one-ingredient foods like for an example an apple. An apple only consists of the apple. There are no other ingredients, and it is also not processed. Other examples of whole foods are vegetables, salads, fruit, seeds and nuts etc. Basically all natural foods that haven´t been processed or added to in any way.
Make sure you construct your A1c diet in a way that you get enough fiber. Getting enough fiber is an excellent way to help lower your A1c levels. It also helps with digestion, promotes bowel health, and protects against bad cholesterol, also known as LDL (low density lipoprotein) reducing your risk of heart disease.
Fiber is also good for weight management. It may also help curb your appetite, and because it stays in your stomach longer, you may find it easier to maintain your weight.
Below are some foods that will help boost your fiber intake:
- Chia seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Lima beans
- Pearled Barley
On average, we are only consuming 28 grams of fiber per day at the standard reference diet of 2000 calories per day. That is much too little, and we are missing out on all the good natural health benefits fiber bring.
Men under 50 years of age should strive to have 38 grams of fiber per day. And woman under 50 years of age should strive for 25 grams of fiber per day.
Exercise is Important to Optimize Your A1C Levels
Exercise is important to keep your A1c levels at their best, and should be part of every diabetics routine.
Regular exercise such as low-intensity walking for half an our daily is great, and is some of the best exercise for type 2 diabetics. By walking gently and taking notice of your surroundings, you naturally get out of your mind; out of thinking mode, and it is a wonderful way of de-stressing as well as getting a gentle exercise that helps your muscles absorb blood sugar and lower your glucose levels.
Other types of exercise that are great for lowering your A1c levels include:
- Aerobic exercise
- Weight training
Any exercise that gets your heart pumping, your blood flowing, and your sweat going is good for diabetics. But be sure not to do too strenuous exercise as that will put stress on your body, and you don’t want that. You want to exercise in a way so you feel good and energized afterwards, and not more stressed and worn out.
Tracking your Progress
You can easily track your progress of your A1c levels yourself. Self test your A1c levels once a month to see if you are on track, with A1c Now home test kit.