Of the different types of diabetes, only Type 2 can be reversed. In my book “How Diet and Exercise Can Better Manage Type 2 Diabetes”, we reveal the three things you can do to best manage your disease, including: • Diet • Exercise • Weight management Diet One of the most important considerations in managing Type 2 diabetes is making appropriate diet choices, anything that you eat needs to be considered in terms of blood sugar impact. Nutrition therapy is key, as it is food that causes blood sugar spikes and greatly influences blood glucose levels. It is possible to keep those glucose levels stable, and it all begins with meal planning. Exercise It’s no new phenomenon that diet and exercise are the two keys to managing diabetes, but did you know that certain methods of exercise can be harmful to you? Did you also know that exercise could be used to reverse Type 2 diabetes or greatly lessen the health risks associated with it? Exercise has tremendous benefits for diabetics. Not only does it help you burn off fat, but it also shrinks the risk of heart disease, helps your body process insulin (thus lowering blood sugar), strengthens your muscles, reduces blood pressure, reduces the chances of a stroke, and improves blood circulation (which can be a problem for diabetics that can lead to limb amputation). Nearly all of these things are associated with the long-term effects of diabetes – stroke, heart disease, etc. By combating these things through exercise, you are essentially reversing the effects of Type 2 diabetes on your body! Weight Management How do you go about losing weight? There are many “fast fixes” and “super pills” on the market that claim fast weight loss, but none has really been proven to be effective or to bring lasting results. You need to resort to old-fashioned diet and exercise forms of weight loss. It’s really the only way that true long-lasting weight loss can happen. Included in my book is a 7-Day Meal Plan to help you better plan your meals with regard to blood sugar management, and a discussion of the Glycemic Index and how you can use it when planning meals.