• Stop eating sugar, white-flour products, greasy food, meat, eggs, cheese, excess vegetable oil, as well as rancid nuts and seeds. Totally avoid tobacco and those who use it. Because it restricts circulation, it will aggravate your condition.
• Eat smaller meals (if necessary, eat them more frequently), and chew the food thoroughly. Do not eat late in the evening. Overeating can induce diabetes or increase it, once contracted.
• Vegetable broths and fresh fruit are nourishing. A high-carbohydrate, high-fiber diet will reduce the need for insulin. (A low-fiber diet can bring on diabetes.) It will also lower the amount of fat in the blood. Get your protein from vegetable sources.
• Onions and green beans appear to lower blood sugar. A diet high in raw food is also helpful. One individual dropped his insulin dosage from 60 to 15 units per day, by increasing his raw food intake.
• But do not eat fruits and melons in large amounts. Do not eat apples or bananas. Do not eat milk and sugar combinations. Coffee can induce very high blood sugar levels. A fatfree diet will help reduce blood sugar.
• Eat your meals at regular times, and do not be in a rush to swallow the food. The quicker you eat, the higher goes the blood sugar.
• Eat raw garlic every day, to reduce your blood sugar.
• Do not take large amounts of niacin (vitamin B3 ), B1 (thiamin), PABA (paraaminobenzoic acid, another B vitamin), or vitamin C. But do take them in normal amounts.
• Get enough exercise; it will improve circulation, which is always poor in diabetics. This will also lower blood sugar levels.
• Huckleberry helps promote insulin production. Cedar berries help the pancreas. Other helpful herbs include black walnut, echinacea, burdock, buchu, dandelion root, and uva ursi.
• In case of a hyperglycemia attack, go to an emergency room. You must be given fluids, electrolytes, and possibly insulin.
• In case hypoglycemia occurs, in an emergency, immediately drink fruit juice, soft drinks, or anything else that contains sugar. If you are insulin dependent, carry a glucagon kit with you at all times.
• If your child has diabetes, tell his teacher the warning signs of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
• Take good care of your feet, for they can become more easily infected than those of nondiabetics.
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