Type 2 Diabetes

Unfortunately many truck drivers are affected and will be affected by type 2 diabetes.  But it is not only truckers.  1-3 Americans, that 86 million are expected to have pre-diabetes according to the CDC.  Fortunately 95% of that can be positively affected by lifestyle change.  However, many Doctors don't tell you that you can reverse type 2 diabetes.

What are the Symptoms

  • Dry Skin
  • Increased fatigue
  • Thirsty Often
  • Blurred Vision
  • Frequent Urination
  • Sores that won't heal
  • Cuts that won't heal
  • Excessive hunger

Reversing Diabetes

Diabetes Protection and Reversal

Realize that inflammation causes all kinds of health issues besides diabetes and the more fat tissue that is on your body, the more chronic inflammation your body has.  Especially if it is around the waist.

How to Naturally Reverse Diabetes

You can often reverse type 2 diabetes with a change in lifestyle.  That means changing what you eat, drink and get some exercise.  A lot cheaper and healthier than medicine.

Stay Away From...


Processed Foods


Limit Dairy

Starchy Simple Carbs ex. potatoes and white rice. 

Foods to help with diabetes

A lot of colorful veggies are great for improving and reversing conditions and some fruit but remember fruit is high in sugar.  Berries and apples have less.

  • Whole grains
  • Leafy green veggies
  • Other veggie
  • Nuts
  • Peas
  • Okra
  • buckwheat
  • broccoli
  • Kippers or sardines or wild salmon
  • Coconut
  • Eggs
  • Chia Seeds
  • Flax Seeds

(Lettuce does not count!)

Fat and Weight Loss

Herbs and spices that help with diabetes

  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Sage
  • Vinegar
  • Turmeric
  • Green Tea
  • Parsley

For truckers boiling eggs and putting them in vinegar would be very
convenient.  So is taking cans of sardines or wild salmon.  I know I talked
about eating a lot of Tuna.  The issue that has come up with Tuna is that
it might have high amounts of mercury.

One thing different from what I had suggested about truckers being health is eating breakfast. 

Turns out skipping breakfast is actually healthy for any of us but especially if you are diabetic.  It's called intermittent fasting. 

Intermittent fasting for breakfast, have coffee with stevia.  Nothing else until noon.  At noon eat lean protein (grass feed or organic is better) and low-glycemic carbs in sensible amounts of course.

Good Vitamins and Minerals To Take

Studies have shown supplementing with Chromium, Vanadium and Magnesium could help improve conditions of diabetes. 

Recommended Minimum Exercise

Also in the morning walk briskly or jog for 20 - 45 mins.  Would be great if you could get in another 30 minutes in the evening.  I talk about exercising over the road.

Learn to control stress

Stress is taxing on the body.  If you are already having health issues, it can greatly compromise your ability to get back to optimum health.  I talk about dealing with the stress of trucking here.

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