Even in modern times, when pharmaceutical industry constantly develops and offers brand-new revolutionary medicines to treat multiple health disorders, people still show great interest in alternative, non-medicinal options of restoring one’s health.
Though non-medicinal treatment options usually have safety as their key advantage over artificially synthesized remedies, they are still not widely used as the first-line therapies against human health disorders. However, exceptions do exist, and diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes, is a vivid example of the disorder, where non-medicinal treatment options make an essential part of the whole treatment strategy.
Speaking about type 2 diabetes, poor lifestyle habits, such as unhealthy eating and lack of physical exercising are commonly mentioned as the strong contributors, if not direct causes, to diabetes development. Consequently, it is a widely accepted practice that treatment of type 2 diabetes, especially when it is early diagnosed, should start with non-medicinal lifestyle changes.
Besides, even the most sophisticated brand-new medications against diabetes could be of little help when a person does not make a step towards healthy eating and exercising.
Why is health eating of key importance for people with diabetes? How do different kinds of foods affect one’s blood sugar? And what health benefits for type 2 diabetic patients can be provided with simple exercising? – The answers to the above mentioned questions, as well as the discussions of some other issues concerning non-medicinal management of diabetes, can be found in the articles, written by Pillwatch authors and gathered here in one section below.