Do Regular ExerciseThree hours a week. This can be mild walking or rebounding 30 mins 6x a week, or vigorous like 11 hour of tennis, squash, badminton, basketball, swimming, or gym workouts 3x a week.  The key is to do it regularly.

Rebouding is going up and down on a circular mini-trampoline which is available for about Php1,500 from sporting good stores like Toby’s.  Rebounding is actually the best exercise because it exercises all the cells, not just certain muscles.  It is the exercise prescribed for astronauts.

12-Hour Fasting Blood Sugar Tests

Take this at least 2 weeks or more frequently to help guide possible adjustments in dosages.

If you have been taking pharmaceutical drugs for diabetes, do not drop them abruptly, because that might cause an adverse reaction, since the body has become addicted to their use. Overlap them with the natural remedies. With your diabetes doctor’s help, phase the drugs out gradually after your fasting blood sugar has normalied or fallen below normal. Normal is 70-105.

1. Nutritional Supplements. After the blood sugar level normalizes, and after you have phased oout the drugs, cu back on the 6 food supplements until finally you are taking only one 10mg Vanadyl Sulfate a day, not the 50 mg capsule you started with. Keep using fasting blood sugar level tests (at least every 2 weeks) to guide you how much to cut back. If the blood sugar rises again afer the lat cut back, put back the last dosage that was cut out. If it has remained stable or within normal limits or has dropped, you can make another dosage reduction.
Other Measures. Continue the eating habits changes and other measures. These alone, even without the one Vanadyl Sulfate a day, may already be enough to keep the blood sugar level within normal limits.
Source: Jaime E. Dy-Liaco, trustee of the Philippine College for the Advancement in Medecine and Former Director General, of the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care, Dept of Health.
to be continued……..

Originally written Dec. 19, 2007

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