Not everyone's blood sugar (glucose) levels drop as rapidly as Jeff's, but there is plenty of evidence that a nutritious diet like the Pritikin Eating Plan paired with daily exercise may significantly lower blood sugar levels in as little as two to three weeks. In some cases, people have reported lowering blood sugar to near-normal levels within just a few days.
The good news is that your body is very efficient at converting glucose into energy; therefore, if you keep eating foods that contain glucose, your body will continue to convert them into energy until they are all used up. The only way to stop this process is by going 12 hours without any glucose in your system. This is why it's important to eat foods that contain glucose so your body will not run out of things to use for energy.
After several months on the Pritikin Program, people who need to lose weight will usually report losing 2 to 4 pounds per week. This is because carbohydrates play a major role in our ability to store energy as fat. By removing most sources of carbohydrate from your diet, your body will start to rely more heavily on fat for its energy supply and thus burn away the excess calories.
Once you have reached your goal weight, you should be able to maintain that weight loss over time by simply maintaining a healthy balance between nutrients intake and expenditure.
Yes, it is feasible to swiftly drop your blood sugar! Although not everyone's blood sugar (glucose) levels will drop in three days, scientific research clearly suggests that a healthy lifestyle (excellent eating, daily exercise, and a happy mentality) can help you cure diabetes in as little as two to three weeks.
Here are the fastest ways to reduce blood glucose levels:
Lifestyle changes are by far the most effective way to control blood glucose levels. This means changing your diet, being active, and keeping a positive attitude. Lifestyle changes can lead to an average reduction of 1 to 2 percent blood glucose per day, which over time can significantly lower glucose levels.
You can also use medications or insulin to reduce blood glucose levels. Medications that may be used to treat high blood glucose include insulin, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogs, and thiazolidinediones (TZDs). Insulin reduces hyperglycemia by stimulating cells in the body to absorb glucose from the blood. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogs work like GLP-1 but are more stable in circulation and therefore need less frequent injections. TZDs increase the sensitivity of insulin-sensitive tissues to insulin by binding to nuclear receptors on cell membranes. This increases the uptake of glucose into muscle cells and adipocytes (fat cells), thereby reducing blood glucose levels.
Bottom Line: How Long Does Diabetes Take to Reverse? Within two to three weeks, study on persons with diabetes who used the Pritikin Program discovered that fasting blood glucose dropped by 19% on average, which indicated that prescription medicines were no longer needed or doses were significantly lowered for many people.
However, the study did not look at long-term effects of the program. There is also no evidence that how long it takes for diabetes to reverse depends on the severity of the case or type of diabetes. Further research is needed on this issue.
In conclusion, the Pritikin Program can help restore insulin sensitivity in persons with diabetes. Within two to three weeks, study results showed that fasting blood glucose levels had decreased by 19%. More research is needed on how long these improvements last and what effect the program has on complications related to diabetes.
Exercise is a quick and efficient technique to reduce your blood sugar levels. Exercise might reduce your blood sugar levels for up to 24 hours after you stop. This is due to the fact that it makes your body more sensitive to insulin. Because of physical exertion, the body need glucose for energy. Insulin allows this to happen by moving glucose from the bloodstream into cells where it can be used as fuel.
The most effective way to exercise and lower your blood sugar is by exercising at a high intensity for 30 minutes or more.
If you're not used to exercising then start out with 10-minute sessions three times a week. As you become fitter you can increase the duration of your workouts each time you see your doctor. There are many ways to exercise. Which method you use depends on what kind of training you want to do and what facilities are available to you.
Spend some time learning how to perform basic exercises such as walking, stretching, and lifting weights. Once you learn these techniques, you can add variety to your workouts by changing the order in which you perform them or by adding in some sports activities once a week. For example, if you live near a park, go for a walk every morning before having breakfast. Or next to cooking food, take the stairs instead of the elevator. You will feel better physically and mentally because of the added exercise.