Diabetes Self Management

Diabetes self management begins when most diabetics start the process to reduce blood sugar levels.To begin the reversal process naturally you start by reducing sugar in your diet gradually over period time.

The very first step is to begin by reducing the refined sugar you put into your system, the refined granulated sugar that is what you spoon into your morning hot drink. Reducing even marginally the amount full of sugar you heap into your coffee or tea gradually over a period of time until you used zero sugar in your drinks.

Diabetes self management and sugar reduction

Once you have achieved zero spoons full of sugar from your drinks,then the next important step is to start looking at the other sugar packed foods in your diet. This is a matter of checking what you eat, begin reducing then cutting out the sugary confectionery.cookies, sodas and sweet snacks. Once you have achieve this you can start to get excited as begin to watch as your weight starts to reduce as you start lowering your blood sugar level back to normal.

Success achieved only with small steps

Diabetes Self Management the reversal diabetes process takes determination and the only way it became successful for me was to create a program of small achievable small steps I could take to lower my blood sugar as the first part of the program. If I could achieve one small thing and can see that success however small the success that believed would build the confidence to try to achieve further small success.

When I quit smoking many years ago because I knew it would cause me health problems and I needed to stop. The only way I could do it was perhaps strange for many but it worked for me.

The principle was as follows, as a smoker the worst thing for me was to be without cigarettes.This made me desperate to get some as quick as possible however once I had some I was fine I could ration myself to a quantity  each day.

Diabetes Self Management Expect give in to temptation at first

With a pack in my pocket I was not desperate for a smoke. I worked out that if I had some I would take one put it in my mouth but I would not light it because if I did I would lying to myself and cheating myself. That would tell me I was a  pretty weak person and that was not the person I intended to be. A person that lies and cheats himself has got to be someone who did not deserve a great wife and family that I have. So lighting a cigarette would be letting my family down as well  as myself.

In the first two weeks I failed a couple of times and I did have lots of times when I was desperate for a smoke and put a cigarette in my mouth but I would not light it. After the first month the the urges became less and less after three I didn’t smoke anymore.

The Principle Of Taking Small Steps To Win

The principle I referred to, is to lower blood sugar level and reverse diabetes by taking very small achievable steps at a time. When you take any physical activity very slowly your body will get used to a small reduction will not react negatively.

What does that mean!  Well If you decide suddenly to go on a  diet reducing the amount of food you eat. First cut out all sugar food,sugary drinks, cookies and sweet confectionery your body will react and tell you your hungry. Likewise if you suddenly decide to dig up your garden or do any sudden activity WITHOUT PREPARATION your body will react negatively and you’ll get pain and aches because of that activity without preparation.

The First Stage is Preparation in Diabetes Self Management

The preparation and planning are simple plan to make small gains. Take any changes it slowly, get used to a any slight changes whether its in the types of food you eat or the quantity of certain foods you eat.

Prepare what and how you can achieve the changes to a better way of eating. Check and food read labels and check the contents unhealthy additives, coloring’s and flavoring you don’t want in your healthier eating regime.

With Type 2 diabetes my first small success was cutting down to half a teaspoon of granulated sugar in my hot drinks in my first two weeks.  After a month I didn’t even think of putting spoons full of sugar in my drinks that was my first big success and I knew I could do more.

Diabetes Self Management Preparation

The next stage of the preparation was to cut out  all sugary foods and drinks item by item, no cookies or food that contained sugar slowly. This stage can take as long as you need maybe up to six months. But by the you should see the surplus weight dropping off as you change what you eat.




Many of these chicken recipes can be suitable for all the family or type 2 diabetes reversal programs. Once you have lowered blood sugar levels to normal chicken recipes become part of  a non diabetic maintenance program.

Try this favourite of mine.

A  Chicken Casserole.

With Tomato Mushroom just a little Red Wine for the jus / gravy.

All the top easy chicken recipes are simple to prepare and so healthy and tasty to eat.

Try this easy Roast chicken with steamed fresh veg. With Broccoli, Sprout, Baby Carrots, Baked Peppers.These fresh veg with a Cauliflower and Cheese Sauce dinner this delicious  fabulous tasty meal.

This meal has been successfully put together for those on the journey to reverse T2diabtes. With all the requirements for type 2 diabetics changing to this very healthy food management program.

This Easy Slow Cooking to extracts all the flavours from the chicken and vegetables to merge and make this wonderful tasty meal you will be proud to serve.



1 tsp olive oil.

25g butter.

8 chicken legs.

1 onion, chopped.

2 garlic cloves, crushed.

100g mixed dried mushrooms. or 200g of any fresh mushrooms.

225ml red wine.

1x 400gram tin chopped tomatoes.

2 tbsp tomato puree.

3 thyme of sprigs.

500ml of chicken stock.

Salt and fresh ground black pepper.


Direction for cooking this chicken casserole.

Heat the oil and half the butter in a large lidded casserole.

Cut the chicken in 8 pieces, season with salt and pepper.

Fry the Chicken pieces in the open casserole dish turning them for about 6/8 minutes until they are golden brown.

Take out the Chicken pieces and set them on a plate on one side.

1. Put the rest of the butter into the empty casserole dish and. add the onion, fry them for about 4/ 5 mins until turning brown and soft.

2. Add garlic in, cook for a further about 1 min, before adding the mushrooms, then the red wine and the chopped tomatoes.

3. Stir in the tomato puree, and pour over the chicken stock.

4. Bring the contents to the boil and stir gently for 2 minutes.

5. Add the 8 Chicken pieces into the pan, add in the thyme, then cover the casserole dish with its secure lid,then simmer on a low heat for about 1 hr stirring occasionally until the chicken is very tender.

6. Remove the chicken from the pan and keep it hot.

7. Bring the contents to boil down the sauce for 12 mins or so until it has been reduced and the flavour is more concentrated.

8. Put the chicken legs back into the sauce and serve.

For 4 persons.

To personalise this recipe you can add your own choice of vegetables which will vary the flavours of this dish.

This is one of the top  chicken recipes check our many other recipes for quick delicious healthy tasty meal ideas.

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