Water

Water

clipart-waterGlass-2Water is essential to life! You may recall that, before you were first diagnosed with diabetes, you had frequent, intense thirst. And your body still does.

Drinking enough water is probably right up there in difficulty with getting enough exercise. I’m still working on it.

My first instinct when I have a blood sugar spike is to drink more water. I don’t know if it helps lower blood sugar or not, but it at least helps rehydrate the cells. Dehydrated cells become more insulin resistant.

My personal opinion is that the reason any so-called “detox” or “cleanse” works is because it’s putting more liquid into your body. I’d just rather “detox” with plain water.

California is currently [2015] in a drought, and water is precious. I will take shorter showers and not wash my car in the driveway, but I will not skimp on drinking water!

References:

Drink More Water
http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/drink-more-water/

Drinking Water May Cut Risk of High Blood Sugar
Study Shows Staying Well Hydrated May Lower Risk of Hyperglycemia
http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20110630/drinking-water-may-cut-risk-of-high-blood-sugar

Have Enough Water For Good Heath?
http://www.diabeteshealth.com/blog/have-enough-water-for-good-heath/

How much Water should a Diabetic Drink Each Day
http://www.kidney-cares.org/type-2-diabetes/282.html

How Much Water Should a Type 2 Diabetic Drink?
http://www.ehow.com/about_5316990_much-should-type-diabetic-drink.html

How Water Impacts Blood Sugars
By David Edelman
http://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/2011/02/how-water-impacts-blood-sugars/

Is Okra the Secret Weapon Against Diabetes?
http://www.healthline.com/health/diabetes/okra#Overview1

NEWSTART® Video [29:39]
Use of water, inside and outside the body
http://newstartclub.com/resources/detail/water

Water and Diabetes
http://www.freedrinkingwater.com/water-education3/water-diabetes.htm

 

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