Natural Cure for Diabetes

Ever so often persons with diabetes ponder on the “natural cure for diabetes.”  If you or someone you know has suffered from diabetes for an extended period of time, then you will agree with me that the side-effects of the drugs can be worst than the illness itself.


Here are a few of the side-effects of one diabetic drug:

  • Chest pain
  • Seizures
  • Unconsciousness
  • Blistering and peeling of the skin
  • More frequent infections
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Weight gain
  • Liver problems
  • Skin rash
  • Depression
  • Clotting
  • Anemia
  • High blood pressure

Now, to the meat of this article.  Be patient, I am getting there and you will just love what I am about to say.  Remember, the aim is for us to change our lifestyle so that we will eliminate diabetes or at least have it under control with less medication.  If you get radical, you can throw diabetes out of your “house.”

Superfoods for diabetics

Below I will give you some information on some of the best and most effective foods for diabetics who are serious about a lifestyle change and are embracing the possibility of being diabetic free.



This is a must for us to eat.  Our hearts are threatened when we have diabetes.  The blood vessels of our heart are usually damaged when we suffer from this illness.  It is not uncommon for diabetics to die because the blood vessels to their hearts and brain are damaged.  The good news is that there is a substance in broccoli which helps to prevent this from happening and it also repairs damaged vessels.  This compound is called sulforaphane.

As we get more mature in age, sulforaphane restores our immune system.  Our liver also gets a boost when we eat broccoli and does a better job at detoxifying.  Sounds good to me.  Truth be told.  I hated broccoli, but it gives me great health leverage and so I now eat it to ensure that I get all these benefits and be healthier and happier.

Cauliflower, cabbage, and bok choy will also do the same.  I prefer the cabbage and the bok choy, so I eat them more often than broccoli.

The bottom line is, you need to eat this diabetic superfood if you are serious about a natural cure for diabetes.  Go ahead.  Change your lifestyle to one of regular exercise and a diet of whole foods, inclusive of the superfoods to cure diabetes.

Steel-Cut Oats


When I was growing up, I was always told, “prevention is better than cure.”  Yes, I was often told this when I failed to brush my teeth and my mother was hoping I would understand the need to brush and avoid tooth decay.  Oats fall into this category.  Eating oats will prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.  Oats is a diabetic superfood which needs to be in every pantry.

Magnesium is useful in helping the body to effectively use glucose and to produce insulin.  This is good news for diabetics.  I know, you are wondering why I am speaking about magnesium now.  I actually have a good point.  Be patient.  Oats is rich in magnesium.  It is also a high fiber food.  You can fill in the blank here.  Oats is _______ for diabetics.  Yes,  eating oatmeal is good for diabetics.  It has a significant effect on blood glucose but please look for the whole oats in the form of steel-cut oats.  Irish oats are also good as a source of soluble fiber.  Go ahead, write this on your next grocery list.  What do you have to lose?

Oatmeal is also good for your heart.   It lowers cholesterol and keeps you feeling fuller for a longer time.  Yes, you will eat less and so you will also lose weight.  We spoke before about digestive issues and it is good to know that oats will help us to repair these as well.  I’ve said enough to convince you.  Have some oats for breakfast.


We cannot talk about superfoods for diabetics and not include fish.  It has a high protein content and will, therefore, keep you feeling full.  When we consume fish for at least 3 days per week, it helps us to be less inflamed.  Those of you with arthritis, feel free to scream, “Amen.”   The possibility of having a stroke is greatly reduced when you consume enough fish that is baked, steamed or broiled.

Folks, I am not talking about fish sticks and the other highly processed foods readily and easily available.  Eat salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines.  These are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.


I wish you good health and a happier you.  Eat well.



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    Great info.. My mother has been told she has diabetes.. She’s finding it hard to adjust her eating habits, so showing her sites like these are great. And I think she’ll be happy it’s not a diet full of pills!

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      Jewell, thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Yes, please go ahead and share my site with your mom and let her know I am a real person, with a changed lifestyle, and some super results. All the best, and may God grant her the courage and determination to endure.

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    Great information on foods for helping to control diabetes. I think we forget that although a pill is easy to take, there may be some pretty awful side effects. Natural remedies are definitely the way to go. I eat a lot of these foods just in my regular diet, and I think they definitely are great for anyone in general to eat. Thanks for the info!

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      Pete, you are most certainly on the right track with your eating and I am happy for you. Yes, the side effects of taking pills, especially for an extended time can be bad for us, but I find that a balance in the beginning, with lower doses and a changed lifestyle, can be a good start, which will eventually lead to being taken off the pills eventually. Using what Mother Nature has given us is the way to go. Thanks for taking the time Pete.

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    Really glad 2/3 of one of my favorite foods are on this list. I’m glad diabetes is something I don’t have to worry about now 🙂

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      Matt, thanks for taking the time. I am glad there is no need for you to worry about diabetes as long as you ensure you have the healthiest lifestyle possible. All the best.

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    As a type 2 diabetic, I really appreciate this article. I love oats and already incorporate those in my diet, though not as often as I should. I will start adding broccoli to my salads as a way to include that in my diet moving forward. But no matter how healthy, I simply cannot abide fish so I must pass on that one! This was a really great article and I will be back for more!

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      SueEllen, Thanks for taking the time and I am happy to hear that you are eating the foods mentioned. I encourage you to continue with your lifestyle change and it is possible that you could be free of diabetes one of these days. Look at this post. I pray you will find it helpful. I have been having some wonderful results with peanuts. Have you tried sardines and tuna, or you just can’t stand fish, full stop? Let me know.

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    Hello Josephine, this is all good news for me, except for the sardines! I love broccoli and steel cut or Irish oats! Sardines? Not going to happen!

    You have given me hope! I am having almost all of the symptoms of Diabetes and have a family history of it. Even my oldest brother has it. I do not want any of those other side effects of the medications you mentioned and most meds have terrible side effects, whatever the drug. I will be looking for ways to incorporate your suggestions. I hope to see something on how to control sugar cravings. I think that essential oils help and I plan to look into this.

    Thanks, Lynne

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      Ok Lynne, I got you about the sardines, but, maybe, just maybe you can find another fish that you like. Here is why fish is important. Read this article about gifts from the sea.

      Lynne, for you I will definitely do an article about sugar cravings. Stay tuned. All the best, and please make the switch to whole foods and an active lifestyle if you haven’t done so as yet. Do give us some feedback about essential oils.

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    Hi Josephine,
    I am a Type 2 Diabetic and have been for quite a while, I have a tremendous job trying to keep weight down. I believe this to be my absolute main problem.I have always been a `sweet tooth` person. when younger I was very active but reaching middle age ( like many another ) everything was `downhill`.
    Your website I like very much with plenty of helpful and truthful content.Your comment on Drugs to treat the problem is correct as many drugs may suit one person but not another and some side effects can be unpleasant. Metformin for me was just one of those drugs where I did suffer side effects. I was then given Linogliptin and found I was entirely receptive to this drug. I now follow most of the advice you have given on foods to eat and am able to control my sugar levels
    Well done on a very helpful,topical site.

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      Angieina, I am so happy to hear that your blood sugar is under control using dietary changes. Way to go! I sometimes do a low carb eating plan to help me to shed some pounds. Check out this article for some more information and I wish you continued success. Please see the article below.

      Low Carb Lifestyle to Fight Diabetes

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    Hi Josephine.

    I totally agree with all the food you listed here as being great for anyone regardless of diabetes.

    We regularly consume all of these foods as does our type 1 diabetic grandson.

    I am sure that any type 2 diabetics that follow your advice would have very good chances of reducing their meds or even being able to go off them. Of course, they need to follow their doctor’s advice on that one.

    I would add trout, tilapia, cod, haddock, and herring to your list of types of fish to eat. Nice to have a variety.

    Do you have any favorite fish recipes to share? Might make a great article sometime (hint, hint).

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