In addition to diet and detoxification, it is necessary to address stress levels, as well. Your adrenal glands are responsible for regulating stress. One way the adrenals do this is by outputting a hormone called cortisol. This hormone responds to stress by releasing stored glycogen (sugar) from the liver and muscle tissue, thereby raising blood sugar levels. Cortisol also reduces the sensitivity of insulin receptors on cells, making insulin even less effective and putting more stress on the pancreas. This quickly can turn into a vicious cycle of high blood sugar levels and ineffective insulin, leading to diabetes.
When it comes to diabetes, it is important to address the whole body. Diet and lifestyle are key, but so are detoxification and hormone balancing. It is possible to prevent and reverse diabetes when you take this full system approach.