Proponents of the following system claim that diabetes can be reversed in 8 weeks with many diabetic characteristics dropping in one week:
Eat a low glycemic load, high fiber, plant-based diet of vegetables, beans, nuts, limited whole grains, fruit and lean animal protein
Vigorous exercise (fast walking, running, biking, etc.) 30 minutes 4-5 times a week and strength training 20 minutes 3 times a week
Take a good multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin D and blood sugar and insulin balancing nutrients (including chromium and alpha lipoic acid)
I’ve incorporated most of this in my own routine with some modification. I don’t eat any grains and my workout diverges from this prescription in the follow way:
I do high intensity bursts of 1 min with a skipping rope with 1 min rest in between every other day for about 10 minutes. The alternate days I walk a brisk mile with my dog. Just 10 minutes of H.I.I.T. will work. Later, as I get more fit, I may increase to 2 min high intensity with 1 min of rest in between up to a maximum of 20 min.