Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes

Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes seems to be everywhere these days. It is so prevalent that it is astounding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not announcing it as an all out epidemic.

According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators,

“There are 30.3 million people with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) including 23.1 million people who are diagnosed and 7.2 million people (23.8%) undiagnosed. The numbers for pre-diabetes indicate that 84.1 million adults (33.9% of the adult U.S. population) have pre-diabetes, including 23.1 million adults aged 65 years or older (the age group with the highest rate).”

Maybe this disease, like many others, is considered a business rather than an alarm. This theory is explored in the documentary film ‘What the Health’ which is a film that exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.

Several new studies are supporting the ability for individuals to reverse their type 2 diabetes. A disease once thought (and still considered by many) as incurable may only take a small effort on your part to prove otherwise. Learn what you can do to possibly get off your diabetes meds for good and start living a healthier, stronger, optimal quality of life.

Open Your Eyes

When you choose to eat any kind of food you should almost view your choice as if taking a pharmaceutical pill. This is called ‘medicinal eating’ and by simply thinking before you chew, it may be possible to shun conventional medicine’s lifelong fixes, especially for diabetes, which you could end up taking right up until you die.

This is the first step in preventing, as well as reversing, diabetes. Give it one month and before you know it your taste buds will re-boot and your brain will consider past foods craved a poisonous choice.

Dropping that Spare Tire

There seems to be no harder task than losing weight. Talk to ten people and at least half will tell you they want to and just cannot. Others will tell you how they did lose weight but gained most of it back. By changing your diet where you do not succumb to the habitual cravings you were subject to as a child through culture, advertising or both is the first step.

The Guardian reports on a study from Newcastle and Glasgow Universities which found that,

“…the disease [type 2 diabetes] can be reversed by losing weight, so that sufferers no longer have to take medication and are free of the symptoms and risks. Nine out of 10 people in the trial who lost 15kg (about 33 lbs) or more put their type 2 diabetes into remission.”

Prof Michael Lean from the University of Glasgow who co-led the study commented,

“Our findings suggest that even if you have had type 2 diabetes for six years, putting the disease into remission is feasible. In contrast to other approaches, we focus on the need for long-term maintenance of weight loss through diet and exercise and encourage flexibility to optimize individual results.”

Case Study

The Newcastle study included 298 adults ages 20-65 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes over a six year period. Half the participants were put on a low calorie diet with full cognitive behavioral therapy support and encouraged exercise programs. The other half was the control group which received the standard type 2 diabetes conventional care (only 4% of the control group were able to attain remission).

The low calorie diet consisted of 825-853 calories per day for 3-5 months with a slow reintroduction of healthy eating within a two to eight week period. It was a radical diet approach but, under supervision, proved successful. In due time, eating became a new education and participants reaped the rewards.

One 65 year old participant lost weight and was able to go off her meds stating that,

“I had type 2 diabetes for two to three years before the study. I was on various medications which were constantly increasing and I was becoming more and more ill every day. When the doctors told me that my pancreas was working again, it felt fantastic, absolutely amazing. I don’t think of myself as a diabetic anymore.”

By losing weight, fat accumulated in the abdomen decreases and proper functioning of the pancreas can increase immediately preventing life-threatening type 2 diabetes complications, including blindness, foot amputation, heart and kidney disease.

 

You can talk to your doctor about losing weight to reverse your type 2 diabetes but chances are you will be told that such a feat is impossible. Therefore, seek out a naturopathic practitioner or an open minded MD for support. Lose weight and stop taking meds or stay heavy and take the meds forever. Seems pretty simple.

 

 

 

 



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