If you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, you have options. Finding a program that fits your lifestyle and goals is paramount. The first thing you need to do is to ask yourself how aggressively are you willing to fight for your health?
- What are you willing to learn or change in order to have a life where your diabetes is a fact but not the determining factor?
- If following a customized program offered you the ability to stop the damage being done to your cells and allow you to live in what is defined by western medicine as “diabetes-free,” would you do it?
The answers to these questions seem obvious, but perhaps only to those who don’t actually have diabetes. Changing your lifestyle can be a challenge if your focus isn’t on recapturing the best quality of life you can while you still have it.
Recently I interviewed one of our patents, Gary, who has been successful in getting his blood glucose levels under 100 and his HbA1c down to below 6. After participating in our Whole Health diabetes program, he is about to go off medication. He feels better. He’s committed to his health.
But Gary told me stories of other patients he knows who are not as committed as he is. Someone he knows who is severely affected by her type 2 diabetes controls her sugar intake by eating sugar and following it with insulin. A woman I had breakfast with not long ago told me her doctor said her blood glucose was high but she isn’t diabetic. She was eating a cinnamon sugar scone. When I asked her what the level was she said it was well over 100. “It was 160, I think,” she said. She is not on medication and hasn’t been formally diagnosed.
Other diabetics Gary told me about are not educated on what exactly sugar is doing to their cells. They are not focused on the fact that as long as their blood glucose levels and their HbA1cn levels are high, they are doing irreparable damage that will deteriorate their health and severely limit their life expectancy while creating a host of other diseases and illnesses they will likely die from.
Type 2 diabetes – avoidable and preventable. But is it reversible? The damage to the cells can never be reversed. However, in a case like Gary’s where he was on medication and his levels were high enough that he was beginning to show the side effects of having diabetes, and now he’s not, can we say he reversed his diabetes? Or is it perhaps more accurate to say, he’s made his diabetes irrelevant?
He won’t ever be able to eat three donuts for breakfast and cookies after a fast-food lunch and pie for dessert every night. But Gary’s ok with that. Every time he sees his grandchildren, he’s reminded just how ok it is.
This is a sales pitch. What we want to sell is the quality of the rest of your life. And the number of years you have to live it. If you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, just what are you willing to do to change the prognosis?
If you don’t want to be beat by this insidious disease call Whole Health Centers and see what we can do to improve your world.