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The Biggest Lie Told To Diabetics

The biggest lie told to diabetics is that their disease is a chronic, progressive and non-reversible one.

This statement is repeated like a mantra to everyone who would be categorized as pre-diabetic to those suffering from the effects of long standing type 2 diabetes.

What Are The Facts About Diabetes?

There is currently over 400 million cases of diabetes, nearly 1/11th of the world’s population and over 1 billion cases of pre-diabetes!

With the price tag on diabetes ringing at 800 billion dollars globally, it goes without saying diabetes is a rapidly expanding epidemic with a significant cost to patients and their governments.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

In the case of normal physiology, when food is consumed, a hormone called insulin helps to move glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body.

A problem arises when the consumption of sugar increases so much that insulin starts having difficulty shuttling glucose into the cells because they are getting full.

Eventually, like trying to pack your cupboards with more food when they are fully stocked, it gets harder and harder to accomplish. This is known as insulin resistance.

The response by the majority of healthcare providers to this problem is to prescribe a medication. This works to keep blood sugar levels under control… for while at least. Soon to follow is medication number two and three and eventually it’s a lifetime of insulin injections because, as we all know, diabetes is a chronic, progressive and non-reversible disease.

Of course it sure seems that way when the accepted approach to a dietary problem is to solve it with medication.

Patients get increasingly higher doses to keep the same blood sugar levels (a sign diabetes is getting worse) and the body eventually pays a major price when excess sugar gets directed towards every organ in the body. That’s why diabetics go blind, get skin ulcerations, and develop diabetic neuropathies.

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

For a disease process that requires billions in spending and is impacting the world’s population at an incredible rate, you’d think it would be an extremely complex and difficult problem to solve, yet it’s really not.

The answer to reversing type 2 diabetes is to reduce the amount of sugar in the body.

1. Stop consuming it.

2. Use it for energy.

Diabetes Solution #1 – Stop Consuming Sugar

Although the body has the ability to metabolize glucose, by the time you’ve reached a pre-diabetic state or have been diagnosed with full blown diabetes, sugar should be approached as essentially toxic.

Taking steps to eliminate all sugar may seem difficult but once you’ve reached this level, it’s time to ring the alarm and make some serious lifestyle changes.

Even starches are just long chains of sugars and what would be considered safe for a non-diabetic population is now a real issue for anyone with sugar overload.

Whole food carbohydrates like potatoes and root vegetables are not the cause but consuming lower amounts of total carbohydrate is a fundamental piece of solving the diabetes puzzle.

Instead, focus on quality protein and healthy fats from coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, seafood and healthy animal products.

Diabetes Solution #2 – Use Sugar For Energy

Exercise is a tremendous strategy to start using up excessive sugar as an energy source.

With the correct type of training program, our body uses available sugar for energy, builds more lean muscle, increases metabolism and reduces body fat levels.

In addition to exercise, eating less or fasting can prompt the body to use the glucose available in the blood. The more time in between meals, them more time you’ll spend using stored sugar for energy.

If you are in a pre-diabetic state or already have a diabetes diagnosis, it’s time to consider whether the traditional solution is going to be the best approach to solving a dietary problem.

Let us know what you think.

**If you are currently on medication, consult with your supervising physician**

Dr. Jamie Richards

I’m Jamie and I’m obsessed with health, passionate about maximizing performance and love being an expert in Bio-Structural Restoration™. As the CEO and founder of Life By Design Inc. I have the drive to lead our community toward extraordinary lives. I am in love with my wife, Dana, daughters Andie & Scottie, I’m fanatical about modern design, and I’m deeply committed to the pursuit of a happy life.

2 thoughts on “The Biggest Lie Told To Diabetics

  1. I am diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic , my A1C 14.2 almost a month and half ago , and my fasting glucose was 300 . I started food diet and regular everyday exercise in particular brisk walking for 35 minutes a day.
    Fortunately my A1C dropped to 9 now and my fasting level ranges between 110-127 . I had medications for only a week then discontinued because I have realized that the right diet and exercise help regularize the blood sugar, why I then should have medications that comes a dozen side effects? I am now confused as to how to continue with managing the diabetes? Why my cells respond to exercise if there is resistance? What is happening with my insulin? Any thoughts please?

    1. It sounds to me like your body is doing a better job regulating metabolism with the addition of exercise and dietary changes. I would suggest you speak with your physician about reducing or eliminating medication. Keep up the great work!

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