Diabetes is a Simple But Potentially Deadly Disease
At first glance, diabetes appears to be such a simple disease. Too much sugar in the blood. But that simple error creates an avalanche of problems in the body that create havoc with the health of diabetics, especially if they have poor regulation of their blood glucose. Diabetes is such an insidious disease that it is the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease, amputations, and heart disease in the US.[i]
Change the Causes of Diabetes
And yet, if properly regulated, diabetes can become a minor limitation in life, which is how baseball legends Jackie Robinson and Catfish Hunter viewed their diabetes. Diabetes did not seriously curtail the accomplishments of diabetics Ray Kroc, multi-billionaire and founder of the McDonald’s empire; Hollywood celebrities Jack Benny, Mary Tyler Moore, and Ella Fitzgerald; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (who lived to age 94); and Ron Gillombardo, who at age 45 in 1992 in Barcelona became the oldest man in Olympic history to compete in powerlifting. Mr. Gillombardo told the press that, were it not for his diabetes and need to follow a strict diet, he could not have accomplished such an athletic feat at such an age.
What if I slammed my thumb in my desk drawer every morning for a week. The first time it happened, it really hurt. The next day I do it again and my thumb is swollen and painful. By the end of the week, my thumb is blue and red, bloody and swollen and very painful. So I go to Doctor A, who tells me he is going to inject my thumb with anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the swelling. I get a second opinion from Doctor B who tells me that she wants to give me pain medication to better tolerate the discomfort. I get a third opinion from Doctor C who wants to cut off the thumb because it looks defective. The real cure here is to stop slamming my thumb in the desk drawer.
You may ask: “What does this example have to do with me beating my diabetes?” Let’s look at the case of Mrs. Jones whose diabetes is caused by obesity, sedentary lifestyle, not enough fiber and too much sugar and the wrong fats in her diet. All of these lifestyle factors team together to bring about insulin resistance, or Syndrome X. Mrs. Jones then develops Type 2 diabetes, which gives her fatigue, which furthers her junk food diet and sedentary lifestyle, which makes her diabetes worse, and on it goes. The hypoglycemic drugs that her doctors give her work briefly, then stop having any effect. The poor diet that Mrs. Jones is consuming is the “slamming the thumb in the desk drawer”. Drs. A, B, and C are all working on a paradigm that they studied in medical school “if you can name it (the disease), then I can tame it (with drugs or surgery)”. Medical approaches can be useful short term quick fixes to subdue symptoms, but do not address the crucial “slamming the thumb in the desk drawer”. This book will.
Diabetes can become a wretched disease for those who ignore it, or an opportunity to make your life into a masterpiece for those who control it.
My Reverse Diabetes Program brings you a better understanding of this rampant disease, diabetes, and how to better control blood glucose levels using foods, supplements, and exercise. There is convincing evidence that you can improve quality and quantity of life and redReverseuce complications for nearly all diabetics when using an aggressive nutrition program.
Some Type 2 diabetics (non-insulin dependent) may actually have their disease go into complete remission by following the recommendations in this program. My program brings empowerment, therapeutic options, hope, wisdom, and a detailed game plan to you, the diabetic, to keep you out of harm’s reach and filled with the zest of life.
[i] . Drum, D., et al., TYPE II DIABETES SOURCEBOOK, p.6, Lowell House, Los Angeles, 1998