We all have our little secrets that we’d rather not talk about. For the sake of this article, I will share my experience and hope it will help others. When I was diagnosed type 2 diabetes back in 2009, there was so much sugar in my body that I began to notice boils in my penile area which resulted in erectile dysfunction. My doctor gave me a prescription drug for the boils. But regaining my erectile function took more than prescription drug. This is my story.
There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 and type 2. 10% of all diabetes are type 1. The remaining 90% are type 2. With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas no longer works. This means the patient requires manual insulin injection to transport sugar to the muscles which is to be used as energy. With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still works. It secretes the same amount of insulin, a hormone, responsible for carrying sugar into your blood stream to be absorbed by the red blood cells and carried to the muscles to be used for energy that fuel our bodies.
Understanding type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition. It starts as pre-diabetes. If nothing is done, it progresses to type 2 diabetes. From there, sugar build-up in the body continues to do more damage. Type 2 diabetes occurs when there is build up of sugar in a person body over several years. The insulin secreted by the pancreas is not enough to transport the excess sugar into the blood stream. Some of that excess sugar remains in the body. It begins to degrade the body while damaging the victim’s internal organs and even causing heart disease, liver failure, and blindness. That same sugar build-up can cause impotence, according to America Diabetes Association.
How diabetes affects erectile function
Erectile dysfunction occurs when sugar build-up in the diabetic’s body, not the diabetes, finds its way into the nerves in the penile area just as it finds its way into other parts of the body such as the heart, liver, eye and it damages these organs. The sugar begins to weakened the nerves in the penile area leading to erectile dysfunction just like it weakens the nerves on it’s victim legs leading to leg amputation, if action is not taken.
Penile dysfunction Transformation
Research result after research result have demonstrated that, the human body can heal itself when it is given what it needs to fix itself. For example, if you cut your finger seriously enough to visit emergency, the doctor gives you pain killer, the pain killer blocks the part of the brain responsible for making you feel pain. This way, you don’t feel pain while your finger heals.
There is a saying that goes, “people who are successful at anything are those who take action”. To begin to heal from my erectile dysfunction and my diabetes, I began to research and discovered a 3-step program that transformed me. The program failed at first until I committed to it. I told my doctor that that I must share my knowledge with others and help them. To which he replied, “That is an excellent idea”. This exchange resulted in my recent book, “Diabetics Journey: How Type 2 Diabetes Can be Reversed and Cured”. I now teach others who have erectile dysfunction, or who are pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic regain their good health, through my book and website Just For Diabetics
Ernest Quansah is a Lifestyle Strategist and expert in weight management as well as in diabetic health. He is highly sought after internationally as a keynote speaker. He is the author of “Diabetics Journey”, and founder of Just For Diabetics .
I am sharing this story with diabetics in the hopes that they will be inspired to bring their type 2 diabetes under control.
Signs of type 2 diabetes
In September 2009 when Dr. Robinson diagnosed me as a type 2 diabetic, my blood glucose was so high that his face turned red as he viewed my test results. “Do you know the danger you are in?” he asked me. “You are not far from going into cardiac arrest.” He seemed to be panicking. Perhaps, it was because he had known me since I arrived in Canada back in 1982, and I was known for being very healthy.
Before I went to see my doctor, or should I say what drove me to visit him was that, I had extreme cravings for sweets, which I indulged. I began to experience rapid weight loss and frequent urination for several weeks. At first, I was so happy that I had gone from 215 pounds down to 180 pounds in two months.
By the third month, each morning when I awoke and went to clean up, I saw a sticky, whitish substance on my tongue and at the corner of my eye. I didn’t know what this was, so I went to my doctor. He sent me for tests that morning and, by 1 p.m., his office called authorizing me to rush back to his office.
Type 2 diabetes diagnosis
Dr. Robinson informed me that I had become a diabetic. According to him, the whitish, sticky substance coming out of my tongue and at the corner of my eye was the excess sugar trying to exit my body. When he said that, I went into shock. I sat staring at the wall speechless.
My doctor put me on large doses of Metformin. Next thing I knew, I could not see. I thought I had gone blind and started panicking. People appeared to be a blur. I could make out cars and was able to see the structure of buildings. A friend helped me and called Dr. Robinson, who explained that the sugar was beginning to withdraw from my body and from my eyes, causing my eyes to shut down, and that my vision should return in four weeks.
When he diagnosed me, he asked, “Do you know the danger you are in? You are not far from going into cardiac arrest.”
Reverse type 2 diabetes naturally
Yes, I was at death’s door and a walking sugar-man, yet I managed to reverse and cure the diabetes permanently. Type 2 diabetes can be disrupted and stopped. My story was featured in WebMD Diabetes magazine fall 2016 issue page 19 as well as on their website using the title Chef Reveals How He Reversed and Cure His Type 2 Diabetes.
I had always thought that type 2 diabetes was a permanent disease that had to be managed by drugs. It turned out there was no research to indicate that, leading me to work with a total of five doctors and to research a cure.
I am no longer a type 2 diabetic. Each time I tell people my story, they ask, “How did you do it?”
My doctor asked me the same question, the day he pronounced me diabetes free. “Congratulations,” he said. “I am so proud of you. So tell me. How did you do it?”
He continued, “In my 40 years of practicing medicine, you are only the second patient I have seen who was able to cure his diabetes. You are unique.”
I told him that now that I know type 2 diabetes is a condition and can be reversed, I wanted to write a book to help others. His response: “That is an excellent idea.”
What is managing type 2 diabetes?
It means you are still a diabetic and will always be diabetic. Many people see diabetes as a disease that should be managed. This is not true. Every experienced medical doctor will attest to this. Managing it means you are setting yourself up for catastrophic ailments such as heart attacks, liver failure, blindness and leg amputation. It also means the diabetes will progress to the type 1, the deadlier type, which may lead to an ailment that requires even more drugs. Managing your diabetes defeats the purpose. Doesn’t it?
Ninety percent of all diabetes is type 2, the reversible type. Ten percent is type 1, the deadly and incurable type. Why manage type 2 diabetes when you can reverse?
Ernest Quansah is Lifestyle Strategist specializing in how type 2 diabetes can be reversed.
Interviewer: Rick Tunis
Published by: Ernest Quansah
Ernest Quansah is the author of the recently published Diabetic’s Journey: How Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed and Cured. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, has worked as a chef, and now as a certified Culinary Assistant. Quansah specializes in the curing of type 2 diabetes. He has a certificate in Peer Counselling and is the author of four books.
Rick: Good day, Ernest, and thanks for taking this interview.
Ernest: Thanks for having me.
Rick: How did you develop your expertise in the curing of type 2 diabetes?
Ernest: Good question to start with. As a chef and pastry chef, for many years I consumed sweets. I ate sweets for breakfast. I ate them for late night snacks and even in the middle of the night. Subsequently, I noticed a whitish sticky substance appearing on my tongue each morning. Then I went to the doctor and was diagnosed. The doctor explained to me that the sticky whitish substance was the result of excess sugar buildup finding a way to exit my body. He also explained that my condition was so serious that I was not far from going into cardiac arrest. After the diagnoses, for two years I managed the diabetes using traditional pharmaceutical drugs. One day I decided to ask my doctor if diabetes could be cured. He said yes, using several approaches all working together. That is what led me to start my research work on how diabetes can be cured.
Rick: What influence did diabetes have on your life?
Ernest: Diabetes had both positive and negative influences on me. For example, I lost hope waiting for the day when the diabetes would take my life, and expecting it would first induce diseases, such as heart disease, liver failure, blindness, and so forth. On the positive side, I realized what I direction I should move in. I refused to accept the usual fate caused by diabetes and began a journey to see what would happen if I tried to heal myself, and if I succeeded, how I could use my experience to help other diabetics.
Rick: Is your writing influenced by science, life experience, or other factors?
Ernest: My writing is very much influenced by life experiences, which have always lead to some sort research to certify that what I write about is the truth. This means; what I write is backed by research. It’s not just things written by me, it is based on the studies of researchers worldwide.
Rick: In your latest book, Diabetics Journey, you talk about how type 2 diabetes can reversed and even cured. How did you come to this discovery?
Ernest: That happened when my doctor told me that type 2 diabetes could be cured by using several approaches all working together. His advice led me to do research, and sure enough his statement, which I mentioned before—that type 2 diabetes can be cured—proved to be correct.
Rick: What was most inspiring to you while writing Diabetic’s Journey?
Ernest: The idea that I would be connecting with diabetics all over the world and serving them through presenting my story and my research so that they too can regain good health. That was the most inspiring thing for me.
Ernest: What would you like to say to readers of your new book?
Ernest: The most important thing I can say to my readers is this: Why manage your type 2 diabetes with drugs when you know that it can eventually progress to type 1 diabetes and wreak havoc on their heart? Now that you know I have a website dedicated to helping you cure your diabetes, why not make use of it and get cured like I did?
Rick: What can your readers expect to learn from Diabetic’s Journey?
Ernest: While most books related to the cure of type 2 diabetes are just recipe books, Diabetic’s Journey comes with a story—how I became and diabetic, the steps I took that led to a cure and the findings of other researchers who now say that type 2 diabetes can be cured. What’s more, it has a summary of an article about my cure method that was featured in WebMD Diabetes, fall 2016 issue, page 19. In fact, my book contains lots of proof that type 2 diabetes can be reversed and cured. Furthermore, it contains the principles of how this cure can be achieved.
Rick: Can you give us an idea of what your next project is?
Ernest: My next book will be my fifth and final book. It is being written as my gift to my better half. It is my idea to convert it into a screen play, some day. I will keep the details from the public just for a few more months, mainly because my significant other does not know that I am writing it and about to give it to her.
Rick: I think that’s about it. Thanks once again for taking this interview and good luck with all of your future endeavors.
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