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Diabetes Research-Curing Diabetes

Introduction

Curing diabetes is shrouded in misinformation. According to Dr. David R. Hawkins, Ph.D., most people are kept in the dark regarding this subject. Diabetes, particularly type 2 diabetes, has reached a pandemic level globally. After acquiring type 2 diabetes, rather than being taught about curing diabetes, suffers are prescribed pharmaceutical drugs: a persistent approach of many medical doctors. That approach to treating the diabetes by doctors is maintained because diabetics mostly don’t listen to advice about lifestyle changes and are often not willing to invest the time and effort needed for curing diabetes. But is there sufficient evidence to confirm that the approach of managing type 2 diabetes with drugs is the best solution for victims of the condition? The total amount spent each year by most developed nations on diabetes far exceeds the GDP of smaller and most undeveloped nations. For example, the United States alone spends over quarter of a billion dollars a year on diabetes treatment alone, not factoring the cost of treating diseases triggered by the diabetes, such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and impotence.

Most diabetics don’t know that pre-diabetes is the sign of oncoming full-blown diabetes. According to experts, if the current trend of acquiring diabetes continues, by the year 2040, 1.8 billion people around the world will be diabetic. This diabetes research paper focuses on the recognition by certain diabetes researchers that the consumption of refined sugar may be the main cause of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and obesity. A natural solution is also being given for tackling these conditions.

Hypothesis

Dieting, exercise, and supplementation with vitamins in one’s diet can bring about the curing of diabetes mellitus, as well as pre-diabetes, and obesity.

Metabolizing sugar

When sugar is consumed, it converts into the simple sugar, glucose. Then, insulin—a hormone produced by the pancreas—transports the glucose to the cells of the body to be used as energy that fuels the body.

Research linking sugar consumption to type 2 diabetes and obesity

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-Berkley, and the University of California-San Francisco examined data on sugar availability and diabetes rates from 175 countries over the past decade. After counting for obesity and a large array of other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population’s food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates, independent of obesity rates. Their study was published on Feb. 27, 2013 in PLOS ONE.

During the mid-eighties, most developing nations had very little access to refined sugar beverages. During the same period, pre-diabetes and diabetes type 2 was relatively unknown in these nations, even amongst those with higher education. From the year 2015 to 2019, my research found that most beverage stores carry more sugar-sweetened beverages than bottled water. During the same period, cases of diabetes increased.

In 2009, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Prior to the diagnosis, I consumed excess amounts of refined sugar products. My blood sugar level was 21.7 millimoles/L—a life-threatening quantity.  Following the norm, I managed the condition. I then read the research findings of Dr. Paula Baillie-Hamilton of Oxford University. According to her, after giving birth, she was unable to lose the weight she had gained during her pregnancy. Through her research, she learned that the meat she had been eating contained obesogens, which are toxic chemicals that cause weight gain and are found in many foods.

Armed with that information, I began to research the causes of type 2 diabetes. My research showed that type 2 diabetes commonly occurs when one consumes an excess amount of food products containing refined sugar—particularly sweetened beverages—over a prolonged period, until there is a build-up of sugar inside the body. With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas produces insulin; however, the amount is not sufficient for absorbtion of the excess sugar. Some of the sugar finds its way into the bloodstream where it converts into fat. Some of the fat coats the red blood cells, therefore, preventing them from absorbing the sugar and transporting it to the muscles to be used for energy. At that stage, the person is insulin-resistant. The excess sugar inside the body begins attacking the nerves and internal organs, causing damage to the heart, kidneys, eyes, and more.

With assistance and advice from, Dr. H. Robinson, Dr. Allan, and Dr Chen, I put together a diet, exercise, and vitamin therapy program which I first tested on myself while managing my diabetes.

The three-part program consisted of:

  1. A menu cycle: A low-carbohydrate menu to facilitate weight loss and decrease fat storage.
  2. Diabetic exercise: Exercise designed to facilitate the burning off of the excess sugar in the body and the fat coating the red blood cells.
  3. Vitamins: A diabetic body does not absorb enough nutrients and requires vitamin supplementation.

 

While testing the above methodology, by day 17, I noticed an increase in energy. Two days after, I had a surge of energy, which led to Dr. Robinson to request a blood glucose test. The results showed that my A1C had dropped from 14.2 to 5.5, my fasting glucose level had dropped from 21.8 to 6.2 millimoles, my blood pressure had normalized, and my weight had dropped from 219 to 185 pounds. This was my direct evidence that type 2 diabetes and obesity can be reversed.

What happens?

After burning off excess body fat through diet, exercise, and vitamin therapy, the thin layer of fat coating the red blood cells begins to burn off. Once the red blood cells are exposed, they can, again, properly absorb sugar and transport it to the muscles.

In 2016, my research findings were reinforced by the research of Dr. Natalia McInnes of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada in the article “Type 2 diabetes can be cured in four months — if you cut calories and exercise” published in the online National Post on March 16, 2017.

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Reverse Your Diabetes

Introduction

When people are diagnosed with diabetes type 2, the first line of defense is for doctors to prescribe pharmaceutical drugs. While this approach does benefit sufferers of the condition, should they depend on these drugs for managing their diabetes for the rest of their lives, or are there other options that could help them heal from the condition? This deserves examination.

 Hypothesis

The approach of managing type 2 diabetes, declaring it to be the only option for improving the lives of sufferers, has led to the proliferation of the condition. Scientific research has shown that the application of natural treatments, at the same time as managing the condition with medications, can bring about reversal and even cure of type 2 diabetes.

Managing type 2 diabetes with prescription drugs

In researching the management of type 2 diabetes with prescription drugs, I discovered two reasons why doctors prescribe drugs which are only for management and are not the solution.

  1. Some doctors say that the reason they don’t ask their type 2 diabetes patients to eat healthy foods and exercise as a treatment is because their patients don’t listen. They put all their hope in pharmaceutical drugs to help them. One doctor I know of said, “If people would eat in moderation and do exercise, 90% of their diseases would go away, including heart disease and diabetes.”
  2. Others doctors say that since the condition is brought on by foods that sufferers eat, then they must know what to modify regarding their eating habits, but they don’t do that.

The above is critical and potentially life-saving information that is not being disseminated to victims of a condition that can bring about death, but not before it triggers a litany of other diseases. These two examples illustrate the point:

Example 1: In 2016, I received a call from a man who told me his doctor had informed him that he had not more than six months to live. I can imagine how he must have felt. He pleaded with me asking if there was anything I could do to help him reverse his now-too-advanced diabetes. He had been depending on his diabetes drugs for managing his condition. He was an amputee and partly blind. There was nothing I could do to help him. His condition could have reversed and cured earlier, while he was managing the diabetes.

Example 2: In this example, the victim would not listen to advice. He drank a bottle of cola each day. His feet were swollen. He needed injections in his eyes from time to time due to sugar buildup in them. He had put his trust in diabetes drugs to save him, but experienced the opposite.

Type 2 diabetes is a curable condition. If ignored, it is a progressive condition that can reach a stage where manual insulin injections are required. Most victims of type 2 diabetes are not informed of this.

Managing type 2 diabetes as the only treatment is a song sung repeatedly to convince diabetics to manage their condition. Type 2 diabetes is managed through the use of prescription drugs. Managing diabetes in this manner has allowed the condition—which can be reversed—to proliferate worldwide. Yet managing diabetes means the victim will always remain a diabetic.

While still managing their diabetes with medicine, victims can apply a natural method to reverse their condition. Evidence suggests that victims of type 2 diabetes may depend too much on managing the diabetes. Managing diabetes also costs most nations’ health budget billions of dollars each year—funds that could be used for the development of programs that would save the lives of diabetics, such as education about the condition and how to tackle it. Countries such as Norway once experienced an increase in cases of type 2 diabetes. Through research and subsequent education on the treatment of type 2 diabetes, Norway has seen a decline in new cases of diabetes, while in most developed nations new cases are on the increase. Former Health Minister of Canada, Jane Philpott explained that 4 out of every 5 Canadian are at risk of becoming diabetic if they continue with their same habits. In 2019, the new Canadian food guide—which was not compiled with influence from the dairy industry and food manufacturers—suggested that Canadians should not consume sugar-sweetened milk, sugar-sweetened fruit beverages, and sugar-sweetened colas. Managing diabetes is allowing people to continue with unhealthy food consumption, which endangers their health.

Science and Evidence

We live in a world that holds science and evidence-based results as the legitimate means of confirming that a formula works. Abn al Haytham, also known as Al Hazeen, taught his students about the importance of evidence-based conclusions. Diabetics managing their condition and not making essential lifestyle changes only benefits diabetes product manufacturers. There is no evidence that has proven that type 2 diabetes acquired due to lifestyle choices cannot be reversed. In fact, recent evidence shows otherwise. Many type 2 diabetics who were managing their condition and learned reversal was possible say they feel they were lied to. Managing diabetes type 2 as the best treatment for the condition is nothing more than a hypothesis that has yet to be proven by science.

Conclusion

Type 2 diabetes is on the increase mainly due to the promotion of managing the condition rather than educating the public about a natural approach to treatment. But the public also has a role, which is that people need to ask their doctors if there are options for treatment other than only managing their type 2 diabetes. The role of doctors should include advising their patients of the natural options available to them. This would include proper diet and exercise.

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Does sugar cause type 2 diabetes

Sugar is the main cause of type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Several diabetes researches support this claim. According to Dr. Sanjay Basu Ph.D., an Epidemiologist from Stanford University who was cited in the Stanford Medicine newsletter in an article written by Digitale (2013): “Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-Berkley, and the University of California-San Francisco examined data on sugar availability and diabetes rates from 175 countries over the past decade. After counting for obesity and a large array of other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population’s food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates, independent of obesity rates. Their study was published in Feb. 27 in PLOS ONE.”

Evidence is everything. So far, no research from anywhere in the world has found that pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are not caused by the overconsumption of refined sugar.

About sugar

Sugar is a crystalline substance made of sucrose, found in food, particularly fruits. Sugar is not found in a natural form in most manufactured beverages, such as cola drinks, or processed foods, where sugar is added as a preservative. Manufacturers of snacks, such as chips, use sugar, salt, and fat to give their product a taste that pleases the brain.

Types of sugar:

Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are created in a lab and have no health benefits. In 2019, in Canadian health news, it was reported that artificial sweeteners actually cause diabetes. For decades, beverage companies have denied that refined sugar causes type 2 diabetes.

Refined sugar

Refined sugar is produced by extracting juice from sugar cane. The liquid is then processed into the refined sugar that we put in coffee, tea, baked goods, beverages, and in some processed foods as a preservative.

 

Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is refined sugar with molasses added to give it its brown color. It has the same effect on the body as refined sugar.

Honey

Honey is a liquid sweetener produced by bees. In ancient times, honey was eaten raw. In many cultures, raw honey is still eaten. It comes in the form a thick, white substance. There is not enough research to determine if honey causes diabetes or not. The secret is to play it safe, if you are diabetic, and avoid honey and sugar.

Corn syrup

Corn syrup is artificial sugar made from corn. Research has shown that corn syrup with added sugar is linked to several health problems, including diabetes, and is made up of 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Glucose is transported to your body and used as fuel for your body. Fructose from corn syrup is stored in your liver and causes weight gain.

How does sugar cause type 2 diabetes?

Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes commonly occur when one consumes an excess amount of refined sugar, including artificial sweeteners, over an extended period of time. This causes a buildup of sugar inside the body. Unlike type 1 diabetes, where the pancreas produces very little or no insulin, with type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still functions and produces an adequate amount of insulin. However, when there is a buildup of sugar inside the body, some of that sugar finds its way into the blood stream where it converts into fat. Some of the fat coats the red blood cells preventing them from absorbing the sugar and transporting it to the muscles where it would normally be used for energy. When the blood cells are unable to absorb the sugar buildup, the sugar begins to spread through the entire body, including in the internal organs, and the eyes and nerves. This is where the victim has moved from the pre-diabetic stage to the insulin-resistant stage, also known as full-blown type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition that starts from pre-diabetes and develops into full-blown diabetes.

Types of diabetes

Recently, several types of diabetes have been talked about, including diabetes neuropathy and others; however, there are two basic types of diabetes. They are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes

With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not secrete insulin; thus, the diabetic has to inject insulin manually.

Type 2 diabetes

There are two main types of type 2 diabetes: hereditary and non-hereditary.

Hereditary type 2 diabetes means the disease was passed on from a parent, grandparent, or even great grandparent. However, not everyone in the family will acquire the condition.

Non-hereditary type 2 diabetes is also known as adult-onset diabetes, which means, the afflicted is diagnosed as an adult, generally in their mid-forties. But recent research has found that children as young as 12 years are being diagnosed with the condition.

Some research has linked the increase of type 2 diabetes to increased availability of sugar-sweetened beverages. For example, in many developing countries where cases of type 2 diabetes were very rare, with sugar-sweetened beverages becoming more available, so too has type 2 diabetes been on the increase increase.

If I have type 2 diabetes, can I eat sugar?

If you have type 2 diabetes, it is not a good idea to consume sugar at all. The diabetes is caused by sugar buildup. Eating more sugar will increase your risk of going into cardiac arrest. When I was diagnosed back in 2009, there was so much sugar buildup in my body that it had begun to exit from the corners of my eyes and from my tongue as sticky, white substance. The medical professional who treated me told me that I was steps away from going into cardiac arrest. He explained that he was surprised that the diabetes or the sugar buildup had not killed me.

Should I stop eating sugar completely?

Sugar is very addictive, even more addictive than cocaine, which makes it difficult to stop eating. It is not possible to stop eating sugar completely. Many of the foods you eat contain sugar, even vegetables. The human brain uses sugar, about 1 teaspoon a day, as fuel, in order to function properly. Your muscles also require sugar for energy that fuels your body. However, the amount of sugar the brain and muscles require is available in the unprocessed food you eat. I recommend that diabetics take steps to reverse their condition first, including stopping to eat refined sugar. Then they may re-introduce sugar into their diet, but in moderation, or else the diabetes will return. Once the diabetes has been reversed, one must remember how they became diabetic in the first place and not follow the same trajectory. For instance, after dinner, instead of having cookies for dessert, have fruit that is low in sugar, such as strawberries or blueberries.

How can I tell from a label if there is sugar in a product?

Try to cook your own food as much as you can. This way you have complete control of what you are putting in your stomach. However, it is not always possible to cook your own meals. If you are buying premade food, you can go online and research what you are be buying. If you are buying canned food, read the food label. Canned food products list the ingredients starting with what that which is the greatest quantity down to the least. Many canned foods, including beverages, list some of the ingredients using scientific terminology, which the average person may not understand. The rule of thumb is, if you are not familiar with the ingredient listed on a food product, whether it is canned or frozen, don’t eat it.

How much sugar should I be eating?

We all should be cutting down our sugar intake. The maximum recommended daily amount is 30g for adults, which works out to just seven teaspoons a day. Given that a tablespoon of ketchup contains around one teaspoon of sugar, a chocolate biscuit has up to two, and a small serving of baked beans almost three, you can see how quickly the teaspoons add up.

How can I reduce my sugar intake?

As just indicated, there is a lot od sugar in many of the foods you buy. Having said that, there are steps you can take to reduce your sugar intake.  Here is a list of common names for sugar that you might find on food labels:

  • Refined sugar
  • Sucrose
  • Glucose
  • Honey
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose

By not eating food containing these refined sugar products, including artificial sweeteners, you improve your health significantly. These foods include:

  • Candy bars
  • Cookies
  • Cola drinks
  • Sweetened fruit beverages
  • Chocolate bars with caramel (caramel is melted sugar with a little whipping cream)
  • Sweetened milk
  • Heavily sweetened chocolate milk

Find a replacement for all these sweet snacks. I replaced cookies with vegetable crackers, and to my surprise, they taste great. DO NOT REPLACE SUAGR WITH ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS.

  • I am an advocate for cooking your own food. You do not have to be a professional chef. To assist in reversing your diabetes, your eating should incorporate the keto diet. Our diabetes cure program has all that and more. Try it to see how you like it.
  • In 2019, The Canadian government released their much-anticipate Food Guide. Prior to its release, the nation’s health minister announced that four out of every five Canadians are at risk of becoming diabetic. The food guide has many great ideas that you can work with alongside our diabetes cure program.

Should I be managing my diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is managed with pharmaceutical drugs. The mains purpose of these drugs is for you, the diabetic, to be able to continue eating sugar. But it is the sugar that caused the diabetes in the first place, thus, it defeats the purpose to keep eating it.

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Diabetes Awareness Month: What Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You

November 14th is World Diabetes Day and November is Diabetes Awareness Month. How well informed are you about how type 2 diabetes can be reversed and put into permanent remission?

In 2009, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. For the first two years, I, like most type 2 diabetics, managed the condition by taking drugs, as recommended by my doctor.

Two years after my diagnosis, I learned that type 2 diabetes could be reversed and even cured. This revelation took place when I visited my doctor, one day, and asked him point blank, “Dr. Robinson, can type 2 diabetes be cured?”
“Yes, it can—by using several approaches all working together.” he replied.
I was absolutely floored.

Why do medical doctors not inform their patients of this fact at the time of diagnosis? Firstly, it is not the medical doctor’s responsibility to inform his or her patient that diabetes can be cured.

Secondly, according to the doctors I have spoken with, they say they are under the impression that the possibility of a patient being able to reverse and cure their type 2 diabetes is common knowledge. (Furthermore, a medical doctor’s responsibility is to prescribe the medicines they were trained to prescribe according to the ailment.)

Thirdly, diabetes drug manufacturers know that diabetes can be cured but they do not make this information available to the public.

There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.

With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone which allows sugar to enter the cells to produce energy. Resultantly, the patient requires insulin injections.

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes has two causes:

  1. Hereditary inheritance: (This is the cause for approximately 5% of all cases of type 2 diabetes).
  2. Lifestyle choices: (This is the cause for approximately 95% of all cases of type 2 diabetes).

Insofar as type 2 diabetes caused by lifestyle choices is concerned, according to Dr. Sanjay Basu, Ph.D., of Stanford University, excess sugar consumption is the primary contributing factor. This is what happens:

  • The excess sugar finds its way into the blood stream where it converts into fat.
  • Fat coats the cells preventing them from absorbing the sugar and producing energy to be used in the muscles.
  • Mostly commonly, patients are guided to manage their diabetes through the use of drugs. This means that the patient will always remain a diabetic.
  • The purpose of type 2 diabetes drugs is to allow the diabetic to continue to consume refined sugar and processed foods (the main causes to the condition, in the first place).
  • This also causes the diabetic to remain a diabetic, according to nutrition specialists, such as Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

In 2012, when my doctor told me that type 2 diabetes could be reversed, I began working with several doctors and discovered a 3-step approach that incorporates three cure methods that work together to bring about reversal and a cure. That is what cured me of diabetes. How I accomplished this was featured in WebMD Diabetes, fall 2016 issue, page 19.

In March 2017, Dr. Natalia McInnes of McMaster University, (who specializes in the reversal of type 2 diabetes), confirmed through her research that diabetes can reversed and even cured within a four–month period.

You, too, can reverse your type 2 diabetes by following this 3-step customized approach.

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The differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

There are differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes; however, the signs and symptoms are almost identical. Most type 2 diabetics are diagnosed in their mid-forties. Most type 1 diabetics are diagnosed as children. Though the two types of diabetes have almost identical signs and symptoms, the conditions are not the same.

Ten percent of all cases of diabetes are type 1. The remaining 90% are type 2. Some type 2 and type 1 diabetes cases are hereditary, meaning the diabetes runs in the blood line. However, this does not mean the entire family line will have the condition. In most cases of hereditary diabetes, the condition appears randomly in a family line.

Here are some common differences between the two types of diabetes.

Differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Type 1 Type 2
What happens inside your body The pancreas does not secrete insulin responsible for transporting sugar to the blood cells. The pancreas still works and secretes sufficient insulin to transport sugar to the blood cells.
What are the risk factors/causes? Cows’ milk can cause an immune reaction in children leading to type 1 diabetes. Both weight and ethnicity are not risk factors. Research shows that the main cause of type 2 diabetes is overconsumption of refined sugar.
Cure Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured. There is no known cure so far. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed and cured, research shows.
Management

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Type 1 diabetes is managed through manual insulin injections. Traditionally, type 2 diabetes is managed through medication. Some doctors now say it can be managed with diet.
Preventive Action Because research has found that cows’ milk can be a cause of type 1 diabetes, for its prevention, do not feed cow’s milk to a child. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Difference in risk factors between Type 1 and Type 2

Type 1

There is not a lot of information on the risk factors in respect to type 1 diabetes. As shown in the chart above, the only known risk factor is in relation to children. Researchers points to the feeding of cow’s milk to children as posing a risk of the child becoming a type 1 diabetic. Otherwise, lifestyle is not a risk factor/cause in the case of type 1 diabetes.

Some adults in their forties are now beginning to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. This maybe due to the fact that type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition that progresses to type 1 diabetes.

Type 2

It was long believed that diabetes was common within certain ethnicities, particularly amongst African Americans (blacks), Native Americans, Asians, and people of Hispanic background. Recent research has shown that no one race is more at a high risk of developing diabetes than any other.

You can also acquire type 2 diabetes hereditarily. It won’t necessarily come from your parents; it could be that one of your grandparents had it, or even an aunt or uncle. This means it is in the family line and can also appear randomly, as with type 1.

Type 2 diabetes is most commonly developed in adulthood, although it can also occur in childhood. Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be managed with healthy eating and regular exercise alone, but may also require medications or insulin therapy.

Type 2 diabetes and sugar
Diabetes type 2 and sugar are directly linked. According to Dr. Sanjay Basu Ph.D., an Epidemiologist from Stanford University cited in the Stanford Medicine newsletter in an article written by Digitale (2013): Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-Berkley and the University of California-San Francisco examined data on sugar availability and diabetes rates from 175 countries over the past decade. After counting for obesity and a large array of other factors, the researchers found that increased sugar in a population’s food supply was linked to higher diabetes rates, independent of obesity rates.

Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes

Pre-diabetes can lead to full-blown type 2 diabetes, which is one of the leading causes of early death worldwide. In undeveloped nations where there is less information about the causes of pre-diabetes and the ensuing type 2 diabetes, the condition is killing thousands of people each year. In the United States, 11% of the population is diabetic. There are over 70 million more people who are pre-diabetic and don’t even know it, according to the American Diabetes Association.

In the United States, pre-diabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Let’s look at California, for example. A UCLA study showed that in California alone, 13 million adults are pre-diabetic and 2.5 million, (or 9% of the population,) is type 2 diabetic. The research also showed that the two groups represent 15.5 million people (55 percent of the state’s population). Apply this equation to the entire United States and other countries, and the figures becomes staggering. For example, there are 60 million diabetics in India alone. This means there are likely over 200 million people in that country who don’t know they are pre-diabetic. The same research found that 30% of pre-diabetics will acquire full-blown type 2 diabetes within five years of their diagnosis and the remaining 70% will develop it at some point in their lifetime. When people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, some go into denial, followed by self-disappointment and sometimes anger. In a rush to find a solution, they become susceptible to misleading information that leads many of the newly-diagnosed to make decisions which, unbeknownst to them, allows for the progression of the diabetes, eventually resulting in heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation, and even early death by stroke. In Canada, 9% of the population is diabetic and 4 out of 5 Canadians are at risk of becoming type 2 diabetic mainly because of their lifestyle choices.

Symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

The reason so many people are pre-diabetic and don’t know it is mainly due to the fact that the symptoms are not obvious. The most easily detectable symptom is the craving for sugar. When one actually becomes diabetic, they experience the below symptoms:

  • A strong craving for something sweet
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Cuts and wounds take longer to heal
  • Blurred vision, indicating the blood sugar level is low
  • Feeling tied
  • Lack of strength
  • Frequent urination

Experiencing just one of the above noted symptoms does not mean you have become diabetic. For example, craving sugar might mean you are pre-diabetic, while frequent urination might mean a prostate problem or a disease affecting the urinary tract. Oncoming diabetes will cause all or most of the above symptoms. If you begin to experience any of them, see a doctor.

Managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes

The question to begin with is whether type 1 and type 2 diabetes be managed? The answer depends on which medical professional you speak with. There is trend that recently has begun in the United States that many physicians have signed onto. It is known as Lifestyle Medicine—the application of healthy eating to allow the body to heal itself. This new lifestyle approach to living healthy is gaining momentum in the medical field. As a lifestyle strategist who once almost lost his life to type 2 diabetes and being overweight, my research, which saved my life, showed that you can significantly alter your lifestyle by making simple changes. Essentially, this method is the same as the one used to reverse type 2 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes has to be managed, type 2, on the other hand, can be reversed and cured through lifestyle changes. Some simple lifestyle changes are as follows:

  • Eating a low-calorie diet: this facilitates weight loss.
  • Utilizing exercise designed for pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics
  • Including the keto diet as part of your meal plan

The above three simple steps, if used together concurrently, effect burning off the excess sugar in the body. Once the sugar has been burnt off, the diabetic body turns to body fat for energy. This is what is known as ketosis. The point at which the body has no option but to use fat for energy leads to a speedy reversal of pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. The abovementioned steps work miracles for people who are overweight or obese.

Emotional impact of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Diabetes has a psychological impact, not just on the victim, but on the victim’s family as well. When a victim is first diagnosed, he or she often experiences shock followed by denial. I went through this experience and understand how it feels.

Slowly, reality sets in. One may even cry a little and feel disappointed for allowing themselves to have become diabetic. As a man, I felt diminished. These are normal human feelings. Living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes can sometimes be overwhelming. When I was diagnosed, and was dealing with the emotional reactions, I talked with friends about my experience with the condition. Family and friends are normally very sympathetic.

The good news is that, if you a type 2 diabetic or just pre-diabetic, there are the scientifically-proven steps you can take to the reverse your condition.

 

Can type 1 and type 2 diabetes be cured or prevented?

Unfortunately, there’s currently no permanent cure for Type 1 diabetes. However, there is a cure, or what some refer to as remission, for type 2 diabetes, and these results are evidence-based. The man accredited as the father of Mathematics, Ibn al Haytham, also known as Al Hazeen, taught his students about the importance of evidence-based conclusions. After consulting with my doctor and several health care practitioners, I carried out my own research and experimentation. With their knowledge and inspiration at my back, I was determined to achieve weight-loss and reverse my type 2 diabetes. The development of my three-pronged approach allowed me to achieve my goals in only three weeks. This became my direct evidence that tackling the problem of excess sugar in the body plus effecting weight loss can produce the reversal of T2DM. In 2009, when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I had a blood sugar level of 21.7 millimoles/L—a life-threatening quantity. After three weeks on my program, my blood sugar level was normal. With continued practice of the specific exercises given in my weight-loss/diabetes program, I went from an overweight 219 pounds to my suggested healthy weight of 175 pounds. To this day I remain type 2 diabetes-free, and at the same healthy weight.

Another piece of evidence was published in the article “Type 2 diabetes can be cured in four months — if you cut calories and exercise” in the online newspaper National Post on March 16, 2017. A research study headed by Dr. Natalia McInnes of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, concluded that: “Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months”.  Do you need more evidence than this?

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Food As Medicine for Diabetics: A Diabetic’s Guide to Healthy Living

Food As Medicine for Diabetics: A Diabetic’s Guide to Healthy Living

 Food as medicine is becoming popular as many people are refraining from eating red meat, and, particularly, refined sugar and sweetened beverages of all kind. Even the largest soda company has released a new cola drink using stevia as sweetener instead of the traditional refined sugar. A number of years ago, an organization was founded in the United States which uses food as medicine. Shortly after, many physicians joined this organization. Its representatives travel around the United State conducting conferences. Many doctors who have attended their conferences have sworn that they will begin to use food as medicine to treat their patients.

The human body is perfectly designed with the ability to repair itself. No creation of man could and will ever achieve that. When the body is given what it needs, it will not just grow strong and healthy, but is able to heal itself from many diseases. Just as the human body is able to heal it when it is fed what it needs, when the wrong foods are fed to the body, it is rendered unable to heal itself.  The question is now: If you are a type 2 diabetic, what should you eat?

What should diabetics eat?

First, it worth knowing what causes type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by too much refined sugar built up inside the body. It is not caused by being overweight, and there are many researches to back this up. To learn more, please Read This Blog Post. Unfortunately, the diabetes drug industry is market-driven. It was developed with the same type of strategy that the tobacco companies used: They denied that their product was injurious to the health. Such a strategy is designed to confuse people, but further, it is designed to keep people hooked on a product. So is the case with diabetes treatment. The strategy is to mislead and confuse people and have them believe that type 2 diabetes cannot be cured and that it has to be managed. Thus, diabetics spend the rest of their lives managing the condition.

What foods are considered medicine for diabetics?

Spinach

Spinach is considered a superfood because of its natural content. Spinach has one of the most important vitamins for diabetics, which is Vitamin B12, and other B vitamins. Why are these important?  The B vitamins help prevent nerve damage and also help repair them. It is not uncommon for a diabetic to develop nerve damage. If a nerve in your thigh gets damaged, the blood supply will not reach that area down to your knee area. When this happens, the flesh in this area collapses. Recovery can take a month or more.

Why specifically is Vitamin B12 most important?

Many diabetics who had their leg amputated were managing their condition.  Leg amputation generally occurs in type 2 diabetics when there is too much sugar buildup in the body that has been left untreated. The sugar damages the nerves in the leg until the nerves are destroyed. At that stage, not much can be done to save the leg. Healthy eating and including spinach in your diet is the key to protecting the nerves.

How to cook spinach: Spinach can be cooked in many ways. One way I like is to sauté it with onions and add it to whole wheat lasagna for a healthy meal. Spinach is often used in salad. If you are going to use it in a salad, you need to add some sort of acid, such as lemon or vinegar to help break down the spinach, otherwise, it will not be properly digested.

Rapini

Rapini is a very small form of broccoli but has more green leaves. It is slightly bitter. It is known for its cancer-fighting properties. Rapini has calcium, thus, helps build strong bones. Rapini promotes proper digestion, which is very important for diabetics. In addition, it helps with vision improvement. Lack of proper vision is one of the medical problems faced by diabetics.

How to cook rapini: The method I use to cook rapini is simple. I slice an onion, heat olive oil, add the rapini to the hot oil, season it with salt and pepper, and that is it. It should not be overcooked.

Salmon

Diabetes, or the sugar buildup inside your body, is known for doing more damage than attacking just the nerves. The sugar also attacks your internal organs, including the heart. This eventually may lead to stroke. Statistics show that one out of every two diabetics will die from a stroke. Salmon is great for protecting your heart because of its Omega 3 content.

Other fish that are high in fish oil (with Omega 3) include mackerel, but more particularly, sardines and anchovies. I cook my anchovies following a simple recipe.

Ingredients:

  • Sliced onion
  • Diced garlic
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooked pasta

I heat the oil, add the onion and cook until transparent. I add the garlic and reduce the heat so that I don’t burn the garlic, otherwise, it will become bitter and ruin the dish. When the garlic is partly cooked, I add the diced tomatoes and cook the mixture for a few minutes. I add the anchovies and then season because anchovies can be salty. Once I am pleased with the seasoning, I add the cooked pasta, mix it all together and check the seasoning again to make sure I like it. Wasn’t that easy and simple?

You can use food to reverse diabetes. Now what about the salmon? It’s very simple. Rub olive oil or avocado oil on the salmon, season it with salt and pepper and bake until done. A six-pounce salmon should be done in 7 minutes. The best salmon to use is Coho, Sockeye, Steal head, etc, but not Spring Salmon—the fattier the fish, the better. One of the techniques I use when I am sharing my cooking secrets is to tell how I became a chef. I experimented with a variety of ingredients.

You can top your sauteed rapini with the baked or pan-fried salmon. You can also use your spinach for salad and top it with pieces of baked salmon. What a healthy choice.

Beets

We cannot forget beets. Did you know that beets have some of the all the vitamins you need? They include all the B vitamins. Beets are good for protecting your heart, especially if you are prediabetic or type 2 diabetic. They also have fibre critical for helping reverse type 2 diabetes, according to the world-renowned food researcher and author of the book The China Study. This book has been described the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted, defining how diet and weight loss affect long-term health.

How to cook beets

I would discourage you from cooking your own beets. Beets take a long time to cook, cool down, peel, and then dice or slice. I recommend buying them unsweetened in can. They come diced or sliced. Add them to your salad or eat then as your vegetable with lunch or dinner.

Onions

Onions have been linked to reduced risk of cancer. They also help lower blood sugar and are loaded with micro-nutrients. To preserve all these nutrients, onions should be eaten raw.

Beet and onion salad

  • Sliced onions
  • Sliced beets
  • Salad dressing

Add all the above three ingredients in a bowl, then toss and season. This salad has more nutrition than most salads.

There are other superfoods that are medicine for diabetics. These include cooked beans. Beans neutralize sugar. Any type of canned beans will do.

The above super foods, in addition to our program, will help you reverse prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes.  If you are ready to get started GO HERE.

 

 

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Permanent Cure for Type 2 Diabetes

Is there a permanent cure for type 2 diabetes? The answer is yes. By definition, and as one doctor explained, a cure means that that once the type 2 diabetes is reversed and it does not return within years, it means it is cured.

Each year, thousands of people are diagnosed with diabetes, with the greater number being type 2. Upon diagnosis, the patient may be sent to a diabetes clinic, not to learn how to reverse or cure the diabetes, but how to manage it. During weekly visits to the clinic, patients are taught what kinds of food to eat. These include:

  • Bread: not more than one slice per day
  • Vegetables
  • Oranges: not more than one a day
  • Grapes: not more than 15 per day
  • Basmati rice: a half cup of cooked or converted rice (also known as parboiled rice)
  • Cheese: one small square
  • Oatmeal:  one serving
  • Chicken breast
  • Eggs: not more than one a day

It will also be recommended that they walk for 20 minutes after their meals.

There are several flaws in the above food list. What newly-diagnosed, what type 2 diabetics don’t know is that the above listed foods are the exact foods diabetics should not be eating if they want to achieve a permanent cure for diabetes.  To permanently cure type 2 diabetes, firstly, one has to know that a cure exists. This fact is supported by the world’s largest diabetes association, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), whose mission is to promote the care and cure of diabetes worldwide. WebMD (the leading health information publisher in the United States) features a story of how a man who almost died from type 2 diabetes reversed his condition. The story can be found in the WebMD, Diabetes, Fall 2016 issue, page 19.

I am that person and I am writing this blog mainly because I too was kept in the dark about the cure for type 2 diabetes for a long time. When I tell my story, people always ask me how I did it. I am sharing how I it did with everyone, especially those who have been victims of diabetes-related lies.

Diabetes Misinformation

Diabetes misinformation is widespread because the sale of diabetes drugs is market-driven. Upon completion of the training provided at the diabetes clinic after my diagnosis, I soon realized that all that we were being taught was how to manage and not reverse or cure the diabetes. There was something that the all the patients in the clinic wanted to know. We kept asking if there was a cure for our condition but were told that there wasn’t. Rather than taking the word of the nurses at the clinic, I visited my doctor and asked him point-blank. “Dr. Robinson, can type 2 diabetes be cured?” He replied, “Yes.” Prior to this visit to my doctor, I was ready to give up and settle for managing my diabetes. However, managing it would mean that I was setting myself up for these catastrophic ailments:

  • Stroke: Type 2 diabetes is the number one cause of strokes.
  • Liver failure: When the liver fails, one needs to be put on dialysis.
  • Leg amputation: Sugar buildup can cause rotting of a leg, leading to amputation.
  • Blindness: Sugar buildup destroys the eyes.
  • Impotence: Sugar buildup is known to lead to impotence.
  • Chronic disease: Type 2 diabetes leads to other chronic diseases that prevent the diabetic from reaching full life expectancy. In other words, diabetics generally die sooner than non-diabetics.
  • Diabetic ulcers: Foot amputation is a result.

Besides the above ailments, type 2 diabetes eventually progresses to type 1, which requires manual insulin injections. I evaluated my situation and decided that something had to be done. This took the form of a research on a type 2 diabetes cure.

Diabetes Research

After being informed by my doctor that type 2 diabetes could be cured, I visited other doctors, including eastern doctors. All confirmed that type 2 diabetes could be reversed and cured. The more I researched this condition, the more convinced I became about the possibility of my being cured. I realized that, like me, millions of diabetics had been kept in the dark. This conclusion was supported by Dr. David R. Hawkins Ph.D., world renowned psychiatrist, who wrote in his book titled Power vs Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior that society is often misled, deceived, and the truth kept hidden from them. My research had shown that there was absolutely no evidence, scientific or non-scientific, proving that type 2 diabetes is not a reversible condition and that type 2 diabetes is a disease that cannot be cured. I would not have hesitated to merely manage the condition it if there had been scientific proof, extensive research, and test results that demonstrated that this particular condition, once acquired, was permanent and all one could do was manage it.

What Is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is a medical term used to describe the condition of a diabetic. This was one of my first findings when I began researching the nature of type 2 diabetes and the underlying causes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by lifestyle choices. One becomes a type 2 diabetic when insulin secreted by the pancreas is not able to transport all the excess sugar to the cells to be used as energy to fuel the muscles. This is known as insulin resistance, which is caused by years of consuming foods made with refined sugar. This leads to sugar buildup inside the body and causes the diabetes. You can read more details by going to this blog. What Causes Type 2 Diabetes.

During the ages of hunter-gatherers, food was cooked. Sweet foods were honey, fruit, and berries. Their diet consisted mainly of grains and meat. However, they hunted for their meat. It is obvious that hunter-gatherers did not consume processed foods and refined sugar.

Fast forward to modern man. With a quick peek into any supermarket, one sees shelf upon shelf of processed foods and beverages loaded with refined sugar. At some point, as these foods are consumed repeatedly, the body no longer is able to process the chemical content and sugar in the food. The liver, which filters out the toxins in our food is over-worked and eventually become less effective. The body can only assimilate so much sugar and some of the sugar finds its way into the bloodstream where it converts into fat, which coats the blood cells and prevents them from absorbing the sugar and transporting it to the muscles to be used as energy. At that point, you have become a full-blown diabetic. Most type 2 diabetics are not aware of these critical facts.

In addition, when a patient takes antibiotics, they attack the good bacteria in the gut. The word antibiotic itself is opposite to probiotic. Sugar is food for bacteria and fuels any bad bacteria that find its way into the gut. The result is complete elimination of good bacteria in the gut. This allows for easy and quick development of infections, as the gut no longer possess protective elements.

What Is insulin Sensitivity?

Insulin sensitivity is a medical term used to describe a condition of a normally functioning body that is not diabetic. Through extensive research, I discovered that in order to reverse and permanently cure type 2 diabetes, all the patient has to do is affect the opposite of insulin resistance and restore the body’s sensitivity to insulin. The restoration of insulin sensitivity means that the body was at one point sensitive to insulin and now it is being returned to its original state. Achieving this is will reduce, and potentially eliminate, the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Improper functioning of internal organs

Having learned about insulin sensitivity, it became obvious to me that what needed to be done was to devise a way to restore the body’s sensitivity to insulin. This would require that the excess sugar buildup in the body and in the muscles be burned off or used up. In addition, a way had to be found to cause the fat-coated cells to shed the coating, thus allowing the cells to absorb sugar and transport to the muscles.

To cause the body to burn off the accumulation of sugar and cause the cells to release the coating of fat, a cardio regiment had to be included in a program, along with proper diet and vitamin therapy. It was by employing all these approaches together that my diabetes was reversed in less than a month. Had I not taken the steps to become diabetes-free, I would still be diabetic after all these years.

 

See my before and after cure blood test results on the following two pages.

 

 

 

 

 

Type 2 Diabetes and Your Liver

Almost all type 2 diabetics seeking a permanent cure have no idea of the liver’s role in achieving a permanent cure. The liver is the body’s processing plant for filtering out all the toxins and junk that we put in our bodies. Over the years, as one is exposed to more and more toxins from processed foods, and one consumes excessive amounts of refined sugar, the liver becomes less functional—it gets plugged up. Once this happens, the acquisition of type 2 diabetes becomes much easier.

 

Is There a Permanent Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

The answer is yes. “The best way to permanently reverse and cure diabetes type 2 is by using several approaches all working together,” said Dr. Robinson.

One becomes type 2 diabetic hereditarily or through lifestyle choices. There is no known cure for type 2 diabetes passed down through one’s family tree. However, non-hereditary type 2 diabetes is curable because it was brought on by lifestyle choices; specifically, excess refined sugar consumption, just as obesity is brought on by overeating. If not permanently cured, at some point, the diabetes will shorten its victim’s life, whether the person takes medication or not. But before the diabetes kills its victim, it can induce a number of serious diseases, such as heart disease, liver failure, and blindness. The damage is not caused by the diabetes; it is caused by the buildup of sugar sitting inside the body. It was only recently that many large diabetes organizations began admitting to this.

The main cause of type 2 diabetes is overloading the body with refined sugar, as opposed to being overweight or the pancreas’ inability to produce insulin. Some so-called experts, and even doctors, claim that type 2 diabetes is not caused by refined sugar, and yet the latest drug for this condition claims to remove sugar from your liver. Sugar and the liver are mentioned in their ads. Others claim that their drugs work by promoting insulin secretion, and when used with proper diet and exercise, the victim loses weight and achieves an A1C of 7 or below. The problem with these claims is that, with type 2 diabetes, your pancreas still works. That is why you, the victim, are not put on insulin. If you do the correct exercise and follow the correct diet, your diabetes will be permanently cured. This means there is no point in taking certain drugs that makes claims such as the ones I have pointed out.

Evidence shows that even drug manufacturers know that type 2 diabetes is caused by sugar buildup in the body. The drug that is referred to as the front line of defence when one is first diagnosed is designed so that the victim can continue to eat sugar, the very culprit in itself. My own research that led to the discovery of a permanent cure for type 2 diabetes has also shown refined sugar to be the culprit. Discover Diabetes Self-Cure offers resources for a permanent cure of type 2 diabetes.

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I Have Type 2 Diabetes – What Can I Eat/What Can I Drink?

For many type 2 diabetics, after their diagnosis, what they should eat and drink can become confusing. I can feel your frustration. I too was diagnosed type 2 diabetic back in 2009. Through research, working with doctors, and being a professional chef, I was able to create several recipes with the focus on type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. These are recipes that helped me while I was making efforts to reverse and cure my diabetes. These days, because of the internet, anyone can say anything about diabetes, even without having experienced it firsthand. In my case, having type 2 diabetes, I did extensive research and received advice from medical care practitioners. Once I had cured myself, I published a book to teach other diabetics what to eat and drink and then founded Just For Diabetics.com to help diabetics.

The basic premise to start with is to think about the foods you were eating prior to diagnosis. For example, in my case, I was Director of Food Services at a resort. I started work early and finished late. I began finding myself exhausted, at times, and for a quick energy boast, I turned to cookies and washed them down with cola drinks. This went on for some time. Then, one day, I was on my way home from work. I began to have a strong craving for something sweet. From that point on, day by day, I had an increasingly strong craving for sweets. I indulged my craving and the sugar began to build up inside my body because it could not burn up all that sugar. So, think about the food items that you were eating before you were diagnosed, particularly sweetened beverages. The next step is to eliminate those food items from your diet which contain added sugar and start with a new diet. I will give you some food items to work with, covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

What should I eat?

Really, the way to approach this is to determine what you should not eat. Coming from an ex-diabetic with almost twelve years of experience, as I indicated above, I would say you should first remove the food items from your diet that caused your diabetes. Here is a fact: Unless you remove refined sugar from your diet, your diabetes will never be reversed or cured. You must take this action. This is my firsthand experience and is based on my research findings. You can go to this link and read an article that was published about me by WebMD, the leading healthcare information provider to medical doctors and healthcare professionals. Doctors and healthcare professionals trust WebMD, and so should pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics. Their article relating to the success of my type 2 diabetes cure program is titled:  Secret recipe:  How a Chef Cured His Type 2 Diabetes”.

What is the diabetes diet?

One of the most asked questions on the internet is, “What is the diabetes diet? So it is important that it is properly addressed, based on science and evidence. When people are first diagnosed, they are sent to a clinic where they learn how to live with diabetes and manage it. During this training, victims are asked to eat small portions of every food. This includes cheese and sweet fruits. During the information session, they are usually told that type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease; meaning, at some point, it will progress to type 1 diabetes, which requires manual insulin injections. With this approach, it appears the foods one is recommended to eat will not help.

However, research upon research now shows that through proper diet and exercise, you can actually cure your type 2diabetes within four months. And yes, there is such a thing as a diabetes diet or a type 2 diabetes diet. (Even type 1 diabetics who need manual insulin injections are advised not to eat too much sugar.)

A diabetes diet should contain protein, starch, and vegetables, as well as a small amount of fat to help digest the food. Ideally, you want to eat small portions with up to six small meals a day (which will include meals and snacks).

Because there is evidence that type 2 diabetes can be cured, it is best to make a cure your focal point while managing your diabetes. Your food choices must be healthy in order to see results. When you do eat fiber, which is very important for diabetics, if possible, eat it separately from the other food types. This is because fiber not only does the binds waste that is evacuated, it also binds the nutrients we get from food, and those essential vitamins are then also evacuated. Unhealthy food choices do not just lead to diabetes, they may also lead to serious diseases, such as stroke and heart disease. Stroke is the number one killer of all diabetics. Research shows that it kills one out of every two diabetics.

Set realistic and achievable goals. Know that sugar is addictive. It is not easy to just take it out of your diet. In order to phase it out, I began by diluting any beverage: one-part beverage to one-part water. Then I progressed to one-part beverage to two parts water, until I weaned myself off cola and all other sweetened beverages.

Take a note book and write out your goals, starting with what you wish to achieve as an end result. Then write down these goals. If you go to the link, “Secret recipe:  How a Chef Cured His Type 2 Diabetes”, you will notice that I exercised twice a day as one of the means to achieve my goal. This is because, when I was diagnosed, there was so much sugar in my body that it had begun to exit from the corners of my eyes and from my tongue each morning as a white sticky substance. My doctor told me that I was steps away from going into cardiac arrest and that he was surprised that the sugar had not killed me already. To regain my health, drastic action had to me taken, which included high doses of Metformin to manage the diabetes.  But I wanted to cure it, and my doctor confirmed that type 2 diabetes can be cured.

So, after performing my extensive research, I created a seven-step plan of action to cure my diabetes, not just manage it. I wrote everything down and followed the steps along with setting a time limit by which I hoped to cure the diabetes. Realistically, it depends on how much sugar buildup you have in your body. You cannot set a time period in which your diabetes will be reversed.

The goals I set for myself:

  1. I want to reverse and cure my diabetes
  2. Go to the gym morning and evening
  3. Eat six meals a day including snacks
  4. Eat within two hours of getting out of bed
  5. Eat my last snack at least 2 hours before bed time
  6. Follow a weekly menu cycle
  7. Cook my own meals

I went to the gym twice a day because my situation was serious. In just 21 days, my diabetes was reversed. (If your case is not too severe, going to the gym once a day is sufficient.) Yes, I was managing the diabetes with Metformin at the same time, and my doctor was monitoring me while I executed the diet and exercise program I had developed. When I reported to him that my energy level was increasing, he requested me to get another blood glucose test. When the test result came, he called me to his office, showed me the results, and pronounced me diabetes-free. He further explained that “cured” will be if the diabetes does not return over the next two years. That was 2012. From my own doctor to the pharmacist, friends, and family, they all asked the same question: “Wow, how did you do it?”

Diabetes diet plans to lose weight

Diet plans don’t often work because those who promote them were never diabetics themselves. Most of them use famous people to sell their diet plan. Others use people who are already fit for their promotions. When I was diagnosed a type 2 diabetic, my weight had gone from 185 pounds to 219 pounds. My meal plan brought my weight down to 184 pounds. That was 2012. It is now 2020 and my weight registers at 175 pounds; and I’m 6 feet tall. What my weight shows is that the diet can also help with weight loss and to keep the weight off for many years to come.

Breakfast ideas for diabetics

Here are some breakfast ideas for type 2 diabetics. Dieting often fails because people get bored with their diet, or the food does not taste good, so they give up. As a professional chef of 27 years, I created my own tasty recipes for diabetics. Here are some meal ideas to get you started. Try your best to incorporate the keto diet into your diet plan.

  • Brown bread with an egg white omelet
  • Steal cut oatmeal topped with berries and diced fruits – add 1 tablespoon whipping cream to help with digestion
  • Stir fry vegetable and egg wrap—oh yes, it’s tasty
  • Burritos are also great

 

Lunch ideas for diabetics

  • Salad mixed with diced vegetables topped with baked chicken leg
  • Kamut pasta with tomato sauce mixed with vegetables (side note: pound for pound, Kamut pasta has more protein than beef)
  • Quinoa salad tossed with chopped parsley, cucumber, and diced tomatoes
  • Eat yogurt with berries for dessert or just berries
  • Soup and a sandwich
  • Caesar salad with grilled chicken breast

Dinner ideas for diabetics

  • Stir fry noodles with vegetable and baked sesame chicken wings
  • Baked salmon with roast vegetable on cooked rice
  • Rice and beans. (Eat cooked beans every day. They neutralize the negative effects of sugar.)
  • Quinoa pasta with tomatoe sauce and vegetables
  • Curry chicken with parboiled rice and vegetables
  • Beef stew cooked with carrots and potatoes

Can diabetics eat fruit?

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, I became desperate. I went online to find a cure and came across one very famous doctor of nutrition. It turned out that he promoted a vegan agenda. He also suggested eating fruit in the morning for breakfast. I tried that and I believe it is one of the worst mistakes any diabetic can make. The reason: I learned that by not having any food in your stomach and eating fruits, your body only absorbs the sugar in the fruit.

Do not eat tropical fruits, by any means, including canned fruits. The fruits that should not be eaten are:

  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Grape, which is not a tropical fruit
  • Any sweetened canned fruit

Eat these fruits instead:

  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Raspberry
  • Any variety of edible berry
  • Dragon fruit
  • Plum
  • Peach

Can I snack in between meals?

Earlier, I mentioned eating about six meals a day—those meals will include snacks. Ideally, you want to snack in between main meals. Your last meal should actually be a snack. The body’s digestive enzymes decrease in production after 8 PM and begin to increase after 7AM. During the period when it drops, there is not enough for total digestion of a heavy meal. Snacks are the best after 8 PM. These familiar snacks are good for the diabetic diet:

  • Vegetables with dip
  • Vegetables with humus
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Berries
  • Boiled eggs
  • Yogurt with berries
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chicken salad sandwich

One way to start the dieting in the correct way is write down when you get up in the morning and when you retire at night. You must eat within two hours of waking up or your blood sugar level will begin to drop. Once you have figured out when you get up and when you go to bed, figure out when you should eat your first and last meal of the day. Write the times on paper so that you don’t forget. Consistency is key.

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2020 World Diabetes Day/Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Wellness

2020 World Diabetes Day falls on Saturday, November 14th. The intent behind World Diabetes Day it to increase awareness of diabetes, which affects over 463 million people around the globe, according to 2019 statistics. Most of the world’s diabetics, including those in developed nations, are not aware that their condition can be reversed and that there is research to back this up. Being a diabetic is not a death sentence if action is taken.

World Diabetes Day is also intended for all diabetics, globally, to become more self-aware.  Here are some things diabetics should know about:

Why diabetes is on the increase

The increase in type 2 diabetes cases can be traced to the increase in consumption of refined sugar, research shows. The increase is also linked to diet. Experts say that at the current rate of growth, by the year 2040, one out of every eight people will be a diabetic—approximately 1.8 billion. This increase is occurring even while the victims are encouraged to manage their diabetes. But should both type 1 and type diabetes be managed? The two are not the same. This will be discussed later in this article.

Diabetes awareness

Diabetes awareness is the main reason behind World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is taking its toll on communities all around the world.  In developed nations, diabetics have access to information. In many developing nations, most victims don’t even know what diabetes is and how they acquired it. They don’t know the symptoms and signs to look for.  Why is it important for people to know the facts and have a clear understanding of the condition and be able to differentiate between the types of diabetes? The more awareness you have of your diabetes, the better the decisions you will make.

Types of diabetes

There are two basic types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes: When you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not secrete insulin needed to transport sugar to your muscles to be used as energy, thus insulin must be injected manually. Only 10% of all cases of diabetes are type 1.

Type 2 diabetes: There are two types of type 2 diabetes—hereditary and non-hereditary. 90% of all cases of diabetes are type 2.

Hereditary diabetes: With hereditary diabetes, the condition is passed on to you by a parent or grandparent. Most victims of hereditary diabetes require insulin injections at some point in their lives.

Non-hereditary diabetes:   In this case, the diabetes begins as prediabetes and progresses to type 2 diabetes. Non-hereditary diabetes means that the condition was not passed on to you, the victim, but was acquired through lifestyle choices; in other words, but what you eat. In the United States, prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic proportions. A UCLA study showed that in California alone, 13 million adults are pre-diabetic and 2.5 million (or 9% of the population), is type 2 diabetic. The same study also found that the two groups represent 15.5 million people (55 percent of the state’s population). Apply this equation to the entire United States and the rest of the world, and the figure becomes staggering.

Further, in this study, it was found that 30% of prediabetics will acquire full-blown type 2 diabetes within five years of their diagnosis and the remaining 70% will likely develop it in their lifetime. It is very important to be aware of this scientific fact because it can save your life and help you avoid becoming a victim of diabetes.  Many people know someone or have a family member who is diabetic, or have had a co-worker or relative who died from the diabetes. Would you agree?

Taking prediabetes for granted leads to full-blown type 2 diabetes. And the fact is that prediabetes can be reversed in as little as two weeks. When people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, some go into denial, followed by self-disappointment and sometimes anger. In a rush to find a solution, they become susceptible to misleading information that leads many of the newly-diagnosed to make decisions which, unbeknownst to them, allow for the progression of the diabetes. The condition can eventually result in heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation, and even early death by stroke.

The good news is that, since prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are acquired through lifestyle choices, they can be reversed by taking the correct steps immediately. If you look at the life of many people, including doctors, who failed to accomplish a personal goal, it was because of procrastination. If you are pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic, you are responsible to take action. Don’t procrastinate.

 Diabetes: What you need to know

Did you know that with type 2 diabetes, your pancreas still secretes enough insulin to transport sugar to your blood stream, but your red blood cells are not able to transport the sugar to your muscles? If you answered no, you are not alone in this. So are millions of diabetics. But did you also know that type 2 diabetes is caused by excess consumption of refined sugar? Research by Dr. Sanjay Basu, Ph.D., an epidemiologist, showed that type 2 diabetes is typically caused by over-consumption of refined sugar. This is why, when you are diagnosed a type 2 diabetic, it is because your doctor requested that you do a blood glucose/sugar test, which determined the amount of sugar in your blood.

Type 2 diabetes does not develop overnight; it takes several years. Over the years, as you consume refined sugar in excess, by your mid-forties there is a sugar build-up inside your body. As mentioned, your pancreas still works; however, because there is too much sugar in your body, some of that sugar, in liquid form, finds its way into your bloodstream. What happens when we eat sugar and fail to burn it off? It turns into—you guessed it—fat. The fat coats your blood cells, so even though your pancreas is secreting insulin and the insulin is transporting sugar to your bloodstream, your blood cells are not able to absorb the sugar because they are coated with fat. The sugar in liquid form cannot penetrate the fat.  You are now insulin resistant, or type 2 diabetic. The truth about type 2 diabetes is shrouded in mystery mainly to prevent you from knowing the truth. This leads perfectly to the next topic.

 Diabetes is market driven

Recommendations in TV ads for you to manage your type 2 diabetes with medications is very much market drive. For example, they may tell you of a newly-created pill that will help your pancreas secrete insulin. Yet those of us who have reversed our type 2 diabetes did not use any such pill as mentioned. If your red blood cells are coated with fat, unless the fat is burned off, no amount insulin-generating pills can make your blocked blood cells absorb the sugar buildup. Does this make sense to you now? According to a very well-known food scientist based in the US, (his statement is on video for anyone to view), a drug company asked him to write an article on type 2 diabetes for publication in a magazine. When the food scientist handed in his article, the diabetes drug manufacturer declined to publish it saying that if diabetics found out they could cure their condition, they would not buy their drugs. Information is power. Prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes acquired by lifestyle is completely reversible and curable. Often, promoting the management of type 2 diabetes is about making profit, not helping diabetics completely heal from their condition. That is what market driven means. Now you know that you can reverse and even cure your diabetes. Managing type 2 diabetes has allowed the condition—which can be reversed—to proliferate worldwide. Managing diabetes means the victim will always remain a diabetic. But did you know that while managing your diabetes, it is the best opportunity you have to reverse the condition?

Type 2 diabetes: A reversible condition

In 2016, Dr. Natalia McInnes (who specializes in reversing type 2 diabetes) of McMaster University, stated in her article published in the National Post that type 2 diabetes can be cured in less than four months through diet and exercise. Even as someone who almost died from diabetes, I too was able to reverse my condition. My own story was featured in WebMD Diabetes magazine in September of 2016 on page 19.  It is not uncommon for me to be invited to Diabetes and Endocrinology conferences to share my cure method with others in the field. If you are ready to reverse your prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, let’s get started. GO HERE.

What to expect:

  1. A menu plan created by a chef to facilitate weight loss
  2. Diabetic exercise created by an expert. It is part of the fitness program that reversed and cured my type 2 diabetes. It facilitates the burning off of sugar buildup inside the diabetic’s body.
  3. Vitamin therapy which supports the disease reversal of the pre-diabetic, the type 2 diabetic, and the overweight person.

You will also get:

  • Literature to educate the user
  • A menu cycle to follow each day, including when to eat
  • Which exercise to do each day and at what time
  • What supplements to take each day and at what time
  • FREE video tutorials to guide the user

Users who don’t want to exercise can use just the menu cycle. Best of all, as I said before, the best chance the diabetic has for reversing their diabetes is while they are managing their diabetes with their prescribed medications.

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