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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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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

 How to reverse type 2 diabetes is a hot topic that is still being debated and is shrouded in mystery. Are you a type 2 diabetic? Have you been diagnosed a type 2 diabetic? This article is intended to help you find answers. The information we are providing is evidence-based. This means you can trust that it is coming from a reliable source.

Centuries ago, students were taught that there were only nine planets in the entire universe. Back in those days, because of the limits of scientific equipment, no one dared postulate that there were more planets than the nine that revolved our sun. Fast forward to today. We now know that we live in a galaxy with more than 200 billion stars, and each star has its own planets that orbit around it. Furthermore, we now know that there are over 300 billion galaxies in the universe. It would be laughable, in today’s world, to suggest that there were only nine planets in the entire universe.

Similarly, when there was little research and information about type 2 diabetes, we were told that it should be managed with pharmaceutical drugs and that it was a lifetime disease. Fast forward to today. We don’t just know that this condition can be reversed; we also know that it starts as pre-diabetes and eventually progresses to type 2 diabetes. We know what causes it and we know how it can be reversed and even cured.

What is type 2 diabetes?

A form of sugar called glucose is meant to reach the cells in the body in order to give the body energy. This sugar is then burnt up by the activity of the muscles. The condition where this process is first disrupted in called pre-diabetes. If nothing is done to prevent its progression, the pre-diabetes progresses to type 2 diabetes. So, what happens in this progression? Knowing what actually happens inside your body will help you take steps that many diabetics have taken to reverse their condition and regain good health.

With type 2 diabetes, your pancreas still secrets enough insulin to transport sugar to your blood stream, but your red blood cells are not able to transport the sugar to your muscles. Research by Dr. Sanjay Basu, Ph.D., an epidemiologist, showed that type 2 diabetes is typically caused by over-consumption of refined sugar. My own research, along with research by done by others, confirms this fact. This is why when you are diagnosed a type 2 diabetic, it is after your doctor has you do a blood glucose/sugar test, which determines the amount of sugar in your blood.

Type 2 diabetes does not happen overnight. It takes several years to develop. 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. Some of the excess sugar finds its way into your bloodstream where it converts into 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 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 consumers from knowing the truth. For example, while doing research to find out if type 2 diabetes could be cured or not, I came across a very well-known food scientist based in the US. According to him (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.

Now that you know what causes type 2 diabetes, so the question is, how can you reverse it? We offer programs on this website designed to help you accomplish that.

It is not uncommon to find articles written by doctors, mainly those operating online diabetes businesses. They claim that when you have type 2 diabetes, your pancreas’ ability to secrete insulin declines. That is incorrect. Often, the intent is to get you to spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars by enrolling in their diabetes cure program. It is a well-established scientific fact that type 2 diabetes can be reversed with proper diet and exercise. Speak to your doctor about this, and yes, it should not cost you an arm and a leg.

Food and diabetes

It is a long-held believe that when we consume carbohydrates—for example, rice, pasta, white bread, potatoes—they convert into sugar which the body uses for energy. It is not uncommon to read that one can be become type 2 diabetic by eating too many carbohydrates. But is there any evidence of this? Type 2 diabetes is a modern condition brought on by lifestyle choices—namely, what you eat and drink.

 Research linking sugar consumption to the weight gain and the increase in cases of type 2 diabetes

Dr. Sanjay Basu Ph.D., an Epidemiologist from Stanford University was cited in the Stanford Medicine newsletter in an article written by Digital (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. [1]

FB Hu and VS Malik (2010) put forth: Research suggests that sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is a risk factor for overweight and obesity as well as several cardio-metabolic conditions, especially T2DM. [2]

Here is the scientific fact. Elevated sugar levels in your blood are caused by consumption of manufactured foods. These include candies, soft drinks, sweetened milk, artificial drinks, and much more.

Research shows that excess consumption of carbohydrates may lead to weight gain in the form of fat. Fat is a solid mass that does not move around inside your body.

Refined sugar, particularly in soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, is in liquid form. Thus, when it is consumed, it is quickly absorbed by the body and some finds its way into your blood stream where it converts into fat, which then coats your red blood cells preventing them from doing their job, which is to transport the sugar to your muscles for energy. Pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are predominantly caused by the consumption of refined sugar. Recent research has shown that when there is an increase in the consumption of products made with refined sugar, cases of type 2 diabetes also increase. This is much more so for developing countries. Take West Africa, for example: Years ago, there had relatively few cases of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. If you travel through African countries today, most drink shops selling water have more sweet beverages than water for sale.

Diabetes and the evidence

The man accredited as the father of Mathematics, Abn al Haytham, also known as Al Hazeen, taught his students about the importance of evidence-based conclusions. If you want your own evidence that your pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes can be reversed, try our program and draw your own conclusions.

Did you know that there is no evidence that pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes cannot be reversed and cured? Diabetes is diagnosed by the level of sugar in your blood. In the US, it is measured differently than in Canada. See the examples below:

US 100 mg/dL = CAN  (5.6 mmol/L )

US 140 mg/dL = CAN (7.8 mmol/L )

How to lower blood sugar with diet

I lowered my blood sugar by taking these steps; and the result was amazing.

  1. Diet: Remove refined sugar from your diet; otherwise, I can tell you with 100% certainty that your effort will not yield the desired result. Soft drinks are especially high in refined sugar. Some 20-ounce bottles of soft drinks contain over 16 teaspoons of sugar, and a 2-liter bottle has about or 54 teaspoons. Chocolate is bitter, and so to make chocolates or chocolate cake, a huge quantity of sugar is needed. To make a chocolate cake, enough sugar has to be added to balance out the bitterness and more has to be added to sweeten the cake mix. Simply, take refined sugar food products out of your diet.
  2. Exercise: You can never underestimate the role of exercise. I realize many people don’t like to exercise. Many adults tell me this. Here is a reason why you should exercise regardless of your age. Exercise is a most powerful medicine to help reverse and cure type 2 diabetes. It also reduces your chances of getting heart disease, stroke, kidney failure will all go away. Start slowly and work your way up. The secret is that the exercise must be conducted the correct way or it will yield no benefit to you.

If you are already a diabetic, your doctor will have prescribed a drug to help lower your blood sugar. This is done to prevent you from ending up in the hospital.  But if you follow the above two steps properly, your doctor will eventually be able to take you off your diabetes drugs.

How is diabetes reversed?

As a diabetes researcher and lifestyle strategist, my research has shown that pre-diabetes can be reversed and type 2 diabetes can go into remission by using a three-pronged approach. This includes:

  1. A low-calorie diabetes diet: This facilitates weight loss.
  2. Exercise for diabetics: Exercise designed for diabetics facilitates the burning off of excess sugar buildup in the body, plus, it helps you achieve weight loss. Once sugar has been burnt off, the body turns to fat for energy. The first of the fat to burn off is the thin layer coating the red blood cells. Once that layer of fat is burned off, red blood cells responsible for carrying sugar to the muscles to be used for energy are exposed and begin to absorb sugar and transport it to the muscles. The cells, which had become insulin-resistant, are restored to insulin-sensitivity. The diabetes is then in remission.
  3. Vitamins: A diabetic often requires vitamin supplementation. Vitamin supplementation can speed up the effectiveness of the above two methods.

If you ask most experienced medical doctors, they will tell you that pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes can be reversed and there is evidence backing that up. In fact, the International Diabetes Federation’s stated mission is to promote diabetes care and cure worldwide.

Now that you know how to reverse your diabetes, are you ready to get started on your own journey to reclaim your good health? If you answer yes, we can help.

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Citations:

[1] Digitale (Feb. 27, 2013) Report published in PLOS ONE.

[2] Hu FB, Malik VS (2010) Sugar-sweetened beverages and risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes: epidemiologic evidence. Physiol. Behav. 100: 47–54. 10.1016/j.physbeh.2010.01.036

 

 

 

 

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Keto Diet for Diabetics

Keto diet is a popular short term for the ketogenic diet. Keto diet is designed to help the dieter reach a point of ketosis, which facilitates weight loss. Unlike with the vegan diet, keto diet incorporates the eating of meat. Depending on which keto diet you look at, the structure of the diet will vary depending on whether it includes eating some starches or not. But is keto diet good for diabetics? The answer is the focus of this article.

 Keto diet and ketosis

 Keto diet forces your body to use sugar for energy until all the sugar is burnt off. Once the sugar is burnt off, your body turns to fat for energy and begins to burn that off. It is at that point that you have reached ketosis. Keto diet includes low-carb to no-carb dishes and allows for moderate to high-protein consumption with the aim of reaching ketosis.

Is keto diet good for diabetics?

 When it comes to diabetes, any diet that facilitates burning sugar and fat is good. In the case of using keto diet for the treatment of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes, for fast results, it is recommended that exercise designed for pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics is included in the program. Many studies have found that this combination—of keto diet and specialized exercise—can bring about desired results in a short time. While keto diet helps with weight loss, when coupled with exercise, the benefits go beyond that, such as lowering the chances of type 2 diabetes progressing to type 1. Keto diet along with specialized exercise also helps the diabetic reduce his/her chances of encountering:

  • Kidney failure
  • Limb amputation
  • Blindness
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease

You can never underestimate the value of exercise, even when done in moderation. The best part of exercise is that it can be done when you are almost any age and it will yield benefits. Exercise, if done the right way, turns your body into a 24/7 fat-burning machine. That is excellent for those of you trying to lose weight. Not just that, you will feel your heartbeat, meaning your metabolism will be working at its optimum level. I put myself on a keto diet that I created as a professionally-trained chef, and my doctor was surprised to learn how well it worked in coordination with exercise. If it worked for me in reversing my diabetes and losing weight, it means it works, and it will work for you.

Is keto diet right for me?

 Is keto diet right for you? The safest thing is to simply ask your doctor, particularly if you are type 2 diabetic and also taking cholesterol medication or medication for high blood pressure. Both high cholesterol and high blood pressure can be reduced by healthy eating and exercise, but it is always advisable to consult a medical professional before starting a program.

What to eat on a keto diet?

As I mentioned earlier, a keto diet can include carbs, if you prefer to have them. Rather than be bogged down by calorie-counting, you can eat things like this:

  • 4 ounces of meat per meal
  • 1 cup cooked grained rice
  • 2 cups cooked vegetables
  • Tofu and cabbage soup
  • Stir-fried vegetables
  • Baked chicken breast with salad and mixed vegetable
  • Salads are good and so are cooked beans of any type

The less carbs you eat, the better is the keto diet. To get started, you can get recipes and exercise ideas from our program. Go Here. It is designed keep you in a state of ketosis so that your success is assured.

Finally, drink filtered water, not water straight from the tap.

What not to eat when on keto diet

What foods should you avoid when on a keto diet? It has been mentioned that ketosis is the point where you have used up all the sugar in your body and it turns to burning fat for energy. To achieve this, you should avoid having these things:

  • Foods made with refined sugar
  • Processed foods
  • Tropical fruits, such as bananas, mangoes, pineapple, etc.
  • Foods high in calories, like pizza
  • Large portions of pasta
  • Large portions of lasagna
  • Candies, cookies, and chocolate bars
  • Soft drinks of all kinds
  • Sweetened milk products

Can keto diet help reverse type 2 diabetes?

Studies have shown that people following a keto diet and exercise have been successful in reversing their type 2 diabetes. I am one of those success stories. This means I have direct experience and knowledge of the effectiveness of this diet.

See my before and after blood test results below. Notice that my A1C became perfect and so did my blood glucose level. By following my program, you can expect your energy level to increase and your focus to improve, leading to better mental performance.

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The program that I created and followed myself was so successful that it was even featured in WebMD. See my video on the home page of this site. It should be noted that not only can a program incorporating keto diet and exercise reverse type 2 diabetes, it can prevent the diabetes from returning. Furthermore, it can prevent pre-diabetics from becoming full-blown type 2 diabetics. Keto diet is a lifestyle and a way of eating that uses food as medicine. It first became a trend in the US and is currently being recommended by medical doctors worldwide.

I have a simple philosophy: If doctors are doing something to stay healthy, you should do the same. When was the last time you saw your doctor inhaling a large pizza? The secret is to not just to make a lifestyle change, but to commit to it.

Reward yourself

Once you have achieved success in the reversal of your diabetes, you may have your favourite dessert once a week, as a reward. This will not cause your diabetes to return. You can even give yourself a memorable gift—something to remind you of what you have accomplished. A gift will make you feel fulfilled. Your brain will release endorphins that will bring you joy for what you have accomplished. Additionally, once you have reached your goal, while you are still on keto diet, you may reintroduce your favourite foods in small amounts, but only have them from time to time. Small amounts means not eating these foods in the same quality that brought on your diabetic condition in the first place; otherwise, you will find yourself diabetic all over again. That can lead to disappointment, which can lead to discouragement.

So, are you ready to get started? The sooner you start, the sooner you will accomplish your goal. To get started, please go here.

Tips for getting into keto mode

  1. Cut down on carbohydrates. If you are a type 2diabetic, I highly recommend that you eliminate carbs, such as rice, pasta, lasagna, refined sugar, etc. There is a reason for that. When I was diagnosed and began to research how to reverse my diabetes, I tried several programs to cure myself, but they failed. I traced the failure to consumption of carbs. Once I deleted the carbs from my diet, I saw success in 21 days.
  2. All the meals you eat must include fat to help with digestion. The fat can be olive oil. For example, if I have a bowl of salad with vegetables and baked salmon, I will blend tomatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and use that as a dressing.
  3. Don’t starve yourself under any condition. Eat about six meals a day. Your first meal should be eaten within two hours of waking up.
  4. Your last meal should be eaten at least two hours before going to sleep to prevent your blood sugar level from spiking.
  5. Don’t give up if things are not going the way you want in the beginning. I tried a few times before I was able to create a formula that worked for me.
  6. Don’t measure how many grams of meat or vegetables you eat. The more time you spend trying to follow grams of protein per meal in comparison to your body weight, the more likely you are to get frustrated and give up. Keep it simple. Some doctors claim that you should be counting grams of this and grams of that. You are not doing bodybuilding. You are on keto diet.
  7. Don’t forget to exercise. The exercise in conjunction with keto diet will do miracles for you. If you are not used to doing exercise, start slowly, like I did. When I first started, I lasted only seven minutes on a cardio machine. It was not long before I was able to stay on it for 45 minutes at a time.

What sorts of exercise should you do and what meals should you be eating? Try my program by Going Here.

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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.

DON’T WAIT. GO HERE TO GET STARTED

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Is There a Cure for Diabetes?

Is there a cure for diabetes? This is a pressing question asked by millions struggling with diabetes. I myself asked the same question when I was diagnosed diabetic. The answer is definitely, yes. A number of researchers as well as publications confirm this fact. Disseminators of evidence that diabetes can be cured include, and are not limited to, the below:

  1. 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 our type 2 diabetes cure program is titled: “Secret recipe:  How a Chef Cured His Type 2 Diabetes”.
  2. The results of a clinical research study performed by Natalia McInnes of McMaster University, Ontario were published in The National Post in March 2016. The article is titled “Type 2 diabetes can be cured in four months—if you cut calories and exercise, research shows”. As the title states, studies performed by McInnes show that type 2 diabetes can be cured.
  3. In a large clinical trial started in 2016, and which is still ongoing in the UK, researchers have found that that type 2 diabetes can be put into remission by following a regime of diet and exercise.
  4. Lastly, my own research, not to mention that my diabetes was reversed and cured through working with doctors.

The truth about curing diabetes is not being promoted, even though the mission of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF)—which includes Diabetes UK, Diabetes Canada, Diabetes Pakistan, the American Diabetes Association, and others—is to promote diabetes care and cure worldwide.  Instead, managing the condition is what is promoted. But most diabetics who die from the condition—one out of two—die while managing their diabetes. Most research on diabetes done by large institutions is not about discovering a cure for diabetes; the research almost exclusively relates to developing new products—such as new blood glucose meters—to be sold to diabetics.

There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

 What is type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes is a condition whereby the pancreas does not secrete insulin, a hormone responsible for allowing the body to use sugar, which is transported to the red blood cells and further transported to the muscles to be used as energy that fuels the body. Without the natural production of insulin, the diabetic has to inject it manually. Ten percent of all cases of diabetes fall under the category of type 1.

 What causes type 1 diabetes?

There are varying opinions as to what causes type 1 diabetes. Most often, victims are diagnosed with this type of diabetes as children. In terms of what causes it, we only know is that the pancreas simply does not secrete insulin. There is clear proof of why the pancreas doesn’t do what it is supposed to do.

Signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes

The signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes:

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

With type 1 diabetes, the food and liquids consumed do not stay inside the body long enough for proper digestion and assimilation. This means that the diabetic does not get enough nutrients from food and drinks, because they quickly pass through the digestive system. (This was also my experience in the period leading up to my being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Many of the symptoms are similar between the two types.)

When you notice any of the above signs and symptoms personally, or observe them in your child, you should visit your doctor immediately. Don’t ignore the signs.

Managing type 1 diabetes

If you have type 1 diabetes, it has to be managed, as there is no known cure for it. Type 1 diabetes is managed by insulin injections and an insulin pump can also be used. It is attached to a part of the body and injects the correct amount of insulin, as needed. When managing diabetes with medications, does the patient have to check their blood glucose level? The answer is yes. Managing diabetes does not mean one can eat excess refined sugar. If sugar gets built up in the body, it will lead to serious complications, such as heart disease, and damages to the eyes, feet, and kidneys.

 What is Type 2 diabetes?

Ninety per cent of all cases of diabetes are type 2. Unlike with type 1 diabetes, where the pancreas does not secrete insulin, with type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still works. It does not secrete as much insulin as it does in a 15-year-old, but it does secrete an adequate amount. Type 2 diabetes means there is sugar buildup inside the body. It is very important to understand that, if the pancreas still works, it means the excess sugar causing the diabetes can be removed, and relatively easily.

 Hereditary and non-hereditary type 2 diabetes

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 person is diagnosed as an adult, generally in their mid-forties. But recent research has found that children as young as 12 years old 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 an increase in the cases of type 2 diabetes. This has been the case in North America.

What causes type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is caused when one eats an excess amount of sugar and over the years, this causes a buildup 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 blood cells and prevents them from absorbing the sugar and transporting it to the muscles where it would normally be used for energy that fuels out body. At that stage the person becomes insulin-resistant, or type 2 diabetic.

 Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes

The signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes are similar to that of type 1 diabetes. Some signs to look for are:

  • A strong craving for sweet drinks
  • Indulging in sweets drinks
  • Boils around the head area as well as genitals
  • Feeling of fatigue
  • Tingling around the finger tips and toes
  • Frequent urination, which leads to the rapid weight loss

If you notice any of the above signs and symptoms, visit your doctor immediately. Here too, don’t ignore the signs.

Managing Type 2 diabetes

Managing type 2 diabetes is often the first thing physicians suggest to the patient. Physicians know that type 2 diabetes can be cured. So why then do they ask their patients to manage the diabetes?

After conducting several interviews with medical practitioners, I learned that some doctors assume that a type 2 diabetic already knows that his or her condition was caused by lifestyle choices. More specifically, they believe that their patients are aware their eating habits are a main cause of their condition and that they will modify their diet. Some doctors say that they prescribe managing the diabetes because people don’t listen when told to change their lifestyle: They don’t want to change their eating habits nor bother exercising, which is known to make one healthy, relaxed, and bring mental clarity. Healthy eating and exercise are also known to help reduce the chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke.

Most type 2 diabetics who have had a heart attack, had it while they were managing their diabetes. This is because type 2 diabetes is progressive 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. Managing diabetes means the diabetic will always remain a diabetic. Taking sugar out of one’s diet is not as difficult as it is made to appear. The best time to reverse and cure type 2 diabetes is while it is being managed. The diabetes reversal program we offer through our website includes the recommendation of a supplement that suppresses the craving for sugar, making the reversal process much easier.

Note: You should confer with your doctor when undertaking a diet and exercise program that your body is not used to.

Type 2 diabetes remission

Type 2 diabetes remission is when the blood sugar level has returned to normal. The word remission is a medical term used in place of the reversal of type 2 diabetes, which means the disease or condition can return. When the diabetes is in remission, or reversed, the doctor takes the patient off of their medication. They can then eat some sugar, but not in excess. Excess sugar consumption overwhelms the body and allows the diabetes to return.

When type 2 diabetes has not returned for two years after it was reversed, it is considered to be cured. This is achievable if one follows a post-diabetes program.

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Pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a condition with which blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but are not yet high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes to be given. Although not everyone with pre-diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes, many will.

In many nations, pre-diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. For example, a UCLA study shows that in California alone, 13 million adults are pre-diabetic and 2.5 million, (or 9% of the population,) is type 2 diabetic. The two groups represent 15.5 million people (55 percent of the state’s population). Apply this equation to the nations where cases are rampant, and the figure worldwide becomes staggering. The same UCLA study found that 30% of pre-diabetics will acquire full-blown type 2 diabetes within five years of diagnosis and the remaining 70% will develop it in their lifetime; which means, if you are pre-diabetic and follow the same trajectory that led you to become pre-diabetic, at some point, you will become diabetic.

Pre-diabetes is taken for granted, so much so that the term is not even recognized by the World Health Organization. However, the term is slowly gaining ground amongst healthcare professionals.

Pre-diabetes is a progressive condition. When pre-diabetes is not dealt with in its early stages, the condition often progresses into type 2 diabetes. Another name for pre-diabetes is borderline diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can also progress and develop into type 1 diabetes.

 The signs and symptoms of pre-diabetes

Most people who have pre-diabetes don’t know that they have it. This is mainly due to the fact that pre-diabetes is widely overlooked and not recognized. One sign to look for that indicates the condition is a strong craving for sweets, particularly when one is in their forties. For example, when I was in my forties, I became a “sugarholic”. I was warned that there was a possibility that I was becoming diabetic, but I ignored the signs, and my craving for sweets became stronger and stronger. Another indication of pre-diabetes is when the sugar level inside one’s body is high, but one has not yet been diagnosed with diabetes. If you have not been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but you crave sugar, it is a good time to visit your doctor and let him know that you have been craving and eating a lot of sugar. A simple blood test can lead to the prevention of the progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes. In some cases, with pre-diabetes, one may even have signs and symptoms similar to those associated with type 2 diabetes. It is very important to be aware of these signs and symptoms.

Do you suspect that you might be pre-diabetic but are not sure? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people who are pre-diabetic don’t know they are.

How do you become pre-diabetic?

First and foremost, don’t panic if you learn that you are pre-diabetic. But it is important to understand how you arrived at where you are.  When you eat refined sugar, some of that sugar, enters your blood stream.  Your pancreas still works and produces enough insulin (a hormone that transports the sugar to your cells to be used for energy). But when there is too much sugar in your bold stream and the insulin is not able to assimilate all the sugar, a build-up develops. Your cells will still absorb sugar, but they cannot absorb all of it because there is just too much. The extra sugar remains in your blood stream.  At that point you are pre-diabetic meaning your A1C is above 5. The good news is that, at this point, you do have the chance to reverse your condition within three to four weeks.

What are the risk factors related to pre-diabetes?

There are at least two main risk factors related to diabetes:

  1. If someone in your family line is type 2 diabetic, there is a possibility you could become pre-diabetic. This means, there is a hereditary disposition.
  2. The second most common risk factor is age in the range from 25 to 45 years. Forty-five is the age average age when most adults are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

There are no set symptoms that alert you that you are on your way to becoming pre-diabetic. However, like mentioned earlier, craving sugar is a good warning sign. Also, if you experience frequent urination followed by rapid weight loss, it is recommended you see your doctor. One of the first questions he/she will ask is if you are craving sweets. If your doctor suspects you have become diabetic, he/she will ask you do a blood glucose test.

Rather than wait to see signs of full-blown type 2 diabetes, see your doctor. A blood test will determine if you pre-diabetic, full blown diabetic, or neither. It is not uncommon for people to try to self-diagnose, but let your doctor determine your condition. This is important because the treatment of diabetes is a business you should not get caught in unwittingly and with insufficient knowledge. Often, articles written for major diabetes websites are in favour of companies that sponsor these websites. In those articles, the results of blood glucose tests can be widely exaggerated.

Here are two examples:

  1. I was diagnosed in 2009. While I was researching what to do to heal, I came across an article from the Canadian Diabetes Association, which is now known as Diabetes Canada. In the article, it was clearly stated that a blood glucose level of 7 was normal. A few years later, when I went to the same website, the figure had been changed. It said the blood glucose level should not be more than 5 millimoles. This means that now, people with a blood glucose level between 5 and 7 millimoles are advised to take medication. This has increased the customer base and sales for the biggest manufacturers of diabetes drugs.
  2. Very interestingly, the Canadian Diabetes Association had begun to receive sponsorship from diabetes drug manufacturers. This was followed by a name change from the Canadian Diabetes Association to Diabetes Canada. Shortly after the name change, Diabetes Canada put out a TV ad in which they said that if you are 35 years or older, you should take a blood glucose test. Why are healthy, young men and women being asked to take a blood glucose test? Should such ads even be made? Shouldn’t an ad, if the issue is important, point out signs and symptoms and advice people that if they see any of the signs, they should do a blood test? The only explanation is that the ad was produced to manipulate healthy people to take a blood glucose test, and if they register levels between 5 and 7 millimoles, they too should become dependent on pharmaceutical drugs. This means that, for drug companies, it is not enough that only those who are diabetic should be taking prescription drugs.

How can I reverse my pre-diabetes?

Your pre-diabetes can be reversed by following a few simple steps, researches shows. If you are diagnosed pre-diabetic, don’t panic. There is hope. Based on research, making lifestyle changes can bring about a reversal of the condition within 3 weeks. Study upon study has shown that losing a few pounds through diet and exercise can reverse the condition and prevent it from progressing to full blown type 2 diabetes. This is confirmed by Mark Schutta, MD, medical director at the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes Center in Philadelphia. In his own words: “I tell my patients, ‘You can treat this into remission. It’s attainable for most people with pre-diabetes.’” For help reversing your prediabetes, we invite you to try our diabetes cure program.

Remission is a safe term used in place of reversal or cure. The term remission is used because it signifies that, sometimes, people don’t stick to the program that reversed their pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. They go back to the same lifestyle that brought on the condition.

Incorporating healthy eating and exercise into your lifestyle is very important. Exercise, in particular, makes use of glucose, which is the fuel that your body needs. Exercise also makes your cells sensitive to insulin. In other words, as you exercise, your muscles become more sensitive to insulin. That process is the key to reversing your pre-diabetes permanently.

Doing the right exercise does more than meets the eye; it helps keep you youthful; it helps reduce your chances of becoming a full-blown type diabetic; it helps reduce your chances of heart disease and stroke; and lastly, it eliminates 90% of deceases. The best way to start a program of exercise is to consult with your doctor. Importantly, if you are not used to exercising, always start slowly and work your way up. It will not be long before you find yourself growing in strength and endurance.

What happens after I cure my pre-diabetes?

The word “cure” is a medical term. Doctors don’t use it in some cases, particularly in respect to pre-diabetes, and there is a good reason for that. “Cured” means the condition is gone permanently. However, for that to happen, you must adopt a new lifestyle to regain good health and maintain that lifestyle. If you can sustain that lifestyle and the pre-diabetes does not return over a two-year period, it means the conditioned has been cured. Some doctors in the UK are beginning to use the word “cure” in relation to pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. What that means is that some doctors use the word while others simply don’t. Some doctors don’t use it because people can be habitual in going back to the lifestyle that made them sick in the first place. Further, sugar is so addictive that some people simply go back to eating it in excess. It is a drug to the brain, and once the brain gets use to it, the sugar will damage it. The secret to weaning yourself off refined sugar is to go about it slowly. When your blood sugar levels return to normal, stay focused on the changes that got you where you are and stick to the program.

Who should test for pre-diabetes and when?

In the past, pre-diabetes was said to afflict obese people and ethnic minorities, including African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans. But what is missing in this picture is the science. It is now a known fact that diabetes can afflict anyone and is caused by one’s lifestyle—eating certain foods in excess, especially those containing refined sugar. In countries such as Norway, where there are primarily Caucasians, they once struggled with an increase in pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Scientists traced the increase to the amount of consumption of refined sugar and fast foods. This indicates that pre-diabetes does not predominantly afflict just the abovementioned ethnic minorities, it is very much a condition developed through lifestyle habits. Norway is now seeing a decrease in the cases of pre-diabetes, mainly because they are changing their lifestyle. You can do the same and achieve the same results.

If you are an adult male or female of any race, and crave sweets, tell your doctor and he/she will let you know if you should be tested. If a family member has type 2 diabetes, you should consider being tested, or at least speak to your doctor.

If you are concerned because of other factors, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, ask your doctor if testing for pre-diabetes is necessary for you. This is a preventative measure and a good one.

What should I eat?

There is a big confusion about what pre-diabetics should eat, because there are many claims about helpful diets. A healthy diet, which includes the keto diet, generally works well. In 2019, a new Food Guide was released in Canada. In this version, food manufacturers were not consulted, in order to avoid their recommending of their products, as they had in the past.  In the new guide, it was high recommended that people stop drinking sugar-sweetened drinks, such as sweetened milk and fruit juices. Since 2012, my research found sugar to be the main culprit in causing pre-diabetes. It has taken this long for research and the government to confirm this.

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