It can be a scary moment when your doctor tells you that you’ve developed type 2 diabetes (T2D). But know that you have control of this disease! Contrary to the American Diabetic Association (ADA) that declares type 2 diabetes is “a progressive disease, requiring more medicine over time”, you can reverse T2D. What’s disturbing is that the ADA guidelines has no goal to reverse type 2 diabetes.
Don’t let this frustrate or intimidate you. Here’s the hard truth – your health is a business. Type 2 diabetes is a multibillion dollar annual business. And if our healthcare system was designed to CURE diseases like T2D, it would be killing their profits for both the medical system and Big Pharma. There is no shot that they are willing to give up their greed, even at the expense of killing Americans.
Seventy-five percent of all diabetic-related deaths are due to heart attacks. According to a study conducted by the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (NHAMES), data showed that insulin resistance is the largest risk factor for coronary artery disease. And how does insulin resistance develop? A lifestyle that allows for a constant overindulgence of carbohydrates – sugars and starches. It’s called hyperglycemia. And when you’re in a chronic state of hyperglycemia, it eventually leads to glucotoxicity, which is a combination of a decrease in insulin secretion from your beta cells in your pancreas and an increase in insulin resistance.
The disconcerting matter is that the root cause of type 2 diabetes is a chronic overload of carbs yet the general guidelines for T2D is to consume 40–65 grams (160–260 calories) at each meal. Plus more carbs for snacks. Now I ask you, if type 2 diabetes is the result of glucotoxicity, why would you want to feed this disease with more carbohydrates? And our healthcare system will respond with their panacea for managing T2D, “carbohydrates are our body’s primary source of fuel.” However, our bodies produce energy better with keytones, which are byproducts from fat metabolism in the body.
If you get anything out of my answer, remember this – our bodies do NOT need carbohydrates. Our bodies make carbohydrates from fats and proteins through a biochemical process called gluconeogenesis.
If you want to start reversing this condition, whether you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or not, cut back on your carb intake. If you’re suspecting your doctor telling you that you are T2D but he doesn’t, do not take this as you are okay. It might just mean that you’re prediabetic and on the road to being a full-blown type 2 diabetic. If this is the case, count yourself lucky and start taking action to reverse your condition now before you slide down the slippery slope of disease.
I would suggest considering cutting back on overall calories, especially carbohydrates. And if you aren’t exercising, start now. Start with a 30-minute walk first thing in the morning ON AN EMPTY stomach. This will help your body burn fat as a primary fuel source. If you’re overweight, obese, or have a big belly (and it’s hard), the goal is to lose about 10% of your total body weight. Many studies have shown that losing approximately 10% body fat will reverse type 2 diabetes.
There are genes for diabetes. But these genes are triggered by your lifestyle: diet, exercise, stress management, etc. This means that YOU have control of type 2 diabetes. Be proactive, take responsibility of your lifestyle decisions, and start making healthier decisions with the foods you choose to eat, the amount of time you move your body throughout each day, and getting your stress levels in check. Healthy lifestyles have no side effects and have been shown to be more effective than type 2 diabetic medications. Once you open Pandora’s Box and start taking medications, it’s difficult to get off of them.
Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease. It can be reversed by changing your lifestyle.