I wanted to tell you a story about type-2 diabetes we’re working with. He had been in the traditional methods and was not able to truly cure his type-2 diabetes. He’s tried multiple diets, weight loss, and taking medication religiously. Recently, his doctor said that he has to increase his medication.’Twas very frustrating for him because he’d been doing everything for his type-2 diabetes. So we took him through the process that we have in our office and within a month, his blood sugar ranges around 140-150 regularly every day. They’re now in the 80s. A month after that, he was off of his two blood sugar medications, and the third one was reduced by half. He was already off of his cholesterol medication. So he’s now two months into the program and next month, he’ll probably be able to reverse his type-2 diabetes.
I want to discuss the top three things that diabetics should be doing right now if they want to get to the point where they can do the same transition as this patient I just referred to. So if you’re looking for a scenario like that, then this topic is going to be very important for you today.
1. You have to commit.
You have to commit to your life and health. Now is the time to change. Whatever you’re going through, you have to commit. Commitment is not your New Year’s resolution that you’re going to break within the first two weeks of January. Commitment means you have to commit for the rest of your life, to a new lifestyle, and new way of living. You have to do this yourself and not rely on your primary care physician, spouse, kids, because we obviously don’t want to be a burden to our family. And we know with diabetes, that’s a huge risk that that’s going to happen down the road.
We rarely see a diabetic fail in our office because these patients have made commitments. They got to a point where they’re doing great, they’re off their medications, their blood sugars are normal, and then they start to go back to their normal lifestyle again. Now, just like other diseases like cancer or cardiovascular problems, if a person makes the changes and they go back to the old habits, what do you think is going to happen? What I’m getting out here is that if this condition is not serious enough for you to commit to your life, yourself, and family, then you should not listen to another word I’m about to say. Now, if you’re ready to make that commitment and you’ve decided for yourself, here’s a line you need for yourself: “I’m not going back. I’m moving forward. Nothing’s gonna get in my way, I am on this.”
2. You have to understand what is going on.
You might say, “I know what’s going on. I’m a diabetic because I’m eating unhealthy foods.” Your diet is going to play a role in your diabetic condition and I don’t mean it’s just your diet. Because if you already have a campfire and someone throws gasoline on it, did the gasoline cause the fire? Of course, it didn’t. The fire was already there, the gasoline made the fire worse. Diabetes is no different. So if you have an underlying problem that’s causing your diabetic condition, then you pour in poor quality food, fast food, sugar, sodas, etc., those things are only going to make the condition worse. It’s not going to cause it. If your elevated blood sugar was truly the cause why you have diabetes, then why aren’t the other problems associated with diabetes aren’t going away, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and neuropathies?
You can do those diets out there, thinking that’s going to fix your diabetes, but in most cases, it’s not going to fix it. I hate to burst your bubble, but that’s not going to be the issue. It’s not that simple. There’s more to it than that. Knowing what’s going on means you have to comprehensively test, dig deep, and understand the different mechanisms that are contributing to your inability to regulate blood sugar. Did you know that there are many organs and systems that are involved in blood sugar regulation. So we have to think 35,000 feet above the air. You have to know what is causing your diabetes and I don’t just mean “Oh, I have high blood sugar.” I mean, the underlying problems that are contributing to your condition.
3. Find a doctor that can help you.
Many of you right now may be seeing your medical doctors or other types of healthcare practitioners that are helping you manage your diabetes. And that’s fantastic. Keep on doing that. You also have to find another doctor who can help you to take care of the underlying problem to help you to become non-diabetic and reverse the chances of early death. Just going into your healthcare practitioners that are managing your diabetes is never going to get to that point, it’s not going to happen. You have to find a doctor that truly understands these underlying mechanisms; how to properly analyze, test, and put the proper protocols together because every single diabetic is different. Their condition and the areas that are broken are not going to be the same from one diabetic to the next. Everything has to be customized. We have to look at every single patient individually.
If you’d go into your doctor today and ask, “What are you doing for diabetes?” Guess they’d say, “Pretty much the same medication.” They may have a different name because it’s a different manufacturer, but they’re doing the same treatments. Every single person is getting the same diagnosis, protocols, type of diet, and recommendations. Just like the topic I’ve previously talked about: “The Common Myths of Diabetes.” So you have to find the right type of doctor who’s gonna ask the right questions, understand what you’re going through, run the right type of testing, do the proper analysis, then come up with a customized plan of action to help you achieve your goals. Remember, the commitment happens not just now, but for the rest of your life. We tend to think that we don’t have a problem until a dramatic event happens.
“Diabetes is called the silent killer…”
Diabetes is called the silent killer for a reason. Because it comes up out of nowhere and “boom!” it takes you out of commission. I meet with many people every week that are dealing with diabetes that feels good, and they think they’re healthy. The only difference between that person down the road and the person who’s not having symptoms is the symptoms. The disease is the same. The condition is the same. The risk factors are the same. Just because you’re not playing symptoms now, doesn’t mean they’re not going to happen tomorrow or the next day. So taking action is the first step in getting yourself to getting better and being able to become a non-diabetic. Yes, it is possible! So these three topics are massively important for you to take. Like our page to learn more about diabetes!