If you are like me, you are looking for a cure for your type 2 diabetes. Not some fly-by-night “miracle cure” that promises you the universe and delivers nothing.
If you are like me, you are looking for a real cure—one that really works. I don’t personally know of any concoction that will cure being “fat, sick and nearly dead.” If you have this “cure” that comes without effort and it’s stuck in a pill bottle—or other device for transmitting false hope—please, do yourself a favor and throw it in the garbage!
A lot of resources, few results
If you have been dealing with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, you have probably sought out many resources on the topic. You have probably read books and articles and talked with people.
You may have even attended classes and support groups. I have nothing against any of those things. They can all be good things that can potentially help you better understand your illness and put you in touch with real people who are determined to fight this real, life-threatening disease.
The thing that I have trouble with is this: depending on who is writing the book or article or teaching the class, you may be getting inaccurate information.
I am by no means an expert, but I have dealt with this disease for over 10 years and I am really tired of the constant battle.
My “research” led me to a some new resources
For “fun” and potential education, I watched The Magic Pill on Netflix.
If you click on the title above, it will take you right to the movie if you are a subscriber to Netflix.
I have included the YouTube trailer for the documentary.
I watched the movie and learned quite a bit about several people who were trying the ketogenic diet. If you don’t know about this “popular” diet, it is basically extremely low carb and high good fats. Yummy! I love me some fat on my steak!
I am not saying the keto diet is the end-all of diet plans. I was personally advised by my healthcare provider to be cautious about doing it because, like many of us with type 2 diabetes, we also have high bad cholesterol.
I watched the movie with fascination and hope.
Then, today, I looked it up and found a whole slew of negative reviews about the movie… Sadness began to creep into my brain. Another “miracle cure” down the drain. (I’ve included links to some of those articles below that debunk the movie and its findings, as well.)
But again, I have to remind myself, just because a website debunks a potential “cure,” does that then mean that the “potential” isn’t there?
I have heard a lot of talk about the keto diet. I even got “The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook” just to try it out. I haven’t yet…But as I was thumbing through it, I noticed a lot of recipes called for BACON!!! Yay! Who doesn’t love bacon? (Except for maybe some pigs!)
I can’t give a fair opinion on the ketogenic diet, simply because I have not tried it yet. But what I saw in the movie “The Magic Pill” was sure eye-opening. What if everything we have been told about good nutrition was a lie?
Another movie I would suggest you watch is called “Fed Up.” This one I have a lot of faith in, because it kind of leans toward my belief in conspiracies! I’ve included the trailer for this one, as well. You will find it here.
I know there is not a “miracle cure” for diabetes, but I do believe there is a cure and I believe it starts with the food we eat. I am going to try the keto diet for ten days and see what happens.
I plan to document my journey here in my blog, so you can keep track with me.
In the meantime, just remember that a lot of the messages we receive daily are given by someone with a vested interest. That leaves it up to us to decide if the messages we hear are true or false.
Feel free to leave your comments below. I would love to see what you are thinking.
Links to the articles that debunk The Magic Pill documentary.
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About the author
Karin Nauber, is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 27 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has five grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 11 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org.