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Miracle Cures and Other Bunk—Diabetes and Diet

Miracle cureIf 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

diabetes testIf 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

The Magic PillFor “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.

https://youtu.be/lMEBUrfP5UI

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?

The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet CookbookI 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.

https://blog.bulletproof.com/documentary-magic-pill-creates-ripples-through-global-health-community/

https://quartzy.qz.com/1277389/the-art-of-the-alarmist-food-documentary/

https://www.plantbasednews.org/post/vegan-youtuber-debunks-keto-diet-netflix-documentary-the-magic-pill

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4750540/Pete-Evans-new-documentary-Magic-Pill-slammed-AMA.html

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Karin the authorAbout 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: karin@diabeteshealthnuts.com.

64 thoughts on “Miracle Cures and Other Bunk—Diabetes and Diet

  1. Hey there! I have also read a lot about how the Ketogenic diet cures or greatly improves conditions like seizures, diabetes, etc. It has been around for a long time but recently has rose to mainstream media. I have been on the fence about trying it because I don’t support or like artificial sweeteners and when you’re on this diet you have to be careful about your blood pressure getting low.

    Thanks for taking the time to write this intriguing guide,

    Marlinda

    1. You are welcome, Marlinda. I am starting it today, but I have to be careful because I have had a low blood sugar event and I thought I was going to die! It felt so weird, like I had been drinking for days. It was pretty bad. I do believe that many, if not all of our chronic diseases come from the food we eat. There is an answer somewhere, we just have to find it!

      Thanks for commenting. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

      Best wishes,

      Karin 🙂

  2. Hi, I think you have nailed it. The cure for most things including diabetes is nearly always going to start off with what we fill our bodies with. For sure as we get older this is more true that ever. If you eat junk food excessively you will pay the price with your health at some point. I have a good friend who was diagnosed with diabetes 2 years ago and she lost a ton of weight. Eats healthy and low and behold her diabetes count is at virtually zero. Amazing! Thanks for the article and good luck in your search for the cure to diabetes. Kenny

    1. Thank you for your comments, Kenny! I will keep looking and searching until I find an answer. I know that food is a part of it and exercise is another. Losing weight is key! That’s where I am right now—losing weight and exercising along with eating right! Of course, everyone’s opinion on what is “right” is different!

      Thanks for visiting and feel free to ask any questions you might have.

      Best wishes,

      Karin 🙂

  3. I definitely like you!. On no other Diabetes Web Site have I heard Some refer to Diabetes as being “fat, sick and nearly dead” (I guess that why you have Not  Just Another Diabetes website in your tag) Its probably funny because its true. I myself was almost  Pre – Diabetic (close one right?) But like you said fat, sick and nearly dead! Lets just say that the only thing that runs in my family is diabetes (ROFL)

    Diabetes (well as much as I had access to) really does suck! Its like getting hit by a truck of tiredness for no apparent reason. Its like I just gave you fuel and now you want to SLEEP? Don’t even get me started on Netflix. There I was minding my own business and my mom calls me to watch movies like “What The Health” and “Forks over Knives” and many more. That is What led me to try a plant based whole food diet (Ask younger me if that is where I would be and I’d laugh at you-internally of course!) 

    I tried a version of the Keto diet (Banting) but it was too rough and my doctor said that red meat was also not the best because it takes a long time to digest and is hard on your kidneys. All the best to you!

    1. Thank you for your comments! I saw “What the Health” and I really should add it to my list of suggested Netflix must-sees because it hits the nail on the head quite a few times.

      Glad you avoided the diabetes roller coaster. It isn’t much fun. I began to take insulin about three months ago and that has not been much fun as I am terrified of needles. I guess we get used to a lot of things. This was one thing I would prefer not getting used to.

      I am still in the “experimental” stage with my diet trying different things on the keto diet to get me to the point that my blood sugars are stable.

      Thank you again for your comments and thank you for visiting my site!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  4. Hi Karin. 

    I am glad that I come across your site.  I found it at the right time.   

    My wife is suffering from type 2 diabetes at the early stage of her life at the age of 30. We have been married for 10 years and it is a trial that we need to overcome day by day.  From then on, we examined our lifestyle and try to eat as healthy as possible as we can.  No more fast food! No more sugary foods! No more cola drinks! 

    I am now very much excited to watch the Magic Pill. I want to learn more about health issues in this documentary.  

    You absolutely provided the information I needed for real.  I would like to say thank you more than words. 

    Please keep up the faith and continue your good work.  

    1. Hi, thank you for visiting my site.

      Living with diabetes can be a real struggle. I spent years in denial which didn’t help my situation at all. I am glad that you and your wife are eating more healthy now. Getting this diagnosis can be a real eye-opener. I am glad you are working together with her to help her with her health! Support from a spouse or significant other is really important!

      Best wishes,

      Karin 🙂

  5. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family, so it’s something that I try to make a conscience effort to avoid.  I haven’t seen either of those documentaries, but I want to and will probably check it out soon.

    Have you seen That Sugar Movie on Netflix?  That was a real eye opener as well!! I used to have a client who was diagnosed with type 2 and went on a paleo diet.  After 6 months, she no longer needed insulin.  So there is a way to eat your way out of the disease, I guess it just depends on how your body responds to certain food.  I would suggest trying to paleo for a bit to see if it helps (You can still eat those fatty steaks 🙂  )

    1. Hi Nicki!

      Thanks for visiting my site.

      The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in society is growing at an alarming rate. It scares me for my grandchildren as they are in the prime age for the start of this in their lives with all the processed foods they eat.

      I have not seen That Sugar Movie, but I will definitely be checking it out. 

      I have been on the keto diet for a few days now. It is difficult keeping below 20 net carbs a day, but I have been told that eventually my body will adjust and I won’t crave the carbs so much.

      Thank you for your comments!

  6. I’ve read quite a bit on the subject of the Keto diet. My grandfather even went on it, and lost quite a bit of weight. I’m not entirely sure though how it is helpful to those who have diabetes. From my understanding, with a keto diet, the body uses ketones as fuel to burn as an energy source. But I thought that you needed insulin (which those suffering with diabetes have a hard time producing) to break down those ketones. Am I thinking about something else, or did I read another article wrong?

    1. Cyrus,

      As I understand it, the benefit of the Keto diet stems from the fact that it is very low carb which many of us with diabetes have a problem with because carbs drive up our blood sugar. I will have to check into the insulin relationship, but my healthcare provider told me that what the body will burn instead of carbs is fat which accounts for the rapid weight loss once one is in ketosis.

      Thank you for commenting and I will explore this matter further!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  7. The keto diet is among the most popular diets lately. I do love bacon, avocado, & nuts which all have high fat content. Don’t let me forget olive oil! Some people do get it wrong when they think high fat means fast food or junk. They think that is what the “fat” is all about when it is really about the healthier versions. More people need to research the diet before jumping into it. I’m glad you are listening to your doctor because most people wouldn’t!

    1. Thank you for your comments, Rachel! Yes, you’ve got that right. The fats must be the healthier ones or the veto diet just does not work! I try to avoid a lot of fats, as well, but I do eat the bacon and avocado! I wonder what a bacon/avocado dip spread on celery would taste like? Hmmm… I may have to try that!

      I listen to my doctor because I want to live a healthier life. I didn’t always listen! I plan to write more about the Keto diet in coming posts.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  8. First of all, Karin, I have to say I love your sense of humor. Who would have thought it could be fun to read diabetes articles? I fully agree that there is no Magic Pill– for curing diabetes or any other weight loss “cure.” Every so-called-diet has to be based on Move More, Eat Less, and go from there into better exercise and eating habits. A dear friend of mine has been dealing with Diabetes 2 for several years now. It has been a relief and a joy to see him slim down and perk up and rejoin the human race. There was no Magic Pill. Just really hard work.

    1. Thanks! I am glad you like my sense of humor. I laugh because if I let all of the things in life that are bad get me down, I think I would cry all the time! Not really, but I have been so blessed to be able to use humor to help me cope with this illness and the other health concerns that it brings with it.

      There is no magic pill. No miracle cure, but there is, like you said, hard work, exercise, eating right! The world doesn’t make it very easy to eat right, but if we take care and follow some basic principles, we can eat healthier!

      I am glad your friend has been able to lose weight and rejoin the human race!! Give my best to him and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  9. This is a good page to keep note Karin! I will be following your blog to see your updates. I’m not a type 2 diabetic but my mom is. I’ll share this with her too so that she has her diet in check. I find that a lot of times she is so easily temped my food that she shouldn’t be eating. I feel like a lot of the times this is the reason people start to become diabetic as well. I know the heredity side of it, but yeah temptation is a big part. Appreciate the article!

    1. Parmi,

      It is so easy to be tempted and give in to eating the foods that are not good for us. I call them my “gateway” foods. These are things like potato chips or drinking soda pop. When I give in to temptation and eat or drink those things, I give in more easily to other bad diet choices like sweets and high carb foods!

      I hope that my posts and the site overall will help lead many to better health!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  10. Hi Karin, I am sorry to hear about your ongong battle with diabetes, but don’t give up. While I am no doctor, I do know that what we put in our bodies does indeed have an effect on our health.  I do know that the keto diet is very popular and a lot of people have had success with it. I follow a low carb diet myself, but not striclty keto.

    One thing I think is very important is eating organic food. Even meat needs to be organic, meaning the animal was raised on an organic diet.  If they are eating GMO food and chemical laden feed, it will be passed on to whomever consumes their meat.

    That being said, I understand that changing the way we eat and think about food is a constant battle, but we can win it.

    Good luck, thank you for a great artcle.

    1. Thanks for your comments, James! Fortunately I live amongst a community that is very conscious of the ongoing battle of growing good food vs. genetically modified foods. A couple that attends the church that I attend grow all organic. While it is a bit more expensive, knowing that I am putting good food into my body vs. food full of chemicals is worth the price. I mean, what is the value of our health? Without good food in our diets, we find out how valuable having good health is pretty quickly!

      Thanks for visiting my site!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  11. Trying a ketogenic diet is probably a good idea. There are tons of keto recipes online. A lot of diseases seem to be caused by the modern diet that most people eat, or at least aggravated by it. I’ve heard that you should supplement with electrolytes when doing keto, and that helps to reduce carbohydrate cravings.

    1. There are a lot of things out there that say they are they best diet. I don’t know if a ketogenic diet is the best one, but I am sure willing to try it if it will help me with my diabetes. I get so tired or feeling sick and tired all the time!

      Thanks for the info about the electrolytes, I had not heard that, so I will check into that.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  12. My father lost his wife due to complications due to her diabetes.  I wish she had this kind of info back then.

    Its true, what you put in your body is very important!  In a lot of dealing with other health issues, example my Psoratic Arthritis, the first step in controlling the inflammation, is by watching what you put in your body.

    Your offering hope, thank you,Laura

    1. Thank you for commenting, Laura. Sorry to hear about your father’s wife.  It seems that people are dealing with so many things/illnesses that could be alleviated if not “cured” if we were able to eat more of the right things! It seems like no one can agree on what the “right” things are, though!

      We know that there is hope out there. The key is finding it and sharing it!

      Best wishes,
      Karin

  13. I reversed my husband’s Type 2 diabetes with diet. It took time and diligence, but it can be done. His blood sugar was over 800 and the doctor was shocked he was able to walk around when we first discovered it. I would check his sugars a dozen times a day to learn how different foods affected him and graduallly moved toward creating meals that would help stabilize his sugar levels. Within 6 months, he was off meds. After a year, he was able to eat more carbs as his pancreas started working again. 

    Does this work for everyone? Honestly, I have no idea. I know that diet is super important, but I think foods affect everyone differently, so it’s necessary to pay close attention to how they affect you. 

    1. Thanks for visiting my site and for your encouraging response. I truly believe diet (what we eat, not just for weight loss) is the answer to a lot of our problems. I believe that for a long time we have suffered from poor nutrition in our society and it is getting worse worldwide! If you ever have an recipes you care to share, I would welcome them! Thanks again for stopping by!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  14. I can’t imagine how it feels to live with diabetes type-2. I know a few guys who have diabetes, although I’m not sure which type…

    What you’re saying in the article did make me start thinking about practically everything in life. What if everything we think we know is because of manipulation by people with interest. We are raised with hearing things that we’ve always taken as truth, because it has been told so many times, maybe by different people, in our lives. And even today we get daily info in our mailbox telling us this and that.

    So yeah, it is good to sometimes think different and looking at the things we’ve always taken for truth from another perspective.

    I wish you the best with your keto diet. I’m curious about your feedback on that!

    1. Jurgen,

      Thanks for visiting my site.  I have to admit, I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist when it comes to health and nutrition. I believe that we have been “fed” a lot of false information about food for a very long time. If you follow my site, you will see some posts that go in that direction from time to time! 🙂

      I’ve been on a semi-keto diet for the past few days. I have noticed significant changes in my blood sugar #s seeing them mostly in the normal range! It really is about the food we put into our bodies. I believe it wholeheartedly!

      If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  15. I am happy that i pass by this site and see what is needed . I know many think that 2 diabete is incurable but it is a miracle to find that there a diet which can cure it even if it still in research stage. I have a friend  who has diabete but he told me i don’t have much time before i die.

    I am now very much excited to watch the Magic Pill. I want to recommend him this  documentary.  You absolutely provided the information needed for him.  I thank you 

    1. Julienne,

      I hope that my post and future posts will give your friend the hope that he needs so he can beat this horrible disease. Many in the medical profession have told me that I am “stuck” with this disease for the rest of my life, but I don’t believe that. I believe that with proper eating and proper foods in the right portions along with exercise can make me better!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  16. LOVE your site and the information!  I believe you are absolutely right about the connection between the food we eat and our health.  As a culture, we have moved away from home grown or “made from scratch” to processed foods – after all, we simply can’t be two places at once!  We don’t have the luxury of time to spend tending a garden and cooking all day AND go to a 9-5 job everyday – so processed food and fast food came to our rescue.  Now many of us (me included) are paying the price.

    I think the keto diet has some merit, but the effectiveness probably differs from person to person. 

    What I have found that works is to do light activity / exercise – if only a brisk walk for 20 minutes after each meal.  This does wonders for my BS and energy levels!

    I’ll be following along in your journal and possibly consider adding the keto diet to my routine as well!

    1. Susan,

      Thanks for visiting my site. We need to make the connection more thoughtfully and thoroughly so that more people eat healthier and fewer people get these kinds of diseases related to the foods we eat.

      The brisk walk after a meal is a great idea, although I recently read an article that states research has indicated that walking slow is more beneficial health wise than speed walking. I would say a good brisk walk can be very effective (around 4 mph)!

      We are trying to raise more of our own veggies and purchase grass fed beef. Farmer’s Markets are also very good places to get good home-grown produce—although it is only seasonal.

      Glad you enjoyed the article. Be sure to stop back soon as I will be adding more stories and theories!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  17. I’m glad that you brought this up, because processed food is garbage, and indeed, FOOD IS MEDICINE. That’s the theme of the diet group in which I belong, where they promote only natural foods like moringa, coconut oil for cooking, honey to replace sugar, alternatives for flour, soyabean, dates, etc, and that every natural food should be consumed in moderation, because each has it’s unique role. And the truth is, if you eat healthy, you will never fall sick.

    I’ve heard much about the Keto diet, but don’t know much about it. Bottom line: avoid processed foods, and be a fan of natural. It’s hightime we start preparing our foods ourselves once again. That video might be receiving a lot of cricitisms about fat, but they were right when they said processed food is garbage.

    1. I agree fully! Processed food is pretty bad stuff. I think I would like to hear more about your diet group. It sounds like they are on the right path! I know that when I eat healthier my overall health benefits! I have more controlled blood sugars, blood pressure and overall just feel better.

      Thank you for visiting my site and for your comments!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  18. Diabetes! Now that’s something to be scared of! All my relatives have a history of dying due to diabetes and that scares me so at home, my parents made it adamant for everyone in our family to exercise weekly and eat healthy. 

    I grew up fine but after I started working, it’s hard to even find time to exercise let alone eat healthy as I tend to work till night time. And as for food, I have to follow where my team goes to eat so I always end up eating unhealthy things due to peer pressure. How do you avoid this though?

    1. Riaz,

      Diabetes is definitely not a good thing to have. But we can help ourselves. I don’t usually give in to peer pressure much anymore, but I know how easy it is to give in to it because everyone else is. But it is your life and you have to live it the way you want to. It can be hard enough on our own to keep eating healthy. Perhaps your team will respect you for your stance. I don’t get “preachy” about the way I eat. I just try to lead by example. When I lose weight, everyone wants to know what I am doing.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  19. Hi Karen, I’ve never heard about that movie, I’m gonna watch it because it seems really interesting, I heard a lot about Ketogenic diet and wanted to give a try, I’ll like to do it with you so definitely I will keep in track your website to see your progress with it 🙂 maybe there isn’t a magic cure but taking a good care of our health is the beginning!.

    1. Paola,

      I recommend watching it with a cautious eye! It is very interesting and I think it raises a lot of valid points. I also believe that food is the answer.

      I will begin posting my experience with the Keto diet starting this coming week!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  20. Thanks for this great post on dieting with diabetes. It’s such a widespead disease in today’s culture that I never thought any of those miracle cures would really work, but it’s nice to know that proper dieting can still have such a huge impact on the health of someone with type 2 diabetes!

    1. Bobby,

      I think the only “cure” is changing our eating and lifestyle habits. Without those things, we are dooming ourselves to a life of being fat, sick and nearly dead! Check back to my site often. There will be more articles and some of my conspiracy theories, as well!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  21. A few years back, I was diagnosed as being pre-diabetic. I was overweight and constantly felt sluggish. I was also eating 150g (5.3 ounces) of chocolate a day and 75g (2.65 ounces) of crisps (chips in the USA?) as well as breakfast and dinner (I skipped lunch). I was warned I was on the road to full-blown type 2 diabetes. 

    After an expensive consultation with a nutritionist who told me nothing that wasn’t common sense r I could find for free online, I made a lifestyle change. She recommended I eat a lunch to balance out my blood sugars during the day. 

    I tried eating lunch but it made me sluggish and sleepy in the afternoon, so I stopped eating it. I switched from coffee to green tea. I changed my breakfast from boxed cereal to a mix of porridge, granola (with raisins & nuts) and additional nuts (walnuts or pecans). That did me till dinner and I didn’t feel hunger pangs during the day. 

    I reduced the amount of carbohydrates I used in evening meals. I’ve pretty much cut out potatoes altogether. Meals are some meat or fish and a mixture of vegetables. 60-70% of a meal is veg. 

    2 nights a week I will have either brown rice or brown pasta with my dinner. Have to be careful with rice as it contains arsenic which builds up in your body over time. I found no difficulty in switching from the white to wholegrain (brown) varieties of these carbs.

    1-2 nights a week I have soup and a naan bread. This reduces the calorie intake on these days to 1,000-1,200 calories instead of the recommended 2,500 for men.

    I reduced my chocolate intake by 80-90%. I still have it as a treat at weekends, though no more than 100g at a time. I reduced my crisps intake from 3 to 2 bags each day (I still like my comfort food). 

    And I started exercising. Nothing too energetic – just a fast 30-minute walk around the neighborhood 4-6 times a week. 

    I lost weight and generally felt a lot better. My blood sugar levels dropped and, while I’m still pre-diabetic, my levels have dropped below those when I was first diagnosed. 

    So fixing your body means changing your lifestyle. Faddy diets may work in the short term. But to get the results you want, you have to commit to permanent change. That’s the really tough part for some people. But change your lifestyle for long enough and it becomes habit, making things easier as time goes by. I’m not saying the changes I made will work for everyone, but they did work for me. So far anyway! 🙂

    1. Gary,

      Don’t you just feel like your visit with the nutritionist was a total waste of time and money? I have felt that way from time to time, but I am seeing someone now who is very good about actually listening to me and suggesting real foods, not stuff I would never eat.

      Lifestyle changes are definitely a must to change our lives. That is the point of my website which I hope you will visit often and offer more of your experience!

      I am glad that the changes you made in your life have been working for you. I am still working on finding the right mix of diet and exercise.

      Thanks for visiting my site.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  22. Diabetes is a serious thing that almost 70% of people in this world have. This article provides so much information about it. About the The Magic Pill I guess I’m going to watch it. After what I read here today I think it will be a good idea for anyone with diabetes to watch the movie. Thank you for the article.

    1. Sujandar,

      Yes, diabetes is a very serious illness. I would recommend watching The Magic Pill. The movie is slanted, but it does make many valid points! If you do watch it, please check back here and let me know what you think.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  23. HI Karin, 

    Thanks for your article on type 2 diabetes miracle cure diets. It seems there is a diet for everything out there, or a magic pill!  I have trouble keeping up with the latest and greatest fads that cure ailments of all kinds. Perhaps the should take the focus off “curing” and rather say “has a positive effect” because this is perhaps a little more truthful. I believe a diet is what you do everyday of your life not something you do for a short time and then cannot continue after a few weeks or months. Fresh is best and removing all those nasty unnatural chemicals like food colourings and flavours made in a lab from a persons diet. I feel a diet needs to be something that makes you feel good, something you can sustain, cost wise as well as health-wise and also allow for the occasional tasty thing that you enjoy eating, but that may not be as healthy as your regular eating plan. I’m not so keen on these DO NOT EAT fads! Balance is the best diet! Thanks for sharing the latests diet plans that don’t always deliver what they promise. Mary

    1. Mary,

      Thanks for your comments. It is true, the focus of these diets or pills or whatever is always on curing, but because many are not “cures” but lifestyle changes, they can have that  “positive effect.” It is probably better to eat healthy overall because the foods we eat are linked to many physical and mental health issues.

      Whenever I try something new, everyone at my office says, “Oh you can’t have that, can you?” I always reply, “I can have whatever I want, it just depends on how I want to feel afterwards!”

      I am very skeptical of any diet, pill, injection, plan or anything that says it will “cure” diabetes!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  24. Good luck! My sister in law has been keto for a few months now and has done great with it (though she is not diabetic, so I am not sure if it would have improved blood sugar or not, but I imagine it would). I’ve considered this for our household, but my husband is type one and if his blood sugar goes low, well, keto goes out the window. But I imagine it would really have a great impact on the health of people who try it.

    1. Holly,

      Thanks for sharing about your sister-in-laws success with the keto diet. Because it is a low carb diet, it can do wonders for control of high blood sugar. Still it is not the “cure-all” just another option I am investigating.

      Keto diets can definitely cause low blood sugars. I had my very first one a bit ago and it knocked me for a real loop. I felt like I had been drinking alcohol for hours!

      Thank you for visiting my site. I hope that you will visit again and that I can provide insights that may prove useful to your spouse!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  25. What you put in your body is very important. What many of us don’t believe is that it can happen to us and that we’re not special. 

    But in these days we’re starting to see more awareness in unhealthy diets and lots of people are making moves to reduce the risk of diabetes and other food related issues nationwide, especially of that in children!

    The struggle with diabetes definitely seems like a hard one. but it gets easier when you change your diet.

    1. Thanks for visiting my site, Ty. 

      It is a reality that diabetes can happen to anyone. With the foods that we put into our bodies, the likelihood is greater all the time. I am not sure how to make it clearer to people that this disease is real and is a killer all the way around. 

      Stop by again soon.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  26. I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I don’t know many with this disease but I do know that those who live this will really appreciate your blog because like you said you have been living with it for over 10 years. I think it’s sad that there are products out there that claim to be a cure for this and other types of diseases because it does give people false hope and if that product doesn’t end up living to its promise, some people can really take it poorly. I agree with you in that I do believe that there is a cure out there and that you have to focus on what you are feeding your body. I hope everyone does their research before diving into something.

    1. Hello Victor, Thanks for visiting my site!

      There are a lot of “miracle cures” out there for many diseases. Of course, this one is closest to my heart because I live with it every day. 

      Doing the research is vital and not just swallowing everything the medical profession feeds us is important too. I don’t think the doctors and medical people are doing it deliberately to steer us wrong, I honestly think they don’t understand that we can do far more than just manage this disease.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  27. I do believe there is a cure for everything. Just because it has not yet been discovered does not mean it does not exist. There are a lot of people out there that proclaim that they have a cure to type 2 diabetes and then we end up taking in something that we have no idea whats within.

    Maybe the Ketogenic diet might just do the trick but like you did it is important to ask for our doctors opinions before we take anything to cure our ailments.

    I hope this works out well for you and thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for visiting my site.

      I have been watching this series on diabetes and it definitively states that our bodies are made to heal themselves. I am hoping to gain permission to share some of their findings on my site, as well, because what they are sharing—it is from real doctors—is phenomenal!

      I am still working on my keto diet and will be writing more about that soon.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

    1. A proper diet plan sure does help. Prayers can also be a way of healing! I believe God gave us good foods to eat, but we have changed them into something that is harmful to us. Back to basics!

    1. You’re welcome, Frankie. Thanks for visiting my site! I and glad you gaining more knowledge about diabetes. Check back soon, there is a lot more on the way!

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

    1. There is a lot of good information out there. There is also a lot of misleading information. It all takes time to process and to weed out the good information from the not-so-good!Thanks for visiting my site.

      Karin 🙂

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