What if I told you that everything (or almost everything) you have been told about type 2 diabetes and nutrition was wrong? Would you believe me? Would you be more likely to believe me if I was a doctor? How about a doctor that specialized in the treatment of type 2 diabetes? How about if I was a diabetes educator?
Well, I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator, but I have been extensively researching nutrition which appears to be the key to reversing the condition of type 2 diabetes. Through the course of this research, I have discovered that many doctors are not well-versed in nutrition especially as it relates to diabetes in general and type 2 specifically.
I have also been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have dealt with the condition and the related effects on my body and mind over the past 12 years.
Through a multi-part series, I will be sharing some of what I have learned, what I am still learning, how I am implementing what I have learned and how it is impacting my overall health and then specifically as it relates to my specific type 2 diabetes condition.
In the beginning, there was no type 2 diabetes.
It’s true. Back in the beginning of time and even later into our more modern history (think up until about the late 1960s) there were virtually no instances of type 2 diabetes. The cases that did pop up were, as the saying goes, few and far between. In other words, it was extremely rare to hear of someone with type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a relatively new phenomenon which, quite bluntly, we have brought upon ourselves. But more on that later. This isn’t a blame game. At least not at this point.
Fast Forward 50 years
But now, the opposite is true. The pandemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes is skyrocketing. As these numbers continue to climb and more and more people are falling victim to the condition and the very real problems it creates, we are seeing more and more despair as people succumb to the threat this condition poses.
Our eating and the choices we have for eating have changed over the previous 50 years.
Fast food was introduced in mass quantities. Boxed, bagged, frozen and processed foods bloomed in our grocery stores and the days of growing most of our own food was abandoned. Sugar was pumped into foods that had never even existed before. Fat was taken out and replaced with something else to make the food palatable.
We were told we were fat and out of shape, so gyms and fitness centers popped up everywhere and people joined them, but we just continued to get fatter.
People bought into the lie that fat-free, low carb, no calorie absolute junk food was okay.
And now we are a society that has millions of people who are either diabetic or are pre-diabetic.
So What Happens Now?
Where do we go from here? What can we eat? Does exercising make sense?
The answer to these questions is coming. With each post, I will be building on the previous one. You will be reading my story, but it is a story that many of us—in fact, those millions that I talked about above who are diabetic or pre-diabetic—can relate to because we live it daily.
I don’t have all the answers, but I do have my story and I hope that it will help give you hope and maybe a few answers so that you don’t have to spend nearly 50 years looking for them.
Thank you for visiting my site. I would love to hear your thoughts on this post. Please leave questions or comments below and I will get back to you very soon!
About the author
Karin Nauber, is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 24 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 12 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at: email@example.com.
14 thoughts on “Reversing type 2 diabetes – It is possible [Part 1]”
I know first-hand that type 2 diabetes is totally reversible because a friend of mine has done just that, and she did it solely by controlling what she puts into her mouth.
Doctors tell you nothing if it isn’t about Big Pharma. That’s where the money is, and unfortunately, money rules the day. Do you now my brother had digestive tract issues, and when I asked him what the doctor said about his diet, he said, “My doctor didn’t say anything about my diet. He just gave me these meds.” My mouth fell open.
I am super excited to follow your blog and see what you suggest. I’ve bookmarked your site for my friend as well. She will also be very interested. Thanks for bringing to light that we are what we eat.
Thanks for visiting my site. You have it so right. Big Pharma is a big part of what is keeping us sick in this country. It’s unfortunate, but if we can get the word out and reach as many people as possible, we might have a chance to make the world healthier!
Thanks for this post about reversing type 2 diabetes! Since my mom got diagnosed with diabetes, I keep reading more articles about it to know more to help my mother for her health. It’s getting more and more concerns about the food we intake every day for our body, so my family changes a lot for each dishes that we cook every time. It is so easy to put less oil, sugar or condiment for our meals, and it’s not too late we do this way. Anyway, I look forward to reading more your articles on this, it will be helpful for me and my mother!
Thank you for visiting my site! I am sorry your mom its dealing with this condition. You are right, it is not too late. You are making the right choices by changing the dishes you cook. The S.O.S. plan includes no added sugar, oil or salt. I have lost 11 pounds in 2 weeks by eating more healthful food choices. And I am not hungry at all!
This is very interesting and something that I am a huge fan of. I totally believe that the saying “you are what you eat” is so true and I have some strong opinions that are not so good about manufacturers and governments regarding many of our diseases in the western world attributable to the way we eat. I will be really keen to see how this develops with yourself as I know eating better can help to rid us of Type 2 Diabetes and keep people healthy.
Keep up the good work
Thanks for visiting my site, Imelda. I am in agreement with you. I am more afraid of bad food than I am of the new coronavirus!
We know the coronavirus is bad, but we are led to believe that so many of these processed foods are “good.”
I will be updating the site soon documenting my journey. I am sure there will be many ups and downs, but I am ready for better health through better eating!
With 2020 vision,
Hey nice article you have there, your thoughts are indeed invaluable. Thanks for sharing such a timely information with the public. My neighbor’s wife has been suffering from type 2 diabetes for sometime now, she will be very pleased to know about the possibility of reversing it. I will definitely do well to make some recommendations and refer her to this article for more clarity and subsequent post on diabetes. Keep the good work, warm regards
It can be so hard to believe that reversing type 2 is even possible. We try a diet or exercise routine and it works for a while but then we get bored or whatever and then it stops working. But it is possible, I believe it and so many others do as well. Well know doctors, scientists and researchers alike.
I look forward to hearing from your neighbor!
Best wishes and thanks for stopping by!
It is sad to hear how human civilization has evolved, even though we progressed greatly with technology and other things our eating habits seem to have gotten worse. Very true what you mentioned in the article. I mean why is there sugar in ketchup? That is just ridiculous. Nice cliff hanger you got there at the end. Keeping visitors excited and eager.
Thank you for visiting our site!
Yes, the evolution as far as care of our bodies has certainly devolved throughout the ages. All the technology that was developed to make our lives easier, has actually, made us have to work more, caused more stress and fatigue and put us at odds with the very food we need to survive.
Part 2 will be coming soon. After having a setback in my own struggle with type 2 diabetes, I was not able to post for several months. I was dealing with 400 and 500 readings every day which is quite high. I had run out of insulin and Trulicity two of the medications I take to help regulate my blood sugar. Now, thankfully, I have the medications back! You can check out this post to see how that happened.
Again, thank you for visiting and I hope that you will come back soon!
With 2020 Vision,
Hello and thank you for writing your post about type 2 diabetes. I absolutely agree with you that modern society has caused that to occur. On one side of the coin there is the increased consumption of processed foods that have alarming high levels of sodium and sugar. Many people nowadays have no idea how to cook their own meals. The other side of that coin is an increase in our sedentary life style. We spend far to much time on computers, video game consoles and smart phones. We have also had a medical/pharmaceutical industry that tries to feed us pills to fix everything wrong with us.
I have members of my family with type 2 diabetes. One of my sisters has a mental heath condition called schizoaffective disorder. One of her medications that she had been taking for many years caused both type 2 and weight gain. Despite that she manage to lose weight by walking and controlling her eating habits. Over a period of several years she went from a size 18 to a size 8. At one point her family doctor took her off her diabetic medication. She still struggles a bit with her blood sugar, but she takes very little medication for it. Fortunately she was also taken of the harmful medication and given an alternative. If someone like here can learn to control input and output of calories anybody can.
Hi David and thank you for visiting our site.
Thank you for telling my your sister’s story. It is really sad that the medications we take to curb other illnesses cause such side effects as creating new diseases for us to deal with!
Your sister did amazing work by losing that much weight and in essence having a reversal or at least a lowering to her type 2.
Our society makes it incredibly hard to reverse illnesses. Half the time, I don’t even think we realize what we are putting in our bodies when we eat highly processed foods. Most of it shouldn’t even be considered food.
With 2020 Vision,
This article is very useful related to Reversing type 2 diabetes.
Given that there is this disease in my family and I think that at a certain point I will have it too, for me such articles are very informative considering that it helps me to prepare or avoid certain things.
Even if I read and heard that diabetes is inherited, do you think there are chances to avoid it?
Hi. Thank you for visiting our site.
I was discouraged to hear you say that you will have diabetes, too. There are many well-documented cases and studies that show that type 2 diabetes does not have to be hereditary and that steps can be taken to avoid and prevent getting the disease in the first place. I certainly believe, too, that type 2 is reversible at least in part, if not entirely.
I hope you will return to my site often for ways that type 2 diabetes can be prevented.
I wish you the best and to consider starting now, to prevent type 2 from becoming a part of your life. It doesn’t have.
With 2020 Vision,