I have said it before and I will say it again: Type 2 diabetes can be reversed. There is a way and it doesn’t have to be through medications and rigid rules that deprive a person of carbs and all other enjoyable forms of eating. That is not to say that eating a vegan diet is not enjoyable. It is only meant to say that having a hamburger and fries should not be totally off the table, either, if that is something that you enjoy on occasion.
Some doctors agree
There are some very legitimate doctors that agree that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through exercise and proper eating.
They agree that medications are not the only way to bring down high blood sugar numbers and A1cs. They agree that medications can be used to help, but do not have to be the be-all and end-all.
These doctors should definitely be distinguished from the quacks who are only trying to sell you some potion or pill that will “instantly” cure this condition.
These doctors have studied the disease and have developed programs that actually do help hundreds of thousands of people be “cured” of type 2 diabetes.
I have purchased several of these doctors books and I will write more about them in later posts. But for now, all I will say is that I trust that these doctors know what they are talking about because I have seen the results when I followed the way of eating they “prescribe.”
Not all doctors agree
Not all doctors agree, however. Some doctors do believe that the best and only way to treat type 2 diabetes is through medication. They might tell you to lose some weight and exercise, but they are very quick to prescribe medications. First in pill form and then the shots start.
I intend to ask the diabetes educator when I see her this week why my body should bother to make insulin when I am injecting it?
You see at my last appointment, she told me that in all likelihood my pancreas had stopped making insulin and that is why the Trulicity medication I was taking no longer was working. Trulicity is supposed to work to stimulate my pancreas to make insulin.
Sometimes I think that these medications make us “addicted” to them so that our bodies can no longer work independent of them.
It may be just the conspiracy theorist in me that thinks this way, but I also believe there is a lot of truth to this thinking.
Agreement or not, type 2 can be reversed
There are followers and believers on both sides of this coin. I happen to full-heartedly believe that type 2 diabetes can be reversed. Many have proven this by lifestyle changes. Many have proven this and have never taken medications.
From all the reading, researching and experimenting that I have done throughout the past 13 years since my initial diagnosis, I have learned that not only can the condition be reversed it can be completely avoided in the first place.
We will be exploring these things more in depth over the course of the next few weeks and months.
The New Normal
Today for breakfast I had my oatmeal breakfast. I will give you the recipe for it soon. It is very easy to make. I prepare it the night before I go to bed so I have no excuse for not having time for breakfast. It is quite filling and just about perfect for me.
Two hours after breakfast I was at 283 for a bs reading.
My supper consisted of a small chuck steak and a baked potato. I had butter which was probably not such a good thing. I avoided added salt. I also had a half a cup of vanilla ice cream, lightly sugared strawberries and a small shortcake. It was pretty good.
It all kind of backfired a bit though because my two hour after eating blood sugar was 384!
There are many books out there that talk about food being the answer to our problems. I really believe it to be true.
We will be exploring all of these things more. Just rest assured that your battle with type 2 diabetes is not over no matter what you may be told. There are always solutions and options, in my humble opinion. There are always ways to better our lot even if we simply change our attitude about things.
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About the author
Karin Nauber, is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 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 13 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.