I had a long heart to heart conversation yesterday with my friend I mentioned in my last post who is well on her way to reversing her diabetes and another mutual friend who was also diagnosed with diabetes a few years back and has totally cured hers. Their stories are very different but there is one common thread. This common thread is also common to my personal story so my thinking is that it is common to most diabetics who have cured their own diabetes and this is what inspired this post.
Can you guess what the one common thread is?
Basically it boils down to this: in order to cure diabetes, completely reverse it forever, you have to get away from the "mind set" of the traditional medicine approach to dealing with this disease.
Traditional medicine concentrates on "managing" or "controlling" the SYMPTOMS of the disease (primarily high blood sugar) instead of addressing the root CAUSES of the disease.
You won't ever reverse diabetes if you don't fix the underlying causes of the disease.
Consider this example: When you have a cold, you may take something to soothe your stuffy nose but that doesn't get rid of the virus causing the cold. If you still have the virus causing the cold, you'll still have the cold even if you temporarily relieve the stuffy nose.... and the stuffy nose and other symptoms will flair right back up once the soothing medication wears off.
Unfortunately, one of the first things a patient usually hears from his or her health care professionals when they are diagnosed with diabetes is that the disease is "progressive." It is explained to them that "progressive" means the disease will definitely get worse over time and the only thing the patient can do is learn how to "manage" or "control" the symptoms.
They are basically also told to "learn to live with it." It's almost like getting sentenced to a lower quality life with no hope for reprieve.
When patients try their best to "manage" or "control" their symptoms with medications and diet but still can't do so, it can get really depressing for them and they often just give up. Alternately, they use the medication to "control" their blood sugar" when they eat poorly thinking it is ok to do so. I've known diabetics who intentionally take more insulin or an extra pill before going to an all you can eat buffet for example. This is very dangerous and will certainly not cure the diabetes.
When patients ask their doctors, "Is there a cure for diabetes?" they are almost always told "No... maybe someday..."
Traditional doctors just aren't trained to think about diabetes having a cure. They are taught to treat or "control" the symptoms with medications. Better doctors will tell their patients to diet and exercise but the pamphlets they hand out on diet are truly not going to work well for diabetics. That's because it is aimed at controlling symptoms, not curing the disease!
What makes it even worse is that most people who attend diabetes classes and/or diabetes support groups are immersed even deeper into the traditional "mind set" of traditional medicine that teaches one to expect a "progressive" disease with no hope of a cure and to manage the symptoms and not address the underlying causes. It basically becomes a support group for people who have been sentenced to a lower quality of life with no hope that could ever change, i.e. it's depressing!
I've seen some attendees almost become what I would call "co-dependents" for each other but still devolve into a very unhappy state, sometimes even deep depression. Then they support each other in their depression.
This is no way to live in my opinion and you really don't have to because there is a way to cure diabetes (click on the big red button at the top of the page to learn exactly how) and it is fairly easy to do so and you can be really happy while you're doing it. In fact, I can safely say that the act of curing your diabetes will make you feel way better than any of the traditional medicine diabetes support groups out there. Plus, it can put real joy in your heart (it certainly has mine) telling people how they can cure their diabetes too. You can almost create your own support group for people who want to cure diabetes, not just control symptoms.
For my two friends and myself, plus many others I've known who have been successful in reversing diabetes, the one common thread to our otherwise very different stories is that we learned how to escape the mind set of the traditional medicine world!
We REJECT ENTIRELY the notion that diabetes has to be progressive. We just don't view it that way because we've seen evidence to the contrary. We've seen that people DO CURE THEIR DIABETES. We realize at some point that we can follow in their footsteps and that this is a much better choice than what traditional medicine is offering.
The pharmaceutical companies won't like the cure for diabetes that actually works by the way because it will cut into their profits but I suppose that will wait for a future post.
Once you accept the fact that diabetes CAN be cured, you can move on to learning how to do so. For the best single source of information on how to cure diabetes click on the link I just gave. This is a comprehensive and easy to understand version of what took me many months to collect from MULTIPLE sources and in fact including things I didn't find myself -- and it includes lots of amazing new research on curing type 2 diabetes that had not been done when needed to start curing my diabetes.
I'm talking to you as frankly as I can because this is the best way I have found to get this message through in a way that is meaningful enough that diabetics will actually act on it. As I said in my last post, you CAN reverse diabetes. You just have to be given the specific information on how to do that. Perhaps more importantly though you have to be receptive to idea and to be receptive to this message you have to break away from the mind set of traditional medicine. The video at the link at the top of the page may sound a little "hoaky" to some people but the materials that they provide are quite professional and very well put together.
Take care everyone and good luck. Please let me hear from you. I especially love success stories but I promise I will honor your privacy always.