Just Think About It!
I’ve been a diabetic for 16 years. My father suffered from it, too. It’s the ‘silent’ epidemic ruining the lives of a great many people. The thing is, it kills you.
I’ve been reading a book by Dr. David Fung called The Diabetes Code. He says I should be able to “prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally.” That’s an earthshaking statement to me.
Up until now, I’ve bought into the medical mindset that high blood sugar levels are what need to be kept under control. Tail wagging the dog, more like. If you want to know more, get a copy for yourself.
Just Lose Some Weight
The solution is simple, the doing not so much. But I experimented with this idea a couple of times before, the first time as part of a weight loss challenge. It was the dickens to lose weight. I had to fool my body into letting it go, mainly by intermittent fasting. But this was frowned upon by my doctor. He liked the idea that I lost the weight, but he said I needed to eat ‘good’ food on a regular basis to prevent blood sugar ‘spiking’. Evidently, the wildly fluctuating levels would cause damage. Needless to say, I gained weight again.
Last year, my blood sugar levels were SO well under control that I wondered if I could try something else. So I got the bright idea of using the new Weight Watchers point system, keeping a very strict regimen of food intake, based on my weight. As I lost 10 pounds, I reduced my intake by a point. Needless to say, that worked better, but the problem was that I was beginning to become hypoglycemic, meaning that my blood sugar levels were dangerously low all the time. So I started reducing my medicine doses until I reached my goal weight.
That success inspired me to try to cut out one of the medicines completely, and for a time I was on half doses of the remaining medicines. But then my blood sugar levels started climbing again, and my doctor became worried, so we restored my dosage levels and started two new pills to replace the one I’d stopped. Guess what? I gained the weight back.
Last Saturday, I weighed myself, and discovered that I had managed to take off and keep off 14 pounds since the winter. But now I am inspired to combine the different things I’ve learned along the way. The trigger to putting it into action was weighing myself on Wednesday and being shocked that the Canada Day celebrations had brought me back up 5 pounds! (It turns out that the scales have a flaw: if I weigh too much, all I have to do is step off the scales and try again; the correct weight shows the second time.) I fasted for about 12 hours during the day, and then had a stir fry for dinner. I was back down 6 pounds by Thursday. Since then I’ve lost 2 more pounds, and I’m fasting today.
The other thing I’m doing is cutting my medicines in half again, and completely stopping those two new medicines. I feel better, already.
Blood Sugar Levels?
Well, here’s the thing: they have gone up to more ‘normal’ levels, and I think this means that my body is utilizing stored body fat instead of food intake. That’s why the weight is coming off so quickly. This time I won’t panic myself into dosing up and trying to maintain low blood sugar levels. No matter what the experts think, I know my body very well.
This whole process is demonstrating to me the power of my thinking, and the need to listen to the clues my body gives me about what it really needs.
There is no need for high octane gas, with a fuel additive, when the lower grade stuff will work just as well. My vehicle is not going to be running on empty anymore.