If you employ diabetics, I hope you’ll share this with them.
Type II Diabetes: Life-changing video
If you’ve attempted to implement a disease management program, chances are, Type II diabetes was one of the driving forces. Unfortunately, most of these programs show results that are limited at best. As one of 25 million US diabetics, I can share some insight. Diabetics don’t need a phone call reminding them to lose weight. They don’t need reminders to take their medication. We’re embarrassed enough – and these programs, however unintentionally, are humiliating. It’s easier to avoid the discussion and take a pill.
It’s just so easy to take a pill!
My diabetes diagnosis came in 2005. And like most Americans, I was relieved when my doctor explained that it could be managed with diet, exercise, and oral medication. I was already into exercise. And as it turned out, I really didn’t need to adjust my diet much – the meds were more than sufficient to correct my sugar levels. Over time, the medications became less effective and more were prescribed to compensate.
Six months ago, my physician informed me that oral meds were no longer sufficient and that I’d need to start taking insulin injections. We all have our snapping points. That was mine. I refused the prescription and started my quest to understand exactly how my body was failing. What I found was a video that changed my life.
If you are a diabetic, you need to see this. If you employ diabetics, I hope you’ll share the below video with them.
Sugar: The Bitter Truth is a presentation by Dr. Robert Luskin, Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, at the University of California – San Francisco. Get ready for a new understanding of your metabolism. And if you’re a diabetic, get ready to learn exactly why your body is failing and how much of the solution is in your control.
After watching this video, the changes I made in my diet alone have resulted in a significant reduction in my oral medication and a return to normal blood sugar levels. No insulin. No injections.
Like I said, we all have our snapping points – that point at which we decide to do anything and everything to overcome a problem. This video helped me take the bull by the horns. It’s technical. It’s a little dry. It’s ninety minutes! But it’s enlightening beyond words and worth every second.
Posted on Mon, January 15, 2018
by Rick Pumo