The American Diabetes Association (ADA) says it does not know what causes diabetes. However, even though many major players appear to be pro-economic rather than pro-diabetic, the ADA gives a good piece of advice in their publication, that all diabetics need to pay attention to. It says, “The cause of diabetes is not known, but there are things you can do to treat yourself.” – Diabetes A to Z.
What is not stressed enough is the well-documented fact that even though you may already have developed the disease, you can control or remove the symptoms of diabetes to the extent that you have a completely nondiabetic profile, without using medication.
Type 2 diabetes is largely a condition resulting from lifestyle habits AND when we know what factors give rise to the condition, we can reverse those symptoms by removing the conditions that caused them in the first place. But there are 2 great hurdles that we face with this seemingly “simplistic” approach.
The first is that it requires a disciplined and persistent approach to naturally control blood sugars. Our doctors, medical care givers, and the pharmaceutical communities know this all too well.
Secondly, a change of lifestyle can be so powerful that if every diabetic were to successfully control their blood sugars by natural means, it would mean significant loss in revenue to the medical and pharmaceutical communities, and…
That I am not really sure that economics would consider sensible… seriously!
If we Knew the Cause of Type 2 Diabetes…
Okay, so there are tens and hundreds of articles that make it clear that certain key factors such as lack of proper sleep, lack of proper diet, uncontrolled body weight, and lack of regular physical exercise are more significant factors than even heredity that cause the development of adult onset of diabetes.
What if the same effort that is used to get people to educate their children was used to encourage people to care for their bodies? What if there were not so much competition and rip-off by the drug companies in selling their drugs? What if we weren’t “programmed” to think that a pill is the answer to everything even a bad thought? What if we had not gotten accustomed to always have to expect instant correction to a problem that we have taken years to develop?
Do you see the problem?
Not too long ago, I spoke to a nurse about this situation and she said: “Don’t you believe that we [medical professionals] know that natural intervention, i.e. dietary and lifestyle change could give many patients better and more long-term results? We know that, but we also know that most patients are not able to stick with such a program.” She went on to tell me that, that is why doctors have to prescribe synthetic drugs – patients will not adhere to a lifestyle change.
Four Simple Anti-diabetes Things You Can do Now
In dealing with type 2 diabetes, we must simply consider what causes diabetes – and we do know a lot. But what do to make sure we have better health, ESPECIALLY during challenging economic times? The time has past for us to be acting carelessly, depending continuously on drug intervention for relief.
Type 2 diabetes is largely a condition resulting from a damaged lifestyle. We can fix that. Here are four key steps that I have used to remain prescription-drug free since 2006, and maintaining an A1c of 5.2. Anyone with type 2 diabetes can do this:
 Change to a high fiber, complex carbohydrate, low protein plant-based diet. I know this is contrary to many popular beliefs, but consider that carbohydrates are not the culprit in diabetes, high fat diet is. Most dietary considerations have been formulated to maintain good economic health; a high fiber, complex carb diet is patterned after the way nature provides our food and is better in the long run.
 Get regular physical exercise. It does not matter if you are physically challenged. You don’t need to go to a gym of fitness center either. The key is to be consistent in whatever you do. When it comes to exercise, however, the more aggressive and consistent you are the better the results. For example, walk at a brisk pace [don’t run!] for 30 – 60 minutes every day, 7 days a week for 8 to 12 weeks and see what that does to your high blood sugar. You will lose your medication! It happened to me.
 Rest. There are several studies that link development of symptoms of type 2 diabetes with improper sleeping habits. Today’s lifestyle lend itself to late nights watching television and getting no more than a few hours. The research is showing that 7-8 hours of good sleep promote longevity.
 For extra boost, use a supplement that lowers blood sugar. There are hundreds of claims all over, but I can only speak for a couple that I am able to “swear” by. Milagro de la Selva diabetes tea and Diametrix Blood Sugar Support. The good thing about ALL these four suggestions is that their effects go beyond helping in diabetes control – they benefit other conditions and improve overall health WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS.