Diabetic or not, most people’s blood sugar is not balanced. Most of us don’t eat at the proper times and we don’t eat proteins, carbs and fats in the correct proportions. Compounding our poor dietary habits, most of us don’t exercise properly. These are the root causes of type 2 diabetes.
Hi, my name is David. At the beginning of 2017 my doctor gave me the shocking news that I was prediabetic. After nearly 6 months of research, experimenting, and making permanent lifestyle changes, I figured out how to fix my blood sugar condition. That’s right, I reversed my prediabetes and I’m living with normal blood sugar levels without medications.
What follows are the 7 steps I took to restore my health. Nothing about what I did is revolutionary. What I did is common sense. I took all of these steps for the betterment of my health after careful research.
I published a lot of what I discovered about type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and how it became a serious health epidemic in the U.S., in 7 blog posts. If you have not read these blog posts, I highly recommend doing so before you read my 7 Steps to Life without Type 2 Diabetes. The background information is important and will help you understand the 7 steps I’m about to share with you. You will find them here.
For those with prediabetes and full-blown type 2 diabetes, the most important thing to understand about normalizing your blood sugar is that, in almost all cases, we did it to ourselves. We’re not born with it. It’s not a communicable disease. It’s not passed on to us by our parents. We did it to ourselves.
I did it to myself by:
- Over eating
- Eating the wrong foods
- Having bad eating habits
- Not looking after my digestive system
- Not exercising
In the same way you got yourself into this mess, you can get yourself out of it. Just like I did. But it’s only possible if you’re motivated to make the necessary changes to your lifestyle. That’s what this website is all about.
I didn’t want to live with the serious health threat of diabetes. That’s why I took action and did something about it.
Ironically, this website once belonged to Merck. If you take oral medication for T2DM, you might recognize their name.
Merck is a large supplier of oral antihyperglycemic drugs, including Glucophage® (metformin hydrochloride), used to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics. By abandoning this website, Merck signaled to me that they had no real interest in helping people reverse their diabetes.
I want to educate the public on the causes and cure for T2DM. My 7 Steps to Life without Type 2 Diabetes is about learning what can be done to reverse your high blood sugar condition, one step at a time. No one said it will be easy, but you can do it if you take action.
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The information presented here was not written by a medical or dietary professional. You are advised to consult your diabetes healthcare team before making changes to your treatment plan. If you are taking medication to treat type 2 diabetes, you should continue as directed until your physician recommends ending treatment.
The follow are references to some of my research. I fully admit to being a poor researcher and forgetting to record all research papers.
- Abou-Donia, M.B. et al. Splenda alters gut microflora and increases intestinal p-glycoprotein and cytochrome p-450 in male rats. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A. 71 (21).
- Suez, J. et al. Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota. Nature. 514 (7521).
- Shell, E. R. Artificial Sweeteners May Change Our Gut Bacteria in Dangerous Ways. Scientific American. 312 (4).
- Sarah Steven, Kieren G. Hollingsworth, Ahmad Al-Mrabeh, Leah Avery, Benjamin Aribisala, Muriel Caslake and Roy Taylor. Very Low-Calorie Diet and 6 Months of Weight Stability in Type 2 Diabetes: Pathophysiological Changes in Responders and Nonresponders. Diabetes Care
- Anderson RA, Broadhurst CL, Polansky MM, Schmidt WF, Khan A, Flanagan VP, Schoene NW, Graves DJ. Isolation and characterization of polyphenol type-A polymers from cinnamon with insulin-like biological activity. J Agric Food Chem2004;52:65-70.
- Khan A, Safdar M, Khan MMA, Khattak KN, Anderson RA. Cinnamon improves glucose and lipids of people with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2003 Dec;26(12):3215-8.
- Kim SH, Hyun SH, Choung SY. Anti-diabetic effect of cinnamon extract on blood glucose in db/db mice. J Ethnopharmacol 2005 [online preprint].
- Rucker R, Storms D. Interspecies comparisons of micronutrient requirements: metabolic vs. absolute body size. J Nutr 2002;132:2999-3000.
- Jarvill-Taylor KJ, Anderson RA, Graves DJ. A hydroxychalcone derived from cinnamon functions as a mimetic for insulin in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. J Am Coll Nutr 2001 Aug;20(4):327-36.
- Musselman DL, Betan E, Larsen H, Phillips LS. Relationship of depression to diabetes types 1 and 2: epidemiology, biology, and treatment. Biol Psychiatry2003;54:317-29.
- Ludman EJ, Katon W, Russo J, Von Korff M, Simon G, Ciechanowski P, Lin E, Bush T, Walker E, Young B. Depression and diabetes symptom burden. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2004;26:430-6.
- Docherty JP, Sack DA, Roffman M, Finch M, Komorowski JR. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, exploratory trial of chromium picolinate in atypical depression: effect on carbohydrate craving. J Psychiatr Pract 2005;11(5):302-14.