One of the most open minded articles that encompasses the reversing of diabetes. Do you believe you can reverse your diabetes?

jigsaw
By jigsaw Latest Reply 2013-09-18 09:51:33 -0500
Started 2013-09-16 06:38:32 -0500

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Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-09-17 14:27:08 -0500 Report

For some I believe it can be, others not. In my case, if it can’t, then I’ve been misdiagnosed, which would explain a lot judging by this video John Crowley posted recently: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-video... Maybe what I (and others like me) have isn’t diabetes, but just a temporary case if insulin resistance brought on by overworking the pancreas, and like any other organ or muscle, treating it nicely allows it to recover.

Your WebMD article had a great quote: “our genetics loads the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger” is profound. Thankfully my genetics include only a small 9mm slug, and by changing my lifestyle, I’ve moved farther from the gun. If I’m lucky, I’ll survive with merely a flesh wound.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2013-09-18 07:49:26 -0500 Report

Apparently, we can only guess at some of the details concerning why. There are definitely many fortunate people that have reversed or even eliminated high blood glucose, as you have done. I was not so fortunate. I was well aware of my pre-diabetic condition long before diabetes took hold. Diet, exercise up to two hours a day, reading everything possible on the subject, changing jobs to be more physically active, did not stop the progression of my diabetes. The bullet in my case, heck, it must of been a 44 mag!!! It's in my family, and there is no denying that.
On the other hand, I'm sure my actions slowed down its progression , and even eliminated related complications. In my case, I just eat heathier foods, exercise more consistently, and diabetes is simply nothing more than a word. I feel good and believe I have a good chance at living a reasonably long life. Whether one has diabetes or not, if you don't take care of your health with diet and exercise, something will most likely get you prematurely in the end. Education, awareness and positive action are a mans very good friend.
I did watch the video posted by John. Definitely food for thought and interesting in many ways.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-09-18 09:51:33 -0500 Report

100% agreed. The bullet will catch us all in the end. I think of it as the more ways you can improve your health, the further from the gun you get, and the slower the trigger gets pulled. Those with a genetic “large caliber” have to work a whole lot harder to dodge the bullet during their lives.
Sadly though there are those with “small caliber” genetics (like myself) who often times end up turning a perfectly survivable 9mm round into a 50 caliber. Luckily I heeded the warning shot.
Bottom line though, like you say, diabetes can be only a word to some (and when I quote you on that I will give attribution to you), but it’s most important to at least try to find out if that’s the case for each of us individually.