Baby Snooks
By Baby Snooks Latest Reply 2010-06-29 16:01:57 -0500
Started 2010-06-28 22:10:10 -0500

I have been into vitamins and herbs for many years. My husband called it witch craft and made fun of me for years. Then he got diabetes, was put on Metformin, gained 30 or 40 lbs, and was miserable.

Dr. Whitaker put out an add about getting over diabetes in 3 weeks. I put it on my husbands Lazy Boy and ran. He came to me, threw the magazine in front of me and said, "I want to try this." We order Dr. Whitakers newsletter, ordered all the things required, and in three weeks or less my husband started losing weight. He got off of Metformin entirely, loves life, has lost 30 to 40 pounds. He is 73 years old and never takes afternoon naps anymore - he lives and loves life.

If anyone says Dr. Whitaker is a quack - they are soooooo very wrong. My best friend and her husband in Phoenix, AZ went out to his clinic and stayed a week. They have subscribed to his newsletter for years, and love him. He has helped them so much.

We both just had physicals and the tests showed no diabetes, but because our local medical doctor doesn't believe there is a cure for diabetes and he is opposed to supplements, he doesn't believe it. We are looking for another doctor who believes in supplements.

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Kirla 2010-06-29 13:50:27 -0500 Report

There really is no cure for diabetes. By getting the right nutrients and supplements, I believe we can reduce insulin resistance and by watching what we eat and reducing starchy carbs we can live a normal life without meds and showing no signs of diabetes.

But we still have to be careful. If we stop the supplements or stop eating the low carb vegetables and start eating the starchy foods, we will one day go to the doctor and learn we have high numbers again.

I have read lots and lots of stories of people on Dlife that said they got there numbers down and went back to eating the same as they did before being diagnosed. Then one day they find themselves in the emergency room with blood sugars in the 500+ range.

It doesn’t matter what other people think. All that matters, is you and your husband found a way to control his diabetes. You did a great job. Just remember that you will have to do what your doing forever.

Just remember to test once in awhile. You should be testing at least a few times a week. Maybe a fasting test once in awhile and a post meal test every so often to make sure it’s staying under control.

I try and get my nutrients from the foods I eat. I still take some supplements and vitamins but I try and get as much as I can from the foods I eat.

Good Luck


gregsteele 2010-06-29 09:28:04 -0500 Report

I think alot of times when there is a doc like dr. whitaker there will be people who follow them wholeheartedly and others who feel hes a quack whether he is for real or not doesnt really matter as long as the patient is still seeing their own dr. if it works for them and they believe its attributed to his program its all good but do not quit seeing your own dr. love to all GREG

kdroberts 2010-06-29 07:17:10 -0500 Report

Dr. Whitaker is essentially a salesman. Pretty much everything he advises can be found for free online at most diabetes message boards. Some of the advice is good but a lot is mainly hot air aimed at making him money and because the legitimate things (the free stuff) work for a number of people they attribute it to the paid for stuff. For instance, have you tried stopping all the supplements for a couple of months and seeing what happens? Can you really say something works 100% if you haven't removed it when you are seeing good results to see if the results stay the same or change?

Where he becomes a quack is the way he embellishes things and in some cases flat out lies, like his once claim he was board certified in a discipline when he had no official board certification. The other issue with him is he offers advice on pretty much every condition like he is expert n them all. No doctor no matter how smart they are can specialize in everything he claims to offer #1 advice for, especially when he has never formally trained in any of the specialties he is offering advice on.

A physical will not definitively tell you that you don't have diabetes. The tests involved don't include the ones that would show diabetes in people who have decent control, like an oral glucose tolerance test. Likely t would include a blood sugar test, maybe fasting and possibly an A1c. I know many diabetics who could "pass" those tests but would dismally fail the oral glucose tolerance test.

Control is one thing, cure is something completely different.

jayabee52 2010-06-29 06:41:32 -0500 Report

Howdy Snooks, & a BIG WELCOME to D. C.!

I subscribe to Dr Whitaker's newsletter too and find him thought provoking.

If your husband truly has kicked DMt2, all I can say is GREAT!

BUT I pray your husband checks his BG#s from time to time. I would hate for the disease to sneak back up on him.

I had DMt2 for several years but didn't know it and felt fine. So feeling good isn't the only thing. Testing is important to make sure, and avoid the complications. The complications I have now got their start before I was Dx'd.

Blessings to you and yours


MAYS 2010-06-28 22:33:00 -0500 Report

To each his \ her own.
If you believe in it and if it works for you, who am I too pass judgement ?


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