Crumbs

Crumbs…no good for ducks – or diabetics!

Walking – as I try to every day – by the duck pond near my daughter’s house, I saw two things of note:

  1. A notice saying ‘Please do not feed bread to the ducks” and
  2. People feeding bread to the ducks.

Now, you can understand that the ducks can’t read, so they were busily quacking up the stale split-tin, Mother’s Pride or toaster sliced, gone-hard and relegated to the bag called ‘DUCK BREAD’. It swells up in their stomachs and is no good for them apparently. But they never went to school or learn how to read or heard about nutrition, so who could blame them?

But the duck feeders ought to know better.

Now that I’ve reversed  diabetes, I have great sympathy for ducks.

My recovery has been largely to do with NOT eating carbohydrates, (as they turn instantly into sugar once consumed and shoot up the blood sugar levels ), and walking regularly around parks and duck ponds as it happens).

I’ve put up the notice, so to speak, to my friends and people I know, asking them not to feed me carbs. But often I’ll hear, “Oh, it’s organic bread, so it must be good for you.” Or, “It’s got poppy seeds on it so it can’t harm you.”

What can you do?

Next time you’ve offered potential harmful sugar-spiking carb-heavy bread… do what I do… just duck…

 

Too young for Diabetes Type 2?

It’s difficult to be exact, say researchers, because of the many other factors of health and lifestyle that may contribute to the onset and the diagnosis of Diabetes Type 2. But on one thing they’d agree:

Many people have Diabetes Type 2 long before they are “officially” diagnosed.  I know. I went for a routine check-up to my doctor’s  and it was discovered.  Loads of people are the same.

Research done in the United States indicates that the average age at which people get diagnosed as diabetic has remained roughly the same from 1997 to  2011 at 54 years old. But the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommend annual diabetes screening tests after the age of 45.

Diabetes was once considered to be something that affected the middle-aged, now Type 2 is increasing around the world, even among children and adolescents. According to “Medical News Today”, it’s estimated  that in America, 12 out of every 100,000 young people under 20 are diagnosed with diabetes type 2, at an average age of 14.

 

 

D2 or not D2…

…that was the question.  Yes, I had D2 (Diabetes Type 2) and now I don’t . My blood-sugar level readings have been consistently within the normal range and that makes me NOT diabetic.

D2 might just be a Scrabble tile to you, but that letter and that number held great fear for me before I got it under control. While the condition was out of control, my life was ruled by all kinds of Letters and numbers.  BMI (Body Mass Index ). Mine used to be 31 (which ranks as “obese”). My blood monitor readings would regularly hit 20 or more (dangerous!). My HbA1c was shocking. And I don’t want to remember the numbers that looked back at me accusingly when I stepped on my bathroom scales.

In fact, my life looked like a bad hand of Scrabble.

But when I reversed the Diabetes type 2, all the figures (including my own) looked gratifying different.

I was told that not everyone manages that turn around, and that I should share how I did it, So that’s what I’ve done.  besides this website, there are videos, recipes and other stuff on

 

and pictures on

 

 

I’m no doctor or nutritionist, and I’m not even that hot at Scrabble, but I am very happy to share what I’ve     discovered about  reversing  Diabetes Type 2.

Cheers!

Welcome…

diabetic saladWelcome to How to Defeat Diabetes Type 2. I did it, reversed my diabetes. For me the starting point was losing weight. People have many reasons for wanting to lose weight – from getting ready for a beach holiday, pleasing their partner or tackling a major health issue. I was considerably overweight and I had developed Diabetes type 2, and that was my motivation for seriously tackling my weight.

Now I am no longer diabetic and I’ve lost over 50 pounds (that’s nearly a third of my original weight). And I did it by using the 5 basic methods spelt out in this course. Five Essential recipes, I’ve called them. They are plant-based and pretty much using the food as Nature intended  – essentially raw.

And that’s what I’d like to share with you. What I’m eating, how I put it together and anything interesting  that happens along the way.

If you would like to follow what I did to reverse diabetes go here