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Never – ever – underestimate the gravity of diabetes

Chef Timothy
 
 Dr. Timothy Moore

Just in case you’re wondering why I’m writing about diabetes again this week, it is crucial that you get the message that diabetes is deadly if left untreated. It is a scourge; a disease that maims, afflicts and causes havoc inside the body. It will sneak up on you when you least expect it.

Diabetes will snuff out your life, too. Just imagine for a moment arriving at the doctor’s office for a routine physical and being told that your blood sugar is elevated and that you are a type II diabetic. Once the realization hits you that you’re diabetic, what do you do?

My desire is that you follow a strict diabetes prevention lifestyle starting immediately. When you get over the initial shock, start making plans to live a wholesome life. Don’t give up the fight. If you truly want to live, there is hope. There is a remedy too, which includes a lifestyle change and adhering to a diet of fresh fruit and vegetables.

I know I’m being redundant here, but I hope you understand the gravity of the problem. The statistics are alarming. No one is immune from the dread of diabetes. By now you should know that obesity and excessive weight gain are triggers that activate diabetes. In some cases, however, you don’t have to be obese to be stricken with diabetes.

The good news is you can restore your health, if you shed those unhealthy pounds. Of course, there is a possibility that you can become diabetes-free. Diabetics, however, take medication to help lower and regulate their blood sugar. But here’s the problem: One out of 30 million diabetics in America are told they’ll have to take medication for the rest of their lives.

Does this sound familiar? Have you ever gone to the doctor’s office after the initial visit only to be told that you’ve added five pounds or more to your frame and that your blood sugar is still elevated? You followed the doctor’s orders but still haven’t seen any results. I imagine the doctor would double your medication.

If this is you, the doctor most likely would schedule an appointment within 60 days to make certain that the meds he’s prescribed is working and that you’re maintaining your weight at a healthy level. But then you’ve gained more pounds and your blood sugar is still skyrocketing.

There are steps you can take to turn around the aforementioned scenarios. But first locate a doctor who understands that diabetes can be reversed. A doctor may even consider modifying the medication of his diabetic patient, or, in some cases, removing the patient off of mediation altogether. If this is the case, the healing process can start right away.

It is crucial, however, to switch to a plant-based diet, one that is low in fat and, of course, animal-free. You’ll also need to get off the couch and start exercising. This will help reduce body fat, lower blood sugar levels, and enhance weight loss, which is needed to overcome this disease.

According to The American Heart Association, diabetes can be controlled with the proper diet and lots of exercise. Don’t ignore the advice of your health care practitioner either. However, when it comes to nutrition, some of our well-known practitioners, in my opinion, don’t really push a lifestyle change or a healthy diet.

Are some folks who are convinced the disease can never be reversed deceiving diabetics? I think so. I’m also sure millions of diabetics are celebrating knowing they once grappled with the ravaging disease and beat the odds. Had they not chosen to make a lifestyle change and eat the right food, I’m certain, too, the outcome would’ve been grim – and, without a doubt, deadly.  

We must take control of our bodies and make wise, healthy decisions. This is why I penned a new book called “47 Tips to Reverse Your Diabetes.” Look for it in stores near you in January 2012. It provides helpful information to rid your body of diabetes.

(Dr. Timothy Moore teaches nutrition, heart disease and diabetes reversal through a plant-based lifestyle. He is a professional speaker, wellness coach and personal plant-based chef. He can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit him on the Web at http://www.cheftimothymoore.com or www.twitter.com/cheftimmoore; or text him at 33938 message Chef.)

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