Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Colleen came to our health clinic after having been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Everyone in her family had diabetes and she was wise to get screened. When she did, she found her blood sugar levels were high. She began drinking PHatea, lost 60 pounds, got off her meds and her blood sugar is normal. See her PHatea diabetes testimonial on the front page of our website: http://www.phatea.com/.
Is there diabetes in your family? Do you have high blood pressure? High cholesterol? Are you overweight? If the answers are yes, here’s what you do:
Step 1: Get screened. All it takes is a poke test to see where your levels are. As you get screened here are some things for you to consider:
- Many doctors will recommend a high carbohydrate diet – as much as 45% daily! There is a great controversy in the world of diabetes about high carb vs high protein, low carb diets. The philosophy behind the 45% daily carb diet seems to be a regular influx of carbs (same amounts eaten at same times daily) managed by the medications you are prescribed.
- Though everyone is different, and you should try both diets for yourself, we advocate a higher protein, lower carb diet. Why manage your carb intake with medication when you can reverse your blood glucose to normal levels and get off medication altogether?
- Beware that some traditional doctors consider a blood glucose reading of 125 to be acceptable. They would consider a patient with a 125 glucose reading to have their diabetes under control. At 125, what you need to know is that you are still at risk for many of the complications from diabetes. You need to get your blood glucose level below 100.
- Get information! Look outside your traditional medical routes, try an alternative healing clinic and get educated about the great strides the rest of the healing world is making in diabetes. If you’re local to Denver, check out www.wholehealthcenters.com.
When I say educated I mean to read outside the ADA guidelines. Look beyond traditional medicine. Look at alternative diets and weight-loss plans; read the testimonials. Banish the phrase “Manage Your Diabetes” and think “Reverse Your Diabetes.”
Step 2: Build a team. You may need a doctor, an acupuncturist, a nutritionist and a trainer. You may benefit from a support group and talking with other people with the same condition. If you want to reverse this condition rather than simply learn to live with it, find out what works for you.
- Read the controversy around carbohydrates and diabetics.
- Consider that diabetes may have more to do with fat than sugar (blog about this is coming soon!)
- Take our 100-day challenge. Drink PHatea for 100 days and see if your blood sugars test normal.
Step 3: Honor yourself, your health and your happiness. You can have it all.