Type 2 Diabetes Management & Wellness Program

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Type 2 Diabetes Alternative Treatments and Strategies

The keys to effective Type 2 diabetes management include:

  • Research & Education
  • Proper Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • Blood Glucose Testing
  • Exercise Regimen
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Cleanse & Detox
  • Emotional Support
  • Doctor Visits & Exams
  • Health Coaching &Wellness Planning
 
Type 2 Diabetes Management and Education – 10 Elements

Author's Perspective: After I came out of the coma and was told that I was diabetic, I must admit that it was very overwhelming trying to figure out how to manage my diabetes. Just navigating through all of the various activities each day was very confusing and difficult to remember at times.

There was so much to remember! From pricking my finger 6-8 times a day, to recording my blood glucose readings, analyzing the readings, injecting myself with insulin 4 times a day, taking other medications (i.e. Coumadin, Lipitor), planning meals, preparing the meals, shopping for groceries, making doctor appointments, keeping records of my activities, and finding time to exercise. Whew!

Luckily for me, my mother, daughter and sister were there (after I got out of the hospital) to help with the grocery-shopping, meal preparation, cooking, and taking care of the house.

Because of their help, I had time to learn how to better manage my diabetes as well as do a lot of research. During my research, I was surprised to discover that there was no structured, systematic step-by-step process that would guide me through managing my diabetes on a daily basis.

There were lots of booklets, pamphlets, charts, tables, diagrams from my doctors and from various healthcare groups. At first I thought that maybe diabetes management was just too difficult and, at times, overwhelming.

Then, one day, I took out a large flip chart and started mapping out everything that I was doing and recording in my journal. After a few days, it all started to make sense!  

Years later when I decided to write the book (actually my mother made me), I decided to develop a structured step-by-step process and a set of charts, tables, diagrams and templates so that other diabetics would not be as overwhelmed as I had been.

Also, I noticed that so-called diet experts were promoting various diet programs as the answer to managing prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. This was so wrong for two reasons:

(1) A diet alone can't be the sole answer to properly managing your diabetes!

(2) Most of the diet programs out there were focused on calorie restriction, calorie counting, carb counting, and weight loss instead of how to really manage the diabetes and its biochemistry!

This led me to develop a diabetes management process, based on 7 wellness factors and the key activities that a diabetic should perform on a daily basis in order to effectively manage his/her diabetes, e.g. nutrition, exercise, testing, detox, supplementation, support, wellness planning.

That, in turn, led to me to develop a 10-step process that I laid out across a 9-month timeline, which became my 6-stage timeline model. Then, I added several alternative treatment strategies, a low carb meal plan, a meal plate model, and several severity levels based on how long you've been diabetic.

The 6-stage model provides an overall timeline and guide of multiple alternative therapies and what to do across several months.

The 10-step process provides a guide of what to do on a daily basis, which involved multiple alternative treatment strategies.

The multiple alternative treatment options were needed because one strategy wasn't going to be enough to tackle this disease; plus, people needed choices based on their needs and preferences.

The 3 severity levels (which I had reduced from 7 levels) were based on several factors which determined how severe your diabetes was, e.g. number of years you had been diabetic, the number of medications and their dosages, your family life and work life, your support system, your stress level, your finances, your family structure, etc. 

All of this enables attacking the disease on multiple fronts and providing flexibility for the client, based on their specific requirements.

As depicted in the diagram towards the bottom of this page, multiple (targeted) therapies include nutrition, juicing, detox, exercise, supplementation, spiritual, health coaching, etc.

The Wellness Wheel is an excellent tool to use to determine if the scope and breadth of my DTD Type 2 Diabetes Management & Wellness Program would address all of the key areas associated with one's health and wellness.

As a result, my Death to Diabetes Wellness Program (for short) is a complete and comprehensive program because it utilizes all eight dimensions of the Wellness Wheel:

  • Physical
  • Emotional 
  • Intellectual
  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Occupational
  • Environmental
  • Financial

FYI: Most diabetes programs only address 3 or 4 dimensions of the Wellness Wheel.

The Wellness Wheel | Reverse Diabetes Program

In addition, the Death to Diabetes Wellness Program utilizes all four pillars of Integrative Medicine:

  • Nutrition/Dietary/Lifestyle
  • Environment
  • Detoxification
  • Interpersonal Relationships 

Author Sidebar: I designed this diabetes management program to be comprehensive enough to address most diabetics regardless of thee state of their health. I also designed this diabetes management program to be customizable and flexible enough to give people options instead of forcing everyone to fit into a one-size-fits-all program.

I looked at this the way an engineer would:

  • I have a problem: it's called Type 2 diabetes.
  • I need to figure out its root causes.
  • Then, I need to devise a solution that fixes the root causes.

So, I eventually came up with the solution to my problem (and, hopefully the solution for other diabetics): a set of diabetes alternative treatment strategies, processes, steps, and tools.

That's the way engineers think -- give us a problem, and we give you a solution. :-)

We use our engineering skills, analytical skills, test data, medical research, our experiences, and our understanding of medical sciences, diabetes pathology, and how the body works (physiology).

The Major Sciences -- Death to Diabetes


This insight enables us to design a unique solution to a problem -- in this case, the problem is Type 2 diabetes!

This led me to write a 3,000-page research paper focused on diabetes management, nutritional science, cell biology, disease pathology, how to strengthen the immune system and several other wellness principles (based on how the body repairs, heals, and fights disease at the cellular level).

However, I couldn't publish a 3,000-page book. :-) So I extracted all of the wellness strategies and diabetes-specific information to eventually develop the book, which was later named "Death to Diabetes."

The Death to Diabetes book is designed to help better manage your Type 2 diabetes as well as prevent the complications of diabetes, as long as you haven't waited too long to begin your recovery.

Of course, there are no guarantees. And, if anyone tells you that they can guarantee their program, then, they're lying to you. There are just too many variables to take into account to legitimately guarantee anything! Hopefully, this doesn't disappoint you. 

Did You Know That?: The "Death to Diabetes" book has become one of the top-selling diabetes books in the country while helping thousands of diabetics. "Death to Diabetes" has recently been rated as one of the top-rated medical books and top-rated health books in the country, by several medical groups and health groups! The book is now being sold internationally in countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, South Africa, India, China, Australia, and Brazil.

The Death to Diabetes Wellness Program (documented in the DTD book) is based upon a well-structured and results-driven 6-stage medical and integrative wellness model, based on the wellness principles of Type 2 Diabetes Management, Western Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM).

This 6-stage medical & alternative health wellness model is designed for the diabetic and his/her doctor to better track their progress. This model is also designed to allow the diabetic to go beyond just controlling the disease to help repair/heal the body and controlling the disease by utilizing multiple diabetes alternative treatments & therapies, i.e. nutrition, detox, juicing, meditation, exercise, spirituality, etc.

Multiple diabetes alternative treatments & therapies

This wellness model utilizes the medical standard for blood glucose testing combined with superior nutrition, proper exercise, frequent blood glucose testing/analysis, spiritual health, periodic doctor visits and physical exams.

This model takes the best from Western Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) to develop an optimum and user-friendly program for the diabetic, and for the doctor.

This model includes a superior nutritional model (called the Super Meal Model for Diabetics (aka Low Carb Diabetes Diet) that encompasses attributes of several well-known diets, including the Keto Diet, LCHF Diet, South Beach Diet, Mediterranean Diet, and Raw Food Diet.

As a result, the Death to Diabetes Wellness Program is more than a diabetes program! It is a wellness program that both diabetics and non-diabetics can use to improve their health.

The Death to Diabetes Program is not strictly a weight loss program. As previously mentioned, this program is a wellness program with multiple diabetes alternative treatment therapies. This program focuses on how to improve the wellness and overall health of your body. 

Note: You do not have to be overweight to be diabetic. Almost 11% of Type 2 diabetics are not overweight. That's why it's important to follow a wellness program such as the Death to Diabetes Program instead of a weight loss program!

Unfortunately, most diabetes programs focus too much on weight loss and calorie/carb counting instead of how to either prevent the disease or how to attack the disease and improve the body's overall biochemistry and health.

This diabetes wellness program uses multiple therapeutic strategies to attack this disease and break the "cycle of diabetes". Those therapeutic strategies include: optimizing the nutrition, reducing the cellular inflammation, periodic detox, repairing the gut, balancing your hormones, blood glucose testing & data analysis, other blood testing & analysis, increasing your metabolism and energy levels, improving rest/sleep/relaxation quality, and providing emotional/spiritual support.

Even if you're only pre-diabetic, the Death to Diabetes Program can still help you prevent your body from becoming full-blown diabetic. In addition, the Low Carb Super Meal Model (Plate) and diabetic diet are very flexible and customizable so that you can adjust the macronutrient balance and percentages to gradually increase muscle mass, maintain your current weight, or lose weight (if you're overweight).

Note: The purpose of this model was not to reinvent the wheel, but to use the best that medical science and nutritional science have to offer. And, frame it in a structured model that would allow for easier tracking and identification of the need for corrective actions -- to achieve sustained blood glucose stabilization, reduced insulin resistance, reduced inflammation, increased energy production, and optimum health.

Note: The "heart" of this diabetes management program is a true diabetic diet or nutritional program for diabetics. This diet is truly the most comprehensive and flexible diet available to diabetics and even some non-diabetics.

This diabetic diet is anti-inflammatory and wellness diet that focuses on how to improve your overall health and wellness -- since most diseases are driven by chronic inflammation, poor eating habits and the lack of critical nutrients for the body. 

This Death to Diabetes Wellness Program is a well-structured 3-level, 6-stage, 10-step model with a roadmap that guides you on your journey and lets you know exactly where you are in the program so that you know how far you've come and how much further you have yet to go.

Note: For more details about the science behind this program, refer to the TBD blog post Science Behind the DTD Program.

The following are just some of the many benefits of this diabetes program to you:

  • Control and lower blood sugar
  • More effective diabetes management
  • Lose weight 
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Less drugs
  • Look good and feel good!

In addition, the DTD Type 2 Diabetes Management Program defines the most important things that you need to know in order to get well because we have the experience and track record to help you with the following:

  • What specific foods to eat and avoid and why
  • The so-called healthy foods (that are marketed as "healthy" foods) but they're not!
  • How to address ethnic foods and the associated cravings
  • How to design superior meals without carb counting and calorie counting
  • (Personally, I hated the carb counting and calorie counting, so I built it into my nutritional model)
  • How to design quick and easy meals and snacks
  • (Note: We provide specific meals and recipes (no guesswork!) designed to attack your diabetes and prevent the disease from progressing and rotting out the inside of your body)
  • How to eat healthy on the road (This is important for truck drivers and business people who travel a lot and are always in airports)
  • How to get motivated and stay motivated
  • How to modify our program to fit your lifestyle and work schedule
  • What is diabetes and how to stop it from rotting out the inside of your body
  • How to achieve blood glucose stabilization
  • What the drugs are really doing inside your body (We suspect that your doctor may not tell you the dangers of taking diabetic drugs; and, how these drugs keep your body (biochemically) in a diabetic state)
  • How to safely wean off the drugs
  • When to exercise and why; plus, how to exercise while watching TV or while driving a truck
  • The importance of spirituality (connecting to your inner spirit) to fuel your drive and motivation
  • The importance of detox
  • How to get your doctor to work for you
  • Why most supplements don't work in the long run
  • Which supplements actually work for the long term

Doubts? Just read some of the testimonials from diabetics on Amazon and Facebook; plus, feedback from medical doctors around the country (and now outside the U.S.).


Amazon Testimonials -- Death to Diabetes

FYI: We have the only website in the entire world where you can find a complete Type 2 diabetes solution with online support, all without you having to buy anything. However, we can't help you if you don't want to help yourself ...

Note: For any healthcare professionals who want to help diabetics, feel free to contact our education department about one of our diabetes health coaching training programs.

So, if you're ready to get started to improve managing your diabetes, then, get the Death to Diabetes book. If you're not ready, then, get the free diabetes ebook to try the first part of the program (before purchasing the book).

 

The 6-Stage and 10-Step Reverse Diabetes Program

FYI: The (green) boxes in the diagram (above) map directly into specific chapters of the Death to Diabetes book.

The 6 Stages of Recovery, Repair & Controlof Type 2 Diabetes

As you go through the 10 steps of the program, your body will go through a transformation that will change the biochemistry in your body from Stage 1 (no blood sugar control) to Stage 2, then Stage 3, Stage 4; Stage 5; and and, hopefully Stage 6 (complete blood sugar control and diabetes management).

We are not aware of any other diabetes program that actually explains and tracks how to change the chemistry in your body from an unmanaged state back to (hopefully) a managed state or, at least, a better state than you were at the beginning of the program.

As depicted in the diagram below, this is accomplished by taking your body through several biological stages of Type 2 diabetes from no blood sugar control (Stage 1) to stabilized blood sugar (Stage 4) and eventually complete stabilized blood sugar control and diabetes management (Stage 6). 

6-Stages-T2-Diabetes-Reversal-Death-to-Diabetes

This is the only known science-based wellness program that provides such a well-structured and in-depth blueprint (roadmap) from illness (Stage 1) to wellness (Stage 6)  that any layman can follow.

Here is an overview of the 6 stages that this diabetes program takes your body through -- from Stage 1 where you have no blood glucose (BG) control to Stage 6 where you have complete blood glucose (BG) control along with stabilized blood glucose .

Stage 1 No BG Control: is the stage where the majority of diabetics usually find themselves in the beginning, with an average fasting blood glucose (BG) level that is greater than 126 mg/dl or an oral glucose test measurement greater than 200 mg/dl.

During this stage (and the next 2 stages), you must avoid all of the 5 "dead" foods as much as possible. Increase your intake of healthy carbs (e.g. green vegetables), healthy lean proteins (e.g. wild salmon, grass-fed chicken breast), and healthy fats (e.g. plant oils, grass-fed animal meat).

Stage 2 BG Control with Drugs: is the stage where most diabetics transition to when they underestimate the disease and are unable to improve their cell health and control their blood glucose level with nutrition and exercise. During this stage the diabetic and his/her doctor are trying to use drugs to help lower the diabetic’s blood glucose level and eventually bring it within the normal range.

Warning! This is the stage where most diabetics fall in love with their diabetic drugs, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and high blood pressure drugs. Why? Because these drugs actually work as advertised! They lower your blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure! So, most diabetics think that they're actually getting healthier!! But, you're not! The drugs create a false sense of security and a strong belief that the drugs are the answer. Eventually, you'll find yourself taking even more drugs! Have you ever heard of anyone getting better from taking more diabetic drugs?

Stage 3 BG Control with Reduced Drugs: is the next stage for a diabetic to reach after he/she realizes that drug therapy is not the long-term answer. Most diabetics are able to lower their blood glucose level and reduce some of the dosage levels for their prescription drugs during this stage. In fact, many diabetics experience weight loss and consistent lower blood glucose readings during this stage.

But, it actually becomes a more difficult battle because the cells still have to deal with the disease and the drugs, even though the diabetic is taking less drugs. The drugs continue to fuel the diabetes and create an impedance to the body’s healing process.

As depicted in the following diagram, gradually lower your carb and protein percentages and increase your fats, but, make sure that you don't decrease your intake of the healthy carbs, e.g. green, leafy vegetables and raw green juices.

DTD-Diet-Transition-to-LCHF-Death-to-Diabetes

Stage 4 Stable BG Control with No Drugs: is the most difficult stage for most diabetics to reach. But those who embrace the program and follow the steps outlined in Chapters 14 and 15 reach this stage by being able to consistently control and stabilize their blood glucose with nutrition and exercise and the need for no drugs. They are able to reduce the amount of insulin resistance and inflammation in their cells, enabling their body to repair the cells and the cellular/tissue damage caused by the diabetes.

During this stage, diabetics are able to achieve and sustain blood glucose stabilization. This is key, because it allows the diabetic to build momentum with improving their overall health, including their blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

During this stage, your diabetes will be in remission and will remain in remission as long as you don't regress to a previous stage.

Unfortunately, some diabetics relax during this stage because they are not aware that there is still work to be done to control and manage the disease, or, at least, sustain blood glucose stabilization.

As a result, they regress back to Stage 1 when their average glucose level eventually rises above 126 mg/dl and remains there.

Please Note: Once you reach Stage 4 and remain there for at least 6 months, then, you will have achieved the first level of controlling your diabetes.

Stage 5 Stable BG & HbA1C Control: is the stage for diabetics to go achieve tighter control of their diabetes. This stage indicates that the average blood glucose level and hemoglobin A1C are both stabilized and consistently within the normal range without the need for any drugs. This stage is easier to achieve once you've reached Stage 4 because your body is no longer fighting the disease and the drugs!

Please Note: Once you reach Stage 5 and remain there for 6 months, then, you will have achieved the second level of controlling your diabetes.

Stage 6 Stable  BG & HbA1C Tighter Control+: is the final stage to achieve complete control of your diabetes. This stage indicates that the cells are healthy as the average blood glucose level and hemoglobin A1C are consistently within a tighter range without the need for any drugs – no insulin resistance and no inflammation.

In addition, other critical health parameters are within their normal ranges, e.g. blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), minerals, enzymes, homocysteine, cholesterol.

Note: In order to reach the final stage, you must have completed all 10-steps of the program as explained in Chapter 16 (Page 329). In most cases, this requires the use of (some) raw foods, raw juicing, periodic cleanse/detox, targeted wholefood nutritional supplementation, regular exams/blood tests, and emotional support as explained in Chapters 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, and 15.

Please Note: Once you reach Stage 6 and remain there for at least 12 months, then, you will have achieved the third and final level of Type 2 diabetes management and control.

FYI: We haves the only diabetes program that actually explains and provides the metrics so that you will know whether you have your diabetes under control. Most diabetes programs stop at Stage 4, but, our program  provides two additional stages in order to tightly control and manage one's diabetes.

You will know that you have reached Stage 6 when you are able to eat (some) "dead" foods without experiencing any blood glucose spikes. In addition, your average blood glucose must be under 100 for 6 consecutive months, post-meal blood glucose must be under 110, A1C under 5.4%. In addition, your blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and cardiac risk inflammation markers must be in the normal range. By maintaining these metrics, you will prevent the onset of diabetic complications with the eyes, nerves, kidneys, and cardiovascular system.

Based upon the etiology of Type 2 diabetes, the analysis of its pathogenesis, and the sciences of disease, including pathophysiology, pathological anatomy, biochemistry, and psychopathology, the above diagram provides a high level overview of the six stages and the eight “living” elements of Type 2 diabetes control and management. This model is very flexible and can be customized to suit your health needs and lifestyle; and, can be used by you and your doctor to better track your progress.

Please Note: This program needs to be fully tested as part of a medically-supervised double-blind placebo-controlled test in order to validate this program.

Timeline from Stage 1 to Stage 6

In general, it will take more time to get from Stage 1 to Stage 4 than from Stage 4 to Stage 6 because it will take more time for the body to overcome the effects of the drugs and repair the cells and reduce the insulin resistance/inflammation during the early stages.

Once the body has started to heal, you can accelerate the timeline by utilizing multiple therapies, i.e. raw foods, juicing, detox, nutrition.

Death-to-Diabetes-Program-Timeline: Stage-1-to-Stage-6

As you progress through each stage of the wellness program, your average blood glucose level will gradually return to the normal range, and your body will repair and rebalance itself, while preventing further damage and complications.

How long you spend in each stage is dependent on how long it takes for the body to repair and heal from the damage caused by the diabetes is dependent on several key factors including:

  • How long the person has been diabetic
  • How many medications the diabetic is taking
  • The amount (dosage) of each medication
  • Avoidance of processed foods, and other "dead" foods
  • The number of Super Meals and Super Snacks that the diabetic consumes on a daily basis
  • How many our nutritional program therapies you're using, e.g. green vegetables, raw juicing, raw diet, low carbs, detox, no dead foods, whole-food-based supplementation, etc.
  • The age of the diabetic
  • The frequency of blood glucose testing/analysis
  • How many of the program's 10 steps have been implemented
  • The state of your emotional health, spiritual health and your ability to overcome disappointments, stress, fear, anxiety, etc.
  • The program's level of severity that you've implemented based on your overall health.
  • The number and types of other complications, i.e. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, eye health issues, nerve health issues, cardiovascular health issues, kidney health issues, etc.

Note: Accelerating the repair process is especially important for people who want to wean off the drugs as soon as possible.

Note: The combination of eating mostly raw foods and drinking raw juices can help to accelerate your body's repair process and help to get your diabetes under control in less time. In fact, you should notice your blood glucose level starting to come down during the first week of the Death to Diabetes Program! -- as long as you are following the entire program, not just the juicing component.

 

Note: For more details about these 10 steps, get the author's Death to Diabetes paperback book (or ebook).

Overview of The Program's  10 Steps

This program will help you to control and better manage your diabetes. These 10 steps are designed to work synergistically to reduce excess insulin production, reduce insulin resistance, increase glucose uptake, burn fat, and repair the sick cells by addressing the underlying biochemical and hormonal mechanisms that fuel Type 2 diabetes.

  1. Acquire knowledge about diabetes and its complications, nutrition, exercise, and drugs to increase your knowledge and provide direction on your journey to wellness and to control your diabetes. Visit your local library, go to medical-related websites, take classes, and talk to other (healthy) diabetics. [Ref: Death to Diabetes book/ebook]
  2. Eat the 5 “live” super foods (using the DtD Super Meal Plate Model), including green and bright-colored vegetables, dark-colored fruits, raw juices, sea vegetables, grasses, plant protein, plant oils, cold-water fish, legumes, lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, and filtered water. Drink raw juices in conjunction with eating plant-based super meals to optimize your nutritional program to control your diabetes faster. Buy a steamer, blender, juicer, Foreman grill, and grinder (for flaxseeds). [Ref: DTD Cookbook, Power of Raw Juicing book, Raw Food Diet book]
  3. Stop eating the 5 “dead” processed foods, especially white flour, grains, cereals, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, “enriched” foods, starches, trans fats, animal meat, vegetable oils, processed foods, fast foods, and drugs. Foods to avoid include bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, beef, pork, cereal, corn, pastries, coffee, canola oil, soda, diet soda, bottled fruit juices, tap water, tobacco, artificial sweeteners, OTC drugs, and prescription drugs. Avoid your food triggers, e.g. driving past a fast food place. [Ref: Death to Diabetes book/ebook]
  4. Perform blood glucose testing at least 4 times a day, including a post-meal test to customize your nutritional profile. Use a journal/logbook to record, track, analyze and make corrective changes, especially to what you’re eating and how frequently you’re exercising. [Ref: Death to Diabetes book/ebook, BG Testing ebook]
  5. Exercise consistently by stretching/walking 30 to 45 minutes four to six times a week in order to increase glucose uptake and help control your diabetes. And, add 10 to 15 minutes of weight/resistance (anaerobics) exercise on alternate days. [Ref: Death to Diabetes book/ebook]
  6. Perform cleansing/detoxification periodically to remove the toxins and waste that have accumulated in your cells and tissues in order to help repair your cells and controlyour diabetes. [Ref: DTD Cleanse-Detox book]
  7. Use wholefood or food-based nutritional supplementation to complement your nutritional program and accelerate the body’s healing process. [Ref:  DTD Nutritional Supplements book]
  8. Work with your doctor, diabetes health coach and other healthcare professionals to communicate your health goals and build your relationships. Ensure your treatment is focused on repairing your body and reducing your drug usage/dependency and not just suppressing the symptoms. [Ref: Death to Diabetes book/ebook]
  9. Obtain emotional support by connecting with your inner spirit and building your support team. Utilize exercise, prayer, yoga, other meditation techniques and connect with others to relax and help reduce the stress. Find some quiet time for yourself each day, even if it’s only 5 minutes. Join a local support group to get information and share your problems with other diabetics. Your insight may help someone in the group and will motivate you to continue making progress. [Ref: Death to Diabetes book/ebook]
  10. Develop an overall (proactive) wellness plan to improve your health and save you and your family hundreds of thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical costs ($10,000/year). If possible, work with a diabetes health coach to help you with your wellness planning. [Ref: Death to Diabetes book/ebook]

Key Point: Make sure that you implement all 10 steps of the program as well as the 6 stages to improve your success with the program.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wellness program! This is one of the reasons why the Death to Diabetes Wellness Program has 3 levels of severity.

Every person with diabetes is at a different stage with their disease once they decide to change their diet and lifestyle. Also, every person is affected differently by the food, this disease, and by the drugs they're taking. 

In addition, some people with diabetes have to make drastic changes all at once because of the seriousness of their diabetes -- this is what happened to the author.

Consequently, because of all of these factors, the Death to Diabetes Wellness Program has 3 levels of severity.

These 3 levels depend on how long you've been diabetic, how many complications you have, your age, and how many medications you're taking. The more sick you are, the more reason that you may need to follow the more strict level of the program, i.e. Level 3.

As depicted in the following chart, some of the key attributes of the Death to Diabetes Program are associated with: the severity of your illness, quality of the food you're eating, use of supplementation, frequency of cleansing & detox, blood glucose testing, and exercise. 

In general, as the severity level rises, you will increase your intake of green vegetables, raw juices, healthy fats and increase your blood glucose testing so that you can customize the diet to address your needs and make the appropriate corrective actions, based on your testing.

DTD-Program-Severity-Levels-Slide-Death-to-Diabetes

Level 1 of the  DTD Type 2  Diabetes Management Program

Level 1: This is the base level of the program that most Type 2 diabetics can follow unless they have major complications and other health issues.

As depicted in the following diagram, Level 1 of the program requires that you transition from eating the conventional high-carb low fat diet to eating a plant-based nutritional program with a lot less carbs, less protein, and more healthy fats.

High-Carb-Diet-Transition-to-DTD-Diet-Death-to-Diabetes

Note: Your macronutrient percentages will be based on your blood glucose testing and other blood tests.

Level 1 (which represents the base level of the program)  does not require organic foods, but it does require 40-60% raw foods, lightly-steamed vegetables; and some raw juicing at least 1-2 times a day.

In addition, Level 1 requires some grass-fed animal meat (lean, no skin); some limited "dead" processed foods (1-2 servings a day); 2-4 meals/snacks a day; blood glucose testing 3-4 times a day; exercise 20-30 minutes a day, 4 times a week; detox at least once every 6 months; some emotional support; journaling, record-keeping; periodic medical exams; and, some health coaching.

Although it is not necessary that you implement all 10 steps of the program, it is strongly recommended -- especially if you are experiencing diabetic complications with your eyes, kidneys, feet, or heart.

 

Level 2 of theDTD Type 2 Diabetes Management Program

Level 2: This level of the program is for diabetics who may have one or more additional health issues.

The Level 2 of the program requires some organic foods, 60-80% raw foods, lightly-steamed; more raw juicing at least 2-3 times a day; only grass-fed animal meat (organic, free-range); no "dead" processed foods (0 servings a day); 3-5 meals/snacks a day.

In addition, you should increase blood glucose testing to 4-5 times a day; exercise 30-40 minutes a day, 4-5 times a week; detox at least once every 4-6 months; nutritional supplementation as required; daily emotional support; detailed journaling, record-keeping; periodic medical exams; and, more frequent health coaching.

Also, with this level of the program, it is necessary that you implement all 10 steps of the program.

Level 3 of theDTD Type 2 Diabetes Management Program

Level 3: This is the most stringent level of the program, reserved for Type 2 diabetics who are severely obese, or have been diabetic for many years, have multiple complications, or want to gain control oftheir diabetes in less than 90 days.

This Level 3 of the program is also for Type 1 diabetics; and, for Type 2 diabetics who have multiple health problems and take a lot of drugs; and, also for people with other serious health issues such as cancer or heart disease.

This Level 3 of the program requires all organic foods, 80-95% raw foods, lightly-steamed; a lot more raw juicing at least 4-6 times a day; only grass-fed animal meat; no "dead" processed foods; no fast foods; no soda/diet soda/bottled fruit juices/coffee; no fried foods, no trans fats; no tap water; no vegetable oils; 4-6 meals/snacks a day.

In addition, this level requires an increase in blood glucose testing to 4-7 times a day; exercise 50-60 minutes a day, 4-6 times a week; detox at least once every 2-3 months; some wholefood/herbal tincture supplementation; daily emotional support; detailed journaling, record-keeping; periodic medical exams; and, more frequent health coaching..

Also, it is imperative that you implement all 10 steps of the program, especially the raw juicing, raw foods and less carbs.


Transitioning from Level 1 to Level 2 and Level 3

In general, most diabetics can follow the base Level 1 of the program in most cases. However, if you find yourself struggling or hitting a wall, then, you should move to Level 2.

If you still struggle and as long as finances are not a concern, you should move to Level 3 of the program.

Once you reach Stage 4, you can dial it down to Level 2 as long as you are able to maintain proper blood glucose stabilization.

Once you reach Stage 6, you can dial it down to Level 1, again as long as you are able to maintain proper blood glucose stabilization.

Note 1: The 3 Levels of the program align with the 3 Levels of the diet.

Note 2: If you're going to implement Level 3 of the diet, we recommend that you get the Raw Food Diet and Power of Juicing books, along with the Death to Diabetes paperback book (or ebook); and, possibly, the diabetes cookbook, even though only some of the recipes (i.e salads, soups, stir-frys) in the cookbook are Level 3.

Note 3:  If you have a lot of distractions, you may need to adopt a "Zero Dark Thirty" focus with your diet.

Urban Slang Definition: "Zero Dark Thirty" means "Going completely silent and avoidance of distracting/unsupportive family/friends, unnecessary relationships, social networking, and distractions until the ultimate goal (e.g. implementing a diet program, controlling your diabetes) is attained.

Simply Raw?
The Simply Raw videos have awakened many people to the power of eating raw to help heal their bodies. Refer to our Raw Food web page for more information. But, not everyone can eat raw foods every day for the rest of their lives! And, there's more to defeating diabetes than eating raw foods.

The Death to Diabetes Program goes beyond "eating raw" as there are multiple therapies for controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes. Eating raw is one way to address the nutritional component of controlling your diabetes.

Although nutrition is one of the most important components, there are several other wellness components that a diabetic has to address beyond just "eating raw".

Some of those wellness components and activities that the Death to Diabetes Program addresses includes the following:

  • The other foods that a diabetic can eat besides "raw"
  • How to shop for groceries properly
  • How to safely wean off the drugs
  • How to buy test strips (for free!)
  • How to perform blood glucose testing the right way and without the pain
  • How to get your doctor to work for you
  • How to detox properly
  • How to select nutritional supplements properly and not waste your money on the wrong supplements
  • How to use spirituality to fight the stress of being diabetic
  • How to deal with your family and friends who judge you for being diabetic, and don't really understand the frustration, fear, and anxiety of being diabetic
  • How to juice properly (many diabetics juice the wrong foods!)
  • How to make smoothies the right way
  • How to build a support system
  • How to perform meal planning effortlessly
  • How to save money. Diabetes leads many people to bankruptcy and homelessness because of the medical debt created by Western Medicine.

Please Note: This is unfortunate, but some of our senior clients struggled with going raw. So, we had to provide other options for them in order to manage their diabetes, i.e. lightly-steamed vegetables, vegetable juicing, green smoothies, detox, etc.

Mistakes: Why Some Diabetics Are Still Struggling With Their Diabetes

During our health coaching sessions, training classes, phone calls, emails, etc., we discovered that some of our clients were still struggling with their diabetes, mainly because they were either making some of the same mistakes or not following the program!

Key Point: When you avoid these mistakes, it increases your success rate with the program to 97.1%!

Please Note: Even if you're not diabetic, many of these mistakes  may still apply to you if you're struggling with your health.

Here are the key areas that seem to be hampering some of our diabetic clients:

1. Some diabetics are not following all 10 steps of the program.

2. Some diabetics are not following all 6 stages of the program.

3. Some diabetics stopped following the program once they had lowered their blood sugar to the normal range.

4. Some diabetics are not following a vegetable-based breakfast protocol.

5. Some diabetics are not adjusting their meal plan, macronutrient percentages, based on their blood glucose readings, other blood tests and other health issues.

6. Some diabetics are not eating healthy on a consistent basis.

7. Some diabetics are relying on the latest fad diet instead of sticking with the program.

8. Some diabetics are eating some "dead" foods that they didn't know were "dead" foods.

9. Some diabetics are relying on diabetic drugs to control their blood sugar, keeping their body in a diabetic state.

10. Some diabetics are struggling with the emotional side of diabetes, e.g. fear, anxiety, denial, procrastination, motivation, time, laziness, self-confidence, blind-faith in the drugs, food addiction/cravings, depression, apathy, shame, etc. (This topic will be discussed in more detail in a future post).

11. Some diabetics have not performed a cleanse-detox of any kind.

12. Some diabetics are relying on the wrong supplements or low-quality synthetic supplements instead of wholefood-based supplements.

13. Some diabetics are not addressing the other factors that keep them diabetic, e.g. inflammation, glycation, toxicity, etc.


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If you are having any issues with any of these areas or other areas, that may be holding you back from improving your diabetes and overall health. Make sure that you follow the information on the website and in the book; or, set up a health coaching or training session.

The following Death to Diabetes books and ebooks address how to better manage your diabetes and control your diabetes by using various diabetes alternative treatments and therapies to help you achieve optimum wellness.

Nutritional Therapy: Increase number of daily "low carb" super meals and snacks (get the Ketogenic, LCHF, Paleo, IF & DTD Diets Book or the  Death to Diabetes Cookbook). Also, read our web page about proper meal planning, preparation, and implementation. Meal Planning (and grocery-shopping) is the major area where most diabetics fail with their nutritional therapy.

Juicing Therapy: Add raw vegetable juicing to your nutritional program (get the DTD Juicing/Smoothies ebook).

Smoothie Therapy: Add green smoothies to your nutritional program (get the DTD Juicing/Smoothies ebook).

Detox Therapy: Perform periodic cleanse/detoxing (refer to Chapter 9 of the Death to Diabetes book, or get the DTD Detox ebook).

Cardio Therapy: Use the DTD Heart Attack/Stroke ebook, especially if you've already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you're having erectile dysfunction or other sexual performance issues. Also, use this ebook if you're overly concerned about preventing a heart attack or stroke.

Data Analysis: Increase blood glucose testing and analysis to make the necessary nutrition and lifestyle changes and corrections (refer to Chapters 11, 14, or get the DTD Blood Glucose Testing ebook).

Drug Weaning Therapy: Follow a safe and structured drug weaning process, as explained in the DTD Drug Weaning ebook.

Nutritional Supplementation Therapy: Add wholefood nutritional supplementation to your nutritional program (refer to Chapter 8 of the DTD book, or get the DTD Nutritional Supplementation ebook). Most people are wasting their money on vitamins and supplements! -- yeah, you, too!

Immune Therapy: Use the natural remedy strategies in the Autoimmune Alternative Therapies ebook to treat your thyroid and help balance and strengthen your immune system; and, treat various autoimmune diseases.

Motivational Therapy: Use motivational techniques to change your lifestyle (read Chapter 13 or get the Motivational ebook); or, sign up for a health coaching session or training class.

Weight Loss Therapy: Use the Death to Obesity Weight Loss ebook.

Wellness Therapy: Use the Wellness Protocols ebook.

Spiritual Therapy: Utilize meditation, yoga, or other spiritual methodology along with the Inner Spirit ebook.

Sleep Therapy: Ensure you're getting quality sleep (refer to Chapter 13 for sleeping tips).

Stress Therapy: Reduce the stress in your life (refer to Chapter 13 or get the Anti-Stress & Inner Spirit ebook).

Exercise Therapy: Increase exercise regimen, or add resistance/circuit training (refer to Chapter 10).

Boot Camp Therapy (Structure and Motivational): Use the comprehensive Boot Camp Program, but only if you have the strength and fortitude and are willing to change multiple aspects of your life and environment.

Day-to-Day Guidance Therapy: Use the 30-Day Diabetes Management Workbook to guide you on your daily activities from sunrise to sunset.

Health Coaching Therapy: Use coaching therapy to provide guidance and obtain expertise from someone who understands your health issues and is qualified to help you and can demonstrate his/her expertise. 

Sauna Therapy, Aroma Therapy, etc.: Use other alternative therapies, but do your research first!

Test the DTD Program: If you have any doubts, try the first 3 steps of the program to verify that it will work for you before you buy the book.

Level 3 Version of DTD Diet: Use one or more of the following books:

-- Death to Diabetes paperback book (or ebook)

-- Diabetes Cookbook

-- Juicing/Smoothies ebook

-- Low Carb Diets book

Also, get any of the other ebooks that may apply to your specific situation, i.e. workbook, boot camp, meal planner, detox, auto-immunity, etc.

 

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