Type 2 Diabetes Management: Reverse Diabetes in 10 Steps

 

Diabetes Management: How to Manage & Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes in 10 Steps

Author Sidebar: I developed this web page and the supporting free ebook  so that you could try the first part of my reverse diabetes program. In that way, you can verify that my program will work before you consider buying any of my books or ebooks. 

By doing this, you will feel a lot more confident and assured that you won't be wasting your money or your time on another diabetes book.

By the way, another reason that I did this was because I remembered how I felt when I was diabetic and trying to figure out which book to buy.

I remember all of the confusion, anxiety and anger that I felt, because none of the authors or their websites would answer my questions or return my phone calls.

And, if they did return my phone calls or answer my emails, they were very vague and very pushy, telling me to buy their book because it would answer all my questions.

Well, I don't want you or anyone else to have to go through any of that. So, just follow the first 3 steps (listed below) to verify that my program will work for you.

Once you've done this, if you still have any doubts, then, review the testimonials from diabetics and feedback from doctors about my book and program.

Then, you should feel more confident in purchasing my Death to Diabetes book (or expanded 500-page ebook) so that you can implement the remaining 7 steps of my program.

Remember: There's more to reversingyour diabetes and getting off the drugs than just changing your diet -- that's why there are 10 steps to my program.

FYI: In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our toll-free number (1-800-813-1927) or fill out our Contact Us form.

Or, if you would prefer to talk to other diabetics who are using our program, then, join our online diabetes support group (it's free!).

The following is a summary of my Death to Diabetes book's 10-Step Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Management Program with Chapter references.

These steps are specifically designed to help better manage and  reverse your Type 2 diabetes into remission.

However, you must be willing to re-program your brain to change the way you think (intellectually) and feel (emotionally) about diabetes, drugs, and food -- that is, you must change the talk-track in your head. Otherwise, you will not be willing or motivated to change your diet and lifestyle or stick with the changes for the long-term.

We will help you change the way you think intellectually by sharing our research about diabetes, drugs, and food.

And, with our health coaching and training, we will help you change the way that you feel emotionally about diabetes, drugs, and food.

And, we will share our research about various coping mechanisms and strategies that you can use to reduce stress and fight certain negative emotions that are holding you back, e.g. fear, anger, apathy, depression, anxiety, etc.

ReverseType 2 Diabetes Management: Steps 1 and 2

Follow these instructions to verify that the first part of our program will work for you.

STEP 1: Stop eating the 5 "dead" foods, in order to control your blood sugar and diabetes with diet. These foods include wheat, other grains, cereals, rice, potatoes, corn, bread, pasta, other processed foods, and so-called healthy foods. Also, stop drinking soda, diet soda, bottled juices, tap water, cow's milk and coffee. [Ref: Chapters 5-7]

STEP 2a: Start eating the 5 "live" super foods, in order to better manage your diabetes with diet. The key foods include green vegetables, bright-colored vegetables, raw green juices, green smoothies, plant oils, and filtered/distilled water. Other foods may include beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, etc. [Ref: Chapters 5-7, 14, 15,17]

Note: If you have an autoimmune or digestive issue, you may need to avoid beans, legumes, etc.

Key Point: There is no one-size-fits-all diabetes diet that actually works! This is why the author (who happens to be an engineer) developed a customizable nutritional program that focuses on the root causes of your diabetes!

Most diabetes diets (mistakenly) focus on lowering your blood sugar. This works (temporarily) but at the end of the day, you're still diabetic! This is why the author developed a program that focuses on fixing the root causes of this disease -- to actually repair your body.

STEP 2b: Design and plan your meals with the 5 "live" super foods by eating a well-balanced and macronutrient-dense and plant-based meal of less carbs, less proteins and more fats, based on my DTD Nutritional Program, aka DTD Super Meal Plate Model. [Ref: Chapter 7]

In general, every meal should include a green vegetable (as your carb), a clean protein, a virgin plant oil and a glass of filtered water. And, if possible, drink a cup of fresh green juice 30 minutes before each meal.

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Please Note!: One of the biggest mistakes that people make is to transition to an extreme diet or fad diet immediately from a high carb diet to a low carb diet. Unfortunately, this creates a "boomerang" effect (unbalanced hormones & biochemicals) which leads to cravings, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, hypoglycemia and wild blood glucose swings.

Instead, it's better to transition to a plant-based diet, which, by its nature, will be a low-carb diet but not an extreme low-carb diet. Instead, it will bea balanced diet with the proper macro and micro nutrients to fight your diabetes.

Start your day with a Super Breakfast, which is based upon the "Death to Diabetes" Low CarbSuper Meal Model® diabetics).

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Low Carb Super Breakfast

  • 1½ cups steamed broccoli (or 2 cups spinach)
  • 1-2 Omega-3 organic eggs or 3 oz. canned wild salmon
  • 1½-2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil/coconut oil
  • 1 tsp raw butter (optional)
  • 16 oz. filtered/distilled water 
  • 6-8 oz. raw vegetable juice (optional)
  • 1 cup organic, plain yogurt (optional)

Tip: If possible, drink the raw juice 30 minutes before your meal. 

Seasoning: Onions, garlic, sea salt, colored bell  peppers, other spices.

Optional: If you don't have a juicer, you can make your own green drink by adding 1 scoop of super greens powder (e.g. chlorella/spirulina, wheat/barley grass) to a glass of filtered water or a glass of low-sodium V-8 juice.

Note: If you really don't like the idea of eating broccoli or any steamed vegetable for breakfast, don't worry! :-) There are many other options, i.e. spinach omelet, green smoothie, stir-fry, or a tall glass of raw juice (or V-8 juice) with an egg on the side.

Avoid traditional breakfast foods such as cereal, toast,oatmeal, and fruit -- these foods fuel your diabetes!

Please Note: Review this meal plan with your doctor, especially if you're taking a blood thinner.

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Low CarbSuper Snack

  • An apple (or other whole fruit) - but, avoid during the 1st Stage of program
  • A handful of walnuts/almonds
  • 1 cup organic, plain yogurt (optional)
  • A glass of filtered/distilled water
  • Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your water

Note: During the first stage of the program, you should avoid all fruit, if possible -- until you are able to stabilize and lower your blood glucose level to the normal range.

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Low Carb Super Lunch

  • A small salad (with Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, sprouts, onion, garlic, celery, cucumber, tomato, canned wild salmon/tuna, boiled egg, evolive oil, apple cider vinegar, walnuts/almonds)
  • A glass of filtered/distilled water
  • Optional: 1 cup organic plain  yogurt
  • Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your water
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Low Carb Super Dinner

  • 1 cup steamed Brussels sprouts and 2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 5 oz. baked skinless chicken breast or baked wild salmon
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil/coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. raw butter (place on top of steamed vegetables)
  • 1 slice Mozzarella cheese (place on top of baked wild salmon)
  • 12-16 oz. filtered/distilled water
  • 1 cup raw vegetable juice
  • Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your water or juice

Low Carb  Diabetes Super Meal Breakfast Options:

  • Omelet with vegetables
  • Vegetables with poached/lightly scrambled eggs (organic, free-range) 
  • Steamed vegetables and eggs
  • Steamed vegetables and canned wild salmon
  • Small raw salad
  • Green smoothie

Low Carb  Diabetes Super Meal Lunch Options:

  • Legume-based salads: three-bean, chickpea, lentil, or black bean salads
  • Garden salad with lemon juice, vinaigrette dressing, or teriyaki sauce, garlic, herbs & spices
  • Bean soup
  • Turkey sandwich on sprouted grain bread with Romaine lettuce, tomato, celery, boiled egg, lite mayo
  • Soups, Stews: mixed vegetable, black bean, vegetarian chili, spinach lentil, minestrone, split pea, etc.
  • Smoothie: avocado, almond milk, blueberries, spinach leaves, cinnamon
  • Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to your smoothie
  • Turkey or chicken sandwich with sprouted grain bread, lettuce, tomato, lite mayo or mustard veggies
  • Bowl of organic yogurt with walnuts, almonds, ground flaxseed, whole fruit
  • Note: If you have an autoimmune or digestive issue, you may need to avoid beans, legumes, etc. If you decide to eat beans, make sure that you pre-soak them  and buy organic.

Low Carb Diabetes  Super Meal Dinner Options:

  • Steamed vegetables, small salad (or a cup of sauerkraut), with baked wild salmon
  • Note: Don't overcook the salmon!
  • Black beans or vegetarian baked beans, with organic brown rice, garlic
  • Chili: homemade, or vegetarian boxed or canned versions
  • Veggie lasagna: Low-fat tofu replaces the ricotta cheese, layered with grilled veggies
  • Vegetable stir-fry: vegetables seasoned with herbs and spices or low-fat stir-fry sauce and served over whole grain pasta, beans, or rice
  • A raw salad that contains the aforementioned foods with Romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, ground salba seed and organic salad dressing, garlic, other herbs & spices

Low Carb Diabetes Super Snack Options:

  • Blueberries, pear or other whole fruit with a handful of walnuts/almonds
  • Carrot, celery, or other vegetables with low-fat hummus or guacamole
  • Cherry tomatoes stuffed with guacamole
  • Hard-boiled egg with celery sticks or spinach/veggie wrap
  • Avocado egg salad
  • Yogurt, whole fruit and nuts
  • Tomato slices and string cheese
  • Air-popped popcorn, with walnuts/almonds
  • Green fruit smoothie
  • Whole grain crackers with organic peanut butter or raw almond butter

Note:Refer to the bottom of this web page for Meal Planning Tips and other meal planning ideas.

ReverseType 2 Diabetes Management & Control: Steps 3 to 4

STEP 3: Begin exercising now that you're eating right. But start slowly -- if possible start by walking or moving other parts of your body to expend some physical energy for at least 20-30 minutes a day before you go to work, during lunch, or after dinner. 

STEP 4: Perform blood glucose testing to verify that my Super Meal Breakfast, Super Lunch and Super Dinner nutritional protocols are working for you. 

Record your blood glucose before each meal along with what you ate and any medications you took.

Note: Once you notice your blood glucose level coming down and staying down (in the normal range), you will reach Stage 2 of changing your body's biochemistry from diabetic to non-diabetic.

Now, that you know that my program works, you can contact us (or get the book) if you want to move to the next phase to reduce your drugs (Stage 3) and control your blood glucose without the need for any drugs (Stage 4). If you're not taking any drugs in Stage 1, then, you can move (jump) from Stage 1 to Stage 4.

Stages of Diabetes Reversal

From there, you can move to Stage 5 and Stage 6 to stabilize your blood glucose and possibly reverse your diabetes.

Note: A lot of diabetics are able to reach the point where they have lowered their blood glucose to the normal range. But, eventually, something happens (like a stressful event such as moving, divorce, loss of a job, a death in the family, etc.).

This stressful event gradually causes their blood glucose to start going back up until one day they require medication or they develop a major diabetic complication.

Don't let this happen to you ...

ReverseType 2 Diabetes Management with Diet: Steps 5 to 10

STEP 5a: At this point, if you want to go beyond lowering your blood sugar (Stages 2, 3) and keep it lowered without the need for drugs (Stage 4), then, you should go ahead and order my Death to Diabetes book (or expanded ebook) -- so that you can implement all 10 steps and all 6 stages of my program. 

By now, you have discovered that this diabetes wellness program works. And, the book will help to provide more detailed information about meal planning, the key super foods, how to exercise, blood glucose testing/analysis, detox, how to wean off the drugs, diabetes management, etc.

If you want to get aggressive with managing your diabetes, then, consider getting my Power of Juicing book or my 3-in-1 DTD Diabetes Cookbook. These books work hand-in-hand with the main diabetes book to help accelerate your body's cell repair processes and improve your diabetes.

This will eventually  enable you to safely detox, wean off the diabetic drugs, and determine the best supplements to take for controlling  your diabetes.

Otherwise, you will remain diabetic, be on diabetic drugs for the rest of your life, and have to face one or more major diabetic complications.

Now, if you're not motivated to want to beat this disease, you'e not alone. You see, high stress and your emotions affect your diabetes; and, your diabetes affects your emotions! To further complicate matters, food affects your emotions; and, your emotions affect your food choices! It's a complex, vicious cycle ...

So, don't let those dark emotional or the stress in your life hold you back.

STEP 5b: Develop your wellness plan. [Ref: Chapters 4, 14-16]

If you need guidance or help getting started with my program, contact our Diabetes Wellness Center (1-800-813-1927) and talk with an ex-diabetic who has actually been where you are! Learn how to re-program your body and your mind so that you can improve your health dramatically within 30 days!

Change is difficult, but we can help you overcome the 4 major barriers and adopt The 7 Habits of a Healthy Lifestyle.

Do you know the 4 major barriers? If not, how do you expect to beat this disease?

Do you know the 7 habits of a healthy lifestyle? If not, how do you expect to live a healthy life?

Are you concerned about the cost of the book or the ebook? Well, it's costing you a lot more to have your diabetes controlling your life! 

ReverseType 2 Diabetes Management with Diet: Steps 6 to 10

STEP 6: Perform cleansing/detox to remove the accumulated toxins and help the liver, kidneys, colon, and lymphatic system to function better; and, accelerate the body's repair process. [Ref: Chapters 9, 14]

STEPs 7-10: Address the following for nutritional supplementation, exercise, doctor visits, drug weaning, medications, emotional support, spirituality, and diabetic complications. [Ref: Chapters 8, 10-13, 15]

Most people with diabetes need some form of nutritional supplementation, but, it's important that the supplements are food-based and not synthetic.

Visit your doctor on a regular basis for blood tests and physical exams. And, don't forget to get a copy of your blood test results.

Use the program to safely wean off the insulin or other diabetic drugs; or, at least, reduce your dosage levels.

Having to deal with diabetes and all the changes can be overwhelming. But, there are many ways to dark emotions and cope with all the changes and the stress, including emotional support, stress reduction, spirituality, knowledge acquisition, and coaching/ counseling. 

"You don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going. Babies don't walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right." Jack Canfield

Learn how to handle stress to prevent yourself from making bad choices such as eating a big bowl of ice cream after breaking up with your partner or after having a rough day at work.

Use various copy mechanisms and strategies (e.g. meditation, prayer, hobby, etc.) to fight stress and certain negative emotions that are keeping you from living a better life, e.g. fear, anger, apathy, depression, anxiety, etc.

Find a local or online diabetes support group for emotional support. If you can't find a group, talk to some other diabetics in your community and start your own support group.

And, don't underestimate the importance of spirituality, God and your inner spirit! Use your spirituality by tapping into that Power to help change the negative talk-track in your head and inhibit the influences of the negative people around you. This will help to reduce the stress in your life and prevent depression.

Because of all the demands of managing diabetes and because high blood glucose levels can reduce your serotonin levels, this can possibly lead to a state of depression.

The good news is that many cases of depression can be treated with superior nutrition, spirituality, and tips on reducing the stress in your life.

Make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to help address any diabetic complications that you may have, e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, heart disease, etc. [Ref: Chapters 14, 15]

Note: There are 4 major reasons why we resist change: no time, laziness, fear, denial. Don't let these "excuses" stop you!

Note: If you are a health coach, dietitian,wellness consultant, diabetes educator, health advocate, or other healthcare professional, and you want to be an expert in diabetes care, then, go "beyond the book" and get the Health Coaching or Train-the-Trainer Training Program. It will increase your knowledge and expertise; and, allow you to help your clients while growing your business.

Next Steps to Manage and Reverse Your Diabetes

If you're ready to better manage your diabetes so that you can reverse it into remission, then, get our Death to Diabetes book.


If you just want to start with something like juicing, then, get our Power of Juicing book.

 

Here are some meal planning tips to help you get started with the program.

If you feel hungry after you start eating healthy meals, that's normal -- it takes a while for your stomach and brain get used to not feeling stuffed with "dead" processed foods and junk food that don't digest and just sit in your gut, making you feel full.

If you still feel hungry after a couple weeks, you can eat more frequently or add a little more vegetables to each meal, with a little more protein and plant oils. Also, if you eat more raw vegetables than steamed vegetables, that tends to be more filling.

Healthy foods that are filling include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, beans, organic whole eggs, baked chicken/turkey, and baked wild salmon; also, salads, omelets, smoothies, peanut butter, almond butter, sprouted grain bread, apples, and almonds.

And, don't forget that some diabetic drugs may cause cravings and will make you feel hungry!

Within 1-2 weeks, you should be able to reduce your diabetic medications, which tend to create cravings and make you hungry. [Ref: Chapter 7 (Pages 107-110) about cravings and how to prevent them].

Note: If you want to follow a vegan diet, replace animal protein with non-animal protein; and, add more beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, (some) organic whole grains, and other super foods to your meal plan.

Also, add meat substitutes (i.e. veggie burgers, black bean burgers, meatless “chicken nuggets”, “beef” crumbles, etc.) and organic soy products (i.e. soy milk, edamame, soy nuts, tofu, tempeh).

Note: If you are taking a blood thinner (such as Coumadin), you can still eat green vegetables as long as you eat a consistent amount on a daily basis. But, always consult with your physician before making any dietary changes.

Author's Note 1: There is a misunderstanding that people who take a blood thinner can't eat green vegetables because the Vitamin K in the vegetables counteracts the blood thinner.This is not true!

I was told to avoid green vegetables when I was on a blood thinner. But, I found out after doing some research that I could eat green vegetables as long as I did it on a consistent basis every day. I believe that if I had stopped eating the green vegetables, I would have remained diabetic and would have remained on insulin. In addition, more than likely, I would probably not be alive today.

Author's Note 2: My Death to Diabetes program is a wellness program, not a weight loss program. What I mean by that is my program focuses on how to improve your wellness and overall health, not on how to lose weight by eating less and feeling deprived.

When you eat healthy (to nourish your body), this is a different mindset; plus, when you eat the right way, your body will either lose weight (or gain weight) in order to achieve overall wellness.

Unfortunately, most diabetes programs focus strictly on weight loss instead of how to either prevent the disease or how to attack the disease and improve your body's overall health.

Even if you're only insulin-resistant or pre-diabetic, my Death to Diabetes program's nutritional protocol can still help you prevent your body from becoming a full-blown diabetic.

Also, because this is a wellness program, it can be modified to address other health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, chronic fatigue, hypoglycemia, gout, arthritis, lupus, sarcoidosis, autoimmunity, etc.

My DTD Nutritional Program and Super Meal Plate are customizable such that they can be modified to support various diets such as raw, vegan, vegetarian, etc. 

So, if you prefer animal meat, you can still follow our program by eating skinless and antibiotic-hormone-free meats.

And, if you prefer to avoid animal meat and follow a raw food diet plan, you can do so and still stick with our program by eating plant-based and non-animal-based proteins.

In addition, my Nutritional Program is very flexible and customizable so that you can adjust the macronutrient balance and percentages (based on your health goals) to gradually increase muscle mass, maintain your current weight, or lose weight (if you're overweight) as a byproduct of getting healthy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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