Author Sidebar: Unfortunately, most doctors, dietitians and diabetes educators claim that Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that cannot be reversed.
As a result, most of the public also believes that Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that cannot be reversed.
As an engineer, I tended to side with the doctors because I believed that their claims were based on science.
So, when the doctors and the nurses in the hospital told me what I had to look forward to, I was desperate to learn everything I could to delay the inevitable.
But, it bothered me that given all of the advancements in medical science that there was nothing that I could do to stop the progression of my diabetes.
Luckily for me, my mother and my daughter came up to take care of me while I was on disability and unable to go to work. They did all of the grocery shopping and prepared all of my meals.
Although I never much cared for vegetables growing up, my mother prepared every meal with lots of green vegetables -- she called the vegetables "God's Food."
Because the doctors and nurses had convinced me of what the diabetes was going to do, I was pleasantly surprised when my blood glucose started to come down. In fact, my blood glucose came down so much that I had to reduce my insulin dosage before each meal from 10 units of Humalog (short-acting insulin) to 5 units.
Within 2 weeks, my Humalog dosage was down to 1 to 2 units. But, I still had to take 40 to 45 units of the Lantus (long-acting insulin) at night.
However, my endocrinologist said that I was going through a "honeymoon period" and that I would eventually have to increase my insulin dosage within a few weeks.
In the meantime, I had started to do some research and had discovered that there were clinical studies claiming that Type 2 diabetes was reversible! But, when I mentioned this to my endocrinologist, he just rolled his eyes and pooh-poohed the idea.
As a scientist and engineer, I had collected a lot of blood glucose data because I was testing my blood sugar 8 to 10 times a day. Even though I had all of this data, my endocrinologist disregarded the data and felt that I was measuring my blood sugar improperly! That's when I began to doubt my endocrinologist and the other doctors.
Within 3.5 months I had gradually weaned off all of the insulin -- both the short-acting insulin (Humalog) and the long-acting insulin (Lantus). But, again, my endocrinologist told me that I would be back on insulin within a month; then, it was 2 months, 3 months ...
When I went back to work, several co-workers were surprised that I had gotten off insulin. A couple of them told me that I had "reversed" my diabetes and that I should write a book about my experience. At the time, I didn't believe that writing a book made any sense because I was just one person -- one data point. As engineers, we know that you can't draw conclusions from one data point!
During this time, I was asked to share my story with a local church and a diabetic support group that was run by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
After a few months, the ADA asked me to return to speak to the support group one more time. I agreed, but when I arrived, the meeting had been moved from the conference room to an auditorium where there were more than 200 people!
I found out that the original group that I spoke to, had gone back and told their pastors and church leaders about my story. Also, some of them had taken notes and had been following my meal plan, even though I had told them that the meal plan was specific to me.
The ADA director introduced me and I shared my story about my coma and my experience with diabetes. Then, when someone asked me if I were going to write a book, I told them that it didn't make any sense to write a book based on a single data point (my personal experience with diabetes).
Then, one of the members from the diabetic support group stood up and said: "Well, you got two data points now!" She went on to explain that she had taken copious notes during my last visit and went grocery shopping the very next day. She said, within 3 weeks, her blood sugar had gotten below 100 for the first time in 5 years! And, within another few weeks, her doctor reduced her metformin and congratulated her when he took her off metformin 2 months later!
Then, an older gentleman in the back of the auditorium, stood up and said: "I don't know what a data point is, but, after eating all those Brussels sprouts and broccoli every day, my doctor just cut my insulin in half."
There was a lot of commotion and a lot of questions from other people in the audience. I began to realize that maybe my experience with diabetes was not unique to me and could be helpful to other diabetics.
So, with support from my mother, daughter, co-workers and various people in the community and in various churches, I relented and eventually wrote my first book, Death to Diabetes.
There are multiple risk factors associated with people developing Type 2 diabetes. Some of these risk factors you have no control over such as age, ethnicity and genetics.
However, there are many more risk factors that you do have control over such as eating habits, exercise habits, lifestyle, blood pressure and cholesterol.
As a result, you have a lot of control over whether you become diabetic or not. And, you have a lot of control over whether you remain diabetic or not.
Some of these root causes and biological processes include insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, excess oxidation, excess glycation, excess toxicity, nutrient deficiencies, cellular dehydration and cellular starvation.
Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?
Based on my experience and the feedback from many other diabetics, I would have to say: "Yes".
In addition, based on my research and various clinical studies, again, I would have to say: "Yes."
And, based on the feedback from several doctors about my book and from other doctors who now claim that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed, again, I would have to say: "Yes."
If you're into science, then, you can look at various sciences such as cell biology, diabetes pathophysiology, etiology, and epidemiology; and, realize that science actually supports the concept that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed.
If all of that isn't enough proof, then, you can try the first part of my program to ensure that the program will work for you.
How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
Given that there are multiple root causes and biological processes that fuel Type 2 diabetes, then, it should follow that you need multiple therapies or modalities to fight this disease and reverse it.
Some of those therapies include nutrition, juicing, exercise, detox, drug weaning, supplementation, and spirituality.
So, the keys to reversing Type 2 diabetes include the following alternative therapies:
- Nutrition: Eat the right ("live") foods, e.g. vegetables, some fruits, legumes, plant oils, nuts and seeds, filtered water, etc.
- Nutrition: Avoid eating the wrong ("dead") foods, e.g. sugar, flour, gluten, grains, animal meat, processed foods, soda, fast foods, etc.
- Juicing: Use raw juicing.
- Detox: Perform periodic detoxes.
- Nutritional Meal Design: Conduct day-to-day meal planning.
- Testing: Perform blood glucose testing.
- Drug Weaning: Use drug weaning procedures and practices to wean off the drugs.
- Exercise: Perform exercise consistently.
- Supplementation: Use wholefood supplementation.
- Coaching: Obtain coaching and guidance from a qualified health coach, naturopathic doctor, etc.
- Motivational/Spirituality: Obtain support and tap into your inner spirit.
For more detail about these therapies and how to reverse Type 2 diabetes, refer to the Death to Diabetes Wellness Program.
Information about the Death to Diabetes Book
Type of Book: Paperback
Size of Book: 400 6" x 9" pages, 17 chapters
Version of Book: 4.0, 2012
Author: DeWayne McCulley
Retail Price of Book: $24.95
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