Forgive if this has been covered somewhere, but I can’t help myself.
I’m just going to say this and run with my head covered. I have come to believe that a very large number, though certainly not all, type 2 diabetics did it to themselves. I KNOW I did. This country especially is drowning in refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup. In the early nineties I was heavily into training and nutrition. I mean as hardcore as it is possible to get and I was the absolute textbook definition of perfect health.
I went from 160 and 24% bf to right around 200 and 6% in 2 years, BP was 110 over 70, SHR 68 and my blood profile could not have been improved upon. To make a really long story really short, I backslid tragically and for 13 years fell into very heavy drinking, blasphemous eating habits and no excercise whatsoever. I wound up in an emergency room half concious with my blood pressure 190 over 110 and blood glucose of 600.
They told me I probably wouldn’t see 50 if I didn’t seriously revise my living habits and , of course, get under a doctor’s care. That was 5 years ago. I ignored it and got even worse until one hung over morning looking at my 10 year old daughter’s disappointed and hurt face that “moment of clarity” descended from on high. That point where all the fog clears away and you see in stark relief what you’re doing to the people who love you, not to mention yourself.
That was March of this year. By the end of that month I had bought a bunch of home gym equipment, quit drinking altogether and began working out again along with a radically new nutrition outline drawn from my previous experience. To make another long story short (as if this wasn’t long enough =D ) I’ve lost 30 pounds and now 10 inches of my waistline and am actually looking somewhat in shape again. My blood pressure is normal and I don’t care what anybody tells me, MY DIABETES IS CURED!!!.
Yes cured. I have not had an abnormally high or low test in almost 2 months. The long and shory of this diatribe is, along with enormous amounts of research, my own experience has taught me that the North American diet/lifstyle is killing our population and especially the kids, but the good news is I am incurably convinced that many, MANY people could “fix” themselves without self serving, hypochondriactic doctors or becoming the walking pharmacies so many do.
I’m not in any way discounting legitimate maladies over which folks have no control or their legitimate treatments, but I know a huge segment of this society is trapped in propaganda and misinformation, not to mention sugar addiction and just plain laziness. I am no great person and if I can do it I can’t help, but believe many others can too. I’m now 42 BTW, I’m sure folks older than myself would need some other resources as well and some younger maybe too, but you get my point.