An article published on November 14, 2013 relayed a dire message: The Battle Against Diabetes is Being Lost. The article can be read by following this link:
Diane Kress, RD CDE, NY Time Bestselling author, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, diabetes advocate, diabetes expert, and person with diabetes seeks to relay another “more important” and very positive message to the people:
“There is a very inexpensive way to prevent and control type 2 diabetes. It will not generate billions of dollars for the pharmaceutical or medical industry, nor will it cost the government a single penny. It will put the control of diabetes into the hands of the people; where it belongs. It is available today, costs less than fifteen dollars, and can be obtained for free through your local library”.
Here is her response:
Type 2 Diabetes; an epidemic that is killing a person every 6 seconds. What has not reached nation wide notoriety is the news that there is a solution to control this disease…it is a solution that does not make money for the medical industry or the pharmaceutical industry. It costs less than 12.00 and it works.
Type 2 diabetes is the last stop on a metabolic train that has been malfunctioning for YEARS before the diagnosis. Most people with type 2 diabetes have had the disease for approximately 8 years before it is diagnosed and for about 10 years prior to their diagnosis, they could have had the opportunity to reverse the train.
About 10 years before a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, there are very clear warnings that they are on the road to diabetes. These warnings are in their fasting lab work. Right now, today, obtain a copy of your last fasting lab work, and compare your numbers to the following parameters. The values I am providing are NOT the values that you will see as target ranges on your lab copy. The ranges on your labs are there to diagnose a disease state…I’m going to show you how to know if you are on the diabetes train, not yet ready to be diagnosed, but at a place where lifestyle intervention can save your future health.
Blood glucose should be 90mg/dL or lower. If it’s higher, circle it!
Total cholesterol should be under 200mg/dL. If it’s higher, circle it!
LDL cholesterol should be under 100mg/dL. Higher gets a circle
HDL cholesterol should be over 45. Lower, circle it!
triglycerides should be under 100mg/dL. Higher gets a circle
Vitamin D should be over 45. Lower gets a circle
Hemoglobin A1C should be 5.7 or lower. Higher gets a circle.
If you have 4 or more circles, you are on the train for type 2 diabetes. You may not have pre diabetes yet (prediabetes is diagnosed when fasting blood glucose is 100-125mg/dL or hemoglobin A1C is 5.8-6.4). I assure you, if you don’t take appropriate lifestyle action, you will end up with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
How do you feel? Fatigued, depressed, irritable, cranky, have decreased focus and concentration, poor short term memory, decreased libido, crave carbohydrates, get tired after a meal, feel like you need a lift in the late morning , late afternoon, after dinner, blurry vision that comes and goes, and fat around your midsection. When you are on the train to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes, you feel pretty awful.
You most likely have family members who have had gestational diabetes, pre diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Your birth family may have members who are overweight, have weight around the middle, hypertension, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, breast/colon, prostate, or skin cancer.
If this is YOU….you need to take action. Your physician may not have mentioned anything because you are early on the train and may not be ready to be diagnosed. Why wait until you develop irreversible type 2 diabetes? When fasting blood sugar is 125mg/dL or lower and hemoglobin A1C is under 6.5….you can REVERSE the process.
The solution is in a paperback book that anyone can afford or can obtain from their library. Get a copy of either The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle by Diane Kress. This program was written for the 150 million Americans who are on the road to or have arrived at a diagnosis of diabetes. If you are following the program and have questions or need great support, join Diane Kress on http://www.miracle-ville.com. The author is a NY Times bestselling author, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diabetes Advocate, and person with type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Expert for Answers.com, she has worked directly with patients preventing and controlling diabetes for 32 years. She was named to Today’s Dietitian 2013 Top RD List. This week she was named to ShareCare’s Top 10 List of Diabetes Makers. Fifteen years and 6000 patients ago she threw away the traditional diabetes diet and developed the program that works.
The Diabetes Miracle program is a lifestyle. It does not require special foods or memberships. It is a book. One book. It contains the answer to:
blood sugar control
reversing pre diabetes
preventing type 2 diabetes
decreasing LDL cholesterol and triglycerides
increasing HDL cholesterol
increasing Vitamin D
There are thousands of people following the program and getting phenomenal results right now. For less than 25 cents a day, there is a support group at http://www.miracle-ville.com. Diane Kress personally answers your diabetes questions on that site. There are recipes, tips, discussions, forums, exclusive videos. This group is not necessary to follow the program, but it is available.
The Diabetes Miracle is available through online booksellers like Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, at your library. An autographed hardcover first edition can be obtained for only 9.95 at the following link:http://www.thediabetesmiracle.com/#/autographed-copy/4579055769
Don’t be scared by the headlines, feel defeated by the predictions, or accept that you are simply going to get diabetes. It is preventable. It is controllable. The Diabetes Miracle is the way.