Attention Type 2 Diabetics: High Blood Sugar Got You Down?
Unless you’re new to or just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes you know full well that even with medications this condition is extremely hard to control as evidenced with volatile blood sugar levels. We now know, focusing in on food low on the glycemic index and glycemic load scales is rarely effective in keeping those glucose levels down. There’s several reason for that.
Maybe you have concluded, like I have, that invariably your dosage requirements seem to just increase over time; meaning your type 2 diabetes is getting worse. This is a sign that you’re not attacking your diabetes at the root level. Medications only address high blood sugar but they don’t address the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes: insulin resistance. Standard treatments are designed this way.
On the other hand, maybe you are one of those people that achieve great A1c levels; normal even. Yet, you find yourself experiencing wild blood sugar swings affecting your body’s response and making you reach for the nearest snack, good or bad.
I know from experience this is a perfect example of a self-perpetuating vicious cycle: extreme blood sugar lows (hypoglycemia) followed by extreme sugar highs (hyperglycemia). There’s something definitely wrong with that roller coaster.
You may be one of those people that not only tries but also actually follow doctor’s orders. You did what you were instructed and visited the registered dietitian or diabetes educator.
You jump online in search of the best dietary advice you can find only to end up with your head spinning at the vast amounts of information available, most of it conflicting. In my opinion, the worst part of this is diabetic diets are actually more appropriate for non-diabetics than it is for us. Bold statement I know but I stand by it!
Having tried one dietary approach after another, eventually, you find yourself at square one feeling deflated and defeated.
No matter the specific situation, the end result is usually the same. You continue on going through the motions that a type 2 diabetes diagnosis requires; trying to keep your blood sugar down.
At best, you have moderate levels of success. At worst, you’re dealing with whatever symptoms diabetes has given you on a daily basis hoping things don’t get worse.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I’VE EXPERIENCED ALL OF THOSE THINGS AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.
WE ARE A PART OF THE 387 MILLION DIAGNOSED DIABETICS WORLDWIDE ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETES FEDERATION.
THAT ASTONISHING NUMBER IS JUST THE ONES THEY KNOW OF.
Is it genetics? Is there something in the air or water supply? Or is it solely our modern diets?
Whatever the case may be friend, IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!
You didn’t wake up one morning and deliberately become diabetic. This is not something anyone desires. The last thing anyone wants are the various life-altering complications this disease is capable of bringing into your life.
How type 2 diabetes develops is a multi-factor synergy that culminates into the various compounding complications that accelerate our demise. You know as well as I do the implication of that statement. Not that this happens overnight as it can take decades to emerge or at least it used to.
The sad thing is that it no longer takes several decades to happen. My teenage daughter Angie (pictured) developed type 2 diabetes at age 14. She is only one of an alarming number of cases in this age group that is growing every year.
IS THE TYPICAL OUTCOME DIABETICS EXPERIENCE HAVE TO BE YOURS? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
But it can be if you continue doing things the same way you’ve always have. I mean let’s face it, you’re here looking for a change. Presumably, you’re not happy with your current situation or at the very least you want to improve it. You’ve had enough of the status quo.
By now, maybe you’re wondering what I’m driving at. Why am I here sharing with you today? Why should you continue reading?
Well, what I have learned through 10 years of on and off (mostly on) research, self-experimentation and the piecing together of a huge information puzzle is that what we’re told to consume in our diets is exactly what is keeping our blood glucose levels elevated. Never mind how we got to a diabetes status.
Once we have it, it’s here to stay. So let’s stay focused on what we CAN do about it. And there is A LOT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT!
The main reason the standard diabetes treatment protocol calls for and allows for too much of a specific macronutrient that raises blood glucose levels is because that same protocol…
PRESCRIBES MEDICATIONS TO LOWER IT BACK DOWN
But apparently that’s ok, right? It works. Well, at best it works for a limited amount of time. I’ve lived that statement and if I were a betting man (I’m not), you’ve had a similar experience. Obviously, I don’t know if you see that it is a scenario that keeps us locked in. The key to that lock is held by the medical industry and the pharmaceutical companies that have a strong influence on it.
We are trapped in the constant back and forth between eating incorrectly and the medications to counter balance the effects. Rinse and repeat every day for the rest of your life. Yes, the status quo.
I can go on and on about this aspect of type 2 diabetes treatment but the point is that I’ve learned that this is not effective to say the least.
Look at it this way; it’s like addressing a leaky roof day in and day out by putting a bucket underneath the leak, letting it fill up and emptying it. You then go on to repeat this until it stops leaking except it never does. What you should be doing is patching the darn roof. RIGHT? STOP THE LEAK AT THE SOURCE!
IT’S THE SAME WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES; KEEP EATING WRONG AND YOU WILL NEVER STOP THE INFLUX OF EXCESSIVE BLOOD GLUCOSE OBTAINED IN YOUR DIET
I have figured out that to really lower blood glucose levels you have to manipulate your macronutrients a certain way. Doing this minimizes the introduction of unnecessary blood sugar. And let me assure you, if you get nothing else from this, it’s not how the standard medical treatment protocols instruct you how to eat.
To put this into perspective, I am able to get into normal blood sugar levels without the use of medications which I haven’t been on for over 4 years, I’m proud to say!
I’ve been amassing daily logs for years where I track blood glucose levels, meals and exercise, all components of my research and self-experimentation.
Here’s an outcome from the early days around the holiday season, which is usually a tough time for me. Remember, no medications!
I went from a 303 to 116 mg/dl (17-6.4 mmol/L) in 13 days!
As I look back on the logs from that time, I can admit to you I could’ve made better choices. But I’ll take it nonetheless. Now here’s a more recent outcome from around the time I really started to understand what worked and what didn’t.
I WENT FROM 345 to 109 mg/dl (19 – 6 mmol/L) in 8 DAYS
CAN YOU ACHIEVE SIMILAR NUMBERS? ABSOLUTELY!
HOW? ROCKET SCIENCE? NOPE!
BY MANIPULATING YOUR MACRONUTRIENT INTAKE CORRECTLY AND USING THE 5 Rs OF TYPE 2 DIABETES REVERSAL AS A GUIDE
You see, what is astounding is the incorrect ratio of macronutrients that standard diabetes diets call for. That ratio is completely upside down and just plain WRONG! If your glucose levels are too high regardless of whether you’re on medications or not then your macronutrient ratios are off.
I don’t refer to just any ratio that fits everyone on the planet. To make it fit for everyone is detrimental to us which is exactly the current problem. No, it’s a macronutrient ratio that is correct and effective specifically for diabetics. After all, remember there are 387 million of us. That means there are just over 7 billion people who are not diabetic.
Why would you eat like they can? You can but you shouldn’t. They’re NOT diabetic! You are! You’re different!
It’s as simple as that. It’s all in the macronutrients. If what we’re taught as diabetics was correct, we wouldn’t be growing in numbers and at younger ages at such an alarming rate.
Did you know? According to the International Diabetes Federation, of the 387 million worldwide diabetics 5 million of them were diagnosed in 2014 alone!
If that’s not an epidemic then I don’t know what is. Oh! Again, those are just the ones they know about.
Back to you…
Imagine getting rid of the pain, prickly and burning sensations from your extremities. I don’t have to imagine; I live it. I already have neuropathic symptoms in my lower legs and feet that disappear when I have my blood sugar in normal range. Sure, those symptoms can reappear but for me it ONLY happens when I get sloppy with my food choices over a few days.
Imagine not being lethargic after meals. Imagine having an improved attitude and outlook. Yes, those things are affected by diabetes. You know that.
Did you know high blood sugars also cause brain fog? Yes it does. If you’re diabetic, you know this as well as I do. Just think about how it would feel to improve that; to get some mental clarity. Yes, it certainly improves. I should know; I live it.
Tired of the constant voracious hunger? Always thinking about the next meal even though you just ate but you know you’ll be hungry in no time? Tell me about it! Been there done that!
Imagine not wanting to eat as much. Imagine forgetting to eat at times. Imagine being satisfied with smaller portions. Imagine seeing the results of all that on your glucose meter. Yup…
Before I explain any further, allow me to give you a quick background about me so you understand where I’m coming from. After all, if I were on the other end of this, I’d want to know what qualifies you to tell me how to finally take real control of my type 2 diabetes.
My name is Jose Bucio. I’m 43 years old as of this writing and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2000. Looking back I realize I had the symptoms for at least 5 years prior to then. So I’ve concluded that I’m a 20-year veteran of this metabolic disorder at this time. I’m not even counting the years I was walking around pre-diabetic. I have no clue how long that stage lasted or when it even began. Unfortunately, it’s the same for every type 2 diabetic.
I come from a long line of diabetics and can count on an assortment of grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and their offspring as fellow diabetics, particularly type 2. Last but not least my father and teenage daughter as I already mentioned are one of us.
In the case of my father, I have to correct myself and state he was a diabetic because he is no longer with us. He passed away in 2006 from the typical and typically long list of type 2 diabetes related complications.
I developed a passion for technology at an early age. In the early 1980s my parents bought me a Commodore Vic20 computer. My parents were immigrants of very modest means, so this was a huge deal. Back then; magazines had BASIC (a computer language) programs listed in the back pages. I’d sit for hours behind a black and white TV typing away at Vic to see what those programs did. BUT there was one BIG problem.
My parents couldn’t afford to buy me the required cassette deck to save my progress. Without it, the frigging computer was close to useless. Nonetheless, I would type as much as I could in one sitting and along the way test the code to see the output as well as to figure out how it worked. I learned a LOT!
BUT WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES YOU SAY?
From that humble beginning along with formal education, I learned to think, research, focus, troubleshoot, dissect, reverse engineer, think big picture, and resolve problems. It led to my 20-year career in Information Technology doing much the same thing. These are all skills and qualities that allowed me to face type 2 diabetes and methodically break it down when the timing was right? What do I mean by timing?
I refer to my father’s death. This very painful experience is what catapulted me into action. By then, I was already diabetic for 11 years and on 3 daily insulin shots for about 6 years. And quite frankly, up until this time I was not all that concerned with my diabetes. I was too busy with my drinking and social life. I wasn’t motivated to change. But change I eventually did.
Fast forward to today. Through years of thinking, researching, focusing, troubleshooting, dissecting, reverse engineering, thinking big picture, and resolving problems I finally figured out that if your high blood sugars are elevated consistently, your macronutrient ratios are wrong. You’re eating too much of blood sugar raising foods. Of course, there is a lot more to type 2 diabetes but it starts and ends with macronutrients. This newfound knowledge led to…
CONQUER DIABETES – THE 5 Rs of TYPE 2 DIABETES REVERSAL…
It’s a simple 5-step template or framework that I created to teach any type 2 diabetic how to lower their blood sugar to normal levels and stay there provided you follow the 5 Rs and correct your macronutrient intake. What will this do for you?
- Your insulin sensitivity progressively increases
- Sleep better
- Increase mental clarity
- Reduce the risk of diabetes complications
- Burn stored fat for energy
- Lower your hemoglobin A1c levels
- Improves the dawn phenomenon effect (high early morning blood sugars)
- Regain much needed energy
- Improve neuropathy
- Increased blood flow ( helps libido 😉 )
- And much more…
That’s an impressive list isn’t? You’d be surprised at how fast these changes begin to take hold when you change what you’re eating. But I don’t want you to take my word for it.
I want to draw your attention to a particular 2004 Diabetes Journal research paper: Five Stages of Evolving B-Cell Dysfunction During Progression to Diabetes. Researchers studied characteristics of pancreatic beta cell insulin production along the path of progression of type 2 diabetes.
They describe how those changes look like but most importantly, they concluded there are clearly defined stages along that progression; five stages to be exact. Not only that, they state that you can in fact move back and forth between these stages.
There’s a lot more that needs to be said on this subject but the point with me bringing this study to your attention is that there is documented proof you can reverse symptoms of type 2 diabetes. I delve into that study in the ebook. How far and how fast you can implement these changes is completely dependent on you…
AS LONG AS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT INFORMATION
Here’s some of what you will learn in:
Conquer Diabetes – The 5 Rs of Type 2 Diabetes:
- A breakdown of the 2004 Diabetes Journal research paper: Five Stages of Evolving B-Cell Dysfunction During Progression to Diabetes. This is the study I referenced earlier that concluded you can go back to earlier phases of your progression to type 2 diabetes. Link provided.
- How all type 2 diabetes complications arise from inflammation and AGEs, Advanced Glycation End-Products. This happens as a result of chronically elevated levels of glucose.
- Learn what is the true essence and source of type 2 diabetes development. It’s not high blood sugar, which is only symptom.
- How the resistance of the hormone leptin, which controls our hunger, also plays a role in type 2 diabetes.
- Discover how not only are we resistant to insulin for energy production but that same issue affects how we accumulate fat stores and eventually even that biological function becomes impaired as well because it is also insulin that drives it.
- When you follow the 5 Rs, in short time your body will be primed to burn both glucose and fat stores when appropriate. As type 2 diabetics, this is not currently taking place for us.
- Learn why type 2 diabetes medications including insulin treatment DO NOT and CAN NOT truly address much less fix the source of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance.
- Learn what other biological hormones pay a role in us being sick and what to do about it.
- Read about my teenage daughter’s type 2 diabetes diagnosis and how she went from insulin shots to an oral medication within a year while following the 5 Rs of Type 2 Diabetes Reversal.
- View some of my personal daily logs so you can get an idea of what working the 5 Rs is like.
- Learn which types of reportedly “healthy” foods are harmful to us and create unnecessary glycemic loads and should be removed.
- Replacing those foods with the right ones is absolutely critical. This is 80% of your positive results GUARANTEED!
- Find out why resistance exercise improves insulin sensitivity.
- Why it is important to supplement with antioxidants.
- You’ll find a list of off the shelf supplements that directly contribute to energy creation in our bodies and contribute to converting our food to energy. I provide links to studies that prove they help type 2 diabetics.
- Learn which minerals we, as type 2s are severely deficient in and should be remedied.
- I define and demonstrate how after time you do begin to restore insulin sensitivity. It only gets better with time.
- Learn how restoring insulin sensitivity is more than just having low blood sugar. It’s about your body’s reaction after you eat.
- You also get a concise list of great books, blogs and websites for dietary resources where you can find loads of free 5 R compliant recipes.
- I provide a cheat sheet of the 5 Rs meant to guide you as a sort of quick start guide.
- PLUS 2 NEW SURPRISE BONUSES AT THE END OF THE BOOK I JUST ADDED in 2020