I get comments and anxious warnings from folks who read part of my blog and who have a year or two or less experience with diabetes, be it first hand or second (e.g., "my grandpa had it").
This does not upset me or injure my pride but it points out the need to recommend that one read my entire blog and not just skim through to get the gist.
If you got the gist, you would know that:
-I've been at this for 14 years (again, not proud, just trying to enlighten) and I know all the diabetes foundation information, cautions, etc.
-Yes, I test my blood sugar
-Yes, it is extremely rare that my sugar goes above 120 without me being able to distinctively feel it and know about it - without testing
-When my sugar goes above 120-140 I totally feel like crap; I generally keep it below that
-I am not dieting, not hungry, not weak; I am a happy camper - especially when ultra and not using insulin
-It's not about controlling blood sugar level, but giving the body adequate nutrition exclusively to allow diabetes to regress, be it Type I or II.
Most people who've had it as long as me have given up tight control and are in trouble, so why be concerned about me, a guy who is under control and enjoying good health because of it? My doctor stated that he had 100's of diabetes patients and that I was the only one who did what he was supposed to. My friends who have it are a testament to this. Again, am I boasting? No, because I do not look down on them. I KNOW HOW TOUGH IT IS. IT TOOK ME YEARS BUT AS TIME GOES ON, IT GETS EASIER FOR ME. I am not boasting, I am sending out a message. A wake-up call.
Similar to the way mainstream medical literature 20 years ago stated cartilage in humans could not regenerate, but now the same states that it can, mainstream medical thought today is that there is no cure as yet for Type I diabetes - only because mainstream medical data comes from us the people and virtually none of us have tried getting totally away from the American food scam.
It's hard for virtually all of us to think about eating for any extended length of time the way I prescribe here. It's unthinkable. But weigh that thought against the cancer, arthritis and diabetes epidemic (explosion) in this country occurring today, and then some of you will begin to see that thinking about it may be the right thing.
If you don't know what explosion I'm talking about, here's some light on it: Up until 16 years ago, I knew no one personally who had any kind of diabetes. Now it seems like everyone is getting it. I cannot count the people I know personally with it. I run into them everywhere, and they are getting it at a younger age as time goes on. Yet no one seems concerned. Are they afraid to acknowledge there is something very wrong and an explosion is happening because it means they will have to consider eating like me? Or even a little more like me?
When you do think about it, ask this: "Do I want to give up all the familiar favorites and habits for something different yet more enjoyable and on top of that, feel super all the time until I die?" You may answer yes, but then the trick and the kicker is to be able to remember WHY when those you spend time with are sitting there eating one of your old favorites. You don't always have it all clear in your mind, and those old imprinted impulses are powerful when triggered. So you try and fail, try and fail, until you begin to get the hang of it through repetition - enough that you begin to realize and remember even during the impulses the worth over the cost of feeling super.
2 big keys to feeling super: 1-nutrify 2-don't overeat - ever.
And as this blog started out to explain, the simpler the food, the easier 1 & 2 are to do.