In 2015 I was diagnosed with prediabetes.
My initial reaction was one of shock. I thought the doctor had given me a life sentence of taking pills and insulin injections.
I have to tell you for the next week or so I was beside myself. I thought I was healthy and eating and doing the right things.
I decided to figure out what I had been doing wrong. I started reading everything I could find about diabetes and prediabetes.
My doctor was no help. He just wanted to write me prescriptions for drugs I didn't want to take. I wasn't interested in becoming the slave of a drug company.
Finally, on July 1, 2016 I started making changes in my life. (Yes, I really do remember that day!)
I’m no longer prediabetic. In just one month I dropped my HbA1C from 6.4 down to 5.7.
I'm fitter and healthier than I’ve been since my early 20s when I was discharged from the Marines.
I decided that diabetes wasn’t going to win. I set about studying everything I could about diabetes. I read websites, books, and scientific papers.
I looked for common threads in their stories.
I learned to control my prediabetes and actually beat it.
I'm convinced that what I did to beat prediabetes will work for almost anyone who is suffering from diabetes or prediabetes.
We’ll be looking at the causes of type 2 diabetes and the things that affect it.
With knowledge and perseverance and a little patience you can start to control your diabetes and not have it control you.
I didn't know it at the time, but on July 1st I became a Diabetes Rebel.
What about you? I don’t want to sound harsh but you only have 2 choices.
Let diabetes control you or you control diabetes.
Down one path lurks severe medical problems such as blindness and amputations. Down the other is a normal lifestyle and freedom from diabetes.
That’s a choice you need to make.
What’s it to be?
Take your time. ... I'll wait . . .
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