The 7 Mistakes That Diabetics Make

Diabetes doesn’t kill you (directly) — it rots out your body from the inside out one organ at a time. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening! All of this is preventable! Don’t think it’s not going to happen to you — it will happen to you. That’s the way the disease works. Unless you do something. and, do it now – start with the diabetes breakthrough program

The Diabetes Breakthrough Program

Just imagine your life without diabetes. I developed this diabetes breakthrough program based on my experience with diabetes and my research into the science of diabetes, cell biology and nutritional science — so that you can truly imagine and achieve a life without diabetes and drugs. My doctors told me that it would be impossible for me to recover and wean myself off insulin. Needless to say, they were shocked when I weaned myself off insulin and the other drugs within 4 months.

During my research, I came across hundreds of diabetes-related clinical studies and references, which substantiate that you can reverse your diabetes and get off the drugs.

These clinical references and studies helped to verify that my program would work for Type 2 diabetics.

But, will this program work for you? Food for Thought:

Does it make sense to continue spending hundreds of dollars for drugs that will lead to spending thousands of dollars for surgeries and more drugs when there are better options?

Will This Program Help Me? The most important question that you need answered is whether this diabetes program will actually help you with your diabetes.

I remember all of the confusion, anxiety and anger that I felt, because none of the authors or their websites would answer my questions or return my phone calls. And, if they did return my phone calls or answer my emails, they were very vague and very pushy, telling me to buy their book because it would answer all my questions. Well, I don’t want you or anyone else to have to go through any of that. So, just follow the  steps (listed below) to verify that my program will work for you. Once you’ve done this, then, you will feel more confident in purchasing my diabetes breakthrough program ebook so that you can implement the remaining steps of my program. Remember: There’s more to defeating your diabetes and getting off the drugs than just changing your.

The 7 Most Common Mistakes

Based on my research and my personal experience working with diabetics, I discovered that most diabetics make the same mistakes! The following is a list of the seven most common mistakes, primarily due to an unfounded belief in myth and misinformation. Following each mistake are the corrective actions that you need to take to overcome that mistake.

1. LACK OF THE RIGHT KNOWLEDGE

 Many of us believe that we have the right information about diabetes and how to treat it. In fact, some of us will defend what we know about diabetes even though our health is not improving. For example, we rely on drugs to “control” our blood sugar because we’ve been told that diabetes is a blood sugar disease that needs to be controlled. However, we are unaware that controlling the symptoms alone does very little to stop the progression of the disease. As a result, the disease continues to (silently) progress, breaking down our bodies. You assume the following:

  • Your doctor knows what he/she is doing to help you control your diabetes.
  • The disease is under control because you feel fine and don’t exhibit any of the symptoms associated with diabetic complications, e.g. leg/foot pain, poor vision, weight gain.
  • The drugs must be working, because your blood sugar has come down. As a result, you fail to take any action, until one day, you start to exhibit more symptoms or your doctor gives you more drugs. After several years, you find that you are taking more drugs to try to control your diabetes.

In fact, you are probably taking 2 or 3 medications: one for the diabetes, another for high blood pressure and possibly another for high cholesterol. In addition, if you’re like most people, you’re probably eating oatmeal for breakfast because you’ve been told that oatmeal is good for you. If you’re not eating oatmeal, then, you’re probably eating some other grain such as cereal, grits or a piece of toast. Other so-called healthy breakfast foods include fruit or a glass of orange juice, or, maybe some yogurt.

HOW TO OVERCOME MISTAKE 1

Counter-measure: Knowledge is power, so do your own research — find out what you can about diabetes and proper nutrition. The fact that you’re reading this document is a good thing because you realize that what you know and what you’ve been told about diabetes and nutrition may not be true.

Consequently, educate yourself by researching and reading as many different books and reputable websites as possible. Learn as much as you can about how this disease really works – understand that the disease is more than just “controlling your blood sugar”! Controlling your blood sugar is a short-term solution to a long-term problem! Try as many approaches as these article and your healthcare professionals have to offer. In the meantime, stop eating your grain-based breakfast and try our vegetable-based breakfast instead.

Why? Because grains tend to fuel your diabetes, while plant-based foods such as (green) vegetables tend to not fuel your diabetes. Yeah, I know this sounds crazy, but, if you check your blood sugar 2 hours after eating oatmeal, you see that your blood sugar has spiked. But, if you eat vegetables instead, you’ll notice that your blood sugar has not spiked.

Diabetes Breakthrough  Breakfast: Here is the sample breakfast from our program.

CARB: 1½ cups steamed broccoli (or 2 cups spinach) — be careful not to overcook. The broccoli should still be firm and bright green in color. If the broccoli is limp or a dingy-green color, then, you overcooked it.

PROTEIN: 1-2 Omega-3 organic egg or 3 oz. canned wild salmon. Similarly, don’t overcook the eggs. If the eggs are hard and dry, then, you cooked them too long. The canned wild salmon doesn’t need to be cooked — you can eat it right out of the can.

FAT: 1½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or extra virgin coconut oil (Add the oil on top of the vegetables after steaming the vegetables — don’t heat the oil!)

BEVERAGE (LIQUID): 16-24 oz. filtered water (avoid tap water) Optional: 1 cup (8 oz.) raw vegetable juice

Tip #1: If you don’t like the taste of vegetables, add some onions, garlic, yellow/orange bell peppers, cayenne pepper or other herbs/spices.

Tip #2: Add 1-2 scoops of super greens powder (e.g. chlorella/spirulina, wheat grass) to a glass of filtered water, raw juice or low-sodium V-8 juice. Drink the juice 30 minutes before your meal.

Tip #3: If you don’t have a steamer, then, try an omelet. But, again, be careful not to overcook the eggs or the vegetables. If possible, follow a similar meal protocol for your snack, lunch and dinner. Here are sample meals for snack, lunch and dinner, taken from our program:

DBP SUPER SNACK: A small apple (or other whole fruit) A handful of walnuts/almonds A glass of filtered water Optional: Add 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina to a glass of water

Tip: Never eat fruit by itself because it will spike your blood sugar. Eating the nuts will provide protein, fiber and Omega-3 fats, which will offset the carbs and sugar in the fruit.

DBP SUPER LUNCH: A small salad (with Romaine lettuce, baby spinach, sprouts, onion, garlic, celery, cucumber, tomato, tuna, boiled egg, olive oil, apple cider vinegar) Or, a bean salad, or bean soup Or, a turkey sandwich on sprouted grain bread with Romaine lettuce, tomato, celery, boiled egg, mustard (or lite mayo) A glass of filtered water (with 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina)

DBP SUPER DINNER: 1 cup steamed Brussels sprouts and 2 cups steamed broccoli/spinach 5 oz. baked skinless chicken breast 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 16-24 oz. filtered water (with 1-2 tsp. chlorella/spirulina) 1 cup raw vegetable juice Optional

Dinner: A raw salad that contains the aforementioned foods with Romaine lettuce, ground salba seed and organic salad dressing, garlic, other herbs & spices. EXERCISE: If possible, try to exercise by walking for 30 minutes 4 to 5 times a week

WHAT YOU’LL NOTICE IN 7-10 DAYS:

Within 7-10 days, you should notice a couple things. One, you’ll actually feel better. Two, and more importantly, you should notice that your blood sugar is lower!

WHAT HAPPENED? The vegetables, in particular, helped to reduce the insulin resistance, toxins and cellular inflammation in your body. As a result, this helped to lower your blood sugar.

WHTAT TO DO NEXT: Note: You just completed the first step of the DBP Wellness Program! Now that you know our program works, you should go ahead and get the DBP ebook so that you can get more recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and implement the remaining  steps of the program.

Diabetes Scams!

There are hundreds if not thousands of diabetes scams out there! If you have been victimized by diabetes scams, you’re not alone. There are 3 reasons why diabetics are susceptible to these scams:

  • Most diabetics lack the knowledge about what diabetes really is — it’s more than a blood sugar disease! Diabetes lifestyle newsletter will give you the knowledge and the power to improve your diabetes and prevent you from being scammed in the future.
  • Most diabetics were unsuccessful when they changed their diet and exercise. They were unaware that they were still eating the wrong so called healthy foods, and that they were exercising improperly. As a result, they became discouraged and anxious to buy any so-called “cure”.
  • Most diabetics believe that there is a magic pill out there that will help them “cure” their diabetes. This is just not true. Once you subscribe to diabetes lifestyle newsletter, you will understand the science behind Type 2 diabetes and why a pill cannot beat this disease. At the same time, you will learn the strengths and weaknesses of this disease, and how to defeat the disease by focusing on its weaknesses.

Note: Most of us believe the diabetic pills are working because our blood glucose level comes down and returns to normal. But, the pills do nothing to stop the progression of the diabetes and its rotting of your blood vessels, tissues and organs. Type 2 diabetes is a disease of cellular inflammation, excess oxidation, excess toxicity, and biochemical imbalances. The pills do nothing to stop the inflammation, oxidation, toxic buildup and biochemical imbalances – that’s why diabetic’s health gets worse!

2. PROCRASTINATION and DENIAL

Stop procrastinating:

Don’t make the second biggest mistake that most diabetics make – don’t wait until your doctor tells you that they have to cut off your toes or your leg, or your eyesight is failing and you need surgery, or your kidneys are failing and you need kidney dialysis. Don’t become one of the many diabetics that I’ve met that wished they had not waited so long.

Don’t continue to live in denial:

Some diabetics live in denial and believe that the disease will go away somehow, or that the disease is not progressing because you don’t feel any discomfort. You don’t believe that you will end up with kidney failure, amputation, blindness, heart attack or stroke – – despite the overwhelming statistics that show that more than 4 out of every 5 diabetics develop one or more of these complications:

Other diabetics are too stubborn to change their eating habits or lifestyle because they love to eat their favorite foods. No one has taught them how to transform their favorite foods into healthier foods so that they do not feel deprived or depressed because they miss their favorite food.

HOW TO OVERCOME MISTAKE 2

Counter-measure: Take action — do something now – don’t wait! I promise: you won’t regret it.

Do not believe that the disease is going to magically go away. And, don’t believe that because you feel okay that nothing bad is happening inside your body! That is why this disease is reaching epidemic levels in this country and around the world – most diabetics think they have time because they feel okay. Don’t become a victim and fall into this trap! But, to better understand this disease, subscribe to our newsletter. Discuss your fears and concerns with your partner, or your doctor or other healthcare professional.  Talk to a family member or a friend, or join a local support group. Educate yourself about the disease.

3. BELIEF IN DOCTORS AND DRUG

 Belief in the Drugs: This is the third biggest mistake that most diabetics make – a strong reliance and belief in your doctors and the drugs. Don’t believe that the drugs are really helping. Instead, the drugs are masking the disease by covering up the symptoms, while the diabetes continues to progress and rot out the inside of your body!

Don’t wait until your doctor tells you that they have to cut off your toes or your leg, or your eyesight is failing and you need surgery, or your kidneys are failing and you need kidney dialysis. Don’t become one of the many diabetics that I’ve met that wished they had not waited so long. Reliance and belief in drugs: Most diabetics rely on the drugs to control their blood glucose instead of making the nutritional and lifestyle changes to help the body heal itself. Because you don’t feel any discomfort, you believe that the drugs are working and the diabetes is not doing any damage to your liver, kidneys, eyes, feet, heart or other organs.

HOW TO OVERCOME MISTAKE 3

Counter-measure: Begin following the Super Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. These super foods will help to reduce the need for the drugs, which beget more drugs and toxic side effects that further deteriorate your body’s health. Once you start taking drugs to compensate for poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle, you start down a very slippery slope that gradually leads to more drugs and poorer health. If you still believe that the drugs are safe, visit one of the pharmaceutical websites and read the list of side effects for the drug(s) you’re taking!

Question: Have you ever noticed that when people start taking drugs, they usually end up taking more drugs after 3-5 years? You never see anyone go from taking 3 drugs to taking 1 drug – it just doesn’t work that way

Your healthcare insurance may be covering you for now, but based on the recent trends, healthcare coverage will decrease and premium payments will increase.

Type 1s should also be wary of the drugs. Doctors tell Type 1s that they can eat whatever they want as long as they take enough insulin, which is not a good idea.

4. OVER-FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS

A Weight loss focus: This is the 4th biggest mistake made not only by diabetics, but also by the doctors and dietitians. Some diabetics focus on trying to lose weight instead of trying to get healthy. Focusing on losing weight may work in the short term but because this may drive bad eating habits, it is a temporary fix that eventually leads to more weight gain. The good news is that you lose weight, but, the bad news is that you’re still diabetic!

HOW TO OVERCOME MISTAKE 4

A Counter-measure: Focus on getting healthy by following the DBP Super Meal Model for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This will control your blood glucose and insulin levels and improve the health of your (damaged) cells. Once you improve the health of your cells and get your blood glucose and insulin levels under control, there is no longer the excess insulin production that increases the production of fat cells and inhibits fat metabolism.

As a result, the weight loss will occur naturally and permanently, as the body is able to burn fat as fuel. Increase your blood glucose testing to properly evaluate the current state of your health. If you haven’t had a physical in more than two years, obtain a physical from your doctor.  Also, ensure that you ask your doctor the 3 most important questions about your health – before you start taking any drugs. But, if you’re already taking the drugs, you should still ask the questions. This will help you to establish a baseline of your health so that you can measure and track your progress – to ensure your health is actually improving!

5. Poor Nutrition:

Breakfast/Other Meals: Many diabetics either don’t eat breakfast or they eat a grain-based breakfast, e.g. cereal, grits, oatmeal, toast, bagel, fruit – sound familiar? In addition, most diabetics eat a refined carbohydrate-loaded, fiber-and-nutrient-deficient dinner. Over-focus on avoiding carbohydrates:

Many diabetics try to avoid eating carbohydrates to “force” their blood sugar level lower. Diabetics mistakenly believe that all carbohydrates are bad. But, that’s not true! Some carbohydrates actually help to repair and heal your body!

HOW TO OVERCOME MISTAKE 5

Counter-measure: Eat a green, leafy vegetable-based breakfast, e.g. 2 cups of steamed spinach (or 1½ cups broccoli) topped with 1½ tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil, 3 ounces of baked wild salmon (or 1 organic egg), and 16 ounces of filtered water.

Optional: For additional sustenance, include a glass of raw vegetable juice, mixed with 1-2 scoops of wheat grass or 2 tbsp. of freshly ground flaxseed. If you have multiple illnesses, stay away from most processed grains, especially wheat, during the initial stages of recovery. Also, eat a similar meal for dinner with an extra vegetable or legume (1-2 cups), additional monounsaturated/Omega-3 fats (1 tbsp.), and additional lean protein (3-4 ounces).

6. MISUSE OF GLUCOSE TESTINGE

Misuse of blood glucose testing: This is a common mistake because most diabetics don’t like to test their blood sugar. Why? Because the high blood glucose readings make you angry or frustrated. Also, the testing just reminds you that you’re diabetic and your health is not going to get better. As a result, most diabetics only test maybe once a day, usually in the morning (or evening). In addition, they don’t record the test results, and/or they don’t take the proper corrective actions based on the test results.

HOW TO OVERCOME MISTAKE 6

Counter-measure: Believe it or not, blood glucose testing is the most powerful diagnostic tool available to you. Now, I may be somewhat biased because being a scientist, we just love numbers and testing. Unfortunately, no one has taught you how to actually use the data properly! Diabetes educators usually teach you how to use the blood glucose testing data to determine how much medication to take, but they don’t teach you how to use the data to measure your insulin resistance and reverse your disease!

Why? Because they’re not scientist! To collect additional data, increase your blood glucose testing and record the readings to evaluate so that you can make corrective actions to what you’re eating and how you’re exercising. Of course, if you do not make any corrective actions based on the readings, then, you are wasting your time with the extra testing.

7. FOOD & LIFESTYLE ADDICTIONS

Food addiction: Many diabetics are unknowingly addicted to the chemicals in their favorite foods. This makes it difficult to stop eating these foods even though the diabetic knows these foods are harmful to their health and contain very little, if any, nutritional value.

Sedentary Lifestyle: Lack of exercise: Most diabetics either do not exercise or they exercise improperly.

Lifestyle addiction: Most diabetics enjoy and are used to their current lifestyle and do not want to lose their freedom. Ironically their “lifestyle” is in reality their “deathstyle”.

HOW TO OVERCOME MISTAKE 7

Counter-measure: Begin eating more of the nutrient-rich foods, such as green, leafy vegetables, to change your body chemistry and reduce the chemical addiction. The changing of your body’s chemistry is a critical step towards breaking your food addiction. Start with a nutritious breakfast, and eventually add a nutritious dinner to help change that chemistry. These nutritious meals will help the body reduce the insulin resistance and inflammation of the cell receptors – allowing the cells the opportunity to gradually repair themselves. Try some of our super recipes on DBP, and use our popular “Food Tips” to help you transition from poor eating habits to good eating habits.

Counter-measure: Implement a consistent aerobic/weight-resistance exercise program that you will enjoy and fit into your daily schedule and lifestyle. But, you must provide your body with the proper fuel (by eating right) in order to generate the energy to exercise.

Counter-measure: Make small changes. If you educate yourself about this disease you will discover that you will eventually lose that precious freedom if you allow the disease to take hold in your body. We all love our freedom, but you don’t have to sacrifice your life for that freedom!

Other Tips to Overcome the Mistakes

  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are how we learn. Note: I made lots of mistakes, but I learned from those mistakes. In fact, it was the mistakes that accelerated my understanding of diabetes.
  • Be kind to yourself when you make mistakes. You may experience the tendency to beat yourself up after you’ve made a mistake. You tell yourself you’re an idiot, you convince yourself that you’ve let all of your friends and family down, you torture yourself with guilt, and you think over and over again about how you screwed up. When you find yourself doing this, interrupt the process by reminding yourself that you have just had an opportunity to learn something. Ask yourself what you have learned.

Ask yourself how you might apply it in the future. Remind yourself that you’re human. Then pat yourself on the back for adding a new skill to your set.

  • There are at least two ways to interpret a situation, and you can choose to look at making mistakes in a positive way, or you can choose to look at mistakes in a negative way. It’s certainly more productive to perceive mistakes as positive experiences.
  • Ensure you’re organized and have some structure in your life.
  • Do your own research if you notice that your doctor is increasing your drug dosage or the number of drugs.
  • Find a good glucose monitor that makes it easy to test, has less expensive test strips and provides diabetes education.
  • Avoid the drama queens and drama kings to reduce the stress in your life.
  • Knowledge is power – Acquire it, and use it.
  • Find someone who has had some success with his/her diabetes.
  • Don’t procrastinate and allow your health to deteriorate to a poor health state. • Don’t fight change — embrace it.

Overcoming the Myths

There are so many myths about diabetes, and they have been around for so long that they have become truths – making it even more difficult to fight this disease. Here are just several of the many myths and misunderstandings about diabetes, nutrition and other related topics.

  • Myth: Diabetes is just a little sugar problem – it’s not that serious. Truth: Diabetes is a disease that affects trillions of cells in the body and, gradually, leads to complications such as heart attack, stroke, amputation, kidney failure, and blindness. So, diabetes is serious . . . very serious.
  • Myth: Eating sweets and your genetics cause diabetes. Truth: Eating sweets does not cause diabetes – they make you fat, which can lead to diabetes. Although your genetics can play a partial role in diabetes, the eating and cooking habits that are passed down from one generation to the next are more significant contributors, when combined with a sedentary lifestyle. Look at your genetics as being the “loaded gun” and your eating habits/lifestyle as “pulling the trigger”. As long as you don’t pull the trigger, the loaded gun can’t harm you! Your body may have a genetic predisposition to acquire diabetes, but, if you make better decisions than your ancestors about food, exercise, and lifestyle, then it is not a forgone conclusion that you will become diabetic.
  • Myth: There is no cure for diabetes – once a diabetic, always a diabetic. Truth: The treatment protocol for Type 2 diabetes is drug therapy, which is designed to suppress the symptoms of the disease and not address the root causes of the disease. And, therefore, the disease cannot be cured. However, there is sufficient clinical evidence that shows lifestyle changes (such as nutrition, exercise, testing, and spiritual health) can prevent and control Type 2 diabetes. And, once the diabetes is under control, further lifestyle changes may reverse the effects of the disease – if the treatment focuses on repairing the trillions of defective cells.
  • Myth: Diabetes is not as serious if you are taking pills instead of insulin. Truth: Diabetes should be taken as seriously regardless of whether you are taking pills or injections. Unfortunately, because we live in a drug-tolerant society that sees pills as “normal”, we don’t really believe our health is in any danger if we are taking pills. Either way, the diabetes will still progress and lead to other health complications. In fact, pills lull diabetics into a comfort zone and a false sense of wellness that eventually fails them. Author’s Note: A co-worker thought that he was safe taking a pill, but today is on insulin because the disease continued to progress.
  • Myth: You can control your diabetes by avoiding the carbs. Truth: You may be able to temporarily lower your blood glucose level, but you can’t avoid a major macronutrient such as carbohydrates and expect to get healthy. Besides, not all carbohydrates are bad – it’s the refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, and cereals that are the problem. However, good carbohydrates, such as broccoli and Brussel sprouts, actually provide some of the missing saccharides, which help to repair the cells and reduce the insulin resistance.

Note: Recent research indicates that cells have a thin carbohydrate (“sugar”) coating (glycocalyx) of glycoproteins and glycolipids that support cellular communications and the immune and endocrine systems.

  • Myth: It costs more to eat healthy foods. Truth: It does cost more to eat healthy foods – in the short term. Fresh vegetables and fruits cost more than a box of macaroni and cheese. Sprouted grain bread cost more than wheat bread. Organic brown rice cost more than white rice. However, as your health improves, you will save money with over the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, doctor visits, physical exams, hospital stays, and the quantity of groceries.
  • Myth: Most people (including diabetics) like taking drugs. Truth: Most people take drugs – in lieu of making changes to their lifestyle, nutrition, or exercise regimen – because it’s just easier to take a pill. Most people will deny that they like taking drugs, but the facts show that more than 65% of the people in Nigeria take prescription and/or over-the counter drugs; and, more than 60% take multiple drugs. This is due to our intolerance to personal pain and suffering – why suffer if there’s a drug that will eliminate the pain?

Also, there is the belief that the drugs are “working” because they do what they are advertised to do, e.g. reduce pain, lower blood pressure, lower blood glucose, lower cholesterol. It will require a major paradigm shift in our thinking to move away from drugs as the solution to our health problems.

Now What?

Well, hopefully, you have read enough and are ready to start your journey from illness to wellness. If you have doubts, then, just follow the first part of the DBP  as described under the countermeasures for Mistake 1. Once you see your blood glucose start to come down, then, you’ll know that the program works. Then, you can purchase the book to implement the entire program. But, don’t wait too long, otherwise, you’ll procrastinate and talk yourself out of it – it’s human nature to resist change. But, several months from today, maybe even sooner, you will wish you had taken the step to fight your diabetes and take back control of your health and your life from the doctors and the drugs. And, once your health gets better, share the good news with us or a friend.

 

Over to you, go ahead and try out the tips in our diabetes breakthrough program.

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