[Dr. Jason Fung is speaking at The Diabetes World Summit (March 23-31, online and free) on Tuesday, March 24. Click here to register for free! Continue reading to learn more about Dr. Fung’s work.]
Diabetes is an increasingly widespread condition that is shown to affect at least 1 in every 4 adults, whether presenting itself as full-blown diabetes or at least showing up as a pre-diabetic condition of some sort.
Unlike other illnesses that you might catch or suffer from for a short time, diabetes does not just go away.
You can’t take a few days off work, enjoy some bedrest and bounce back from it like a cold or the flu.
For individuals who live with type 2 diabetes, it is a 24-hour a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year condition that affects nearly every aspect of your life.
Maybe you’re all too familiar with this condition as something you have currently been diagnosed with and live with every day. Or maybe it’s a friend or loved one in your life who is diabetic. Regardless, knowledge is power and when you know better, you can be equipped to make better choices.
Perhaps you are in what doctors call a pre-diabetic state. That means you might currently have some impaired glucose tolerance, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. There are changes you can make to your diet as well as activity level that can help with this.
But what if you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and living with it for many years. You might have your medical plan all mapped out, with various medications and treatments. It’s probably a little bit inconvenient for you (or maybe even very inconvenient). You might feel like your life is controlled by your condition.
But what if you could take simple steps to get more control of your life and your health?
Would you believe that it’s possible to reverse your Type 2 Diabetes once and for all?
Popular and conventional medical treatments for diabetes include using insulin, a hormone created by the pancreas that helps your body use sugar. Since individuals with type 2 diabetes can have trouble processing sugar, insulin therapy is often used to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.
But some recent medical research has pointed to the idea that this type of therapy might not be the most beneficial for every person with diabetes. Instead of just accepting the status quo, don’t you think it’s time for you to educate yourself and take a more proactive approach to your health?
Diabetes doesn’t have to rob you of your joy for life any longer.
When you have the right information and make a new commitment to taking the first step, you may find that your health and your life start moving in a new, positive direction.
Maybe for you, it means taking a good long look at your life to begin identifying what unhealthy patterns you might be stuck in. Perhaps you should start looking at the diet and health choices you are making each day and consider how they create your overall health (or lack of health).
You might want to ask yourself some of the following questions, and really consider your answers:
- Are you getting enough quality sleep each night?
- Do you receive the right amount of nutrition (including vitamins)?
- What genetic factors play a role in your overall health?
- Do you lead an active lifestyle?
- Is health and fitness a priority?
As you start examining these different aspects of your life, you will begin to see the big picture. And only in looking at the big picture can you move in the right direction toward overall health.
Something else you might want to consider with regard to your health is fasting. Consider how your body was created, specifically as it pertains to your ancestors. Sometimes food was plentiful and other times it was scarce. In order to survive, humans were made to be able to withstand for lengths of time on less food.
Fasting has shown to result in some significant health benefits for many people who practice it.
Fasting from time to time can help your body reset its natural order and it also may help you burn more calories and lose weight. It’s not about starving yourself or doing anything crazy. Fasting in a healthy way (under the care of your medical professional) can restore a sense of balance like nothing else you may have tried.
Wouldn’t you like to control your blood sugar to a greater degree? Fasting may be able to help with that. What’s more, it can also decrease your sugar cravings which only helps to promote greater health as you reach for better quality, healthier foods and snacks.
Take the necessary steps today to get your health in check. Don’t let type 2 diabetes steal your joy any longer. Live happier and healthier by approaching your life and your health in new proactive ways.
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