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Before we get into the meat (pun intended) of how we were able to manage our diabetes, we want to invite others with a positive outcome to share their stories. We will select the best ones to publish!

 Welcome to Our Weight Loss and Diabetes Info Blog

There is one thing for sure in this world, and that is that nothing is for sure. Perception is king, interpretation keeps us agreeing and disagreeing with each other.

To make my point briefly, look at the scientific studies on weight loss, weight control and diabetes. Sugar is the enemy, Carbohydrates cause diabetes, eating meat clogs the arteries, and cholesterol is the cause of Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease. Whichever side you take in these issues a compelling scientific study will prove the other side.

This blog is not just a journey to cure diabetes, but will also benefit anyone who is frustrated with losing weight.

In researching these hot topics, not only do you have to read both sides of the premise, but you have dig down and find out who funded the study. This is not an easy task, because the doctors and scientists are not always forthcoming with the truth, and you have to dig into their backgrounds to find affiliations. It boils down to don’t believe what appears on the surface, dig further. Even after that, if you are not scientific minded, how do you know if the study followed all the rules of an unbiased study?

In this blog, the two authors will explain their journey from uncontrolled diabetes and weight loss and then keep you updated on the continuing progress.  We will also make books available that we have read and sometimes used in our journey, along with the latest videos and articles.

We will show you how it is possible get off insulin and control your diabetes for the rest of your (extended) life. We believe that it may be possible to cure diabetes as many doctors and scientists have claimed, but the two of us haven’t got there yet – however we do have it firmly under control. That is what this blog is all about.

Following our advice is not for the faint of heart, it takes dedication to an end and a firm commitment.  If you are not committed to your health enough to do that, then perhaps this blog is not for you.

If you are still on board, stay tuned for weekly updates. Please register so we can keep you updated on news, webinars and possibly seminars in selected cities.

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CARL'S JOURNEY

Let’s get some things out of the way right off. I’m not a doctor. I’m not a scientist. I don’t even have a college degree. But what I do have going for me is that I am a software developer and, as such, I’m very used to reading technical documents. And I read them a lot. And I am diabetic.

In 2000 I applied for a million dollar “key man” insurance policy for which the agent quoted me a price. After the doctor’s visit and tests they came back with a higher quote because, they said, there was protein in my urine. I made phone calls to my doctor and the insurance company to find out what it all meant, not because of the higher premium, but because if they felt that protein in the urine warranted a higher premium then it seemed important to my health. I could get no answers.

Later that year I had a routine checkup and got a call two days later saying that my blood glucose level was over 300 and that I had diabetes. They prescribed some pills, which didn’t make a dent in my blood sugar. She closed her practice so I found a new doctor who prescribed a different pill with no better effect.

In 2002 I was on my way home from Comdex (a computer conference) in Las Vegas when a tractor-trailer forced me off the highway into the median at 75 mph and I rolled several times. In those days we didn’t have these cute, light-weight, flat-screen monitors and I was carry the huge, heavy kind in the back of my SUV. One of them struck me in the back of the head and knocked me unconscious. On the way to the hospital in the ambulance the tech was testing my blood (for alcohol content, no doubt) and gasped and said “Do you know your blood sugar is over 300?” I replied that I was diabetic. When I got to the hospital the doctor in the emergency room asked me what I was taking for my diabetes and I told him. He said that here they gave insulin for high blood sugar. I said fine. He started silently counting on his fingers and then left. A nurse came back and added insulin to the IV. A little later she took my blood glucose and it was below 100.

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Lee’s Journey

It bothers me that I have to start out with this, but I am not connected to the medical field in any way. I am just an individual fed up with the health situation I got myself into, and went on a mission to change it all.

One of the things that has become abundantly clear is that most of us don’t take nutrition, exercise and weight control seriously until all of our bad habits manifest themselves into some serious medical problems. This hit home when I started talking to younger relatives about nutrition. I am 69 years old. Had I got the same speeches in my thirties, forties and fifties, I would have ignored the advice and been irritated at the intervention. I was indestructible back the and was going to live forever as I suspect is mostly human nature at that age. And so it goes, none of the younger friends and relatives are going to change. McDonalds is their go-to. They, like the younger me, are supermen and superwomen who nothing bad can happen to.

I was much luckier than Carl.

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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. If you have diabetes, then you have Metabolic Syndrome. It would pay you to get familiar with the term and its risk factors. 

If you are Pre-diabetic, you will need to work yourself out of the risk factors. If you are neither diabetic nor pre-diabetic, then pay close attention to these factors so you might prevent diabetes in the first place.

Risk Factors:

There are five conditions that are metabolic risk factors. Although you can have only one of these risk factors, they usually are found together.  If you have three or more of these factors, then you will be considered to have Metabolic Syndrome to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

  • A large waistline or having an apple shape. Being fat in the stomach is a greater risk factor for heart disease than being fat in the rest of the body, such as on the hips.
  • A high triglyceride level or taking meds to treat high triglycerides. Triglycerides are fat found in the blood.
  • Low HDL cholesterol or you take cholesterol meds to treat cholesterol. HDL is referred as good cholesterol. This is because it helps remove cholesterol from your arteries. A low HDL cholesterol level raises your risk for heart disease.
  • High blood pressure or you are taking meds to treat high blood pressure.  If this pressure stays high over time, it can damage your heart and lead to heart attacks and stroke.
  • High fasting blood sugar or you are taking meds to treat high blood sugar. Mildly high blood sugar may be an early sign of diabetes.

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