The fact that the number of cases is rising tells you that all the fancy new medications we have are not doing enough to control this disease. When I was diagnosed years ago, I accepted that my junk food lifestyle, binge eating, and lack of exercise were the causes of my diabesity. I was a sedentary, 60 pound overweight diabetic, and there wasn’t a medication in site that could make me want to exercise regularly, eat healthy, or ignore the doughnuts at work (and I love doughnuts). That realization led to my research into what could really heal me. And today, I carry 8% body fat, am off all my medications for diabetes, maintain a normal fasting blood sugar 95% of the time, and have stellar blood pressure and cholesterol…
“You need to lose weight and start exercising to control your diabetes.”
Yeah we know. But what the doctor’s don’t understand is that what we’re really hearing is “you can’t be the same person anymore.”
My problem was adopting those behaviors took years, mostly from trial and error (admittedly, I think I tried the ice cream diet in error about 10 times before giving it up). And a lot that time I spent spinning my wheels because there was no place like UltimateWeightLossRx to help me through those changes step by step.
And that is why controlling diabetes is hard. The pills and injections our doctors give you can certainly control blood sugar to a point (and in insulin’s case, completely), but doctor’s are also the first to tell you that diet and exercise and losing lots of weight are the best ways to control type 2 diabetes. Why else are they advocating gastric bypass to help us lose weight and control diabetes?
And by the way, how many people do you know who have had gastric bypass surgery, and have kept the weight off for over 5 years? I personally know three people who underwent the surgery, and all of them have ballooned back up because they never changed their eating habits.
We diabetics share more than just medical symptoms. We share personality and lifestyle characteristics that for better or worse can make diabetes harder to control.
If you’re like me, you’ve lost count. It always starts out the same.
Real life is not the Biggest Loser. We don’t get the chance to focus on losing weight and nothing else. We have to learn to eat well and exercise whether stressed, tired, happy, or sad. And we have to balance that ability with knowing when to let ourselves indulge and have treat.
Sounds too good to be true?
I hated exercise. My whole childhood was spent locked in my parents’ room watching TV, eating pudding pops, and playing with Legos. I was in special needs physical education until I was 10. Today, I can’t live without going to the gym.
Real change is possible.
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