A recent article in the NPR web site certainly sounded familiar to me. It describes an almost duplicate experience of one that I had earlier this year. OK, so I wasn’t “nine months pregnant” like Wendy Norris was, but my experience in reversing diabetes and driving it into remission is otherwise almost the same as hers.
I especially understand this quote from the article:
“Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with weight loss and exercise; but research shows that people need lots of help to achieve control of blood sugar with just a change in diet and lifestyle, and they rarely get enough support. It’s easier for doctors and patients to rely primarily on medication.
“Norris says trying to overhaul her diet by herself was confusing and difficult. And when things didn’t change, the doctor just kept increasing her dosage of insulin.”
Here is another quote that is almost the exact words I heard from my (first) endocrinologist:
“Doctors tell their patients, ‘You’ve got a lifelong condition. We know it’s going to steadily get worse.’ Then they turn around, and their patients aren’t losing weight or doing exercise, but they’ve given them this utterly depressing message.”
Don’t believe any endocrinologist who simply keeps recommending ever-increasing prescriptions for diabetes! There are better and more effective methods of dealing with Type 2 diabetes. A number of us are living proof.
If you or someone close to you is a Type 2 diabetic, I recommend you first read the article by Blake Farmer at https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/07/22/733748382/2-nurses-in-tennessee-preach-diabetes-reversal and then read some of the earlier articles in this blog.
Next you will need to perform the most difficult task of all: finding a doctor or nurse practitioner or a dietician who is knowledgeable in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes with diet and exercise along with little or no medication. Those professionals are rare today but (hopefully) their numbers will increase in the future.
Any time you are considering changing your diet, medication, exercise, or lifestyle, you should first consult with a medical professional who is experienced in the change(s) you are considering.
You can search the web to find keto clinics around the U.S. by starting here: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=keto+clinic&atb=v132-2_j&ia=web.