Death to Diabetes: The Six Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Control & Reversal by DeWayne McCulley


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Death to Diabetes The 6 Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Control and Reversal How an ex-diabetic engineer beat diabetes despite a coma and a 1337 blood glucose level! DeWayne McCulley Body Spirit Mind “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6 Copyright © 2005 by DeWayne McCulley All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the author, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. For permission requests, contact the author. Contact the author to register for a free telephone seminar. E-mail: [email protected], 800-813-1927, 585-671-0577 Business address: 1170 Ridge Road #190 Webster, NY 14580 Wellness center: 800-954-0366, 1551 Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY 14618 Ordering Information Individual sales: are available by sending a check/money order to the author’s business address, or by using the PayPal service, or through bookstores, health food stores, or from the author’s and publisher’s websites: www.DeathToDiabetes.com www.booksurge.com/Death-to-Diabetes-The-Six-Stages/A/0977360741.htm Quantity Sales: are available at special discounts when purchased in bulk by corporations, associations, doctors, and others. For details, contact the author. Orders by U.S. trade bookstores and wholesalers: Please contact the author. Orders for college textbook/course adoption use: Please contact the author. Products and Services from Death to Diabetes, LLC Products include: handbook, cookbook, workbook, wellness guides, wellness journal, meal planning charts, audio book CDs, and DVDs, and newsletter. Services include: membership, newsletter subscription, personal health coaching (telephone, online, in person), customized meal planning, diabetes education classes/workshops, reviews of medical blood test results; certified instruction for healthcare professionals; and corporate wellness training. Library of Congress Cataloguing-in-Publication Data McCulley, DeWayne Death to Diabetes: The 6 Stages of Type 2 Diabetes Control & Reversal Includes bibliographical references and index. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0-9773607-4-1 Library of Congress Control Number: 2005909270 Publisher: BookSurge, LLC North Charleston, South Carolina Book cover design by: Katiuscia Lanza Copyright © 2005 Version 1.0 Printed in the United States of America. Comments & Feedback “I'm currently reading the book for the second time. I think that it is outstanding. What you wrote is not taught in medical school, that's why some physicians may not support it. Don't worry friend, the Public will support you, because you have done a super job of researching, treating yourself and putting it in writing. Let the book speak for itself and you.” Dr. A. White, NIH “Some of my patients are very excited about your program – because it works! Some of them are reducing their medication and others are coming off their medication.” Dr. W. Bayer “McCulley's book is phenomenal! -- he's done something that the experts said was impossible, and he's still not taking any medication! His book is a must-read for all doctors and diabetics. There's something about those engineers being able to solve complex problems ...” Dr. D. Courtney, PA “This book is empowering. I plan to keep this book handy in my office.” Dr. from the National Medical Association “After reviewing my blood work, my doctor told me that all signs of my diabetes were gone! And, the pain in my foot from the neuropathy is gone (so I don’t need the cane anymore!).” D. Carter (diabetic who used the book’s super meal program for 4 months to beat his diabetes) “I couldn’t get my blood sugar below 300 with medication. After 3 weeks on your super meal program, it was back to the normal range! My doctor was shocked.” E. Gallagher (diabetic from NYC) “I like that you included a spiritual aspect instead of just talking about the body (physical). Our people underestimate the power of the inner spirit.” [A local pastor] “Thank you, DeWayne – you’ve given me and other people hope by sharing your story.” [A member of one of the diabetic support groups] Acknowledgements I am truly indebted to many people for their encouragement and support: • My mother, my sister Marguerite, and my daughter Cynthia who helped me through my recovery from near-Death (diabetic coma); my mother and my brother Gregory who went to the churches to ask them to pray for me while I was in the coma; my Uncle Claude and Aunt Vonnie; my other brothers and sisters; Cynthia’s mother Carole, and her grandfather and grandmother (Mrs. & Mrs. M. Austin). • My doctor, the ambulance team, and the hospital nurses and doctors who never gave up despite my being so close to death. • People from my hometown church who helped us while we were growing up: Ms. Bloodsaw, Ms. Wiley, Ms. Dunnavant, Ms. Ragster, Ms. Malloy, Ms. James, Ms. Saunders, Ms. Brodie, Deacon Daniels, Deacon Ragster, Deacon Wilkins, Deacon Wiley, Pastor Collins . . . • My high school teachers and college professors: Ms. Batten, Ms. Davis, Ms. Jankovich, Mr. Husnick, Mr. Bohach, Mr. Phillips, Mr. John Houlihan . . . • The following people who took the time to provide input and feedback to the book: Mother, Cynthia, Gregory, Marguerite, Carole, Uncle Claude, Larry P., Ed B., John, Phillip; and Kat Lanza for the cover design. • Various friends/associates and people from work who provided their insights and continued to encourage me: Ed B., Larry P., John P., Ray, Marcella, Thomas, Jim, Pam, Daryl, Doug, Art, Joyce, Rick, Linda, Barb, Dave, Javier, John H., Russ, Terrie; Joe N., Bert, Helen, Keith, and, two exmanagers Ted and Pat, who came to the hospital every day. • People involved with the heart/diabetes associations and the diabetic support groups that I facilitated: Alfreda, Beverly, Duncan, Tamiko, Michael, Helen, Marion, Pat, Christina, Margaret, Alvin, Mary, Rena, Audrey, Eric, Valerie, Ruby, May, Dorothy, Annie, Loretta, Dana. • People from churches, colleges, companies, wellness groups, community organizations, who provided contacts, references, encouragement, support, and the opportunity to speak publicly: Sally, Dr. Shirley, Sue S., Dr. Lynn, Sue, Cy, Juanita, Debbie, Rev. Mackey, Audrey, Bob, Rose; George, Professor Dan, Linda, Nelson, Carol, Elaine, James, Joe, Sarah, Bernard, Dianne, Dorothy, Phantom Chef, Dr. Rita, Dr. Raj, Dr. Samikkannu, Dr. DiPrima, Dr. Bayer, Dr. Kalidas, Dr. Moore, various pastors. About the Author In March 2002, DeWayne went into a diabetic coma with a blood glucose level of 1337 – more than twelve hundred points above normal. Despite a set of complications that included hyperglycemia, dehydration, two blood clots, pneumonia and four insulin shots a day, DeWayne was able to use his engineering and biochemistry background to methodically and completely wean himself off the insulin and other drugs to lower his average glucose level to 92.5 mg/dl and his hemoglobin A1C to 4.4%, reversing his Type 2 diabetes – all in less than 4 months. He credits his recovery to God, the doctors and nurses, his mother, his daughter, his engineering background, and a set of serendipitous events that helped him through his recovery. DeWayne believes he was very fortunate to have obtained a full college scholarship, an invaluable college education (B.S., E.E., Pennsylvania State University), and a good job as an engineer with Xerox Corp. Because he believes it is very important to give back to the community, DeWayne volunteered as a math tutor for one of the local high schools in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, DeWayne volunteers as a community health advocate at various health fairs and other community events to discuss natural wellness solutions for diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. As an engineer, DeWayne was trained to research, analyze, test, draw logical conclusions, and write technical reports based on complex engineering and machine data. Ironically, DeWayne was able to use that same training to research, analyze, test and draw logical conclusions from the hundreds of clinical studies to help him write this book. In addition, the encouragement that DeWayne received from his mother, his daughter, and various people (from work, the local churches, the wellness industry, and the two diabetic support groups he was facilitating), also helped him to write this book. DeWayne’s hope is that this book will inspire you and others the way he was inspired – by people he would never have met if it weren’t for his experience with diabetes. Notice to Readers This book is written with the express purpose of sharing the author’s experience of his recovery from a near-death diabetic coma and all the invaluable information of hundreds of clinical studies and medical references from doctors, healthcare professionals, scientists, nutritionists and other experienced healthcare advocates. Consequently, the information in this book is provided for informational purposes only and is by no means meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own doctor and other healthcare professionals. It is imperative that you always consult with your doctor to discuss your health state and determine your specific course of action. The author shall have no liability or responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or injury, caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this book. The information in this book is not intended to prescribe any form of treatment for any illness or medical condition. This book should only be used as a guide in interacting with your doctor and other healthcare professionals, and should not be considered a substitute for expert medical opinion. In fact, you should utilize the guidelines for doctor appointments in Chapter 11 to help improve the relationships with your doctor and other healthcare professionals. The U. S. Food & Drug Administration has not verified any therapeutic claims expressed or implied in this book. You (the reader) are responsible for making any decisions regarding the suitability and validity of the information provided in this book. Always consult with your doctor before you implement any changes to your diet, supplement usage, exercise regimen, or lifestyle. Table of Contents Comments & Feedback .............................................................................iii Acknowledgements ....................................................................................iv About the Author ........................................................................................v Notice to Readers .......................................................................................vi Table of Contents ..................................................................................... vii Need Help With Your Diabetes Today? .............................................. xiv Chapter 1. Introduction ............................................................... 1 Background, Facts & Figures.....................................................................1 The Controversy ..........................................................................................5 Purpose of this Book ..................................................................................6 Chapter 2. My Coma & Recovery ...............................................8 My Coma.......................................................................................................8 My Daughter’s Arrival.................................................................................9 Hospital Events......................................................................................... 10 Out of the Hospital .................................................................................. 11 My Mother and Sister’s Arrival............................................................... 12 The Accidents............................................................................................ 13 Doctor Visits ............................................................................................. 16 Back to Work ............................................................................................ 18 Support Group & Church Meetings ...................................................... 19 Chapter 3. Types of Diabetes .................................................... 22 Diabetes History ....................................................................................... 22 Types of Diabetes ..................................................................................... 24 Blood Glucose Management (Normal Operation).............................. 25 Are You Diabetic? .................................................................................... 26 Treatment Guidelines............................................................................... 30 Impact of Diabetes ................................................................................... 30 Type 2 Diabetes ........................................................................................ 32 Insulin Resistance ..................................................................................... 33 Why Diabetics Remain in a Diabetic State ........................................... 36 Short Term Complications...................................................................... 40 Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar) ....................................................... 40 Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) ......................................................... 41 vii TABLE OF CONTENTS DEATH TO DIABETES Ketoacidosis ...............................................................................................43 Hyperosmolar Syndrome..........................................................................43 Long Term Diseases & Complications ..................................................44 The 7 Most Common Mistakes...............................................................45 Myths...........................................................................................................48 Chapter 4. The Diabetes Control & Reversal Model................ 50 The Diabetes Wellness Program .............................................................50 The 8 “Living” Elements .........................................................................52 The Diabetes Control & Reversal Model...............................................52 Chapter 5. The Major Macronutrients ...................................... 55 The 4 Macronutrients ...............................................................................55 Carbohydrates ............................................................................................56 Proteins .......................................................................................................57 Fats ..............................................................................................................58 Liquids.........................................................................................................60 Chapter 6. The 5 “Live” & 5 “Dead” Foods............................. 62 The 7 Nutrient Factors .............................................................................62 Healthy/Unhealthy Macronutrients........................................................63 The 5 “Dead” Foods.................................................................................66 The 5 “Live” Foods ..................................................................................71 Fiber.............................................................................................................85 Sugar, Salt, Chocolate & Coffee Substitutes..........................................86 Food Preparation.......................................................................................91 Juicing..........................................................................................................94 Food Quality: Organic & Conventional.................................................96 Food Phobias .............................................................................................97 Scams & So-called “Healthy” Foods ................................................... 100 Nutritional Supplements........................................................................ 106 Types of Cravings................................................................................... 107 viii DEATH TO DIABETES TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 7. The Super Meal Model ........................................... 111 The Most Important Key ...................................................................... 111 The Super Meal Model........................................................................... 112 Attributes of Super Meals...................................................................... 116 Calorie Planning...................................................................................... 121 Nutritional Profile................................................................................... 123 Dining Out Guidelines........................................................................... 124 Chapter 8. Nutritional Supplementation .................................127 Nutritional Supplementation Strategies............................................... 127 Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins.............................................................. 129 Wholefood Supplements vs. Isolated Vitamins ................................. 132 Selection Criteria for Nutritional Supplements .................................. 133 Supplements that Nourish, Protect & Cleanse................................... 138 Chapter 9. Cleansing/Detoxification.......................................145 The Need for Cleansing/Detoxification ............................................. 145 Types of Toxins ...................................................................................... 149 Nutrients for Cleansing/Detoxification.............................................. 151 Cleansing/Detoxification Guidelines .................................................. 161 Other Cleansing/Detoxification Methods.......................................... 165 Chapter 10. Exercise.................................................................166 The Next Most Important Key ............................................................ 166 Types of Exercise & Variables.............................................................. 167 Benefits of Exercise................................................................................ 169 Exercise Guidelines ................................................................................ 171 Exercise Regimen ................................................................................... 174 Motivational Tips for Exercising.......................................................... 177 Exercise Excuses/Countermeasures.................................................... 178 Nutritional Tips for Exercise ................................................................ 182 ix TABLE OF CONTENTS DEATH TO DIABETES Chapter 11. Blood Glucose Testing/Doctor Visits ..................183 Blood Glucose Testing .......................................................................... 183 Blood Glucose Tests & Normal Ranges............................................. 184 Hemoglobin A1C Testing ..................................................................... 184 Objectives of Blood Glucose Testing ................................................. 187 Blood Glucose Testing Techniques..................................................... 187 Glucose Meters ....................................................................................... 189 When to Test........................................................................................... 190 Doctor Appointments & Annual Scheduling..................................... 194 Blood Glucose Testing Analysis........................................................... 199 Recordkeeping/Analysis........................................................................ 202 Lab Work/Blood Tests.......................................................................... 206 Critical Health Parameters & Ranges .................................................. 211 Medical Technology Advancements.................................................... 212 Chapter 12. Drugs/Medications ..............................................214 Drugs/Medications ................................................................................ 214 Limitations of Drugs/Medications ...................................................... 215 Guidelines for Drugs/Medications...................................................... 217 Drug Weaning Process .......................................................................... 219 Drugs for Diabetes................................................................................. 220 Drugs for Heart Disease........................................................................ 223 Chapter 13. Mind & Spirit ....................................................... 227 Body, Mind & Spirit ............................................................................... 227 Mind & Spirit Practices.......................................................................... 231 How to Improve Rest & Relaxation.................................................... 234 How to Improve Sleep .......................................................................... 235 Support Systems ..................................................................................... 238 Knowledge & Education....................................................................... 240 Nutritional & Exercise Tips for the Mind & Spirit ........................... 241 Inspirational Quotes............................................................................... 245 x DEATH TO DIABETES TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 14. The 6 Stages of Diabetes Control & Reversal...... 247 The 6 Stages............................................................................................. 247 Timeline and Expectations.................................................................... 249 Stage 1 No BG Control ........................................................................ 250 Stage 2 BG Control with Drugs .......................................................... 263 Stage 3 BG Control with Reduced Drugs.......................................... 266 Stage 4 BG Control without Drugs .................................................... 268 Stage 5 BG & HbA1C Control............................................................ 269 Stage 6 BG & HbA1C Tighter Control.............................................. 270 Chapter 15. Diabetic Complications ....................................... 272 Diabetic Complications.......................................................................... 272 Kidney Disease (Nephropathy) ............................................................ 273 Eye Disease (Retinopathy) .................................................................... 275 Nerve Disease (Neuropathy)................................................................. 277 Brain Damage.......................................................................................... 281 Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease............................................................. 283 High Blood Pressure .............................................................................. 286 Cardiac Risk & Inflammation Factors ................................................. 290 Wellness Protocol for Diabetes & Its Complications (General) ..... 295 Wellness Protocol for Kidney Disease ................................................ 297 Wellness Protocol for Eye Disease ...................................................... 299 Wellness Protocols for Nerve & Brain Diseases................................ 302 Wellness Protocol for Cardiovascular Disease................................... 306 Wellness Protocol for High Blood Pressure....................................... 312 Wellness Protocol for High Inflammation ......................................... 317 Chapter 16. Next Steps ............................................................ 323 Now What?.............................................................................................. 323 The Excuses............................................................................................. 324 The 10 Steps to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes .......................................... 329 Epilogue ................................................................................................... 330 xi TABLE OF CONTENTS DEATH TO DIABETES Chapter 17. Recipes of Super Meals........................................ 335 Preparation .............................................................................................. 335 Cooking Tips........................................................................................... 336 Recipes ..................................................................................................... 342 APPENDIX............................................................................. 353 Super Meal Model................................................................................... 353 Alternatives for Favorite Foods ........................................................... 354 References: Websites & Books............................................................. 356 Clinical References ................................................................................. 357 Resources ................................................................................................. 374 Author’s Update & the Book Cover Design ...................................... 375 INDEX.................................................................................... 377 Food for Thought .................................................................................. 385 xii DEATH TO DIABETES TABLE OF CONTENTS Figures & Tables Figure 1. Diagnosis & Treatment Guidelines....................................... 30 Figure 2. Impact of Diabetes (Annually)............................................... 31 Figure 3. Type 2 Diabetes at the Cellular Level ................................... 35 Figure 4. Metabolic Doom Cycle ........................................................... 38 Figure 5. The Diabetes Control & Reversal Model ............................. 54 Figure 6. Super Meal Model .................................................................. 114 Figure 7. No. of Calories & Grams in a Super Meal ......................... 117 Figure 8. Nutritional Profile of a Super Meal ..................................... 123 Figure 9. Hemoglobin A1C & Blood Glucose Readings.................. 185 Figure 10. Schedule of Doctor Visits................................................... 194 Figure 11. Line Graph of Blood Glucose Readings .......................... 200 Figure 12. Bar Graph of Blood Glucose Readings & Meals ............ 201 Figure 13. The Diabetes Control & Reversal Model......................... 248 Figure 14. Timeline from Stage 1 to Stage 6....................................... 249 Figure 15. Super Meal Model ................................................................ 353 Figure 16. Alternative Healthier Foods ............................................... 355 xiii Can’t Wait? – Want to Get Started Now? Start with these “super” meals and contact the author to register for a free teleseminar. Super Breakfast This type of vegetable-based breakfast provides a more sustained level of energy and key nutrients that diabetics (and non-diabetics) are missing when they consume the more traditional grain-based breakfast, which leads to that mid-morning “crash” or craving. • 2 cups steamed spinach (or 1 ½ cup steamed broccoli) • 2 oz. baked wild salmon (or sardines, or an organic egg) • ½ yellow pepper, mushrooms, spices to season the vegetable/meat • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (add after steaming vegetables) • 16 oz. filtered water • 1 slice of toasted sprouted grain bread (optional addition) Super Dinner This type of dinner sets the stage to help the body cleanse/detoxify and repair itself while you sleep. • 1 cup steamed Brussel sprouts and 1 cup steamed broccoli • 5 oz. baked skinless chicken/turkey breast (or 5 oz. wild salmon) • ½ red pepper, mushrooms, spices to season the vegetable/meat • 1½ tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (add after steaming vegetables) • 1 slice of sprouted grain bread • 16 oz. filtered water (or 16 oz. white tea) • Optional meal: a raw salad that contains the aforementioned foods with Romaine lettuce and organic salad dressing Super Snack The following nutritious snacks require very little time to prepare. • 1 apple, a handful of walnuts/almonds, a glass of water • 1 cup of grapes, a handful of trail mix/pulse food (nuts/seeds), water • 8 oz. organic/raw juice, mix in 2 tbsp. of freshly ground flaxseed • 1 cup of yogurt, add in ground flaxseed, blueberries; glass of water • 4-5 whole grain crackers, 2 oz. canned salmon/tuna, water Note: For alternatives of your favorite foods, use the table (page 354). Chapter 1. Introduction Body Spirit Mind Background, Facts & Figures I discovered firsthand that your perspective on life truly changes once you face Death and survive a life-threatening coma and a disease such as diabetes. Because I consider this is a true blessing to have fully recovered from a near-death experience and from a disease that has no documented medical cure, I feel a responsibility to share that experience. Ironically, what I learned over the years as an engineer in terms of design, planning, testing, data analysis, and writing prepared me to successfully fight this disease and write this book. Of course, I realize that my recovery from diabetes may be an anomaly due to my engineering background and a series of “accidents” that helped me through my recovery. But, since I am not completely certain that this was an anomaly, I hope that by sharing this information, others with similar health problems will be inspired to improve their health or the health of a loved one. If this information helps someone, then, I will know that this was all worth it. There are many good books written about diabetes, but I was unable to find a book that provided a systematic and organized approach with specific wellness protocols for fighting the root causes of this insidious disease. As a result, I was frustrated and confused concerning what to do when I couldn’t get clear answers as to the right foods to eat/not eat and why my blood glucose level was so high. And, when the dietitian couldn’t explain how the foods in her diet plan would help my diabetes, I became very concerned. Then, after my unexpected recovery, I was surprised by the number of people who had questions about how I recovered. CHAPTER 1 1 INTRODUCTION DEATH TO DIABETES That’s when my mother, my daughter and a few other people at work suggested that I write a book. But, I thought they were just being kind. Besides, I didn’t really want to invest the kind of time it would require to write a book. After I gave several presentations to churches, wellness consultant forums and community groups, some of the audience participants asked if I had a book or was planning to write a book. With a strong push from my daughter, my mother and several other people, I finally relented to at least analyze the market need for a new book about diabetes. The following is a summary of the key points from my market needs analysis that, in some cases, surprised me, and finally convinced me to write this book. • There are more than 21 million people in the United States and 170 million people worldwide with diabetes (95% Type 2). • Every hour more than 2,000 people are diagnosed as a diabetic in the United States. • The number of people worldwide with diabetes is expected to rise to 366 million by 2030 – more than doubling in just 25 years. What is more disturbing is that the increase is based on obesity rates remaining stable. • There are more than 40 million Americans with Metabolic Syndrome X, a strong pre-cursor to becoming diabetic. Metabolic Syndrome X is characterized by a combination of indicators including obesity, high insulin levels, internal inflammation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and fatigue. • There are millions of non-diabetic people who struggle with similar health issues that diabetics struggle with, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatigue, obesity, kidney problems, and cardiovascular problems. Consequently, non-diabetics have some of the same needs for health-related and nutrition-related information. • Many of the diabetics I met had tried to change their eating and exercise habits, but with little success due to misinformation about nutrition, exercise and blood glucose testing. • The majority of the diabetics I met had resigned themselves to taking some type of drug to control their diabetes. 2 CHAPTER 1 DEATH TO DIABETES • • • • • • • • • • INTRODUCTION There were some diabetics who believed that they were doing well by taking drugs to control their blood sugar. They were either unaware or didn’t care about the long term effects of the drugs. There were some diabetics who were comfortable living with the disease instead of determining how to live without the disease – because they were unaware of better options to fight the disease. I found that most diabetics were doing something wrong in at least 6 of the 8 major areas associated with diabetes management and blood glucose control: nutrition, exercise, drug therapy, blood glucose testing, doctor visits, spiritual health, education and recordkeeping. And, in many cases, the diabetic or the healthcare person didn’t know they were doing anything wrong in those areas. I was not able to find a book that addressed how to control and reverse diabetes in measurable terms that the average person could track on their own. There was no book that could answer my basic questions about the disease and its root causes. During my recovery I referred to several books and websites, many of which were out-ofdate, had vague information or conflicted with each other. My daughter felt that people would learn a lot more if everything I presented were written down – so that people would not have to take so many notes. After several presentations, people kept inquiring if I had written a book. They felt that I had a powerful message that needed to be shared on a larger platform. My mother kept meeting people who would ask her how she lost weight, lowered her cholesterol and remained so active at her age. The blood glucose levels of most diabetics returned to normal when they implemented some of my nutritional principles. Non-diabetics also experienced positive results. Although people are living longer, they are not necessarily living healthier. More people are relying on drugs, ending up in hospitals; living in pain; and, dying of diseases due to the lack of knowledge and poor lifestyle choices. Many people do not have a personal computer and access to the health-related information on the Internet. They need a hardcopy book that provides that information. CHAPTER 1 3 INTRODUCTION DEATH TO DIABETES Facts & Figures The following are additional facts and figures that further convinced me to write this book. • Diabetes continues to grow at epidemic levels as it kills more people each year than AIDS and breast cancer combined. The average life span of a diabetic is shortened by 13.5 years. • More than 7 million people over the age of 65 are diabetic as more people are becoming diabetic as they get older. • More than 150 million Americans are overweight/obese, which provides a strong feeder base for people to develop cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. • “Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States, and it has no cure. The total annual economic cost of diabetes in 2002 was estimated to be $132 billion, or one out of every 10 health care dollars spent in the United States.” American Diabetes Association • At least 13% of African-Americans have diabetes and AfricanAmericans are twice as likely to develop the disease. This is due to African-Americans being more likely to have one or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, overweight/obesity, high cholesterol, poor nutrition, a sedentary lifestyle and economic/ environmental impacts due to societal biases. • “Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people ages 20-74. Each year, from 12,000 to 24,000 people lose their sight because of diabetes.” American Diabetes Association • More than 4 out of every 5 diabetics will develop one or more of the following complications: kidney disease (nephropathy), eye disease (retinopathy), nerve disease (neuropathy), or heart disease (cardiovascular disease). • According to a study by the Yale University School of Medicine, more than one fifth of the patients with Type 2 diabetes have decreased blood flow to the heart, but no symptoms to suggest there is a problem. Known as myocardial ischemia, this condition occurs when the heart does not receive enough blood to meet its metabolic needs, usually due to plaque build-up in the coronary arteries. When no symptoms are present, the disease is said to be “silent”. 4 CHAPTER 1

Author DeWayne McCulley Isbn 9780977360741 File size 2MB Year 2005 Pages 400 Language English File format PDF Category Cookbooks Book Description: FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrDiggMySpaceShare This book is based on the medical research and experiences of an ex-diabetic engineer, who reversed and defeated his diabetes within 4 months. This book will help Type 2 diabetics reverse, cure and defeat their diabetes naturally without drugs. This book explains the 4 major root causes of Type 2 diabetes and how to control and reverse the disease. This is based on an easy-to-follow, systematic 6-stage/10-step process, plant-based diet, 200+ clinical studies, and the experience of an ex-diabetic engineer. This book will help you learn how to: Retrain your body to increase its glucose uptake and utilization of insulin, using 5 key nutrients; Avoid the 7 most common mistakes that diabetics make; Save time and money in preparing nutritious meals that lower glucose levels; Enjoy exercise in less time while increasing glucose uptake and energy level; Use your blood glucose test results to reduce your insulin resistance; Enjoy your favorite foods without increasing your glucose level; Select quality nutritional supplements based on 7 key criteria; Determine the 8 core nutritional supplements for most diabetics and the 4 critical nutrients to optimize exercise results; Use the wellness protocols to prevent, control or reverse problems with the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart; and, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and homocysteine; Control appetite and eliminate food cravings; Program your body to burn fat and lose weight (fat) permanently; Use your inner spirit to reduce your stress and improve your physical and mental health; and, Work with your doctor to safely wean yourself off the drugs. In addition, this book defines the 5 super foods, the 5 “dead” foods, the Super Meal Plate Model and the 8 wellness factors — all designed to work synergistically to reduce insulin resistance, increase glucose uptake, burn fat, and repair the cells damaged by the diabetes.     Download (2MB) Nutritional Supplements In Sports And Exercise A Week in the Zone: A Quick Course in the Healthiest Diet for You Nutritional Cosmetics: Beauty from Within Sugar Free Recipes Eat Like A Champion: Performance Nutrition For Your Young Athlete Load more posts

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