Thankful for diabetes?! The statement is absolutely, positively true. I am very thankful for a diabetes diagnosis back in 2009. Why be thankful for a disease?
- Health Transformation
- Fitness Transformation
- Mental Transformation: Opening My Mind
Sincerely, I am thankful for DIABETES! Many of my friends, especially those dependent on insulin will never be able to say this, and that fact does cause me pause. However, I state this publicly because the 400 million diabetics on the planet need to hear it.
Note: I am a formerly diabetes drug and insulin dependent diabetic. Now I have truly normal blood sugars AND I am drug and insulin free! The picture above is indicative of my physical and mental ‘condition’, just before a diabetes diagnosis. No smile, obese, sickly, I remember this well.
Why Thankful for Diabetes
Had I not been diagnosed with diabetes, I KNOW I would have continued on my path.
I was becoming sicker and sicker … as well as heavier and heavier.
I had resigned myself to being an obese, sickly, sedentary wretch.
“Today” I rarely get sick and when I do… it passes without the use of drugs or medical industry services (doctor visits). I haven’t seen a medical industry professional since 2009 … except for the time I dislocated my shoulder due to a biking accident.
As a result of my DIABETES diagnosis I have not only improved my health, but my fitness as well.
Before diabetes diagnosis walking to the mailbox and back was a chore.
“Today” I run, bike, walk and play daily. I exercise most days a week.
I am sure I have extended my years but I know it has improved the quality of my life…. and that is something I definitely should be thankful for.
I have added years to my life AND added LIFE to my years!
Mental Transformation: Opening My Mind
Over the last seven plus years I have learned that much of what diabetics are told regarding diabetes treatment is wrong. I’ve learned that much of all ‘nutritional science’ is wrong.
Not only is it wrong, not only is it not helpful… it’s harmful.
I learned that much of the diabetes protocols and overall dietary guidance is based on faulty science funded by big food companies, large drug companies and the medical industry.
Once you learn that large conglomerates profit from the harmful advice… while millions suffer, you learn to question everything.
Opening my mind to question every thing, is powerful and liberating.
I urge you to not only try my low carb paleo diabetes diet, but also to learn to ‘open your mind’ and question everything. Question every thing.
After Diabetes Pictures
Here are a few ‘after’ pictures. I lost my weight back in 2009 … I weigh the same today as I did at my lowest in 2009. 159 lbs +/- 5 lbs. :)
Make a Change
Being thankful for diabetes is always in the back of my mind, even today more than 7 years after my diabetes diagnosis. I will always remember how I ‘was’, how miserable I felt.
I am sincere when I say … THANKS DIABETES!
The transformational benefits I received could possibly be yours as well, but you will never know unless you change.
If you want to change your health, fitness or mental outlook… you will need change YOU.
Here is a link to my ebook, “How to Reduce Blood Sugars“, if you need assistance reducing your blood sugars. I also explain why I have set my blood sugar targets to where they are today. :)
Peace, love and … normal blood sugars to you.