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Emotional Testimonial with Blood Sugars

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 05/18/2015

You’ve got type 2 diabetes, and you’re scared that diabetes will ruin your health and make you die an early death.

a chart of diabetes complications

I don’t blame you. The consequences of diabetes can be horrific:

  • Kidney disease
  • Damage to the retinas of your eyes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Damage to the nerves in your feet and hands, potentially leading to amputation

It’s frightening. What’s worse is that diabetes can creep up on you if you don’t know what to watch out for, until one day you feel as though your body is out of control and betraying you.

But I also want you to take heart from this moving testimonial from one of my patients who went from being in terrible shape to - in her words - having her life saved.

And I couldn’t be more delighted with the improvement in her health.

If you want to know her story, keep reading. Because in this article, I’ll cover:

  • Why it’s critical to understand how your body works
  • How taking charge of your health means you’re in control, not medical providers
  • Why it’s possible to reverse even long-standing diabetes, along with reducing or even eliminating your medication
  • How to get started taking control of your health

Now let’s hear directly from this patient about her success.

Why This Woman Came To Me

This lovely woman, who I’ll call Maria, came to me because she was afraid. She had type 2 diabetes, swelling in her legs, and had to use a walker to get around.

Maria was in such bad shape, she was embarrassed to come to my office because she thought I might tell her I wouldn’t work with her due to her poor condition,

“I thought if I came with the walker into the office, that you’d say, ‘You have too many problems,’”, Maria recalled. “I was hiding. I was crying. I said, ‘Doctor, I’m in pain. I’m dying,’”

“But you said, ‘Don’t worry, we’re going to fix it today,’ - and you did!”

Maria no longer needs the walker. Her doctor is lowering her medication because her blood sugar at the time of this interview had come down to 104 mg/dL.

“I had been trying for a few years to get the level this low (before coming to you). Always before it was 205 or 210 mg/dL. And I feel better! That’s the point.

“I feel much lighter. I don’t have any more headaches.”

I asked Maria about the quality of her sleep the night before this interview. She smiled, saying she wished she could stay longer (at my clinic) because she was sleeping so well.

Almost right away, her pain level dropped to half of what it had been. She was able to easily shower and otherwise care for herself.

“Doctor, I love you!” Maria exclaimed.

The thing is, I love her too. Seeing people improve as quickly as Maria's dad, completely thrills me. It’s why I do what I do.

Have You Tried These Things Without Success?

Maria had tried many things for years, without success.

For instance, one of the most common misunderstandings about type 2 diabetes is that it’s easy to manage it by just losing weight. Now, certainly, losing weight can definitely help you manage it. But there are other factors too. Losing weight is not the magic bullet solution to managing or even reversing diabetes.

Yet I know many of you have been told losing weight is the most important thing you can do.

For ten years, Maria went to Weight Watchers, trying to shed her excess weight “It was good, but it was temporary,” she explained.

Maria tried the Dr. Atkins program, with its emphasis on high protein.

“It didn’t work for me,” she said, “Everybody was losing weight except me. I didn’t know why, but it turns out I had too much water in my body.

“You explained to me what was happening. I’m learning! I feel like I’m learning at a university. I’m learning lots from your course.”

Understanding How Your Body Works Is Key

One thing I really love about Maria is that she understands the “why”. She’s not only learning what to do, but she’s starting to understand how her body works. This is exciting to me because my whole message is about getting people to understand how their body works.

I want you to be able to control your own body rather than being dependent on medication.

Sometimes this means re-educating you, to overcome years of erroneous or badly outdated information. Then, you’re in charge of your health, not medical providers.

“My pants are too big for me now,” Maria said, “Because a lot of the water in my body is gone,”

Let me explain.

When you go on the low-carbohydrate keto diet, your body initially will still be dependent on glucose instead of fat for its fuel. By going low carb, you’ve removed the food that turns into glucose (sugar) in your body.

Each gram of this stored glucose has 3 to 4 grams of water attached to it. When you use up the reserve of glucose in your body, the water attached to the stored glucose is used up as well.

Maria didn’t know this, but she does now.

“I felt like I knew everything, except about my body,” she explained. “But now I’m learning about my body. I read books. I ask questions.

“This has really changed my life. I'm so glad I’m here. I’m thankful to God, and thankful to Dr. Berg.”

Maria was nearly in tears.

“It’s unbelievable how I’ve changed. I’d gone to doctors, and they didn't help. My personal doctor said he couldn’t do anything for me. He said I had to take medication.

“I came home, and I was crying. I said to my husband that I was going to die because my blood sugar was too high. But you saved my life,” she said.

“I’m so glad I’m here.”

Here’s How To Begin To Take Charge Of And Improve Your Health

a chart showing the ratio of carbs proteins fats on keto

If you’re ready to take charge of your health, manage or even potentially reverse your type 2 diabetes, and set yourself up for a longer life in which you feel more vibrant and happy, here’s how you can begin.

First, reducing your carbohydrate intake is crucial. The low-carb, high-fat Healthy KetoTM is the way to do this. I offer you plenty of information to support your transition to keto, making it as easy as possible.

You can do it on your own, but if you prefer to get some support you can sign up for my free keto mini-course

In which you’ll learn the basics, along with understanding how this way of eating supports your health.

Once you’re comfortable with and transitioned into keto, I encourage you to add intermittent fasting to your health toolkit.

There are some pretty common misconceptions out there about intermittent fasting, making it seem weird and unnatural.

Nothing could be further from the truth. People have been fasting for millennia; some for religious or spiritual reasons, but others for their health.

At its most basic, intermittent fasting is simply a pattern of not eating within a specific time period. A very common example is 16 hours of fasting and 8 hours of eating in a 24-hour period, often called 16:8.

Like keto, you can do fasting on your own or you can sign up for my free intermittent fasting mini-course if you prefer to be supported.

a doodle photo of intermittent fasting

You Can See It’s Not Too Late

If Maria’s story hit home with you, I’m glad.

Let me clarify.

Of course I'm not glad that you’re suffering from type 2 diabetes. I’m glad that you’re moved by her story, because you understand there’s hope for you too.

You don’t have to be at the mercy of your body; instead, you can learn to work with it for optimal health.

Even though your doctor may have declared there’s nothing more he or she can do for you, and you feel like you’ve been sentenced to a lifetime of medication dependency or worse, Maria proves that you can take charge and turn your health around.

I don’t want you to suffer needlessly anymore. And I’m sure if you asked Maria, she’d say the same thing.

It’s not too late.

You’ll thank yourself for taking action right now to get your health back on track.

After all, don’t you deserve to feel happy and energetic?

Wouldn’t the people who care about you be thrilled at your improvement?

I think you know the answers to those questions.

Now my next question to you is: are you ready to dive in and start to feel better?

Then don’t wait.

Start now with the Healthy KetoTM diet.

Add intermittent fasting after you’ve adapted to keto.

Then watch as your weight drops, your blood sugar and Fat Storing Hormone levels lower, and your optimism and vitality return.

What are you waiting for?

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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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