De-regulated blood sugar levels have become epidemic in the western world. The incidence of blood sugar-related diseases such as diabetes now strikes tens of millions of people. Type II diabetes is a disease that is totally preventable, and in many instances reversible with abeyance to good dietary principles, exercise and a change in attitude and shift in perspective.
There are practices you can do with your own eating habits that can make major improvements in how you feel and function. A 'blood sugar coma' is when a person has a strong elevation in their blood sugar levels which causes a dramatic slowing down of metabolism. In many instances, the effects of high glucose levels will cause a person to feel immediately fatigued, sometimes even passing out at the table.
For other individuals, high glucose levels can result in hyperactivity, agitation and attention deficit (ADD). The physiological effects that food and nutrients have on your body is not the same for everyone. In fact, you'll be amazed to learn that 'one person's food is another person's poison.'
Most type II diabetics are either keyed up in sympathetic nervous system over-drive, or they are in a sluggish, burned out state. The role that stress has on the body and its metabolism is not something to take lightly. In various stages, hyperglycemia can result in excessive adrenal output, high sodium and cortisol levels and can cause blood pressure to soar, setting the stage for congestive heart failure and cardiovascular disease.
Diabetics often feel they are stuck in the mud and spinning their wheels. They seem to be running through the same psychological, emotional and physiological patterns over and over again and can't get out. Many diabetics are physically addicted to their stress response.
There is a way out of course, but it takes commitment and perseverance. You must want to change and you must BE the change otherwise you will continue to spin your wheels incessantly.
Changing such immense physical and psychological stress on your body is a radical act which also involves self-empowerment. No one, I repeat NO ONE is going to do the work for you. You must walk to the goal through your own radical effort.
If you are going to successfully reverse your diabetic hyperglycemia, you have to change. You must be aware of who you have become and how you got there. It does you no good to blame someone else for being in your state of health. You have to recognize yourself as authority. Dig deep and find yourself in your own resolve to change.
You can do it! The power is in you. I have witnessed people reverse their diabetic diagnosis by taking charge of their own health. The solution does not reside in a pill. It resides in you taking charge of your body and being responsible for what goes into it. You must educate and understand the power that food has on your body, for better or for worse.
The choice is yours and no one else's. You can live and suffer with your diagnosed disease name or you can get real and take charge of your health.
Michael McEvoy has a private nutritional consulting practice. He works with clients nationally and internationally. Please contact him to learn more about his nutritional consulting services and programs.