DIABETES is a DISEASE most people simply view as a “CONDITION.” It is certainly not FEARED like CANCER. This misconception is based on the belief that diabetes is CONTROLLED with prescription medication. This has proven to be an UNRELIABLE approach to addressing the underlying mechanisms of this disease and entirely incapable at reversing it LONG TERM.
What has science proven to be the MOST RELIABLE METHOD to PREVENT and REVERSE PRE-DIABETES?
THE DIET PREVENTION PROGRAM STUDY
This study proved that LIFESTYLE was more effective preventing pre-diabetics from developing full blown diabetes than prescription medication (specifically, Metformin – one of the most commonly prescribed pre-diabetic medications.) This study was actually STOPPED 1 year prior to its intended end date. Why? The LIFESTYLE group showed such a dramatic reduction in risk compared to the PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION group (58% lower risk of developing diabetes in the LIFESTYLE group compared to 31% for the PRESCRIPTION group on Metformin) that they decided to terminate the study early. These statistical results were based on a follow up with participants 2.8 years later. If the study was lengthened to 10 years, the difference in percentages would have likely been even higher. Few people maintain healthy blood sugar levels taking metformin alone over a prolonged period. Most are required to take MULTIPLE medications in INCREASING QUANTITIES to keep blood sugar levels in desired ranges. The LIFESTYLE group, however, successfully prevented a significantly larger percentage from ever developing diabetes. This meant:
NO MEDICATION, NO SECONDARY SIDE EFFECTS, REDUCED MEDICAL EXPENSES AND A BETTER QUALITY OF HEALTH.
In general, people believe they can choose an unhealthy lifestyle and maintain this unhealthy lifestyle as long as they take their prescription medications to “control” their “problem(s).” Any good qualified physician would tell them these drugs are NOT SUBSTITUTES for healthy foods, exercise, proper rest, stress reduction, hydration, etc… These medications are designed for SHORT TERM USE to create a stable internal environment. Once achieved, LIFESTYLE CHANGES provide the body the tools needed to PREVENT the recurrence of PRE-DIABETES and the manifestation of other DISEASES.
People FALSELY assume these medications are “keeping them healthy!“ These medications offer NO HEALTH BENEFITS.
Long term use of medications often cause toxicity to the kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract and weaken other organs. Secondary side effects from these medications frequently require additional prescriptions to counter these unwanted and unintended side effects.