Holistically Heal Six Types of Diabetes
This article is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Thanks for the disclaimer idea, Danielle Belardo M.D. See Danielle’s article linked below.
I didn’t even know there were six forms of diabetes. Did you? I’ve only heard of Type 1, Type 2, Gestational, and recently, Type 3 associated with Alzheimer’s.
During my research for this article, I discovered that if you have Type 2 diabetes, your risk for developing Type 3 diabetes doubles! (See PubMed article in References section below.)
I have Type 2 diabetes and want it to go away without taking insulin or prescription medication. In 2021, my A1C was 12. The nurse practitioner who reviewed my labs said if I didn’t get it under control, I would die! That got my attention, but even the threat of death wasn’t enough to convince me to get insulin injections. I want to reverse diabetes holistically without depending on prescription drugs.
Last year, I lowered my A1C from 12 to 10. Progress, but it still needs to be in the safe range below 6. I published a newsletter on Substack to document my journey, but I recently deleted it. I decided to write about it on Medium to reach more people because so many of us want and need to get this insidious disease under control.
It may also reach someone who doesn’t even know they have diabetes! When was the last time you got your Hemoglobin A1C tested? I wish continuous glucose monitors (CGM) were available without a prescription. You can see your blood sugar levels in real-time with a CGM. You can see how food, exercise, stress, etc., affect your blood glucose levels. CGMs are lifesavers! Come on, Apple, we’re counting on you to add a CGM to the Apple watch.
With all the hype of GLP-1 to lose weight and control Type 2 diabetes, I have been tempted to go against my instincts to heal holistically and take conventional medicine. But I can’t bring myself to pay thousands of dollars for the medicine, inject myself, depend on pharmaceuticals, or deal with the side effects. After having eighteen inches of my colon removed due to abscessed…