I want to chat about your new year's resolutions you made. Toss those resolutions away! Why? Because 80% of people fail to achieve their new year's resolutions. And, most don't make it past the first 30 days. Why do you want to be part of that statistic?
Does it seem too overwhelming to reverse or stop type 2 diabetes? Is your doctor hesitant to reduce or eliminate your medication even when you promise to do better?
Getting frustrated only makes things worse. It can lead us to give up too soon. You didn’t get diabetes overnight, so don’t expect to fix it overnight.
Think of the following steps as part of your journey to improved health. These are not the only steps but are the basic steps to start. Each step is intertwined with the next for a bigger and better outcome over time.
Dry and itchy skin (pruritus) is a symptom of type 2 diabetes. Living in the winters of the Midwest, I never considered it a symptom, I thought it was cold weather-induced.
Dry skin seemed to be more of a nuisance than anything else. I can’t say it enough; our body gives us signs and warnings when there is an issue. Too many of us ignore these signs or do not extensively pursue to determine the root cause, I know I missed the mark on that.
Diabetes is yet again tied to another health issue that can be confused with the sign of aging. Let’s begin to understand that diabetes is a systemic problem. We have it burned into our brains that diabetes is a sugar problem. In a manner of speaking it is. But it goes much deeper than that.
Patients with diabetes are twice as likely to result in hearing loss. Prediabetes patients are 30 percent more likely to result in hearing loss than non-prediabetic patients.
Our eyes are precious. I hope you never lose sight of how diabetes can affect them. It’s too easy to believe your eyesight is changing due to aging or reasons outside of diabetes.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication that affects your eyes due to type 1 and 2 diabetes. This is driven by damage to the blood vessels on the retina.
Did you know you can avoid, slow the progression, and possibly reverse some symptoms of diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy usually affects both eyes. Let’s review some of the symptoms: