Who wants to belong to one of the largest clubs in the U.S. with nearly 115 million people? The love of food bringing people together.
As members, we pass each other in the halls at work. We could eye each other at a restaurant. We see each other at the pharmacy or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. It doesn’t take much to tell who the members are.
We’ve been pulled in unknowingly. Once you’re in, it seems impossible to leave. The forces that be, wag their fingers at us scaring us into staying. Warning us we can try to leave, but we will be back. They hover in their offices waiting to say, “I told you so.”
Welcome to the Diabetes Club.
Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, it’s really the same, a metabolic issue. The leaders of the club tell us to ‘manage’ diabetes. The protocol is the same no matter who you speak with.
Training is confusing between the fight over food and drugs. It’s like watching an illusionist. Look over here, while a prescription is being written over there. Our health is failing, and millions of our members’ lives are being negatively impacted.
Managing diabetes with drugs that have sides effects as bad or worse as the disease is part of the protocol. Sending our members to nutrition classes that do not teach us to reverse diabetes and heal, is to keep us medicated and caught in that revolving door between the doctor and pharmacy.
What the leaders and members fail to admit, is the diabetes management protocol does NOT work. If it worked, the number of members would be reducing every year by the millions, not increasing.
Do you realize-
• 1.2 million new members joined the Diabetes Club between 2012 and 2015
• Diabetes related amputations increased from 73,000 in 2010 to 108,000 in 2014
• We are expecting 1 in 3 U.S. adults to have diabetes by 2050
Why? Because our leaders do not have the proper plan in place to avoid and reverse diabetes, only to manage.
When I stopped following club rules and made holistic lifestyle changes, I was able to restore my health. The best day of my life is when I canceled my membership to the Diabetes Club. I’ve even been told that I’m in denial. My clients hear, “Once you’re diabetic, you’re always diabetic.” Leaders of the club dry up any hope and faith we need to get us through the work it takes to reverse diabetes.
I say to those non-believers, “Do what I did. Do what I coach my clients to do and see what we all have accomplished. We learned that we have the power to reverse diabetes. We don’t care what you call us. We don’t care that you don’t believe in us. We have joined a new club!”