Scrap Your New Year Diabetes Resolutions

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?

Why do we make new year's resolutions? Usually because we want to change a behavior. Did you make your resolution to exercise and eat healthy which should help you reduce your A1c? Is this the same resolution you made the year before? I get it, I was part of the 80% that failed achieving my resolutions...until...I changed my strategy on how to reverse my diabetes.

Setting lofty goals and forgetting that the steps between starting and achieving our goals are an important piece of the process to success.

Realize you cannot FIGHT this disease. If you do, giving up is inevitable.

Forget chasing after the latest diet. Forget targeting weight loss. Yes, you heard me right!

Most people tend to focus on the wrong action. We follow a restrictive diet and track our weight loss to lower our A1c. It's proven year after year that this strategy is short lived.

Lowering and stabilizing your glucose levels should be a long-term plan.

In order to have a long-term plan think about lifestyle changes for your overall health, not just your diabetes. Lifestyle adjustments should be made specific to you, not for the masses. Understanding which foods are right for you, not for the generic diabetic, is the first step to reversing diabetes.

Improving your health should not be a new year's resolution. It should be part of your everyday life just like getting up in the morning, brushing your teeth and starting your day.

I've talked to diabetes patients from all walks of life. Having diabetes does not make you a failure, like I thought I was. Show off by learning how to improve your health and reverse the many effects of this disease.

We all struggle with something in life. But there's no reason to struggle year after year with type 2 diabetes. This disease will progressively get worse. You can get your health back long term, what do you have to lose? I lost diabetes!