I am sharing this story with diabetics in the hopes that they will be inspired to bring their type 2 diabetes under control.
Signs of type 2 diabetes
In September 2009 when Dr. Robinson diagnosed me as a type 2 diabetic, my blood glucose was so high that his face turned red as he viewed my test results. “Do you know the danger you are in?” he asked me. “You are not far from going into cardiac arrest.” He seemed to be panicking. Perhaps, it was because he had known me since I arrived in Canada back in 1982, and I was known for being very healthy.
Before I went to see my doctor, or should I say what drove me to visit him was that, I had extreme cravings for sweets, which I indulged. I began to experience rapid weight loss and frequent urination for several weeks. At first, I was so happy that I had gone from 215 pounds down to 180 pounds in two months.
By the third month, each morning when I awoke and went to clean up, I saw a sticky, whitish substance on my tongue and at the corner of my eye. I didn’t know what this was, so I went to my doctor. He sent me for tests that morning and, by 1 p.m., his office called authorizing me to rush back to his office.
Type 2 diabetes diagnosis
Dr. Robinson informed me that I had become a diabetic. According to him, the whitish, sticky substance coming out of my tongue and at the corner of my eye was the excess sugar trying to exit my body. When he said that, I went into shock. I sat staring at the wall speechless.
My doctor put me on large doses of Metformin. Next thing I knew, I could not see. I thought I had gone blind and started panicking. People appeared to be a blur. I could make out cars and was able to see the structure of buildings. A friend helped me and called Dr. Robinson, who explained that the sugar was beginning to withdraw from my body and from my eyes, causing my eyes to shut down, and that my vision should return in four weeks.
When he diagnosed me, he asked, “Do you know the danger you are in? You are not far from going into cardiac arrest.”
Reverse type 2 diabetes naturally
Yes, I was at death’s door and a walking sugar-man, yet I managed to reverse and cure the diabetes permanently. Type 2 diabetes can be disrupted and stopped. My story was featured in WebMD Diabetes magazine fall 2016 issue page 19 as well as on their website using the title Chef Reveals How He Reversed and Cure His Type 2 Diabetes.
I had always thought that type 2 diabetes was a permanent disease that had to be managed by drugs. It turned out there was no research to indicate that, leading me to work with a total of five doctors and to research a cure.
I am no longer a type 2 diabetic. Each time I tell people my story, they ask, “How did you do it?”
My doctor asked me the same question, the day he pronounced me diabetes free. “Congratulations,” he said. “I am so proud of you. So tell me. How did you do it?”
He continued, “In my 40 years of practicing medicine, you are only the second patient I have seen who was able to cure his diabetes. You are unique.”
I told him that now that I know type 2 diabetes is a condition and can be reversed, I wanted to write a book to help others. His response: “That is an excellent idea.”
What is managing type 2 diabetes?
It means you are still a diabetic and will always be diabetic. Many people see diabetes as a disease that should be managed. This is not true. Every experienced medical doctor will attest to this. Managing it means you are setting yourself up for catastrophic ailments such as heart attacks, liver failure, blindness and leg amputation. It also means the diabetes will progress to the type 1, the deadlier type, which may lead to an ailment that requires even more drugs. Managing your diabetes defeats the purpose. Doesn’t it?
Ninety percent of all diabetes is type 2, the reversible type. Ten percent is type 1, the deadly and incurable type. Why manage type 2 diabetes when you can reverse?
Ernest Quansah is Lifestyle Strategist specializing in how type 2 diabetes can be reversed.