Category Archives: Diabetes

A Bourbon A Day Helps Keep The Blood Sugars At Bay

If you follow this blog you know I have Type 2 Diabetes and I’ve reversed my diabetic symptoms through the adoption of a Paleo lifestyle but there has been a nagging question in my mind over the last few months … Continue reading

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Improving Insulin Sensitivity

Type 2 diabetics suffer from reduced insulin sensitivity which prevents the glucose in the bloodstream from being absorbed by the cells and converted to glycogen (energy). Insulin is the ‘key’ to unlock the cells and let the glucose in but … Continue reading

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Interval Training Works For Type 2 Diabetics

Interval Training is not just for professional athletes but is useful for the rest of us who are just interested in living a healthier lifestyle. From NPR: “Now, a study published in the journal Diabetologia finds that interval training may … Continue reading

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Something Odd Has Happened – Part 2

A month ago I wrote about how something odd (and by ‘odd’, I meant ‘good’) happened to my morning blood sugar measurements and I now have more data to share. Normal fasting blood sugar measurements of a non-diabetic are traditionally … Continue reading

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Something Odd Has Happened

For the past 9 months I’ve controlled my Type 2 Diabetes through exercise and diet consisting of high protein, high fat and extremely low carbs (obtained only from vegetables) but something odd has happened to my morning blood sugar measurements … Continue reading

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Without Medication – 8 month Update

It was 8 months ago when I decided to reverse my Type 2 Diabetes through diet/exercise and eliminate my diabetes medication. Based on the last 14 months of my life battling Type 2 Diabetes, I am confident that someone who … Continue reading

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The Effects Of High Intensity Exercise On Blood Sugar Levels

Does exercise help reduce blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetics? Of course! “When you do moderate exercise, like walking, that makes your heart beat a little faster and breathe a little harder. Your muscles use more glucose, the sugar … Continue reading

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Is The Paleo Diet Becoming Mainstream?

I’ve written at length about how a low carb, high protein, high fat diet has allowed me, as a Type 2 Diabetic, to control my blood sugar levels without medication. Controlling my Diabetes through this lifestyle change shouldn’t be revolutionary … Continue reading

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My Type-2 Diabetes Journey – 1 Year Update

It has been a year since my doctor diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes and although that life changing moment was difficult on me and my family, in hindsight it was the best wake-up call I could have received. I … Continue reading

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes In One Year

Type 2 diabetics can bring their blood sugar measurements within the normal range without medicine if they are diagnosed early and they adopt a lifestyle change. I did this in less than a year and I will share my journey … Continue reading

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Bread Alternatives For Type 2 Diabetics

After being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes I had to make several, radical lifestyle changes to get my blood sugar measurements in the ‘normal’ range (70 – 100 mg/dL fasting and <130 mg/dL 2 hours after a meal).  I never … Continue reading

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How Illness Affects Blood Sugar Measurements

I had read that when a Diabetic gets sick their blood sugar levels will be elevated and after a recent illness I can verify this is true. Why does this happen?  From the American Diabetes Association: “When you’re sick, you’re … Continue reading

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Reversing Diabetes – 2 Month Update

It’s been almost 2 months since I stopped taking my Type 2 Diabetes medicine and brought my blood sugar measurements within the ‘normal’ range and I’d like to provide an update. I’m happy to report that my fasting (pre-breakfast) blood … Continue reading

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Is it possible to reverse Type 2 Diabetes and have normal blood sugar levels without medication?  Yes! I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in March of this year and as I described before, it was a wakeup call for … Continue reading

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Taking A Break

I need to take a break from blogging for a few weeks. For those of you who follow this blog you know that in March of this year I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and that was, to say … Continue reading

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Diabetes Update – 4 Months Post Diagnosis

Today I had my 3 month checkup with my Endocrinologist, which was 4 months after I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes during my annual physical, and I’m happy to report that I’ve made great progress. If you want to … Continue reading

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A Life Changing Moment

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote in his poem “Rainy Days” these famous words: “Into each life some rain must fall” On March 7th, during my yearly physical, a little rain fell on me because that is the day I was … Continue reading

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