I was not diagnosed in a doctor’s office. One Sunday morning in 1992 after our morning church service was over, I was standing in line at a potluck dinner when my friend, who happened to be a Diabetic Educator, approached me with a glucometer and asked if she could test my blood glucose. I told her she could – and the results were astounding! My blood glucose was over 300! Now, mind you, this was before lunch!
Needless to say, I did not eat lunch. My appetite was gone at that point. I decided to go back into the sanctuary and just sit and think for a while. My friend came in and began to explain Type 2 Diabetes to me. I’ll be honest – I was scared of what this diagnosis meant. I wondered how much damage had already been done. I had been in denial for a very long time. But I hit the wall and I could not deny it any longer. I broke down and cried on my friend’s shoulder. I’m so thankful she was there to help me!
Vegetables are for all intense purposes free for the eating! I eat them raw and enjoy just as much as I want. I also eat nuts, with the exception of peanuts and cashews. Again, because they do have a lot of fat, I eat just one handful a day – usually for a snack. Some diabetics refuse to use any artificial sweeteners, but my choice is Stevia. I do put it in my coffee and on strawberries once in a while if they taste a little tart.
The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition. ― Thomas Edison
I eat five small meals every day - breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. I never feel deprived. Since I’ve adopted an alkaline lifestyle, I’ve lost over 80 pounds and have gone from a size 2X to a size 16. I have 30 more pounds to lose, but now I have the tools I need to succeed. Basically, I am forced to eat the kind of diet that everyone should be eating. If you don't have Type 2 Diabetes, then you are not going to feel the added incentive that I obviously do to stay on track! This is not just a diet - this is my lifestyle. It has to be! This is me regaining my health!