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My Mother Doubted Me When I Told Her I Have Reversed My Diabetes

This is my mother. She is 68 years old. She likes telling her story and she wants me to write this testimonial on her behalf. She was diagnosed with diabetes with complications (nerve pain, blurred vision, and lung infection) 25 years ago. Like any diabetic, she was not spared from concomitant diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and asthma. She was maintained on rising doses of insulin, three oral diabetes pills, three anti-hypertensive medications, 2 asthma inhalers, 2 nerve pills, eye drops and cholesterol pills with multiple "health supplements".

​Despite taking all her medications diligently, her blood sugar and blood pressure went on a roller coaster ride. She reached the point of wanting to give up as her medications have become too expensive and nauseating.

When I told her that I have reversed my diabetes with the lifestyle change, she doubted it will work for her, since she thought she's been "diabetic for way too long and it's impossible". All I did was constantly educate her about her diseases and how the human body can heal if given the right nourishment and care. Little did I know that our weekly talk over the phone changed her mind. She needed to gradually cut down her insulin dose because her blood sugar was consistently trending down. After six months, she was officially off insulin. Another 3 months passed and she was off asthma inhalers and cut down half of her blood pressure and oral diabetes medications. She got off her nerve pill (for neuropathy) and eye drops as well, and remained symptom-free. Overall, we got her prescription medications down from 12 to 3. She also lost weight and her energy level increased. She noticed that since she started lifestyle change, she didn't get sick too frequently anymore.

My mother was my first patient. At one point, she was injecting insulin and now she doesn't have to do it. She still couldn't believe that she'll ever be injection-free.

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