Diabetics are, essentially, fat-storing machines. Your hormones shift. The fat-creating hormones begin to dominate. Exercise programs are less likely to work. Sound familiar? All hope is not lost. The likely case is that you aren’t diabetic because of your weight. Diabetes, in fact, causes weight gain. And your diabetes medications are not helping.
Treat Diabetes at Its Source
Diabetes is a hormonal issue. Skewed hormones make your body store fat rather than burn it. Addressing this problem is a major part of reversing diabetes. There is just one thing that gets in the way – diabetes medications.
You may feel like you’re destined to never lose weight, and you may blame your diabetes diagnosis. Chances are, the meds that are supposed to be “helping” with your diabetes are screwing up your weight loss goals.
You must understand how your hormones work, and what happens when they don’t. Your body is either burning fat or storing fat. When insulin levels are off, you get stuck in fat-storing mode. And when your hormones are skewed and you’re storing fat, you will not lose any weight with exercise.
The Pill Bottle Is Not the Solution
One of the biggest fears people with diabetes have is that they will be on medication for the rest of their lives. They dread this sentence. They may see that the medication is flawed, which means the way it treats them will not be ideal either, but they don’t see any way out.
Your worries are not unfounded. Sixty-eight percent of diabetics develop heart disease, even though they take their medication, even though their glucose levels are “normal” or better. Other dangerous side effects of diabetes medications are cancer and, yes, weight gain.
It’s a myth that your diabetes meds are safe and will fix your condition. Most of the drugs produce more insulin, which creates a lifelong dependence on insulin replacement. While the drugs get the job done as far as insulin production and lowering blood sugar, your pancreas will suffer and degenerate, making you permanently dependent on insulin.
You Can Eliminate Diabetes Medications from Your Life
When you normalize blood sugar, some symptoms decrease, but the bottom line is this: The need for insulin begets the need for more insulin. And this problem can lead to hypothyroid. Some diabetes medications advertise that they decrease your waist-to-hip measurement. However, the fat isn’t disappearing, it’s moving to your buttocks.
If you’re diabetic, you’re three times more likely to be overweight or obese. It follows then that you’re three to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. And that’s when you’re on medication.
The good news? You don’t have to choose between taking meds that have serious risks, or not taking meds and having dangerously high glucose levels. Instead, choose the option of addressing the underlying cause of insulin problems with herbs, nutritional programs, lifestyle changes, and diabetes therapy. Help your body reverse the condition.
Take control of your body, your diabetes, and your future. Say goodbye to diabetes medications and all their side effects. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Geck at the Restorative Wellness Center in Ann Arbor. Discover how functional medicine and targeted diabetes therapy can save your life.