Shocking new research reveals that the one person we ALL rely on to help keep us diabetes-free could actually be CAUSING it instead.
We all know doctors aren’t perfect. After all, they’re just human beings like the rest of us.
However, they’re also humans with a LOT of education under their belt. And that knowledge, we’ve been told, makes them qualified to help keep us healthy.
But if you’ve been relying on your own primary care doc to help keep YOU from developing type 2 diabetes, it’s time to come up with a new plan.
Because, according to a revealing new survey, he likely has BIG gaps in his prediabetes awareness that could translate into BIG trouble for you.
In fact, according to the new study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, there were significant holes in the surveyed doctors’ overall knowledge of …
- risk factors
- diagnostic criteria
- prediabetes management
- prediabetes to diabetes prevention
In other words, some of the physicians didn’t know enough to effectively warn patients about the things putting them at risk for the disease. And in this case, what you DON’T know CAN indeed hurt you.
Plus, other docs didn’t know how properly diagnose a case of prediabetes.
Which means in that critical period BEFORE developing a full-blown case of type-2, many folks don’t even know they could be taking steps to turn things around.
In the profits versus prevention battle patients suffer
But let’s face it, none of us should be too surprised. After all, mainstream medicine doesn’t teach docs how to prevent disease.
Instead, doctors are taught to focus on treating the symptoms AFTER you’re already sick. And they’re handsomely rewarded for doing it too.
There’s not a lot of profit in prevention.
Plus, docs don’t get treated like gods for keeping you from getting sick. That kind of adoration is showered on the ones who bring you back from the edge of tragedy.
Even so, some of the findings are pretty sobering…
- Just 42 percent picked the correct red-flag fasting glucose and Hb1Ac figures
- On average just 10 out of the 15 risk factors for prediabetes were ID’d
- Only eight percent of docs knew that the ADS recommends a minimum of seven percent weight loss to prevent prediabetes from turning into diabetes
In other words, “patient heal thyself.” Because if you rely on your doc to guide you waking up tomorrow with diabetes isn’t out of the question.
Stop prediabetes in its tracks with these 3 steps
But don’t worry, unlike those prevention-avoiding docs there’s nothing I like better than helping folks head off a health crisis at the pass. That includes facing prediabetes face on.
And I have a few tips for you that could help you avoid having a diabetes diagnosis in your future.
1. Go lower-carb:
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again. The single best thing you can do to both prevent and reverse diabetes is to slash the junk carbohydrates and sugars from your diet.
And you don’t even need to go on full Keto to see the benefits. Simply cut out ALL junk carbs, reduce your overall carb count, and bump up your protein and fat intake.
Research shows that eating this way could prevent diabetes. And if you have already been diagnosed, it could begin to reverse the disease within six weeks.
2. Stick with FULL FAT dairy:
For over three decades now the low-fat or no-fat dairy myth has been shoved down our throats. And you know what ELSE happened during that same window of time? Cases of heart disease and DIABETES have skyrocketed.
But recent research has blown the low-fat-dairy myth right out of the water. Because researchers now say folks who enjoy dairy fat have a LOWER risk for diabetes. Plus, other research has shown skim, and one percent milk drinkers are more likely to be overweight or obese… both risk factors for diabetes… than folks who pick whole milk.
The moral? Don’t fear dairy fat. Go ahead and enjoy some full-fat dairy as part of your regular diet. It will help you feel full and satisfied, so you end up ending LESS in the end.
3. Bump up your vitamin D:
Research has revealed that raising D levels in folks who are at high risk for diabetes could slash your risk of developing the disease. In one study folks given a D supplement had improved insulin sensitivity, better insulin function, and new beta cell formation.
Try spending 15 to 20 minutes a day out in the sunshine with your head, face, and arms exposed. And talk with your doc about testing your D levels and taking a supplement too. In the study researchers used a 5,000 IU per day dosage.
The writing is on the wall. You can’t rely on your doctor to help you avoid diabetes. You’re going to have to take that task on yourself. But using these three steps, it could turn out to be far easier to do than you ever imagined.