No More Prescriptions?
By: Dr. J. Murray Hockings
My purpose in creating the Help Your Diabetes program was to help people reverse their Type 2 Diabetes in order to live a long and healthy life.
Part of that goal is to enable them to get off prescription medications, and avoid the side effects associated with those medications.
Well, now there is another reason why getting off your medications is good news. The FDA, as well as the European Medicines Agency, have initiated reviews of some common Type 2 Diabetes drugs.
This class of drugs, called SGLT2 inhibitors, are believed to cause Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).
The drugs in question are: canagliflozin which is sold under the name Invokana, dapagliflozin sold as Farxiga, and empagliflozin sold under the name Jardiance.
Ketoacidosis is a serious condition that causes the body to produce high levels of blood acids which are called ketones.
Common symptoms are: abdominal pain, nausea, excessive thirst, difficulty breathing, unusual fatigue, sleepiness, and confusion.
If you ever feel these symptoms seek medical care immediately.
Of course, don’t stop taking any prescribed medications without talking with your doctor.
Prescription medications are expensive and all have their own unique side effects, which often leads to yet another prescription to counteract those side effects! The sooner you can be free of those medications and their side effects, the sooner you can get back to a better quality of life!
Testimonial Of The Month
Curt S. from Tucson, AZ
“Curt S. from Tucson, AZ is off of all of his insulin! He started on 125 units daily, and has managed this achievement at a little over two months into his 4 Month Wellness Program.
For those of you that are struggling to get your blood sugar down and get off your meds, this is another example of the results that can be achieved when you are very strict with following our program exactly as directed.”
Patient William H. from Tallahassee, FL
“Patient William H. from Tallahassee, FL has been diabetic for 33 years and was able to get off all of his diabetic medications this week! He was previously on 38 units of insulin, 5 mg of glipizide, and 50 mg of januvia. Starting the program his A1c was at 7.8, and it is currently at 5.6! Congratulations to William for successfully completing the program and becoming clinically non-diabetic!”
Kathryn G. from Divernon, Illinois
“We’d like to congratulate Kathryn G. from Divernon, Illinois who just successfully completed her wellness program. She was able to get off of the 2000 mg of Invokamet she was taking daily, as well as all of her statin medications. She lowered her A1C from 8.0 to 5.9, and lost 18 pounds in the process!”
Protect Your Feet
Type 2 Diabetes can lead to nerve damage and poor circulation, which means you may not feel it if you have a cut or wound on your foot.
Since you don’t even realize it’s there, you don’t know to treat it which can often lead to the wound becoming infected.
In addition, the poor circulation means that once the wound is discovered, it takes much longer to heal.
That’s why so many diabetics have amputations.
So, take care of your feet and make sure you…
1. Do a daily inspection of your feet, with a mirror or the help of your spouse, if necessary.
2. Don’t go barefoot, and always wear properly fitted shoes to protect your feet.
3. Keep your feet hydrated with lotion (don’t put the lotion between your toes).
4. Thoroughly dry your feet and between toes after every bath and shower.
5. Seek medical attention promptly if you have any sores or abrasions on your feet. Prompt care may prevent an infection.
6. And of course, stay on your Help Your Diabetes program to reverse your Type 2 Diabetes altogether.
As a diabetic you need to take extra care and diligence to avoid many potentially devastating side effects of diabetes.
It Only Takes One
What challenges are you facing when it comes to staying on track to reverse your Type 2 Diabetes?
Are you finding it hard to avoid certain foods?
Is it difficult to find the time, or motivation, to exercise more?
I know it can be challenging to make life changes, so I like to give you monthly reminders of why it’s so important to stay on track.
This article is to remind you that staying away from soft drinks is extremely important to your success in reversing your diabetes.
We all know that obesity is a leading cause of Type 2 Diabetes; and foods and drinks that are high in fat and calories aren’t good for you.
What you may not have known is that soda is so bad that it may cause Type 2 Diabetes even in people who aren’t overweight!
A new study published in the British Medical Journal found that people who drank 1 sugary beverage (soda and even sweetened tea) daily had an 18% higher chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes over a 10-year period, compared to people who didn’t drink sweetened soda or tea.
The surprising part was that the research showed that normal weight and thin people were still 13% more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes!
So, if you struggle with giving up that soda, just remember that it’s so bad for you that even people who don’t have traditional risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes, can still get the disease when they drink soda.
I think that tells us all we need to know about just how bad those sugary drinks are, don’t you?
Who Needs A Fountain Of Youth When You Have These?
There have been many studies that confirm that people who engage in regular exercise and eat a balanced diet may be able to prevent up to 20 different chronic diseases!
Take a second and really think about it…being able to control 20 chronic diseases just by eating better and getting more exercise.
Here are just some of the diseases that may be averted with regular exercise and proper eating habits: heart disease, stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, colon and breast cancer (and possibly lung cancer), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and lower back pain.
And, it’s easier than you think.
Only 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week can be all it takes. For example, going for a brisk walk around the block after dinner during the week can result in better health.
And by following the Help Your Diabetes meal plan, eating better is easy too.
If you combine regular exercise with healthy eating habits it will be like finding your own fountain of youth!
Happiness and stress are both contagious. so, surround yourself with happy people!
Please Help Us
We are on a mission to help reverse diabetes in over 1 million people, but we need your help. If you know someone who has Type 2 Diabetes, please tell them to contact us so they can get more information about how we can help them. If you’re reading this newsletter and you have Type 2 Diabetes, but you haven’t joined our program yet, we would love to help you become one of our success stories. Contact us about how you can get involved with our program and reverse your diabetes once and for all. Call us at (800) 321-9054 or email at [email protected]
Dr. J. Murray Hockings, D.C. has been practicing for 24 years. He has owned 5 previous healthcare centers and is the Founder/CEO of Help Your Diabetes in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Hockings has seen over 20,000 patients in his career and is an internationally recognized expert in natural health.
Dr. Hockings helps patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Weight Loss conditions. Dr. Hockings is the Author of the books “Imagine Living Without Type 2 Diabetes” and “Send Your Doctor Packing”. He appeared on TV for 7 years, educating patients on how they can become healthy without using medications or surgery.
Dr. Hockings had a 30 minute documentary done on him and his Diabetes program that was featured on Discovery Health Channel in March 2015. To view this documentary go to this link. www.HelpYourDiabetes.com/about-us/documentary
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