“Also take for yourself wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt; put them into one vessel, and make bread of them for yourself. Ezekiel 4:9
In furthering the causes of the Diabetes Educational Prevention Campaign, taking the bull by the horns for my own personal health is what this article is all about. The first order of business has been to make my very own lifestyle change. Depressed and saddened because of what had happened to my mother twenty-two years ago, due to complications she suffered from lack of knowledge, therefore she suffered from Type 2 diabetes in the worse kind of way.
When i was diagnosed, I remember going home, throwing out all the carbohydrates in my kitchen, and beginning to take short ten-minute walks for starters from being so out of shape, had back injuries from two car accidents, the pain I felt during my walks was tremendous, but I kept trying. Today, walking an hour without pain is easy. Exercise is now a lifestyle change for me.
Scared straight from the knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes and its many complications, never will I eat improperly the way I once did. I’m sharing my testimony to help readers around the country to understand that Type 2 diabetes can be turned around.
According to Dr. Sherita Hill Golden, a diabetes doctor at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, and a previous guest on The Lyndia Grant Radio Show several years ago, “It’s never too late to make that change to a better diet and to add exercise.” We cannot allow problems to overwhelm us to a point that we are killing ourselves by out-of-control eating, or shall we say, we are eating too much comfort food.
I am feeling so much better now, and I’m happy to be back on track. How did I make the switch from eating in my regular manner to now having a healthy diet? Previously, eating from Burger King, McDonald’s, having four candy bars because I couldn’t decide which was my favorite, purchasing large bags of Frito’s, and enjoying ‘pink’ Hostess Sno-Balls, I was hooked on this cake. As much I ate those cupcakes, that alone added to my diagnosis. Even though I thought I was only gaining weight from eating them, I kept going to the gas station to buy them!
It wasn’t easy to cut out all the fast food and make the switch to eating more green leafy vegetables, well-planned garden salads, lentils, and add regular exercise routines which have become my new normal. Walking and jogging continues to be my exercise of choice. There is an extreme difference in the way that I look and feel, with pounds and inches steadily coming off.
Drinking green smoothies each morning is another good choice. White bread and white sugar have been switched to whole grain or wheat bread and sourdough. I looked in the frozen food section of the grocery store until I found Ezekiel Bread, made from the scripture, Ezekiel 4:9 products, and are crafted in the likeness of the Holy Scripture to ensure unrivaled honest nutrition and pure, delicious flavors. The scripture reads “take also unto thee wheat and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…” It is this special, unique combination of six grains and legumes that harvests benefits beyond what we normally expect from our breads, pastas, cereals, and other foods. Ezekiel Bread has been a blessing in my diet. Finally, it is 84.3% protein, with no eggs included. Brown rice is best for diabetics.
As a result of these lifestyle changes, my physical examination continues to improve. My HbA1C glucose levels are at the pre-diabetic levels, my blood pressure is very good again, and I feel so much better too. There is one area that I’m still working on, and that is my ideal Body Mass Index, BMI. I’m still overweight, but I’ve lost more than 50 pounds and still counting. I’ve gotten more wrinkles in my neck, but I’m 72 years old now, and it is, what it is! I am working on that too.
Consider making your very own major lifestyle change to improve your diabetes levels. It’s very simple: First – change your diet by eliminating most carbohydrates, always have small portions. That is a must. When you cut out all carbs, you HbA1C rises; secondly, you must exercise regularly for the rest of your life; and, finally, do NOT get off track, stay with this for life!
May God bless you as you stick to this proven plan to turn your Type 2 diabetes diagnosis around, and please share this knowledge with your family.