With the information that’s easily available online, why aren’t more people taking the steps they need to take to reverse their diabetes?
1. Lack of Information
Well, one reason is that they don’t know the information is out there!
They believe what they’ve been told. They think that they’ll always have prediabetes or diabetes. They’re not aware of the information that can help them.
So they accept it as a non-negotiable truth and set out to educate themselves about how to live life and treat the symptoms. They may never search for any alternatives.
2. Family History
Imagine growing up in a family with lots of relatives who are diabetic. For example, what if your uncle, father, and brother all have diabetes.
You may come to expect and accept that you will eventually become a diabetic.
This can be a hard mindset to overcome.
If members of your family simply try to cope with the disease, then the odds are high that you will too.
Whatever you grew up with became familiar and accepted. It can be difficult to let go of what’s ingrained in your mind and step out to reach for something better.
3. No Follow Through
Other people have the knowledge. They know that diabetes and prediabetes can be reversed. They’ve looked into what it takes to get the ball rolling but then didn’t follow through.
4. No Motivation
A lack of motivation can be a reason that some people don’t try to reverse their diabetes.
Why the lack of motivation?
Because we get comfortable in what we’re most familiar with.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to try to change ourselves.
We can all become comfortable with the familiar, with our personal comfort zone.
By doing what we’ve always done, we don’t have to deal with being overwhelmed with new information. There’s a good reason that it’s referred to as the comfort zone.
It’s where we fit snugly with ease. We eat what we want to eat and we do what we want to do.
Of course, living this way ignores the consequences of our actions.
Like Stephen Covey once wrote, “When you pick up one end of the stick, you pick up the other end.”
We have to acknowledge that our actions (or lack of actions) have real consequences.
We may not like the consequences, but they are real.
Even though there’s often that little voice inside our heads warning us that the way that we’re dealing with prediabetes isn’t right, we ignore it. And our health continues to get worse until we’re diabetic.
Unfortunately, some people still accept having prediabetes because they bought into the belief that it can’t be changed and they’re simply too discouraged to even make an attempt.
This mindset is usually the place where a lot of newly diagnosed find themselves.
Most people diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes arrived on the scene over the course of several years.
During these years, you probably didn’t think a lot about the kinds and amount of food you were consuming.
So over time, your pancreas just couldn’t keep up with the demand that was put on it. As a result your insulin production stopped being as effective.
For these people, diabetes is brought on because of their lifestyle.
They ate more food than their body needed and neglected exercise. So they gained too much weight and the more they gained, the harder the pancreas worked.
For others, type 2 diabetes had nothing to do with their weight. They’re actually a normal body weight.
But they ate foods that contributed to the onset of diabetes. One of the best things you can do is to learn how certain foods can help create a leptin resistance and cause your blood sugar levels to rise.
There is Hope to Reverse Their Diabetes
But regardless of the reason why you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, regardless of how many years it’s taken to reach this point in your life, turning it all around doesn’t take years. For many people it can be done in a matter of weeks.