Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all diagnoses and is not only completely preventable, but also reversible. What’s more, for every three people who have been diagnosed, there’s another person who doesn’t know they have it. Still not convinced you are at risk? For every diagnosis, ten people are in the pre-diabetic stage!
Other individual factors such as weight, genetics and lifestyle can further increase the likelihood of developing diabetes. The truth is that everyone is susceptible to diabetes, but fortunately, it doesn’t have to be a life sentence and can be managed and even reversed with knowledge and discipline.
“The vast majority of people with diabetes can achieve perfectly stable blood sugar levels, even without medication, by following my tried and tested advice that extends over the past 30 years that I’ve helped thousands of people suffering with blood-sugar related ill health,” says Patrick.
Before you start feeling defeated by the type of diet and lifestyle changes that you may need to make, Patrick dispels some common myths that may put you off.
Don’t believe the following:
- You have to be obese to get type 2 diabetes.
- Supplements are a waste of time.
- You should be eating a low-fat, low-calorie diet.
- You have to be on medication to control your blood sugar levels.
“The great news is that it really isn’t difficult to prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes, and the strategy that achieves it, which boils down to a delicious and practical diet, daily supplements and an active lifestyle, is exactly the same recipe for increasing your energy, mood,and memory, and reducing your risk of other illnesses,” says Patrick.