Shared by Cindy Ponchot, Star Sapphire Director
On April 11, 2018, I went with my husband, Don, to his appointment with our primary care physician, suspecting a diagnosis of diabetes. Don’s symptoms were unquenchable thirst, constant urgency to urinate, fatigue, tingling in his feet, vision issues and other indications of this disease.
The doctor conducted an A1C test that read 10.4. She was shocked and said that Don had probably been a diabetic for some time now.
After sharing my primary peritoneal cancer testimony with her, I asked her if she would be OK if we tried similar measures to see if we could get Don’s blood sugar under control. For my cancer, I had used a mind, body and spirit treatment versus chemotherapy or radiation. I had been given six months to live. That was 10 years ago. She agreed and said, “I will see you back here in three months to see how you are doing.”
We went home that day and started our program. We ate a whole-food diet, no sugar or white foods, no bread and plenty of green vegetables. With every meal he took a capsule of AIM GlucoChrom. After dinner, we would ride our bikes for four miles. Intermittent fasting became part of our routine also. Don had been using BarleyLife for a while along with some supplements, so we continued those.
The doctor wanted Don to take three prescriptions—Metformin, Lisinopril and
Lipitor—saying that diabetics die of heart disease, not diabetes. These drugs have terrible side effects, and we did not want to deal with this. Don had already overcome acid reflux and high blood pressure, so we felt we could control the diabetes too.
On July 18, we went back for the follow-up visit. To the doctor’s surprise, Don had lost 20 pounds, his blood pressure was 116/66 and his A1C was 6.4. She was shocked and said she did not ever think we could achieve this success.
My A1C was 5.5 and prior to the visit she thought I may be borderline diabetic. I can say, if you put your mind to this, it can be done naturally!
Thanks, AIM, for all the resources you give us to live healthy lives!
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