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Yuval Noah Harari
“In 2012 about 56 million people died throughout the world; 620,000 of them died due to human violence (war killed 120,000 people, and crime killed another 500,000). In contrast, 800,000 committed suicide, and 1.5 million died of diabetes. Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder.”
Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Rick Mystrom
“People all over the United States are ready to try to take off the unwanted weight they gained. They’re ready to start walking, jogging, riding bikes, taking exercise classes, walking the malls, or just moving more outside. They’re hoping to lose the weight they have gained. But they’ll fail, mostly.”
Rick Mystrom, Glucose Control Eating: Lose Weight Stay Slimmer Live Healthier Live Longer

Rick Mystrom
“Most weight-loss books are written by smart, well-intentioned people who read a lot of other weight-loss books and write their book based on their collected 2nd hand knowledge and their personal experience. Glucose Control Eating© is different. It’s based on over 40 years of empirical testing and over 85,000 tests on the impact of foods and drinks on weight. ”
Rick Mystrom, Glucose Control Eating: Lose Weight Stay Slimmer Live Healthier Live Longer

Rick Mystrom
“How do you control the amount of insulin your body produces? 
You control the amount of glucose you put into your bloodstream. Put in less glucose, your body will produce less insulin, and you will lose weight. Put in more glucose, your body will produce more insulin, and you will gain weight. That brings us to the premise of this book: Control your blood glucose, and you control your weight. 
Lower blood glucose, and you will lose weight. This is universal. 
How do you lower your blood glucose? The answers are in Glucose Control Eating©.”
Rick Mystrom, Glucose Control Eating: Lose Weight Stay Slimmer Live Healthier Live Longer

Rick Mystrom
“Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight?
Body fat is hard to lose because the body automatically burns the easiest energy source first—blood glucose; when blood glucose gets too low, the body then uses the next easiest source of energy—glycogen in the liver—which converts back to glucose and goes into the bloodstream. Then and only then, after the liver is depleted of glycogen, does the body begin to use body fat. That is why body fat is so hard to get rid of. It’s the last source of energy used and is also a very stable molecule that is hard to break down.
You can gain weight easily simply by putting more glucose in your bloodstream than you need for your current activity or inactivity. But it’s harder to lose weight because body fat is the last source of energy your body uses. This is the very reason that you can gain weight quickly, but losing weight takes longer. ”
Rick Mystrom, Glucose Control Eating: Lose Weight Stay Slimmer Live Healthier Live Longer

Michael Pollan
“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year. Three of every five Americans are overweight; one of every five is obese. The disease formerly known as adult-onset diabetes has had to be renamed Type II diabetes since it now occurs so frequently in children. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association predicts that a child born in 2000 has a one-in-three chance of developing diabetes. (An African American child's chances are two in five.) Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today's children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents. The problem is not limited to America: The United Nations reported that in 2000 the number of people suffering from overnutrition--a billion--had officially surpassed the number suffering from malnutrition--800 million.”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Rick Mystrom
“Most people don’t know how to lose weight. They try different diets with good intentions and hope. They fail. They try again and fail. Then they often give up and return to eating for satisfaction and fulfillment. 

Why have so many failed? They’ve tried cutting out sweets. That helps, but it’s only part of the cause of their weight gain. They’ve tried counting calories. That’s burdensome and, again, only part of the story. They’ve failed because no one has ever told them, in clear, everyday terms, how we all gain and lose weight.”
Rick Mystrom

Rick Mystrom
“How We Gain and Lose Weight
To understand how we gain and lose weight, we need to start with insulin. Medical researchers and internal medicine doctors almost universally agree that the amount of insulin a person produces determines weight gain and weight loss. For example, Gary Taubes, a medical researcher and recipient of multiple awards from the National Association of Science Writers, refers to insulin as “the stop-and-go light of weight gain and loss.” 
Produce more insulin—you will gain weight. Produce less insulin— you will lose weight.”
Rick Mystrom, Glucose Control Eating: Lose Weight Stay Slimmer Live Healthier Live Longer

Stella Payton
“People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like MY high blood pressure MY diabetes, MY heart disease, MY depression, MY! MY! MY! Don't own it because it doesn't belong to you!”
Stella Payton

Maile Meloy
“Diabetes is passed that way -- over and down, like a knight in chess.”
Maile Meloy, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

“What is the number one cause of death in the United States? It's not high cholesterol or accidents by cars, planes or trains. It's not wars. It's not drug addiction, and it's not even disease, so that lets out heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes and more. In Third World countries, infections and malnutrition are major causes of loss of life. But in the United States the number one cause of death is not any of these things. IT IS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS (Null, TW).”
Dr. Sherry Rogers

“My parents told me faith is internal. Believe in things, but don't be limited by them. Explore everything because you stop living when you adhere too strongly to any one thing. Don't be controlled by what you're told to do, but, rather, control what you do by going on your instinct for what's right.”
Andie Dominick, Needles: A Memoir Of Growing Up With Diabetes

Janet Hatch
“Diabetes is a disease that separates warriors from the rest. There are no days off from it. At best it is manageable; at worst it’s the greatest weight and discouragement that can be felt. A person with diabetes is born with a special purpose. As someone who has walked this path, I see all the mothers, fathers, caregivers and those who struggle with the disease. I understand your pain and desire to give you hope. This bond connects us and serves as a support for those days I lose hope as well. You will never do it alone.”
Janet Hatch, Zandra: My Daughter, Diabetes, and Lessons in Love

Jordi Casamitjana
“Experts on dietetics (the study of diet and its health effects) are finally recognising that balanced vegan diets are healthy. The British Dietary Association has stated well planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages, and other similar professional bodies all over the world agree. On the other side, the World Health Organization has classified processed meat as carcinogenic, and there is increasing evidence that eating lots of meat and dairy increases blood pressure and blood cholesterol, which leads to heart disease, and that cutting them out can significantly reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, a disease which is affecting an increasing number of people in developed nations.”
Jordi Casamitjana, Ethical Vegan: A Personal and Political Journey to Change the World

Gina Meagher
“Award Winning Book - 1st Place

Life Awaits You ...
Decide that just for today nothing is going to stop you!”
Gina Meagher, There Is Something about Gina: Flourishing with Diabetes and Celiac Disease

“Just as calories differ according to how they affect the body, so too do carbohydrates. All carbohydrates break down into sugar, but the rate at which this occurs in the digestive tract varies tremendously from food to food. This difference forms the basis for the glycemic index (GI).
The GI ranks carbohydrate-containing foods according to how they affect blood glucose, from 0 (no affect at all) to 100 (equal to glucose). Gram for gram, most starchy foods raise blood glucose to very high levels and therefore have high GI values. In fact, highly processed grain products – like white bread, white rice, and prepared breakfast cereals – and the modern white potato digest so quickly that their GI ratings are even greater than table sugar (sucrose). So for breakfast, you could have a bowl of cornflakes with no added sugar, or a bowl of sugar with no added cornflakes. They would taste different but, below the neck, act more or less the same.
A related concept is the glycemic load (GL), which accounts for the different carbohydrate content of foods typically consumed. Watermelon has a high GI, but relatively little carbohydrate in a standard serving, producing a moderate GL. In contrast, white potato has a high GI and lots of carbohydrate in a serving, producing a high GL. If this sounds a bit complicated, think of GI as describing how foods rank in a laboratory setting, whereas GL as applying more directly to a real-life setting. Research has shown that the GL reliably predicts, to within about 90 percent, how blood glucose will change after an actual meal – much better than simply counting carbohydrates as people with diabetes have been taught to do.”
David Ludwig, Always Hungry?: Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently

“Banting’s initial idea was neither original nor successful, but he persisted in it, and his persistence led to a solution that was both original and successful. He would later say that if he had been more familiar with the literature on the subject and had known about the previous attempts, he would not have pursued his idea at all. Fortunately [..] for millions of children, he knew next to nothing.”
Arthur Ainsberg, Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

“Insulin was now not only readily available, but also affordable. George Walden's improved methodology also allowed Eli Lilly and Company to reduce the price per unit several times after its introduction. Although Eli Lilly held the exclusive franchise of insulin production in the United States, the company was committed to keeping the price as low as possible so that it would be available to all diabetics.”
Arthur Ainsberg, Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle

Ben Ditmars
“there is a cultural perception
that we deserve this
because we overeat
or lack self-control
and it is

diseases will
affect almost half
of all americans.

it is no one’s fault”
Ben Ditmars, Type 2

Ben Ditmars
“when you lose
a sense the
others become keener
and each touch
of my wife’s hand
tastes sweeter
Ben Ditmars, Type 2

Ben Ditmars
“we learn to eat before
we walk or speak and it
is hard to change
the building blocks
before they fall.”
Ben Ditmars, Type 2

Vicki Lea Myhre
“Nutrition and physical activity are important parts of a healthy lifestyle when you have diabetes. To manage your blood glucose, you need to balance what you eat and drink with physical activity and diabetes medicine, if you take any. What you choose to eat, how much you eat, and when you eat are all important in keeping your blood glucose level in the range that your health care team recommends.”
Vicki Lea Myhre, A Day in the Life of Larry and Roger, a Pair of Diabetic Feet

Vicki Lea Myhre
“Daily cleaning and care help to keep us healthy, strong, and happy. Knowing what to do and what not to do will help to keep us on track.”
Vicki Lea Myhre, A Day in the Life of Larry and Roger, a Pair of Diabetic Feet

Vicki Lea Myhre
“Getting a good amount of exercise is a primary component to our program. Roger and I make sure that we put our daily exercise at the top of our list of things to do. It will help improve our quality of life for absolute certain. Although it’s not always easy to get Roger going, he knows the importance of exercise and will eventually fall into place beside me with a grumble and a half smile”
Vicki Lea Myhre, A Day in the Life of Larry and Roger, a Pair of Diabetic Feet

Jean Pierre Van Rossem
“Ik ben vier jaar lang verslaafd geweest aan heroïne. Ik zat in een alternatieve bende. Op de terrasjes aan de Korenmarkt, zetten we ongegeneerd onze spuiten. Voorbijgangers dachten dat we diabetespatiënten waren. We spoten ons publiekelijk lam.”
Jean Pierre Van Rossem

“Diabetes Reversal Through Ayurvedic Lifestyle By Dr. Dinesh Kacha”
Dr. Dinesh Kacha

“Diabetes And Lifestyle
The inactive lifestyle leads to loss of muscle mass that may cause insulin resistance because our bodies are meant to be physically active. For thousands of years we led an active lifestyle, and it is only for the past 100 years or so we have got somewhat sedentary. We addresses the root cause of the disease & corrects metabolism through the approach of Ayurveda.”
Dr Dinesh Kacha

“When chronically heightened, cortisol works against glucose control even in people who don’t have diabetes. Yet people with diabetes are unable to properly process and store that glucose because of insulin resistance, meaning that glucose accumulates even more in their blood in times of stress.”
Dr Dinesh Kacha

“Dr. Dinesh Kacha addresses the root cause of insulin resistance and lack of insulin, reversing diabetes through ayurvedic lifestyle & fixing the metabolic damage  that will not just prevent the disease but also reverse it as his researches believes that focus on lifestyle through the approach of Aahar Vihar Ausadh  based on ayurvedic principles and processes will help the management of disease.”
Dr Dinesh Kacha

“Take care of your diabetes before it takes care of you!”
Robert M. Kershner, MD, MS, FACS

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