Firstly, I'll tell you what my a1c was in May 2011 …. 8.2. It wasn't that high all to bad behavior on my part. I had the flu in April, It was bad enough that I went to the doctor and was given antibiotics. My numbers were starting to turn around as I had the blood work so the doctor gave me the Insulin talk again and I made up my mind right then and there that it was NOT an option. I have nothing against anyone who must use it, but I don't want to go there. My ultimate goal is to be completely off of prescription medication.
People will roll their eyes at me, but I don't care. I can and will do it.
In early September I went back in for another a1c and I was down to 7.0. That is 1.2 point drop. If you aren't familiar with the a1c scale, it averages your blood sugar over the previous three months. Optimal range for a diabetic is 6.0 to 6.5. The scale goes, something like 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, etc. You get the idea. So my accomplishment was quite fantastic. I think I amazed my doctor.
Here's how I did it. Firstly, I changed my attitude.
I had been keeping a very detailed journal documenting every little morsel of food I ate and tried to analyze why what I was doing was not working. It did nothing but reinforce my growing obsession with being diabetic. Diabetes was controlling me instead of me controlling it.
I started using the journal to record my blood sugar readings, stopped obsessing about food, and starting leaving myself notes of encouragement. I kept writing under the numbers I didn't want, “You can do this girlfriend. The goal is 140.” I wrote my thanks to God under them when they were 140 and lower. I was feeling better and I knew my positive thinking was helping.
Secondly, I was having issues with very uncomfortable bloating. After a Google search I found that it is a common thing for some diabetics to feel bloated and there is a nerve where our bile is released that may not work optimally because diabetes sometimes is not kind to the nerve there. The thing that struck me was that this may delay digestion, causing it to digest all at once when it darn well wants to, which in turn will cause blood sugar spikes.
I also found out that fatty foods and high fiber can really aggravate this. So, I did the opposite of what everyone says you should do. I ate less meat and added a few more carbs to my diet.
Thirdly, I used essential oils. I have been using essential oils for years and I've always been believing that one of these days I would stumble upon the right blend to help me and I did because of that flu I mentioned earlier. Young Living has an essential oil blend called Di-Gize. It's an essential oil blend that I've had in the house for a while and intuitively thought I should be using it but ignored the thought thinking digestion had nothing to do with diabetes.
Boy, was I wrong!
I started rubbing it on my face while saying this prayer. “Dear Lord, you promised to forgive all my sins and to heal all my diseases. I stand on those promises today. This I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen!”
My blood sugar started dropping dramatically. I did this anytime I ate anything.
A bit later, I added another Young Living product called Digest + Cleanse that is a gel cap of an essential oil mixture. It's worked well for me. Now I'm adding another Young Living Product called Detoxyme. It is another gel cap with a combination of oils which help to clear negative emotions from your body as well as aid in the digestive process. I feel I need that.
Now I'm writing notes to myself that my new goal is blood sugar of 130. I will keep on this track until I've reached my ultimate goal. No prescription drugs.
If you are interested in checking out these products I use you can find them at http://www.youngliving.org/sherry23331
Detoxzyme is product number 3203
Digest + Cleanse is product number 3293
Di-Gize is product number 3324
The information is this article is based on my own personal experience and is not intended to be taken as medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare provider.