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Coaching, Diabetes and Blood Sugar
Managing Diabetes Beverleigh Piepers & Martyn Carruthers

Online Life Coaching, Counseling & Soulwork Therapy

Do you want to manage the consequences of type 2 diabetes?
Or do you prefer that the consequences manage you?

Beverleigh Piepers RN is a professional nurse registered in Australia and the USA. She specializes in coaching and education of people about type 2 diabetes; and is the author of over 700 articles on type 2 diabetes and several e-books on managing type 2 diabetes drug-free.

PO Box 384, Blaxland, 2774  Australia
Telephone +61 282 300 593

Continued from: Coaching, Diabetes & Blood Sugar

Beating Type 2 Diabetes

Chronic uncontrolled blood sugar (type 2 diabetes) affects the whole body - from dementia to amputated feet ... yet many people are not diagnosed with it until after a serious medical problem, even though the tests are simple and cheap.

You can beat type 2 diabetes. Perhaps you cannot cure it, but you can manage or control it. If you gain an ideal weight and stabilize your blood sugar, then you can stop many consequences of diabetes in their tracks. Isn't that better than a disease stopping you in your tracks?

The real issue is your lifestyle - especially but not only your diet. Research has proven that with some changes in lifestyle ... changes that anyone can make ... most people can prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

In the 1920s it was discovered that the main factor in preventing the metabolism of blood sugar in the presence of normal insulin was too much fat in the blood, and in 1936 Dr Rabinowitch of Canada presented 1000 case studies demonstrating this to the Diabetic Association in Boston, whose only action was to ignore them.*
*Health & Survival in the 21st Century by Ross Horne

Healthy people who live healthy lifestyles do not support consumer businesses, while unhealthy people spend tons of money on their obsessions and later on their medical support. Many parents are habitually unhealthy and teach their children to eat shi ... sugar. Were they (and you) influenced by:

  • deceptive advertising?
  • manipulative marketing?
  • peer and family pressure?
  • all you can eat buffet meals?
  • convenient processed foods?
  • people giving inaccurate advice?
  • drive-through take-away fast-food?
  • addictions to sugar, starches, fat and salt?
  • televisions, computers, etc (lack of exercise)?

Consequences don't care how clever are your excuses,
or how reasonable are your justifications,
or how pathetic your complaints!

Fear of Loss is Greater than a Desire for Gain

If you have type 2 diabetes, you have an invisible, chronic condition that cannot go away. It's not like a broken bone that can heal ... it's more like an elephant under your carpet. You can manage and even reverse the symptoms, but the symptoms will affect you for the rest of your life.

Many people take insulin to compensate for their high sugar, high-fat diets - but insulin is not a cure. Insulin was once obtained from slaughtered pigs and cows, but most is now made from genetically modified bacteria, and sold with HUGE profit margins (as are the additive-laden processed foods that cause chronic high blood sugar).

The demand for insulin is exploding and should reach 12,000 kg by 2012, an 8 billion dollar market, since the number of people with diabetes is increasing dramatically.
An aging overweight population, obesity and sedentary lifestyles are the main
causes of this increase.
From: Biotechnology-Genetic-Human Cells

Do you wait for symptoms to motivate you? Do you need to suffer before you will act? If a desire to be healthy does not motivate you, what will? Must you suffer? Many people wait for pain and suffering to motivate change. What physical or emotional pain would motivate you to choose a healthier lifestyle?

Tests in Australia showed that diabetic, city-dwelling Aboriginals quickly became free of diabetes when they relocated to their tribal lands and resumed their native diets.*
*Health & Survival in the 21st Century by Ross Horne

Medications alone cannot cure type 2 diabetes nor help you beat it. Like heart attacks or strokes ... diabetes can happen if you don't take care to avoid it. If this thought isn't painful enough, how about the thought of losing your eyesight, your legs - or your mind?

It was shown in 1936 that the prime cause of diabetes is a diet high in fat and protein, and that most diabetics produce all the insulin they need ... except that insulin
cannot work properly in a toxic bloodstream. On a proper diet many diabetics
can be free of medical treatments in a few weeks.*
*Health & Survival in the 21st Century by Ross Horne

Moving On with Your Life

So, you ignored most of those health warnings over the years. What motivated you to eat all those high-fat, high-sugar processed foods? Foods rich in fats and sugars were essential in the Ice Ages, before the rise of civilization, when people's bodies died by age 40. Now that diet can threaten civilization. Certainly it threatens you.

The world cannot afford to care for so many people with self-inflicted diseases.

We find that many health professionals, perhaps brainwashed by their education and the continuous flow of marketing from drug companies, know little about the causes of lifestyle diseases. They know the symptoms and they know the medications. They risk becoming highly educated drug dealers.

A diagnosis of diabetes can be shocking, but if you accept that you have a serious condition and that you can manage it ... while diabetes may not be curable - it is controllable. You can manage whatever motivated your unhealthy lifestyle - your relationships, your beliefs, your diet, your stress and your activities.

Diabetes, Emotions & Relationships

Do you use food to cope with relationship stress? Food may soothe you for a short time, but emotional eating only continues a vicious cycle. Healthy people can deal with emotional difficulties as well as their diets.

Many people feel anger, anxiety, sadness and guilt when diagnosed with self-inflicted diseases such as hypertension or diabetes. People who blame themselves for having diabetes are often accurate, however some people blame their parents, partners or other family members for "making them" unhealthy.

Strong unpleasant emotions affect both mental stability and hormone levels. Conversely, hormonal medications can precipitate emotional reactions.

  • Anger is often related to violated values
  • Anxiety is often a reaction to possible future events
  • Guilt is often a conflict about having abused other people
  • Sadness is often regret about lost possibilities for happiness
  • Depression is often an indication that life does not make sense

People with diabetes may experience mood swings - they may express long-withheld emotions - perhaps chaotically. People may be unaware of their mood swings; and act as if some current emotion is a valid basis for long-term decisions. They may have emotional outbursts over minor events.

People with diabetes may express wild emotions at unpredictable times. If you tell your friends - they, their families and friends can better cope with your emotional outbursts.

Diabetes, Depression & Stress

Obese people who are depressed seem to be the most likely candidates for adult-onset diabetes. Depression may also increase insulin resistance ... and people with diabetes are more likely to feel depressed. Depression may reduce the desire to take medications or to follow an appropriate diet.

Depressed people seem to have a greater risk for developing diabetes.
Several studies suggest that diabetes doubles the risk of depression
[Anderson, Lustman, Clouse, et al. Prevalence of depression in adults with diabetes. Diabetes, 2000; 49]

People living stressful lives often need energy to be ready for fight or flight. Sugary and starchy food can provide this energy by raising blood-glucose levels. But if life feels out of control, many people reach for any available food ... ignoring both the consequences and the resulting metabolic chaos.

Helping People with Lifestyle Diseases

We find that emotional maturity is a basic component of healthy adult lives. We help motivated adults manage obsessions and compulsions, develop appropriate diets, maintain healthy body weight, exercise and increase their knowledge and skills.

An appropriate diet for preventing and treating diabetes can also help with hypertension, dementia and other lifestyle-based diseases that
await an aging populations.

Please consult a physician about any opinions or recommendations
about medical symptoms.

We help people improve their lifestyles and develop emotional stability. We help people improve their relationships and emotional wellbeing. We help people achieve educational and vocational goals and enjoy recreational activities.

Online Systemic Coaching, Counseling & Soulwork Therapy

Books about Preventing and Controlling Lifestyle Diseases
How Nature Cures by Emmet Densmore
The New Science of Healing by Louis Kuhne
How to Prolong Life by Charles de Lacy Evans
The True Science of Living by Edward Dewey
Health & Survival in the 21st Century by Ross Horne, 1997
Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Dr Robert S. Mendelsohn, 1979

Plagiarism is theft. Copyright Beverleigh Piepers & Martyn Carruthers 2010-2018
, All rights reserved

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Have You Suffered Enough?

 Where are you now? Understand your emotions, fixations and enmeshments
What do you hope for? Know your goals and stop sabotaging yourself
Do you feel resourceful? Learn to develop your inner resources
Do emotions block you? Relationship problems and mentor damage
Do your beliefs limit you? Change limiting beliefs and end dependence
Do you feel connected? Resolve identity issues to recover lost resources
Is your partner happy? Build healthy partnership (or separate peacefully)
Are your children healthy? Happy parents better manage family problems
Do you want team success? Team leaders and their teams develop together
Do you have complex goals? Specialty coaching, counseling & therapy

Plagiarism is theft. Copyright Martyn Carruthers 1996-2018  All rights reserved. Soulwork Systemic Coaching was primarily developed by Martyn Carruthers to help people solve emotional problems and relationship conflicts to achieve their goals. These concepts and strategies are for general knowledge only. Consult a physician about medical conditions and before changing medical treatment. Don't steal intellectual property ... get permission to post, publish or teach Martyn's work - email