Don’t wait until the New Year to make your resolution.
If you have diabetes, new research shows you can’t wait anymore – because you’re facing a far bigger and much deadlier risk than most people realize.
It’s not just “heart problems.”
It could be heart failure – a condition that too often leads to a rapid decline in health and an early death.
Even when it doesn’t end your life, it can end life as you know it, leading to struggles with daily activity and a constant need for medical attention.
But new research reveals one quick action that can:
- Reverse the risk
- Protect your health
- Restore quality of life
- Cut your risk of dying
And it starts with the kind of change many people make when they ring in the New Year.
How to STOP heart failure even if you have diabetes
Diabetes is like the snowball that turns into an avalanche.
First it’s just the diabetes… then you get other health problems… then the heart problems start… and eventually, you’re snowed under.
But the worst of the risks is almost certainly heart failure, a condition so deadly that almost half are dead within five years.
Diabetes can DOUBLE and even QUADRUPLE your odds of facing this condition, depending on your specifics.
Now, the new study shows how to make sure you don’t end up in that sinking ship.
There’s a way to protect yourself from this deadly risk – and while it SOUNDS hard, I’ve got a way to make it VERY easy for you.
The study finds that people with diabetes who lose weight overall have a lower risk of heart failure over the years… but when they looked into the details, they found it wasn’t just the weight loss that did the job.
It was losing FAT specifically.
The folks who lost just 10 percent of body fat saw two key risks plunge:
- Heart failure with preserved ejection fracture dropped by 22 percent
- Heart failure with reduced ejection fracture dropped by 24 percent
Folks who lost lean mass didn’t see any benefit – bad news for people who follow mainstream diets.
But let’s face it: Those diets are lousy to begin with.
They take too much work… exclude too many foods… and most people eventually give up.
So take another approach.
There’s ONE dietary tweak that can accomplish two very important things at once for patients with diabetes:
- It can CONTROL blood sugar naturally
- It can force your body to BURN OFF fat
It’s a ketogenic diet… a popular form of the low-carb diet.
When you eat carbs, your body burns glucose for fuel, storing whatever’s left as fat. But when you restrict carbs, your body turns to another fuel source: ketones, which it gets by breaking down fat inside your body.
It’s a literal FAT-BURNING diet!
That leads to not only weight loss, but specifically fat loss. And without those carbs, you also get better blood sugar control and insulin regulation.
Follow it closely, and you won’t just lose weight and cut your heart failure risk. You can reverse the diabetes itself – and by working with your doctor, may be able to reduce or even eliminate your medications.
Already have heart failure? It’s NOT too late! A study earlier this week found that going keto can also offer protections in people who have the disease.
I recommend you review this with your own doctor or seek the guidance of an experienced integrative or functional medicine doctor.