Recognize Pre-Diabetes Symptoms
"How could this happen to me?"
I hear it all the time -- people who just can't believe the news: They have diabetes.
It doesn't matter that they've been overweight or obese for years. It doesn't matter that blood sugar levels have been rising along with the numbers on the scale. It doesn't even matter that doctors have warned them that they're at risk and displaying pre-diabetes symptoms.
When it actually happens, they're still stunned.
New research confirms this powerful form of denial, showing that 80 percent of people at risk for diabetes believe that they're in good or even excellent health -- and 40 percent don't even believe they're at risk for the disease.
And while most of them had been tested repeatedly according to their medical records, more than half didn't recall most of those tests and many didn't even recall being warned that they were showing pre-diabetes symptoms.
All told, just 1 in 4 at-risk patients really understand what they were facing.
Now, I've seen this spun into a game of "blame the patient," but that's letting the doctors off the hook -- and I'm not about to do that, because there's plenty of blame to go around here.
Too many doctors don't have the time or -- quite frankly -- the skills to help a patient at risk of diabetes to both understand that risk and take action to avoid the disease.
Instead, they tell the patient to lose some weight... and come back in a year for the next physical.
No wonder the patients fail!
What you really need is a doctor who has the respect for you to give you the undiluted truth -- including a little "tough love" when you need it -- as well as the time to work with you on losing weight and getting healthy.
More than that, you want a doctor with the skills to do all that naturally and without medication.
That's why I always recommend working with a holistic medical doctor.
If you're in Southern California, I can help. If you're at risk an notice you have some of the pre-diabetes symptoms, I can help make sure you never get diabetes -- and if you already have the disease, I can help you to turn it around.
Contact my office for more information or to make an appointment.
If you're not in the area, I'm also available for telephone consultations. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a call.