You Have the Power of Prevention: Diabetes


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For every human there is an old debate of ‘nature versus nature,’ meaning we are the way we are because of their genetic make-up (nature) or because of their environment (nurture). This debate applies to everything from a person’s personality and behaviors to his or her health and well-being. Take, for example, if someone is more introverted, versus extroverted. The question is, was the person born introverted or did he or she become so through life’s experiences, or is it a combination of both? With most personality traits, the degree to which you are the way you are is genetic, but the way you are raised has an effect on how you may feel in social settings. So, it is a little of both. ‘Nature versus nurture’ is a complex debate, and sometimes there is a lot of grey area.  

‘Nature vs Nurture’ and Your Health

When we talk about a person’s health, the ‘nature versus nature’ debate is a little more black-and-white, but with modern medicine and technology the issue is still widely debated. Simply stated, you are either born with an ailment or you contract one from coming into contact with it or you develop one from external environmental factors. For example, there are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes you are born with and cannot be prevented. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, or at least delayed by healthy diet, exercise, and possibly medication. How can you reverse diabetes? With resources like Virta Health, which is an online speciality clinic that guides people on how to reverse diabetes. They take an individualized approach to diabetes reversal that is based on rigorous research and real-life scenarios. We can prevent diabetes from worsening and there are resources out there that are safe and sustainable for diabetes reversal.

Some Reversal Options fre Better Than Others

Diabetics now have resources to deal with their disease. Some diabetics opt for bariatric surgery to reverse Type 2 diabetes, but this surgery is expensive and can have life-threatening side effects. Low calorie diets (or semi-starvation diets) are another option for diabetics to reverse their disease but are not sustainable and lead to difficulty with weight maintenance. The third treatment for reversing diabetes is what’s called a ketogenic diet, which is nutritionally viable and sustainable enough to follow for years and years.

Alcoholics Anonymous for Diabetics

Think about it this way. If you are an alcoholic, you are born an alcoholic. Negative environmental triggers can encourage your alcoholism to worsen, or positive influences can help lessen its effects. Alcoholics cannot ‘cure’ their disease, much like diabetics cannot ‘cure’ theirs. However, both diseases can be treated to prevent them from worsening. Alcoholics have professional resources like Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment centers, such as Beachway.com, to deal with addictions or alcohol/drug abuse. Whether you are recovering from alcoholism or diabetes, you do not want to recover alone. You may have been born with a certain genetic makeup that makes you who you are, but you can choose to live in an environment that is supportive and nurturing. You have the resources to get help today.


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