Diabetes is a condition that arises in a person’s life which can create great pain and sorrow not only for the person afflicted but also for family, friends and co-workers. There are the syringes, alcohol swabs, finger pricks, infusion sets, pumps, blood tests, doctor visits and a restricted diet. Being outside of normal blood sugar does not feel good. Being above normal is stressful and wears on the body. Going low is confusing and frightening. Add to that the possible complications associated with the condition like kidney disease, blindness, neuropathy and death.
In my experience, one of the misconceptions about diabetes is that it is simply a physical condition that can be treated medically. It is not for me. It effects the whole system of a person. It effects your physiology, psychology, relationships, emotions and will. Simply addressing the physical is not enough if you want to truly manage diabetes.
The foundation of my approach is based on my experience of 37 years living with the condition combined with a holistic, systemized process. I have had Type 1 Diabetes since 1976 when diagnosed at the age of 14. I have lived through just about every experience that a person with Type 1 diabetes can have. I played sports, went to college, took a trip to Europe, drank alcohol, fell into a deep depression, worked 15 hours a day, made a career, lost a career and had to start over several times. Living with diabetes, like life, is about starting over every day.
I am now 50 years old and in the best physical shape of my life. I have no complications. While at my last visit to the eye doctor he said…”Michael, keep doing what you are doing because your eyes are perfect. I have never seen anyone with diabetes as long as you have had it without some changes in the retina.” My A1C results have been below 7.0 for the past 10 years. This has been done with eating anything I have wanted to eat. I want to share my experience living with diabetes.
This site is not a substitute for the medical model. It is a compliment. Insulin, pills, pumps, syringes, blood tests and diet are all important components of diabetes management, but the most important resource will be your personal connection and union with your body-mind and spirit. I can help find this connection and create the union which results in balance. Balance reveals peace and joy.
This is not a quick fix and it is not the same for everyone. It takes commitment and perseverance. In this website you will find a free “Starter Guide” with references to other websites and information. It is a path of inquiry and it is important to follow where you are led. I will guide you in your inquiry.