Reverse Diabetic Neuropathy — How David is Living Pain Free and 20 Pounds Lighter

Reverse Diabetic Neuropathy — How David is Living Pain Free and 20 Pounds Lighter


I immediately went all in on the low fat,
whole-food, plant-based diet, and it was within a day or
two that my blood sugar just really started, you know, dropping. It was huge. Major impact of
where I’m going “whoa, I’ve got to adjust my insulin.” And I just kept moving my insulin down, and
moving it down, and moving it down. Yeah, the grams of carbohydrates were a hundred
fifty, hundred and sixty a day, and now it’s up over
four hundred. And so, I went from 45 to 50 units a
day to now, where I consistently average right around 26, and my doctor looked at me and
he said, “what are you doing different?”, and
I said, “I’m on a low fat, whole food, plant based diet”,
and I said “I’ve lost, I’ve gone from 165 pounds, down to 145 pound, I’ve reduced my
insulin intake by over 20 units”, and I said, “that’s what
I’d done.” And he said, “You keep doing that!” The neuropathy, and the issues that I was
having with the neuropathy and the pain, and you know,
I’d take out my shoes and I couldn’t walk barefooted on the floor without some kind
of slipper, or socks, or something on my feet, and I can
take my shoes off right now, and I can do jumping jacks
on the floor, barefooted, without, you know, any pain or difficulty at all. I’m 65 years old my name is David Wright and
I’ve been diabetic type 1 for 40 years. The more I
lived with it, the more I understood that, if I didn’t have my health, I didn’t have
anything else. The
doctors said, yeah, I mean, don’t let you know the diabetes control your life, still
live your life, and still enjoy your life, and if there’s an anniversary
or birthday, you know, plan for it and have a piece
of birthday cake. And you know, go for that perspective and
just enjoy your life. And so, that was
sort of the way that I lived for the past 40 years. I was eating just a regular American diet. There was no diet plan at all. And they said well, you
gotta count carbs, and carbs is the big thing, and so keep your carbs as low as you can. But we
were sticking our fingers, and testing, and you know, if I tested once or twice a day,
and saw what that was, then to me that was good, it wasn’t
like I was monitoring it 24/7. And I haven’t had
continuous A1cs until about 12 years ago. And I met a doctor, she said you know, “Your
a1c is over 12”, and I said “Okay, what does that mean”,
and she said, “That means your diabetes is way out
of control, and that you’re not doing very good in managing it, and that some of the
complications that you’re starting to experience now, with
neuropathy in your feet, and issues with your eyes, is
because your diabetes isn’t in control, and the way that you’re living your life isn’t
helping.” And I
said okay, well, what do I need to do, and she said, we need to get you on a plan, to
get your A1c lower. And so, that meant you know increasing the
insulin, and changing some different insulin routines, going on a pump, and so I went on
a Medtronic pump. And that helped, and that helped
me to be able to get my A1c down between, you know, it was hard for me to get it below
seven, on a pump. And you know, I was always struggling, and
really, every quarter when I go in to get my
blood test in A1c, to get it below seven. And it was just a real struggle, like I couldn’t
understand why I was taking 45 to 50 units a day of insulin,
and why I needed to take that much insulin, other
than it was just a matter of having to control my blood sugar. I could feel from my toes, starting to work
up to my knees, the progression of the neuropathy and
the foot pain, and the numbness, and it was like, oh man, this is starting to control
and take over my body. And my eye doctor said, “You’ve got macular
degeneration, you’ve got swelling, you’ve got bleeding in your right eye, we’re gonna
have to start treating that.” And that was four years
ago, when they decided, you know, I needed to start that with my right eye. And then, eight
months ago I met Jessica, and I shared with her that I was diabetic, and she said, “oh
well I am too, I’m type 1, and I’ve found a new program that
has really helped me to be able to get my A1c under
6.” And I went “No way, you’ve got your blood
sugar A1c under 6? How did you do that? Because I
I’ve never been able to get close to even six.” And she says, “Well, let me send you the
information, they’ve got a Facebook page, they’ve got a whole series of videos, it’s
called Mastering Diabetes, and the two individuals
associated with it, Cyrus and Robbie, are phenomenal.” And she said, “I’ve talked with him, you know,
they’ll interact with you and help you, from a coaching perspective.” And I thought well, that’s what I need. I immediately went home that day and signed
up for the program, and immediately started watching the videos. It was interesting, as I went through each
of those videos, and I went in sequence, and looked at the breakfast, and
looked at the lunches, and looked at the various plans
on there, and I hit one that really had an impact on me, which was Cyrus and Robby talking
about injecting insulin, and I’ve been on the pump
for a long time, and they talked about injecting the
insulin, you know, into the muscle, and the effect that that had in benefiting and helping
them. And I thought okay, I’m gonna try that thing. So, I’m no longer on a pump, I’ve taken the
pump, totally put it off to the side, and now you
know, I’m injecting Lantus twice a day for the longer
effect of the blood sugar, and as I need it when I eat, I inject Humalog, which has really
helped me to be able to gain control. The other thing that’s helped me to gain control
is, I have a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, and that has really
helped me to be able to focus in on what’s taking
place with my body, and my blood sugar. I realized that I got, as Robby and Cyrus
talked about in their videos, that I got to get the insulin
resistance issue with the cells resolved, and that’s the salt, oil, sugars, dairy, meat,
all of that’s gotta go to get my cells to where I’m no longer
insulin resistant. And so, I immediately went all in
on the low fat, whole food, plant based diet. And it was within a day or two that my blood
sugar just really started dropping. It was huge, major impact of where I’m “whoa,
I’ve got to adjust my insulin.” And I just kept moving my insulin down, and
moving it down, and moving it down, and moving it down. Yeah, and so, I went from 45 to 50 units a
day to now, where I’m consistently average right around 26. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, I love
fruit. I used to not like
vegetables, I was like okay, if I have to have, you know, maybe a little bit of this,
or a little bit of that, as far as vegetables, and a huge piece
of steak, or a huge piece of fish, or a lot of chicken,
that’s really what I was eating. The taste of food has just really just gone,
wow, it’s like, well I never understood how, I always thought okra was,
why would you ever want to eat okra? And okra is
just awesome. And you know, and all of these other different
kinds of vegetables, and beans, and fruits, it’s just like my life has become
alive with the variety of food that is out there, that is
awesome to be able to eat. What was really interesting to me was, when
I went to my eye doctor, eye specialist, who had
been treating me for the previous three years for the macular degeneration, and the swelling
in my right eye, and the bleeding that was taking
place, they started doing injections every month
and a half to two months, in that right eye, to try and control the swelling, and stop
the bleeding. And, over three years they weren’t able to
do that with those injections. The injections just were
not working and helping. Three months after I started the program went
back in, had the pictures taken again, and the numbers, and you could
see, visibly see, the swelling had gone down, the
inflammation had gone down, the bleeding had stopped in a number of areas, and my doctor
looked at me, and he said, “What are you doing different?” And I said, “I’m on a low fat, whole
food, plant based diet”, and I said “I’ve lost, I’ve gone from 165 pounds down to 145
pounds, I’ve reduced my insulin intake by over 20 units”,
and I said, “that’s what I’ve done”, and he said, “you
keep doing that.” He said, “What you’re doing is making a huge
improvement in that right eye.” I talked about the neuropathy, and the issues
that I was having with the neuropathy and the pain,
and you know, I’d take out my shoes and I couldn’t walk barefooted on the floor without
some kind of slipper, or socks, or something on
my feet. And I can take my shoes off right now, and
I can do jumping jacks on the floor, barefooted,
without, you know, any pain or difficulty at all. So my doctor that I go to, for my diabetes,
she asked the same questions, she said “What are you
doing different? Because your A1c is almost at six.” And this was after being on the program for
three months, she said, “Your A1c which had been seven the quarter before, was now almost
six” and she said, “What are you doing?” And I said, “Well, I’m doing a low fat, whole
food, plant based diet. And I’ve eliminated salt, oil and sugar.” She said, “It is making a huge impact on you”,
and she said, “Please, please I beg you, continue
to do what you’re doing.” And she knows, I’m 66 years
old, I turn 66 next week, and she goes, “You’re the healthiest diabetic that I have in my
office, in my practice.” So, my life right now is awesome. I enjoy life, I enjoy doing what I’m doing,
and I really feel like, you know, the next 20 years of my life will
be that that will enable me to be able to do some fun
and enjoyable things, my wife and I are looking forward to retiring, and being able to be
with our grandkids, and kids, and I see a new life,
and a new hope out there in front of me for my future. I’m still working at 66, I love my job and
love what I’m doing. I’m competing with, you know,
Millennials at work that are 40 years younger than me, and I’m in a real high-tech job,
and I’m producing as good and as quickly as what the
Millennials are. The other thing that’s helped me is, I
noticed the brain fog that I was having, and the ability to not be able to think and communicate
as clearly has gone away, that I’m able to communicate
easier, think quicker, and to be able to reason through things, where previous to starting
this program, I was struggling with that. I was taking Lyrica for my feet. I no longer take Lyrica for my feet. I’m eating food for my feet, and
it’s really benefited me, you know, I’m still taking the eye injections, but I’m hopeful
that within this next year, the eye injections will be
able to go away because of the healthy medicine in the
fruit, and the vegetables that I’m eating, it’s really helping me to be able to gain
control of my eye, and not have it continue to degrade, the way
that it was before. And so, my life has become
better, by following the Mastering Diabetes program. There is a better way to live your life with
diabetes, or to eliminate it, if you have the type of diabetes that you have that possibility
to do so.

24 thoughts on “Reverse Diabetic Neuropathy — How David is Living Pain Free and 20 Pounds Lighter

  1. What is your current A1c? Can you imagine doubling your carbohydrate intake and reducing / eliminating your diabetes medications? Let us know in the comments below!

  2. Congrats David. I’m so happy to hear you’re pain free. Diabetes neuropathy is not fun! So proud of you ☺️☺️☺️

  3. "My life has become alive with the variety of food that is out there!" haha! I love hearing that because I too have discovered the deliciousness of vegetables and fruits, something I used to hate. Now I feel amazing.

  4. Congratulations to you David! My A1c is at 10 right now. And I’ve been doing everything to get it down. And I’m starting to have neuropathy in my feet and sometimes in my fingers. I really need help. How do i get started?

  5. I trust that this program and approach to managing diabetes absolutely works. And I have no problem with foods. It's me that's the problem. It requires so much food prep and cooking at home. Hate to cook with the fire of a thousand suns. Hate everything involved in it, down to the chopping of vegetables. Still haven't figured out how to overcome that. I've tried doing weekly meal prep. The very thought of essentially spending the bulk of a day in the kitchen making food is soul crushing. So more often than not, it doesn't get done.

  6. Type 2. I have been on this plan for 3 months now and neuropathy pain is decreasing!! Yay!! A1C is 6.6 after being 13 in December. Insulin reduced from 38 units/day to 6 !! Sometimes I don't even carry around my blood glucose meter/ needles anymore!! Yay!!

  7. Thank you ever so much David, for sharing your fascinating story and wonderful success! May you enjoy many more happy healthy years! Three cheers for okra!!

  8. I'm happy that you are doing better keeping plant-based Foods cruciferous don't forget your minerals plant-based minerals very important highly vitamin B1 and B12 all the food you can eat is good for you I feel like a brand new man no fatigue no tired no nothing back to God's eating

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  10. I am 25 and was diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy at age 13, my parents pushed me to use a wheelchair, I used a scooter till age 20, then I got a bigger scooter, till age 24 when I went and feel lighter than ever! Will be back on my feet ASAP and I aligned cryptocurrency to blast off into the future!!!

    Thank you very much for this knowledge!

  11. All the best to you sir
    But I love my carbs too much I'm type 2 diabetes not over wait my recent blood test results came back fine …but the pain in my foot is quite bad due to carbs so I'm living on trammadol to ease the pain only pain relief that works for me 😢

  12. Y'all realize this is an infomercial, right? Took me a few minutes too. Never believe advice from people who are promoting something to make a profit off of your misery. Two thumbs-down.

  13. David, glad to hear this diet has had such a big impact on your conditions for the better. Can you give us all an update now after it's been a year? I'm prediabetic and have painful idiopathic PN. I'm hoping a change in diet will help me too.

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