Will my physician help me reverse diabetes?
Will my doctor fire me? What will she do? Will he be unhappy? Does he understand this? What should I tell her?
These are all common questions I have reviewed with clients since day one of my clinical career in helping to reverse diabetes.
My answer… it depends.
It depends on many factors related to your doctor, not you. I have had doctors call me saying I am crazy and out of my mind and received personal calls from providers praising the amazing results regarding mutual patients and clients. If your doctor is supportive or unsupportive depends largely on their personal understanding and appreciation of not only the body’s ability to heal itself but the power of natural medicine. Keep in mind most medical doctors only have about 1 to 20 hours of nutritional training out of a 5,000 hour course. Thats right, 1-20 hours… total.
Chances are your current physician is trained, educated and practices mainstream medicine and has little if any true understanding of natural approaches. Its not their fault either. Its a natural outcome the current medical model we have all created. Medical doctors are so busy putting out crisis fires and immediate health issues that all they typically have time for is putting a quick fix band aid or medication into the treatment plan. The opportunity for education and empowering patients is difficult given the current medical model with insurance, state and federal requirements dictating how and what physicians can do or get reimbursed for during an appointment.
What to do?
If you have a supportive physician to help you reverse diabetes, great, work with them.
If your physician is less than supportive for natural health approaches you have several options:
1. Tell them you are making a few nutritional changes and trying to lose weight, lower medication reliance, etc. Ultimately, keep your changes low key and let the results speak for themselves.
2. Get a new physician. I have lost track of how many clients continue to work with an unsupportive physician for fear of letting their physician down. Remember, your physician is there to serve you, not the other way around. Even if it has been a 30 year relationship, don’t feel guilty if you need to find a new physician that is supportive. It’s your health. Your goal is to reverse diabetes.
Just like you don’t call your contractor to put out a fire, you don’t dial 9-1-1 to build a house. Keep in mind, there are no good or bad professions. But, there are very different professions. If you want to stay on drugs and medications, find a prescribing physician to manage your case. If you want to to reduce or eliminate medication reliance find a team that has a track record with success.