Magic Numbers

Hi Dia-Beatists!

I thought it might interest you to see this snapshot of how you’ve all being doing since the start of the year. We’ve had 31 of 37 questionnaires returned and Claire and I have crunched the numbers. Not everyone has been able to supply all the figures but the majority have. We’re also still waiting on six being returned but this is where we’re at so far:

* Total reduction in HbA1c in 23 Respondents, over 36 weeks: 29.1 DCCT%

* Average drop in HbA1c, across 23 Respondents, over 36 weeks: 1.26 DCCT%

* Total reduction in body weight across 29 Respondents, over 36 weeks: 662lbs

* Average weight loss, per Participant, at the end of 36 weeks: 22.8lbs, losing an average of 0.63lbs per week.

NOTE: More questionnaires returned, updated figures 13.10

Well done, all of you! These are remarkable figures. Let me remind anyone reading this that it’s common wisdom that Type 2 diabetes is not reversible and will only get worse over time. These figures beg to differ. By doing little more than making some simple changes to diet, the results are striking.

I don’t know if you’ll remember but I said at the start that having figures to back up your argument is incredibly important. There are still some of you who haven’t tracked down your starting HbA1c, or haven’t had a test in living memory. If that’s you, find out the figures, or get a test booked – because these numbers matter.

Once again though, well done, one and all. You’re an inspiration.

We’ll be having another meet-up soon and we also need to celebrate three of our participants’ complete reversal of their T2D. We’ll be in touch!

Speak soon and best love,

Eddy & Claire xxx

P.S. Of the 18 participants who supplied January and September waist measurements, those people lost on average 4.36 inches off their midriff over 36 weeks. Again, well done!

And Another Thing …

I’ve just been reviewing some of the footage I shot on Thursday and, as my mate Simon also picked up on, I think it’s a bit of a scandal that no one in the medical community is picking up on your achievements.
 
This is a note to remind you to make sure that you talk to you doctors and diabetic nurses about what you’ve been doing. They need to hear that reversal isn’t a fluffy, impractical idea – it’s a real, it’s achievable and it’s a profoundly life-improving process and one that a. they need to be aware of and b. need to start offering to their T2D patients, and bloody soon too!
 
Don’t miss the longer post below, posted earlier today and I look forward to catching up again very soon.
 
Cheers! E x

Thank You! Questionnaires, Forward Plans (And TV Times)

THANK YOU!

To everyone who came along to the Toll House to meet Lord *** on Thursday night, a big and heartfelt ‘Thank you.’

For those you couldn’t make it, it was a remarkable session. Lasting nearly two hours, there was a fascinating exchange of stories and ideas and I think Lord *** left with a lot of new information and ideas to consider.

On a personal level, as always, I’m absolutely delighted to hear your stories of transformation, of taking control of your health and pushing back the spectre of diabetes. I think you’re all brilliant, all of you , all who attended on Thursday and everyone who couldn’t be there. You’re all stars and I salute you. Frankly, Thursday’s meeting could have been no better demonstration of how our simple but powerful dietary principles have the power to change health and change lives. Now we just need to tell as many people as possible …

QUESTIONNAIRES

Which leads me to questionnaires. As of this morning, we’re received 27 returns and I was able to pass Lord *** a good but incomplete picture of where we’re at. If you haven’t sent your questionnaire back, please could you do so as a matter of urgency, as I’d like to fully compile where we’re at, 20-or-so weeks on from the end of the Course. Once I have the full picture, I can make good use of it … but we need your feedback. Again, thank you. We’ll be running this process of compiling data again in early  February (just over one year on from the first Course’s start) and again in a year’s time, or thereabouts. As I explained at the start of the Course, what we need to prove our case is data. If you’ve had a relapse and put weight back on, or you don’t think your blood glucose figures of HbA1c is good enough, DON’T WORRY. It’s all part of the picture and we’d like to just know how it’s going. Remember, this is a life’s work. If you fall off the horse, you just have to get back on. So, let us know how you’re doing. I’ve seen and/or spoken to most of you recently but there are one or two people who’ve gone to ground. Please don’t disappear, your experience is valuable.

FUTURE PLANS

As some of you know, we’re now preparing for another self-funded round of the Course. We’re not running four groups this time, just one, in my home town, Morecambe. We’re going to see if we can make what we do work in the West End of Morecambe, which is one of the most economically and socially deprived areas in the North. We think if we can make Dia-Beat This! work in Morecambe, it will work everywhere. In addition to the film (ongoing), Claire and I are working on a couple of side projects which we’ll tell you about soon.

BBC ‘DOCTORS’

Some of you have asked when my upcoming episodes of BBC’s ‘Doctors’ are coming up. Well, the first lot is this week, this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, all at 1.45pm on BBC1. The first one, titled ‘Wearing Purple’, features the excellent Angela Bruce, who is a force of nature. Let me know what you think.

Finally, again, thank you and well done. As always, you’re pioneers and revolutionaries. Keep on!

Eddy xx