New Course Resources … And First Course News

Hi Folks …

OK, as some of you know, we have two new courses beginning in Warrington and Ambleside this week. We had a good turn-out last week and are hoping a few more may join us for the start of the course proper this week. Same venues as the talk (see below), same times.

As the First Rounders all know, a big part of  Dia-Beat This! is getting to grips with sugars and carbs and, in time, chasing them right down.  As we’ll tell you on the night, we don’t dive at this too hard at the start, so don’t get a rush of blood to the head and try cutting everything out right away. We’ll give more word on this at the sessions.

However, it’s worth starting to consider where the carbs are in your diet and so here’s a handy link you can use to start counting your grams of carbs:

https://www.fatsecret.co.uk/calories-nutrition/

At the talk last week, I mentioned Carlos Cervantes, our heroic Type 2 diabetes (T2D) reversee from Washington State in the US.  As I mentioned, we don’t do the radical Very Low Calorie Diet diet Carlos discusses in the film but, all the same, Carlos’ story is an inspiration because he demonstrates what’s possible. We’ll be discussing Carlos later in the course.

You can watch him here:

If you delve back into our timeline, you’ll find all sort of links. Here are a few highlights from previous postings:

Australian magazine programme ‘Insight’, which features Michael Mosley and a relatively rare appearance of Professor Roy Taylor. This is an hour long but highly recommended.

This is excellent – Dr Sarah Hallberg. The diabetes.co.uk article is good too.

Ignore the guidelines, eat low-carb and high-fat – Dr. Sarah Hallberg on how to reverse type 2 diabetes

And finally, a good website for you to have a look at:

www.dietdoctor.com

Now, a couple of bits of First Course news …

As well a bringing new people into Dia-Beat This! we’re very keen to keep the ball rolling with our excellent First Rounders. We know form the recent questionnaire that the great majority of you are doing fabulously and we had a great turn out last month to meet Lord *** with some excellent things said. Thank you. We also know that some of you would value some sort of regular meeting, so we’re looking into that.

We’ll also soon be redeveloping the website and we’ll be building in features to help not only new members change their diet and health but also resources to help keep our First Rounders on target.

The next meeting will include a ‘Celebration of Non-Diabetes’ for our first three Full Reversees. Details To Be Confirmed! It’ll be fun.

Thank you all for taking the leap of faith necessary in doing all this and I look forward to speaking in person soon.

Eddy xxx

New Talks & Courses!

OK folks, just to remind you that we’re in Ambleside tomorrow night, Wednesday the 1st of November, kicking off with the talk at 7.00pm in the Copper Pot on Church St LA22 0BU.

The session lasts about 60-90 mins, depending on how many questions you have after the talk.

The following night, Thursday 2nd November, we’re in Warrington, 6.00pm at the Church of St. Thomas’ Stockton Heath WA4 6HN. Many thanks to the Rev. Michael Ridley for his support and our best to Dr Joanne McCormack for her help.

The course will start the following week and runs for 12 sessions between November and February, during which we’ll give participants the information and structure needed to change their health.

If anyone can’t make the talk but you want to do the course, don’t worry, just come along to the first session, it’ll be at the same venue as the talk, same time, just one week later.

All are welcome. If you sceptical about taking control of Type 2, bring your scepticism along and we’ll see what we can do with it. Experience has shown that for the great majority of people with Type 2, major health improvements are possible through a small but profound change in diet. Come along and find out. It’s a free talk and a free course.

Lastly, if you know someone who might benefit from hearing the talk and maybe doing the course, let them know – it could be the best thing you’ve ever done for them.

Claire, Graeme, Stuart and I look forward to meeting you all.

All the best for now, Eddy

Old & New …

This is a quick note to say that all of the participants from the first round of Dia-Beat This! are welcome to attend tonight. If you want to come along, be involved, do the course again, you know you’re all welcome. Keep on and speak soon x

New Dia-Beat This! Dates and Places

Dia-Beat This! is coming to Ambleside, Warrington and Morecambe.

We’re kicking off three new rounds of the Dia-Beat This! Type 2 diabetes reversal course in the next two weeks.

We’re in Morecambe tomorrow night (26th) 7.00pm at St. John’s Church Hall LA3 1EX, with the course starting the following Thursday.

We’re in Ambleside on Wednesday 1st of November, kicking off with the talk at 7.00pm in the Copper Pot on Church St LA22 0BU.

The following night, Thursday 2nd November, we’re in Warrington, 6.00pm at the Church of St. Thomas’ Stockton Heath WA4 6HN.

The course runs for 12 sessions between November and February, when we’ll give participants the information and structure needed to change their health.

All are welcome. If you sceptical about taking control of Type 2, bring your scepticism along and we’ll see what we can do with it. Experience has shown that for the great majority of people with Type 2, major health improvements are possible through a small but profound change in diet. Come along and find out. It’s a free talk and a free course.

If you’re new to this site, welcome!

New Dia-Beat This! for the Autumn

Just a quick line to let you know that we’re doing a new round of courses this autumn, in Ambleside, Morecambe and Warrington, starting with a talk at St. John’s Church Hall, Sandylands, Morecambe LA3 1EX this Thursday (26th) at 7.00pm.

Also, I’m going in to Bay Radio this morning to do an interview with Mark Grey, it’ll be on air from tomorrow morning.

Eddy x

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