Hi, I’m Judd…
I’m an Author, Documentary Filmmaker, and founder of Diabetes Smarts.
Several years ago, I was with my friend Ryan when he suffered a hypoglycemic diabetic attack.
Luckily, he had previously shown me how to administer a shot of GLUCAGON, should something like this ever happen.
It was very scary, but he did eventually recover after several days in the hospital.
Over the years, I’ve seen other people go from prediabetic to diabetic, and then later to heart disease, nerve damage and more...
So, I spent 3 YEARS flying to different countries, talking to doctors, nutrition experts, diabetics and those who had reversed their symptoms, and more.
I am happy to share these podcasts and the Diabetes Smarts Program with you.
Diabetes Smarts is a powerful guide that aims to help people balance their blood sugar so they can live symptom-free.
It not only offers valuable knowledge, it also provides the reader with the tools needed to stay healthy for good.
What shocked me the most, however, was when my own father was diagnosed as pre-diabetic.
“What?!” I said, when he told me.
This took me by surprise because he had been preaching health and fitness his whole life.
When I was growing up, he used to run at least five miles a day!
And he regularly worked out with weights.
He ate reasonably healthy, though now that he is retired, he had slipped into an enjoyable lifestyle of large meals and long motorcycle rides.
And now, with this diagnosis, anything could be in his future.
I’ve seen other people go from prediabetic to diabetic, and then later to heart disease, nerve damage and more...
My father’s doctor quickly prescribed him a commonly prescribed drug which helps to control blood sugar levels.
It did have an immediate benefit, as it did balance those levels out.
But these medications only cover up the symptoms of diabetes, yet don't address the root cause. And his doctors told him he'd need to up his dosage over time It’s like a life sentence.
And in many cases, they eventually become worse. A lot worse.
I couldn’t bear the idea of my father’s future going down this path.
And it made me think about my own life also, and that of my wife and our future children.
I spent 3 YEARS flying to different countries, talking to doctors, nutrition experts, diabetics and those who had reversed their symptoms, and more.
Is there something we can do to reverse my father’s condition?
What about preventing it from happening to my wife and I in the future?
Surely there must be a better way!
My profession is as a documentary filmmaker. So I decided to make Diabetes the topic of my next film.
I thought this would take 6 months...
Little did I know, that it would take me 3 YEARS of flying to different countries, talking to doctors, nutrition experts, diabetics and more, to get to the bottom of this.