Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Mother's Story Of Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Imagine being faced with one of the most difficult decisions of your entire life. A decision of whether or not to let another human being live or die. By choosing life, it may result in years of surgery for this person, the possibility of retardation, and even the chance of them being put into a vegetative state. By choosing death, it means letting go of a newly formed bond and love so strong that you don't know if you could possibly forgive yourself for making such a decision.

This is the exact decision that Cherise Scally and her husband, Michael, were faced with as they looked into the eyes of their precious baby girl weighing only 1 lb. 11 oz. Nicole had been born nearly three and a half months early and was currently on life support in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She was suffering from a severe infection called sepsis which is a life threatening infection in the blood. Sepsis is actually the seventh leading cause of death for infants in the United States [1]. In Nicole's case, it was likely due to Cherise's water breaking early and the resulting preterm delivery. Cherise had just been admitted to the hospital a few days earlier due to diabetic complications. Her blood sugars were fluctuating wildly between 165 and 485 and she nearly suffered a diabetic coma. She had no idea she was in such critical condition.

Cherise and Michael finally made the heart wrenching decision to let God take their beloved daughter Nicole. It was devastating to say the least. This was the second daughter they had lost within 24 hours of birth. Their first daughter, Ashley, had died just minutes after an unforeseen, catastrophic, nightmarish birth while Cherise lie in her hospital room with no doctor in site to oversee the premature delivery. Cherise watched in agony as the nurse placed Ashley in a stainless steel bowl after cutting the umbilical cord. Ashley would soon take her last breath.

This is just a small portion of the story that Cherise shares about herself in her book A Personal Journey to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Her story spans over 12 years and includes all the ups and downs of life, loss, and love. Cherise was both a product of her own undoing as well as a victim of tragic circumstances at times. She endured the worst pain and suffering any human being could possibly endure at times. Her perseverance is extraordinary and her willingness to look beyond the conventional wisdom of her doctors is a testament to the healing power of Mother Nature. These healing powers came in an array of colorful fruits and vegetables as she adopted a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet to reverse her type 2 diabetes. Cherise hopes to inspire others to do the same so that they too can experience all the wonderful joys that life has to offer!

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1 Murphy SL, Xu J, et al. Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2010. National Vital Statistics Report. 11 Jan 2012; 60(4). Hyatsville, MD: National Center For  Health Statistics. 2012.


  1. Thank you to my friend Dustin for all of your support and friendship through my journey of getting my story published. It has truly been a blessing.

  2. Dustin I wish you the best with your publication of your book and I hope that it inspires more people to look past conventional medical wisdom and find their own healing and reversal of this devastating disease. I hope that you, others and myself can shed light on a bright, diabetes FREE life that lay ahead of them and can find the healing from a plant based, whole food, real food way of life that brings healing, hope and restored faith in the power of Mother Nature and the way we were meant to live a long, healthy, disease FREE life. Thank you again for your friendship and support. I can't tell you how much that has meant to me during the publishing of my book and since then. I am grateful to have met you through my research for pictures for my book and your subsequent friendship. I look forward to many years of continued communication, friendship and being a ray of hope to others facing this disease and other chronic man made illnesses that they too can be free of the bondage of disease and disease management and become free as I have. May God bless you in your efforts to help others.

    1. So happy our paths crossed Cherise! You are truly an inspiration to me and others. The world needs more individuals like yourself. Keep the positive energy flowing by being you. Leading by example is the most powerful tool you have to help others.


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