About Dr. Dennis Godby
www.endtodiabetes.com was started in May, 2007 by Dr. Dennis Godby, M.A., N.M.D., a California-licensed, diabetes-focused naturopathic medical doctor, on a mission to reverse the world-wide epidemic of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X), and insulin resistance, and to significantly improve the outcomes of people with type 1 diabetes.
passion is helping individuals to live to their fullest potential, by optimizing their health, so that they have the energy and vitality to live their dreams.
continues to ask his
favorite question, why?
Why has the rate of diabetes increased by a whopping 41% in just six years?
The answer, of course, is not a change in genetics in just 6 years, or a super virulent infection, but the continual deterioration in the lifestyle for many of the world's people.
But that is the good news, believes Dr. Godby
, because if lifestyle is the primary cause of the dramatic increase, it is also the solution.
The roots of Dr. Godby's
passion for reversing the diabetes epidemic, began while designing a diabetes natural medicine treatment plan for his
mother, and witnessing her
struggle to understand how to implement her
doctor's treatment plan of "diet and exercise," and "take these pills.
research into a natural diabetes diet and natural medicine for diabetes led to his
interest in becoming a naturopathic medical doctor.
During this time period, he
began to remember the struggle of: his
aunt who had diabetes while he
was a child, which eventually led to her
premature death; his
cousin who lost most of his
leg to amputation from diabetes; and witnessing the frustrations and agony of many other family members and friends with diabetes.
has seen, felt, and heard the struggle of people with diabetes.
As a naturopathic student in Portland, he worked at a low-income clinic with mostly Hispanic patients for three years, where at least half of the patients were diagnosed with diabetes, or treated for diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome.
fluency in Spanish and love for the Hispanic culture, immersed him even more into the diabetes world.
The results of natural medicine that he
witnessed were so amazing, he
doctoral thesis on, Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, Naturopathically, On a Budget.
Being a social change activist, teacher for two decades, and preventative medicine-focused throughout his entire life, he is now on a life-long mission to treat, prevent, and reverse diabetes.
is: a board-certified, California-licensed, naturopathic medical doctor, the founder and director of Diabetes Natural Path Center
, a credentialed complementary practitioner with the Sutter Center for Integrative Health
, a former Diabetes Wellness Coach for Sutter Health, all in Sacramento; a member of the Board of Directors for California Naturopathic Doctors Association
, nutrition teacher and health columnist for a local newspaper.
Dr. Godby's passion for prevention began as a child; as an exercise physiology college student and passionate about promoting exercise, and eating nutritiously, he embarked on a SOLO run, in 1978, from Corvallis, Oregon, to Calgary, Canada, without a support crew, in 1978, at a time when events of this kind were almost unheard of - running an average 39 miles per day, for 37 days, over the Northern Cascades and Canadian Rockies, a total of 1,420 miles.
Six years later, in 1984, to promote peace in Central America, Dr Godby
ran across America, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., a 3,006 mile campaign, in 112 days.
Speaking in town hall meetings, and to the press, daily, the motivation for this run was less about exercise, and more about promoting compassion, social justice, and peacemaking.
Dr. Godby received a B.S. from Oregon State University, in exercise physiology and nutrition, and a Master's of Arts in Theological Studies, from the Maryknoll School of Theology.
For the next seven years, he
taught social justice, spirituality and peacemaking in the religious studies department of two parochial high schools.
After witnessing his mother's struggle with diabetes, he made a difficult decision to leave teaching, and pursue a naturopathic medical degree, so that he could medically help the people of the world to overcome what appeared (and continues to appear) to be one of the most significant epidemics in history - type 2 diabetes.
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