VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Type 2 diabetes should have taken the life of the patient whose close brush with death is featured in WebMD Diabetes Magazine's Fall 2016 issue page 19. Unaware of his condition, he continued his lifestyle of consuming excessive sweets of all kinds, even for breakfast and midnight snacks. Then it happened. Upon waking each morning, he found an increasing sticky whitish substance covering his tongue as well as the corners of his eyelids and in a panic drove to his doctor's office. Testing showed he had a blood glucose level of 21.9 millimoles per litre or 394.6 milligrams, more than five times the normal levels of 4.0 to 6.5 mmol/L. Dr. Anthony Robinson, who examined the patient, explained to him, "The whitish sticky substance on your tongue and eyes in the morning is the excess sugar buildup in your body exiting. You are not far from going into cardiac arrest." "When he diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes , I went into shock," says Ernest Quansah. "I became numb and stared at his office wall." For two years after diagnosis, Quansah tried every type 2 diabetes cure he could find, but none worked. "I was really discouraged and overwhelmed," he says. "I gave up and decided that I too should 'manage' the diabetes. But somehow, I mustered the strength to visit my doctor and ask him point blank, 'Dr. Robinson, can type 2 diabetes be cured?'" "Yes," he affirmed, an answer confirmed by several other doctors and experts. Quansah's avid research began, under the guidance of his doctor and a doctor of Chinese medicine specializing in diabetes. The research revealed that when one becomes a type 2 diabetic, one's body becomes insulin resistant. The revelation led to the conclusion that, to reverse the diabetes, all the patient has to do is restore the body's insulin sensitivity.