Is It Possible to Cure Diabetes?

Do you yearn to have a normal life again without diabetes?
Would you jump at the chance to quit sticking your fingers with needles and discontinue all those sickening drugs? And to end your worries about diabetic heart attack, amputations or blindness? Yes? Then this news is going to make your day, because the diabetes cure we desperately need is here. Yes, you heard correctly. A true blue cure for diabetes exists here and now. It’s been proven to work on thousands of actual diabetes patients. It requires no drugs, no surgery, no medical interventions and no weird diets. And it’s so absurdly inexpensive that it’s virtually free.

This protocol has been used for almost a decade now to cure all types of diabetes. In fact, it has never failed to stop and reverse type 2 and pre-diabetes in their tracks, to help patients reduce or completely eliminate their medications and diabetes-related drugs; to lower insulin doses in type 1’s by up to 80% and to protect all diabetics from the horrible complications that cripple and kill 4 million of them every year. This breakthrough research has had 100% success in getting type 2 diabetics completely off their meds. And now you can use the same diabetes reversing strategies that have worked so well for so many patients. This new protocol is the first step-by-step guide to reversing type 2 diabetes and pre diabetes, while showing people with type 1 diabetes how to dramatically reduce their insulin doses.

The basis of this program is cleaning up your diet and getting off the couch. Researchers call this ‘lifestyle modification’, and in study after study no diabetes treatment is anywhere near as powerful. No drug can hold a candle to its success. Now, before you start groaning, “Oh no, not that again,” because you have visions of starving yourself, going vegetarian, forcing yourself to lose lots of weight, or exercising to the point of exhaustion every day; let me assure you that this is absolutely not necessary. This is a huge misconception. You see, diabetes is a $400 billion industry which affects 300 million diabetics worldwide. There is no denying the efficacy of natural lifestyle modification treatments, but the industry would lose a fortune if the word really got out: Lifestyle modification isn’t a painful, sweat-drenched path, requiring super willpower, starvation, hunger and deprivation. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. And not only do they dismiss the importance of lifestyle modification, they’ve convinced diabetics that changing their diets isn’t really necessary, as long as they rely on drugs and insulin; but this is a brazen lie. These diabetes-related drugs represent the fast lane to miserable diabetic complications and premature death. The truth you’re not hearing is diet and lifestyle modifications aren’t just your best hope of reversing diabetes and returning to a normal, drug-free life, they are your ONLY hope.

So, why isn’t your doctor telling you about this? Your doctor knows that the very best treatment for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes is diet, not drugs. Just ask them. Dozens of clinical studies consistently prove that diet and lifestyle modifications are safer, cheaper and vastly more effective than current drug treatments. You’d have to be living in a cave not to have heard about that success.

So, why does the healthcare system continue to rely on the drug approach, even though it’s falling miserably to stop diabetes and to save patients’ lives?

There are 5 mind-boggling reasons.
Reason #1. The healthcare system isn’t set up to reimburse for patient education about diet and lifestyle. In fact the whole patient education strategy for diabetics has been high-jacked by the pharmaceutical and diabetic industries.

Reason #2. Most doctors simply don’t have time. The system is set up to allow him or her to have only on average eight to twelve minutes with you. That’s just not enough.

Reason #3. There’s so much misinformation out there that even doctors get confused about what really works. Some think weight loss is the number one strategy. Some think that a carb-free diet is the answer. Some medical doctors write books about being a vegetarian. In reality, lifestyle modifications are not high on their list.

Reason #4. Physicians are just like the rest of us. They are conservative. They tend to play it safe. We are all slow to change and they can get into serious trouble from deviating from official standards of care. They are afraid of losing their licenses or getting sued. That’s one reason why modern medicine progresses so slowly.

Reason #5. Unfortunately, because doctors are so busy, their only source of information about updated treatments comes from drug salesmen. Drug companies spend $16 billion annually to directly influence doctors. That’s $10,000 for every single physician in the United States. Can you imagine what that means in terms of their choices when it comes to treatment? It’s not to say your doctor is uncaring. But today’s medical system certainly can’t be. Since our healthcare system isn’t set up to administer today’s best diabetes treatment of diet and lifestyle education, patients are forced to settle for the second best – drugs and medical procedures. And, according to current statistics, second best is failing miserably. Seven million new cases of type 2 diabetes are identified every year. Every minute of every day, six people die from its nasty complications. Right now more than 60 million Americans are walking around with this silently destructive disease, or are on the brink, and most are completely unaware. One million Americans are dying every year, unnecessarily. That’s why the Diabetes-Reversing Breakthrough was: to show anyone exactly how to reverse type 2 diabetes so his or her doctor could withdraw their drugs. And, I say “exactly” because that’s the key to this program’s success. This knowledge puts you in the driver’s seat. It puts you in control. You’re the one making the decisions and you’re going to stick with this plan, because you understand the medical reasons and consequences for every single thing you do. Your hands are on the steering wheel, and you will be making these healing decisions based on sound, scientific evidence. Because it’s all backed by ultra-reliable scientific studies. Everything in this program is grounded in solid, clinical research. And, it’s proven on actual patients. You can count on these diabetes-reversing strategies because they’ve helped real-life diabetes patients conquer their condition. This is an actual step-by-step system that has produced successful results.

Why You Should Stop Taking Drugs for Your Diabetes

If you are diabetic and fail to control your blood glucose levels, you will most likely end up with several debilitating health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, diabetic neuropathy, digestive problems, blindness, or a variety of infections.

Many of these conditions can be fatal.

So taking drugs to manage your diabetes would seem like a smart thing to do.

Not so… for several very good reasons.

Survival rates using diabetes medications

According to a research paper Benefits of Diabetes Drugs Dubious, published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in December 2014, no doctor-prescribed diabetes drug has been shown to save the life of a diabetic. There is no proof that they prevent heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, nerve damage, blindness or other diabetes complications such as the need for amputations.

High blood glucose levels are not the same as diabetes. They are signs of diabetes but they are not the disease itself. The problem is: diabetes drugs target blood sugar levels… they do not treat diabetes. But very few people die of high levels of glucose in their blood.

However they do die of the damage caused by diabetes: heart disease, strokes, kidney disease and raging infections… and diabetes drugs do nothing for them.

A peer-reviewed meta-study Comparison of Clinical Outcomes and Adverse Events Associated with Glucose-lowering Drugs in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2016, showed that there was no increase in survival rates among type 2 diabetics who took diabetes medications.

The drugs failed to prevent heart attacks and strokes. They also failed to reduce all-cause mortality for these patients.

The study examined nine classes of diabetes drugs, including insulin, comparing the drugs to a placebo. The researchers reviewed more than 300 randomized clinical trials covering nearly 120,000 patients before reaching their conclusions.

Dangers of diabetes drugs

Drugs for diabetes are dangerous.

Their side effects include cardiovascular reactions, flu-like symptoms and dizziness. They have been linked to muscle and stomach pain, diarrhoea and anaemia. In addition, if diabetics are not careful, these drugs can cause dangerously low blood glucose levels.

The sad thing is that many patients take two or even three of these drugs at the same time, all prescribed by their local doctor or diabetes clinic.

But, instead of reducing deaths, this multi-drug regime increases death rates.

A research paper Effects of Intensive Glucose Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2008, concluded that intense efforts to lower blood glucose with drugs resulted in a 22% higher rate of death from all causes. The same study showed that deaths from heart disease went up by 35%.

So what to do?

Reversing diabetes

The fact is that there is no need, unless your diabetes is far advanced, to use these drugs at all. You can reverse your diabetes using diet alone, perhaps with a little extra exercise thrown in.

There is no cure for diabetes, ie once you have it you will always have it. So when I say you can reverse your diabetes, I mean you can beat the nasty consequences the disease brings such as the cardiovascular problems, strokes, kidney disease and so on.

The beating-diabetes diet is simple. It requires but a little discipline.

You can reverse type 2 diabetes by eating foods that are (1) low in sugar, (2) low in fat, (3) low in salt, (4) high in fibre and that (5) are digested slowly. The easiest way to do this is by concentrating on natural, unprocessed foods that are mostly plants. You also need to avoid all dairy products and eggs, and to drink plenty of water.

The fundamental cause of type 2 diabetes is fat blocking the receptors in your muscle cells, leaving glucose (produced by the digestive process) and insulin (produced by the pancreas) swirling around in your bloodstream. This condition is called insulin resistance.

The diet works because it minimises your intake of fat so that, after a month or so, the fat blocking the receptors in your muscle cells will have disappeared.

Unblocking the receptors ensures that the insulin can do its job of opening those receptors to get the glucose out of your bloodstream and into cells, thus ‘reversing’ your diabetes.

As well as following the beating-diabetes diet, you should also take up some mild exercise, such as walking, gardening, swimming, dancing and so on. This will help stimulate your muscle cells to use the energy (glucose) floating around in your blood stream.

In addition, you can give the beating-diabetes diet a boost in several ways:

Vitamin D

Low levels of vitamin D3 have been linked to both pre-diabetes and full-blown diabetes. Sadly, most people have a vitamin D deficiency.

A research paper entitled Lipoprotein lipase links vitamin D, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional epidemiological study, undertaken by Chinese researchers and published in January 2013 in Cardiovascular Diabetology, showed that even a minor deficiency in vitamin D3 can increase the risk of diabetes by more than 90%.

So how do you up your intake of vitamin D3?

You can get sufficient vitamin D3 by standing around for just 10 minutes or so a day in the midday sun… provided you only wear bathing togs (even in winter) and the sun is actually shining (a rarity where I live).

You could also get plenty of vitamin D by eating oily fish (tuna, sardines, mackerel and salmon), free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, liver and dairy products. But these foods contain copious amounts of fats which you need to avoid if you are to reverse your diabetes.

For diabetics, therefore, the best way to get sufficient vitamin D3 is to take a supplement. The recommended dosage is 8,000IUs (international units) a day.

Guava

The leaves, stems and flesh (but not the skins) of the tropical guava fruit block the digestion of carbohydrates which reduces spikes in blood glucose. Consuming pealed guava also makes the development of insulin resistance less likely and helps improve the blood sugar levels of diabetics.

If fresh guava is available in your locality you should eat it daily. If not, you can get guava tea made from dried leaves at your local health food store or online. A cup a day (or more) is highly recommended.

Vanadium

Vanadium is a trace mineral that mimics the action of insulin.

Vanadium reduces spikes in blood glucose and insulin levels by helping to move blood glucose into muscle cells and by inhibiting the absorption of glucose from the gut.

In a study described in Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures, a book published in 1994, diabetics took daily supplements of vanadium… their average blood glucose levels dropped by 10% in only three weeks.

You can use vanadium by taking it as a supplement… 500mcg three times a day… but:

Caution: do not exceed 10mg a day.

Berberine

Berberine is a plant nutrient found in the roots, rhizomes, stems and bark of medicinal herbs such as barberry, tree turmeric, Oregon grape, goldenseal, yellowroot, Chinese goldthread, prickly poppy, and Californian poppy.

In the 1980s, Chinese doctors discovered that berberine can normalize blood glucose levels. It does so by decreasing insulin resistance, by decreasing the production of sugar in the liver, and by increasing the ability to breakdown glucose inside cells.

To lower the levels of sugar in your blood, you should take a supplement… one 500mg capsule with meals two or three times a day.

Vitamin D For Type 2 Diabetes – Skin Color Makes a Difference!

Many commentators on natural health and healing claim that taking supplemental vitamin D may do type 2 diabetics just as much good as the leading diabetes drug that actually works, metformin. Vitamin D is becoming the go-to remedy for a wide range of health conditions ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer to heart disease. This sunshine vitamin that was once only thought to treat rickets… is now believed to have profound benefits in almost all aspects of human health.

As for the real benefits of vitamin D for type 2 diabetes, the original research was conducted in the 1980’s in Sweden. Fair-skinned Scandinavian men with type 2 diabetes were found to get better control over their blood sugar levels when given vitamin D supplements, but only if their vitamin D levels were already deficient. In a northerly location like Sweden, vitamin D deficiency has always been a problem. Type 2 diabetic men in the study who already had adequate levels of vitamin D, did not get a similar benefit, although their blood pressure levels went down slightly.

In 2010, scientists now know that people with different skin tones have different requirements for vitamin D. Persons of African or Australian aboriginal descent for instance, need less vitamin D than people from Iceland or Greenland. Giving people with black skin color supplemental vitamin D, can have the unwelcome side effect of storing calcium in the cholesterol plaques that may have formed in the linings of their arteries. For African-Americans and descendants of native Australian peoples, supplemental vitamin D may lower blood sugars but cause atherosclerosis.

If you have dark skin tones, it is best you take no more than 400 IU of vitamin D a day, even if you are on temporary assignment to Antarctica. People with dark skin tones usually also have genes that make vitamin D work very efficiently. If you have dark skin, only take vitamin D supplements when you don’t have any opportunity to get outdoors in the daytime at all, three days a week or more.

About Vitamin D:

Vitamin D is produced as a result of your skin being exposed to sunlight… it helps you to absorb calcium amongst other things. It is usually a good idea to spend 15 to 20 minutes daily outside. If you are able to do this, usually you do not need to take supplementation.

Another method to absorb vitamin D is through nutrition… vitamin D deficiency also results partly from poor nutrition. This is one of the challenges for people with type 2 diabetes.

Food sources include:

milk
juices fortified with vitamin D
soy milk, for example Silk
certain fortified cereals, for example Kix and Kellogg’s low-fat granola with raisins

Vitamin D strengthens bones and helps prevent osteoporosis: might lower the risk of colon cancer, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri found that vitamin D also played a part in the prevention of cholesterol buildup.

Maintaining a good supply of vitamin D will help in preventing those long-term complications that accompany type 2 diabetes.

Can I Cure My Diabetes?

Almost one in 20 people now have diabetes by age 60. As of 2010 more than 285 million people had diabetes and the number is growing rapidly. The question is, can diabetes be cured?

Diabetes is Ruining My Life!

For some with type 2 diabetes the on set of symptoms can be very slow, while others reading this may already be suffering from blurred vision, increased infections, slow healing, fatigue, increased appetite and thirst and irritability. Besides the long term risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, for many the worst is constantly feeling tired and the huge weight gain. This can quickly become a downward spiral of even worse eating habits, lack of energy to work out and combat weight gain and of course mounting stress which does nothing good for blood pressure. It obviously isn’t long before this affects self-esteem and sex drive and can cause even further problems.

Don’t let diabetes take you down!

Learning to Live With Diabetes

You can let it destroy your life or dampen the quality of your life or choose to fight back. It doesn’t matter why you got it, whether it is insulin resistance or not producing enough or whether your parents and grandparents had it and you think it is genetic. You don’t have to suffer or let it ruin your life.

There is a lot you can do to minimize the symptoms and risks of diabetes and manage it. Yes, this may mean a few lifestyle changes but likely ones that you should be making to stay in great shape and remain looking and feeling your best anyway.

First off, stop smoking. Yes, this may be the last thing you want to do right at this moment but after you kick it, in a couple of weeks you will see it as being the best thing you have ever done.

Start getting regular exercise. It may be tough getting into it at first but it does get easier. At least start walking every day. Find an activity you enjoy. Maybe it’s tennis, volleyball or even just golf – start playing every week. Or perhaps hiring a hot trainer who will inspire you to get to the gym every day is exactly what you need to inspire you.

Your Medications Could Be Killing You!

Get on medication and just suck it up right? Wrong. Diabetes medication can be necessary for some at the beginning. However, it is not a cure. In fact your diabetes medication could not only be making your diabetes worse but putting your life in danger.

Diabetes drugs have been repeatedly pointed at for increasing cancer risks, with some like Avandia increasing the chance of having a heart attack by a whopping 33%!

Kicking the regular soda and opting for artificial sweeteners isn’t the answer either as they have been accused of causing a whole array of health issues. In fact aspartame was found responsible for 75% of all adverse reactions from the food supply during an entire 14 year period. This additive breaks down into formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen.

Others Are Reversing Diabetes…

Yes, others are not just managing their diabetes or dulling the symptoms. Diabetes is reversible and curable in some cases. Many have been dropping their blood sugar levels so low that their doctors have been rushing to taken them off of these potentially dangerous medications. In fact one 20 year veteran doctor has be helping patients to do this on a consistent basis, without having patients resort to extreme exercise routines and has developed a step by step plan which former diabetes patients have raved about.

Don’t give up hope. Reversing diabetes is possible with the right help…

Diabetic Diet – The Drugless Cure for Diabetes

Diabetes is a dreaded and feared condition because of the very serious complications it can lead to such heart attacks, seizures, clogged veins and arteries, amputation of lower extremities, kidney failure, blindness, impotence and even death. The illness has already ruined and claimed countless lives. In the past, often late diagnosis has made it a very expensive disease to cure. Fortunately today, increased awareness has made possible the early detection of diabetes. With early detection comes high probability that the condition can be taken under control thus allowing the individual to live a normal life. The best way to prevent or manage diabetes is not through the intake of any drug but through the use of a Diabetic Diet.

Diabetic Diet involves healthy eating to stabilize blood glucose levels and help maintain a desirable weight. Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot produce enough insulin (Type 1) or cannot sufficiently utilize insulin (Type 2). Insulin is essential to the body because it is what regulates the sugar in the bloodstream. The individual should therefore help his body manage blood glucose by making the necessary adjustments to the food that he eats. He should maintain count of his carbohydrate and fat intake to make sure sudden spikes in glucose levels is avoided. The same meal program used to cure the condition can also be used to help prevent its development.

Using a Diabetic Diet tailor-fit to your needs and exercising strict adherence to it is the most effective way to handle the condition. It is even far more effective than the most expensive diabetic drugs. This means that handling the condition is significantly less expensive when compared to other illnesses. This has made diabetes from one of the most dreaded to becoming the easiest disease to manage and also the easiest to prevent. A meal plan can even serve as a virtual temporary cure because as long as the menu is followed the chances of any complication occurring become very unlikely.

The Diabetic Diet is not only meant for people with diabetes. It can be employed by anyone, even by very healthy individuals. Eating healthy can never hurt. Following the said diet is actually a good preventive procedure that can ensure you will not develop diabetes. This is why such meal program is advised to people with a family history of diabetes even if those people do not show any signs of the condition yet.

Natural Cures For Diabetes Mellitus

Apart from the use of drugs, diabetes mellitus can also be cured with natural means. These natural means have proven to be the best therapy as sufferers will not have to go though the pains of bitter pills which is normally associated with diabetic drugs and medications.

Some of these natural cures for diabetes mellitus are;

Diet Planning

Diet planning is vitally important to lowering blood glucose levels. In planning a diet, the diabetes control expert considers the subject body weight and the amount of physical activity he or she engages in each day. For over weight or obese diabetics, a weight reduction plan is essential to achieving proper blood glucose control.

The health professional should generally direct a diabetic patient as to what foods to eat and foods to reduce intake of or eliminate from diet altogether. Well balanced diet in vitamins and minerals is one of the most important factors in the control of diabetes. It is advisable for diabetic to ingest at least the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin A from a non carotene source such as fish liver oil, because the diabetic (especially when no insulin therapy) loses vitamin C more readily than non diabetic.

Daily supplementation of vitamin C is necessary. The mineral such as zinc, chlorine, and manganese have been associated with the treatment and control of diabetes, though their specific effects on the disease has not yet been determined.

Regular Exercise

Exercise is also important because it helps the body burn off some of the excess glucose as energy. An exercise program that balances the diet and medication needs of the diabetic with his general health is advised.

Skin Care

Proper foot care is essential for people with diabetes since the disease can cut down the blood supply to the feet eventually. Any sores, blisters, breaks in the skin, infections or build up of calluses should be reported immediately to a physician. Care of the skin on other parts of the body is very important in the sense that diabetics are less able than others to resist injury and infection. This in part, accounts for their proneness to gangrene. Diabetics should protect the skin by keeping it clean, use skin softeners, treat dryness and take care of minor cuts and bruises.

Diabetes is a self-help disease. If a person who has it sticks to the diet plan, exercises regularly, take prescribed medication and observes the good health practices cited in this article plus the very important one below, he can enjoy a normal and productive life.

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Reliance On Drugs Has A Human And Economic Cost

When too many of us take too many drugs, there are consequences. These are both economic and human. The solution is to use drugs judiciously and not as a replacement for being responsible for what we put in our mouths.

Human inventions are not intrinsically good or bad. It is how they are used which determines this. For example a knife is useful to cut your food but can also be used to stab someone. Fire can warm us on a cold night but has the potential to burn the house down if not used correctly.

And so it is with pharmaceutical agents. They have the capacity to do enormous good when used correctly. However when misused or used inappropriately or when they are not really needed problems can and do occur.

Figures from the USA show that almost one in two Americans take at least one prescription drug per month, an increase of 10% over ten years. A staggering one in five children 11 years and younger were in the same boat. Spending on prescription drugs more than doubled to $US 234 billion over the decade to 2008.

Amongst the commoner medications used were those for cholesterol and depression in adults and for A.D.H.D. in adolescents.

British researchers have previously noted that 7% of N.H.S. spending on drugs went on drugs for diabetes. Between 2000 and 2008 the number of prescriptions had risen 50% but costs had risen 104%. This reflects use of newer and more expensive (but not always better) medications. One of these is rosiglitazone.

The fundamental question that never gets asked is whether the best way to manage a problem is with medication? The second question which also is rarely asked is what other consequences might occur if medications are used?

We have just seen the withdrawal of diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) from sale in Europe and severe restrictions on its use in the USA. A report in the British Medical Journal (B.M.J.) had earlier called for the drugs withdrawal and questioned whether its use should ever have been approved.

The drug has been shown to lead to an increase in rates of heart attack and strokes in people taking the drug compared to those not. In 2007 a study showed a 43% increased risk of heart attack.

John Yudkin of University College London said in the B.M.J. “We need to be absolutely certain that our long term treatments for type 2 diabetes are not causing the very harm they are meant to prevent”.

Type 2 diabetes comes about predominantly from people eating too much processed and sugary foods, being obese and not exercising. Logic would dictate that the primary treatments would be correcting what led to the problem. Some people may still end up needing drugs but it would be far fewer and they may not need drugs as potent (or costly) as rosigltizone.

It has also emerged that another diabetes drug, pioglitazone (Actos) is being investigated as it may increase the risk of bladder cancer. It has also been shown that bisphosphonate drugs used for osteoporosis can double the rate of esophageal cancer.

None of this is to say that there is not a role for drugs. However when we are dealing with conditions that come about from lifestyle choices we make, reliance on drugs in preference to making the necessary lifestyle changes are not without other consequences. These examples show that just “popping a pill” may seem an easy option but may not be.

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Type 2 Diabetes – With or Without Drugs!

Do you have Type 2 diabetes? How do you feel about taking oral anti-diabetic medications or insulin for the rest of your life?

Many diabetics experience medication fatigue… imagine taking the same set of bitter bad-tasting medications day in and day out just for the sake of controlling your blood sugar. For some people, seeing and tasting the same medications everyday can give them enough stress that may last a lifetime. One of the most common questions raised by many diabetics is this: “How can we possibly control our blood sugar without the aid of anti-diabetic drugs?”

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic problem that results from high blood sugar levels caused by the increased resistance of your body’s cells to the action of insulin. Insulin, a special hormone that facilitates the transfer of sugar extracted from your meals to your cells, is essential to life and has wide-spread effects all over your body. Risk factors for the development of blood sugar problems include:

age… the older you are, the greater your risk for Type 2 diabetes
being overweight or obese… being overweight predisposes you to diabetes
lack of exercise goes hand in hand with obesity
heredity… if you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you are at a greater risk for getting it yourself
sleep habits… insomnia makes you more prone to diabetes
decreased “good” cholesterol level, increased “bad” cholesterol level, high blood pressure and a history of diabetes in pregnancy.

Many experts consider Type 2 diabetes as a lifestyle disease, therefore, with proper correction to the lifestyle you live, this condition really can really be managed without the use of drugs.

According to the Joslin Diabetes Center, many diabetics control their blood sugar levels without the aid of anti-diabetic medications by:

normalizing their body weight
by having regular physical exercise, and
by eating a proper diet

Many studies have shown how both weight loss and exercise can increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, thus reducing insulin resistance. The more sensitive your cells are to insulin, the healthier you body is. Choose to eat properly and to exercise, and your pancreas will thank you by functioning well. Then no drugs are involved.

However, according to Joslin Diabetes Center many diabetics fail to normalize their blood sugar levels despite their best efforts. For these diabetics it will be necessary for them to continue taking their anti-diabetic medications.

Check your blood sugar reading every day… if your blood sugar still spikes even with your best efforts, there is no other choice but to continue your anti-diabetic medications. This is important in order to prevent both immediate and long-term complications associated with high blood sugar.

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The Best Way to Feel Safe With Diabetes!

Do type 2 diabetics need to know as much about their diabetes as their doctor? Well yes, there are two areas in which every diabetic has to be an expert in order to really feel safe with their type 2 diabetes.

Treating patients with diabetes is a major source of income for most doctors. As type 2 diabetes becomes more and more common, new drugs come out almost every year, each promising to be the panacea that finally makes living with diabetes… and supposedly eating whatever you would like… possible for diabetics, and enormously profitable for pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The truth is new diabetes drugs have been coming out with regularity since 1995. Several diabetes drugs have been disasters. Hundreds of diabetics treated with Rezulin died of liver failure in the late 1990’s, and confidential US government reports recently leaked to the press, disclose about 500 heart attacks and 300 cases of congestive heart failure are caused each month by the diabetes drug Avandia. Reports that another new diabetes drug, Januvia, has the nasty side effect of causing skin to slough off, are only slowly reaching the press.

Doctors are the gatekeepers to the latest and greatest diabetes medications… but even the best of them only lower your blood sugars about 20 to 30 mg/dL (1 to 1.6mmol/L), which is about the same benefit found in the testing of cinnamon. Unless you are a physician yourself, you will never have the comprehensive knowledge of human health your doctor can provide but, at least for type 2 diabetes, patients really have to know at least as much about their own condition as their doctors do.

There are two areas of self-knowledge in which every diabetic has to be an expert. These are blood sugars and blood pressure.

You simply can’t go to the doctor often enough, four or five times a day in some cases, to rely on medical management of your blood sugars. You simply have to test your blood sugar levels at home and at your office, at restaurants, on vacation… anywhere and anytime there is a question of good blood sugar control.

But diabetics also have to keep up with their blood pressure. Uncontrolled blood pressure is a co-factor in two of the most dreaded complications of diabetes, heart disease and kidney failure. Keeping your blood pressure at:

135/85 or lower if you are normal weight
120/80 if you are “obese” as defined in terms of body mass index (BMI)

is essential for avoiding these two complications. Aiming for even lower blood pressure levels, however, is not necessary.

Your doctor will never be able to keep up with either your blood sugars or your blood pressure. This is something you need to do every day for yourself. With this intimate knowledge of how your own body works, however, you will be able to find the subtle changes in lifestyle that will help you keep your blood sugar levels in control and your health complication-free for many years to come. This is the key to how you will feel safe with diabetes.

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Type 2 Diabetes – Medications to Lower Blood Sugar Should Never Be Solely Relied On

As a Type 2 diabetic it is crucial you do not rely solely on medication to help you manage the disease. As you will see, by doing this you could end up with more serious health problems than when you were first diagnosed with diabetes, and could have your chances of dying prematurely substantially increased.

Fact: Diabetes drugs help to lower blood sugar levels – no one knows how long medications can help keep blood sugar levels lowered, and some diabetes drugs come with a black box warning which indicates they can cause some serious adverse effects as a result of taking them…

Avandia diabetes drug –

gave a patient a 43 percent increased risk of heart failure
killed and injured many patients who took it
after 3 years of doing this damage was taken off the market

Metformin diabetes drug –

most people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes take this drug
carries a black box warning saying lactic acidosis is a rare result of taking metformin but, when it happens, it can lead to death half of the time

Most Doctors Think Diabetes Drugs Make You “Healthier.” The logic doctors have when first prescribing any medication to a diabetic is that if it is shown to help lower blood sugar then it must be helping the patient – and ultimately making them healthier.

In reality, what happens when a Type 2 diabetic takes blood sugar lowering medication is that it knocks blood sugar levels down in a very dramatic way, leaving a trail of toxic damage around the body that can even kill a person eventually.

Where Does The Sugar Go When Using Medication to Lower Blood Sugar? What many doctors don’t ask, is where is the sugar going when it is lowered with a drug? The answer is most often this sugar is stored as fat, or the sugar is forced into cells and can eventually kill the cells because the cells have no use for this excess sugar.

By solely relying on medication to lower your blood sugar, hopefully you can see it is not the best approach and is not helping you to get healthier. You are merely lowering your blood sugar levels, which usually only happens for a short time in any case. This is when drug doses start to be increased as doctors deem the medication to not be working at that particular level now.

Using Diabetes Drugs Alone Will Never Make a Diabetic Healthy. Using diabetes medication alone isn’t…

helping any diabetic to get blood sugar levels under control and become a healthy diabetic.
teaching you the value of what a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle can do for you and the huge extent it can help you to manage your Type 2 diabetes. In many cases, its possible to come off medication completely.

Now, doesn’t that sound more appealing than taking medication for the rest of your life? Go on – give it a go. What have you got to lose?