What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Diabetes is today one of the more common problems seen in medical
practices throughout the US and the rest of the world. Diabetes is a
genetically-based nutritional deficiency syndrome. That is, in order to
get diabetes you first have to have a gene that predisposes you to
diabetes and next you have to eat a diet that promotes diabetes. No one
gets type 2 diabetes unless that have a gene predisposing them and then
they eat a diet that triggers the diabetic condition.
Up until a few years ago type 2 diabetes was most commonly seen as an
"age-onset" problem. That is young people did not get type 2 diabetes,
rather it developed slowly and occurred with age generally sometime
after 60 to 70 years of age (and in some cases it did occur as early as
45 to 50 years of age). Few physicians considered that the reason this
was happening was that these people had been spending years developing
nutritional deficiencies. That is after many years of eating processed
and refined foods, foods deficient in essential nutrients, nutrients
critical for their body to control the manufacture and production of
insulin, the ability of the body to metabolize sugars, the ability of
the body to use what insulin was being manufactured at the cellular
level, and the ability for allowing insulin to enter the cells of the
body and work correctly within them. This age onset is actually a clue,
which is too often missed by physicians and researchers, which tells us
that something other than a strict genetic problem is operating here.
While we have known for a long time that diet plays a role in the
occurrence of diabetes, this combination of information has not been
properly put together with clinical facts of what causes diabetes, until
The problem is not eating a diet of normal healthy foods, the problem
is that we are eating so few normal and healthy foods. This factor is
tied to the epidemic of obesity that also rages through our country,
Today we are seeing 7, 8, 10, 15 and 20 year-old as type 2 diabetes.
This was unheard of as little as ten to twenty years ago and is now so
common that there is hardly a practitioner that does not have a large
number of young type 2 diabetics in his or her practice with the
exception of those doctors who do not see children. The age of onset of
diabetes is moving down the age barrier and the complications of
long-term diabetes are increasing rapidly.
What About Medication?
It should be clear to any diabetic that medication can and are
commonly being used to control blood sugar and to some degree reduce the
complications of diabetes, BUT they do not cure diabetes. Hence, we have
many young diabetics who are taking one, two, three, even four or more
medications, some even using insulin and while their blood sugar may be
controlled, they are still diabetics. They are still at risk for the
long-term complications of diabetes. It is also true that many of these
young people will ultimately suffer the complications of diabetes long
before their parent, their grandparents or certainly their great
What Are the Complications of Diabetes?
The most common complications of diabetes read like a who’s who list
of medical nightmares. Heart attack, stroke, amputation, kidney failure
and blindness are the most significant complications, yet there are a
host of lesser complications including impotency, leg pain, loss of
feeling and sensation on feet and hands, yeast infections, increased
risk of infection, slow wound healing, and the list goes on and on.
Needless to say taking medications and suffering from either the
major or minor complications of diabetes do not lead to a scenario of
increased quality of life with aging. For many people ageing with
diabetes is a nightmare and a lesson in loss of control, doctors
offices, medications, injections, frustration, and humiliation.
What More Can Be Done To Treat or Even Reverse Diabetes?
Diabetes is a nutritional deficiency syndrome and this should be a
clue that prevention requires understanding what these deficiencies are
and how they can be reversed. The basic problem is not yours, at least
not directly, the problem is the quality of food sold and served in the
U.S. has significantly diminished in the past 50 years. With the onset
of World War I, people moved off of the farms and into the city for jobs
and to help with the war effort. Soldiers were fed with processed foods
and farm fresh slowly became a slogan plastered on labels with no truth
With the onset of World War 2 this process was accelerated and at the
end of the war with literal tens of millions of "boys" coming back from
over seas, now fully indoctrinated in eating processed foods three times
a day, accelerated the process of creating diabetics even more rapidly.
By the middle of the 1960's and end of the of the 1980's the American
diet become almost entirely processed and refined foods and farm fresh
no longer had any meaning for more than 95% of the U.S. population.
Since the 1990's the rate of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood
pressure and chronic diseases of all type, especially related to
nutritional deficiencies, has increased steadily in an almost landslide
Can Diabetes Be Cured?
While doctors hate it when someone asks if a disease can be cured,
the truth is while the genetic predisposition toward diabetes cannot be
cured, the disorder of diabetes can be cured. Even if in any one
individual diabetes is not cured, it can be controlled and the
complications of diabetes can be all but eliminated and rendered non
What Needs To Be Done to Control or Eliminate Diabetes?
If you’re a diabetic you need to learn how and what you can eat to
undue the nutritional deficiencies that are causing your diabetes. You
need to be on the correct formulation of supplements to speed up
reversal of your diabetes. You need to make a number of lifestyle
modifications in order to support permanent reversibility of your
What else? You should be involved in a regular daily exercise
program, eat a healthy diet, use nutritionals, supplements, herbs, and
if needed medication to control high cholesterol and high triglycerides.
You must bring your high blood pressure under control and you must
control or eliminate any other factors that can lead to kidney damage,
changes that cause amputation, neuropathy and blindness. If you are not
already a diabetic but have a strong family history of diabetes,
elevated blood sugar, or are overweight, you need to know everything our
diabetics need to know so that you can prevent becoming a diabetic.
What If I Already Suffer Complications From My Diabetes?
You should know about all of what we have said above and also:
Chelation: Prevention of heart disease, peripheral
vascular disease, kidney disease and possible blindness, heart
attack and the values of chelation in reducing these risks.
Plaquex: Atherosclerosis causes not only risk of heart
attack and stroke bit loss of kidney function. Plaquex, a potent
chelating agent, can maximize reduction and elimination of
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT): With any sore, injury,
or infection the diabetic risks gangrene and amputation. Healing
these sores and localized infections is essential for preventing
gangrene and amputations, HBOT can help to do this. HBOT promotes
healing and repair of injured areas. For the diabetic who recently
suffered a stroke it can be an essential step in maximizing healing
and recovery along with physical therapy of viable functioning.
If you or a family member are a diabetic then a good long-term
relationship with competent and caring physicians can greatly help you.
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