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Treating Persons with Type 2 Diabetes

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 recently.

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 grandparents.

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 or meaning.

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 proportion.

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 existent.

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 diabetes.

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 atherosclerotic plaque.

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. For more information, call 805-435-1200 and make an appointment for help.


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