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Caring For Diabetes-related Nerve Disorders (neuropathy)

What is diabetic neuropathy? Some diseases consume the body like wildfire. Others are more like a slow burn. Diabetes is a malady that takes its time. If not controlled, diabetes slowly eats away at the body's cells, especially nerve cells. Doctors call the gradual breakdown of nerve cells "neuropathy." At first, nobody misses a few dead cells here and there. But after a decade or two, the damage can be impossible to ignore. Many patients suffer numbness or the opposite, extreme pain. As a result of decreased sensation, many people with diabetes may not be aware when they've broken the skin or suffered a cut or scrape on one of their feet. Bacteria can then set up housekeeping -- an invasion aided by impaired circulation and small vessel disease caused by diabetes. In some cases, these unnoticed infections can lead to raging infections and loss of the limb. Despite many recent advances in diabetes treatment, neuropathy remains frighteningly common. About 60 to 70 percent of people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes will eventually develop nerve damage, though not all of them will have symptoms. But if you have diabetes, remember this: the key to avoiding nerve damage is preventi Continue reading >>

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  1. ForEverYoung

    Vanadium and Chromium?

    According to Julian Whitaker he states that Vanadium acts like insulin and opens up insulin receptors in the cells. ...anyone know about this?
    Also that Chromium is needed for insulin efficiency and that the body produces less as we age?
    I'm going to be doing some experiments with these two supplements in January.
    Opinions on the validity of Whitakers claims appreciated.

  2. BruceSells

    I've been exploring (amongst many others) Dr Vern Cherewatenko's book called "the Diabetes Cure"
    ....His plan has many components, but two supplements are at the core of it. One is Chrominum, and for similar reasons to what Whitaker says.
    The other is HCA. I've just used Chromium for the last month since I got the book on Amazon. He recommends 800 to 1000 micrograms of Chromium per day. I've been taking less.
    Its hard to evaluate the chromium since my numbers have been pretty good anyway.
    I haven't gotten any HCA yet to try it. I'll need more time to see if it makes a difference.
    (as to vanadium, thats a new one to me....almost sounds like some jewelry metal on the home shopping network..LOL)

  3. ForEverYoung

    Originally Posted by BruceSells
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    Its hard to evaluate the chromium since my numbers have been pretty good anyway.
    I haven't gotten any HCA yet to try it. I'll need more time to see if it makes a difference.
    (as to vanadium, thats a new one to me....almost sounds like some jewelry metal on the home shopping network..LOL) I have the same problem, I'm at about 80 fbg.
    My Fbg got to 99 about a week ago, I was eating a lot of carbs and eating late.
    I think in January, I'm going to shoot for low 70's. I got a 65-73 range number twice last month on quesadillas, but I ate them prior to 10 pm.
    I can get my fbg down 15pts in the morning with 3 baby carrots a walk and some water, though: FWIW.

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