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The Deliberate Lies They Tell About Diabetes

By some estimates, diabetes cases have increased more than 700 percent in the last 50 years. One in four Americans now have either diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose) Type 2 diabetes is completely preventable and virtually 100 percent reversible, simply by implementing simple, inexpensive lifestyle changes, one of the most important of which is eliminating sugar (especially fructose) and grains from your diet Diabetes is NOT a disease of blood sugar, but rather a disorder of insulin and leptin signaling. Elevated insulin levels are not only symptoms of diabetes, but also heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and obesity Diabetes drugs are not the answer – most type 2 diabetes medications either raise insulin or lower blood sugar (failing to address the root cause) and many can cause serious side effects Sun exposure shows promise in treating and preventing diabetes, with studies revealing a significant link between high vitamin D levels and a lowered risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome By Dr. Mercola There is a staggering amount of misinformation on diabetes, a growing epidem Continue reading >>

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  1. Gustav

    Hi everyone! I am not a new T2 but I could say I am new at taking the responsable approach. After taking 14-15 months off my medicines (I was only taking 500mg metformin twice a day then) a kidney stone passing revealed a 400 BG. I thought things were under control with natural herbal medicine, but I was wrong. Went to see my doctor (who I know before he became a doc) and he was VERY UPSET! To make it short (shorter ) with an A1C of 11, when my previous result 14 months before was 7.3, we had to get very serious. I started around 2 months ago with 1000mg Metformin twice a day and I saw some improvements but morning BG was around 200-215. I lost 10lbs with diet and exercise and still BG wouldn’t go below 150 in the mornings. I added 10, 12 and now 14 units of levemir once a day before going to sleep and now I went back to 200 BG in the morning. Am I doing something wrong? 16 months ago, before leaving a twice a day 500mg dosage of metformin I had my BG in the low 140’s in the morning. Can 1+ year of carelessness create such havoc? should I be concern and look for more aggressive treatment? or should I give my new responsible approach time to do it’s job? (almost 3 months since 1000mg metformin twice a day and only a month of 10-14 units levemir)
    I decided to signup to vocalize (in writing) my experience thanks to reading your posts in the forum. I thank you in advance for the courage each one of you had to share and not hide diabetes. It made me feel “normal” again

    Gus

  2. Brian_BSC

    Unfortunately things can turn bad pretty fast with diabetes. Once you get off the narrow path your diabetes can sort of suck you into a black hole. Your blood sugars get high, your pancreas can’t keep up, your blood sugar goes even higher, your body becomes insulin resistant as a last ditch effort to protect your cells against high blood sugars and the next thing you know you have an A1c like yours and things are really bad.
    But look up, you seem fortunate that have been able to get things back on track. Having uncontrolled diabetes doesn’t mean you will always have uncontrolled diabetes. You just need to take care of it. You have to get your head about the reality of diabetes and you just need to be constantly diligent.
    As to your regime, you may find that you have to adjust your Levemir in order to control your fasting and morning blood sugars. After having very high blood sugars you may have lost much of your beta cell function and having T2 you may find that you need much more than 10-14 units of Levemir to get things under control. I would just suggest you work closely with your doctor to find the proper dose. It may take weeks and even a couple of months to get things straight. You don’t want to rush it.

    Thanks for sharing your experience, hopefully your experience will help others.

  3. Rphil2

    Hi, I agree with Brian. Yes going off the beaten path can cause some difficult issues. This is not to say your situation is automatically bad. I suggest you get back in touch with your doctor. There may be some immediate corrective action that can be done to get back on track, or you might find resumption of the typical method will be helpful in regaining control.
    It is true bad things can and do happen, but if they have time is not on your side. What is on your side is to visit your doctor and reassess.
    I wish you the very best in your journey. I went off the track for several years and was able to get back together. Yes, I had done damage, but I am grateful for the now time. I hope you will be grateful as well.
    Best

    Rick

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