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Type 2 Diabetes Increases Risk For Heart Disease

Type 2 Diabetes Increases Risk for Heart Disease

Type 2 Diabetes Increases Risk for Heart Disease

If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably know about potential complications such as blindness, kidney disease, and amputations.1 But there’s another important, life- threatening complication that you may not know about: Type 2 diabetes puts you at a higher risk for heart disease.2 And with Valentine’s Day on the way, it’s extra important to pay special attention to your heart—not just for love, but for health.
As someone who studies the treatment of type 2 diabetes, I’m very familiar with the impact these kinds of complications can have. An estimated 29 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.3 These people are two to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (heart and blood vessel problems) than people without diabetes.4 Despite recent medical advances, about two-thirds of people with type 2 diabetes still die from cardiovascular disease, making it their leading cause of death.5 The reason? Diabetes can damage the heart and blood vessels, often in combination with other frequent conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, that can leave blood vessels prone to injury and plaque build-up.4
Not knowing is risky
Recently, a new national survey revealed that more than half of adults (52%) with type 2 diabetes do not understand that they face a higher risk of heart disease and related life- threatening events such as heart attack, stroke, or even death.6 Not knowing the problem makes it difficult to take action.
That’s exactly what happened to Malcolm, someone I met r Continue reading

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Could Insomnia Cause Diabetes?

Could Insomnia Cause Diabetes?

If you don't sleep well--constantly tossing and turning and unable to doze off--you know it can make you cranky and fatigued.
However, insomnia has a more serious consequence, too. It can boost your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, even if you are not yet middle-aged, and especially if it persists for years, new research shows.1
Researchers from Taiwan looked at more than 28,000 people with insomnia who didn't have diabetes at the start of the study, following them for an average of six years, and found the increased risk. That rise rose steadily with time, going up to a 50% greater risk in those with persistent insomnia compared to those without the sleep problem.
"It's not just one night that's the problem, it's night after night," says Elena Christofides, MD, FACE, chief operating officer of Endocrinology Associates in Columbus, Ohio, who reviewed the study. Quality sleep is crucial, she says, so that your body will rest and repair itself. The new study findings, she says, make sense and warrant attention.
Here is what else to know.
More on Insomnia, Diabetes
Experts have long known that sleep is important to regulate your body's metabolism and that being deprived of it can have ill effects on regulating your blood sugar and on throwing hormones out of whack so your appetite increases.
For the new study, researchers analyzed data from more than 28,000 men and women who were diabetes-free at the start of the study in 2001 through 2004 but did have a new diagnosis of insomnia. They compared this group to data from more than a million more people randomly selected from the Continue reading

Laxing Vaccine

Laxing Vaccine

The discovery of a vaccine for the autoimmune disease diabetes has been announced.
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On 18 September 2016, the English-language clickbait web site called Time for You shared an article reporting that “The vaccine against diabetes promises to be the solution for the advance of the illness and even reverses its effects.”
The story cited work of two supposed Mexican scientists, Salvador Chacón Ramírez, president of the “Live Your Diabetes Foundation,” and Lucila Zárate Ortega, of the “Mexican Association for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases,” along with Doctor Jorge González Ramírez, using a therapy called “auto-chemotherapy.” According to the Time for You article (which appeared to rely on a bad auto-translation), the procedure for immunizing against diabetes works as follows:
About 5 cm of blood were extracted from each patient and then they were injected with 55 milliliters of blood solution. It is refrigerated at five degrees centigrade. When the temperature changes to 37 grades, since it goes out of the body to a new temperature, a shock happens takes place and what was a problem turns into the solution inside the bottle, in such a way that the genetic and metabolic flaw is corrected or inmunometabolised in the vaccine.
The vaccine lasts for 60 days and the treatment is about one year. This vaccine is much more than a medicine; it is a medical practice that has turned into an alternative, a possible solution to stop the complications that are chronically degenerative: embolism, loss of ear; amputation, renal insufficiency Continue reading

Reversing type 2 diabetes in only 2.5 months with keto and fasting

Reversing type 2 diabetes in only 2.5 months with keto and fasting

With a combination of keto, fasting and exercise, Osvaldo has been able to reverse his type 2 diabetes in only 2.5 months!
It’s very impressive. Here’s exactly how he did it:
The email
Hello Andreas,
I want to thank you for the advice at Diet Doctor, as it helped me reverse my type 2 diabetes in only one and a half months.
On the 1st of June 2017, I went to a scheduled appointment at my doctor’s office and he stated that my blood sugar had risen to an HbA1c of 73 mmol/mol (8.8%), and he thought that I should start taking insulin. I had, since I was diagnosed in 2012, taken Metformin (850 mg) three times daily and Glimeperid 4 mg in the morning.
I told him that I didn’t want to take insulin and so he prescribed Januvia instead, with the intention of strengthening the blood-sugar lowering power of the medication, but he said that we needed to book another appointment within three months to see whether the blood sugar (as measured by HbA1c) had been lowered to approximately 52 mmol/mol (6.9%) which is what they recommend for people with the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and if that didn’t happen he would have to prescribe insulin.
When I went home I felt both disappointed and angry as I hadn’t worked out during the last couple of months and it hadn’t affected the result in any significant way, but at the same time I refused to accept that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and incurable disease which worsens no matter what. My older brother died from the disease in the beginning of May and my father in law passed away from it three years ago. I refused to see a dark fut Continue reading

Virta Health: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Low-Carb Diets & Coaching

Virta Health: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Low-Carb Diets & Coaching

By Ben Pallant, Abigail Dove, and Adam Brown
Study shows a 1% A1c reduction in ten weeks with reduced or eliminated medications in most participants. Is it the real deal? Read on for the details!
A brand new company called Virta Health launched this week with a bold vision to "reverse" type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery. The Virta model relies on extremely low-carb diets – less than 30 grams of carbs per day – paired with a diet high in fat and moderate in protein (learn more below). Virta calls itself an “online specialty medical clinic” because participants get access to a health coach and physician, online peer support, and ongoing information and feedback on their health.
Along with the launch, Virta published a 10-week study showing that its approach drives strong outcomes: 1% improvement in A1c (from 7.6% to 6.6%), significant medication reductions (especially in insulin users), and an average 7% body weight loss. Is this the real deal? Read on below for more details on the study, the program, and a Q&A with Virta.
Virta is currently available to people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes as a covered benefit through some employers/health plans, as well as to people able to pay out of pocket (cash pay). Financial assistance is available, as the typical cost is roughly $400 per month for the first year. Those interested in Virta can get more info here and apply for a free consultation here.
What kind of outcomes has Virta demonstrated?
Virta just published the results of its first 10-week study. The trial involved 262 people with type 2 diabetes, a Continue reading

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