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Untreated Diabetes: What Can Happen And Where You Can Get Help

Untreated Diabetes: What Can Happen and Where You Can Get Help

Untreated Diabetes: What Can Happen and Where You Can Get Help

Thanks to the miracle that is modern science and medicine, a discovery that you have a certain disease is not necessarily as scary or life-changing as it once was.
People who have diabetes seem to live somewhat normal, healthy lives – with the inconvenience of having to manage their blood sugar levels. One unfortunate side effect of this is that some diabetics, especially younger people who feel the invincibility of youth, may feel that “it’s no big deal” and leave their diabetes untreated.
A 2012 study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality found that 2.4 percent of respondents with diabetes did not use insulin, take oral medication, or follow a healthy diet. Essentially, these people are letting diabetes “take its course.” So what can they expect in the future with untreated diabetes?
What Can Happen
Left untreated, diabetes can affect your long-term health in catastrophic ways. The most serious long-term effects are heart disease and possible kidney-failure. However, there can also be damage to your blood vessels and your eyes. Diabetic ketoacidosis, during which the body breaks down fat stores because it can no longer process sugar, is another serious health complication that can occur. And while mortality is inevitable for all of us, people who do not treat their diabetes will most likely die as a result of one complication or another.
Untreated diabetes can result in both temporary and permanent blindness. There can also be nerve damage in the extremities – typically the hands and feet – which can lead to infection, gangrene and amputation Continue reading

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The #1 Food You MUST Avoid to FIGHT Diabetes (hint: it’s NOT sugar!)

The #1 Food You MUST Avoid to FIGHT Diabetes (hint: it’s NOT sugar!)

If you listen to mainstream medicine, I’m sure you’ve only heard that you need to avoid sugar if you have diabetes or are pre-diabetic. But what if I told that mindset totally misses the mark and ignores perhaps a MORE important food that increases your risk?
According to Dr. Ray Peat, PhD, “Diabetes is just one of the “terminal” diseases that can be caused by the polyunsaturated vegetable oils.” [1]
What does he mean by polyunsaturated oils? He’s speaking to any oils that have a large percentage of polyunsaturated fats, like:
Corn oil
Soybean oil
Safflower oil
Nut oils
Canola oil
Peanut oil
Trans fats (artificially created)
These oils are VERY new to the food supply and were not a part of the diet until about 100 years ago. However, they are mainstream in almost every restaurant and processed food across America because they are incredibly cheap.
So what’s so bad about these fats? Polyunsaturated fats:
Have a direct correlation to the increase of heart disease
Interfere with thyroid gland function– impairing the metabolic rate
Block hormone secretion
Can contribute to high cholesterol
Damage all systems of the body if in excess: hormone system, immune system & oxidative damage
Interfere with digestion
Decrease energy production
Block protein digestion in the stomach [2]
Peat continues that “coconut oil, in diabetes as in other degenerative diseases, is highly protective.” Yet another reason to ditch the polyunsaturated oils in your pantry, and opt for real (saturated) fats like butter, ghee, coconut oil, and natural animal fats!
So what else can you d Continue reading

A miraculous detoxifying drink that fights obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure

A miraculous detoxifying drink that fights obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure

Today we are going to present a very special drink with a lot of healing effects. This drink fights obesity and diabetes, reduces blood pressure and improves digestion.
Ingredients
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup water
Preparation
In the morning, before breakfast, mix all ingredients in a blender, and then consume the drink right away. The result will be simply incredible!
Cinnamon
Cinnamon is beneficial in regulating blood sugar levels; it is also one of the most effective anti-oxidants.
Honey
Probably everyone already knows the beneficial effects of honey. It helps treat wounds, skin and lung diseases, fights cardiovascular and gynecological problems and so on. A teaspoon of honey consumed in the morning can alleviate a sore throat and calms the nervous system. Honey is also rich in enzymes that improve digestion and help with weight loss.
Apple cider vinegar
It contains various useful substances, beneficial bacteria and acetic acid, which reduces the heart rate by up to 6%.
Lemon juice
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, and it also has alkalizing effect, thus normalizing the pH level in the body.
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Type 1 diabetes trial patient insulin-free after treatment

Type 1 diabetes trial patient insulin-free after treatment

A new type 1 diabetes trial has left one participant completely insulin-free.
The trial, conducted by the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami, involved the implantation of islet cells within a biological scaffold.
Wendy Peacock, 43, underwent the procedure on August 18, 2015. For the first time since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 17, Wendy can now naturally produce her own insulin.
How does the islet cell trial work?
Building on previous islet cell transplant research, the trial is working towards the development of a "mini-organ" that mimic the function of a healthy pancreas. This organ, known as the DRI BioHub, allows people with type 1 diabetes to produce their own insulin.
"The first subject in our Phase I/II pilot BioHub trial is now completely off insulin with an excellent glucose profile," said Camillo Ricordi, MD, director of the DRI.
"These are the best post-transplant results we've seen in an islet recipient."
"This was the first tissue engineered islet transplant using a 'biodegradable scaffold' implanted on the surface of the omentum. The technique has been designed to minimise the inflammatory reaction that is normally observed when islets are implanted in the liver or in other sites with immediate contact to the blood."
Islet cell transplants and immunosuppressant therapy
Currently, people with type 1 diabetes who benefit from islet cell transplantation need to take immunosuppressant drugs to stop the immune system attacking the new, functional islet cells too. Immunosuppressant drugs, while useful in this respect, also preve Continue reading

Top foods for diabetes

Top foods for diabetes

Diabetes , is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. If you are diabetic, it means that there is an excessive amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA): “25.8 million children and adults in the United States 8.3% of the population have diabetes.” If you have diabetes you should make sure to avoid foods that are high in sugar.
Including certain foods in your diet can help reduce the risk of complications with diabetes.
Here are some foods tips to help you create a healthier diet:
As a general rule:
Watch your serving sizes to keep the complications of diabetes in check. A dietitian or health practitioner should advise you on how many servings from each food group you should eat per day. For the most health benefits buy fresh produce in season.
Moderation is key.
According to the American Diabetes Association: Eat 3 to 5 servings of fresh vegetables which are packed with antioxidants.
Fruits have also the same advantages as vegetables. They are high in fiber and loaded with antioxidants.
They contain natural sugar and less calories than most vegetables. Eat 2 to 4 servings a day.
Avocados:
Avocados are a powerful super fruit for diabetes. They are high in fiber, water, and monounsaturated fats. These ingredients are all helpful in lowering blood sugar and removing acids from the body. Avocados are known to help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, which are a Continue reading

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