Diabetes Type 1 & 219.09.2008
by Fontaine - Maureen
Diabetes is the product of toxic excesses within the system. It is proof that hormonal imbalances exist and that the vital organs are slowing down.
Statistics show that loss of the gall bladder is a 99% guarantee of diabetes within 20 years. Of course, there is a hereditary component but that is more representative of learned eating and living habits such as lack of exercise and poor nutrition than it is of genetics.
Diabetes means that little or no insulin is produced and that it cannot transfer glucose from the bloodstream into cells and maintain blood glucose balance. Pancreatic cell destruction and inability of the pancreas to produce insulin is suspect in over 85% of cases of Type I Diabetes.
There are two types of Diabetes: Diabetes Insipidus or Juvenile Onset and Diabetes Mellitus otherwise known as Adult Onset (non-insulin dependent diabetes or NIDD). There is also Gestational Diabetes Mellitus that can occur in the last trimester of pregnancy but usually disappears shortly after childbirth. Because drugs are dangerous to use during pregnancy, only diet and vitamins are used to control this form of diabetes.
Diabetes Insipidus (Type I) is a rare metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin or the inability of the kidneys to respond to this hormone.
Drugs Cannot Heal your Condition
Drugs cannot reverse your diabetes. Medications effectively lower glucose, but do so at the cost of damaging your liver and reducing your life span. These drugs also deplete your body of B vitamins and antioxidants. Long term, these drugs only mask the problem but create others in their path.
The responsibility for health lies in your hands! Diabetes is a degenerative disease only when you continue to live the lifestyle that got you there! Are you ready for change?
Did You Know that:
- Almost 16 million Americans have diabetes
- An estimated 5.4 million have the disease and don't even know it
- 200,000 people die annually from diabetes
- The annual cost of treating diabetes is $105 Billion
- One in every 400 to 500 children/teens have Type I Diabetes
- In 1999 , approximately 450,000 deaths occurred among people 25 years and older.
Type I - Juvenile Onset diabetes, Insulin Dependent
Both men and women are affected equally by Type I Diabetes. It is usually diagnosed around puberty therefore referred to as Juvenile Onset and or Insulin-Dependent Juvenile Diabetes. Only 5% of diabetics are Type I insulin dependent and this condition is more common in Blood Types A and B. Little or no insulin is produced due to the destruction of pancreatic insulin-secreting cells. Over 80% of Type I diabetics have antibodies to their own pancreatic cells.
There is research to suggest that DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) and polio vaccines contain super antigens that bring on Type I diabetes and deafness. Infants who are breastfed are less likely to develop severe forms of diabetes. Such foods as cow milk protein and albumin trigger autoimmune reactions against the pancreas and contribute to its destruction. Viruses such as Epstein Barr, cytomegalovirus and herpes induce autoimmune reactions that may, in time, contribute to diabetes.
Type I Diabetes occurs quickly with symptoms of excessive thirst, abnormal hunger, increased urination, nausea, weakness, weight loss and swings in blood glucose levels that can be debilitating.
Dr. Lawrence Wilson, an expert in the area of Hair Mineral Analysis, draws a relationship between low sodium/potassium ratios and diabetes. These levels are also directly connected to adrenal gland function. As the hair potassium levels rise there is also a rise in glucocorticoids that convert amino acids to sugar. As the potassium rises so does the sugar level which also indicates protein breakdown; the conversion of protein to sugar under the influence of cortisol. This protein catabolism causes the release of potassium from cells. This is a sure sign that glucose metabolism has failed therefore the body must utilize its own proteins for fuel.
Craving sweets and carbohydrates? The reason is often a low potassium level which indicates low cortisol secretion.
Complications of High Blood Sugar
There are many complications that arise out of long-standing diabetic conditions. Because it affects the microcirculation of the small blood vessels, it can create heart disease, kidney damage, stroke, poor circulation, difficulty walking or exercising, vision deterioration and nerve damage. Other complications include neuropathy, hormonal imbalances, skin lesions, ulcers, hypoglycemia, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular disease.
Those who use alcohol and tobacco have more of a chance of experiencing damage because these habits greatly increase the systemic toxicosis.
Type II Diabetes
Type II Diabetes or nondependent diabetes most often occurs in people with a family history of diabetes. There is a defect in the production of insulin by the pancreas. Without insulin, the body cannot utilize glucose as its principle energy source.
In Diabetes the circulating level of glucose in the blood stream is high. This level of glucose absorbed by the body tissues is directly associated with diet. This creates a predisposition to infections and can even complicate pregnancy. 90% of diagnosed diabetics are Type II (NIDDM) and are Blood Type O's who have habitually consumed excessive quantities of dairy, wheat and corn products over the years. Blood Type A's who have contracted Type II Diabetes often have consumed too many meat and dairy products.
The majority of people who contract Type II diabetes are over the age of forty and overweight, although there are exceptions. It is proven, however, that over consumption of carbohydrates and obesity set up the vulnerability to the acquisition of this degenerative disease.
Diabetes is a nutritional disease
Diabetes can be prevented, controlled and more importantly, reversed with adherence to a strict nutritional program. Avoiding sugary foods is perhaps the most important rule, keeping in mind, of course, that carbohydrates also convert to sugar in the body. It is of ultimate importance that the diabetic individual monitor blood sugar levels and adjust foods accordingly.
Diabetes is a serious matter. It was the sixth leading cause of death in 1999 and was considered to be a contributing factor in twice as many other deaths.
What can be Done?
Some say that diabetes is a condition that is a complex abnormal reaction of the immune system where it attacks the pancreas. The pancreas consequently becomes dysfunctional therefore producing little or no insulin.
Other sources suggest that diabetes is quite clearly caused by obesity, poor nutrition and lack of exercise. This is good news in that it can therefore be controlled by diet and exercise. Both conditions respond well to frequent, small meals consisting of low glycemic foods that slowly increase blood sugar levels.
Chronic high concentrations of glucose in the bloodstream create many symptoms that can be debilitating. Begin by seeking professional help with streamlining your diet. Eating proper foods for your blood type will significantly reduce agglutination and the risk of initiating an inflammatory immune reaction. Secondly, make an appointment for nutritional consultation to reestablish your inner terrain. Detoxifying and supporting organ function is pivotal in your search for optimum health. Be sure to include a protein powder that stimulates the body's own ability to produce glutathione. Keep reading!
The Importance of Glutathione
Glutathione is composed of the amino acids glycine, glutamine and Cysteine. It is crucial that the diabetic individual increase the levels of glutathione (GSH) in the system in order to combat this condition. By doing so the GSH will prevent depletion of intercellular glutathione stores and reduce free radical damage to cell membranes and structures. Glutathione has the ability to increase the diabetic's insulin sensitivity.
Prevent Improve and Reverse Diabetes
The first and foremost question is "Where do I start?" if you have Type I or Type II Diabetes be reassured that you can improve your present health! Follow these steps and you will be on the road to preventing, improving or reversing Diabetes.
Detoxify: In order to heal your body it is necessary to detoxify. Eating foods that are not conducive to blood type and sensitive to your health condition creates layers of undigested debris in the gut.
Reclaim your Health: Supplementation is essential to build up your reserves. Poor health and eating habits over years deplete mineral and vitamin supplies in the system. Replenish your body using Recovery.