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Alternative Treatments of Diabetes Type 2

Even when you have enough or high levels of insulin, your blood sugar might still be high and you are a diabetic (type 2). Insulin needs an adaptogen, chromium, to be able to bind with insulin receptors of cell and deliver sugar into the cell. There are other alternative treatments.

Alternative Treatments of Diabetes Type 2

 

By Conrado D. Fontanilla

      

Diabetes is the “sixth most common cause of debilitation and death, contributing to 50 percent of all heart attacks and 25 percent of all strokes in the United States” (Walker, M., M.P.D. 1984. The Miracle Healing Power of Chelation Therapy, page 48).

In the Philippines, Dr. Ricardo “Tatay” Fernando puts it emphatically: “Diabetes is a heart disease because 80 percent of those who die of myocardial infarction (heart attack) have diabetes” (Anon. 2006. If you love your children, don’t overfeed them. The Philippine Star. April 30).

Diabetes is “one of the most common causes of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations” (World Book 2005), and diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease (Pressman, Allan. H. D.C., Ph.D., C.C.N. with Sheila Buff. 1998. Glutathione, The Ultimate Antioxidant, page 151).

Normal

Normal sugar level is 70 to 100 mg/dl. Insulin is secreted by the b-cells of the Islets of Langerhans of the pancreas. Insulin is composed of 51 amino acids. Diabetes occurs when insulin is inhibited from doing its work (diabetes type 2), or due to lack of insulin (diabetes type 1) that maintains a normal amount of blood sugar, also called glucose, or dextrose.

Some causes of diabetes

Sometimes diabetes type 2 is called insulin resistance because there is plenty of insulin in the blood stream but excess glucose in the blood stream does not go to the liver to be stored as glycogen. The repeated release of extra insulin results in the reduction of insulin receptors (Cummings, M.R. 1988. Human Heredity: Principles and Issues, 2nd edition, page 370).

Extra insulin and sugar are not absorbed by cells. As diabetes progresses, the body tries to overcome resistance by releasing extra insulin. Now fat cells become resistant, too, and blood sugar and insulin become trapped in the blood stream (Heller. R., M.D. and Rachel F. Heller., M.D. 1997. The Carbohydrate Addict’s Life Span Program, page 97).

Stress is considered a cause of diabetes type 2. During stress, trauma, or emergency, the nervous system (sympathetic) through the hormone adrenaline takes over and nudges the pancreas to secrete insulin. That is, adrenaline overrides or bypasses the normal release of insulin (Champe, Pamela, Ph.D. and Harvey, R.Ph.D. 1987. Lippincott’s illustrated reviews: Biochemistry, page 266). Adrenaline inhibits the release of insulin, that is why one suffering from prolonged stress develops diabetes.

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