Breakthroughs in treating and preventing diabetes

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diabetes-breakthroughs

 

New discoveries are the order of the day and makes management of diabetes easier and better.  Let us look at some interesting facts.

  • No cow’s milk – if there is a Type 1 diabetic gene in your family – no milk – it can put your children at risk by destroying the beta cells in the pancreas because of allergy.
  • Gluten – is a suspect in triggering Type 1 diabetes.
  • Vit B3 non-flush: will rescue beta cells and restore pancreatic function and decrease or eliminate insulin injections (500mg twice a day).
  • Bilberry – can stop and reverse capillary damage.
  • A spoonful of cinnamon – will help to get excess glucose out of the bloodstream and into the cells and thus lowering your blood sugar levels. It can also lower your LDL and triglycerides. Add half a teaspoon to fruit salad, marinades, stews and curries.
  • Xylitol: Contain a strong anti-diabetic nutrient:  beta-glucan.
  • Chromium – works like metformin.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid – reduce insulin resistance, protects insulin receptor and protect nerve endings.
  • Reduce insulin levels and you will reduce chronic inflammation.

Diabetes can be classified as a chronic inflammatory disease. We know that your type 2 diabetics have high insulin levels. We also now know that high insulin and glucose levels enhance AA (arachidonic acid) production. Insulin and glucose are essential to convert AA into inflammatory messengers like prostaglandins and leukotrienes. More insulin and more glucose in blood = more AA in body = more inflammation in the body.

Diabetic supplementation

Level 1 – HBA1C <6%

  • Lifepak Nano by Pharmanex – one sachet twice a day
  • Vitamin D if needed
  • Lymphomyosot – one bottle three times per year

Level 2 – HBA1C between 6% – 7%

  • Lifepak Nano by Pharmanex – one sachet twice a day
  • Vitamin D if needed
  • Lymphomyosot – one bottle three times per year
  • Vit B3 non-flush: will rescue beta cells and restore pancreatic function and decrease or eliminate insulin injections (500mg twice a day)
  • Diabecon

Level 3 – HBA1C between 7% – 8%

  • Lifepak Nano by Pharmanex – one sachet twice a day
  • Vitamin D if needed
  • Lymphomyosot – one bottle three times per year
  • Vit B3 non-flush: will rescue beta cells and restore pancreatic function and decrease or eliminate insulin injections (500mg twice a day)
  • Diabecon (2 tablets twice a day)
  • Bitter Melon Extract 1000mg daily (2 tablets twice a day)

Level 4 – HBA1C >8%

  • Lifepak Nano by Pharmanex – one sachet twice a day
  • Vitamin D if needed
  • Lymphomyosot – one bottle three times per year
  • Vit B3 non-flush: will rescue beta cells and restore pancreatic function and decrease or eliminate insulin injections (500mg twice a day)
  • Diabecon, Bitter Melon & Gymnema (2 tablets twice a day of each)
  • Glucosidase inhibitor – use one of the following: Touchi extract: 300mg three times daily with meals or Mulberry extract 1000mg dried leaves three times daily

If blood sugar still exceeds 9% with level 4 supplements, then you will have to get prescription medication (either an oral hypoglycemic drug or insulin). Remember to take extra Vitamin B12 if you take Metformin.

High cholesterol and other cardiovascular risk factors

  • Total cholesterol more than 5mmol/L: Lipostat
  • High Lipoprotein A and Triglycerides – Non Flush Niacin
  • High CRP – CheleX and Serrapeptase
  • High Fibrinogen – Garlic extract 4000mcg daily
  • Homocysteine> 6 – Methyl Protect by Xymogen (TMG, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12
  • High Ferritin – no red meat, no iron supplements and consume more whole grains

Diabetic retinopathy

  • Bilberry extract

Diabetic neuropathy

  • Benfotiamine
  • Traumeel cream / gel

Diabetic nephropathy

  • No potassium supplements (monitor magnesium levels)

Poor wound healing

  • Aloe vera gel

Diabetic foot ulcers

  • Ginkgo biloba extract

Natural approaches to blood sugar management

  • Dysglycemia: Medcaps IS

SUMMARY

Briefly: D E T S A

D – Diet – Low Carb

E – Exercise daily 40-60min and educate yourself

T – Testing

S – Supplements

A – Attitude – always have a positive attitude

Do not let uncontrolled diabetes dictate your health, manage it properly and you can live a long life without heart attacks and amputations. Do you need guidance for better diabetic control or are you at risk for diabetes? Consult your Integrated Healthcare Practitioner now.

Please subscribe to the South African Journal of Diabetes: Tel no: 0880117879366 or 011-787-9366

For more information contact The Centre for Diabetes on 011-712-6000 // 0861113913

Join the Diabetes South Africa Network at 011-792-9888/7 or www.diabetessa.co.za

Email: info@diabetessa.co.za

References:

  1. New Optimum Nutrition Bible – Patrick Holford
  2. Prescription Alternatives – Earl Mindell
  3. The SA Journal of Natural medicine
  4. Herbal Medicine – expanded commission E Monographs
  5. Genesende Voeding – Dr Willem Serfontein
  6. Gesondheid vir `n leeftyd – Dr Christiaan
  7. Stopping diabetes in its tracks – Richard Liliberte
  8. Food is better medicine than drugs – Patrick Holford
  9. Food remedies – Selene Yeager
  10. Alternative cures – Bill Gottlieb
  11. Beat Diabetes Naturally – Michael Murray & Michael Lyon
  12. Discovery Summer 2011 issue 41

 

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Dr James Liddell is an Integrated Healthcare Specialist (B.Pharm; M.Pharm; PhD; SAPC and PSSA registered) specialising in integrating different disciplines of healthcare to ensure holistic healthcare solutions. With 25 years experience as a Pharmacist, Dr of Nutrition and Complementary & Alternative Medicine Healthcare Practitioner, he believes lifestyle is ultimately the key to optimal health; a good nutritional foundation combined with sound emotional health are the fundamentals to what he calls ‘the optimal health zone’.