|Posted on October 11, 2009 at 3:33 AM|
No oral diabetes drug has ever been shown to do anything really good for any patient according to Hortin Hadler, MD, of the University of North Carolina. This comes as no surprise to me as I have seen scores of diabetes patients with all kinds of eye problems, poor leg circulation, failing kidneys, heart problems, and everything else that goes wrong with diabetes.
That said, how could diabetes drugs even be considered then, certainly there has to be some logical reason for their use right? The answer is yes and no. The "logic" is that oral diabetes drugs do effectively lower blood sugar, but in spite of that, there is absolutely no benefit--only complications.
Lowering blood sugar sounds good, but when you consider that a major trial showed that aggressive blood sugar treatment resulted in too many cardiovascular deaths to continue the study, it's hard to get excited about them. The very same results occurred some 40 years earlier using the same class of diabetes drugs we use today.
It's always amazing to me that all the focus in conventional diabetes management is strickly on blood sugar control. Then there is injectable insulin when oral drugs fail to lower blood sugar. The result is usually weight gain and more insulin resistance occurs.
Insulin is the body's primary fat storage hormone, and more insulin is just like adding more gasoline on the fire. It only fuels inflammation and weight gain. Oral diabetes drugs typically work by stimulating the pancreas to produce more insulin, so either way, it's a one-way ticket to early death.
Since poor glucose metabolism and insulin regulation accelerate aging and all the maladies that follow, there has to be a better way and there is.
The first step is to stop taking all oral diabetic medication. Sure, your blood sugar levels will rise but you'll be better off despite that--really!
Next is to leave off all refined sugar and grains for a few months. In this day and age, it's very difficult to avoid these "foods," but will help kick start success and allow a rapid recovery.
Incorporating a few key minerals is especially important. Among the essentials are Magnesium, Selenium, Vanadium, Zinc and Chromium. These precious minerals are lost in excess since with diabetes there is a wasting of minerals through the urine. Diabetes, in Greek literally means "running through" and that's what minerals do, they come out mostly unused.
The primary driving force behind diabetes is metabolic dysfunction, via the mitochondria whereby the process of making energy is compromised by a production of excess free-radicals. In order to restore generation of energy metabolism, which in turn corrects blood sugar metabolism, the usage of vitamin and vitamin-like substances are crucial.
B-complex is needed, and unfortunately for diabetics, they lose certain b-vitamins rapdily which frequently results in most diabetic complications. A food source of B-complex will help considerably, as all the fractions are there, usually bound to protein making it a more stable vehicle for absorption.
For those already suffering from complications, they will need a fat soluble form of thiamine in addition to a food based B-complex. This is called Benfotiamine, and because it's fat soluble it will remain in the tissues long enough to protect the eyes, kidneys and the vascular system, including erectile tissue.
More on diabetes treatment in the next daily topic.