A Misunderstood and Very Complex Condition
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a condition close to my heart as my youngest daughter has type 1 diabetes. Blood sugar regulation is so important and not just in diabetics. See the hard-hitting article by Professor Rashid Bhikha on the link between diabetes and heart disease next week.
Type 1 diabetes is insulin dependent and requires very close monitoring of blood sugar levels, careful calculations before injecting insulin after testing, carb-counting, considering activity levels and so much more.
Most people are aware of the two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. But type 2 also has two types: type 2A (insulin excess) and type 2B (insulin depletion). Then there is the pre-diabetes condition (an insulin toxicity state). When pre-diabetes advances to diabetes, higher insulin levels persist for five to ten years or more. Over time, the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas become exhausted due to the over-production of insulin.
Sadly people with pre-diabetes and diabetes type 2 are kept in the dark about the crucial distinction between insulin-excess diabetes type 2A and insulin-depletion diabetes type 2B. And patients pay an enormous price for not knowing this distinction.
According to Prof Majid Ali: ‘A healthy diet with low insulin secretion is pro-health, pro-life- span, anti-heart-disease, anti-hypertension, anti-inflammatory disorders, and anti-cancer. In high pathological concentration, insulin is anti-health, anti-life-span, pro-heart-disease, pro-hypertension, pro-inflammatory disorders, and pro-cancer. The responsibility of the individual is to keep insulin levels in the narrow physiological roles. Testing blood sugar levels and ignoring insulin levels fan the fires of epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Test blood insulin and prevent and reverse diabetes.’
Here Prof Ali is referring to type 2 reversal. There is still no cure for type 1.
Enjoy another issue jam-packed with good information and solutions to better heath.
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