Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Diabetes is a silent killer that kills one person every 10 seconds

Diabetes Facts is 7th Leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 25 years and older and about 23.6 million people in US (8% of population) have diabetes. some extra info about diabetes is:
* 17.9 million diagnosed.
* 5.7 million or 24% of people remain undiagnosed.
* 1.6 million people aged 20 years or older are diagnosed each year.
* 11.2% of men and 10.2% of women have diabetes.

Lifestyle changes and proper medical monitoring and care can keep diabetes from becoming a death sentence. There are many relatively simple things a diabetic can do to maintain their health, and continue living a "normal" life. From proper dietary precautions, to finding the best medication for each individual patient, to foot care and other daily concerns, an informed diabetic is a healthy diabetic.

Diabetes is a global problem with devastating human, social and economic impact. Today more than 250 million people worldwide are living with diabetes and by 2025, this total is expected to increase to over 380 million people. Each year another 7 million people develop diabetes.

Diabetes is a growing epidemic threatening to overwhelm global healthcare services, wipe out some indigenous populations and undermine economies worldwide, especially in developing countries.

Each year more than 3.8 million people die from diabetes-related causes, one death every 10 seconds.This silent epidemic claims as many lives annually as HIV/AIDS.

* Type 1 diabetes, which predominately affects youth, is rising alarmingly worldwide, at a rate of 3% per year. Some 70,000 children worldwide are expected to develop type 1 diabetes annually.
* Type 2 diabetes is responsible for 90 -95% of diabetes cases and is increasing at alarming rates globally as a resultof increased urbanization, high rates of obesity, sedentary lifestyles and stress.
* In many countries in Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and the Caribbean, diabetes affects up to 20% of the adult population.These countries bear the brunt of the major increase in diabetes prevalence but also the burden of the costs.
* Indigenous populations face genetic genocide becauseof their high genetic predisposition for type 2 diabetes.Worldwide, more than50% of adults over the age of 35 inindigenous communities have diabetes.

We have the knowledge to tackle the diabetes epidemic, and reduce the suffering and pre-mature deaths that diabetes causes. We have the cost-effective strategies to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes complications.

Diabetes is not yet curable but in many cases type 2 diabetes is preventable. If governments begin now by promoting low-cost strategies that alter diet, increase physical activity and modify lifestyles, the advance of this epidemic can be reversed.

It is time for governments to create national diabetes programs to tackle the epidemic.

Food Supplement contains with GTF activation nutrition mineral such as chromium can treat diabetic glucose level if taking constantly 400mcg - 1000 mcg daily within 3-4 month.

Friday, June 26, 2009

For Type 2 Diabetes, Intensive control can reduced Cardiovascular Events.

For diabetics, Factors affecting whether intensive glucose control is likely to reduce or increase the risk of cardiovascular events, including death, based on evidence in the VA Diabetes Trial, were reported in a symposium here today at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions.

"We found that initiation of intensive control in the first 15 years after a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes reduced the risk of cardiovascular events, including mortality, but initiation 16 to 20 years after diagnosis yielded no such benefit," said William C. Duckworth, MD, Director of Diabetes Research, Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona, and Co-Chair of the VA Diabetes Trial (VADT), in a recent interview.

"Further, initiation of intensive control 20 or more years after diagnosis increased the risk of cardiovascular events in the population studied in this trial," said Duckworth. These duration effects were not affected by age, despite the fact that age itself is an independent risk for CV events.

In contrast to the VADT report last year showing that intensive control did not have a statistically significant effect on reducing cardiovascular (CV) events, the subanalyses presented here clearly showed which patients benefited from intensive glucose control and which patients did not.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

HIGH CHROMIUM RECIPE : Nutty Broccoli Appetizers

1 Tb. extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup finely chopped onions

4 mashed garlic cloves

10 ounces frozen chopped broccoli

1 cup bread crumbs, preferably whole wheat

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 tsp. each dried oregano and basil

Salt and black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup egg substitute (equivalent to 2 eggs)

Optional: low-sodium soy or teriyaki sauce, for dip

Saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Cook broccoli according to package directions; squeeze out excess water. Cool slightly. Combine with remaining ingredients. Form into balls 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on non-stick pan. Spray balls with olive oil or canola spray. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven 20-30 minutes, or until brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 24 balls. (Note: You also can spread mixture in a shallow pan, bake and cut into squares.)

Nutrition per ball: 33 calories, 1.9g fat (0.4g saturated), 1.9g protein, 2.5g carbohydrates, 0.5g fiber, 41mg sodium.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How to Take Chromium GTF (glucose Tolerance Factor) Supplement

Chromium works with insulin to drive sugar from your blood into the tissues of your body for use or storage. This mineral is so important in sugar tolerance that severe deficiences of it cause a diabetes-like illness to develop

Chromium, a mineral trace element, is essential to nutrition and physiologic processes. It is involved in the metabolism of glucose, which is necessary for energy. Sometimes chromium is referred to as the glucose tolerant factor or GTF. This mineral maintains stable blood sugar levels by properly utilizing insulin. Insulin is important for the body to be able to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Chromium can be found in variety of foods such as wheat germ, cheese, brewer’s yeast, and grape juice. The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for chromium will vary depending on your age, health, and body size. Pregnant or lactating women will require more chromium.
The RDA for chromium per day is as follows:
• Birth to 3yrs – 10 to 80 mcg
• 4 yrs to 6 yrs – 30 to 120 mcg

Dr. Anderson followed 180 men and women with Type II diabetes. Researchers divided the subjects into three groups, each receiving twice daily doses of either 200 mcg or 500 mcg of chromium or a placebo. The patients were allowed to continue with their usual diet and medications. At the end of two months, those who took 1,000 mcg of chromium daily showed significant improvement in insulin response, the number if insulin receptors, and levels of blood lipids (fats and cholesterol)0.

It took four months the group taking 400 mcg chromium daily to improve as much as the higher dosage group. However, all the patients taking chromium showed measurable improvement in their diabetes-related symptoms.

For diabetic, it is clear that 200 µg of Cr as Cr chloride is not sufficient to elicit a positive response in those with Type 2 Diabete. The studies of Sherman and Rabinowitz with 150 µg of Cr as CrCl3 showed no effects of supplemental Cr.
The positive effect of 200 µg as CrCl3 in the study of Uusitupa on 60-minute insulin is questionable; moreover, the remaining variables measured were not altered by supplemental Cr.

The studies that report positive effects of supplemental Cr on people with diabetes usually involve 400 µg or more of Cr. Mossop [31] reported a decrease in fasting glucose from 14.4 mmol/L to 6.6 mmol/L following 16 to 32 weeks of daily supplementation with 600 µg of Cr as Cr chloride. Nath reported positive effects with 500 µg/day, and Glinsmann and Mertz used up to 1000 µg/day of Cr as Cr chloride.

Abraham reported positive effects on blood lipids with 250 µg/day, but it took 28 to 64 weeks for effects to be significant. The reasons for the slow response may be due to the form and amount of Cr.

Who benefits from this valuable mineral and how much do they need?

1. Healthy individuals: at least 80 mcg per day
2. Anyone with diabetes or hypoglycemia: at least 200 mcg two to three times daily (check with cardiovascular disease: at least 200 mcg twice a day. Based on human studies, 1,000 mcg daily is the most effective dose for people with diabetes
3. Anyone with cardiovascular disease: at least 200 mcg twice a day
4. Those who exercise regularly or are under stress: 200 mcg per day, minimum
5.Pregnant and nursing women: 200 mcg daily


American Diabetes Association says most diabetics get enough chromium, USDA researcher Richard Anderson says studies show about 90 percent of diabetics and the general population do not. Virtually all adults, Anderson says, could benefit from taking 50-200mcg of chromium daily. Though the USDA's Chinese study used 1,000mcg, most diabetics need only 400-600mcg of chromium daily. Typically, blood sugar improves within three weeks, some within a few days; improvement was greatest after four months.

Source : The Chromium Connection by Betty Kamen, PhD ($12.95, Nutrition Encounter, 1996) ♦ Chromium, Exercise and Body Composition by Harshita Koble and Stella Volpe, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2000 ♦ "Chromium in the Prevention and Control of Diabetes" by Richard A. Anderson, PhD, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1998 ♦ "Chromium, Glucose Intolerance and Diabetes" by Richard A. Anderson, PhD, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1998 ♦ "Diet and Exercise Are Found to Cut Diabetes by Over Half" by Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 8/9/01 Insulin, Glucose Intolerance and Diabetes..." by Richard A. Anderson, Biological Trace Element Research, 2001


One Sachet of GT&F is contains about 200mcg Trivalent Chromium
Two (2) capsule of GT&F tablet are contains about 200mcg Trivalent Chromium also.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Metabolic Syndrome Cause Very Young Diabetic Children.

Juvenile diabetes is a disorder in which the pancreas doesn’t produce the insulin the body needs to regulate blood-sugar levels. Without insulin, the body cannot convert sugar from food into energy, so sugar stays in the blood and can damage other organ

The incidence of diabetes among very young children will double from 2005 levels in a little over a decade if present trends continue, a new study shows.

The prediction is based on type 1 diabetes trends in Europe, but experts say there is every reason to believe that the U.S. will see a similar dramatic increase in the disease.

Melinda Sothern of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans documented previously unknown markers for obesity, heart disease and diabetes -- collectively called Metabolic Syndrome -- in very young children.

Metaboilic Syndrome involves risk factors for diabetes such as high blood pressure, obesity and decreased high-density lipoprotein, known as the "good" cholesterol.

Data was collected on 118 healthy children, ages 7-9, enrolled in an ongoing study.

The study found a child's current fat weight is the strongest predictor for poor insulin sensitivity, which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Low-density lipoprotein, the "bad" cholesterol, was also strongly associated with insulin sensitivity in the prediction model.

The study found that fat in liver cells and in skeletal -- leg -- muscle cells also predict poor insulin sensitivity and high insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, along with an impaired fat-burning ability in the muscles.

Source : UPI.com