Sunday, February 28, 2010

Reverse Diabetes based on Symptoms Diabetes

Why Type II Diabetes Gets Worse Over Time? Because you are treating the wrong thing. You are not medicating to get rid of your diabetes. You are not medicating to cure your disease. You’re medication does not address or handle what is actually causing your diabetes. And therein lies the problem. Your standardly administered course of treatment does not get to the root of what is causing, and continues to cause your diabetes. That is why, over time, your diabetes continues to get worse. And you end up taking more and more medication to ‘control’ your blood sugar and to ‘manage’ your diabetes; the diabetes that you have been told that you have to live with for the rest of your life

The following is a streamlined list of issues that can contribute to the worsening of diabetes – especially if left unchecked or untreated:
• Clinical or subclinical thyroid malfunction
• Stress
• Inflammation
• Auto-Immune issues
• Nutritional/Vitamin/Mineral deficiencies
• Infections (even undetected intestinal parasitic infections)
• Poor diet
• Not eating enough or eating too much
• Adrenal gland insufficiency
• Hormone imbalance
• Liver toxicity
• Altered sleep cycles or not enough sleep
In many instances, people with diabetes are suffering from not one, but several of the above mentioned issues. As long as those functional problems are present and not being addressed by your health care practitioner, your diabetes will get worse. Your blood sugar problems are simply one of many issues, and often a ‘symptom’ of many of these issues. Simply taking a pill or injecting insulin does NOT address the real problem. Get to the real problems and you CAN reverse your diabetes.

Frequent trips to the bathroom:
Are you visiting the bathroom much more lately? Does it seem like you urinate all day long? Urination becomes more frequent when there is too much glucose in the blood. If insulin is nonexistent or ineffective, the kidneys can't filter glucose back to the blood. They become overwhelmed and try to draw extra water out of the blood to dilute the glucose. This keeps your bladder full and it keeps you running to the bathroom.

Unquenchable Thirst:
If it feels like you can't get enough water and you're drinking much more than usual, it could be a sign of diabetes, especially if it seems to go hand in hand with frequent urination. If your body is pulling extra water out of your blood and you're running to the bathroom more, you will become dehydrated and feel the need to drink more to replace the water that you are losing.

Losing Weight Without Trying:
This symptom is more noticeable with Type 1 diabetes. In Type 1, the pancreas stops making insulin, possibly due to a viral attack on pancreas cells or because an autoimmune response makes the body attack the insulin producing cells. The body desperately looks for an energy source because the cells aren't getting glucose. It starts to break down muscle tissue and fat for energy. Type 2 happens gradually with increasing insulin resistance so weight loss is not as noticeable.

Weakness and Fatigue:
It's that bad boy glucose again. Glucose from the food we eat travels into the bloodstream where insulin is supposed to help it transition into the cells of our body. The cells use it to produce the energy we need to live. When the insulin isn't there or if the cells don't react to it anymore, then the glucose stays outside the cells in the bloodstream. The cells become energy starved and you feel tired and run down.

Tingling or Numbness in Your Hands, Legs or Feet:
This symptom is called neuropathy. It occurs gradually over time as consistently high glucose in the blood damages the nervous system, particularly in the extremities. Type 2 diabetes is a gradual onset, and people are often not aware that they have it. Therefore, blood sugar might have been high for more than a few years before a diagnosis is made. Nerve damage can creep up without our knowledge. Neuropathy can very often improve when tighter blood glucose control is achieved.

Other Signs and Symptoms That Can Occur:
Blurred vision, skin that is dry or itchy, frequent infections or cuts and bruises that take a long time to heal are also signs that something is amiss. Again, when these signs are associated with diabetes, they are the result of high glucose levels in the body. If you notice any of the above signs, schedule an appointment with your doctor. He or she will be able to tell you if you have reason to be concerned about a diagnosis of diabetes.

Keep in mind that diabetic condition is reversible. You must try to treat it with diet and lifestyle change.

Diabetes can be reversed at times through weight loss and exercise--I have many patients who have done it on their own. If it was caused by medications, it can also often be reversed by stopping the medications.

The most important aspect to consider, it is the fact that diabetes is reversible and no matter what you have heard before, you can and should try to control it with diet, medications or insulin, so you can start forgetting about being a diabetic forever.
A) Eliminating consumption of refined sugars and grains
B) Taking slowly point A, Do not quit unhealthy foods abruptly.
C) Getting off of antidepressant drugs
D) Increasing your consumption of plant-based fats
E) Taking quality nutritional products that provide minerals in natural and bio-available forms
F) Controlling blood sugar with herbs, spices and nutritional supplements
G) Picking up the habit of regular exercise