Diabetes in America

Diabetic Neuropathy

Approximately 100 million Americans have Diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the total population. And many more are considered pre-diabetic. Worldwide statistics also show a significant rise as well (from 4.7% to 8.5%). 65% of diabetics get Peripheral Neuropathy. That’s 20 million Americans! And there are 20 million pre diabetics as well.

When it comes to diabetic neuropathy, the theory that was prevalent was, that you first get diabetes, have it for years and then develop diabetic neuropathy.  The new statistics are shocking and consistent with what I found in my practice. I found that many patients that were not yet diabetic developed neuropathy symptoms.  And when I treated them as such they got well. The new statistic shows us that as many as 50% of the pre diabetic patients develop neuropathy symptoms. WOW. That means you can have no diabetic symptoms at all and develop peripheral neuropathy!

What is going on in America and the world? Let’s look at this phenomenon from a different point of view. Type 2 diabetes (used to be called late onset diabetes because only the elderly were getting it.) is more of a liver based issue. Type 1 diabetes is  primarily a Pancreas failure to produce insulin. That’s the simplest way to explain a complex issue. And for those that are technically informed please forgive the over simplification.

What other factors are affecting the increase of diabetes?

Global pollution, toxic chemicals in the water and our food supply. Radioactivity rising greatly since Fukishima in 2011. Volcanic activity that increases toxic arsenic and other heavy metals. Etc. etc. etc. Because they ALSO affect and overwork our liver function.

AND sugar being used in all foods! There is no reason to put sugar in everything. Other than to sell more of it and make the populations sugar addicts. Sugar was used as a special treat not in our daily intake.  Stressful lives increase our interest for sugar but it does not help. When stress increase our cortisol levels we crave sugar. That’s because we are going into our “fight or flight mode” and the body wants easy quick energy not a meal that they have to lie down to digest.

Here are 8 easy ways to lower blood sugar levels naturally:

  1. Exercise Regularly ...

  2. Control Your Carb Intake ...

  3. Increase Your Fiber Intake ...

  4. Drink Water and Stay Hydrated ...

  5. Implement Portion Control ...

  6. Choose Foods With a Low Glycemic Index. Print out chart on this website …

  7. Control Stress Levels ...

  8. Monitor Your Blood Sugar Levels.

 
What is the best exercise for diabetics?

Swimming is another aerobic exercise. It’s an ideal one for people with type 2 diabetes, because it doesn't put pressure on your joints. Non weight bearing exercises are less stressful for you. Swimming and bicycling are easier on your feet than other forms of exercise, such as walking or jogging.

What is Insulin Resistance?

When the body produces insulin under conditions of insulin resistance, the cells are resistant to the insulin and are unable to use it as effectively, leading to high blood sugar. Beta cells in the pancreas subsequently increase their production of insulin, further contributing to a high blood insulin level.

Here are 8 natural, science-backed ways to boost your insulin sensitivity.

  1. Get More Sleep ...

  2. Exercise More ...

  3. Reduce Stress ...

  4. Lose a Few Pounds ...

  5. Eat More Soluble Fiber ...

  6. Add More Colorful Fruit and Vegetables to Your Diet ...

  7. Add Herbs and Spices to Your Cooking ...

  8. Add a Pinch of Cinnamon.

Protein requires insulin for metabolism, as do carbohydrate and fat, but protein has minimal effects on blood glucose levels. In well-controlled diabetes, large amounts of protein have the potential to contribute to glucose production while minimally increasing blood glucose levels, and require only small amounts of insulin.

When you do moderate exercise, like walking, that makes your heart beat a little faster and breathe a little harder. Your muscles use more glucose, the sugar in your blood stream. Over time, this can lower your blood sugar levels. It also makes the insulin in your body work better.

Jason Kelberman