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Diabetes Type II

Last Modified on Mar 12, 2015

What is Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic and life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Also called adult-onset diabetes, Type II diabetes is the most common form of this increasingly common health ailment, representing 90-95 percent of the better than 350 million worldwide cases of diabetes. The condition is characterized by high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) as a result of the body's resistance to insulin or inability of the pancreas to create that sugar metabolizing enzyme.

Symptoms of diabetes include persistent thirst, frequent urination, excessive hunger, sudden weight loss, fatigue, issues with vision, sores that heal slowly, and irritability. In the long term, the presence of excess glucose in the blood can create additional diabetes symptoms due to cumulative damage to your health including eye damage, kidney disorders, nerve damage including neuropathy, circulatory issues, gangrene, and heart disease.

The causes of diabetes are not perfectly clear, but certain risk factors can substantially increase your risk of developing pre-diabetes and eventually a diabetic condition. Obesity and carbohydrate-heavy diets are the clearest triggers for diabetes. Conversely, regular exercise can improve the body's sensitivity to insulin and lower your risk for diabetes. The condition does have a genetic link, is increasingly likely with age, and strikes races other than Asians and whites at greater rates.

Natural Treatment of Diabetes Type II

A proper diabetic diet and health supplements that help insulin do its work can reduce your risk for diabetes or reduce diabetic symptoms. For instance, apple cider vinegar slows the rate of absorption of glucose from your meals, moderating blood sugar levels (peanuts evidently have a similar effect).1 Supplemental magnesium, chromium, and alpha lipoic acid (ALA) have also been found to help regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, some diabetics have found benefit in prickly pear cactus, cinnamon, and Asian bitter melon as companion foods that make up part of a low-glycemic diet or other diabetic diet to reduce diabetes symptoms.


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Achillea Millefolium   1  0   

Posted by Faeqa (Amman, Jordan) on 11/03/2012

[YEA]  Achillea Millefolium for diabetic ulcers: Hi I am an Arabian woman who read a lot of old Arabic medicine books which based on using herbs on treating ills, and I tried some of it. One of these herbs is Achillea Millefolium, I used the infusion of this herb 2 cups aday to heal my father's foot diabetic ulcers (he is 80 years), and it gave a magic completely healing to it within one week. After healing he has to take one cup of it daily for prevention, if he stops it 15 days Sequentially the ulcer come back to his feet.

Achillea Millefolium expands the capillaries in the feet and nourishes them.

Replied by Akhtar
Karachi, Pakistan

Sallam sister, I read about a diabetes, specially ur comments about (Achillea Millefolium), it really work woderful in diabetes, thanx to share ur experience.
Replied by Ruby
Dubai, Uae

Hi Faeqa, What is the arabic name of "Achillea Millefolium" and where do you get it in Jordan? Thanks.
Replied by Faeqa
Amman, Jordan

Dear Ruby the name of Achillea Millefolium in arabic is Ø £Ã˜ ®ÃTM ŠÃTM „ÃTM ŠÃ˜ § choose the yellow flower, it is better than the fragrant one.

EC: Very sorry... our database isn't equipped to handle Arabic characters.
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Replied by Denise
Dresden, Germany

Did you use this internally as a tea or topically on the foot?
Replied by Bob
Baltimore, Md

Hello, is the Achillea Millefolium used as a ground up mixture applied to the foots infected area or as a tea drink?

Aloe Vera   1  0   

Posted by Cocoandrico (Kingston, Ny, Usa) on 08/08/2011

[YEA]  A number of promising studies have suggested that Aloe Vera gel may be useful in managing diabetes naturally. As a dietary supplement compounds in Aloe are thought to stimulate the production of insulin and enable the body to more process glucose more efficiently. One to three teaspoons of fresh Aloe gel may be taken daily to help regulate blood sugar levels. For more info check out:

Replied by Gavin

Just to update, at present I am showing no signs of diabetes. I think the main culprit was triglycerides. As I was eating to much Dairy. As it coats the pancreas, and the circulatory system. Causing the blood sugar and Blood pressure to rise.The moment that I cut it out., and continued the ACV. the weight came down. If you continue with dairy and take the ACV. The blood sugar will come down, and you wont put weight on. But weight loss will be slower as the dose just stops the fat from going on.

I have been researching, the bovine growth hormone, which is the same that humans produce, but it shuts down in humans once they reach maturity, since Cows milk and cheese, now contain vast amounts of it, and oestrogen, due to the fact that they are milked all year now days. It is not only telling the fat cells to divide faster its telling all the cells to divide faster, which might be the leading cause in hormone related cancers. Along with dramatic weight gain as seen in the general population.

This is of concern and an interest to any one, as I personally am sure it is the main cause of Syndrome x which many diabetics have. When you are younger it doesn't matter, But as the veins and arteries along with the pancreas start to clog up. the Blood pressure rises the heart has to work harder, the weight goes on, and hence heart attack and strokes become a worry, along with high blood sugar. Needed to carry the extra weigh. Every 2 points it goes up the immune system is compromised by 25%.

Since I stopped the Dairy, my blood pressure has gone down along with my waist measurement. Personally I think a food that causes a calf to become a two ton Cow in eighteen months should ring alarms, as its the same hormone, that makes humans grow. which would no longer be required, in a normal adult, but is being ingested in daily quantities in these modern times.

Sorry for the long rant but I think here we have a major heath problem, which will be ignored due to the multi billion dollar nature of the industry.

Replied by Timh

Gavin: There is another big problem w/ dairy that I believe can be particularly harmful to the pancreas ---radiation. Suffering from a chronic case of osteomyelitis, I recently got to the point that diary, particularly cheese, had to be totally eliminated from my diet.

The events of nuclear testing in the 1940's & 50's primarily by the USA but also Russia was the first "fallout". Next was the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986, and recently the Fukashima meltdown in 2011. Radioactive elements like Strontium 90, Iodide, and Cesium are the most common. Even small amounts from our food and water can cause mineral and sodium bicarbonate depletion which in turn causes pancreatic insufficiency, infection, and cancer. The common or widespread thyroid disorders, many of which are caused by insufficient Iodine/ide from displacement by the radioactive isotopes.

Replied by Gavin

Your absolutely right. All of the contaminants, end up in the milk fats. Which are transferred into the human consumer. No amount of pasteurisation removes the contaminant. Remembering that it takes ten kilos of milk to make one kilo of cheese, we have a problem when, asking, can the smallest amount be considered a safe dose?, in a population with high blood sugars, and therefore damaged immune systems. As Westerners its generally accepted that we are lactose tolerant, but we might just not have the bloating and the sick feeling, that Asians get when consuming it. Instead it may well be causing general inflammation, and a host of other disease, that seems to be gaining exponentially in the western world.
Replied by Gavin

Just to keep the ball rolling with regards to Dairy, I found it strange that so many scientific reports into dairy reached no conclusion or that the trial was withdrawn. but finally came across this. Which seems to be worth reading. _tips_understand_foods/dairy.html
Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc


I have a question about the milk issue. I drink very little cow's milk because of the lactose. Too much cow's milk and it starts making me cough. However, I CAN eat cheese and it does not have such an effect. I notice in your last post you mention cheese as problematic relative to the lactose and impurity accumulation assertion. Do you have any theory as to why the milk would bother me but cheeses do not.



Replied by Gavin
Northland, NZ

There is very little lactose in the curds which is from what the cheese is made of. The cream cheeses contain more. But the amount of Oestrogen and Bovine growth hormone, is still there in a far more concentrated form. That's why If you have lactose intolerance you can usually eat cheese. But it still is in milk in a very concentrated form.

The organic oestrogen, is far more potent than the plant based forms. Add that to the general pre diabetic nature of the present modern diet, and you have compromised immune systems trying to cope with an overload. Cows milk is liquid meat, meant to get a calf, up to a couple of tons in eighteen months. It's a shame we as humans use the same hormones.

People with high amounts of the growth hormone in their blood tests have four more times the rate of getting ovarian and prostate cancers, I'm sure the same applies to breast cancer.

Apple Cider Vinegar   27  2   

Posted by Donna (Mont Clare, Pa) on 01/31/2015

Just wonder how to get those two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar before meals to control blood sugar. Does one mix it it with Tea or water? I know about salad dressing but what about other ways? DOES vinegar have any effect on A1C levels??

Posted by Prashanthi (Newark De) on 01/29/2014

My father is a diabetic patient. He has type II diabetes. He got his diabetes when he was around 35-40 years of age. His blood sugar levels are as follows:

fasting sugar : 290

after lunch: 381

He is taking the following medications for diabetes:

Glyciphage 1mg tablet morning and evening

Insulin injection 25 units morning and evening

Recently I came to know about the benefits of apple cider vinegar. I got apple cider with mother. I am not sure about the dosage. Can you please suggest how much my father should take in the beginning taking in to account his blood sugar levels and the medications he is taking. Thank you.

Replied by Gavin

Shock horror! I was diagnosed with type 2 after I kept getting boils on my back. After I went to the Doc he said I was diabetic, and put me on two metaformin tabs a day, plus statins asprin and BP. tablets. After buying a blood glucose monitor, and checking my fasting blood sugar in the morning, It was always around 7 to 8 the doc said it should be around 6.After an evening meal it would go up to 8 or nine. So I decided to start drinking ACV with meals. I had the same meal for two days. The first day the lowest I could get the Blood glucose reading, was 8 after a meal, and getting up in the morning it was reading a bad 8.9. So I drank about 8 oz of water with some ACV about two capfuls. Two hours later it was 7 and by lunch time when I had another dose it was down to six. Two hours after the evening meal when I had another dose usually its 8 plus this reading, shocked me a bit as it was 5.8. So something very interesting is happening. So I thought I would report in with another positive. incidentaly I stopped taking the statins as the muscle ache was getting hard to handle. But the ACV has been reported to lower the tryglicerides, so its a work in progress.
Replied by Zark
Emerald City

[YEA]   This works nicely. I have this remedy to a friend with diabetes and he reports that it works well. He uses this daily now.
Replied by Gavin

I've stopped taking he Metaformin, the blood test, came out that the triglycerides had dropped and the fasting Bs. had improved significantly.The ACV. definiatly is working, but it seems to work better if before bedtime you take a drink of Metamusil, with the ACV. The Morning BS. has been reading 6.5. Then hovers around 5 to 6.5 throughout the day. Depending on food consumption.

I'm pretty sure that for people that don't seem to be getting any benefit, it might be that the effect is cumulative and dose dependent. Who said two tablespoons were the dose? each individual varies. I know from personal experience that if a higher dose is taken the Urine turns yellow. I'm pretty sure this is caused by the fat that the vinegar is dissolving, including the fat that is blanketing the Pancreas, which prevents the insulin cells from working.

Posted by Darlene (San Antonio, Texas... Bexar) on 07/12/2013

[YEA]  I started taking apple cider vinegar, liquid or tablets and apple juice plus 1-2 tbsp. of coconut a day for some time, I was having problems with my Gall stones. I went to see my Dr. about the gallstones and he said that he wanted my blood tested for Diabetes and my thyroid. (I have had type 2 diabetes for some time), I went to the earth on the computer and they suggested that I take 1/4 of a cup of apple cider vinegar (which equals to about 8 apple cider vinegar tablets) and 1 cup of apple juice a day. Well, time passed and I didn't hear about my test, so I called, they said that every thing was OK, I told them that I had diabetes, she said well you don't have it now, this was about two months ago. Yesterday, I went to my eye Dr. He said that I didn't have diabetes in my eyes anymore. I was taking the vinegar and coconut oil for one gallstones and it healed me for diabetes. So praise the Lord.

Replied by Noemi
Georgia Usa

coconut juice or oil?
Replied by Rancho Cordova Ca

Coconut oil healed my gallbladder with coconut oil and apple juice.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

I tried this and it flattened my belly fat. Need to try it again as diabetes is looming on the horizon. Would apple juice concentrate be too sweet though?
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Just be very careful to not get apple juice with high fructose corn syrup. I bought some and didn't read the labels until I got home.
Replied by Michelea

I have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Please confirm that you took 8 ACV tablets (which brand?) and one cup of apple juice per day and this cured or greatly improved your diabetes? I have taken ACV in water many times before, but it seems that my body starts to "revolt" and feel upset whenever I have to take it now, so I would prefer the tablets.

Posted by Ashu (Amritsar, Punjab - India ) on 12/26/2011

Hello, Can you please tell me how I can use ACV, because I am a diabetic Patient and my normal fasting sugar is 200. Please suggest me how I can control my sugar.

And also please tell me if I use ACV after then there is any type of side effects.

Regards, ASHU

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia

Hi Ashu, Have a look at the Diabetes 2 page it has Ted's suggestions as well as others including ACV Bitter Melon is great for reducing sugar and can be taken in capsule form. You do need to cut out the processed foods including white flour. All the best.
Replied by Shansu
Ulysses, Ks Usa

Hello Ashu, If you would go to you will find what you are looking for.

Posted by Ann (Homestead, Florida, Usa) on 12/02/2011

Hi, I have been told that I have pre-diabetic levels and I wondered how much Apple Cider Vinegar you have to take to help take these levels down?

Thank you

Replied by Liz
Caledonia, Mi

Ann, You might also look into Turmeric to help with preventing diabetes. I was researching it for another topic and recall seeing that it was used for that. Good luck!
Replied by Suurresh
Hyderabad, Andhrapradesh, India

Dear this irs. Suurresh from India, I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic from 3yrs, I am always. High sugars, I am on gp2forte (metformin 1000mg, glimipride 2mg) twice a day, can I use this therapy (ACV) please letme know.
Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Apple Cider Vinegar in capsule form is great if you're on the go!

Posted by Christine (Perth, W Australia) on 10/26/2011

Hi Jennifer, My husband was diagnosed with diabetes in Sept. He immediately started drinking the juice of half a lemon with water daily, cut out all sugary foods, sometimes had half a capful of ACV with water and within less than 10 days, his points dropped from 13 to 6. The doctor was quite astounded. He also quit the medication because of being unable to go to the loo. Now he mainly has the ACV.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

Coconut capsules will help him go.

Posted by Jennifer (Burton, Mi) on 10/19/2011

Hi everyone, this is my first time on this site. I just found out at age 42 that I have diabetes. I'm not one to take medication for anything but, they said I need to lower my sugar(A1C) level while also losing 20-25 lbs in 3 months. I just wonder if anyone knows of any Apple Cider Vinegar concoction for diabetic control of lowering sugar?? Please help!!

thank you, jennifer

Replied by Maria
Gippsland, Australia

Hi Jennifer, Along with ACV also check out these two herbs Gymnema Sylvester and Bitter Melon plus the spice Ceylon Cinnamon.

Iodine is also worth looking into, Jorge D. Flechas, M.D. found that iodine is helpful in diabetes.

Check out ECs diabetes page as there is good info there including Ted's recomendations. Personally I think starting off with low doses of iodine (1 drop) and ACV (1 teaspoon) is best and build up. This way you can avoid any sudden elimination reactions. All the best.

Replied by Rob
Manhattan, Ny

this would correspond to a recent Harvard study that red meat dramatically increases the risk of type 2 diabetes..

This conficts with the health promotions of the paleo or atkins diet which is high in meat, low carb consumption...

I prefer to cross reference the best of all these diets and not hold onto any one in absolute... So heading towards a paleo diet of fresh raw ingredients, though with little red meat, preferring high omega fish such as wild salmon or sardines... Still nothing wrong with the occasional potato (baked) or a bowl of brown rice or steel cut oatmeal. Moderation with enjoyment is key and naturally finding those foods that agree with us individually..

Posted by Kimmi (moonlight58) (Park City-wichita, Ks) on 10/08/2011

HI, all, I'm back again with yet another (!! ) ailment.. I was diagnosed yesterday by my doctor with Type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure. My Dr. put me on Metformin, 500 mg, 2 x a day... Can I still take the ACV in water while I'm on this medicine?

I'm not sure what my A1C test result was, but when they first tested my blood sugar it was over 600. Forty five minutes later, they restuck me and it had dropped to 411. (Still hella high! ) This morning, I tested my BS (before breakfast) and it was down to 310. Anyway, would love to know if I can take the ACV in water while I'm on the Metformin... Thanks in advance for any answers! :)

Replied by Koi
Sofia, Bg

Hi Kimmi, if you follow this raw juice formula that Ti from Houston gave above, you will feel a total change in short time. Just avoid all kind of oils, exept the coconut oil. Reishi mushroom on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and last in the evening can be also very helpful. Hope this can help.

Posted by Kathy (Stone Ridge, Ny) on 08/22/2011

ACV for diabetes

I am borderline diabetic A1C 6.0 - fasting glucose daily test 90-112. I would like to know if it is necessary to take potassium if I start using your recommended daily dose of ACV (2 tsp in 16oz of water sipped throughout the day). I dread the thought of adding another supplement to my daily regiment, but I definitely want to try the ACV. I have recently started drinking a cup of fenugreek tea in the morning and adding 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to my oat bran in the morning.

Replied by Ti
Houston, Usa

Kathy, Please do green juice each morning and notice how your fasting blood sugar shifts in 2-3 weeks. My doctors were very impressed. I went from 120 to 79 in less than a month.

- Juice (and drink withOUT pulp)
- 1 full celery
- 1 cucumber (with peel)
- small piece of ginger
- parsley
- 1/2 lemon juice

Drink on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and notice your life change for the absolute best! Good luck.

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

The latest on type 2. Diabetes, is that if the calorific intake is dropped to 500 calories a day for 8 weeks. The fat that surrounds the Pancreas disolves and the insulin producing cells wake up ant start producing insulin. Even that is dietry.. The advisory stated that it should be done under medical supervision. But this is only for type 2.. Type one is hereditary. It also advised plenty of green leafy vegies like brocoli and chard.... which smacks of the Paleo diet where 4 kilos of vegies must be consumed everday.
Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

4 kilos of vegetables a day, Gavin? Are you sure??? I don't think that anyone can eat that much..... Just imagine 4 kg of tomatos.... If it is beetroots for example it is easier because they are heavier but who on earth is going to be able to eat 4 kg a day? We eat vegetables every day but I think that maybe we buy 4kg a week for the two of us.

By the way, yesterday we were having a chat with a guy who has a marvellous vegetable patch (we live in the countryside). We often stop there and talk to him. He was carrying a big bucket of string beans and all of a sudden decided to give the whole thing to us. Heavy to carry home..... We will try to eat as much as we can and my husband is going to take a big bag to the office. This evening we will go for our walk again and will leave the bucket there with a bottle of wine inside. We will also take a bag to pick apples and whatever fruit we find in the fields as they let everything rot on the ground, tons of untreated fruit......

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

Yes 4 kilos a day.. It was a very interesting documentary. About six people were all picked for high blood pressure high sugar, high cholesterol etc. They were all very close to serious problems. All returned normal readings in ten days. It was called the Monkey diet in the documentary.. Flatulence was reported on the diet.

As a by line.. I just read WD40.. The lubricant has nothing harmefull in it.. It has been reported by the Chaplain of a Texas corectional intstitution, that the inmates spray it on aching body parts and the pain goes within minutes. Who would have guessed. It was the 40th formula for a water displacement spray for missile parts hence WD40.. Who would have guessed. I'd better shut up I'm posting to much lol.

Replied by Serafin
Covina, Ca.usa

WD40 is not harmful because it's main ingredient is fish oil.
Replied by Jessica
Tx/ak, US

False. The formulation is still a secret and the company also states that fish oil is not an ingredient used.

Posted by Donnajz (Arnold, California, Usa) on 07/23/2011

[YEA]  I found your website in June, 2011. For nine years I have had type 2 diabetes. On July 18, 2002 I went into a diabetic coma and my BS was 1171. By the grace and mercy of God and the Doctors I survived. I have been on insulin for nine years. On June 19, 2011 I started drinking 2 glasses of water, 12 oz each with one tablespoon of acv, I sip it with a straw during the day. As the days went by I started feeling better and within weeks I noticed I had to use less insulin. Now, instead of taking 3 to 4 units of humilin I only need one with my breakfast of egg and toast. In the last few days, this being July 23, I realize I need less of my night time insulin--lantus.

My BS dropped to 54 last night and I had to drink a regular soda pop to bring up my BS. This morning my BS was 129. On July 29th I have a Doctor's appointment to get my A1C test. I will write back and let you know the results. My last A1C was 7.1. I am feeling like my old self and have more energy and a better attitude. I will be 67 years old in Sept.

God Bless Earth Clinic for this site and all of you who have contributed your thoughts, ideas, questions and replies. One more thing, I have been oil pulling since March 11, 2011 after my daughter told me she was doing it. I use organic coconut oil. I have not missed one morning of oil pullling. Again, thank you all, especially Earth Clinic. I appreciate you so much.

Posted by Lisa Van'twout (Los Angeles, Ca) on 06/12/2011

I noticed ACV doesn't work for everyone. Something to consider. Are any of you taking statin drugs for high cholesterol or glucosamine/chondroitin for arthritis? Both of these are known to raise blood sugar and for some even cholesterol. That is another subject but thought I would mention it. I just went off statins 3 weeks ago and already my arthritis is 75% better. Waiting to get my 1AC results back on the sugar.

Posted by Bill (Olive Branch, Ms.) on 02/11/2011

I was diagnosed as a diabetic almost two years ago. I have that under control. My blood pressure is like 150/80 and take medication for that but has not lower too much. I have started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. How long after drinking the vinegar before I see it working.

Replied by James
Atlanta, Georgia, Usa

I would not reccommend the use of apple cider vinegar in the lowering of your blood pressure there are several natural treatments that you can do.

1. Go to bed before 9:30pm.

2. Walk one hour per day 7 days per week.

3. Only drink water stop all other liquids especially coffee, green tea, black tea, chai tea, lipton ice tea, red tea, white tea, mate`, energy drinks, all soda's, no flesh at all consider becoming a vegan veggitarian because there is a chemical in all flesh items that causes high blood pressure the name of the chemical is "hypoxanthine" it acts like caffeine and thus increases the blood pressure.

4. No spices or condiments also here is the list ( all hot sauces and peppers including cayenne, no ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, black or white peppers, no ketchup, no mustard, no mayo, no items that contains vinegar(especially all of your commercial dressings), as well as no fermented items, no alcohol, no smoking, no tobacco chewing and like items). Herbal items that can be used take 2 garlinase garlic tablets 3 times daily with meals.

Finally, it take about 3 weeks to see the first drop in your blood pressure then in about 7-9 weeks later the other drop however dont worry follow the outline it works like a charm.

Posted by Anna (Trenton, Mo.) on 12/27/2010

I've been diabetic for 27 yrs, and have developed gastroparysis, been insulin dependent since age eleven. Will Apple Cider Vinegar help me since I've always been on insulin? I've only read about type the 2 diabetes& acv. Please help! My A1C goes between 11. & 13. I've always been a BRITTLE diabetic no matter what I do or try!!!

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