As someone who works in the health care field and who is a type 1 diabetic since '76 I have to agree with the comments about mainstream medical advice. Personally, mainstream healthcare has only been helpful for me about half of the time. I have been misdiagnosed so many times that when I get the sense that they are making it up as they go, I usually fire those doctors. I see the medical field from the inside and it is mostly about making money, not curing you. If medicine cured you of all your problems then who would financially support all those doctors, nurses, administrators, expensive clinics and hospitals?
When a diabetic walks in the doctors office, it is my experience that that's what they focus on. They will advise the diabetic to maintain tight glycemic control as if that will fix everything. They ignore or forget that people with perfect HA1C also have health problems. Long ago I started researching things myself and using logic and information, I have cured myself of several disturbing health problems.
For those who may be interested, I suffered a strange oversensitivity of my nervous system. When I touched even the slightest of textures, it would set my teeth on edge and I lived with that for years. Neurologists diagnosed me with neuropathy and prescribed neurontin which didn't help but made me more tired. (diabetic and new mother) This diagnosis didn't make sense as neuropathy symptoms include numbness and phantom pains. When I was in nursing school, the hospital put a woman on a glucose and insulin IV drip to reduce her potassium which was dangerously high. I was also learning about nerve function in anatomy class: it requires potassium. Since I am on insulin and was having nerve problems I figured it could be the answer to supplement minerals especially potassium. Cured.
In this day and age, you have to take responsibility for your own health.
Another example is on topic: I finally decided to ask the doctor about my athletes feet and very thick toenails. She said diabetics are not able to be cured of the fungus. But she set me up with a podiatrist. $$$$$
The podiatrist likewise held up no hope for a cure. However, I could come back every few months and he could use the electric sander on my thick nails. $$$$$
The first time he sanded my nails he burned the skin of my diabetic feet! That's not a good idea as we are prone to problems related to healing foot injuries. I decided he didn't have the answer.
I went to a great site called bulk herb store. Got the advice to soak my feet in apple cider vinegar twice a day changing the cider once a week. There were other recommended ingredients but I could get the cider that same day and started the treatment. Within one week the thick toenails on my 5th toes peeled right off leaving a normal nail underneath. the other 2 problem toenails are looking better but require further soaks. I came to this site today because of fungal problems elsewhere and it has confirmed my suspicion that some apple cider vinegar or white vinegar will be my next step. I plan to get off the computer, take a shower, spray the vinegar on the problem spots and let dry and am optimistic that I will once again have solved my complaint.
When and if I return to the podiatrist, I will show him my healed feet and toes and expect he will ask what I did. I will tell him he can make an appointment to drive out to my house at my convenience, (I have an appointment available a week from next friday), pay 160$ (I don't accept his insurance and then I can tell him about my 4 dollar cure. I doubt this info will be passed on to his other patients as there is no money in it for him.
Diabetes Type 1:
Everyone should try to find a copy of the October 2011 issue of the magazine, (maybe at the library) "Life Extension." The article on page 81 is "Wheat: The Unhealthy Whole Grain." Obesity was rare 40 or 50 years ago and now we're getting fatter and fatter. It's because of the farmers pouring Roundup on their wheat crops to kill the wheat to make it seed more to produce more crops. It's all about money. So the wheat we are eating is very deadly. I've stopped eating it. That article devastated me. It actually destroys your organs. I've seen pictures on the internet of rats who have huge tumors from eating wheat whose organs have shrunk and they are dying. The only way you can really eat breads is to bake them from almond flour or something that isn't a grain. Even rice and corn is not healthy. I actually was looking through my magazines when I found the old copy and after finding that article, no more grains for me, ever. No sugar, no high fructose corn syrup. It isn't the gluten, it's the Roundup that are making people sick. It causes diabetes, (insulin resistance) which leads to heart disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, arthritis and paralyzing delusions of schizophrenia. I don't know about you, but I sure don't want schizophrenia!
When I was a young girl, everything was healthy and I was skinny. I ate all I wanted. Now I have prediabetes. Some countries have outlawed Roundup. PBS had a special about how our bees are dying and it was concluded it was the roundup in the crops. Where will we all be without bees???It's a very sad time in history. Even corn and many other foods are genetically engineered. They actually put Roundup in the seeds so that insects can't destroy the crops, but it is destroying the bees and the human race slowly and gradually. Here is a good report too:
Good luck and love to everyone.
(Crystal River Florida)
Vitamin D deficiency is a symptom of the cause. The cause is twofold, the one being gut flora, and the other being industrial (exhaust fumes, chemical waste, etc, primarily metal residues), environmental (mold toxins), or by ill-placed allopathic advice (repeated antibiotic treatments, amalgams in teeth), activities that interfere with the base of the type 1 diabetic's immune system, the gut wall lining and the interplay between it and it's inhabitants.
Seek information on butyric acid (butyrate).
Butyrate is a product of gut flora feeding off of resistant starches present in very fresh fruits and vegetables. It is a short-chain fatty acid, and is used in epithelial tissues, the production of neurotransmitters, reduction of inflammatory responses, raising insulin sensitivity, skin health, and the development of beta islet cells.
Also, Segmented Filamentous Bacteria in the jejunum (2nd part, small intestine) prevent the development of type 1 Diabetes by helping the Th17 immune system cells to develop and mature. These are vital in the immune system's responce to inflammation and microbial attack beyond the gut lining.
The lining of the gut is an epithelial tissue. Progenitor cells for alpha, beta and gamma cells in the islet of lagerhans originate in the gut wall, migrate through the bloodstream to the pancreas, and are matured into their different types in a process also mediated by butyrate (at the mitochondrial level).
Gut flora are also vital for the synthesis of all vitamins, especially the ones lacking to varying degrees in diabetics, A, D, E and K(1 and 2).
The battle begins at the body tissue level for diabetics both type 1 & 2, as systematic biofilm infections live together with whatever toxic agent has allowed their growth to accelerate. (Youtube search biofilms/mycoplasma and type 1 diabetes for confirmation. Don't stop at just knowing the name. Get to know what they are).
'Silver' fillings are the secondary culprit beside stress and secondhand smoke in my case. Biofilm colonies thrive in the presence of metallic compounds, and amalgams are designed to kill colonising bacteria in the mouth - they also do so in the gut. There are /other/ gut flora components that thrive despite the metallic contaminants.
Once the epithelial lining of the gut wall is compromised by a reduction in the production of butyric acid in the colon, food particles and gut flora can spread easily into the surrounding tissues via the bloodstream.
The pancreas is just one of those organs first struck by those ingredients for disaster.
I suggest research on gut diversity, prebiotic and probiotic foods (fermented foods), the gut biome changes in type 1 diabetic children in mexico, techniques for combatting systematic candidiasis, and gentle detoxification therapies.
I am wondering about the cause of Type 1 Diabetes. When my daughter was diagnosed in 2012, we were told by the doctors that the cause of Diabetes is unknown. This has left me to search on my own (mostly online) and to form a few hypotheses. I feel that a contributing factor was an Epstein-barr infection that my daughter and I contracted in 2008. I know I have never felt quite the same energy wise ever since. (I was recently diagnosed with Hasimoto's thyroid, another autoimmune disease.) I had a shingles outbreak right before her diagnosis. I have read about the possibility of a connection to childhood vaccinations and have chosen not to have my other child vaccinated for this reason. We also dealt with mold in our home at the time of her diagnosis. I have read that allergies to food (especially milk and wheat) and a vitamin D deficiency can lead to Type 1 Diabetes. So my questions to all of you out there reading this are: What do you think led to yourself or your loved one being diagnosed? Was there any illness prior to your diagnosis that you feel contributed? Are you vaccinated? Are there any unvaccinated people out there with Type 1 Diabetes? Thank you to Earth Clinic. Wishing you all love, light, and healing.
I was on a military base in Italy going to junior high school. I went to the camp doctor to get my immunization before starting school. After those shots everything changed. Stay feeling dehydrated, tired, peeing a lot. Found out I was a juvenile dependant diabetic. I Know It Was The immunization. Nobody in my family is a diabetic.
My blood sugar was going haywire. The ambulance was called once or twice a week for low blood sugar. I started taking chromium and I haven't had anymore problems. It stabilized my sugars and lowered my blood pressure.
I just read a good article that said cocoa dropped the need for insulin by an amount that was significant, unsweetened of course. It might be worth googling to check it out.
One thing that many people who have diabetes have benefitted from is lowering or eliminating grains, carbohydrates and sugar.
Research "wheat free". Many people don't know that wheat (or white or wholewheat bread) for instance will raise your blood sugar up by as much as a can of soda or a candy bar. This has been documented in scientific literature. Add to that a few biscuits, a slice of cake or more during the day and you have multiple spikes of insulin occuring during the day.
Also carbohydrate foods like too much fruit or root vegetables will raise insulin levels.
Gluten free foods contain many starches which also will raise insulin levels way too high so are very bad for diabetics.
Many people who have cut out grains and only had less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day are able to get their problem under control, many are reversing all diabetic symptoms (type II). Some type 1's have been able to get off insulin (some).
Dear! We have a 3 year old son who has type one diabetes. Can your treatment doses of insulin reduce and replace them with something else? Or, how can you help us? Please give us some information. Regards,
Helena from Slovenia
(Wellington, New Zealand)
(Tustin, Ca. Usa)
Re Type 1 diabetes, and being treated as a Type 2 and nearly 'croaking' as a result. Same here for me also. I'm guessing you were prescribed something like ONGLYZA (saxagliptin) to control Blood Glucose Levels.
My history in brief: 'Undiagnosed' diabetic (Type 1, originally misdiagnosed as Type 2) for about 10 years - Stage 3-4 Chronic Kidney Disease (pending dialysis) - Liver failure - 80% loss of eyesight - numbness in hands and feet - plus undiagnosed Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), which I battled every day for about 4 years.
Solution: I've been treating myself WITHOUT prescription meds of any kind since March 2012, and I went intothis with my eyes wide open. (I'm also being monitored by Doctor, Endocronologist, & Diabetes Nurse... None of them have seen this done before).
1st step: get blood glucose levels (BGL) under control. I use Gymnema Sylvestre - and it's quite safe to take at more than recommended dose which is usually about 6 per day... I take around 15-20 depending on how my levels are throughout the day. I also back this up with bitter melon (about 4-6 per day) just to make sure. I've found when I control BGL my liver starts to pump out more glycogen - meaning ketone levels rise. Too many ketone and DKA sets in - I also become quite 'acid'.
2nd step: control ketones (to offset DKA), and reduce acidity - because excess acid damages kidneys and liver, and just exacerbates the whole situation. Get some 'pee-on' Ph paper strips. They're about a dollar or two on Ebay. You need these to check on what amount of Bicarb Soda (Baking Powder) you need each day to remain Ph neutral. For me, I generally take 3 glasses a day of filtered water to which I've added 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda & 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid to each one. I take these from midday through to bedtime. Don't take before midday unless you eat first. The Ph paper will let you know if you're too acid still - so you adjust how many glasses accordingly (you should be Ph neutral when you rise in the morning and stay that way until you begin drinking your bicarb water around midday)
Bonus: The Bicarb/Citric Acid soothes both the kidneys and liver. I was able to reverse Chronic Kidney Disease within 4-6 weeks and kidneys are now (and have been) functioning well for over 18 months. Liver started to show sign of improvement about 8 weeks in. Chronological blood tests show the history. A warning sign that I haven't had enough bicarb/citric acid is I get pain in my liver when I'm starting to produce too much glycogen. Needless to say Liver seems to take a little longer. DKA (ketone) levels can rise quite quickly - Bicarb/Citric Acid water will see them drop at around 20 minutes after being taken (I use ketone blood tests to confirm in heading in the right direction.
Also, Diabetics are also prone to 'electrolyte imbalances'... So I address these as well. I found that some of the 'sports'-type drinks help a little... BUT they're loaded with sugar (which is basically what helps people 'recover' quickly from sports). If I drink these... I have to mop-up the sugar by taking extra Gymnema. Adding the 'extra' sugar when trying to control it... Just seemed counter-productive to me. Of course there's artifically sweetened sports drinks, BUT they're made with Aspartame... which is the equaivalent of drinking the toxic waste from the tailings ponds of a nuclear reactor! For me, neither the Aspartame or the Tailings Ponds were an option.
Problem: There is nothing on the market for diabetics to assist with electrolyes... unless you want to add a lot of sugar, OR drink the equivalent of nuclear waste.
Solution: Kidnap a Compounding Pharmacist, and create an electrolyte replacement suitable for diabetics. Seriously, I didn't kidnap him... But I convinced him to help work out a formula with me. It doesn't have the same 'buzz' as a sugared-up drinks... But it DOES get the electrolye balance under control. Once again.. I just add to water and 'down the hatch'.
I also take a variety of things to assist with the whole process - so the above is just the 'basics' that will actually work.
My goal in all of this is to take a non-functioning pancreas... And turn it into a functioning one I. E. To grow some wretched beta cells. My next lot of tests (so I can check my progress) includes a test of C-peptide levels. Hopefully this will reveal how much insulin my body is now making.
Essentially, I'm a work 'in progress'. But I have to admit I'm feeling quite hopeful. To keep track of what I'm doing, I'm working on a journal-type website. It only has an image saying it's on it's way, but not for too much longer: www.diabetes-without-drugs.com. I just wanted to make sure I'd covered as many bases as possible, because there's nothing worse than false hope (been there, done that).
Hope this helps.
(Canberra, Australia, Australia)
(Los Angeles, California)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Nat. Sulph (sodium sulphite) 6X is a homeopathic cell salt that is recommended for diabetes mellitus. I recently began giving it to my daughter who was diagnosed a year and a half ago. So far we have not seen dramatic improvement, but her blood glucose numbers do seem to have stabilized a bit. Another plus is that she actually enjoys the taste of this remedy over the herbs (gymnea sylvestre, bitter melon, bilberry) which I have tried to give her. It was also recommended that we remove gluten and dairy from her diet. I have had a hard time doing this completely to a young child who already feels she can't eat anything that "tastes good", without the cooperation of other well-meaning people in her life who feed her these foods, and the general prevalence of gluten and dairy in so many foods. I know that type 1 diabetes is linked to other auto immune disorders and cutting out gluten and dairy is listed as a recommendation for each one I have looked at on Earthclinic tonight. Maybe we should give it another shot.
CURE FOR DIABETES 1 – PROBIOTICS AND ALKALISATION.
The human body is home of trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other tiny organisms. They are called microbes. An average healthy adult has about 15 % bad microbes and 85 % good (probiotic) microbes in the digestive system. This can be determined by stool testing. When the gut flora contains too many harmful (bad) microbes and not enough good microbes, an imbalance can occur. Metabolism is a term that is used to describe all chemical reactions in maintaining the living state of the cells and the organism. This includes:
1) The breakdown molecules to obtain energy and
2) Synthesis of all compounds needed by the cells (e.g., vitamins, enzymes, etc.).
A metabolic disorder occurs when the metabolism fails and causes the body to have either too much or too little of the essential substances needed to stay healthy. Metabolic disorder can be determined from stool testing by identifying list of probiotic strains below normal level and list of bad strains that are above normal levels in the stool.
According to Mayo clinic and Cleveland clinic, metabolic syndrome is defined as a collection of risk factors that increase the chance of developing:
1) Cardiovascular disease,
2) Stroke due to blockage and
Any disease associated with metabolic disorder can be cured only by following one or more of the following:
1) Consume probiotics with the required probiotic strains to fix the underlying metabolic disorders.
2) Consume fibre-rich foods (e.g. ground flax seed, cinnamon powder, etc.) so that it will help in the multiplication of probiotic microbes since fibres are food for good microbes.
3) Reduce the consumption of sugar since sugar is the food for bad microbes in the digestive system.
Recently, I met a person who was Diabetes 2 for a long time. He took 2 teaspoon of ground flax seed for about six months. He also reduced consumption of sugar drastically.
He is no longer Diabetes 2. Ground flax seed can be considered as one of the prebiotic foods since it is fibre-rich.
According to an article available in the net titled “Probiotics and Prebiotics for the Amelioration of Type 1 Diabetes”, Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease characterized by immune-mediated destruction of pancreatic beta cells. The interaction between gut microbiota and host immune cells plays a critical role in the development of Type 1 Diabetes.
The suggested probiotic strains to treat Diabetes 1 as given in the article are: 1) L. Brevis, 2) Streptococcus Thermophilus, 3) L. Reuteri, 4) lactococcus Lactis, 5) L. Rhamonous, 6) L. Plantarum, 7) B. Longum, 8) B. Lactis, 9) L. Johnsonii and 10) L. Fermentum. I searched the net to find multi strain probiotic brands that contain at least 8 probiotic strains from the suggested 10 probiotic strains. I spent more than 2 hours in the net to find 6 brands that satisfy this requirement. The brands are listed below in the alphabetical order:
1) CaptainBiotics Probiotic – 19 probiotic strains.
2) Garden of Life RAW Probiotics for Women – 32 probiotic strains.
3) INNATE Vitality women's Probiotic – 17 probiotic strains.
4) InnovixLabs Multi strain Probiotic – 31 probiotic strains.
5) NewRhythm Probiotic – 20 probiotic strains.
6) Terranics Probiotic – 19 probiotic strains.
One can do additional search in the net to find additional brands that satisfy the requirement. Then select the brand you like most and take one tablet / capsule per day. It may be a good idea to take 2 teaspoon of ground flax seed at night.
If a person is Diabetes 1 for a long time, the person may have a large number of damaged cells in the body due to high blood sugar level. When we eat food, our blood sugar level will go up. Normal cells will store sugar and release sugar when body needs it. But damaged cells will not store any sugar. Because of this, blood sugar level two hours after eating will be high. In order to solve this problem, there is a need to convert damaged cells in the body into normal cells. For this, one has to do the following:
1) Increase the supply of oxygen to damaged cells. This can be done by breathing exercise and consuming foods rich in chlorophyll and iron (e.g., spinach).
2) Alkalise the body. There are many different ways to alkalise the body. One simple way is to drink lemon water. Lemon water can be prepared as follows: If a person will consume about 8 cups of drinking water per day, then take 8 cups of drinking water and add about 3 slices of whole lemon (including outer skin). Then soak them for about 12 hours. In the morning, remove the lemon slices and drink the lemon water throughout the day.
People who are taking immunosuppressant drug cannot any probiotics. It may be better idea to talk to your doctor regarding this. It will take about 2 to 3 months to see improvements.
Two months ago I asked my dr to give me some oxygen because I live close to an oil refinery that recently had a spill and could smell benzene sometimes and would feel short of breath. Had a lung function test that showed I have the beginnings of emphysema and my blood oxygen was 88. She said when you're on oxygen you forget to breathe and refused. Three weeks later I went to ER because I was extremely short of breath and I had pneumonia. They took so many blood tests they had to take blood from both arms. I was in the hospital five days and besides antibiotics I got cortisone in the form of tablets. When I went in my ankles werent swollen. 2 1/2 days later they started to swell and my blood sugar went up terribly.
I am diabetic and they said the Blood Sugar rise was to be expected. They said the ankle and leg swelling was because I was sitting in the edge of the bed with my feet dangling so they put compression socks on. Because they are tubes they cut off the circulation above my instep and ankle was about three times normal size on right side. Took the things off and now swelling can go down at night. Have been home about three weeks. I can live with that, but now I have pain in my left hip and knee when I get up from sitting position. I have had this pain (slightly) for quite awhile but not to the extent it is now. Once I stand the pain on left side is very bad, but once I manage to take a step with right foot the pain goes away. This is not arthritis pain. Going up and down a step or two doesn't bother it. Trying to get situated in bed is an ordeal. I lie on my left side. Trying to lie on right side the pain on left makes that impossible. I first thought it was sciatica until it got so bad. Now I wonder if it's related to diabetes. Dr has never said anything. Only asks how I would rate it.
Four days ago I had very little pain and next day I was on my feet a lot and that night the knee and hip hurt so bad I had to sit up all night. The next day the pain was still bad. I had to take 2 tylenol rather than just one. Today the pain is a lot better and I may have found what helps it. I ate strawberries. A time before when it lessened, I ate strawberries. I also have decreased kidney function and cannot take magnesium or a lot of the other things suggested here. Any one diabetic ever had this and what was done for it?
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Does Ted or anyone else have any remedies for type 1 diabetes. I was 60 years old when I got it. They treated me as a type 2 and nearly killed me. Thanks for any and all suggestions.
I am 64 and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes around 2014., after being misdiagnosed as a type 2 in 2011, I have been seen by the head of the Department of Endocrinology at University of Florida. The current theory is it's a virus that causes type 1. The reason they believe that is organ donors who had been type one for decades, who died unexpectedly had their pancreas donated to University of Florida. When they examined the pancreas they were surprised to find at least half the normal amount of insulin. That goes against their original theory that the type one person's pancreas does not produce sufficient insulin.
Also, there are case studies of a patient who was not diabetic undergoing surgery and an accident during injured the pancreas during surgery leaving them with only half of the normal amount of insulin production afterwards but they never develop diabetes.
Therefore the scientists understand that a person can live successfully with half of the normal insulin production and not become diabetic. They believe that this virus in the pancreas produces by products that interfere with a chemical reaction that is supposed to occur when there is sugar in the bloodstream that triggers the insulin to go into the bloodstream.
They believe that chemical reaction is not occurring. They are going to do studies to try to develop a drug to immobilize the byproduct of the virus. I asked why not just eradicate the virus in the pancreas. doctor explained there are no drugs capable of killing this virus.
However I know of a company that sells liquid minerals that has successfully treated otherwise incurable conditions like West Nile disease in horses. I believe they can come up with a protocol with their liquid minerals to eradicate the virus.
One I suspect would be to take a couple tablespoons of platinum produced by this company followed by a couple tablespoons five minutes later of their silver and do that two to three times a day for at least a couple months. I hope this helps