A Quick Preamble:
OK, I’ve been very fortunate and have never personally suffered with this particular debilitating and increasingly expanding, health destroying ailment – the few times my blood-sugar has hit a big spike has been purely through my own doing – or I should say “over-doing”… if you know what I mean..!?!
Unfortunately, (hey, nobody should WANT to experience this in any way, right..!) I have gained plenty of experience due to the ‘sufferings’ of family members and close friends over the last couple of decades or so… diabetes is not fun, it is however, very manageable and in the case of the “Type 2 variety, because it’s more-often-than-not a “lifestyle” and/or “dietary” issue, it’s totally preventable and generally curable – that’s right, ‘Type 2 diabetes CAN BE CURED – IF YOU WANT IT TO BE…
… and this fact has been proven as true, not just by my own positive experiences, but also via the numerous tests, trials and studies undertaken by major scientific and medical communities throughout the world – and “Natural” products, that you can find at home, feature hugely amongst the means of prevention and cure…
… meaning YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RELY ON THE MASSIVE DIABETES DRUG INDUSTRY THAT BIG-PHARMA WANT YOU TO RELY ON..!
Cutting to The Chase:
I think, before we go any further, it’s important that I impress upon you a few FACTS and get some BS out of the way at the same time…
TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS – your pancreas just does not produce insulin, at all… ever.
With this type, you’re fully dependent on timed and regulated injections of insulin doses directly into your blood-stream.
At the time of writing this article, exhaustive and detailed research carried out by “yours truly” has re-confirmed that ‘TYPE 1? DIABETES CANNOT BE CURED and if anybody right now is claiming the opposite or trying to sell you some “miracle cure”, ignore them… they’re either very misinformed or they’re out-n-out lying to you – probably because they want to screw you out of some of your hard-earned cash..!
Hopefully this will change at some point in the future… exhaustive studies are still a major ongoing task for the scientific community at large.
The best analogy I can think of is this: ‘Type 1 diabetes is akin to being born without a left hand… you’ll never, ever, no matter the type of “miracle cure” they try to sell you, be able to grow that hand… BUT you’ll absolutely be able to adapt your lifestyle and be fully able to live a full and happy life without it.
TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS – your pancreas doesn’t produce quite enough insulin, or your body’s cells just won’t react to insulin.
Now on the other hand – and pardon the (slightly sick) pun, this type of diabetes is very preventable and most definitely curable… with some good guidance, a little bit of effort and some minor lifestyle changes, you DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE OR SUFFER WITH ‘TYPE 2 DIABETES…
… meaning my analogy looks something like this: ‘Type 2 diabetes is akin to being born with both hands but then later in life you injure your left hand… if you take the right action at the right time, your hand is eventually fixed and functioning again.
A FEW TYPE 2 PREVENTION BASICS…
? Stop Consuming Sugar, of any and every type… pastries, cookies, fizzy drinks and many other food and beverage types – if you’ve read all my articles previous to this, you’ll know that sugar is pure poison and you’ll have learned what it does to you – apart from what it does as a major contributor to diabetes.
? Stop Smoking – I really don’t believe I need to say anymore about this stinking, murderous habit as I have written plenty about this too..!
? Stop EXCESSIVE Alcohol Consumption – moderation is key… a little bit of what you like can be beneficial – everyday heavy consumption or “binge-drinking” is health destroying and will definitely worsen your diabetes condition.
? Eat “Naturally” Healthy – if you’ve been paying attention to my newsletters and articles, then you should know by now what I’m saying here… healthy fats and oils, power-foods and organic wherever and whenever possible – simple..!
? Exercise – I cannot emphasise enough how a daily session of sweat-inducing, lung-expanding exercise is absolutely paramount to your good health and especially important for keeping diabetes at bay – it doesn’t have to be a long session, 20 minutes will do, and it can be any kind you prefer, so long as you do something – it WILL help big-time… !
SOME OF THE COMMON UGLY SYMPTOMS…
Apart from the obvious rise in blood-sugar levels, there are these:
? Constant fatigue
? Blurred vision
? Numbness or “tingling” at your extremities (fingertips, toes etc.)
? A constant thirst
? Excessive urination
? Raised blood pressure
? Minor injuries like cuts and grazes, are slow to heal.
SOME NATURAL TREATMENTS…
While there are quite a number of herbs, foods or methods of remedying the undesirable effects of Type 2 diabetes, these are my personal favourites (and I personally use a few of these practically every day) because they’ve always seemed to form a major part of family and friends diets as they made their journey toward their cure, and they’re all pretty much based on things you can easily find in your local grocery store – if you haven’t already got them at home or in your garden:
#1 – Cinnamon
Its’ effective use as a remedy for Type 2 diabetes is still a topic for debate amongst those that want to take the time to debate it, but the fact is that the consumption of cinnamon is a centuries-old habit that has always been associated with bodily health – in more than one way.
Several studies and reviews have been carried over recent years with what I think are very positive results…
“A 2012 review of several recent studies concluded that the use of cinnamon had a potentially beneficial effect on glycemic control… One study published in 2009 found that a 500 mg capsule of cinnamon taken twice a day for 90 days improved hemoglobin A1C levels in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes (hemoglobin A1C levels greater than 7 percent).”
“The results of another study demonstrated that the intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and suggest that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.”
Everyone I’ve ever known to suffer with diabetes has sworn it’s helped them as part of their lifestyle they were undertaking to control or totally cure themselves of Type 2 – an awful lot of them succeeded… that’s good enough for me… !
#2 – Garlic
Already well known for it’s health maintaining and improving properties, garlic also helps to remedy the effects of diabetes due to its’ high “allicin” content, a known “hypoglycemia” fixer.
Its’ known to increase the release of insulin and so regulates blood sugar levels… a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found garlic (and ginger actually) was highly effective in increasing the insulin content in your body so improving glucose tolerance… another study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry proved that garlic showed high potential for protecting your heart from diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy.
#3 – Vitamin C
New studies have added to the hugely growing amount of research showing that vitamin C – as well as the regular consumption of high-grade vegetables and fruits, have positive effects against the symptoms of diabetes in general.
Vitamin C in fact lowers levels of “sorbitol”, the sugar that damages the cells in the eyes, kidneys and nerves of a diabetes sufferer… this makes a whole lot of sense when it’s a given fact that diabetes is a disease known for its’ ugly record of oxidative damage – the damage done to your cells and DNA by rogue molecules called “free radicals”.
Antioxidants such as vitamin C provide front-line protection against these free-radicals.
#4 – Water
Water has a great diuretic effect and can ensure excess sugar is passed through the act of urination, this heavily assists with the maintaining of a healthy glucose level inside your body.
All the recent studies have proved that by consuming substantial amounts of water of water daily, up to 2.5 litres, sufferers of Type 2 normally show an obvious improvement of their blood-sugar levels.
#5 – Grape Seed Extract
Grape seeds are rich in flavenoids, linoleic acid and vitamin E and that’s good reason to suspect they’re of definite assistance toward the curing of Type 2 diabetes.
Taken in capsule form, studies have been carried out on this nutrient rich food source have resulted in no less than a positive feedback each time – and diabetes sufferers everywhere are certainly positive that it has helped them in the past and still continues to do so.
#6 – Fenugreek
Used in seed form for Indian cuisine and also found in pill, capsule or it’s raw form, this is another proven food item that’s a definite aid to controlling your diabetes induced problems – again, research and scientific trials have proven that it has several beneficial effects for your good health.
The seeds are steeped in hot water and the resultant ‘tea’ then drank – on an empty stomach first thing in the morning… the ground and powdered seeds can be mixed into milk or into other herbal teas etc.
Whatever type or level of diabetes you have, just understand that YOU’RE NOT ALONE and YOU’RE NOT TO BLAME… there are many like yourself on every continent… our modern lifestyle coupled with the likes of Big-Food and Big-Pharma, who have made it their mission over the last half century or so to destroy your health with heavily over-processed and genetically modified foods and dangerous drugs to treat the results of consuming those foods is the problem is where the real blame lay.
Be good to your body… eat wholesome, healthy foods and fats, avoid the sugary poison that the food companies supply in abundance and practise a short, daily session of good body toning, mind calming exercise… and you’ll successfully cheat the food and the pharmaceutical companies out of at least some of the billions in cash they rape from you and millions of others like you around the globe.
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This is something I found from Gareth Lancaster, a normal guy who wrote this for his son who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 9 years of age – this was in 2013… while it certainly invokes a little sadness, I believe it also invokes hope and the belief that a full and happy life is still more than possible:
I’ve got diabetes,
I’m injecting every day.
I’ve got diabetes,
And it just won’t go away.
I’ve got diabetes,
And it makes me really mad.
I’ve got diabetes,
And, well, some days I’m just sad.
I’ve got diabetes,
And I really don’t know why
Nobody can tell me,
That’s why, sometimes, I just cry.
But I’ve got diabetes,
And I still have fun with mates.
And despite my diabetes,
I occasionally eat cakes.
Even with my diabetes,
I play all the sports I like.
And forgetting diabetes,
I go riding on my bike.
So I’ve got diabetes,
And I will not let it win.
I’ve got you diabetes,
But I’ll always keep my grin
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