Can You Treat Diabetes Without Medication

It is a extremely powerful ayurvedic / herbal medicine made from rare natural herbs as per the ancient scriptural process which can control and cure Diabetes.

It is a unique & pure herbal compound which doesn’t have any side effects nor does it interact with any other herbs or allopathic drugs.

It is useful to control and cure NIDDM (Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) and IDDM (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) in Adults.

It works on every individual without any restriction on the level / stage of the disease. Whatever may be the patient’s history of disease, whether it is the beginning / one year / five years / ten years / 25 years or any longer period — it definitely works works and works.

However, the taste is very bitter so initially for 7 to 10 days patient might feel some stomach upsets & may feel mild loose motion for a week. For stomach upset, this phenomenon occurs when the patient is not habituated for taking any bitter test. Within a week or so the patient’s body will accept the bitter test and there is no problem after-wards. For mild loose motion, it happens when there are some irregularities with the digestive system of the patient. First of all,itregularizes the digestive system. The system is regularized within a week and there is routine life after-wards.

Normally, response of medicine starts within 3 to 4 weeks. During this period the sugar level shows downward trend and monitoring the improvement reduce the doses of insulin. (When a patient cut down the dose for a few days the sugar level will increase which will again come down ( will again be controlled by our medicine ) over a short period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to successfully treat diagnosed depression without medications?
    Wondering why my doctor has prescribed medications before attempting to address my symptoms via therapy. Medications can make you feel “better” quicker but why not address the problem head on instead of chemically altering your brain chemistry? Am i the only one who feels that putting chemicals in your body should be the last resort, or is my therapist right in saying that taking medication for depression is the same as taking insulin for diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Therapy with a counselor can help bring out the problem rather than just suppressing it with drugs. Diagnosed depression is kind of a hard topic, because while there really isn’t a whole lot of proof to support that depression is due to a chemical imbalance and not the chemical imbalance is due to depression. I recommend the book “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff”. Again I believe therapy would be the best non-med option for someone who has been diagnosed.

  2. QUESTION:
    So how do you get rid of anxiety?
    I’m 16 years old, and I can admit that I suffer from major anxiety. It started when I was 12, now that I think about it. I started suffering from these strong stomach aches in class, and I assumed it was just an everyday thing..But as time goes by, and as I age, I find that my anxiety is…Very severe..My birthday is tomorrow, and every pain I get, every superstitious belief I have, I am convinced that I’m going to die tomorrow. You can read about it in my Q and A if you want. I’m not necessarily fully convinced that I’m just being crazy about tomorrow..And rapid heartbeat, fear of death, always thinking something is wrong with me when there really isn’t? It’s anxiety..
    And what happens is that everyday, I find even the slightest signs, and immedietely, I subconsciously assume that something is wrong with me, and I ACTUALLY believe it. |

    I’m not gonna lie, it’s ruining my life. I just came out of a depression, and I finally love my life. Even if I get lonely sometimes. And this anxiety is just making me worry more and more. At first, I thought my teeth were messed up. I went to the dentist, got my teeth checked, and they’re perfectly healthy. They’re fine! I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I got checked two times, and I’m fine! I thought I was going to have a stroke, and it just turned out to be insomnia. I thought I had diabetes. And now I think I have cancer..

    It just won’t end..And it’s ruining my life..It’s making me scared..And I don’t even research anything..I just look at the signs, and put two and two together. So now, I realize I have a problem. I’m healthy, I am. As a matter of fact, this weekend I’m becoming a vegan.
    That is, if I LIVE that long..

    For years, my psychologist has told me that I had anxiety, but I was never convinced…Because I’m stubborn that way, in that..I ALWAYS have to be right..

    How can I treat this? How do I come about this? WITHOUT MEDICATION. That’s right..I don’t take medication..I cured my depression without any drugs, or pills..And If I can do that without drugs, I can do this without drugs. I am entirely against meds.

    • ANSWER:
      I have an Anxiety disorder and was told to go on jogs/sprints by my doctor because it releases “Feel good hormones”. It increases endorphins in your body which is the feel good hormone and the stress hormone cortisol is decreased. I take medication but counseling helps me more maybe you could try that too.

  3. QUESTION:
    Have PCOS but have normal cycle. Been TTC for 1 year with no success?
    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15. I am now 21 about to turn 22 and have been married for 2 years and TTC for 1 year(3 years unprotected but haven’t tried preventing it). My cycles for the last 3 or more years have been normal & are every 28 days without birth control but my husband and I have not been able to conceive and its really heartbreaking because we would really love to have children. I also have insulin resistance due to diabetes that is being treated with a medication called Actos. I also have type 2 diabetes and am on Metformin & Glipizide for it but have no other health problems besides that. Has anyone experienced similar problems like this? & what is the best way to go about getting these problems resolved. Although I really want children I haven’t been stressing about it or overly trying. I’m just really sad that we can’t have kids as easily as a lot of people out there & It really depresses me & makes me think that I will never be able to have children. Any input is appreciated & success stories welcome. Thank you & God Bless

    • ANSWER:
      I can understand how frustrated you are. When I first learned that I had PCOS, I was also very depressed and I conditioned myself to accept the possibility that I may never have a baby. Just like you, I had normal periods and after a while of controlling my hormones with BCP’s, I got pregnant a year of stopping it without any other fertility treatment. But since you have insulin resistance, it’s very important that you work closely with a reproductive endocrinologist. Live a healthier lifestyle and don’t lose hope! For as long as there are treatment approaches available, there is hope. I wish you all the best!

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there ever a polite way to suggest to someone they may have a health problem?
    I have a new coworker who I think has the same health problem that I do and I am wondering if there’s ever a way to suggest politely to someone that they might want to see their doctor, especially when what tipped you off was some embarrassing facial characteristics.

    I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which can cause facial hair on the chin and lip, too much hair in other places (arms, toes, etc.), acne, irregular periods, acanthosis nigricans (which causes thick, discolored, dark skin on the neck and other places) hair loss from the head, and other unpleasant things. I’ve actually had it since I was 13 but only got diagnosed when I was 24 and went to a doctor who had a clue what was happening, and sent me for tests. I am on medication now and most of my secondary symptoms are gone.

    I just started working with this girl and she has all the secondary symptoms I had – facial hair, acne, receding hairline, thick discolored skin on her neck, etc. A lot of times, if girls aren’t trying to get pregnant, they don’t realize there’s a problem with their period and therefore think all their skin and hair problems are cosmetic, meaning they try to treat them by going to a dermatologist instead of an endocrinologist. You can’t treat the cosmetic symptoms without treating the underlying disorder. The other thing is that if the syndrome goes untreated for a long time it can cause diabetes, infertility, and heart problems.

    Is there a polite way to bring this up with someone I don’t know very well? I don’t want to embarrass her or make her self-conscious. I know that she is probably struggling with her cosmetic symptoms the same way I did – it is awful trying to figure out how to conceal all these problems – and I just want her to know there is a solution that she may not know about, because there are a lot of doctors who still don’t know about PCOS. She can get on Metformin and a progesterone-only birth control pill and probably see most of the cosmetic stuff disappear in a few months but without treatment she is putting her health in danger, not just her appearance. I want to help because I wish to God someone had helped me when I was struggling (I didn’t even know about PCOS until I started trying to get pregnant and couldn’t, which is what sent me to the doctor for tests) but as I said, I don’t want to embarrass this girl. Any advice?

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  5. QUESTION:
    If any of you have the time, could you edit this essay on death?
    Ok so its a bit repetitive in some areas. i will of course clean it up, but do my points make sense?

    For countless millennia mankind has feared aspects of life which only result in one outcome…death. Mankind has feared death because it resides in what many philosophers classify as the realm of the unknown. Various scientists have tackled some deadly diseases such as diabetes, HIV, cancer in hopes of finding a remedy for them to slow and stall their outcome… certain death. However, what scientists have not been able to find a remedy for is death itself. This has forced many people to believe that as Don Quixote (a character in the play Man of La Mancha) has stated “There is a remedy for everything but death” (Wasserman 5). Ultimately, death cannot be prevented or cured. It is intangible; no one can touch or see death. It results from attacks on the living which come in many forms; it can take on the shape of a car crash or even a bullet wound to the heart. It is a transition; it is done to transfer the soul out of its body from this world to the next.

    Death can’t be seen, or touched therefore it is impossible for it to have a remedy. For a remedy to be a remedy it must have a diagnosis. If there is no diagnosis, there is no remedy. Death doesn’t have anything to diagnose; therefore it can’t have a remedy. It is a biological truth, everything living dies at some point. No one knows when or how, because no one can see it or touch it, therefore allowing it to be an unknown. It is like a variable in an equation which does not make the equation occur. That variable could be anything it is not restricted too. Anyone can plug a value in the unknown to make the equation work and anything can be plugged in the unknown to counter it. Therefore it is fair to say that it is intangible.

    As death is a transition, it is not really a problem so to speak. It is put in place to counter life. “For every thing there is a beginning and an end” (Matrix). Death itself can be viewed as a remedy. It itself is what counteracts life. The definition of remedy according to Merriam-Webster online dictionary is “Something that corrects or counteracts, something that cures.” Death counteracts life, it cures life, it finishes off life. It brings the living back where they came from. In fact that is what completes the cycle. The last possible outcome cannot be prevented, because if it is prevented, it would not be the last possible outcome anymore so to speak.

    Death itself does not harm, therefore what can be diagnosed? The objective of death is to end life. Whether it takes on the shape of a bullet to your heart, an explosion, a car crash, or even a fall, there is no single pill anyone can take that will prevent them from encountering their death. Take a look at history; no one has lived above the age of 130. Death is not experienced, it is the process of which death takes a person that is experienced, therefore the remedy would be made for easing for example, the pain someone would suffer while dying, but not death itself. Epicurus a philosopher of ancient Greece said that “death is not to be feared, as while we are alive we are not in death and while we are dead we do not perceive ourselves as dead.” Death is merely the termination of a stream of consciousness. It is useless to find a remedy for something that will not harm human kind. Unlike a bacterial infection which can be treated and prevented with medication, death is intangible. For example: a child is born; that child lives a healthy life without carrying a disease. However, when he turns 60 years of age, he is walking across the street and suddenly a drunk driver turns off a corner and crashes into him and the 60 year old man dies instantaneously. What remedy could have prevented this?

    Ultimately, death is an intangible transition which will take the living by various means. It is general knowledge that a doctor can treat a deep wound, but can’t with 100 percent certainty assure that the person will live. That is why it is impossible for someone to cheat death.

    • ANSWER:
      the going rate for editors is around 80 bucks an hour. email me

  6. QUESTION:
    Constant illness over the past several months, related to anxiety/bipolar?
    I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and a slew of anxiety disorders, and am still trying to find the right medication or combination of meds to treat it effectively.

    Over the past three months I have been constantly ill. Every day it’s something different – gastrointestinal problems, “unidentified” viruses, ear infections, walking pneumonia, asthma flare-ups, a low-grade on and off fever that has been present at least 1-2 days out of every week for the past 12 weeks, night sweats, severe insomnia (something I have always had but has gotten worse), weight loss (15lbs in the past three months, without trying) etc.

    I do not have any sort of chronic or immunocompromising disease like diabetes or HIV that would cause me to be so frequently sick. I had blood drawn in August and it was completely normal, and have been tested for the flu several times with negative results. My doctor’s only answer is that it’s “mental stress” and that is the reason my immune system has been so weak and I have not been able to get better.

    Has anyone else experienced this with bipolar, anxiety, or any other sort of mental illness? How long were you sick for, and how did you finally get better? I am doing absolutely everything I can to avoid getting sick – I wash my hands frequently, I take vitamins and probiotics, I exercise (as much as my asthma allows), I’m doing everything that I know how to do to stay healthy and none of it is working.

    I am meeting with my psychiatrist again next week and plan on asking her what her opinion is, but I was wondering if in the meantime anyone could share their experience. I just feel like there is something really wrong with me, it’s hard to accept that this could all be because of my mental state.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting question because I’ve wondered the same thing myself!

      I have GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and I’m happy to say it’s mostly under control and quite tolerable. However, before it was under control, I constantly had gastro problems (very typical physical symptom of anxiety), heart palpitations, a unusual PAP smear test result which then resulted in several uncomfortable tests over many months, and other misc. conditions which I can’t even remember know because it was ridiculous.

      I do think it’s possible to have other medical conditions come on when you have anxiety (I can’t speak for bipolar) because of the lack of sleep (and night sweats, waking up in a panic in the middle of the night), lack of appetite, constantly running on adrenaline and general lack of feeling well both mentally and physically. At the time, I felt like I was falling apart in mind and body. However….

      I did get myself under control with therapy and eventually anti-depressants. I have been feeling much better mentally and physically. The insomnia, shaking hands, lack of appetite, racing heart etc. have gone away. My abnormal tests started coming back normal. I felt quite tired for awhile after months of poor sleep and high adrenaline but my energy has come back almost 100%.

      Keep in mind, a lot of your physical conditions are due to the anxiety/bipolar (lack of appe, no sleep etc). There’s lots of info on the net about physical symptoms for anxiety. The mind is a powerful thing.

      Sorry for the long post but I have great sympathy for anyone who has mental health issues. I want you to know you aren’t alone.

      I’m glad to hear you’re seeing a psychiatrist. I’m sure they’ll get you on a great treatment plan.

      Good luck.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you know when it is time to euthanize?
    I have a Yellow Lab who has lost a leg, has diabetes, and most recently a bad rash and loss of hair. He lost his leg about 11/2 yrs. ago after being treated with Rymadyl and Metacam, and what seems to be an incompetent Vet, [or at least so says the Vet who had to take the leg]. He became confused and had problems walking, had seizures, [even though he had some problems already it wasn't anything like after the medication]. I tried to report this to my Vet and he said it didn’t have anything to do with Rymadyl but I took him off of it and was given Metacam which wasn’t much better. He has developed diabetes, at least that is what the Vet said. The reason I was given that diagnosis is because of his increase in drinking and excessive urination in the house which he NEVER did before. His blood sugar was higher than normal but not outrageous and I can’t help but wonder if h didn’t suffer some kidney disease from the medications. I know I need to have his glucose level checked periodically but I have 3 animals who are sick and I just can’t afford any more outlay of money! Also has a bad eye infection along with dry eyes and is starting to get a cataract in the eye without the infection. I am trying to make the decision now whether to euthanize him because of his many problems but almost can’t even think of that and would like any guidance from anyone who may have some advice. He is 11yrs. old. He has to be taken out manually and brought back in the same way, it’s difficult for us but I just don’t know how to make the decision. I think that he is happy but only when I am sitting with him, petting him and generally giving him attention. But, he wants that all of the time or he barks and barks. I want to give him all my attention but just don’t have the time. I do put him to bed every night and give as much as I can. I just don’t want to be selfish and keep him because of my inability to think about losing him.
    Anyone, please?
    First of all let me thank you all for your answers. They are all very helpful and thought provoking. Having said that I need to clarify a couple of things. A few asked about his eating and he eats good. As far as the pain it is really hard to tell. Beau is not a crier, never has been. Even when he lost his leg he didn’t cry and I know he was in pain then. His back legs are close to useless but I have seen him get him self up outside, [he loves the outdoors but in VT that isn't often ], and walk/hobble/hop to where one of my female, [his progeny], labs have urinated. He is also a very proud dog. He and I are buds, he loves me as much as I love him. As for quality of life, this is the hardest question. I honestly don’t know, if I knew that there wouldn’t be a question in my mind and I would let him go. I would never let him suffer knowingly. I thought that dogs just stopped eating when they gave up. I will take him to the Vet next week and get a re-eval/prognosis. I will also ask Beau.

    • ANSWER:
      Wowee, this dog has been through a lot, poor guy. Honestly, it all comes down to making a decision and sticking with it. The hardest thing for an animal lover to do is let go of the special pet that’s so close to their heart. But life is not forever. He is happy being with you, but you should realize that he has medical problems that will only get worse as he gets older. Do you really want to put him through all that pain? I had my best friend of 13 years put to sleep and it was extremely painful for me to do it. But I was with him when they put him to sleep and it was very peaceful. I was right next to his face, just petting him and telling him that i loved him and told him to go to sleep and have pleasant dreams. It all comes down to what you are ready to face. Give him the peace he deserves.

  8. QUESTION:
    Did I make the right decision? Grieving and feeling guilty about euthanizing my best buddy?
    My heart is really hurting right now because of the recent euthanization of my 4yr/8 month old mini schnauzer 2 days ago. such a happy boy and a big snuggler but, from a year old, I always knew he was different and not as normal as other dogs throughout my life. My mom got him for me because my other schnauzer was 12 yr old and mom did not know how much time I would have left with her so, I should say he was her replacement. My husband, family and I ALWAYS said we did not think he would live a long life because of his activity, habits and demeanor as a young pup. At 1 1/2 years old I wanted to stud him out and got bloodwork done (which was normal) he showed no interest in female dogs. He was uninterested, getting fat and not as active. I have two other dogs that kept him going but, I learned that I could not leave any food down even for our cats because he would eat everything. He was not very active even at a young age, my husband and I SPOIL our animals and would lift him up & down the stairs, bed, couch, and the back stairs (he got used to this until the day we let him go). He managed to get into food that we brought home from the vet a 20lb bag left in the kitchen and ate enough until we caught him, he got into halloween candy last year and ate it until we could catch him (we then bought the dog food storage containers). Our vet suggested a diet and he only ate a recommended quantity twice daily. He would lost weight and gain it back. About a year ago he started losing his vision. Our vet said that he could not see anything wrong with his eyes. I can tell you so much more about his problems but Overall, he has had problems with his vision, muscle tone, weakness, appetite for the past 2 1/2 years but, still a loving happy boy that mom and dad loved and treated as a special dog. He was our baby and we did not care if we had to give him extra attention. I brought him to the groomer last month and he came home with an ear infection.. I then brought him to the vet and he had lost weight too fast, I suggested getting bloodwork on him because I was suspicious of Diabetes, turns out he was in renal failure and anemic, the vet said he needed a blood transfusion, IV fluids, ultrasound of kidneys and a bunch of other tests that could pinpoint his diagnosis costing from 00-00 and they could not determine if the outcome of the up-hill battle would work for my little guy. X-rays showed and enlarged heart and a murmur.. Around x-mas he would vomit here and there and showed no appetite turning his nose up to everything, (except roastbeef) that was not our dog and we knew something was going on in his once 34lb body to 22lb body. With his whole medical backround and the dog that I always saw and knew I did not see him going through so much distress, surviving. He to us always had a weakness to begin with and I did not want to put him through all the stress, anxiety, treatments, medications and so forth, just to progress his life without knowing if it was 2 weeks or 2 years. My other dogs do notice him not here and the mini schnauzer my mom bought him for me to replace is 16 and still with me, I feel lousy.. Did i do wrong by ending my lil guys’ life so, soon and not giving him a chance, financially we could not afford it but, I could have come up with the money working with friends and family to pay them back. From his past medical history and his problems, I did not want to put him through all that stress without knowing if the outcome would work. CRF is irreversible and my buddy had already lost partial vision, renal failure, anemia, with an enlarged heart, Did I do right by him? Your comments are well appreciated, my story is long and not all included as far as his complete health backround.. I don’t think his lil’ body could handle much more, I have been crying for days, no appetite and my husband is very sad as well.. I feel soooooooooo guilty but, know he was never a strong pup to begin with.. If I only got bloodwork sooner, I don’t know.. We gave him lots of chocolate before our decision and he was such a happy pup, the tranquilizer was not a full dose and it looked like he was convulsing and the vet apologized and said he thought that dose would be enough, the euthanization was quick but, very painful for us. Pleasant comments please..

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like your dog was in a lot of pain. You gave him so much love in his little life, so many wonderful things that many dogs never experience. Even with treatments, how much quality could his life have had after something like that? Instead of suffering through years, going to the vet all the time for injections, probes, and all kinds of scary stuff, he went to sleep surrounded by people who love him. For what it’s worth, I think you made the right decision.

      I feel you, hon. I lost a dog in September. This dog was with me through some tough times, and literally saved my life twice. He was seven years old, and a car hit him. I cried for weeks, then went and rescued a new puppy who didn’t have a family to love him. That puppy has brought me so much joy, and while no one could ever replace my Einstein, I feel happy because now I’ve helped a dog who really needed it.
      I hope this helped you. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  9. QUESTION:
    Did you see “Sicko”? How would you have dealt with this situation?
    yesterday, the local volunteer fire department had their monthly fund-raising breakfast. We met up with our neighbor and went there for breakfast. Over breakfast we talked about SICKO.

    A guy sitting at the other end of the table started with the standard republic kook-aid rhetoric. “Can’t pick your own doctor….bureacrats managing your health…socialized medicine…doctors would get out of medicine…yadda yadda yadda”

    I started asking him a few questions – his answers are in bold

    Who pays for your health insurance now? “employer, with an employee co-pay”

    If for what ever reason you no longer have a job, would the employer continue to provide health insurance? “no”

    What would you do, could you afford health insurance for yourself and family? “uhh..uhhh…”

    Any medical problems that would be considered pre-existing? High blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes? “Yeah, but..”

    Assuming you could afford an individual plan – you would be denied coverage because of those pre-existing conditions. In a Universal healthcare type coverage – you would still have health coverage. Now about picking your own doctor – let’s say you want Dr. Jones, but Dr. Jones is not within your current healthplan’s network – can you still go to Dr. Jones without paying ‘out of network’ fees or needing a referral or pre-approval? “no”

    then you really can’t pick your own doctor can you? With Universal healthcare, all doctors are included. Now, let’s say you have a particular medical problem, your doctor wants to send you to a specialist or for a special test – either you or your doctor has to contact the insurance company for pre-approval and it could be denied because either they won’t cover the cost of the test or because the particular specialist is not ‘in-network’. So you still can’t PICK YOUR OWN DOCTOR.

    he snorts the quality of healthcare will go down – me: the united states is ranked 37th in the world, just above Slovania in terms of healthcare services for it’s citizens.

    there won’t be any doctors, they’ll stop practicing because they can’t make any money – me: well, let me ask you this do you want to be treated by a doctor whose motivation for being a doctor is to make money, or to provide the best he/she can in keeping you healthy? right now, they get bonuses from insurance companies by NOT recommending certain treatments/drugs/procedures – or on the flipside get bonuses from drug companies by prescribing stuff you don’t need. Don’t know about you, but when I see a doctor I would want to see one that is concerned about the health of his/her patients, not one that is concerned about the health of his/her bank account.

    I don’t want some bureaucrat making my medical decisions me: who makes them now? some bureaucrat at the insurance company – they decide which doctors you can or cannot see, which procedures you can or cannot have, which medications you can or cannot have, which medical conditions they will cover or not cover. these bureaucrats at the insurance companies get bonuses and promotions by DENYING YOU SERVICES or COVERAGE, and they come out and tell you their first responsibility and obligation is to the STOCKHOLDERS. Our healthcare system is based on concern for profits, not people.

    ———–

    I may not have changed his mind, but I did see alot of people around us nodding their heads. I did tell the guy to go rent/buy SICKO, watch it, do some research on his own and then make up his own mind.

    As we were leaving, one woman came up to us, asked for the name of the movie again, said she wanted to watch it, then told us how her husband lost his job a could of years back and they had no health insurance until he found another job, she was scared out of her wits that during the interim time that she, her husband or kids would need medical attention and how would they pay for it.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s amazing how selfish and ignorant people can be. Like the idiot above who said free clinics are enough. That’s so ridiculous. Can you get a major operation at a free clinic? Can you go through chemotherapy at a free clinic? Can a free clinic help you in a life or death, emergency room type situation? No.

      It really is horrifying to realize just how corrupt and inhumane the system is. It’s shocking to think that many people are refused treatment and allowed to die because they either don’t have insurance, or their insurance company finds a way to skirt around paying for necessary treatment. A few years ago a boy in my state died after he was bitten by a poisonous snake, rushed to the nearest hospital, where he was refused treatment due to being uninsured. I find it absolutely horrifying that I live in a country that allows this to happen, and even more chilling to encounter so many people who will defend such a system and insist that it is the “best in the world.”

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you know when it is time to euthanize?
    I have a Yellow Lab who has lost a leg, has diabetes, and most recently a bad rash and loss of hair. He lost his leg about 11/2 yrs. ago after being treated with Rymadyl and Metacam, and what seems to be an incompetent Vet, [or at least so says the Vet who had to take the leg]. He became confused and had problems walking, had seizures, [even though he had some problems already it wasn't anything like after the medication]. I tried to report this to my Vet and he said it didn’t have anything to do with Rymadyl but I took him off of it and was given Metacam which wasn’t much better. He has developed diabetes, at least that is what the Vet said. The reason I was given that diagnosis is because of his increase in drinking and excessive urination in the house which he NEVER did before. His blood sugar was higher than normal but not outrageous and I can’t help but wonder if h didn’t suffer some kidney disease from the medications. I know I need to have his glucose level checked periodically but I have 3 animals who are sick and I just can’t afford any more outlay of money! Also has a bad eye infection along with dry eyes and is starting to get a cataract in the eye without the infection. I am trying to make the decision now whether to euthanize him because of his many problems but almost can’t even think of that and would like any guidance from anyone who may have some advice. He is 11yrs. old. He has to be taken out manually and brought back in the same way, it’s difficult for us but I just don’t know how to make the decision. I think that he is happy but only when I am sitting with him, petting him and generally giving him attention. But, he wants that all of the time or he barks and barks. I want to give him all my attention but just don’t have the time. I do put him to bed every night and give as much as I can. I just don’t want to be selfish and keep him because of my inability to think about losing him.
    Anyone, please?

    • ANSWER:
      I think that it is time to put him down. He has problems working, is confused, has seizures, and diabetes? The dog is probably miserable. Running around is a gigantic part of a labs life. If he can’t even walk, it is time to end his suffering.


Cane Sugar And Diabetes

BECOMING A SUGAR COLONY

All these form part of the Sugar Colony:
1-Economy
2-Politics
3-Science
4-Society

Relationship between politics, science, society and economy in Mauritius. To understand this society which is based in the sugar economy. This is the plant which has dominated the islands agriculture. Since the early 19th century (as from the French period). We are joining other countries, for it need tropical climate also supportive of extensive sugar cane culture. We shares characteristics of these islands. Shares much in common, the Carribean and the pacific as well as the large sugar growing regions as Brazil, La Louisianne and the Natal in South South Africa. Queensland in Australia, St Domingue, Jamaica and Martinique.

When we look at the history of sugar to some historians the canneraie symbolize a history of colonialism and coerced labour. As far as this topic is concerned there may be difference in where one is situated in the society. The history of producing and planting sugar cane have different basis.
-Economy
-Manpower
-Political
-Social
-The Economy

It is the sucrose that interest us. It has played a major role in history more than coffee. There will be an increasing demand for sweeteners will encourage farmers to cultivate sugar cane. The creation of a particular method of production in order to maximize this sucrose a scientific affair. We cannot ignore that the part played by scientist in procuring and creating new kinds of canes. And to preserve cane culture and also how to preserve this society and relied on sugar plantation. The pattern of social organization more apt for a sugar economy. Overtime, people have put in effort to improve their yield. Planters and scientist have selected and altered the society always taking into consideration to political, the social and scientific objectives.

The sugarcane plants have helped to shape the societies that tried to shape it. Sugar Cane itself did not determine history, it was a sort of web, in which the cane was only one of the element which was propelled by and by political, society, economy and scientific and technological.

The Sugar Cane plant is a large long lasting grass of which this plant there are five species. Three of these cannot survive without cultivation, marking them dependent on human while the remaining two can grow wild.

The most common species is Saccharum Officianarum and this type originated from New Guinea. It is known as the noble cane. In the 18th and 19th century, most popular found in the European, colonial plantation because of its large size, high sucrose content and its relative ease of harvesting two other cultivated species, the S. Sinesense and the S. Barbers were found South East Asia and North India, less sucrose than 1st one grow more vigorously, suitable to more extreme climatic conditions. The two wild the S. Spontaneum and S. Robustum have never been planted commercially because of low sucrose but more vigorous of the L.S. Species the S. Spontanously more useful in hybridizing with the S. Saccharum Officianarum.

Therefore since the 1930s almost all canes in commercial cultivation have been hybrid crosses of the Noble Officianarum and Spontaneum. Hundred years ago cane cultivation and selection started in New Guinea. It was there where they grew sugarcane for chewing and ornamentation. From the observation of these people. From New Guinea people have learned how to propagate this S. Officianarrum. The cane was subjected to mutations through hybrids and change the characteristics of the Sugar cane for greater yield and that would grow faster and more. Cloning works well in the case of sugar, it consist of cutting a piece of cane planting in ground and went for it bouture.

It could be kept for long see voyages in good shape without being spoiled . Polynesian travelers took advantage on these cane and brought it as far as the Pacific countries. It was a hardy and flexible cane. Today this variety is known as the Creole cane it is a hybrid cross between two unknown varieties of S. Officianarrum and S. Barberi. It comes from India and was propagated by bouture. It spread from India to China and Persia in 600 A.D. Then to the Islamic world then the Crusade acquired a taste for sugar and they will initiate the early Mediterranean industry by planting the Creole in the New World. In 1420 Prince Henry the navigator, will also propagated to the Canary to Sao Thomes till the west coast of Africa. Christopher Columbus made on his second voyage introduced the Creole Cane in the 16th and 17th century Europe and throughout America. In 1737 in the Isle de France through Labourdonnais although in 1550 the Dutch had already into a noble variety in the isle the Oteiheite Cane. By the Mid-eighteen century the European explorers rely exclusively on the European variety except the Dutch in Java. The European created colonies as one of histories most repulsive history because it means coercive work and abusing of human being. However, as the cane, itself was a hybrid plat of cross-breeding would emerge a cross-bred society of cultural and racial inter-crossing.

Large scale capitalist enterprises.
These plantations were cruel places, code Noire etc., force labour and existence of a population that did not increase naturally, (the master controlled their lives). The integration of trade long distance network as far as trade is concerned that would emerged. Transformation on the ecological system. The cane plantation transformation of ecological system. The continent of Africa was decimated and the historical continuities in the land. Land was deforested to create space and the main focus of the European on the sugar isle. It is very difficult to retrace the beginning of the plantation of sugar cane in Mauritius and the first settlers did not consider that Mauritius was and ideal place for sugar cane production. The first mention of sugarcane in connection with Mauritius was in a December 12, 1641 letter of Antonio Van Diemen, a Dutch governor at Batavia informing the Directors of the VOC that it would not be a difficult matter to obtain slaves for agricultural development in Mauritius and he was thinking about the cultivation of rice, sugarcane, tobacco and indigo.

The Governor of Batavia sent a consignment of bouture cuttings by THE WOLF which would arrive in Mauritius in July/August 1650. The first cane would grow well, but when crop reached maturity, rats would damage it almost entirely and would be the plague of the island under the Dutch. Rats were always serious cause of trouble but according to historians rats were given too much attention to rats.

One of the abandonment of cane productions in 1652, this view is widely held as a matter of fact.

1- Very little land open up by settlers salaried employees of VOC paid mainly for exploitation of ebony trees.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can fresh sugar cane juice be harmful or cause diabetes?
    I am planning for a master cleanse diet with fresh sugar cane juice as i am in INDIA. I do not get maple syrup grade b as easily as fresh sugar cane juice. If i drink 6-8 glasses of fresh sugar cane juice daily for 14 days, is it harmful? Will it cause diabetes due to excess intake of Sugar? Pl suggest and clarify..

    • ANSWER:
      You’d be better eating a sensible diet, I don’t like the sound of drinking so much sugar but that wouldn’t cause diabetes per se.

      However if you are obese and have a long history of poor diet and lack of exercise you would be at increased risk of type II diabetes.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is pure cane sugar bad for your health?
    I already know that it causes weight gain,but I have a pretty high metabolism. Im wondering if it causes cancer,diabetes,and other damaging diseases. Im trying to stop drinking soda, im thinking of replacing it with lemonade. The lemonade i drink, is made with 100% pure cane sugar.

    • ANSWER:
      “100% pure cane sugar” is just a fancy way of saying sugar.

      Changing from soda to lemonade is really no change at all as far as your body is concerned, if both have sugar or corn syrup in them; all types of sugar and corn syrup are just empty calories and should be avoided.

      If you want to make your lemonade healthy, make it yourself out of real lemons, and use a natural low calorie sweetener like stevia.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can a person who’s not allowed to eat sugar eat cane juice?
    My friend is ill (not with diabetes) and has been put on a no-sugar diet. Is cane juice okay?

    • ANSWER:
      Cane juice is still sugar, just in a liquid form.
      It is less refined, but deep down it is still sugar.

      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=120

  4. QUESTION:
    Why does all the food in America have added sugar (cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, & honey)?
    90% OF ALL THE FOOD IN AMERICA HAS ADDED SWEETENER! Does this seem normal? What happened to moderation in all things? I BET YOU DIABETES WOULD NOT BE AS RAMPANT if this were not so. It would actually save lives kind of like Clark Kent in Smallville if there wasn’t so much sweetener in everything. Eating sweetened foods FORCES your body to produce insulin rapidly and is not good. Did you know that there are living organisms inside of you that grow when you eat sugar (cane, high fructose corn syrup, honey)? THERE ARE LIVING ORGANISMS THAT GROW WHEN YOU EAT THOSE THINGS. And they actually can influence your cravings so that you want more. IT SHORTENS PEOPLES LIVES. Forget about your vocabulary that is like “My girlfriend is so sWeET”. Lets not use that word anymore. Is UNCLE SAM TRYING TO MAKE YOU STUPID, WEAK, & DEPENDENT? ARE WE TRYING TO CONTROL OVERPOPULATION SUBTLY? SERIOUSLY PEOPLE MODERATION IN ALL THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If anyone has a better explanation as to why there is sweetener in everything besides “ORGANISMS HAVE TAKEN OVER YOUR BODY AND MIND” then please respond. By the way my roommate who pays no rent cannot work most jobs, is 40 years old & 355 pounds, has 10 teeth (lost to diabetes), and is not as smart as he was before diabetes). So, I personally know about this stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, this is not true.

      Only processed foods and snacks have such sweeteners.

      0% of fresh foods that you buy and prepare/cook yourself do not contain such sweeteners (with the exception of sugar cane since it IS sugar cane).

  5. QUESTION:
    sugar cane burning in hawaii and poisoning?
    last summer in august, i was 3 times exposed to cane burning on maui. i became very ill: coughing, blisters in nose that spread to throat, vocal chords, dripped down to stomach. then became nauseous and weak all the time, then bed ridden and heart problems, then blacking out when i went out to get food and then uncontrolled retching that was only stopped via IVs. could DDE and dioxin poisoning from the burnt pesticides used in the cane fields cause full-on diabetes as i eventually went into a diabetic coma? they burn cane 277 days a year, and i am still coughing … and now using insulin for the diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      the burning did not cause the diabetes.
      it aggravated your defenses.
      you had diabetes long before then, it just became apparent when your body was challenged.
      you may well have inhaled high levels of toxins. avoid a repeat.

  6. QUESTION:
    Sugar cane habit?
    Is is harmful to eat pure sugar right out of the cannister? I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. Now I’m around 30yo and it’s still a habit. The doc says I don’t have Diabetes, but could it be something missing in my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      sugar turns to fat, and your future hubby might not like that

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there a correlation between the obesity and diatbetes problems and the switch to corn syrup as a sweetener?
    I’m wondering if the switch from cane sugar as a primary sweetener to high fructose corn syrup has any relation to the shift in the obesity and diabetes problems that are current.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think it’s the particular type of sugar as much as the overload of sugar in general.

  8. QUESTION:
    Diabetes risk and ethnicity?
    For some reason I’ve read a few articles about diabetes and how it occurs more often in ‘other-than-white’ ethnic groups. The main argument going something like “other ethnic groups (Polynesians/Native Americans/Africans/Asians..) have not been used/exposed to ‘refined sugars’ (e.g. white bread AND of course, ‘real’ sugar) for as long as ‘whites’ and are therefore more prone to developing diabetes.
    That’s all well. But the more I think about it, the less it makes sense to me. Maybe I’m wrong, but for all i know, manhood in general has not been used to ‘refined sugar’ or more than… say, 100-150 years. White or not. B/c there used to be lots of famines in Europe, and ‘white bread’ was so expensive, nobody could afford it (let alone sugar, which was non-existent before they used cane sugar in European colonies… at the earliest, at around 1800 or so).
    So when you think about it, ‘whites’ haven’t REALLY had a chance to get used to lots of refined much-of-anything. If anything, one would expect the opposite (for all I know, Polynesians never faced food shortages as severe and often as Europeans)
    Have you heard of any other theories that explain the link between diabetes and ethnicity any better?

    • ANSWER:
      Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include:

      •Family history: Type 2 diabetes has a hereditary factor. If someone in your close family has (or had) it, you are more likely to develop it.
      •Race/ethnicity: Certain ethnic groups are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, including African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.
      It’s interesting to point out that as certain countries have become more Westernized and their lifestyle choices—particularly their food choices—have become more “American,” (read: full of fat) the incidence of type 2 diabetes has gone up. For instance, China used to have a low rate of type 2 diabetes. As the country has become more industrialized—more people working in offices and fewer people working in the fields—and as their diet has shifted, the incidence of type 2 has gone up.

      Many Americans’ lifestyles are conducive to developing type 2 diabetes—less physical activity, eating more calories and larger portions than necessary, and being overweight (BMI greater than 25). It seems that certain non-white (not Caucasians) groups of people are susceptible to type 2, but that risk is especially heightened if they live in America.

      •Age: The older you are, the more at risk you are for developing type 2 diabetes. At age 45, your risk starts to rise, and after age 65, your risk increases exponentially.
      •Gestational diabetes: If you developed diabetes while you were pregnant, that increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes later on.
      •Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) also raises the risk for type 2 diabetes because it’s related to insulin resistance. In PCOS, many cysts form in your ovaries, and one possible cause is insulin resistance. If you have PCOS, that means you may be insulin resistant and therefore at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

      As discussed in the causes of type 2 diabetes article, lifestyle choices do play a major role in the development of type 2 diabetes. Being overweight, not eating well, and not being physically fit can also be considered risk factors for type 2.

      Good luck

      Tin

  9. QUESTION:
    Why did people live such unhealthy life styles in the 1940′s and 1950′s?
    The food they ate was disgraceful!

    Bacon, eggs (cooked in lard), toast with real butter for breakfast ugh all that fat; they also ate porridge which is fattening and drank orange juice (full of sugar) and milk (full of fat) and adults drank coffee (caffeine).

    They ate allot of red meat and potatoes which are very unhealthy; meat is full of saturated fat and potatoes are fattening. They also ate cheese which is nothing but fat.

    Plus candy, ice cream and soft drinks were made with cane sugar – can anyone say diabetes?

    Disgraceful and shocking! and the fact that they fed this sh*t to children smacks of child abuse in my opinion!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Toast with real butter? Are you serious? Would you prefer fake butter?
      I had no idea that orange juice and milk were bad for health. You learn something everyday.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is one pound of honey in two weeks too much sugar?
    About a month ago i started drinking teas (different kinds) in order to stop drinking so much juice to cut back on sugar (they are 100%natural juices from the farmers market but still high in sugar) and for the health benefits of tea. So now i am drinking about 2 cups of tea a day 1 glass juice a day and about 3 glasses of water how ever some of the teas are a bit bitter for me the green and black teas so two weeks ago i got a pound of honey from the farmers market to put in the teas that are too bitter and two weeks later i am almost out i am wondering consuming 1 pound of honey is a lot of sugar for two weeks?

    Fyi i dont drink sodas now days so i dont really compare it to sodas but i do drink Sugar cane juice, coconut water, apple juice and other drink i find at the farmers market i am hopind these natural sugars are not as bad for me as unnatural sugar there is a history of diabetes in my family and i am trying to avoid it.

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  11. QUESTION:
    Why is high fructose corn syrup used in EVERYTHING?
    It makes me so angry just thinking about it. HFCS is such a horrible horrible chemical. It causes obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and a whole plethora of health risks. The US is the only place in the world that uses HFCS in almost everything.

    According to Wikipedia, “The average American consumed approximately 19.2kg of HFCS versus 20kg of sugar in 2004.”

    But forget about all that, let’s be real. HFCS is nasty as hell. If anyone has ever had some real Soda sweetened with cane sugar, you’ll know how much better it tastes. I mean, doesn’t it make you mad that they use this nasty stuff over cane sugar? I just can’t understand why. I know it’s cheaper, but that’s not a good reason to me.

    I know there are worse things in our foods but those are hardly noticable and just for whiny enviromnetalist type people to cry about. Corn syrup is something that in all of our drinks, snacks, whatever. If you drink Coke, Pepsi, whatever you are consuming a large amount of this stuff.
    Who thinks they should stop using corn syrup and go back to using cane sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree– its such a pain too.
      My 9 year old son is allergic to corn– which means corn syrup too, as I’m sure you know. Trying to find “kid friendly” treats for him is a real ordeal.
      We do most of our shopping at Trader Joe’s, Wild Oats, Whole Foods and the like.

  12. QUESTION:
    I heard from somone that in other countries people who’ve never eaten sugar will die if they eat it.?
    Somone told me this when I was younger. And I knew one kid who said he wouldn’t ever touch ice cream… what I’m wondering is.. if sugar is newly introduced into somone’s body (white processed sugar not sugar cane) who has never had it and is living say.. in africa? Can that person have a reaction to it.. or die? Because of the body’s inability to process it? Kind of like a diabetes attack. Since it might be an un natural ingredient for them.

    • ANSWER:
      No, since processed sugar is new to everyone, it is a relatively modern invention. We only have had corn syrup since the 50′s or 60′s I believe. Some races are more susceptible to diabetes but eating sugar is not going to kill someone who has never had it. Sugar in fruits (fructose) are the exact same chemical in glucose (processed white sugar), it is just structured differently and glucose is more easily absorbed as fat rather then being burned as energy. No one will die from it though.

  13. QUESTION:
    Ladies, do you eat organic or regular food? How crazy do you go about it?
    I’m getting paranoia now with all the negative info about pesticides and how they link to cancer.

    Before, since I’m pregnant, I was eating organic apples, etc, mostly fruit with thin skin. Now whatever I take like potatoes or bread I think what if it contains chemicals? There is a study that high fructose corn syrup doesn’t get digested properly like cane sugar, and eventually leads to obesity/diabetes. The problem is most foods in the store contain what I thought harmless high fructose corn syrup. I feel I’m going crazy.
    Also, my doctor gave me a magazine, and it says there they tested blood from a cord of a newborn and detected about 200 chemicals starting from laundry softeners to fast food wrapper dyes (ink).

    I’d like to protect my baby as much as I can, but seems like I have to live in a bubble to avoid everything.

    • ANSWER:
      You are right to eat organic thin skinned fruits. especially apples which can not be cross pollinated there to naturally repel pests so most non-organic sources use heavy pesticides to keep there harvest. Peeling does not get rid of the chemicals because it can seep into the meat of the fruit as well.

      While there is nothing to say that the food is technically healthier, there is no nutritional difference there is a difference in chemicals and pesticides. In addition if you are going with certified organic foods they legally cannot use pesticides so that is a safe way to go, don’t just go with the label that says all natural or organic, look for the seal that states it is certified organic (im in the food packaging design industry)

      Here is a good link for the key things to eat organic

      http://www.kidsorganics.com/10%20Most%20Important%20Foods%20to%20Eat%20Organic.htm

      We try to do our best with dairy, fruits and veggies, plus we grow our own in our veggie garden. You cant avoid everything but going all natural with home based cleaning products and other items is good for you and the environment in the long run.

  14. QUESTION:
    High Fructose Corn Syrup Wants a Name Change?
    The makers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) aim to sweeten up its image with a new name: corn sugar.
    The Corn Refiners Association put in a request to change the name after sharp declines in HFCS has stakeholders nervous. The use of HFCS in foods had dropped to a 20 year low. The average American ate 35.7 pounds of high fructose corn syrup last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s down 21 percent from 45.4 pounds 10 years before.
    The growing fears of consumers that there is a connection between HFCS and the rise in obesity and diabetes has led many producers of soft drinks, cereals and other products to back away from using it.
    The approval of the name change could take up to two years, but the Corn Refiners Association has implemented their campaign early with a new website and television ads that have started running this month.
    The ads are based on the premise that there is no difference between HFCS and any other type of sugar. One ad in particular states that “whether it’s corn sugar or cane sugar, your body can’t tell the difference. Sugar is sugar.”
    What is most interesting is the fact that they do not deny or even address the fact that HFCS causes obesity and diabetes, but only propose that all other sugars do the same. You would think that this isn’t the best marketing strategy, but the American consumer isn’t the most savvy on deceptive marketing strategies.
    According to NPR, renaming products has succeeded before. For example, low eurcic acid rapeseed oil became much more popular after becoming “canola oil” in 1988. Prunes tried to shed a stodgy image by becoming “dried plums” in 2000.
    The bottom line is that HFCS is considerably cheaper to manufacture than Cane Sugar which makes it’s use more widespread and harmful! The use of corn products also supports companies such as Monsanto which terrorize independent farmers and intoduce Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO‘s) into our food supply.

    • ANSWER:
      Too much to read, but only reason they use that crap is because it’s cheaper than sugar. Obviously the consumer’s health and well being isn’t as important as money. But when everybody’s dead, where will their money come from?

  15. QUESTION:
    In pregnancy which is healthiest for increasing caffeine intake, coffee, tea, or pop? Other healthy source?
    I have really low blood pressure (80′s/40′s sometimes lower,) and I am 30 weeks pregnant. My doctor said there isn’t much you can do for it (besides IV’s to increase liquid volume in the body) and as long as I don’t faint I am okay, and as long as the baby still moves normally it is okay as well.
    However, he did suggest some home remedies for increasing blood pressure such as healthy caffeine intake since it naturally raises blood pressure.
    I never was big on sweets, and I stopped drinking caffeinated drinks when I linked my migraines to caffeine intake. (10+ years ago) When I would drink pop, I prefered the flavor of ones made with cane sugar verse corn syrups or Italian Soda, I used sugar in the raw when I was a coffee drinker, and I used agave or honey to sweeten teas. I don’t like chocolate. I loved Guarana once upon a time.
    I am ‘underweight’ for term in pregnancy and I am having trouble gaining weight in pregnancy so he said I could increase my healthy fats too, especially ones in dairy for example. Also I am not at risk for gestational diabetes so I am not worried about the assumed increase of sugar in the beverages suggested. I am advised to still monitor/avoid excess sodium, hydonated oils, high trans fats, and the other culprits of high blood pressure for general health though.
    So I am wondering, what is the healthiest source for increasing my caffeine intake? Coffee with sugar and cream? Teas that are sweetened? Or Pop (which has sodium and probably other un-natural ingredients)? Good flavors/brands of hot chocolate? (swiss miss and nestle are NASTY examples) Other foods with caffeine I should look into? I need suggestions for good products since it has been so long since I was in the market.

    It is suggested pregnant women consume 3 or less servings per day of caffeine (based off normal coffee which is about 90mg each) so 270-300 range or less. SO please don’t lecture me on that, this is a medicinal approach a doctor reccommended.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I would say tea,especially green tea; its helped me with morning sickness and tea is also good for cold symptoms and generally feeling run down. Besides,pop makes you more thirsty,so you drink more and more of chemicals that really aren’t too good for you or baby, wasting calories that should be spent on healthy foods. tea also has antioxidants that are healthy for you and herbs as well. if you want another way to slowly increase caffeine thats healthy you can munch a square of dark chocolate as well, the higher the cacao percentage the better,some of my personal favorites being dove and hershey, although to each their own. hope this helps somewhat! good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    This one is for the Dieticians; Why are the corn syrup commercial allowed to air blatant lies on TV ads?
    Correct me if I’m wong, high fructose corn syrup (hfsc) is a processed, more simple or broken down form of sugar compared to cane sugar. The simpler the sugar the faster it enters the blood stream, consuequently demanding a faster spike of insulin production by the pancreas and is also used up faster causing excess insulin in the blood stream resulting on excess sugar cravings. Bottom line is, more complex sugars are better for the body esp. the pancreas. The ads claim “your body does’nt know the difference; sugar is sugar” Once in the blood stream the body doesnt know the difference between different types of sugars but the variable is how fast they enter the blood stream, which vastly effects body systems. It is my opinion that use of (hfcs) is to blame for the high rate of diabetes in America. Does science back this and if so, why are the corn syrup people allowed to blatantly mislead the American people about which foods they should choose?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a dietitian, but you are right.
      The fact that this fruit sugar is ‘natural and ‘low GI’ leads many to believe it to be an ideal component of a healthy diet. However, a recent research paper on fructose by George A Bray, a specialist on obesity and metabolism highlights just how misguided this is, linking fructose to metabolic risks, obesity and gout.
      Sugar is sugar, low GI or not, and carries with it many of the same health implications.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know the pineapple cake recipe for a diabetic grandpa?
    I want to make him a diabetic pineapple upside-down cake for his birthday, something he loved when he did not have diabetes.
    The ingredients for the recipe I know are the following:

    * 2 tablespoons stick margarine
    * 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
    * 4 slices canned pineapple in their own juices, drained
    * 2 maraschino cherries, cut in half
    * 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 5 tablespoons stick margarine, softened
    * 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute (splenda)
    * 1 egg
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 1/2 cup milk

    Now, my grandpa can not eat nothing of CANE sugar but CAN splenda, sweet and low, you can say any of the substitutes of sugar… in this recipe, it has brown sugar

    Can somebody help me with this substitute or, any other ingredients for this recipe? I will appreciate any of the opinions, tips or the advice given.

    Thank you… hope to hear some good options!!
    Have a very nice and calm day

    • ANSWER:
      You can substitute the brown sugar with regular Truvia (I recommend this the most for baking!) and then add a tiny bit of molasses extract to give that brown sugar flavor. Pineapple will always have sugar so there isn’t so much you can do there other than use fresh pineapples because pineapples canned are usually canned in a water-sugar mixture to make them sweet. Flour will have carbs which is also sugar, you can substitute that for almond-flour. This is a lower-carb option.

      Other than that, everything else has little to no carbs. Try playing with the recipe and see what you can come up with. Good luck!

  18. QUESTION:
    As a type 2 diabetic (well controlled) I have decided to come off LIPITOR an antistatin.?
    After twelve months on Lipitor at 10mg to lower my cholesterol, I am having joint and muscle pain and am now (after doing my own research) weaning myself off and will be going on POLYCOSANOL which is natural and made from the wax off sugar cane. It is well known that antistatins can have terrible side effects.

    Research studies on Polycosanol are divided but tend to lean more to the positive, so I will give it a go. Is there anybody out there who has had reasonable results with this?

    I am posing this question in the diabetes section as many diabetics also suffer high blood lipids. Thankyou
    The question mark(?) in the question was a typo error, in fact an exclamation mark should replace it.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a diabetic just a pharmacist. If you were having joint and muscle pain with Lipitor, there are other medications out there for increased lipids that are not statins that may help. Some examples are Niacin, Zetia, Omacor (triglycerides), Questran,….. It is my opinion that you are probably better off talking to your doctor and trying one of these other medications first. There are too many “natural” products available that we don’t know enough about because they are not regulated by the FDA. Also an FYI….if you get off the Lipitor and your pain does not disappear…it was not caused by that medication. Hope this helps.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is Fruit Juice Bad For You?
    I’ve been hearing on programs on TV that any fruit juice even without any added sugars can spike your blood sugar too high and put you at risk for any type of diabetes. Professional doctors have said that, so no weirdos were on those shows. I think it has someting to do with the natural sugars in fruit juices from fruit. But they’re not refined sugars like the sugar cane is, or are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Refined, filtered fruit juices act like simple sugars, and some “juice” actually has corn syrup added. You should avoid these. Juice that includes the fiber of the fruit is a healthier option, since fiber slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.

      A large apple has 5 grams of fiber; most apple juice has none. Therein lies the problem you describe. Drinking filtered apple juice is not at all the same thing as eating an apple.

      In any case, most juice packs a caloric punch. A better option is to blend whole fruit into smoothies, along with some protein and healthy fat.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is natural sugar fine if you can metabolize it fast enough?
    I read somewhere that the modern man has found a way to inject our bodies with more pure substances rather than complex carbohydrates, for example HFCS rather than corn or white bread instead of whole-grain natural wheat grains. I’m trying my best to avoid HFCS since new studies have shown an association with that and increased weight gain and diabetes. My question is, how safe is consumption of natural, granulated, table, cane, or brown sugar in relation to health concerns – so long as the body is capable of metabolizing this sugar fairly quickly so it doesn’t hang around in the body long. I know that the ideal situation is to have the most complex sugar fructose in fruit, but I was just wonder how one level of purity extraction goes in the scheme of things.

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  21. QUESTION:
    I need help on my homework for a book– more info in details!?
    I have a book report I have to do and there are some questions i cant figure out. The book is Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. I went and looked and answered as many questions as i could but i got stuck and couldnt find an answer to a few.so if you know any of these answers please let me know because they are to confusing for me to figure out.

    This first section is matching, and these are the ppl left and there is one person per answer but who matches what? Here is the list of ppl: Sam Hazzard, Porky Logan, Bragg’s Troop, Alice Cooksey, Two-Tone. Here are the questions:
    1.Who caused helens first tear for mark?
    2.who guards the rivers and the roads?
    3.who defeated randy for office?
    4.who continues regular working hours after “the day”?
    5.who likes alcohol and hates work?

    The next part is true or false:
    6.Lavina McGovern’s monument is a marble statue.
    7.Ben Franklin knows why his family is leaving Omaha.
    8.Peyton’s disobedience benefits her family.
    9.Peewee Cobb crosses Syrian borders so he can bomb a submarine base.
    10.Lavina likes Randy better after he warns her about snakes in her pool.

    This next part is mulitiple choice:
    11.Randy warns who about the war?
    A. Malachi
    B.Bubba
    C. Florence
    D. Rita

    12.Mark stays in Omaha because
    A.its his duty
    B.he wants to become a general
    C.he hopes to be safe in The Hole
    D.running away would be treason

    13.Lib’s mother dies from:
    A.Radiation
    B.Diabetes
    C.interenal injuries
    D.fire

    14.Two of the cities destroyed are
    A.Miami and Denver
    B.Washington and Timucuan
    C. Fort Repose and Orlando
    D.Miami and Tampa

    15.Randy feels angry and insulted when
    A.Helen tries to kiss him
    B.Missouri wont obey his orders
    C.Dan Gunn doesnt want to live with him
    D.the goverment declares Florida a Contaminated Zone

    16.Randy shows Bill McGovern how to be useful by
    A.designing a sailboat
    B.helping malachi with machinery
    C.sharing guard duty at night
    D.helping in the sugar cane fields

    17.Dan Gunn thinks that nature will react to nuclear contamination by
    A.punishing mankind for its foolishness
    B.producing strange new animals superior to man
    C.rejecting unfit humans before they are born
    D.reversing the seasons
    18.Randy forgets to buy
    A.Coffee
    B.Needles
    C.whiskey
    d.kerosene

    and this is used IN a question but is NOT the question.. the question is Discuss the use of irony in this novel, but i dont know what irony is.. so the REAL question is-What is Irony?

    And i will continue to look for the answers, because i am pretty sure i can find them as long as i just keep looking but some of these i doubt i will find. so any help is appreciated, and i will keep you informed as i continue to find the answers. Thank you!

    ~Cool One~
    OH AND BY THE WAY I DID READ IT AND IT WAS STUPID!!!!!! but the answers arent in order, so i had to answer them later.. and for me to find them all in the book i have to read the book OVER AND OVER again! i am a slow learner so you can shut your mouth or why dont you try this for a change?… jerk
    yup :) np! :)
    ok, so i have found some more answers so no need answering 1-5, or 13 ;)
    no need to answer 7&8 either

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, I’ll help you out. All the answers are here.

      http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Alas-Babylon/Pat-Frank/e/9780060741877/?itm=1&USRI=alas+babylon

      READ THE BOOK

  22. QUESTION:
    Am I still at risk for developing diabetes?
    I’m an 18-year-old male. Over the past two and a half years I’ve shed over 120 pounds, almost 40 of those being in the last four months. I’ve also gone from eating as much meat and processed foods as I could shovel down to going almost vegan when it comes to food. (I still eat bread with honey in it because I can’t find truly vegan bread.)

    Anyway, I still eat some really sugar-laden organic foods like cereal and soy milk, although I’ve ditched high fructose corn syrup. Most of the added sugar comes from evaporated cane juice. I eat probably about 50g of *added* sugar a day (not counting fruits.) I’m like 6’2″ or 6’3″ and I weigh about 190 pounds. I’m trying to get down to 180.

    Am I still at risk for developing diabetes? I’m mostly vegan but could my high sugar intake pose a problem? The only family history I have is my dad’s dad who has diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      According to the American Diabetes Association, eating a lot of sugar does not cause diabetes. I have included a link to their page regarding this and other myths on diabetes.

      It also says: “Most overweight people never develop type 2 diabetes, and many people with type 2 diabetes are at a normal weight or only moderately overweight.”

      But you have done a great job of eliminating a huge risk factor for Type 2 diabetes.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes…. help?
    My grandfather was diagnosed and recieved one of those glucose detector thingys. Just out of fun my mother wanted to try it on me. The test results were not pretty. I scored a 14.8 O_o do I have diabetes? Mind you I ate alot of sugar (3 giant mints and candy cane) previous.

    • ANSWER:
      I highly doubt you have diabetes.
      Especially if you haven’t been noticing the symptoms.
      Go look up diabetes.
      Information isn’t hard to find.
      Although I doubt you have diabetes, check it out just to make sure

  24. QUESTION:
    Does the body absorb organic sugars differently than refined sugars?
    We have several family members who have diabetes. I have been searching for recipes to accommodate their dietary restrictions, and during my search I found some sites that claim their recipes are “sugar free”. Many of these recipes call for organic sugars such as rice syrup, evaporated cane juice, agave nectar, organic powdered sugar — to name a few.

    But, I wonder how these are more nutritionally beneficial instead of refined sugars. Isn’t sugar, any way you process it, still sugar? Wouldn’t it affect someone with diabetes the same way? Does the body absorb organic sugars differently than refined sugars?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry it took so long to answer but I wanted to ask a dear friend first, whom I know knows a little bit about the subject. He told me organic sugar like fructose is way better for the body than refined sugar, because refined sugar contains a lot of substances that cannot be absorbed correctly by the body. These waste substances stay in the body with no goal and cause infections, especially in the knees, elbows… They are also the cause of many heart diseases and osteoporosis.

      Organic sugars don’t cause all this, BUT they are still sugars, and therefore not good for diabetic persons, as far as the sugar level is concerned.

      Stevia is said to be a very good alternative. Professor Geuns, from the University of Leuven here in Belgium, has done a lot of scientific research and claims that it is absolutely safe, even for people who have diabetes.

      I use it sometimes, but I never asked myself if it was OK for diabetic persons, until you posted your (interesting!) question.

      You’ll find more information on stevia on the website below:

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the nutritional benefits of using organic sugars instead of refined sugars?
    We have several family members who have diabetes. I have been searching for recipes to accommodate their dietary restrictions, and during my search I found some sites that claim their recipes are “sugar free”. Many of these recipes call for organic sugars such as rice syrup, evaporated cane juice, agave nectar, organic powdered sugar — to name a few.

    But, I wonder how these are more nutritionally beneficial instead of refined sugars. Isn’t sugar, any way you process it, still sugar? Wouldn’t it affect someone with diabetes the same way? What are the nutritional benefits of using organic sugars instead of refined sugars?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn’t matter if you use sucrose (white sugar), raw sugar, honey, fructose, cane juice, corn syrup, whatever. They all have about the same amount of carbohydrate, and that’s what a diabetic needs to monitor carefully. Look for recipes that are lower in carbohydrate. Type 2 diabetics typically are told to limit their carbs to 35-40g of carb at each meal. They add up quickly, so the more veggies and lean meats you can use (green veggies are low carb and meat has no carb), the better. If they are Type 1′s or on insulin, they can eat pretty much whatever they want if they take the right amount of insulin.

  26. QUESTION:
    undiagnosed foot problem for 75 year old man?
    my fiances father has a terrible foot problem, he has been to
    several doctors, tested for diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure,
    gout, had several mri’s and xrays, still not one doctor can find
    out what is wrong, he has severe pain in just one foot, he walks
    with a cane now, but at times his pain is unbearable….the only
    one thing I do notice is that his diet is poor, he eats lots of sugar
    but he was tested for diabetes and it came back negative

    • ANSWER:
      IT’S A NERVE PROBLEM IN THE FOOT —–CAN BE ALIVATED BY 100 MG. OF B-6 ALSO USE CAYENNE SALVE –RUB IN WIDE AREA—– SOMETIMES ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS LIKE IBUPROFEN OR ASPIRIN WILL HELP ALSO……..TAKE ASPIRIN ONLY ON A SEMI- FULL STOMACH…..TO PROTECT THE MUCOSA LINING IN THE STOMACH……….

  27. QUESTION:
    Looking for answers about Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome?!?!?!?
    Member since: September 14, 2007
    Total points: 86 (Level 1)
    Points earned this week:
    –% Best answer

    Emily C
    S Looking for some answers for PCOS?!?!?!?!?!?
    I’m wondering if anyone has had these details with PCOS and looking for a support grop that works.
    I just found out a week ago that I have PCOD, although like many of you I’ve been trying to tell my doctor for a few months now that I have this due to my research and in the past had told doctors that my hormones were messed up due to never having any acne until I was 17 (only on my chin and sides of mouth) and messed up periods after going off birth control….for awhile I just thought my body was messed up from being on the pill because the first time I went off when I was 18 I didn’t have my period for 4 months. My doctor told me that was normal even though I had only been on the pill for about 8 months and that some women do not get their period for a year after going off…anyway he put my back on and things went back to normal until a year ago when I went off after getting married to try and conceive. We have been trying now for about 7 months…because I was told by some to wait until my periods were normal and they never were…I’m pretty sure that I’ve only had one “normal” period since then the others were all very short and light happening about every 31-48 days. This has been my longest cycle ( my last period was June 1) so my doctor has put me on ratio-mpa and next week I start metformin.
    I also have been going to nat path who thought too that I had PCOD. I tried Vitex a nat. herb to try and reg. my periods although that didn’t work. I did find through her though that sugar and dairy seem to make acne worse. I hardly have any dairy now and when I have sugar I try to only have natural ones like honey and golden cane in sm doses. A lot of dressings and that you can get from nat. food stores without sugar. I have rice milk or almond milk too instead of cows…I never knew that they inject hormones into cows.
    For symptoms…I have only gained about 15 lbs since I was 17/18 I’m not overweight because I am pretty active although this is considered chubby for me in my frame. I can’t loose weight for the life of me unless I pretty much don’t eat any carbs and do high intense cardio which isn’t worth the burnout that my body goes through. lets just say during the summer I played soccer 2 times a week (running in midfield for 80 mins a game), watched everything that went into my mouth, went to the gym 2-3 times a week for an hour at a time and walked/ did videos for a couple times a week and my weight didn’t move…so I wore the biggest sizes that I’ve ever worn as bridesmaid dresses in 2 weddings. I have thin hair on my forehead on the sides and tend to loose hair through washing. I have pimple year around on my chin and sides of mouth but I’;m able to control them with specto gel and not eating sugar and dairy ( before used prescription clinodoxyl gel). I get pimples from sports on my chest and back sometimes in the summer and use a body wash for pimples and get my husband to put tea tree oil on these which helps. I have irr. periods and PMS symptoms that last about 2 weeks before each period. When I wen’t off of the pill I was having panic attacks for the first time in my life about nothing. I also have blonde hair above my upper lip…thabnk god I’m a blonde, but there is more hair there then any of my g/f’s. Nothing showed up in my blood work although I have multiple cysts on my ovaries that showed up in m,y ultrasound.
    It is okay to share this.
    I am going to see my family doc in a month and my nat. path doc. whenever I get my next period. I will keep you posted…I’m planning on asking my nat. doc about herbs etc that can help with later comp. that occur with this such as heart problems and diabetes also about cinnamon.
    Emily c

    • ANSWER:
      I have PCOS, but a good site where you can go to get even more information about PCOS and support groups in your area is at: http://www.pcosupport.org

      Also, cinnamon is great for those who are Diabetic when it comes to helping to try and control their sugars.

  28. QUESTION:
    Looking for some answers for PCOS?!?!?!?!?!?
    I’m wondering if anyone has had these details with PCOS and looking for a support grop that works.
    I just found out a week ago that I have PCOD, although like many of you I’ve been trying to tell my doctor for a few months now that I have this due to my research and in the past had told doctors that my hormones were messed up due to never having any acne until I was 17 (only on my chin and sides of mouth) and messed up periods after going off birth control….for awhile I just thought my body was messed up from being on the pill because the first time I went off when I was 18 I didn’t have my period for 4 months. My doctor told me that was normal even though I had only been on the pill for about 8 months and that some women do not get their period for a year after going off…anyway he put my back on and things went back to normal until a year ago when I went off after getting married to try and conceive. We have been trying now for about 7 months…because I was told by some to wait until my periods were normal and they never were…I’m pretty sure that I’ve only had one “normal” period since then the others were all very short and light happening about every 31-48 days. This has been my longest cycle ( my last period was June 1) so my doctor has put me on ratio-mpa and next week I start metformin.
    I also have been going to nat path who thought too that I had PCOD. I tried Vitex a nat. herb to try and reg. my periods although that didn’t work. I did find through her though that sugar and dairy seem to make acne worse. I hardly have any dairy now and when I have sugar I try to only have natural ones like honey and golden cane in sm doses. A lot of dressings and that you can get from nat. food stores without sugar. I have rice milk or almond milk too instead of cows…I never knew that they inject hormones into cows.
    For symptoms…I have only gained about 15 lbs since I was 17/18 I’m not overweight because I am pretty active although this is considered chubby for me in my frame. I can’t loose weight for the life of me unless I pretty much don’t eat any carbs and do high intense cardio which isn’t worth the burnout that my body goes through. lets just say during the summer I played soccer 2 times a week (running in midfield for 80 mins a game), watched everything that went into my mouth, went to the gym 2-3 times a week for an hour at a time and walked/ did videos for a couple times a week and my weight didn’t move…so I wore the biggest sizes that I’ve ever worn as bridesmaid dresses in 2 weddings. I have thin hair on my forehead on the sides and tend to loose hair through washing. I have pimple year around on my chin and sides of mouth but I’;m able to control them with specto gel and not eating sugar and dairy ( before used prescription clinodoxyl gel). I get pimples from sports on my chest and back sometimes in the summer and use a body wash for pimples and get my husband to put tea tree oil on these which helps. I have irr. periods and PMS symptoms that last about 2 weeks before each period. When I wen’t off of the pill I was having panic attacks for the first time in my life about nothing. I also have blonde hair above my upper lip…thabnk god I’m a blonde, but there is more hair there then any of my g/f’s. Nothing showed up in my blood work although I have multiple cysts on my ovaries that showed up in m,y ultrasound.
    It is okay to share this.
    I am going to see my family doc in a month and my nat. path doc. whenever I get my next period. I will keep you posted…I’m planning on asking my nat. doc about herbs etc that can help with later comp. that occur with this such as heart problems and diabetes also about cinnamon.
    Emily c

    • ANSWER:
      Based on my reading, the best treatment for PCOS is not a medication, but the same treatment for type two diabetes. Lean, healthy (vegetable based) diet, lots of exercise, and weight loss. If these things are half as effective at treating PCOS as they have been for helping me with my type two diabetes, then you should see remarkable results in only a couple of months. Read more here: http://pcos.insulitelabs.com/What-Causes-PCOS.php

      http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/PCOS-success.html

      And here: http://www.drmcdougall.com/med_hormone.html

  29. QUESTION:
    Something for the over 30′s.?
    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE
    1930′s 1940′s, 50′s, 60′s and early 70′s !
    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.
    Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
    Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.
    Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on the weekends, somehow we didn’t starve to death!
    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
    We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.
    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……
    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.
    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,
    no video/dvd films,
    no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
    Lawsuits from these accidents.

    Only girls had pierced ears!

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time…

    We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!
    Mum didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

    RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on
    MERIT

    Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully’s always ruled the playground at school.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
    They actually sided with the law!

    Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
    DEAL WITH IT ALL !

    And YOU are one of them!
    CONGRATULATIONS!
    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

    PS -The big type is because your eyes are not too good at your age anymore

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn’t seem that long ago that we lived on another planet, where people were free to live a life and enjoy doing it. I now dread driving in “school run” time as it’s a nightmare created by the nanny state. We had two feet and used them to good effect and a bike was more of a hindrance than a help, but they came in handy at w/ends. It was then that we’d cycle miles to fish a pond that didn’t have any fish in it, but that didn’t matter as we made our own entertainment. At that time I would have made Rambo look like Mickey Mouse as we had the finest weaponry money could buy. Today you’d get six months for having these items, but we needed them. Not to stab or shoot each other but as tools to make things with, or in the case of guns and bows with real arrows a source of amusement. We made fires, not to burn things down, but to cook stuff on. No health and safety brigade needed, we had fathers who you feared more than the law as they were the law. Step over the line and the police wouldn’t arrest you give you an on the spot fine, oh no, they’d say the words that scared the life out of you “i’m going round to see your father”. Many times I thought about joining the foreign legion rather than go home, but for all our sins plus the things we ate, the trees we fell out of, we’re still alive.

  30. QUESTION:
    Opinions..?? I got sent this in an email.. its a lil long…?
    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE

    1930′s 1940′s, 50′s, 60′s and early 70′s !

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

    Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds , KFC, Subway or Nandos.

    Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on the weekends, somehow we didn’t starve to death!

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

    We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……

    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY , no video/dvd films, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
    Lawsuits from these accidents.

    Only girls had pierced ears!

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time…

    We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

    Mum didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

    RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT

    Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully’salways ruled the playground at school.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

    Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’ “And we never had a whole Mars bar until 1993″!!!

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL !

    And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS!

    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.
    ***STAR IF YOU AGREE***

    • ANSWER:
      I wasn’t born in those years, but i was born in 81 – my parents raised my older sister (she was born in 78) and me pretty much the same way this email indicates… HOWEVER, my younger brother and younger sister were NOT raised the same way my older sister and i were – mom and dad bailed them out, no spankings, mom and dad made sure they got onto sports teams regardless of the try-out results, etc. etc.

      i totally agree with this – only thing i don’t agree with is the comment where mom didn’t have to work because dad could make ends meet. my grandmother worked (she was born in 1923) because she wanted to work. my mother worked because she liked to teach. i work because i like auditing (my job) – i plan to continue working after i have children, i just won’t work full-time. what kills me is when my mom says she didn’t work when i was younger – but she did!! she says she can’t believe i’ll let other people raise my children (aka putting them in daycare – God forbid!!). I see nothing wrong with daycare and i don’t consider it “other people raising my children.”

  31. QUESTION:
    WE WAS BRUNG UP PROPER!!?
    I hope you like this item, it was recently sent to me by a friend.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930′s 1940′s, 50′s, 60′s and early 70′s !

    First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
    They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes or cervical cancer.

    Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

    We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

    Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonald’s , KFC, Subway or Nan dos.

    Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on the weekends, somehow we didn’t starve to death!

    We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

    We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with.

    We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……

    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

    No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

    We did not have Play stations, Nintendo Wii , X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY ,
    No video/DVD films,
    No mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
    Lawsuits from these accidents.

    Only girls had pierced ears!

    We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

    You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time…

    We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

    We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

    Mum didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

    RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! Getting into the team was based on MERIT

    Our teachers used to hit us with canes and gym shoes and bully’s always ruled the playground at school.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
    They actually sided with the law!

    Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
    DEAL WITH IT ALL !

    And YOU are one of them!
    CONGRATULATIONS!

    You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good.

    And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

    • ANSWER:
      True, but they didn’t teach you grammar and spelling!

  32. QUESTION:
    This one is for the Dieticians; Why are the corn syrup commercial allowed to air blatant lies on TV ads?
    Correct me if I’m wong, high fructose corn syrup (hfsc) is a processed, more simple or broken down form of sugar compared to cane sugar. The simpler the sugar the faster it enters the blood stream, consuequently demanding a faster spike of insulin production by the pancreas and is also used up faster causing excess insulin in the blood stream resulting on excess sugar cravings. Bottom line is, more complex sugars are better for the body esp. the pancreas. The ads claim “your body does’nt know the difference; sugar is sugar” Once in the blood stream the body doesnt know the difference between different types of sugars but the variable is how fast they enter the blood stream, which vastly effects body systems. It is my opinion that use of (hfcs) is to blame for the high rate of diabetes in America. Does science back this and if so, why are the corn syrup people allowed to blatantly mislead the American people about which foods they should choose?

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar is a simple carbohydrate. There are two types of sugars – monosaccharides, which include glucose, fructose and galactose, are made of one sugar molecule, and disaccharides are made of two sugar molecules linked together. Disaccharides are formed when monosaccharides combine – for example, when glucose and fructose are combined, they form sucrose, also known as table sugar. Other disaccharides include maltose, dextrose and lactose. When many sugar molecules are linked together, they form a complex carbohydrate, also known as a starch.

      sugar is sugar, there is no magic trick to it.


Can You Reverse Diabetes

Basic facts

Diabetes is among those diseases which work as a slow poison and very gradually taken over a person’s life. It is one of the most wide spread diseases in the world. And it will be very shocking to know that one in four people in USA suffer from diabetes. Whether young or old, diabetes can entrap anybody. When your body is unable to utilize or break sugar and starch into energy it means that you are suffering from diabetes. The level of glucose in this disease goes high and then causes the sugar levels to rise in an individual’s body. Diabetes is of three common pre-diabetes, type- type I, type II and gestational diabetes. It is spread among all the age group across the globe.

The next thing that one needs to understand is what work does the glucose do for our body? As we all know that all the food that we consume contains sugar, and the food is broken into a sugar known as glucose. This glucose helps us to produce energy for our daily activities. The glucose circulates in the body and is absorbed by blood cells which work as a fuel to develop energy. Insulin is a hormone that is secreted fro the pancreas in our body which pushes this glucose into body cells. And if there is a breakage in this natural process, then the sugar levels in our body starts rising.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    if a lifestyle change could reverse diabetes would you do it? This is reversing diabetes week and?
    I wanted to let you know that it has been reversed in others.

    See the inspiring film raw for 30 days to see how some reversed it and this week I found out the film is 50% off for next 6 days. see http://www.rawfor30days.com/RawFor30/Diabetes_Action.html for the offer and the trailer do watch the trailer. My raw food group leader who was training there at the time the video was made send us word of this offer and I wanted to pass it on.

    Also another way it has been reversed is via Dr Richard Schulze’s incurables program. (email me for the interesting video links..it also works for other incurable illnesses)

    Some also reversed it with the hallelujah diet found at hacres.com See the testamonie section his book is the hallelujah diet.

    All books are available on ebay and often found at libraries.

    That video, raw for 30 days is inspiring. Some good books are

    There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program – by Dr Gabriel Cousens

    Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes by Dr Neal Bernard

    The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America’s Complete Program for Overcoming Diabetes, Restoring Health, and Rebuilding Natural by Franklin House

    I went from readings in the 300 400 and 500s and even one over 600 to a normal fasting blood sugar and a1c by exercising 5-7 days a week, becoming a vegan and eating average of 50% raw, I have since messed up on some of that and see my blood sugar numbers rising higher again (but still least than they were as I still maintain some of the changes for the most part.

    It is hard to change but would you in order to reverse diabetes. If so, you owe it to yourself to get that video raw for 30 days while it is still on sale as it is worth it even at the higher price but this makes it more accessible to people.

    My question is how can people maintain the needed changes and would you if you knew your diabetes could be reversed.
    this has worked or both type one and type two diabetics to address that.

    Both in the documentary and in a video by Victoria boutenko ho reversed her son’s type one diabetes (which did not return in the ensuing 15 years) with a 100% raw food vegan whole food diet.
    you are completely wrong katie. This is not false hope to share with people what helped others. It will not harm people to try a vegan 100% diet for a 1-4 month period to see if it works. i refer them to the video but feel they must read his companion book..there is a cure for diabetes o have all the facts. (dr gabeiel cousens…just because ypou are told it is incurable does not mean it is..only that you –or the doctor is not familiar with the cure or does not believe it. It is you who are harming someone who might be cured by saying something is untrue without more study etc Every organ can be regenerated and even genetics can be overcome if one maintains the changes and stops doing the bad things and starts doing the things that heal and regenerate.
    also I am not trying to sell people anything. I am informing them of something that I found in trying to reverse my own diabetes and that I know has worked for others at a t5ime it is on sale. I get absolutely nothing from this other than trying to help people who stand in the shoes I have walked in..you completely misunderstand my intentions and what I have learned in my 30 years of study of alternative health, herbs and nutrition that I study for the purpoe of helping people who are hurting and sick. I had relatives go into comas and blind from this illness and I will be darned if I am going to be silent when people who don’t know might learn. It is not expensive to do a 100% raw food diet as people have to eat anyway. diet and exercise are not products in the sense I am suggesting them. know someone who was there when this documentary was filmed who saw it work and saw they blood sugar readings and I trust her as she is not a liar. Plus I trust the good work of Dr cousens & others
    I do concur if one does not continue the lifestyle changes the diabetes will reoccur.

    the people in the video were under the care of a doctor who monitored their blood sugar and insulin. They were able to get off insulin and drugs within the 30 day period actually much less. Dr Gabriel Cousens is the one who states in his documentary that one of the diabetics was a type one. One would be smart to contact thew tree of life center. Also the lady where I live who is a student of Dr Cousens and there when he filmed it recently showed the video and the trailer and did say he also gave them some supplements and these should be listed in the book I recommended the cure for diabetes. I can if people email me give them the phone number of Dr Cousens clinic and the address and also if requested and you send an email send the pages in the book where he talks of three case histories of type 1 diabetics who did in fact get off all insulin and have normal a1c readings; however, in researching fur
    I do concur if one does not continue the lifestyle changes the diabetes will reoccur.

    the people in the video were under the care of a doctor who monitored their blood sugar and insulin. They were able to get off insulin and drugs within the 30 day period actually much less. Dr Gabriel Cousens is the one who states in his documentary that one of the diabetics was a type one. One would be smart to contact thew tree of life center. Also the lady where I live who is a student of Dr Cousens and there when he filmed it recently showed the video and the trailer and did say he also gave them some supplements and these should be listed in the book I recommended the cure for diabetes. I can if people email me give them the phone number of Dr Cousens clinic and the address and also if requested and you send an email send the pages in the book where he talks of three case histories of type 1 diabetics who did in fact get off all insulin and have normal a1c readings; however, in researching fur
    further by looking at his book, I see that he said he uses “proteolytic enzymes, lipases, and general combinations of proteolyric lipase and amylase.” he says Dr Wong was able to achieve what is considered medically impossible. Two with only the supplements listed above and third with the full tree of life program which included the use of proteolytic enzymes as well as a low glycemic and low insulin index live food diet. This seems to be what he used with the type 1 on the video but he likely has treated other type ones not on the documentary and may be able to tell you more if he is contacted as I am not a doctor and on the video he only mentions the raw foods. I know he can be contacted as Dave the raw food trucker who went on Dr Cousens phase one diet with lots of juicing and juice fasting and reversed his type 2 diabetes in three days, his colon cancer and his kidney disease as well as losing over 225 pounds said he contacted the life of life for further help. (see youtube for
    dave the raw food truckers videos or on curezone. I would also see what info is at curezone.com Dr CoUSENS explains on page 143 – 145 why these things I mentioned works for type one and late type 2 diabetics. I strongly recommend one who is a type 1 or on insulin contact the tree of life to get more info and do not self treat but others can but have doctor check your meds to see if they must be gradually weaned down as one gets better. I am not certain if the diabetics were had their diabetes revesed with the hallelujah diet, dr richard schulze’s incurables and the other books I mention were type one or only type two. I do know schulze said he has gotten every dead organ working again when he as in the clinic. One would need to search the diabetes testimonials at hacres.com to see if they were type one or type 2 but most daibetics are type 2 so this info will definitely be of help to them. Victoria Boutenko in her film on diabetes said her son was diagnosed with type one diabetes
    she said her son, sergei, was told he would have to be on insulin the rest of his life. His mother, Victoria, refused to put her son on it and searched frantically for the answer. The doctor threatened several times to turn her into children’s services. she states the whole family went on a whole food, vegan 100% raw diet and reverses several illnesses including the type one diabetes. she speaks of him eventually throwing or giving away his home testing supplies as his readings were always normal. This was about 15 years ago and it has not returned. He has stayed on the diet making further improvement like eating mainly natural foods and not gourmet raw now and lots of green smoothies and now grow he teaches wild food classes. Go to her website and look and see if maybe you contact her, they can tell you if he did anything else or if they have some documentation or something if you like http://www.rawfamily.com/

    Again there are no incurable illnesses and when doctors say there is no
    she said her son, sergei, was told he would have to be on insulin the rest of his life. His mother, Victoria, refused to put her son on it and searched frantically for the answer. The doctor threatened several times to turn her into children’s services. she states the whole family went on a whole food, vegan 100% raw diet and reverses several illnesses including the type one diabetes. she speaks of him eventually throwing or giving away his home testing supplies as his readings were always normal. This was about 15 years ago and it has not returned. He has stayed on the diet making further improvement like eating mainly natural foods and not gourmet raw now and lots of green smoothies and now grow he teaches wild food classes. Go to her website and look and see if maybe you contact her, they can tell you if he did anything else or if they have some documentation or something if you like http://www.rawfamily.com/

    Again there are no incurable illnesses and when doctors say there is no
    cure what they mean is there is no cure that I am aware of or was taught or believe but you can be quite sure people worldwide have cured themselves of everything. Listen to the incurables program videos (the save your life videos) read the biography of Dr john r Christopher.Diabetes is a very profitable illnesses as one must take drugs that control but do not reverse it the rest of one’s life..while it is true one should stay on the lifestyle changes to prevent recurrence, it is a lot better than shooting insulin everyday if one can gradually weans off this as many have with the save your life program.

    I was wrong to make it seems easy to reverse a serious disease..a simple herb is not going to do it generally one needs a very comprehensive health building program.. I personally have noticed no programs with anecdotal reversals that use any animal products,,it is almost vegan. I also noticed that when I eat whole grains and low glycemic fruits it does not affect my blood sugar
    readings but the minute I mess up and eat meat or cheese my blood sugar soar to 325 to 375 which I find interesting..one of the first things to do is get off all animal products. as every program I ever hears of diabetes reversals was vegan. Mine started dropping right away when I switched to a vegan diet with at least 50% raw foods and exercised regularly. Studies show better results on a vegan diet than the American diabetic association diet, google it and you will see. even if on does not reverse it they can expect to lower the dose of their drugs and/or insulin IMO. But if it was me, I would not do a type one or one on diabetes without checking the levels to see if these drugs can be lowered and calling a physician who works with these things as the authors of these books or dr cousens. In addition one should see their other blood results improve. I know mine did. and I did not go raw 100% or use these supplements. i had readings in the 300, 400 and 500 range and one too high
    for the meter to read and never have them that high now unless I eat meat or cheese or tons of things high on the glycemic index at once.

    One should work to prevent it by making these lifestyles changes if it runs in families but type one does not generally run in families Up to 79% of type 2 diabetes is genetic but in type one diabetes, 85% have no genetic link. there is a strong correlation between type one diabetics and an infant drinking cow’s milk before age 4 months, My aunt who has type one was not cursed and given cow’s milk I know. There is also a link with certain viruses. an infant in the womb exposed to german measles has a 40% chance of developing type one diabetes. I strongly recommend people view the video I linked to and read all of doctor cousens book there is a cure for diabetes which is filled with info. also read the testimonies at hacres.com, view the richard schulze save your life diet and go vegan and hopefully a lot of raw, juice fasting etc and also take a
    look at the other books I mentioned and do your own research into alternative health. It is your body,,alternative health has prevented amputation and reversed diabetic retinopathy. If not for people with the courage to try alternative health when given no hope by doctors, these people who recovered of every disease might not be well today or have lived so long or be there to help others in need by their stories. Unless these skeptics who called me names and a liar and who denigrated my intelligence has personally investigated all the claims of people why say they reversed their illnesses and gotten detailed directions on how they did it, they are the ones claiming absolute knowledge that they just do not have. Yes there are quacks out there but there are also dedicated people trying to help the dying and very ill and succeeding. While I cannot promise you will be healed, I believe there is a definite hope in the things I recommend to people who may want this info but do not know it
    exists and I am trying to let them have a place to start their research and gain some hope. You can call me all the names you like and call those healing diabetes names to but that is not going to stop people like me or schulze or cousens or house etc from educating people and showing them the hope that really really exist. contrary to your slams, I am not stupid nor a filthy liar and neither are these doctors working to prove diabetes can be cured. Since most diabetics are type 2 and trapped in a world of drugs and down the road insulin, this info should be especially encouraging to them as most of these programs have reversed diabetes in 4 days to 6 months max usually. while it is true that generally although one may cut themselves a little slack perhaps when they get their diabetes in reversal, I bet plenty of people would have no problems staying on a health building diet or making changes to vegan or raw rather than go blind, have their leg cut off or wind up on dialysis etc so
    motivation to stay on the program that reverses their course should be high. don’t underestimate people. It was the fear of the alternative which made me want to do things I never thought I could do before.
    sorry that some stuff posted right..I added this info above to respond to the three people saying I was crazy, uninformed and evil essentially so sorry it is long but I hope people will read it.,
    error this should read frm above But if it was me, I would not do a type one or one on insulin (not the word diabetes as I postred but the word insulin is the correct word) without checking the levels to see if these drugs can be lowered and calling a physician who works with these things as the authors of these books or dr cousens. In addition one should see their other blood results improve
    error above

    My aunt who has type one was not cursed (this should be nursed not cursed) and given cow’s milk I know.
    -Allison –as I said I am not a doctor and my purpose of posting this was to let people know this excellent documentary is on sale this week and point them in a direction of h-ealing. I personally feel type 2 is much easier to reverse, however, I did not post this to be treated in a confrontational manner for trying to help people. coming from a knowledge where I have seen things reverse and natural healing work and knowing the worst of things have been cured by Richard Schulze such as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, late stage AIDS, blindness, all kinds of nerve disorders like ms etc, I have come to believe there are no incurable illnesses. Being a lay person who studies this area as I find it fascinating, I cannot answer any question but I have tried to help many to the best of my ability and some have considered me to be somewhat of an expert; however, I am not Dr Schulze, Christopher., Cousens or others I have tried to learn from. They had a clinic and people and I do not.
    Even so, I feel the info I gave here could have taken years for people in need to find it and is some of the best you are going to get on trying to heal disease naturally. I have been on here and curezone for years helping many hgundreds of people but I generally stay in the alternative health section as I am not one to push alternative health on people who do not want it or want to denigrate it. I only ventured out to let people know about the videos, schutze, the books, and hallelujah diet if they wanted this info. I am not God. I cannot guarantee people a cure but I feel a lot of confidence in the validity and miracles alternative health brings. I just got a1c results today and they wer ein the noraml range as was my average glucose level. 10 months ago I was having multiple blood sugar tests in the 300-600+ range. I did nothing my doctor said to do. I designed my own program and made lifestyle changes. I have stopped 2 heart attacks in my mother when nitro (which had worked
    before) did nothing. I have gotten my mothers legs which became severely infected due to doctor error and misinformation and no antibiotic they prescribed working, better in one day and gone. When I finally convinced my mom to try my advice after 10 years of her not listening and getting progressively worst and on dialysis 2 years shocked when she took just 2 herb tinctures. she called all shocked and shouting almost saying I can’t believe it..I took those tinctures you left and for the first time in 2 years, I was not deathly ill after dialysis. (she was always sick at least 36 hours either needing to be hospitalized for the treatment causing extremely low blood blood pressure and other things or so washed out she could not get to the bathroom in the next room. I had cured very bad gerd in my brother that he had to be hospitalized for and it never came back 10 years later. I have had someone I helped a lot tell me his dad collapsed and passed out and how bad he was and how he
    remembered something I told him and tried it and brought his father out of it right away. I haven’t had the flu in decades and if I get a cold I can knock it out in a day and a half with slight symptoms. I have seen alternative health work in my own life. Healers who I trust have far amazing testimonies as do their patients. I can only share what I know with a trust in God and his natural modaliites and with a clear conscious and a good heart as I have devoted 50 plus hours a week to helping people asking nothing in return and for free. I was trerated awfully on this forum and liikely will not post here again but go back to alternaitve health section due to this. as I say, I cannot guarantee you a cure for a devasting disease but I am offering something but it seems all you can do is look to the negative..people who don’t believe rather are healed according to schulze and do not do the programs necessary. Obviously a raw food diet is not a low carb diet but something in it is
    helping many people with a wide variance of diseases including so called incurable diseases. Have you watched the save your life videos and read the manual to see the amazing “miracles” Have you read Dr Christopher’s biopsies. Even if one feels better and uses less insulin that is something but the videos do show it helped 2 type one diabetics..,.the black man misdiagnosed who became a naturopath and another type 1 whose got off insulin and had normal ranges but dropped out of the program as he felt he could not eat that way etc. Also as I said Dr Cousens tells of three people in his book that were type 1s I looked it up just now and offered to send it to anyone who sends me an email address as an attachment. In brief he says one was an 86 year old with 50 years of type one diabetes ho had had amputation if one leg and was facing loss of the other foot.she had he says paresthesia in her fingers, and forearm, scar tissue in her eyes a gray pallor and dry skin and was on 4 injections
    of insulin a day. She was given proteolytic enzymes over 3 months. “as scar tissue in her eyes cleared, her vision became 20/10 and her left foot had a full correction. an ultrasound done after 3 months showed no blockage whatsoever. Her skin in general and in her extremities became pink. her glycosylated hemoglobin went from 9 to 6, and she stopped taking insulin.” Another in his mid 30s had acquirted type 1 in his mid 20s and was getting 3 to 4 injections of insulin a day.toes in both feet had been amputated.eurological degeneration to his legs, paresthesia in arms and hands and had received one kidney transplant and the other was beginning to fail He took proteolytic enzymes for 6 months..circulation improved and he was saved from amputation of toes and foot, His need for insulin dropped to none, his neuropathy disappeared…his kidneys began to function again…his creatinine…went to normal. The last had been hospitalized and found to have a fbs of 1200
    and diagnosed type 1 In 2 weeks at the tree of life he was off all insulin and blood sugar below 85 all symptoms disappeared. In perfect health and diabetes free 2 years later a1c under 6 when it was 11.8 (source of these quotes and excerpts from book there is a cure or diabetes page 143-145) As I said the book is at many libraries on amazon and I can send interested people the attachment of these pages so they can read the whole thing plus the book is loaded with info and help.

    May I add had these 3 people not had the guts and determination and belief to look outside the box, had they believed their doctors and continued on their course, they would likely be dead now or missing more limbs or blind on dialysis etc. It is the people who go searching for their answers they cannot find in medical science and do the recommendations that pave the way for others. It is those who tried and yet died who showed healers like schulze what worked and what did not so eventually more and more
    Their courage in searching out answers when they were told there were none, their trust in believing their were answers, their willingness to do hard lifestyle changes and listen despite the fears and chastisements of their families, they are heroes…they showed others who would come behind them, it could be done. they listened to the small still voice inside that lead them.
    they trusted their instincts even if they stood alone. I have no doubt God lead them to the answers they prayed for. They looked for the opportunity and the doors and took them and walked in. they stood at a fork in the road and they could believe what doctors said that there was no cure, no hope that they would be dead in x number of days or months and could have given up but they when faced with the fork in the road did not turn away in unbelief and fear. they trusted they believed they tired..some failed but far more succeeded. those that failed, Dr Schulze said, always died in far less pain and suffering
    went peacefully when they went but most did not die…some went on to outlive their doctors..they recovered of incurable diseases that noone said they could ever recover from ..impossible cases and yet…tens of thousands beat the odds…now that schulze’s work is reaching so many more hundreds of thousands or more have recovered of nearly everything.

    Noone can guarantee but they can point the way and let people know in no uncertain terms that the odds can definitely be beat…if not this way then another.

    If it was me in your shoes. first I would thank god for the direction the universe placed you at to see this info and ask his continued help, I would work to let go of unbelief and turn to trust and hope and positive emotions. I would go to the tree of life & find out more or call them. I would get on what they recommend, I would only eat whole food vegan 100% raw with lots of juicing and green smoothies. I would diabetes herbs in the form of organic or wildcrafted tinctures (NO
    (NO herbs in capsules tinctures only)., I would eat low on the glycemic index with a low glycemic load adding lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar to each meal (this lowers the overall glycemic index/load of the meal). I would watch the full incurables save your life videos and the manual probably more than once. I would leave nothing out. also reading the books above and others like them and the hallelujah book for what foods are considered raw foods and other info. I would join a raw food group or a vegan group to be with like minded people and maybe learn from them. I would feel that trying and maybe winning would be a lot better than the effects of diabetes I might have down the road. I would also learn how to treat things associated with diabetes how to fix gangrene (see herballegacy), kidneys (curezone see kidney forum look for knowledge seeker’s advice..me) learn what to take for heart attack and heart attack/stroke prevention and get on some nervines, I would do the eye
    program in his chapter on eyes (use only organic herbs if making his eyewash formula and do the other things he recommends for retinopathy and other eye diseases). I would read books on the law of attraction and try to use that to keep my thoughts positive and my feelings good, I would start shopping health food stores and coops and farmer’;s markets and I would keep learning all I could. Most people are not going to do any of this..they prefer to stay in their old ways or do a few herbs and think that is going to work and when it doesnn’t think the fault if the herbs and not them for not doing enough. A person cannot usually cure a killer or serious disease without a dedicated and complete comprehensive health building program.. do that and there is an excellent chance people can find their miracle cure. You can pass the info by or you can start thinking an praying and doing. Your future might include terrible things or an ultra healthy life. Victoria Boutenko ignored her son’s
    doctors though she cried so much thinking of her son’s future and insulin the rest of his life, I am sure she must have been so scared the doctor would turn her over to children’s services as she had threatened to do and worried she might lose her son, but she bit down her fear, she researched as if her life depended on it and when she found the answers she did it. she talked of how hard it was to throw out the microwave and as a compulsive eater very overweight to throw out all the food, to eat mostly produce and greens and nuts etc and how her family struggled in the early days, but she did and they did it and the results were she lost over 100 pounds and got rid of the heart arrithymias that had killed her dad, her daughter got rid of severe asthma, her husband did not do the drastic surgery his doctor said without it he would be dead in 2 months and completely recovered and is alive today 15 or so years later and in tip top health and her son threw away his blood testing
    supplies and beat type one diabetes and is diabetes free today.

    Had she not tried I can only imagine where they would all be today.

    You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink..

    I person can stay where they are or try something different.

    there are no guarantees in life..but god said to trust him and he said I give you plants for your meat (food) and herbs for our medicine. He created no stoves and we are the only species that cooks our food and probably the least prone to diseases. We were meant to pick our food fresh and eat it unprocessed, to walk the fields…

    We can trust god’s way or man’s way…the one thing we know if that medical science has been wrong time and time again as they learn new things. You can trust some guy educated as he might be in disease and drugs or you can trust in God’s natural foods/herbs/nutrients/etc the sun the air the water and natures path. You can look for where he is leading you and find hope or you can demand guarantees
    and look for the negatives or you can cease the day..carpe diem as they say. It i you who lives with your decision. I can only give you what I know and have and have prayed for often…knowledge of how to help a suffering humanity.

    I cannot convince you or make you do anything you do not want to believe or do.
    but maybe others who sees this might see this and realize there are no coincidences in life. But the choices of if we see his aid in the voice or work of others or think we know it all etc is all ours and we live with whatever results from our choices. I hope someone sees this and tries it all and is helped..if not, I cannot control that. Even my spending all this time on this answer to address what you said is done out of caring though it may not seem that way. I am not perfect, but I know my heart is in the right place, that I have been blessed by god with a very good mind and hope that one day I see how I spent my time was not in vain for someone out there.
    sorry I made a lot of typing errors and got some words wrong making a few sentences not make sense but there is no way to edit it. Hope it is still fairly understandable like I said man is probably least prone to disease when I meant most prone and some errors like that. I was typing too fast

    • ANSWER:
      No problem ! I live THAT Life- already. So I KNOW it works for Me !! :)

  2. QUESTION:
    how to eat when you have type 1 diabetes?
    my husband was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. he is 24.

    can he eat the same things that type 2 diabetics can eat? we are new to this and i need all the information i can get. can anyone help? im really scared, upset and desperate at this point. i need information on what he can and cant eat and how to REVERSE diabetes. any advice anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been Type 1 diabetic for over 40yrs. and during that time, things have really changed. Your husband needs to see a diabetic nutritionist at the hospital, plus attend classes that are always needed for the new diabetic, as well as the old. These classes are held at a hospital, too. There isn’t a special diet for Type 1′s, although there was when I was first diagnosed. We can eat what you eat, but in more strict quantities. Each serving on his plate of vegetables, potatoes, and meat, should never be larger than his fist size. I was put on a 1500 calorie diet 20 yrs ago, but I don’t even think the nutritionists think that way, anymore. Remember fruit has its own natural sugars, so he needs to keep an eye out on his blood sugars after eating fruit.

      This diagnosis is enough to put him, as well as you, into denial. Please understand there are so many diabetics out there that struggle constantly with this disease. If he wasn’t given a blood glucose meter, you need to purchase one as soon as possible. Glucose strips can get expensive. I purchase mine online at http://www.healthwarehouse.com where they are the least expensive I have found.

      There isn’t a reversal of diabetes. There have been studies on cell transplants, but not to the degree of jumping up and down and declaring a cure.

      If your husband isn’t seeing an internist, I would make an appointment to see one, or an endocrinologist where he will be taken very good care of. You should also go with him, so that you can learn all you can about his health.

  3. QUESTION:
    How come I often hear that you can “reverse” diabetes but they also say there is no cure? What does this mean?
    I have pcos and am on metformin. I gained some weight recently and my blood sugar was high so I was put on metformin. I lost the weight and now my blood sugar is fine. I am still afraid of getting diabetes and was wondering if I am diagnosed with diabetes and I get my sugar level to drop to normal, then I won’t have diabetes anymore right? I am confused about this.

    • ANSWER:
      If you hear an advertisement trying to sell you something to “reverse ” or “cure” diabetes they are trying to sell you snake oil. Once you are type 2 diabetic you can control it with diet, exercise and possibly medications. However if you revert to eating a high carb meal it will show it self.

  4. QUESTION:
    reverse dog diabetes?
    This isn’t for one of my dogs, but one of my friends. This was the post she put on facebook today. I don’t know anything about dogs having diabetes, so I was wondering if someone else could help!!

    …months ago my baby bull/shiht Joey was diagnosed with diabetes. we have given him his insulin shots every 12 hours since the day of the diagnosis. physically he is doing a lot better (he is no longer obsessively thirsty, etc), but i think the diabetes is starting to take its toll… poor baby was near his water bowl today but couldn’t find it. and lately he is afraid to go up and down stairs, and i realize now it is bc his vision is getting worse and worse. is there ANYTHING we can do to reverse the process? or ANYTHING we can do to at least stall it so it doesn’t get any worse? any advise is welcome and much appreciated. i can’t bare to see my baby like this :*(

    Please anyone, if you have any advice that I can give her, please do. I couldn’t even begin to imagine if this was one of my babies. please help! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      unfortunately she needs to talk to her vet. I have a pup with diabetes and he just knows the lay out of our home. tell her to keep everything the same and stairs are not really an option due to blindness and decreased coordination. She may be able to change diet or add supplement but that is to be worked out with vet.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can you really reverse type II diabetes with diet and exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      Well . . . .yes and no.

      You absolutely CAN STOP the progress of the disease. if caught early, you can STOP the possibility of amputation, blindness, Heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, sexual dysfunctions, and . . . . .

      IF you grow the self-discipline to take your meds, follow your diet, get more exercise, and watch your weight, you can stop the disease from doing any more damage.

      If you can keep your blood sugars normal, than MANY of the problems will reverse themselves and go away. Your eyesight will improve, your sexual functions will get better, you will reduces your chance of stroke.

      But things like clogged arteries will requires special medication (like Plavix) to reduces the plaque buildup, and kidney disease is NOT reversible, at all.

      Generally speaking, if you keep your blood sugar normal, you can seriously reduce the amount of medications you take, and can often eliminate you need (now or in the future) for insulin.

      But if you do NOT follow doctor’s orders, you will DEFINITELY reduce your lifetime, and much of the life you have left will be of poor quality — setting in a wheelchair in a nursing home.

  6. QUESTION:
    can you completely reverse type 2 diabetes?
    i am overweight by like 70 lbs.. if i lose that weight, can i completely reverse my type 2 diabetes? or will i still have it?
    any ideas for how to lose that weight? (i also have PCOS)

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes cannot be cured. It also cannot be reversed.

      But it can be strictly managed so that blood sugar is at or close to non-diabetic levels.

      Cure/reversal means that you can eat a high carb meal and 2 hours later, have normal blood sugar. This is never going to happen.

      Well-controlled diabetes means that with a strict diet, you can still maintain normal blood sugars.

      So for example:
      Scenario 1 : You eat a high carb breakfast of muesli, wholegrain toast, bananas and orange juice. Two hours later, your blood sugar is 100. You do not have diabetes.

      Scenario 2 : You eat a high carb breakfast of muesli, wholegrain toast, bananas and orange juice. Two hours later, your blood sugar is 250. You have diabetes, and that meal was too high in carb for you. If you continue eating like this, your diabetes is uncontrolled and you will suffer diabetic complications.

      Scenario 3 : You eat a low carb breakfast of scrambled eggs with grilled bacon and coffee with cream but no sugar. Two hours later, your blood sugar is 120. Your low-carb meal has not raised your blood sugar. Your diabetes is under control.

      Losing weight MIGHT help some people to better control their diabetes but it will NOT reverse diabetes. 20% of all Type 2 diabetics are of normal weight.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you reverse the effects of Diabetes type 2 and stop taking insulin shots?
    I have type 2 diabetes, and just have started taking insulin shots. Is there any way I can get rid of type 2 diabetes and never have to take another shot again

    • ANSWER:
      You will never be RID of type 2 diabetes. But there may be a way to get off the shots.
      It requires Attitude and Dedication.

      Without it you will be shot bound for life.

      There are 4 key steps to controlling glucose levels :

      1) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.Exercise is Non-Negotiable !!!Thats why it is Number 1 on the list.
      2) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph… This is a great site for info
      3) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don’t need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.Also never ever take Onglyza or Januvia . They can can inhibit the bodys immune system and let cancer spread.
      4) Diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can’t count carbs so I use Mendosa’s Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      Take care

      TIN

  8. QUESTION:
    Can diabetics be vegetarians?
    I’ve never been a vegetarian before, and there are a few reasons why i want to do this:

    1. less insulin intake

    2. i’ll be healthier

    3. I’m 17 years old, i was diagnosed when i was about 4. i have to admit, i’m getting rather sick and tired of waking up almost every night because i’m low. i’m also tired of sticking myself with needles.

    See, there’s this place in Arizona that reverses diabetes naturally. I’m not getting my hopes up: I sent them an email, and they said that type 1 is a little harder to cure than type 2. The price is also about k, so I have to really save up for that…but i know full well that if i go to this place, then i will have to give up almost if not all of my favorite foods.

    So, would it be wise to become a vegetarian? If you curious, the link to the place i want to go is below:

    http://www.treeoflife.nu/reversing-diabetes/21-day-reversing-diabetes/

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can be a vegetarian

      The following is from the website of Joel Fuhrman, MD. He is in New Jersey and he uses nutrition to treat and prevent disease. He does not pretend to be able to cure type 1 diabetes but he can help you to reduce the level of insulin you may need. Perhaps he can help you. Start by reading his books available through this link on Yahoo! Shopping http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AjhPZ_vpjgTFLiOMler5AatGDSoD?p=joel+fuhrman&did=7

      …………………………………………………………………………….
      Type 1 Diabetes (childhood onset or juvenile diabetes)

      In Type 1 Diabetes, which generally occurs earlier in life, children incur damage to the beta cells in the pancreas, which produce insulin, so they have an insulin deficiency. About ten percent of diabetes is Type 1. Excess body fat does not cause this type of diabetes, and those with Type 1 diabetes always will require insulin to prevent serious hyperglycemia and life-threatening ketoacidosis.

      Diabetes Symptoms

      The most common symptoms for Type 1 diabetes (juvenile or child onset) include, but are not limited to, frequent urination and thirst, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. An immediate visit to one’s health practitioner would be advised.

      Conventional Care

      With conventional care, the long-term prognosis for a Type 1 diabetic is dismal. More than one-third of all Type 1 diabetics die before the age of fifty. However, it is not Type 1 diabetes itself that causes such negative health consequences. Rather, it is the combination of the diabetes and the typical nutritional “advice” given to these patients – advice that requires them to take large amounts of unnecessary insulin. The extra insulin and the high glucose levels raise lipids, accelerate atherosclerosis and damage the body. With this in mind, it should be clear that while the Standard American Diet (SAD), which has spread to all industrialized nations, is dangerous for everyone. It is particularly deadly for diabetics. In short, if you eat conventionally you die conventionally, but if you eat the Standard American Diet with diabetes, you will be committing to poor health with food at a much younger age.

      Live a Long and Healthy Life with Type 1 Diabetes

      Type 1 diabetics need not feel doomed to a life of medical disasters and a possible early death. With a truly health-supporting lifestyle, including real food designed by nature, even the Type 1 (childhood onset) diabetic can have the same potential for a long, disease-free life, like the rest of us. I find that when Type 1 diabetics adopt a high-nutrient, dietary approach, they can lower their insulin requirements by about half. They protect their body against the heart-attack, promoting effects of the American diet style. They no longer have swings of highs and lows, and their glucose levels and lipids stay under excellent control. Even though the Type 1 diabetic will still require exogenous (external) insulin, but by following my Eat To Live diet-style, they will no longer need excessive amounts of it. Remember, it is not the Type 1 diabetes that is so damaging, it is the S.A.D., the typical dietary advice given to Type 1s and the excessive need for large amount of insulin that is so harmful. It is simply essential for all Type 1 diabetics to learn about my dietary recommendations which can give them the opportunity for a long and healthy life.

      A Type 1 Diabetic Changes His Diet

      John Sermos was a 22 year old college graduate with Type 1 diabetes since the age of 6. He was five foot, eight inches tall and weighed 190 pounds. He was taking a total of 70 units of insulin daily. He was referred to my office by his family physician as he was having swings in his glucose levels, too high at times and at other times dangerously low. He also wanted to learn more about nutrition to improve his health and reduce his future risks from having diabetes. I was impressed by his intelligence and desire to change his eating habits to better his health. We spent lots of time discussing the typical problems that befall most diabetics, and I explained to him that using 70 units of insulin a day was part of the problem. I explained that if he follows my recommended diet-style he will stabilize his weight at about 145 pounds and he will only require about 30 units of insulin a day. With this lower level of insulin, to mimic the amount of insulin a non-diabetic makes in the pancreas, he can have a life without the typical health issues that befall diabetics. We cut his nighttime insulin dose down by ten units and his mealtime insulin from 10 to 6 as he began the diet. Over the next two weeks we gradually tapered his insulin and found that he only needed 20 units of Lantus insulin at bedtime and 4 units before each meal for a total of 32 units a day. Almost immediately, with my dietary recommendations, his sugars were running in the favorable range, and he no longer experienced dangerous drops in his blood sugar. He had lost 13 pounds over the first month and by month three weighed 167, a loss of 23 pounds.

  9. QUESTION:
    Want to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
    I go to church with a Doctor who works in Lifestyle health and he works on reversing type 2 diabetes. He has like a 90 something reversal rate. It is all in your lifestyle and how you eat. he also works on Cardio Vascular Disease. May be I can give you his imformation on monday let me know…

    • ANSWER:
      Just read on yahoo health that cutting out all meat & dairy products helps. Sorry but I’ve already deleted the complete info, but i’m sure you can find it.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can water cure diseases? Diabetes & Cancer cure? Controversial. What do you think?
    Pardon my English as a second language.

    The last three months have been the scariest time of my life. Super high blood pressure and pulse rate (even when resting). After 3 months of hell, multiple visits to the clinic, two ER trips (referred me to a cardiologist as my heart looked fine with high pulse rate), an IV did the trick. Just as I was about to leave the Er room the other day the doctor asked me if it hurt to urinate. I said “it burns” and he did urine tests. I was dehydrated. Well, my blood pressure stabilized overnight and the pulse rate is around 80 compared to high 100s before. I am able to sleep now. My skin was peeling off on my forehead (I though I had Aids or something :-) ) and for years I had some spots all over my body skin that appeared to be “herpes”. All that went away overnight. Now, if it could only reverse my diabetes type 2 I’d be in heaven. :-) I know guys, that’s pushing it…I know this topic is controversial in the medical community.

    Anyway, now I was reading about dehydration and high blood pressure/high pulse rate online and I came across the water-cure. They have books for sale on Amazon too by an Iranian doctor. Do you believe in the water cure? Can it really help heal some diseases? Has it cured your disease? I’m starting to think we are onto something here. What do you think?

    Tony
    For the record, I measure my blood sugar regularly and my blood sugar was not high, just my blood pressure and pulse. I did drink a lot of Diet Coke which has sodium in it) and not enough water.

    • ANSWER:
      If a water cure was the case there would definitely not be scientific research still underway for a cure for diabetes. Maintaining good glucose levels and preventing further glucose damage may be the best solution.

      If you would like to incorporate water into your diet. Drink 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces, daily. Example 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz. glasses and that’s how many glasses you will need to drink, daily. Use 1/4 tsp. of salt for every quart of water you drink. Use salt liberally with food. As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. These are diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to re-hydrate you.
      (USE Clean Water, Use non-refined, ocean salt ONLY )

      Adult-onset diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain’s priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes, only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse high glucose levels in adult-onset diabetes in its early stages.

      Not recognizing adult-onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body.

      Hope this helps.

  11. QUESTION:
    can diabetes be reversed with diet?
    My doctor thinks I could have diabetes and is doing blood work next week. My Dad and my maternal grandpa both have diabetes. I’ve heard you can control it with diet. Can you reverse it with diet, or is the genetic disposition overwhelming?

    • ANSWER:
      It has been shown in one study that a low fat, vegan diet has been able to “reverse” the symptoms of type 2 Diabetes. Two groups were taken, one was assigned the American Diabetes Assoc. diet and the other was assigned an unrefined, vegan diet. The vegan dieters had significant results when compared to even those on the ADA diet plan.

      http://www.pcrm.org/health/clinres/diabetes.html

      http://www.pcrm.org/health/diabetes/

  12. QUESTION:
    Can you reverse damage done by diabetes?
    Didn’t find out I was diabetic until I went into DKA and Im sure that caused damage and was just curious if the damage could be reversed?

    • ANSWER:
      generally, no. but this depends on your age, the length of time your blood glucose has been elevated, and the extent of any damage caused thus far. some minor vascular damage can be reversed. most kidney damage you wouldnt notice until far along in the disease progression. nerve damage, however, cannot be reversed. follow your treatment (diet, exercise, and medicine) and i doubt that any damage caused leading up to and during dka would be much of a concern. the best course for you is to prevent further damage by following your treatment.

      good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you reverse frequent urination caused by diabetes?
    My mother goes to the bathrooom every hour. What can help her. By the way, I’m not 100% sure she has diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing is to get her urine checked for a UTI. Second if you suspect diabetes then get her to a doc and get this checked out. She needs to find the cause of her frequent urination and get it treated.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do you believe natural detox is effective, and if so why?
    Its been said that detoxing your body naturally can rid your body of toxins, viruses & even cancer!
    So…

    Do you believe this is true? Why?
    Could natural detoxing actually be a “cure” for reversing cancer, diabetes, herpes or HPV?

    Thanks for reading & answering! :)

    • ANSWER:
      When you change your diet, you can reverse chronic disease. Raw food diets have shown amazing results with reversing diseases. Detoxing also has undeniable results. The show spa of embarrassing illnesses shows the proof of reversing chronic disease. One patient had 90% of his body covered with psoraisis. After the detox he lost three stone and was free of psoraisis. Psoraisis is stated to be incurable.

      Detox success stories >>>

      Food matters >>>

  15. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes!!!!! can I reverse it!?
    I am freaking out.I feel very weak when I do not eat and I am thirst all the time. Sometimes my hands shake if i don’t eat/ Serious answers only please. Also can you cure this without medications
    P.S it may be in my family

    • ANSWER:
      see a doctor !!! ask if they can test u for it
      hope ur ok x

  16. QUESTION:
    What do you think…diabetes or not?
    I got tested 3 weeks ago for diabetes along with other things and they sent me a letter a couple of days ago saying they want to see me sooner than expected and I’m kind of nervous. I’m 5’7 weighing almost 250 pounds and my father has along with his mother and some siblings has type 2 diabetes. I’m a terrible eater and I never exercise which is bad. The worst part is that I’m 19. SMH.

    Also why do people say their diabetes was reverse? I’ve learn a lot about this and it can’t be reverse. It’s weird when I see a weight loss ad or something and they say that. I know it can be controlled, even though I have little knowledge of how, I do know diet and exercise can help.
    As for symptoms I”m not sure. I know that sometimes people with type 2 diabetes never have any symptoms. My vision has gotten a little blurry but I wear glasses so it’s hard to tell if it’s a symptom or I need new lens. I do feel tingling through my legs and hands and fatigue. Over all I’m not exactly sure. : (

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes cannot be reversed, but sometimes after significant weight loss, Type 2s can be very well controlled without medication.

      If you are diabetic, the fact that you’re young bodes well for you. Also, the fact that you’re overweight bodes well for you, too. Some Type 2s are diagnosed at a normal weight, so weight loss really won’t help them control diabetes. Because you’re overweight, weight loss could actually really help you. Since you’re 19, you have probably caught this early. Early detection is really vital. You have that going for you.

      There’s no reason to panic. If you’re diabetic, then you’ll handle it. It’ll be terrifying and emotional at times–it was for me–but eventually you’ll just fall into a rhythm.

      I wish you all the best.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can pre-diabetes be reversed?
    If you’re considered pre-diabetic. Are you screwed or can this be reversed and how?

    • ANSWER:
      absolutely , eliminate sugar by trading it for Stevia extract you can buy at health food store

      it is naturally sweet herbal powder or extract , some packaged just like sugar .

      also eliminate all fruits except sour apples , add liquid vitamins eat more green veggies and you are set

  18. QUESTION:
    Diabetes Questions……?
    Okay I cant get my fasting test done till I am all done my anitbiotics. Then a week after that the doctor said to go and get the test done.

    But My question is , I drink water but not alot. I do drink lots of coffee though.

    I also hear you lose weight if you have diabetes, I havent.

    Also can borderline diabetes be reversed. I think I heard that once.

    • ANSWER:
      In order for diabetes symptoms to appear (excessive thirst, frequent urination, weight loss, etc.), blood sugar levels have to be running very high for a long period of time: 250 mg/dL+. As you hopefully know, you could have diabetes and not be that high… yet. Thus, it’s possible to be diabetic and not show any symptoms.

      The conventional diabetes wisdom is that once you have it, even if it’s “borderline,” you’ll always have it, but that you can control with diet, exercise, and weight loss alone the earlier you catch it. That’s more or less true.

  19. QUESTION:
    what is the main cause of diabetes and how can you reverse it.?
    www.drweil.com,www.mercola.com,www.naturalcures.com

    • ANSWER:
      The main cause is not eating healthy and being overwieght but sometimes its caused by a genetic abnormality that you can’t prevent at all.

  20. QUESTION:
    Hello can this be reversed.?
    I am curious, can type II diabetes be reversed with proper diet, excercise and weight reduction? or is it once your diagnosed with it , it’s with you for life? I’ve heard conflicting stories before on this. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      It can be reversed. My sister was extremely overweight. She was diagnosed with type II diabetes. After losing a lot of weight and taking care of herself with good diet and exercise, all symptoms of diabetes went away. She is no longer considered a diabetic and takes no medication for it.

  21. QUESTION:
    Daughter diagnosed with pre-diabetes? Is this right?
    Hi,
    On Friday my daughter went to get a physical at her doctors office and they told us she had “pre-diabetes”. She is only 10 and is not anywhere near overweight for her age. I thought pre-diabetes meant if you loose weight it can be reversed and not get full blown diabetes. But I just don’t understand how she could “reverse” it? The doctor barely told us anything about it. I am very concerned and wondering if maybe it was a wrong diagnosis. They had her do an OGTT and they said that confirmed it. I am really worried. My dad has type 1 diabetes and I really don’t want her to have to go through all he does. Thanks,

    • ANSWER:
      Since your family does have a history of diabetes this could be possible. My cousin that is also 10 has full diabetes. Her older sister does too. It comes from her mom’s side of the family but the other two kids do not have the diabetes.
      Pre-diabetes is when your daughters glucose level is higher than normal, but not enough to be called as diabetes. She probably has sugar a lot since she’s a little kid, I would reccomend that she stays off sugary foods for a while. She also is probably going to have diabetes when she is older.
      In the OGTT, a person’s blood glucose is measured after a fast and 2 hours after drinking a glucose-rich beverage. Normal blood glucose is below 140 mg/dl 2 hours after the drink. In pre-diabetes, the 2-hour blood glucose is 140 to 199 mg/dl. If the 2-hour blood glucose rises to 200 mg/dl or above, a person has diabetes.

  22. QUESTION:
    Has anyone with diabetes noticed if they eat certain food they have pain in their feet & other times they don’?
    I think someone who doesn’t have really bad damage to their feet can reverse the problems. I know I can start a food journal. I was wondering if anyone is more advanced in this than I am & would share what they have learned.

    If you are here to say that nothing will help, please don’t bother leaving your answer cause that is not the answer to my question. I want to know about what people have noticed or done to improve their health. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The same thing that is good for your feet is good for your eyes and your kidneys and your heart:
      Control your blood sugar.

      In terms of food, that means avoiding meals with high glycemic indexes and taking your medication properly.

      High glycemic index food will cause your blood sugar to spike up faster than your medicine (or naturally produced insulin) can control it. If you eat a cup of white rice, your blood sugar will spike. If you eat a cup of chicken, your blood sugar will not spike as high. The difference is glycemic index.

      Being more aware of what you eat and matching your medication to the amount you eat (especially if you take insulin) is important and useful. Be careful not to fall into magical thinking, where you start to form superstitions about what is or is not good for your blood sugar. A food journal can help with this because if your blood sugar goes high, you might remember the piece of candy that you ate, but you’ll forget the roasted potatoes. You’ll blame the candy, when really it was the potatoes that did it (a single sugar candy doesn’t contain enough calories to be a problem, and the starch in potatoes raises your blood sugar faster than pure glucose does). With a food journal, you will find the real culprit and better control your blood sugar rather than walking around thinking that everything is OK as long as you don’t eat a piece of candy.

      Edit: I just saw the other answer about Lyrica. Peripheral neuropathy is a result of high blood sugar, which damages the nerves. Medications such as Lyrica will control the pain, but do not stop the nerve damage. Controlling your blood sugar will limit the nerve damage.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are most instances of heart disease and diabetes preventable through diet?
    Over the past 30 years, incidents of type II diabetes has tripled in the US. Some researches claim that heart disease and type II diabetes are almost always the result of an unhealthy diet. They also claim that these diseases can be prevented and reversed through a healthy diet and moderate exercise.

    Do you agree?

    • ANSWER:
      I think that in most cases this is true, there are a few cases however like cancer where it just happens.
      I can see where some people sit at their desk jobs, eat donuts for breakfast, fast food for lunch, then have their 7 smoke breaks, eat red meat, love to have a 6 pack or two at night, and can’t understand why they are 30 pounds or more overweight, high blood pressure, etc….
      I wish the health insurance industry would treat them like car insurance, if your going to get into accidents, or if your not going to take care of your body, you pay extra.

  24. QUESTION:
    I’ve Just been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Can it be cured/reversed?
    I am only 33 years old and have just been diagnosed with Type II (March ’10). I am SO angry! I’ve lost over 20 lbs since the diagnosis with diet and exercise and I’m know at the right weight for my height. However, I’ve stopped working out 4 weeks ago but I’ve still kept my calorie intake within 1200 to 1500. I am now having symptoms again, but I am NOT over weight! What’s going on here? I’m going to get back in the gym today, meanwhile I am SO tired and sleepy after a meal that I swear the food was drugged. I’m tired of this disease ALREADY!!! I want it cured. Have you, or anyone you know, ever had this disease so under control that it didn’t show up on a blood test anymore? If so, HOW?
    I am not on medication.

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes cant be cured or reversed but it can be well controlled. you need to review with yr Dr to see if you need drugs which i strongly think you do becoz dietary means seem to have failed. poorly controlled diabetes quickly leads to complications- a thing which you dont like at yr age. also you shld be wary of getting into negative nitrogen balance by aiming at yr weight too much forgetting to control the sugar. EXERCISE IS VERY GOOD though. So see your Dr for proper advise and care

  25. QUESTION:
    Can all Type 2 diabetes be cured?
    Ok well for overweight T2′s I know that you can reverse it by eating healthy and doing all that stuff. But what about the T2′s that aren’t overweight? I’ve heard of T2′s that are healthy and skinny they just have genetics. Can they be cured? I know that T1 can not be cured yet because I am T1 but I was wondering about T2.

    • ANSWER:
      Neither type 1 nor type 2 diabetes can be cured. In any cases.

      Some type 2s are able to successfully treat their diabetes using diet and exercise alone, but this does not reverse their diabetes and is not a cure. If they do not consistently maintain a healthy lifestyle, their blood glucose levels will shoot right back up. However, treating with diet and exercise works just as well for skinny type 2s as it does for overweight type 2s.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you reverse eye cataracts?
    I have diabetes and I notice I’m developing cataracts in one eye. Can I reverse the process without going to surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      Cataracts cannot be reversed (irrespective of the cause), but the surgery that removes them is straightforward and safe today. It’s also elective, meaning that you only have to have surgery if and when you get tired of the cataracts. But they won’t go away once they are there.

  27. QUESTION:
    if your on the heavier side do you ever worry about diabetes type 2?
    im 33 and ive been overweight for a while , i have quite a big belly . im not massively obese or overweight but im quite heavy .

    ive was tested for diabetes early this year and it was clear , my urine was tested .

    i was tested last year via my blood and it was clear .

    i dont have any diabetes in my family but i know that doesnt matter .

    i joined the gym near me about a year ago and have been trying to attend at least twice a week building up to 3 times a week .

    going there using the treadmill which im good at , then doing a few weight machines , then down into the swimming pool to do as many lengths as i can manage.

    but ive not been to the gym for 4 weeks now because ive had a lot on my mind and a few other concerns , i also have an anxiety disorder so i lost focus for those weeks – but im trying to get back in the gym and step it up once more with my attendance .

    ive tried to cut back to on my takeaway food orders.

    im worried because earlier i saw a lloyd pharmacy advert warning of type 2 diabetes.

    the lady said ” are you getting older ? have a bit of a stomach ? , lack exercise ? – this could lead to type 2 diabetes but if caught early it can be reversed , call into are chemists and get tested and we can advise on how to reverse it ”

    this advert worried me . – i do plan to get into the gym soon back to at least attending twice a week , i plan to eat more healthily as sometimes im careless with what i eat.

    im panicking even though my diabetes tests so far have arrived back clear.

    i was just hoping for some reassurance really .

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The ads are correct — those factors do increase your risk of developing type II diabetes. But type II diabetes doesn’t develop overnight. You’re getting regular checkups, that’s good, and the checkups thus far have been clear, that’s good also, so you don’t need to panic. But if you don’t make the appropriate lifestyle changes (which it sounds like you have every intention of doing), then down the road the tests might one day come back NOT ok. It’s tough/impossible to predict who will develop diabetes and after how long, but there are good data supporting risk factor modification (overweight, inactivity, poor diet, etc). You seem to be right on track, or at least have a good plan of action, so continue to work with your healthcare team to make sure your plan is appropriate for you.

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you join National Guard if you have type II diabetes?
    I was told type 2 can be reversed….if so, even if it was a pre-existing condition and it no longer exists, could I still join?
    Pretty much what I just said above….

    • ANSWER:
      No you cannot. Diabetes is a disqualifier from military service as per AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness. I have outlined and linked it below:

      Chapter 2
      Physical Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction

      2–8. Endocrine and metabolic disorders

      b. Current or history of diabetes mellitus (250) is disqualifying.

  29. QUESTION:
    Help with planning my type 2 diabetes meal plan?
    I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes & fatty liver about two years ago. I’m only 16 now, so i was 14 back then. I was scared, so i just denied it and kept eating wrong. A few months back i got a health scare and changed my habits. When i decided to do that i weighed 340 pounds. Now, a mere 6 months later, i am down to 240lbs and am going to keep going until i am a normal weight. Here is my problem- I am severely limited to what i can eat(no pasta, rice, dessert, etc.) because of the Pre-diabetes and fatty liver that i am trying to reverse.I eat Whole-grain bread & pasta a lot as well, since they are healthy, and also i eat a lot of Chicken-but i can’t keep eating the same 3 or 4 things because it is driving me crazy having so little to choose from. What i want to ask all of you is this: Do you know of different meals that i can eat with peace of mind knowing that it is healthy and at least somewhat tasty?

    • ANSWER:
      Think veggies and fruits and legumes.salads, soups,samies on one slice low carb bread.
      You can enjoy meat and fish too.

      Here is a sample dinner menu :
      Protein of your choice – Grilled fish with tomatoes and onions and lemons .
      salad
      Piece of fruit.

      Before bed snack :Glass of skim milk and a fruit.

  30. QUESTION:
    In january i found out that i had high blood sugar level can i reverse it?
    I had my blood taken and my blood sugar came back a little high but it wasn’t enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. My dr had given me a diet sheet and said I can reverse it if I lose my weight. I never really followed it. This might be a silly question but can it still be reversible? I made an appointment for next week to check up on it but I’m impatient and nervous. Sometimes I get a little dizzy and blurred vision but that could be due to lack of sleep (my sleep schedule is during the day due to work, and I don’t sleep well as it is.) The past few days I finally have been watching my food intake and exercising. Please give me advice! Thank you!

    By the way I am 21 years old and have been struggling with my weight my whole life.

    • ANSWER:
      Did your doctor tell you you have pre-diabetes? If so, that is kind of misleading. Having pre-diabetes is like being partially pregnant.

      It means that you have a glucose metabolism problem.

      Diabetes cannot be cured. It also cannot be reversed.

      But it can be strictly managed so that blood sugar is at or close to non-diabetic levels.

      Cure/reversal means that you can eat a high carb meal and 2 hours later, have normal blood sugar. This is never going to happen.

      Well-controlled diabetes means that with a strict diet, you can still maintain normal blood sugars.

      So for example:
      Scenario 1 : You eat a high carb breakfast of muesli, wholegrain toast, bananas and orange juice. Two hours later, your blood sugar is 100. You do not have diabetes.

      Scenario 2 : You eat a high carb breakfast of muesli, wholegrain toast, bananas and orange juice. Two hours later, your blood sugar is 250. You have diabetes, and that meal was too high in carb for you. If you continue eating like this, your diabetes is uncontrolled and you will suffer diabetic complications.

      Scenario 3 : You eat a low carb breakfast of scrambled eggs with grilled bacon and coffee with cream but no sugar. Two hours later, your blood sugar is 120. Your low-carb meal has not raised your blood sugar. Your diabetes is under control.

      Losing weight MIGHT help some people to better control their diabetes but it will NOT reverse diabetes. 20% of all Type 2 diabetics are of normal weight.

      You have nothing to lose by losing weight. It is good to be at a normal weight.

      But many people are at normal weights when they are diagnosed with diabetes. My BMI was 23 when I was diagnosed.

  31. QUESTION:
    Pre-Diabetes/Glucose Intolerance?
    Okay so I have cystic fibrosis its a very uncommon ilness and it involves me to gain weight and stuff to keep my lungs healthy since I always get lung infections.

    Now while I was at my 4monthly clinic appointment they did something called Glucose level or something where they took my blood, got me to drink orange stuff and waited 2 hours to do my blood again.

    Now they say I have something like Glucose Intolerance where im higher then normal but not high enough to be diabetic. they want to give me a blood sugar monitor so I can see how my blood sugar is doing. Now I read you can reverse this most times if you change your diet and lose weight.

    Now I am 15 years old and 105lbs and with my Cystic fibrosis I CAN’T! LOSE WEIGHT I need to drink sodas and junk food to keep my weight up.

    Now I am in a bad situation. I cant change my diet and lose weight or my Cystic Fibrosis will be effected and I can’t eat sugar and junk food or I will get full diabetes.

    Can someone please help me? I am 15 years old with a disease that will make me die younger and now diabetes? I just hate my life right now. :(

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa down, hon!!! Yes, I had a couple of friends who had CF!! Life is rough without having diabetic threat added.

      Know that GTT is not the best way to diagnose Glucose Intolerance or Insulin Resistance either one. That is by blood draw for HbA1c.

      They would have had me standing in the middle of the room gagging up my tonails with that orangy junk.

      I understand that you cannot afford to lose any weight, but sodas and some other junk foods like Twinkies are not the best foods for helping to maintain weight. You might just be an ideal candidate for taking a tad of insulin to cover that sugar you are inhaling!!

      Insulin is the fat packer hormone of the body. It causes us to gain weight when it is being properly used by the bod. Too much causes weight gain, and that doesn’t have to be much at all.

      If you can drink stuff like milkshakes that would be much better for weight maintainance than sodas!

      Do understand that Glucose Intolerance causes some of us to lose weight no matter what we inhale to stop it!!!

      Read this site and see if you can get some useful stuff to discuss witht he doctor:

      http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes

  32. QUESTION:
    They say that Diabetes type II is a condition rather than a disease. Is this true.?
    They blame inactivity and overweight as the reasons. I can get readings of 4.5 or so after a heavy workout but wake up in the morning to 6.5 or so despite eating nothing. My diet is almost all protein – whey protein powder shakes, and some meat, some low carb veggies, and 1500 mg of Metaformin with a single pill of Januvia. I’ve lost so much fat I’ve got some loose skin. My life has become 90 min heavy weight / cardio work outs, full time job, so it pretty much sucks. I look much better really quick, but I’m a slave to everything. I’m not sure I can continue this for ever. I asked the doctor for the diet amphetemine “Phentermine (Ionamin)” but got refused. And I was told to follow the food guide, which I do, but in reverse LOL.(picture the food triangle reversed).

    I may have to ditch my job in order to concentrate on healthy living, but my extended family has the old country work ethic that you are better off dead than unemployed (???????). And getting a job in my area is next to impossible – maybe I’ll try for a medical sabbatical. When they discovered that my glucose was 30+ at times they were stunned, and the rumors of be being a substance abuser (I was always tired and groggy) immediately stopped and now I warn people about the hidden dangers of Diabetes, and regained my colleagues respect.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      crazyowl has provided a reasonable answer. Diabetes is most definitely a disease and not a condition. You seem to have type 2 diabetes. Your glucose readings are 4.5 to 6.5 mmol/L or 81 to 117 mg/dL. A non-diabetic’s fasting glucose is typically 3.9 to 5.6 mmol/L or 70 to 100 mg/dL. A non-diabetic’s post-prandial (after meal) glucose typically does not exceed 7.8 mmol/L or 140 mg/dL. Please note that I say ‘typically’ as there will be some variation from day to day. If your fasting glucose is 6.5 mmol/L or 117 mg/dL then your diabetes is not well controlled. Why is diabetes a disease? There is an approximately 10 year lead-in time of pathophysiologic damage prior to the glucose being consistently elevated in type 2 diabetes. The pathophysiologic flaws are many. Approximately 50% of the beta (insulin producing) cells of the pancreas have been destroyed by the time of diagnosis and there is an increased rate of beta cell apoptosis (cell death). The alpha cells of the pancreas also do not ‘read’ glucose levels correctly and this leads to inappropriate secretion of glucagon. Glucagon tells the liver to release glucose from its tremendous stores of glucose. Glucagon is not degraded as quickly in a type 2 diabetic due to a flaw in incretin mimetics. The stomach empties more quickly (at least early on) exposing the small intestine to carbohydrates prematurely. This leads to an increase in glucose excursion (the rise in glucose). The brain also loses its sense of satiety – the feeling that we are full and should stop eating. There is also insulin resistance most especially at the level of myocytes which are the primary utilizer of glucose although the brain is an obligate glucose consumer. There are other flaws as well. Obviously this is a disease and not a condition. Diabetes is also a progressive disease even when well controlled. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless.

  33. QUESTION:
    how to prevent Diabetes?
    I am worried that I am diabetic how can I prevent or can you reverse the illness?
    Im not overweight
    Thanks Mazhur so much info, I am not fat and never eat large meals just brown bread and stuff like that, do eat the odd choc so bit naughty .
    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      Julie P !
      Diabetes is a sugar disease. You can control it, even prevent it.

      I was diagnosed diabetic last year and have reversed the diabetes for more information visit my free website to help diabetics

      http://www.rediabetes.com

      The keys are these:
      Managing your Blood sugar (controlling sugar sources)
      Eating small portions instead of “filling up” at meals
      Keeping your bodyfat percentage down (obesity is a high risk factor)

      Diet
      There is no one magic diet that works for everyone. Nor is there a single diet that works best for one individual over a long time. Pay attention to your genetics, and to your ethnic group’s traditional foods. If you are African American, that does not mean overcooked vegetables or pork rinds. Such garbage came on the nutritional scene only recently, and is not a true ethnic food. The same is true for Italians who overdose on pepperoni pizza. Being Italian myself as, well as having enjoyed fantastic African cuisine, I can tell you there is a lot more to these diets than the recent introductions often associated with these cultural groups.

      Except for Eskimos and a few other highly specialized ethnic groups, all diets must adhere to the same few macronutrient rules. For example:

      Eliminate as many processed carbohydrates as possible.
      Don’t eat carbohydrates 2 hours before bedtime.
      Balance your fat/carbos/protein in a roughly 30-40-30 ratio (this is a guideline, not a hard and fast rule–it doesn’t work for everyone).
      Eat at least 5 or 6 small meals a day.
      Always eat a high-protein breakfast.
      Did you know that the peanuts offered on airlines are LESS fattening than the fat-free pretzels? It’s true. Stay away from fat-free foods–they make your insulin levels do a yo-yo, and that makes you put on fat. Yuck. Worse, it sets the stage for adult-onset diabetes.

      Do NOT eat white flour, bleached flour, enriched flour, or any other kind of wheat flour that is not whole wheat. The glycemic effects of such flours will work against you. Eat whole grain flours, and try to get a variety. Amaranth and soy are two good flours. Eat oat groats instead of oatmeal. In short, get your grains in the least-processed form you can. This holds true for everyone, regardless of genetics (unless you have a malabsorption problem). This one “trick” will help you keep your insulin level on an even keel, and that is paramount to diabetes prevention and management.

      What also holds true for everyone is: drink lots of water! Fill a gallon jug twice a day, and make sure you drink all of it. Once you get as lean as you want to be, cut back to a single gallon if you want to. For added fat loss, drink chilled (but not super cold) water. Sodas do not count. Such beverages are extremely unhealthy, for reasons I won’t cover here. However, I will say that if you want to get osteoporosis, soft drinks are for you. Soft drinks make for soft bones.

      Make sure to eat at least 5 or 6 small meals a day, rather than one big one. Doing so levels out your insulin and your blood sugar. Forget about that full feeling. If you find yourself overeating out of anxiety or boredom, fix the underlying problem — don’t add to it by poor eating!

      Exercise
      You need to build muscle and burn fat. How many lean, muscular people do you know with diabetes? OK, so listen! Live the lean lifestyle, and you will be way ahead in the diabetes game. See: Exercise!

      Walking is a great exercise. Do it every day, and you’ll raise your metabolic rate, as well as level out your blood sugar. This means you will burn extra calories even while you are sitting in front of your computer or sleeping in your bed! Look at the ways you save calories, and then spend them instead. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park away from the door, instead of up close. Use a pushmower instead of a riding mower. Pay attention to what you do and think of how you can burn more calories while doing it.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have the symptoms of diabetes ?
    Diabetes runs in my dad’s side of the family. Lately, I’ve been a bit paranoid of it. Tomorrow , I’m starting to watch the amount of sugar in the foods I eat. I’m scared I have the signs of it and I’m missing them or something . Can anyone tell me the signs and I’ll be sure to look out for them. And if I have any early signs, is there anything I can do to reverse it? And what may those things be? Any rude/negative comments made towards me or anyone else will be reported/deleted and the user will be blocked. Thank you for your time. :)
    By the way , I’m thirteen .

    • ANSWER:
      I am thirteen also with type 1 diabetes. If you have type 2 running in ur family… and you are not overweight then you dont have anything to worry about :)
      Make sure that you look out for the symtoms that the other people did a good job of telling you. I wouldn’t be too paranoid about it. If you catch it really early, you will be totally fine. You have nothing to worry about. Getting diabetes is a valid worry. It can be scary to think that you might get it. It’s not too bad. I wouldn’t worry about at all.
      Keeping track of the sugars that you eat now, i dont mean to be mean, but if you are going to get it, im sorry but it’s not going to do much for you. Just keep eating what you want because counting the sugars certainly will make you more healthy, but it wont do anything for the diabetes.
      One thing that you may look into with your family… if you really want to know right away if you are going to get it in your lifetime.. is an antibody test. You can talk about with your docter, but what it is. is a simple blood test and they do some labs on the antibodies in your blood and they can tell you in a few days if you are going to get diabetes in your lifetime or not. :) It’s a quick way to know if you want to know right away. Hope I helped
      :) good luck

  35. QUESTION:
    Sleep deprivation-diabetes?
    I read that sleep deprivation can lead to insulin resistance. I know that being sleep deprived doesn’t automatically, make you insulin resistant but that enough can make a significant difference. I was wondering…if you missed a lot of sleep but then you got back on track, would you reverse the resistance you had begun to develop or is it non-reversible? I’m not talking about complete insulin resistance. I’m talking about the gradual resistance you develop over time from not sleeping right.

    • ANSWER:
      I should imagine that like the type2 diabetics that tend to be insulin resistance it may be able to be controlled but not reversed. but that is only what I should imagine. They do say it is hard to catch up on sleep once you are sleep deprived.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is it too late to reverse my husbands eating habits.?
    My husband is 22 years old is 6’2 and weighs about 256, diabetes runs in his family both his father and grandfather have type 2 I believe it is. My question is can I get my husband on the right eating track along with exercise, if so any suggestions. He is willing to try he called me today and almost made me cry because he said he wants to be there when our daughter graduates and has children of her own but if he keeps up where he is he might not make it. Any suggestions would be very helpful we are very good with vegtables and fruits in our diets but I am wanting to get him on a diet of no more than 2000 calories a day, also what exercises would be good (mind you we live in arizona and right now it is about 114 out on average) inside exercise activities would be great. Thanks to all in advance.
    I am pretty sure I heard on the news that these acai pills or whatever they are causes damage to the internal parts of ones body and I would much more perfer natural methods please until all else fails I would like to have him work for it. Also anybody know what weight range he should be in?
    I will sacrifice as much as I can myself however I am almost 6 months pregnant and a bit underweight so its not going to be so easy, and I in general am a health feak and am in for the most part good health.
    Thank you everybody for your advise I am really ready to help him with all of my being, now if I could only get him to take his vitamins lol.

    • ANSWER:
      i’d suggest checking out www.gymamerica.com they have a fitness/nutritional package that works well you even get like a free week or 10 days or somethin….it works for me so far i been usin the place for like 2 months almost

  37. QUESTION:
    3 Diabetes Questions About MicroAneurysms, Normoglycemia, and Insulin Pump?
    I have 3 question about diabetes, that I reall need help with:

    1. In diabetics (well in any person), can microaneurysms in the eye can be reversed or improved?

    2. How can someone who usually have fluctuationg blood sugars obtain normoglycemia, and is there any medication (beside insulin or the insulin pump) that can help with that?

    3. If someone who is very active (sports, dance, etc), has the type of blood sugars that is better suited for an insulin pump, is there any other alternative option besides the pump that does the same thing, but
    dosent have the big bulky equipment that is required to be carried around for it to work?

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you be “undiagnosed” with diabetes?
    In 2007 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by the VA hospital in my area. My blood sugar was running at just over 200 the day I got tested. In the past three years, without taking any form of medication, my blood sugar has never come back higher then 145. When I oriiginally got diagnosed I was leading an extremely unhelathy lifetsyle, eating fast food pretty much three meals a day and drinking 2-3 times a week. I am currently trying to get a job overseas and I read that diabetes is an automatic disqualifier for overseas contractor jobs, but since I have been running a good blood sugar number I am curious if the diagnosis can be reversed.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes can be kept under control but it will never go away.

      Go back to eating a high-carb diet and you will see your numbers shoot up again.

      BTW, 145 is not exactly a normal number. Non-diabetics would rarely go past 140.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can Psychologists explain to Christians how Jesus cleans our blood with endorphin hormones?
    If one finds a snake in the pocket the brain invokes the condition of fight or flight.Adrenaline hormone is released into the blood.The heart beats faster to increase flow of blood.The lungs breath faster to provide oxygen to combine with glycogen in the blood to release exra energy.After escaping danger endorphin hormone is released into the blood to provide extreme happiness to reverse the situation. Adrenaline is also released if one keeps anger, hatred, revenge, pride and folly (Mark7:6-23) that can result to high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, unhappiness, enemity,etc. To prevent that: Forgive those who sin against you (Matthew 18:21-22).Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you (Matthew 5:38-41).Love your enemies (Matthew 5:43-44)etc. which removes adrenline and increases endorphin hormones to purify the blood. Maslow’s highest human need is service to the poor which leads to transcendence.Can Psychologists explain to Christians how the teacings of Jesus clean our blood?

    • ANSWER:
      You are in the wrong class room, religion and theology is 3 doors down, better hurry you are going to be late.

  40. QUESTION:
    Nutrition and health questions?
    1.
    Heart Disease is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States.
    A) True
    B) False
    2.
    Obesity only affects adults.
    A) True
    B) False
    3.
    The purpose of glucose in the blood is mainly to transport the sugar to individual cells.
    A) True
    B) False
    4.
    Diagnosing insulin resistance is done with an oral glucose tolerance test.
    A) True
    B) False
    5.
    Gestational Diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs in some women during pregnancy.
    A) True
    B) False
    6.
    There is no way to reverse the disease process if you have Type 2 diabetes.
    A) True
    B) False
    7.
    Obesity can be associated with which of the following illnesses?
    A) Arthritis
    B) Sleep disturbances
    C) Cancer
    D) All of the above
    8.
    Obese individuals should follow all of the dietary guidelines, which include all of the following EXCEPT?
    A) Eat a diet high in whole grains and fiber.
    B) Avoid eating fruits.
    C) Limit the amount of fats consumed.
    D) Eat a variety of vegetables.
    9.
    It is recommended that children and teens get a minimum of how much exercise?
    A) 15 minutes of exercise per day.
    B) 30 minutes of exercise per day.
    C) 200 minutes of exercise per day.
    D) 60 minutes of exercise per day.
    10.
    For adults, obesity is defined as
    A) Weighing more than you height in inches multiplied by 2.
    B) Being over 200 pounds.
    C) Being at least 20% over one’s ideal body weight.
    D) All of the above
    11.
    Which of the following are broken down into glucose that is then used to fuel the body?
    A) Vitamins
    B) Minerals
    C) Carbohydrates
    D) All of the above
    12.
    Which of the following is the CORRECT insulin chain of events?
    A) Food Eaten -> Insulin released by Pancreas -> Insulin binds to Endothelium -> Endothelium releases Nitric Acid -> Blood vessels widen -> Nutrients distributed to individual Cells
    B) Food Eaten -> Nutrients distributed to individual Cells -> Insulin released by Pancreas -> Insulin binds to Endothelium ? Endothelium releases Nitric Acid -> Blood vessels narrow
    C) Food Eaten -> Insulin released by Pancreas -> Endothelium releases Nitric Acid -> Insulin binds to Endothelium -> Blood vessels widen -> Nutrients distributed to individual Cells
    D) Food Eaten -> Insulin released by Pancreas -> Insulin binds to Endothelium ? Blood vessels narrow -> Endothelium releases Nitric Acid -> Nutrients distributed to individual Cells
    13.
    All of the following individuals have insulin resistance. Which individual is making modifications to help reverse insulin resistance?
    A) Pete is reducing his carbohydrate intake to 30-45 grams per meal.
    B) Kate is beginning an exercise program.
    C) Fred is taking a medication prescribed by his doctor.
    D) All of the above
    14.
    Insulin resistance can lead to problems with which of the following?
    A) Blood pressure
    B) The ovaries
    C) Coronary artery disease
    D) All of the above
    15.
    Which of the following describes diabetes mellitus?
    A) It is a condition in which one has persistent hyperglycemia, which is having too much glucose in the blood.
    B) It is a condition in which one has persistent hyperglycemia, which is having too little glucose in the blood.
    C) It is a condition in which one has persistent hypoglycemia, which is having too much glucose in the blood.
    D) It is a condition in which one has persistent hypoglycemia, which is having too little glucose in the blood.
    16.
    All of the following describe Type I diabetes EXCEPT?
    A) Type I diabetes is an auto-immune disease.
    B) Type I diabetics must treat themselves by providing regular insulin injections.
    C) Type I diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.
    D) Type I diabetics must balance the amount of insulin given with the food they eat or hypoglycemia can occur.
    17.
    Plaque build up and narrowing of the arteries that increases the risk for a heart attack is known as ______________.
    A) Diabetes mellitus
    B) Coronary artery disease
    C) Hypoglycemia
    D) Insulin-resistance
    18.
    Dan is a diabetic. He is sweating, shaking, and having problems concentrating. What is causing this condition and how can you help treat it?
    A) Hyperglycemia- give him a simple sugar such as orange juice.
    B) Hyperglycemia- give him an insulin injection.
    C) Hypoglycemia- give him a simple sugar such as orange juice.
    D) Hypoglycemia- give him an insulin injection.
    19.
    Initial symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include which of the following?
    A) Fatigue
    B) Intense craving for sweets
    C) Weight gain
    D) All of the above
    20.
    Long term consequences of diabetes include all of the following EXCEPT:
    A) Kidney problems
    B) Improved vision
    C) Heart disease
    D) Nerve damage

    • ANSWER:
      1a
      2b (it affects children also)
      3b (insulin is what delivers glucose to the cells)
      4a
      5a
      6b
      7d
      8b
      9b (could be d)
      10c
      11c
      12c
      13d
      14d
      15b
      16c
      17b
      18a
      19d
      20b

  41. QUESTION:
    I’m 22 yrs old and 104 lbs but my doctor says that I’m pre-diabetic :(?
    type II diabetes :(
    i had a blood test done for fasting insulin . the normal range is supposed to be between 5 and 11 and mine was 31 !! this means im insulin resistant (pre-diabetes)
    i do have a major sweet tooth. i ,love carbs too. i can eat a whole chocolate cake or a whole pizza or half a tub of ice cream at one time. i usually eat froot loops or cocoa pops for breakfast and lots of candy bars during the day. my mom makes dinner (the only healthy meal). i also get no exercise whatsoever… im the laziest person i know.. i always thought i was pretty healthy because i was skinny. but i do have some diabetic symptoms.. i feel tired most of the time, i get dizzy if i skip a meal, i have to pee half an hour after i drink a glass of water.. but apprently i dont have diabetes yet because my blood sugars are normal. i have a family history of it . three out of four of my grandparents have it… so is there anything i can do to reverse insulin resistance? will diet and exercise be enough? will i get diabetes no matter what i do? because im already pre-diabteic. how can i stop it? if i dont do anything about it, when will i get diabetes? will i need medication? also, if im so unhealthy, how come im not overweight?? i thought that was a warning sign for diabetes.. help !!!!
    thank you so much in advance, appreciate it :)

    • ANSWER:
      It is all that sugar. Our food supply has drastically changed in the past forty years or so. Between 1970 and 1990, fructose consumption increased over 1200%. The average per capita consumption is 100 grams per day and 25% of Americans average over 150 grams per day.

      The American Diabetes Association says that genetics are a part of it, but that genetics only seem to matter if you adopt the western lifestyle. What is so special about the western lifestyle? Diet.

      The number one source of calories in America is fructose. We used to be told that all sugars are the same. Recent research has shown that this is not true. Most sugars are metabolized in the intestines, but fructose has a special pathway. It is sent directly to the liver to be metabolized (Detoxed?) like a poison. Some of the products of that metabolism are:

      Uric Acid. Damages kidneys, raises blood pressure.
      Fat Globules. Causes fatty liver disease and abdominal fat.
      Triglycerides. Raises blood fat, stored as fat.
      SDLDL Cholesterol. The Cholesterol that causes arterial plaque.
      Insulin Resistance. Causes high blood sugar levels.
      Leptin Resistance. Fails to notify brain that you have had enough to eat.
      And more.

  42. QUESTION:
    heart disease, bypass not an option?
    my mom has had 4 heart attacks in less than a year. she has had three stents put in, two in the same artery,and now that same artery is 100% acclusive and they will not fix it. she is an overweght 46year old smoker with diabetes. her first heart attack was when she was 32 and it did damage to her heart, but all of the others since have been more mild.

    heart deises runs really bad in my mothers family. my grandmother under went a triple bipass when she was in her early 50s and she is now only 64 and is the oldest living woman my family has ever seen.

    my question is, my mother is now doing chelation therapy to help with the harding of her arteries. is this going to work? how much longer will she live? Should we have hope? Can it reverse what is already so far gone? just anything that you know about this and how it works would be appecated. i have looked it up and found some things but would like to hear from someone in same situation or a dr.
    thank you in advance for listening to my story or answering my question if you can. i think i just needed to purge some stuff.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there, First all, I’m no doctor. I do believe that anyone that responds to your question should have the sensitivity to know what their talking about such as a doctor. None of these people can tell you about your mothers heart condition or what the future holds for her. I personally think you just need to vent a little and that’s a good thing. And to those who judge others for smoking and having diabetes, please stop. I’m sure you all do a little somethin’, somethin’ you shouldn’t do…… get off the soap box people! I truly hope your mom gets better and lives a long, healthy life :) Also you said heart disease runs in the family. Even with the diabetes and smoking her heart attack risk is high. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not pro smoking at all but maybe that is her way of coping with the previous deaths and grim outlook about her own odds of dying young. No one knows what your mother has gone through and I don’t think that judging helps at all. Once again, I wish you and your mother the very best. :)

  43. QUESTION:
    which is more seiour? is type 1 or type 2?
    i have a friend who has to inject herself before eating her meal because she has diabetes but she didn’t tell me it’s type 1 or type 2 diabetes so I did not keep asking her about it. can you tell me her condition type 1 or 2. Is type 1 more serious then type 2 or reverse. can I buy her cinnamon? does it help? Thanks
    which is more serious? is type 1 or type 2? thanks
    my friend is in her 50′s

    • ANSWER:
      The two most common types of diabetes mellitus are called type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, resulting in an insulin deficiency and abnormally high levels of blood glucose. A person with this condition usually has symptoms beginning in childhood or adolescence.

      Type 2, on the other hand, usually appears in overweight or obese adults. This results from insulin resistance (a condition in which the body fails to properly use insulin), combined with relative insulin deficiency. Almost all people who develop type 2 diabetes have a condition called prediabetes first. This condition used to be known as “impaired glucose tolerance” or “impaired fasting glucose.

      Persons with either type of diabetes benefit from exercise. However, the most dramatic benefits occur in people with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. Without lifestyle changes, most people who have prediabetes will progress to type 2 diabetes within 10 years. But by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly so as to maintain a healthy body weight, many times type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented. Exercise is a vital part of diabetes treatment. It can lower the level of glucose in the blood and may also:

      1) help the body make better use of its food supply
      2) allow the body cells to better use insulin and glucose
      3) aid a person in losing excess weight
      4) improve blood circulation throughout the body
      5) increase the heart’s ability to pump blood
      6) lower high blood pressure
      7) help a person feel better physically and mentally

      A recent study showed that walking briskly for only 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week greatly reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.*

  44. QUESTION:
    Ankylosing Spondilitis and injury?
    I injured my sacro-iliac joint in a heavy lifting incident 12 yrs ago. It wasn’t treated properly, got worse over the years. I had extreme ongoing stress.
    I began having many more symptoms. I was told I had fibromyalgia. I was later tested + on the AS bloodtest, but not diagnosed.

    I see a Dr and PT for the SI problem.He says it’s too far gone to reverse damage, gain much mobility/ lessen pain. They’re not sure why PT isn’t helping; I feel worse. I began having new symp, excrutiating AM pain/stiffness. They haven’t mentioned AS

    My question: I’ve been told SI injury then much stress can trigger and LEAD to fibormyalgia and LEAD to A.S.True? I can’t find any info on this anywhere.

    I’m a nurse, and I do understand you can be genetically susceptible to autoimmune diseases like this, and environmental componenets contribute also.This applies to almost all diseases.Cancer, high BP, heart disease, diabetes all are related to family history, lifestyle, environmental componet.
    Thank

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, there is research that says that stress and/or injury can lead to FMS.
      I have not heard that A.S. is caused by stress. They don’t really know yet what causes those that are HLA-B27 positive to end up with A.S.
      FMS will not show up in blood work.
      A.S. will show up. You should have elevated levels of inflammation in your blood if you have A.S.
      Many FMS patients are like me in that they were “overachievers” and in a high stress job. I happen to have a dual diagnosis of Primary A.S. with Secondary FMS. You can read more about that at Men Surviving FMS. www.devoted.to/mensurvivingfms .com.
      Also, A.S. generally doesn’t cause too much problems in females. The gene is passed down through them and their male children are likely to have it. My Mother has A.S. and her father had it as well. My Mother is not very ill from it but does have some SI and neck issues from it.
      Good Luck.

  45. QUESTION:
    can i get some feedback on this?
    i had to write a persuasive letter to “my local legislator” about stem cell research and why a bill should be drafter in favor…..
    HERE IT IS:

    I am writing this letter because I strongly believe that new legislation should be passed to promote stem cell research. Stem cells are very unique. They have the remarkable potential to develop into any type of cell found in the body. Being a politician yourself, I’m sure you have heard of much controversy surrounding stem cell research. But the truth is, all the fuss isn’t over the actual research being done. Most people are against the method of obtaining the stem cells that are used in the research. Many times, the stem cells are taken from embryos that are left over after in-vitro fertilization procedures. Although, I like many other believe that life begins at conception, I do firmly stand for the benefits of stem cell research. At this time you may be asking yourself, how that is possible. You may be thinking I am a total hypocrite. But, I assure you that I am not. Simply put, there are other methods of obtaining the stem cells needed for the research. Alternative sources of stem cells include umbilical cord blood, amniotic fluid, and bone marrow. These methods would not interfere with the lives of helpless beings but would still provide the much needed stem cells to pursue further research. I’m sure that you may still have your doubts, so I would like to briefly mention the extensive benefits that come with stem cell research. Stem cell treatments can treat brain damage, cancer (especially brain tumors which are otherwise nearly incurable), spinal cord injuries, heart damage, haematopoiesis (blood cell formation), deafness, blindness and vision impairment, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Graft vs. host disease, neural and behavioral defects, diabetes, infertility, and orthopedic conditions. Stem cells treatments can also help heal wounds, reverse baldness, and regrow missing teeth. As you can see for yourself, the list of things that can be cured through stem cells is quite extensive. I would like to end my letter by mentioning that there is also much unnecessary controversy surrounding the costs behind stem cell research. Nonetheless, I would still like to encourage you to do your best to pass a bill promoting stem cell research because all the skeptics behind this study do not understand that these benefits outweigh any risks. Anyone who doesn’t believe in stem cell research doesn’t fully comprehend that through this people who would have died can live. And if you worried about economic uncertainties behind stem cell research think about all the unnecessary things that are currently being funded. But can you really put a price on a persons life?

    CAN YOU LEAVE ANY FEEDBACK TO HELP ME MAKE IT BETTER? THANKS =)

    • ANSWER:
      Most people know about adult stem cell research. I am not sure what bill you are talking about, but adult stem cell research has NEVER been an issue as far as legalities or finances or morality is concerned. Virtually everyone supports adult stem cell treatment except those who dont support western medicine as a whole. So, if you are wanting a bill drafted in favor of adult stem cells, its a moot point.

      Basically, your letter sounds good, other than that. Although, you need to check your sources for the diseases you listed. Some of those are ONLY in clinical trials with stem cells, some of them havent made it out of lab testing with animals, and some of them arent doing so well. Also, make sure your sources are reliable. There are a whole lot of people saying they can do more than they really can with stem cells, and some people who are running scam treatments that arent really treatments at all.

      But, I think you yourself are missing some information. You dont directly say it, but you seem to be in support of adult stem cell research to the exclusion of embryonic, and that adult stem cell research is just SOOOOOOOO good.

      Let me tell you how good it is. After 100 years of research and 50 years of publically available treatments, an overwhelming amount of the diseases that can be treated (like 90%) use the same exact treatment. A bone marrow transplant.

      A bone marrow transplant is a stem cell treatment (the first stem cell treatment, actually) because it is the hematopoetic (blood) adult stem cells in the marrow that make the transplant work. The same type of stem cells are also in the circulating blood and cord blood, and the stem cells from those locations can be used instead of marrow in the transplant. In some areas, the transplant is mostly done with circulating blood. Cord blood is in use, but it introduces a few complications that arent there with the other two sources. Marrow is still used primarily in some areas of the world, and at least occasionally for certain cases every where else.

      Because the bone marrow transplant replaces the immune system and blood system, it is quite versatile. It can treat most of the blood cancers (leukemias, lymphomas, and myleomas… that right there accounts for about 30-40 of the 70-100+ diseases adult stem cells can treat). It can treat many non cancerous blood diseases. It can treat several auto immune diseases. It is used to strengthen or restart the immune system to help fight other cancers…. or repair the damage to the immune system the chemo and radiation used in the treatment caused to the person going through treatment.

      Let me tell you about bone marrow transplants….
      -it took over 50 years to have one succesful transplant over 50 years after that first succesful transplant, almost half of the patients who go through it die before they know if it even worked.
      -About 2/3 of the people who need a bone marrow transplant cant get it because they do not have a matched donor. Using your own stem cells is a possibility in some cases (and is the main selling point behind private cord blood banking), but in a majority it is impossible and in the cases it is… it leaves a high chance or relapse
      -The transplant and all the post care involved racks up a phenomal cost…. My total costs are over a million.
      -The transplant uses high dose chemo and full body radiation that put the patient at significantly higher risk of cancer – including many of the cancers the transplant is used to treat
      -The patient is off work for a min of a year, and for many its a lot longer.
      -There is a list a mile long detailing the side effects both long term and short of the transplant
      -You listed gvhd as a disease that can be treated with stem cells… its treated with the bone marrow transplant, the donor MUST be the same donor as the other organ, and they are still at risk of developing gvhd all over again.

      I have had a bone marrow transplant. It saved my life. I fully support the continued use and research of adult stem cells.

      But their limited success thus far does NOT warrant the exclusion of embryonic.

      If you are against embryonic for morality reasons, that is your own personal opinion. But people need to drop the faces and quit talking adult stem cell research up like its absolutely perfect and causes no harm whatsoever. People need to drop the faces and quit pretending that all these advancements were made in the last 10 years… It has taken adult stem cells over 100 years to get to where they are, and we still havent even scratched the surface.

      At most we only have 50 years of information on adult stem cell treatments on humans. That is not nearly enough to brand it as completely safe.

      In my situation, it was a life or death decision, so ofcourse the benefits outweighed the risks, because I was going to die anyways. But there are many people going through these treatments that ARENT in that situation, and the reality is it might NOT be worth the risk for them. But there is so much misinformation about it, that they think its completely safe.

  46. QUESTION:
    PLEASE help if you know about this:?
    I have type 1 diabetes. Several years ago I had a hypoglycemic reaction and went into a coma and was not found until 7 1/2 hours later. To make a long story short–I have been told I had some front temporal lobe damage to my brain (area of inhibition control) causing some behavioral changes and possibly contributing to a mental health diagnosis of depression. I was told nothing can be done at this stage to help reverse damage and changes to personality (although meds for depression are helpful). For a lot of reasons this has been VERY emotionally painful to me. Please no jokes or insults. Does anyone know of anyone who has had success with dealing with this type of brain injury resulting in behavioral/personality changes, or a good physician who has dealt successfully with this?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve heard a lot about this…and I’m extremely lucky that my hypoawareness is really strong. Here is an article that touches on the subject of lobe damage, perhaps you could locate e-mail for one of these docs? Keep up the meds, sounds like they are helpful. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/cgi/content/full/28/11/2771

  47. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me reword this?
    This is the first part of my introduction paragraph for my term paper. I was wondering if there were any suggestions someone could give me. Is there anything that sounds strange? Are there certain sentences that can be made longer in any way?

    Heart disease. Diabetes. High blood pressure. Arthritis. These are few of the complications that result from obesity. There are, however, ways to reverse to effects of obesity. Weight loss can be attained through many different means. Many assorted diets are existent. Exercise plans can help get one’s body into shape. An overweight person may receive a prescription from his or her doctor for weight loss medication. There are even various surgeries available…….

    And thank you in advance; any outsider’s opinion could help me greatly.

    • ANSWER:
      Just give it to ‘em straight baby. Drop it like this:
      “You fat pathetic basterd! Are you eating again? Stop eating you fat pig. Don’t you know ur gonna eat ur dum azz to death? You must be on a seafood diet because when you see food you eat it! You not really fat you just got a weight problem…you can’t wait to eat……….”

  48. QUESTION:
    17 year old with many endocrine problems? prepare to be baffled help?
    Ok so im 17 5’10″ 210lbs
    symptoms:
    Fatique
    Hair Loss
    Access body hair
    Acne
    Weight gain and not being able to lose ( im very active! i did 2 seasons of rowing [crew] including winter conditioning 6 days a week and still GAINED)
    Memory loss
    Abnormal menstrual cycles

    :…..i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at the age of 12. The cheif of endo. at the childrens hospitil told my mom that he would NOT put me on anything untill my whole thyroid stopped functioning totally…well my mom wasnt going to let that happen. years past as some stressful events happened… so now being 17 my mom and i have made it a mission to figure this out!

    starting about a year ago my doctor put me on Amour Thyroid. Did nothing! Felt no different and actually GAINED 13 pounds! went to a new doctor and she told me i was on the highest does of amour she had ever seen (13 3mg pills a day). she took me off amour thyroid and wanted to see if my body would react to synthroid. Nothing. Then she ordered a blood test for thyroid antibodies. Highest numbers of antibodies she has ever heard of. So she put me on a reverse T3 pill and a low does of synthroid….NOTHINGG….ive been doing some research and i had a bad head injury when i was 8 and ive recently (for the past 6 months or so has been experiencing memory problems. like i cant remember conversations with people or what i did the day before.) soo i was thinking something might be up with my pituitary gland or something that might be giving me these problems?

    now, she also did a full hormone work up. High testosterone and messed up incline levels and resistance.
    which was a perfect match to poly cystic ovarian syndrome. im going to talk to her about looking into treating this next time i meet with my doctor…next week….i know this can be treated with “the pill but i dont want to gain any more!! im sooo frustrated. i also heard of people taking diabetes meds? has anyone had any luck with treatment? I want to lose weight and feel healthy.
    Its been a long battle with losts of false hopes……you dont know how many times i was told ” once you start taking this you will feel amazing and the weight will just fall off”!

    • ANSWER:
      You can have PCOS, and also other issues.

      I understand the frustrations. I had (have) thyroid issues, PCOS, and had pituitary issues to boot and it always seems that as soon as the docs found one issue that they would stop and feel that this is it, when er, dude, um, they seemed not to see that the symptoms and all were still there. Like a band aid on an amputation, so to speak.

      I ended up with two pituitary tumors – which was something they also could not deal with after all, the symptom overlap was a nightmare for me, and they said it could not exist.

      Your instincts are correct. The pill just would muddy the waters – so find a competent doc who would be a neuro-endo and get some real help. It may take a while to find him/her.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can you call yourself American and still fight against health care?
    This is like people in the straw house not wanting to move into the brick house, or maybe some kind of Stockholm Syndrome. Since when do we rally and protect the insurance industry? When on the other side is a black man. It’s all about race, and in some people it may even be largely unconscious.
    I think we have been entranced by the cute little critters and cartoon characters we have come to know as drug ads. Meanwhile big pharma is providing youngsters with antidepressants that when ceased, exacerbates original symptoms so much worse it has provoked the majority of school shootings and countless suicides. Instead of educating Americans to eat healthy and avoid the pills big pharma is peddling, the FDA permits synthetic food like substances to be misrepresented as sustainable and sold cheaply. At the same time an exorbitant price is put on natural foods and anything not genetically altered or irradiated. Meanwhile the general public gets sicker and attorneys get richer filing class action suits for 1 800-bad drugs. You don’t see a pattern here? Why are you so fat? In America there is a 8 in 10 chance I am talking to you. Why do your children have ADD or autism? Why do you have diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s? Why did your dog or cat die from poison pet food last year? Why is prescription drugs the number one cause of death in America?
    The same people shrieking “socialism” and smaller government must have been dozing when
    1)Bush signed the Patriot Act. Now all my personal information internet content, private phone calls, even what books I take out of the library can be used against me.
    2)Now I can get a ticket from a camera at a red light.
    3)Now whole lanes of the highway have been turned into VIP lanes. Regular folks bumper to bumper watch a special class who can afford to pay highway tolls in advance cruise on by.

    All of a sudden people are mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore? Face it. Those screaming the loudest have been asleep at the wheel for 8 years. Now that a new party is in charge and attempts to reverse the old corruption, these dozy and dazed constituents are attributing all the bad news they have woken up to discover on Obama. They LIE… down, go to sleep, and wake up 8 years later screaming…somebody please, give these folks a pill.
    Prisons are releasing inmates because of priorities. Zero tolerance laws keeps people imprisoned for victimless pot offenses in jail. Meanwhile violent psychopaths are released into our communities to prey upon women and children. No one gives a damn about them. Not even their sorry ass husbands. While he is home protecting his gun rights she is getting snatched off a street corner. Wake the f up Popeye and the rest of your argument is weak baseless BS too.
    I mean…no offense

    • ANSWER:
      Reform is needed but not run by the government.
      They have a problem trying to run Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, the Veterans Hospital and lets not for get the U.S. Postal Service.
      Also I know many people from Canada that come to my state for better health care. Yes I live on a boarder state. Washington State!

  50. QUESTION:
    Are these illnesses or symptoms???
    These are NOT Illnesses, but only symptoms that you must learn to ask yourself—“from which of the five causes does it come from???”

    These are the symptoms that were once known as real illnesses; that YOU can now learn to reverse or prevent, and/or improved by yourself with my self-healing methods.

    There are two words that will make this possible to do or impossible to do:
    These two words have a magic all their own –they are magical because they remind me of “Open Sesame” — once you use these words they open a new life for you if you apply them or close the door to it, they are called: Discipline and Dedication. With out these magical words nothing is possible—I will give you the path to a new life, but you must walk it and never get off of it — until the day that your real cause-point is found and eliminated.

    Which one do you have and from which cause–point did it come from???

    1. Over-acidity??? 2. The Chemical World??? 3. The Living World??? 4. The Nutritional World??? 5. The Viral and Bacterial World or Microscopic World???

    FROM WHICH ONE OR FROM WHICH COMBINATION???

    Acid Indigestion

    Acid Reflux

    Acne

    AIDS– HIV

    Allergies — Intolerance To Certain Foods

    Allergies – Skin

    ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

    ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

    Agent Orange

    Agitation

    AIDS

    Alcoholic Tremors And Addiction

    Anemia, Low Hemoglobin, Low Blood Volume, Little Or Thin Veins

    Anxiety Disorders

    Arthritis

    Asthma

    Athlete’s Foot Itch That Just Won’t Go Away

    Back Pain — Body Aches And Lower Back Pain

    Bed Wetting — Adult
    Birth Defects
    Bleeding Gums

    Blood — Poor Circulation—Cold Hands And Feet

    Blood Clots

    Blood — Toxic Due To Overload Of Worm Toxins Or Over-Acidity Or Chemical Toxins

    Bloody Stools Or Rectal Prolapse, Or Blockages In The Intestinal Tract

    Blood Volume – Low — Causing The Heart Stress

    Body Odor

    Brittle Nails

    Breath — Bad Breath That Does Not Go Away, And Foul Smelling Gas And Stools

    Bruxism — Teeth Grinding while you sleep

    Cancer

    Candida Infection

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Cholesterol (Elevated)

    Chronic Fatigue

    Constipation

    Colds — Frequent Colds, Congestion

    Cold Sores
    Confusion
    Cysts

    Dark Circles Under The Eyes

    Diabetes

    Diarrhea

    Drowsy, Or Tired After Meals

    Convulsions

    Delusions

    Dementia

    Depression

    Digestion — Impaired

    Dizziness — Light Headed-Ness
    Eczema

    Emotional — Excitable Or Un-Controllable Emotional State Or Seizures

    Emotional — Frequent Or Un-Controllable, Or Un-Explainable Or Un-Justifiable Rage, Anger Or Extreme Aggression

    Eye Twitches

    Erectile Dysfunction — Inability To Maintain An Erection Due To Low Blood Volume

    Fatigue — Frequently Fatigued Or Fatigued For Un-Explained Or Un-Known Reason

    Fear

    Fever — Low-Grade

    Fibroid Tumors

    Fingernails (White Spots, Brittle, Ridges)

    Food — Intolerance To Fatty Foods

    Fractures–Fast Recovery Time Of Broken Bones

    Gall Bladder – Pain Or Infection

    Gastritis

    Genital Herpes

    Gout

    Headaches– Migraine — Chronic Or Headache For No Apparent Reason

    Heart Palpitations

    Heal Wounds– Fast Recovery Or Fast Healing Time

    Hepatitis-C

    Heart Palpitations

    Heart –Abnormal Rhythms

    Hemorrhaging – Internal — Unexplained Or Unknown

    Hemorrhoids And Diverticular Disease And Colitis

    High Blood Pressure

    High Cholesterol

    High Blood Pressure

    High Cholesterol

    Hungry All The Time

    Hyperactivity

    Hypotension — abnormally low blood pressure

    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)

    Impotence

    Infections — Lowered Resistance To Infections

    Infertility

    Intestinal — Frequent Intestinal Disorders, Or Intestinal Bleeding, Frequent Gas & Bloating

    Intestinal — Irregular Bowel Movements, Chronic Constipation, Sluggish Elimination Or Chronic Diarrhea

    Insomnia And Restless Sleep

    Irregular Heartbeats

    Iron– Increases Iron Absorption

    Iron Deficiency Anemia

    Irritability

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Itching — Painful itching in or around anus, skin, penis, vaginal

    Jerkiness

    Joint Pain — Or Joint Stiffness And Pain

    Kidney Stones

    Leg Tightening

    Leukemia

    Liver — Pain In Your Liver

    Loss Of Appetite

    Loss Of Smell

    Lymph Nodes — Swelling

    Malaise — A General Sick Feeling

    Menstrual Cramps

    Mental — Difficulty Concentrating, Insanity, Disorientation

    Moles

    Mucus — Excessive

    Muscle Cramps
    Muscle Pains
    Muscle Tremors
    Muscle Twitching

    Muscles — Sore
    Muscle Weakness
    Muscle Wasting

    Nerve Disorders

    Nervousness
    Neuromuscular irritability
    Nose Bleeding

    Numbness In Arms And Legs

    Osteoporosis

    Overweight

    Pain — General Aches And Pains That Migrate From One Place To Another.

    Pain – Universal

    Panic Attacks

    Pica — Craving To Eat Soil, Paint, Eating Foul Tasting Or Obnoxious Things

    Plaque — On Heart And Arteries

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Breast Soreness, Vaginal: Itch, Bleeding, Pain Or Infections

    Protein Deficiency
    Restless Leg Syndrome
    Restlessness
    Seizure Disorders

    Sensitivity To Light, Or Day Blindness

    Skin Problems That Just Won’t Cure Or Resolve Such As: Rashes, Boils, Pimples, Acne, Sores Etc.
    Sonophobia — Fear of loud sounds that irritate your nerves
    Spasms

    Stiffness — Back, Neck

    Stress

    Scurvy

    Sleep — Needing To Sleep A Long Time, Or Inability To Stay Asleep

    Stomach Pains

    Stomach — Protruding Belly Caused By Infestation Of Parasites

    Stunted Growth Or Delayed Puberty

    Swollen Legs

    Tension

    Tics

    Tightness

    Tinnitus (Ringing In Ears)

    Twitches

    Twitching Eyelid

    Viruses

    Vision — Partial Loss Of Vision, Or Total Blindness, Or Pain In Eyes

    Warts

    Weakness — General — Or low energy level

    Weight – Excess Weight Or Can’t Gain Weight

    Wombs or open sores that won’t heal or close

    • ANSWER:
      overweight
      swollen ankles
      depression
      joint pain
      ibs
      angina
      chronic fatigue


Can You Cure Type 2 Diabetes

How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes – Learn How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is most often caused by being overweight and eating too much sugar. Though some claim that there is no cure for type 2 diabetes,which is not completely true as many people report that with proper weight loss, diet, and exercise that their diabetes was cured.

Following Tips Will Help You understand How to Cure type 2 diabetes :

  • First you will have to get rid of all sugar, preservatives, and refined flour (white flour) out of your diet.
  • Eat a 90% raw fruits, vegetables, and nut diet. This means that a 90% portion of your diet must be uncooked fruits, uncooked veggies, and nuts that have not been roasted. There are many recipes available online for raw foods.
  • The only foods that you should cook are your meats, otherwise you must go raw until your weight is normal.
  • Implement a moderate exercise routine into your life. You should spend at least 20 minutes a day exercising.
  • DO NOT consume any refined sugar product. If you must use sweetener use Agave Nectar. If you must use flour, use whole wheat flour.
  • Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis, Cacao, and Spirulina. Eating these foods will make you feel absolutely fantastic, and will restore your bodies amino acids, vitamins, and heal numerous ailments you have. These amino acids will help give you a much more regulated normal blood sugar.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
    Is it possible to cure type 1, or type 2 diabetes? im a little confused, because i thought that there was no cure, all you can do is keep it under control, but others are telling me you can? help! thank!s

    • ANSWER:
      Currently, there’s no cure, other than transplants. Generally it’s easier to manage diabetes than to manage a transplant, and diabetics aren’t given transplants solely because they’re diabetic. If a diabetic person needs a new heart or lung, though, then they might receive a new pancreas at the same time, since they’d have to deal with the transplant problems anyway.

      There have been some very promising studies done with stem cells, and this might result in a cure. There are also any number of people who hold weird beliefs about vegan diets (which won’t cure diabetes). And, of course, there are a lot of snake oil salesmen who will promise you that THEIR brand of snake oil will cure/reverse your diabetes.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to use gene therapy to cure type 2 diabetes?
    My dad is a fit muscular man who really watches his diet an exercises. His family has a high predisposition to diabetes. He gets type 2 diabetes anyway! It really pisses me off when I see 400lb+ men who show no concern for their health get tested and have completely normal blood glucose levels because they are lucky in the gene pool and are lucky to be born into a family with a low risk of type 2 diabetes. Is there a way you can insert viruses effectively into someone’s DNA and cure them temporarily of type 2 diabetes. I wish there was research for a cure.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Is islet cell transplant or stem cell transplant cure for type 2 diabetes?
    If it is how much does it cost?Plz give as much as detail as you can , I will be most thankful.

    • ANSWER:
      Right now, neither one.

      BOTH are in the experimental stage, but neither method has been PROVEN to cure diabetes in man. A great deal of research is still needed.

      AND, in order for the treatment to be made available to patients, it requires approval by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This often takes YEARS, even when the “fastr track” method is used. The FDA is VERY careful to see that a treatment doe not cure the disease but kill the patient!

      in order to provide proof that the method works, the FDA requires data taken from YEARS of Clinical Studies (using human patients) and follow up. This makes sure that the treatmenmt doesn’t have problems. Like, you cure diabetes but the patients dies of cancer in 5 years.

      BOTH methods must first be proven to work in humans and THEN given the clinical trials AND THEN go through the approval process.

      These “cures’ — IF they work — will not be available to buy for 20-30 YEARS.

      Direct answer to your question:
      Neither method has been proven to cure diabetes, and they are not avaialble for human use at any cost.

  4. QUESTION:
    Anyone tried Budwig diet to lower or cure Type II Diabetes ?
    I have read on some information on Budwig diet and it indicated that it can sure Type 2 Diabates if strictly followed. Anyone with diabetes has tried this ?
    I am just diagonised with diabetes and my first blood test showed fasting sugar of 132 but when I checked with glucometer in a week after the above test it showed 125. I year ago my blood sugar was 98. I am now looking aggressively if I can get my blood sugar below 110.

    Also, while I read about Budwig diet I thought it is worth giving it a try. So also want to check if anyone has experience with it. Remember, as some people pointed out that for Budwig diet to be successful, you not only have to take this special diet for few weeks or months depending on how high your sugar levels are, but also have to avoid all non-organic food and other oils, eggs, etc that have lots of saturated fats.

    Anyone who has tried it, please chime in with your experience.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol. Not from people who claim to have “common sense” and so on.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve heard of the Budwig protocol being used for cancer & I’m sure it’s fine for diabetes but it’s not something you can do for a few weeks & be “cured” of diabetes. It does work because it replaces carbs with good healthy fats but if you end it & go back to carbs, you will regain your health problems.

      Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) from his book, “Diabetes Solutions” pertinent chapters available to read online -

      What if I, a physician, told you, a diabetic, to eat a diet that consisted of 60 percent sugar, 20 percent protein, and 20 percent fat? More than likely, you’d think I was insane. I’d think I was insane, and I would never make this suggestion to a diabetic (nor would I even make it to a nondiabetic). But this is just the diet the ADA recommended to diabetics for decades.

      Whether you eat a piece of the nuttiest whole-grain bread, drink a Coke, or have mashed potatoes, the effect on blood glucose levels is essentially the same— blood sugar rises, fast. … our saliva can break starches into the shorter chains on contact and then convert those into pure glucose.

      With a number of important exceptions, carbohydrates, or foods derived primarily from plant sources that are starches, grains, and fruits, have the same ultimate effect on blood glucose levels that table sugar does.

      http://www.diabetes-book.com/book/chapter9_3.shtml

      All carbs (even vegetables) are converted to sugar (glucose) in the body. Posted below is a fascinating interview with Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) on youtube where he demonstrated how whole grain bread turned to glucose within one second in his mouth! He says the exact thing would happen with corn or an apple as well.

      Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

      http://enews.endocrinemetabolic.com/2008/05/vitamin-dthe-cure-for-many-diseases.html

      SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FATS -

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.

      3) Improved liver health
      Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

  5. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you rather have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and why? (No neither)?
    I would rather have type 1. My rational is that they’re in the stages of human testing for a cure, and if I have Type 1 (I find out Tuesday) then I can get on the medicine and get rid of diabetes. A cure for Type 2 is years, maybe decades away…even if there is one out there.

    And “Neither” isn’t an option. If you had a choice between which type of diabetes you have…which one would you choose?

    And yes, there is a cure on the way for Type 1

    http://www.massgeneral.org/diabetes/laboratory_type1.htm

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    can type 2 diabetes be cured?
    i read some where type 2 diabetes can be cured is it true?
    when you think since the kidney is still working and the body can produce insulin then why wouldn’t you be able to cure it …..

    i heard type 1 is the one youre screwed if you have it

    • ANSWER:
      Can Type-2 Diabetes be Cured
      A cure for type-2 diabetes depends on what your definition of cure is. By that I mean that if you think you will ever take a pill, an injection, or have beta cells implanted and then go back to an unhealthy life style and not suffer the complications, that is not going to happen. In this discussiion I am talking about insulin resistance caused diabetes. If you believe that the underlining cause can be reversed and with an altered life style, you can live a healthy, long life in the non-diabetic ranges that is possible today.

      http://www.dlife.com/diabetes-forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15346&p=154711

  7. QUESTION:
    Can all Type 2 diabetes be cured?
    Ok well for overweight T2′s I know that you can reverse it by eating healthy and doing all that stuff. But what about the T2′s that aren’t overweight? I’ve heard of T2′s that are healthy and skinny they just have genetics. Can they be cured? I know that T1 can not be cured yet because I am T1 but I was wondering about T2.

    • ANSWER:
      Neither type 1 nor type 2 diabetes can be cured. In any cases.

      Some type 2s are able to successfully treat their diabetes using diet and exercise alone, but this does not reverse their diabetes and is not a cure. If they do not consistently maintain a healthy lifestyle, their blood glucose levels will shoot right back up. However, treating with diet and exercise works just as well for skinny type 2s as it does for overweight type 2s.

  8. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you rather have Type 1 or Type 2 and why?
    I would rather have type 1. My rational is that they’re in the stages of human testing for a cure, and if I have Type 1 (I find out Tuesday) then I can get on the medicine and get rid of diabetes. A cure for Type 2 is years, maybe decades away…even if there is one out there.

    And “Neither” isn’t an option. If you had a choice between which type of diabetes you have…which one would you choose?
    You should check this website out…

    http://www.massgeneral.org/diabetes/faculty_faustman.htm

    It’s BCG, a medicine they gave to cure TB, but it seems to *CURE* diabetes Type 1 as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Medically speaking, it’s always better when your body makes SOME insulin than none, but being surrounded by both, I’d say type 1.

      (And I’m quite right in the head Jackie. Your opinion is just that… an opinion.)

      We have both in my family. My daughter is type 1. She carb counts and on a pump. She has a certain freedom with food choices. She can eat when she’s hungry, and she doesn’t HAVE to eat when she’s not hungry. If she wants another scoop of (whatever) at dinnertime, she can have it. My mother in law is type 2. She has huge restrictions on her diet. She doesn’t have the same luxury as my daughter.

      Many people assume type 1 is worse because of the injections (and in my experience, all non-diabetics assume this). But the bigger picture above far outweighs that. Any type 1 will tell you the injections become second nature over time.

      Bottom line though is that they both suck. We look forward to a cure.

  9. QUESTION:
    Help with Type 2 Diabetes?
    I am 12, and the doctors say I might be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and I have some questions to ask. Is type 2 diabetes curable? Can you die from it? Do you get diabetes because your immune system is weak? What types of food can help with Type 2 Diabetes? And the question I need the most to be answered is, what is Type 2 diabetes and what are its effects? and what are the percentages that it is able to be cured?
    and plus, I am NOT obese. I am very skinny.

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 diabetes was formally known as late onset or maturity onset diabetes and was rare before the age of 50. In recent years the age of onset has been progressively reducing however it is still very rare below the age of 30 years and even then only really occurs in young grossly obese patients..

      The condition is due to increasing resistance to insulin, rather than insulin lack as in type 1 diabetics. Treatment involves weight loss, vigorous exercise taken regularly and sometimes oral diabetic agents or insulin which may be combined. It is manageable rather than curable. Patients have vascular complications and also the risks generated by their obesity. Risks are reduced by lifestyle improvement and tight diabetic control.

  10. QUESTION:
    I am 62 years old with type 2 diabetes.Is sex has got any?
    curing effect for this problem and if so can you explain the physiology?

    • ANSWER:
      at your age with type 2 it is very possible to have erectile disfunction. If so discuss this with your doctor and he will prescribe cilas or something else. I know it is something a guy dont like to admit or discuss . the improved pleasure is well worth it.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can water cure diseases? Diabetes & Cancer cure? Controversial. What do you think?
    Pardon my English as a second language.

    The last three months have been the scariest time of my life. Super high blood pressure and pulse rate (even when resting). After 3 months of hell, multiple visits to the clinic, two ER trips (referred me to a cardiologist as my heart looked fine with high pulse rate), an IV did the trick. Just as I was about to leave the Er room the other day the doctor asked me if it hurt to urinate. I said “it burns” and he did urine tests. I was dehydrated. Well, my blood pressure stabilized overnight and the pulse rate is around 80 compared to high 100s before. I am able to sleep now. My skin was peeling off on my forehead (I though I had Aids or something :-) ) and for years I had some spots all over my body skin that appeared to be “herpes”. All that went away overnight. Now, if it could only reverse my diabetes type 2 I’d be in heaven. :-) I know guys, that’s pushing it…I know this topic is controversial in the medical community.

    Anyway, now I was reading about dehydration and high blood pressure/high pulse rate online and I came across the water-cure. They have books for sale on Amazon too by an Iranian doctor. Do you believe in the water cure? Can it really help heal some diseases? Has it cured your disease? I’m starting to think we are onto something here. What do you think?

    Tony
    For the record, I measure my blood sugar regularly and my blood sugar was not high, just my blood pressure and pulse. I did drink a lot of Diet Coke which has sodium in it) and not enough water.

    • ANSWER:
      If a water cure was the case there would definitely not be scientific research still underway for a cure for diabetes. Maintaining good glucose levels and preventing further glucose damage may be the best solution.

      If you would like to incorporate water into your diet. Drink 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces, daily. Example 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz. glasses and that’s how many glasses you will need to drink, daily. Use 1/4 tsp. of salt for every quart of water you drink. Use salt liberally with food. As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. These are diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to re-hydrate you.
      (USE Clean Water, Use non-refined, ocean salt ONLY )

      Adult-onset diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain’s priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes, only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse high glucose levels in adult-onset diabetes in its early stages.

      Not recognizing adult-onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body.

      Hope this helps.

  12. QUESTION:
    Type 2 diabetes – anyone leading what they consider a normal life?
    Here’s my tale and my life bears no relationship to the active life I used to have. I live in England uk.
    I am male, 53 yrs old and have been diagnosed as type 2 diabetic since my mid thirties.
    my height is 6ft and my weight is 20 stone.

    As a young man my mother provided an excellent balanced diet and I was extremely athletic and fit as a fiddle. At 18yrs I married, left home, stopped sport and indulged my sweet tooth – my weight ballooned from 11.5 stone to 15 stone at the age 30, eventually reaching 21stone by my mid 30s resulting in my subsequent diagnosis as diabetic. At that time my blood pressure was measured at 159/36 the GP said it was borderline and said possibly “white coat effect” might be responsible.

    I have never drank or smoked at all.

    My work has always been sedentary – desk bound or driving – I have owned and driven my taxi for the last 12 years.

    Originally I was given metformin tablets to be taken 3 times a day after each meal – my weight reduced slightly from circa 20 stone to 18 stone over the first few years during which consultations were handed over to the diabetic sister at the GP practice.

    She put me on a variety of Blood pressure drugs, saying – “prevention better than cure”- I have tried various exercise regimes including gym membership, and made efforts with my diet but only getting to 17 stone as my lowest weight, but for the majority of the time I’ve fluctuated around the 19stone mark

    My diabetic controls monitored by the practice have remained reasonable – typically blood sugars between 5 and 6.5, cholesterol at 3.2, Blood pressure circa 128/72, but since inclusion of the blood pressure control medication I have continually felt washed out – if you speak to an ME sufferer the experience seems identical.

    I left it for 2 years to see if things might improve because I still ate unsuitable foods and thought that I wasn’t giving the drugs a fair chance. If anything the lethargy, dizziness, general stupor got worse with the inevitable eating of more unsuitable foods to feel better with the usual weight increase.

    During an annual consultation I relayed my thoughts to the nurse, particularly about being unable to walk or raise my head for any length of time but because my blood test results were ok I got the impression aything else is superfluous so nothing was done. A year later I spoke with another nurse about it and she said I must make another appointment and insist upon a reduction in medication. 2 weeks later the Diabetic Nurse called me in and in between searching for her holiday tickets (honestly) she took all of 30 secs to withdraw one of the drugs and within 24 hrs the improvement was fantastic.

    I can’t remember what the drug was but this episode plus another of my tablets being replaced because of newspaper revelations about it’s side effects have left me sceptical of “by the numbers treatment” ever since.

    I’ve tentatively raised the issue with the senior doctor there, who clearly irritated, replied “well, come off the drugs – but they’re keeping you alive” and another at the practice was more direct saying “why don’t you lose some weight, then we’ll see about taking you off some of the tablets”.

    I’ve included a list of what I’m taking, it’s been pretty consistent for about 10yrs.

    During my last assesment my weight had risen to over 21stone, in my opinion I know when and why I eat sugary, fatty foods and a good part of it is dealing with the dreadful effects of these tablets – is there no other way?

    Below is a list of medication.

    on wake up:
    Lercanidipine 10mg

    after breakfast:
    atenolol 50mg
    Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
    ramopril 10mg

    After evening meal:
    Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
    aspirin 75mg
    cod liver oil capsule 550mg (not on prescription)

    Before bed:
    simvastatin 40

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer to your main question is that, yes, it is entirely possible to have Type 2 diabetes and lead a normal life. You can even lead a fantastic life. And you can be rich and famous too. Did you know that two of the most famous Type 2 diabetics in the world are Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, and the Hollywood actress Halle Berry?

      Medication is supposed to improve your life. If it doesn’t, you shouldn’t be taking it. And you shouldn’t be asking for advice on this on an anonymous forum. You should discuss this with your GP. There are many different meds out there, and each has different side effects. It is a matter of balancing the effect of the medication against the side-effect.

      It could also be the case that what you are feeling is not a side-effect of the meds, but clinical depression. Depression can make people feel awful, listless, tired etc. Again, this is something you need to discuss with your GP.

      You also need to know that your medical conditions are not necessarily weight-related. There are lots of thin, active people who have hypertension or diabetes or both. Being of normal weight did not help them prevent either condition, and losing weight isn’t going to help them. You don’t know if it will help you either. Although that doesn’t need to stop you exercising/eating healthy/losing weight for other reasons. I’m just saying that losing weight is not a panacea. I can offer my own experience in this: diagnosed with hypertension at overweight BMI, told it might possibly go away if I lost weight, gained weight to obese BMI with no change in hypertension, then lost weight to normal BMI with no change in hypertension. Basically my blood pressure stayed the same whether I was normal or obese BMI. Finally, diagnosed with diabetes at normal BMI.

      A final word to your diet. I don’t know what you have been told about a diabetic diet but in truth there is no such thing. You can eat anything you want, as long as your blood sugar remains within target afterwards. That’s a big ‘if’. There are no forbidden foods, it is all about portion control, though you might find you can only tolerate a minuscule portion, e.g. not the entire slice of cake, but two teaspoons.

      A true diabetes-friendly diet is low in carbohydrate, not just sugar. ALL carbohydrate turns to sugar in the blood. But there is no reason why you need to limit fatty foods as fat as no impact on blood sugar. The killer combination is high fat high carb (which I suspect is what you are referring to, e.g. chips, cakes, doughnuts, biscuits) which will spike your blood sugar for hours and hours. But high fat low carb (e.g. bacon, avocadoes, olives, nuts) is all perfectly fine and very healthy from a blood sugar management point of view.

  13. QUESTION:
    Isnt type 2 diabetes just too much sugar consumption over time? Soda, candy etc.?
    Can you cure it by changing your diet, drinking water, exercising, eating a lil heathier?

    • ANSWER:
      You are absolutely correct.

      Dr. Richard Johnson, MD, U of Colorado has been doing ground breaking research on uric acid and blood pressure. He has found a direct correlation between concentration of uric acid and high blood pressure. Uric acid causes kidney disease.

      What causes elevated uric acid? Fructose.

      What other damage does fructose cause? He lists elevated cholesterol, fat globules in the liver causing fatty liver disease, elevated triglycerides, dissipation of liver ATP – the energy chemical,

      He says that fructose all by itself causes all symptoms of the so called metabolic syndrome, and then diabetes. If you are not afraid of learning a little science, please watch the videos below.

      Fructose is the number one source of calories in America. Read the labels. It is in most “foods”. Table sugar is 50%, High fructose corn syrup 55%, agave nectar 90% fructose.

  14. QUESTION:
    DIABETES?? HEART FAILURE??? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…?
    Well, The first day, which was 2 weeks ago I all of a sudden felt light-headed, and when I stood up I felt dizzy, I drank 2 cups of water, and lied on my bed, and felt better. Me and my mom decided to go to the doctor straight away. The first doctor was male. He checked my blood pressure, and said it was absolutely fine for my age. He said since it is only the first day he isn’t so sure about it. I went to the next doctor, she said it might be a short wave.
    I researched, and saw that I mayb have diabetes or CHF (congestive heart failure)
    I straight away started excercising. 20 minutes + a day, and started eat healthy. I lost 5 pounds, though I’ve had abit of shortness of breath, and sudden chest pain. I am supposed to weigh 48 or less at age 12, but I weigh 66.
    If I lose the rest of my unwanted weight, and continue eating healthy, will I be fine? will all these symptoms go away? or get worse? I don’t want to go to the doctor just now, HELP?!
    Also will kids my age who have CHF need a heart transplant? or medicine??! can you cure CHF? or diabetes? type 2?
    Also My family has never had a history of having heart failure, or diabetes. The current symptoms I have is shortness of breath, chest pain at some times, and dizziness at random moments, but goes away. I’ve never fainted, collapsed, or had a heart attack. I don’t feel so tired after having a 20 minute – 40 minute exercise, I don’t have any swollen parts in the body, though the tips of my fingers are cold, and my toes are cold, I think its because of really cold weather here, and I don’t usually wear slippers, socks at home. please help me in what should I be doing,

    • ANSWER:
      Heart disease and diabetes are scary things and it is ok to be concerned about them. Since you don’t have a family history that is great. You may want to ask your MD to do a complete physical which will include blood work and a glucose level. If you are really concerned about diabetes asking them to do an A1C test, this will test your average blood sugar over a period of time. It is wonderful that you are eating healthy, exercising and aware of your weight. However it does become another thing if you are excessively worried about your health. If you are increasingly anxious that something is wrong with you have a physical, write out your concerns for your doctor and hopefully he/she can address what your worries are. If you are still really worried maybe you are struggling with some anxiety issues and could benefit from counseling. If it is anxiety it would not be uncommon for you to be aware of every little beat of your heart and every little twinge of a muscle. Plus anxiety is very common. This is not to in any way dismiss your fears but if your fears are excessive this could be what is troubling you. Be healthy and feel better soon.

  15. QUESTION:
    Could I really have Type 1 Diabetes?
    About 3 weeks ago, I went to my primary doctor because I had what I believed to be a sinus infection, my heart beat was also pretty fast, as well as my respiratory rate. When I got there, they did my vitals, and said my heart beat was 150. They checked my lungs and said I sounded a little stuffy, and that I needed to have x-rays done. Before I went downstairs, my doctor decided to take my blood sugar, which at the time, was 112 (keep in mind I was sick, which raises blood sugar levels at times.) I went downstairs, where I found that I couldn’t manage to breathe anymore. I went back up stairs, where they rushed me to the emergency room.

    By the time I got settled in and the nurses checked my blood sugar again, it was 409. At 1:30pm, I was 112, not a diabetic; at 4pm, I was 409, and a diabetic. I hadn’t eaten or drank anything between 1pm and 4pm and I had been walking from the x-ray room back to my primary’s office. I asked the nurses/doctors why that was, and they had absolutely no answer/reason for how it happened. They simply told me that I was a Type 1 Diabetic (the first time I was ever diagnosed) and left the room.

    They transported me to another hospital, where I met with an endocrinologist who believed I had diabetes for months as of then. The thing was, I had absolutely no symptoms once so ever, no extreme thirst, or constant need to go to the bathroom. I had felt fine up to that point – other than my runny nose and headache – and had no idea I was a diabetic in the least bit.

    I’m home now, and have been injecting myself with insulin ever since. So far, my blood sugars have remained in the low 80′s to the mid 60′s. I have yet to go over 300, and I have barely even touched the 200′s. They have reduced my insulin intake twice already, and have started me on vitamin D as well as Zinc, mainly because when they did blood work, it showed that my immune system was very low. Unfortunately, none of the specialists hold any hope of me ever growing out of this disease, or simply curing it. They tell me it will be a constant part of the rest of my life, and that I will have to manage it.

    Against what they have said, there has to be a way. From what I know, my case is pretty special. Most people have either had symptoms, or have the disease running in the family, neither of which I have. I am only 15 years old, I am a juvenile, and at one point I was around 15 pounds overweight. I dropped that weight conditioning for winter track, – healthy diet, rigorous exercise – over about a 2 month period. Before that day 3 weeks ago, I was healthy, happy, and enjoying life. Now, I can hardly stand behind the three of those things. Against what many people say, diabetes does shape your life, even if you don’t let it. You are forced to stick to a strict regimen, count your food constantly, prick your fingers without mercy, and inject yourself. This is not the life I want to live, in fact, no diabetic wants to live this way.

    So, now that you have a summary of my situation, is there the possibility that I don’t have diabetes Type 1? Could it be something else? If so, what? Are there any known remedies that can jumpstart the pancreas or maybe help it along? (I am currently in the honeymoon phase.) Also, can your pituitary gland have anything to do with shutting your pancreas down, or perhaps restricting its growth compared to the rest of your body? What about hormones in general?

    Thank you so much for reading my question! =)
    And for you other diabetics, don’t give up hope!
    Also, my period has been out of whack as well. First, it started coming late, then it came whenever it pleased, now I haven’t gotten it at all. This has to be hormones right?

    When I first got it 3 years back, it came on a regular schedule (like the 5th of every month.) That lasted up until about 4 months ago. Could this have anything to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      A reading of 400 is definitely diabetic. The onset combined with your age distinctly point to type 1 diabetes. The reason why you might need less insulin now that you’re stabilized is that you’re still honeymooning- which means your body is still producing a tiny amount of insulin. That production will die off however within a few weeks to a few months.

      You can ask your endocrinologist if you qualify to join the studies of investigational drugs trying to extend the honeymooning period in t1s. However, those will only extend the amount of time you produce SOME insulin- not forever, and they wont ever make you produce enough insulin to not need injections, merely lengthen the amount of time your remaining beta cells take to die.

      There’s nothing else you can do but face the fact that you are a t1 diabetic and that you are going to live with this forever. You don’t need to follow a restricted diet, but you do need to count carbs, inject, and test.

      Eventually, this is going to become a part of your life and you wont use such overly dramatic words like ‘mercilessly’ having to test your bg. What would be merciless is if you were diagnosed before bg meters and insulins existed: you’d have weeks or months to live and then you’d die. Good thing we have those merciless treatments, eh?

      Talk to your endo about seeing a CDE to learn more about your diabetes, as well as options that can make living with diabetes easier, like using an injection port or an insulin pump, and a CGMS.

      This is your reality now. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. You are not a ‘special’ case, you are not the exception. Coming to terms with that and learning how to take care of yourself is the part that matters. Grasping at straws will get you nowhere.

  16. QUESTION:
    WHy is Diabetes so out of control ? So many people diagonsed every day ? We need a Cure?
    I hear of so many young people beign diagosed with type 1 diabetes
    Im sorry but this does suck .. No your life is not over , but with the daily injections , diet controll , can you even go out for a slice of pizza
    with your friends .. ?? Type 2 I understand more ,I am one , and being
    over weight and not enough activity , I know the reason , and amworking on it . Type 1 actaully makes me mad , stupid huh?
    Children teengagers diagnoed with this disease is not only painful because of injections , but are limited on so many foods that as a
    youg person enjoyed , I don’t remember going to school with anyone
    that had diabetes , Please tell me what , and how do you handle this
    during the day at school ..
    My heart goes out to each and every one of you that deal with this
    on a daily basis .. We need a cure for this ! And hopefully soon

    • ANSWER:
      I hope for a cure as well. I believe that the problem is too many convenience foods i am talking frozen foods they are so loaded with chemicals and fat and salt, eating out too much, this day and age kids are not active because they are in playing video games and not going out and playing.

      When I was a kid this wasn’t a problem either, but Mom or Dad cooked, they cooked real food not the frozen foods, eating out was a treat, we played outside, we didn’t have video games and we didn’t have computers, and a lot of times moms didn’t have to work so we weren’t latch key kids that came home and threw something in the microwave. Mom had something good waiting for us usually a peanut butter sandwich and milk or an apple.
      Today’s parents seem to be too busy to cook good meals and today’s kids are too busy with the computers and video games and have no interest in riding bikes or whatever the case may be. What happened to tag and hide and go seek? Those were games that encouraged excercise.

  17. QUESTION:
    What do you think of my letter to friends and family asking for jdrf donations?
    Dear Friends and Family,

    On Saturday, October 20th, I will be walking in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with my church youth group, friends and family. As you may know I have juvenile diabetes and I am insulin dependant. As a result my life is far from normal. My daily routine is on a constant schedule in order to stay healthy. I check my blood sugar 5 to 8 times a day and I’m constantly pumping insulin through my pump site which I change every 2-3 days. This equates to approximately 2,920 finger sticks and 183 pump site changes every year. Since I have been diagnosed, I have poked my finger over 9,592,200 times, taken 7,300 shots, and inserted insulin pump sites 1,278 times. And this will continue for the rest of my life unless a cure is found.

    I am the only one in my family with type 1 diabetes. Most people don’t know that it can strike any family and that you can never “grow out of it”. I will be insulin dependant for life. Every day I put great effort into doing things I do not want to do and hoping I do not develop the complications associated with diabetes. You see, the longer I have diabetes the more likely I am to develop complications such as kidney disease, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage leading to amputation. Even if I do everything I am supposed to, I can still develop these complications. A cure is the only way out.

    My team has come together to set a goal of ,000 and we would like to ask for your support by sending a tax-deductible contribution to us that we can submit to JDRF on that day. Please help me and the millions of other kids fight diabetes and find a cure.

    JDRF gives more resources to diabetes research than any nonprofit, nongovernmental organization in the world. Over 80% of every dollar raised by JDRF is channeled directly into research efforts. Since 1970, they have provided over 0 million to diabetes research.

    Please support us by making your check payable to “JDRF” and mail it to my address by October 19th. Thank you for your donations and words of support. We are very grateful!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I had more thumbs so I could put them all up. It was compelling, emotive and tax deductible

      I am sending mental spring for your legs
      Good Luck (c;

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for autonomic neuropathy with diabetes?
    I had a closed head injury 5 years ago that also caused spinal damage. I am being treated for peripheral neuropathy in my legs, feet, and hands. I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 9 months after having problems with excessive sweating. I would sweat at the strangest times for example if I took a shower and got out and the air was very cool (I kept the heat very low) I would sweat. I could go inside a building that was an average temperature and break out in large drops of sweating. Every time this happens it continues for about a half hour and then stops. No matter the temp, warm or cold, I will sweat if I just walk around. It is irritating mainly, but frustrating because I would get soaked through all my clothes and then walk outside and freeze from cool air! It is warming up now and I don’t want to be soaked all the time. I seem to be very intolerant to temperature changes on top of the other neuropathy issues I have. Sorry this is long, but I wanted you to get an idea of what I am talking about. Is it possible for this to get better? or something I can do to make it lessen?

    • ANSWER:
      As I’m pretty sure you already know, seeing as you’re talking about autonomic neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, although considered a form of peripheral neuropathy, is also recognised as a separate type of neuropathy. It affects things that normally happen automatically within your body. That’s why you’re experiencing the profuse sweating episodes.

      Sadly, there are other bodily functions that can also be affected, such as emptying of stomach contents (this is called gastroparesis), which may cause havoc with your blood glucose (sugar) control, bowel and bladder function, sexual function, heart rate, blood pressure control.

      As far as I’m aware, the only thing that might help is medications, or operations in severe cases, to try to ‘recover’ what you’ve ‘lost’. There’s certainly no ‘cure’.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can you get diabetes if your mother had it?
    My mother just found out she had diabetes type 2. However no one in my family ever had it, not even my great-grandparent. Why does she have it? She is excessively overweight, about 200 something pounds, maybe that triggered the diabetes. So I’m wondering if I’m at a great risk of getting it, and if she loses weight so it can be cured…
    not obese btw

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Donate to Cure Diabetes?
    1.Go to jdrf.org

    2.Click on Walk to Cure Diabetes Register (center of page)

    3.Click Donate

    4.Go to Donate to Walker and type in:

    First name: Kalen last name: Van Volkenburg

    Team Name: Weston’s Walkers

    State: Delaware

    5.Click on my name

    6.Click Donate to Walker

    7.Fill in required information

    8.Select payment amount (you can donate as much as you want)

    Thank you for sponsoring and donating to the cause.

    I will also be doing the walk and I’m not accept prizes, I just want to help a good cause.

    • ANSWER:
      My late husband had diabetes. I will make a donation to the Diabetes Society in the area where I live. I wish you well with your walk but I would prefer to keep my donation in the community where I live. If every country has it’s supporters, it will increase the possibiity of finding a cure.

  21. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had any positive experiences with diabetes cures or treatments?
    My dad has type 2 I think. (It’s the one where you don’t use insulin). The problem is he lives in Africa where the drugs can not be trusted. This is obviously very worrying as I am in the U.K and cannot oversee anything.

    Anyway, if anyone can help I would really appreciate it as you can imagine it is driving me to dis-pare. Another option is bringing him here for treatment. Can anyone advise on this or have any ideas for me?

    • ANSWER:
      I have type 1 myself but,for type 2 as with type 1 his diet is very important. Avoiding starchy things like pasta,bread and potatoes. eating lean meats fruits and vegetables in proper quantities would hopefully do the trick. I have heard talk about cinnamon being helpful to type 2s but I don’t know if that has proven to be effective or not. Best of Luck to you and your dad.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why is diabetes more today , then years ago ?
    I am a type 2 , and I remember having blood work all the time 20, 30, 40 ,
    Sugar level was always normal … Yes I am overweight , but have lost 11 pounds !
    I am now hearing that teens are becoming , type 2 as well ..
    Geez when I was growing up you never heard of that , of course Diabetes was a concern
    and it seem to run in the family , no one in my family has it , but I guess now it doesn’t matter.
    Its a growing concern , I hope someday they find a cure . To me Type 2 can be controlled
    and possibly eliminated if the proper steps are taken …
    Im 56 , was diagnosed a few years ago , I have been able to keep it under controll , but these past months have been hard , losing my job after 14 years , and other things has put stress on an
    already aged body …Im not giving up tho ..

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes is a major health concern these days because of all the processed food and the fact that your society has become as others say lazy as well and overweight too. There is a rise in the number of people with type II diabetes. Our children are getting the disease at very young ages now. I know that alot of processed food like cereal have high fructose corn syrup in them and corn fillers and the fact that people don’t cook like they used to. When we were younger our parents cooked food at home not heat up in the microwave oven stuff either and we ate better than nowadays. People are not getting enough exercise and not eating healthy either intoday’ss society! I developed type II diabetes but it runs in my family and i’m overweight since my back injury and was DX with it in February and i’m trying to get control of it. I hope they find a cure too. It can be very devastating if not controlled and alot of people don’t put effort into controlling it when they have it. Loosing weight also helps control it too.

  24. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms of diabetes?
    I will get it checked out by a doctor soon, but I wanted to know what you lot thought :)

    ATM, I eat a packet of crisps everyday and a small chocolate bar every day. I eat Indian food (as my parents are Asian) for dinner and sandwiches for lunch (sometimes pizza or pasta).

    For the past 2 days, I’ve been feeling slightly ill (could be due to the sugar/fat) but I’ve had no fever. I feel thirsty (maybe due to the fact I feel a bit ill). I also have been urinating more (I pee 2 or 3 times a day now) and my age is under 20…I’ve been on the NHS diabetes checker, and it says I have a low risk of getting diabetes. Also, I exercise 5 times a day for 30 mins per day, by playing ping pong. I also walk to and fro from school, which adds up to around 100 mins a total (per week).

    Do you think these symptoms will pass, or do I have diabetes (any type)? I’m getting the feeling I’m having these “symptoms” due to eating sweet/fatty foods…What can I do to cure these symptoms- will eating no crisps/ sweets help?
    Also, I keep on coughing more often…I am 5ft 4 and weigh 50.5 kg
    I never used to drink much water, but maybe drinking more is a good thing and could it be cause by hormone changes, as I’m a teenager?

    • ANSWER:
      It really is not a likely diagnosis given the symptoms you describe. Simply ask your practice nurse to check a urine dip simply for your reassurance.

  25. QUESTION:
    question for diabetics?
    Have you tried a low carb, high fat diet?
    I read this article and it seemed interesting:

    http://www.menshealth.com/men/health/other-diseases-ailments/the-cure-for-diabetes/article/4a935e4e40fae010vgnvcm20000012281eac

    I ask this because my girlfriend has type 1 diabetes and she’s been in the hospital for 2 months in terrible pain, due to kidney damage. The doctors say she’s expected to live till the age of 20 and she just turned 17:’( i love her to death and i really dont want to lose her and im desperate to find or do something to help her live longer or at least get her out of the hospital:(
    If anyone has had any success with this way of eating, pleaseeeee answer?:(
    If someone wants to try this, can you please email me your results through yahoo answers?:( (i think it takes 4 months to start working, or 4 months to see significant results or something like that)
    thank you everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      I care for my father who has diabetes. He was diagnosed with kidney disease a year ago and it’s pretty bad. The diabetes has also affected his pancreas. He follows a low carb, low fat, high protein diet and it has seemed to help some. Since I’ve had him on the diet and watching what he eats, he has not gotten any worse. I can’t say for sure if it’s the diet or not. Diabetes is such a nasty disease, especially once it starts attacking the organs.

      Good luck to you and your girlfriend darlin.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can diabetics be vegetarians?
    I’ve never been a vegetarian before, and there are a few reasons why i want to do this:

    1. less insulin intake

    2. i’ll be healthier

    3. I’m 17 years old, i was diagnosed when i was about 4. i have to admit, i’m getting rather sick and tired of waking up almost every night because i’m low. i’m also tired of sticking myself with needles.

    See, there’s this place in Arizona that reverses diabetes naturally. I’m not getting my hopes up: I sent them an email, and they said that type 1 is a little harder to cure than type 2. The price is also about k, so I have to really save up for that…but i know full well that if i go to this place, then i will have to give up almost if not all of my favorite foods.

    So, would it be wise to become a vegetarian? If you curious, the link to the place i want to go is below:

    http://www.treeoflife.nu/reversing-diabetes/21-day-reversing-diabetes/

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can be a vegetarian

      The following is from the website of Joel Fuhrman, MD. He is in New Jersey and he uses nutrition to treat and prevent disease. He does not pretend to be able to cure type 1 diabetes but he can help you to reduce the level of insulin you may need. Perhaps he can help you. Start by reading his books available through this link on Yahoo! Shopping http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AjhPZ_vpjgTFLiOMler5AatGDSoD?p=joel+fuhrman&did=7

      …………………………………………………………………………….
      Type 1 Diabetes (childhood onset or juvenile diabetes)

      In Type 1 Diabetes, which generally occurs earlier in life, children incur damage to the beta cells in the pancreas, which produce insulin, so they have an insulin deficiency. About ten percent of diabetes is Type 1. Excess body fat does not cause this type of diabetes, and those with Type 1 diabetes always will require insulin to prevent serious hyperglycemia and life-threatening ketoacidosis.

      Diabetes Symptoms

      The most common symptoms for Type 1 diabetes (juvenile or child onset) include, but are not limited to, frequent urination and thirst, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. An immediate visit to one’s health practitioner would be advised.

      Conventional Care

      With conventional care, the long-term prognosis for a Type 1 diabetic is dismal. More than one-third of all Type 1 diabetics die before the age of fifty. However, it is not Type 1 diabetes itself that causes such negative health consequences. Rather, it is the combination of the diabetes and the typical nutritional “advice” given to these patients – advice that requires them to take large amounts of unnecessary insulin. The extra insulin and the high glucose levels raise lipids, accelerate atherosclerosis and damage the body. With this in mind, it should be clear that while the Standard American Diet (SAD), which has spread to all industrialized nations, is dangerous for everyone. It is particularly deadly for diabetics. In short, if you eat conventionally you die conventionally, but if you eat the Standard American Diet with diabetes, you will be committing to poor health with food at a much younger age.

      Live a Long and Healthy Life with Type 1 Diabetes

      Type 1 diabetics need not feel doomed to a life of medical disasters and a possible early death. With a truly health-supporting lifestyle, including real food designed by nature, even the Type 1 (childhood onset) diabetic can have the same potential for a long, disease-free life, like the rest of us. I find that when Type 1 diabetics adopt a high-nutrient, dietary approach, they can lower their insulin requirements by about half. They protect their body against the heart-attack, promoting effects of the American diet style. They no longer have swings of highs and lows, and their glucose levels and lipids stay under excellent control. Even though the Type 1 diabetic will still require exogenous (external) insulin, but by following my Eat To Live diet-style, they will no longer need excessive amounts of it. Remember, it is not the Type 1 diabetes that is so damaging, it is the S.A.D., the typical dietary advice given to Type 1s and the excessive need for large amount of insulin that is so harmful. It is simply essential for all Type 1 diabetics to learn about my dietary recommendations which can give them the opportunity for a long and healthy life.

      A Type 1 Diabetic Changes His Diet

      John Sermos was a 22 year old college graduate with Type 1 diabetes since the age of 6. He was five foot, eight inches tall and weighed 190 pounds. He was taking a total of 70 units of insulin daily. He was referred to my office by his family physician as he was having swings in his glucose levels, too high at times and at other times dangerously low. He also wanted to learn more about nutrition to improve his health and reduce his future risks from having diabetes. I was impressed by his intelligence and desire to change his eating habits to better his health. We spent lots of time discussing the typical problems that befall most diabetics, and I explained to him that using 70 units of insulin a day was part of the problem. I explained that if he follows my recommended diet-style he will stabilize his weight at about 145 pounds and he will only require about 30 units of insulin a day. With this lower level of insulin, to mimic the amount of insulin a non-diabetic makes in the pancreas, he can have a life without the typical health issues that befall diabetics. We cut his nighttime insulin dose down by ten units and his mealtime insulin from 10 to 6 as he began the diet. Over the next two weeks we gradually tapered his insulin and found that he only needed 20 units of Lantus insulin at bedtime and 4 units before each meal for a total of 32 units a day. Almost immediately, with my dietary recommendations, his sugars were running in the favorable range, and he no longer experienced dangerous drops in his blood sugar. He had lost 13 pounds over the first month and by month three weighed 167, a loss of 23 pounds.

  27. QUESTION:
    my friend told me that her mom said she use to be diabetic and isnt anymore?
    i thought once you were diabetic that you always were.. just depends whether your type 1 or 2.. and i thought there isnt a cure.. just people with diabetes can control it..

    im type 2 but i no longer take meds. diet controlled..

    my friend said that her mom “use to be diabetic” and isnt anymore.. she wasnt talking about gestational diabetes or low blood sugar problems. so what is she talking about then?

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes never technically never goes away.
      unless its gestational, in which it can go away.
      but not even type 2 with excercise and dieting totally goes away.
      it may have become a lot better
      but it doesnt just “go away”

  28. QUESTION:
    Would you be willing to sign and date a formal document supporting President Bush’s policy and decision?
    on the issue of stem cell research……….

    The following are diseases and conditions that research shows can be cured through the development of embryonic stem cell therapy.
    Type 1 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis

    There are around one million Americans suffering from type 1 diabetes, which represents somewhere between 5% and 10% of the total number of Americans suffering both type 1 and type 2 forms of the disease. Type 1 diabetes often first appears in children over the age of 4, and is especially seen with the arrival of early adolescence at around 12 or 13 years of age. 1,000,000 children.

    About 700,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year and more than 158,000 of them will die, according to the American Cancer Society. Over the course
    of 40 years, that comes to a total of 6,320,000 people who will die from strokes.

    (continued)
    More than 910,000 Americans still die of heart disease annually, according to the American Heart Association. Over the course of 40 years that comes to 36,400,000
    that will die from a treatable disease.

    Estimated new cancer cases in the United States for the year 2002, according to the American Cancer Society (Year 2002 Surveillance Research from the American Cancer Society). It is estimated that about 555,500 Americans will die from cancer, corresponding to 1,500 deaths per day. Over the next 40 years that is 22,200,000 deaths.

    5 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. 25% of these
    People will die from the effects of the disease annually. That’s 60,000,000 people
    That will die from it’s effects over the next 40 years.
    The following statistics from the CDC show that on average in the United States in 2005, someone died in a fire about every 2 hours (143 minutes), and someone was injured every 29 minutes (Karter 2006). In 2005, fire departments responded to 396,000 home fires in the United States, which claimed the lives of 3,030 people (not including firefighters). Treatable burns will claim the lives of more than 44,000
    People over the next 40 years with about 30% of the victims being under the age
    of 12. That’s 13,200 children in the U.S. who will die from burns.

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a common rheumatic disease, affecting more than two million people in the United States. The disease is three times more common in women as in men. The disease can begin at any age, but most often starts after age forty and before sixty. 2,000,000 people suffer from the disease in the U.S. on an annual basis.
    In the U.S., more than 10 million people have osteoporosis. Many will suffer from
    Broken bones and thus developing complications such as infection or pneumonia that
    result in death.

    Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States

    Every year, approximately 10000 people in the United States survive an acute traumatic injury to the spinal cord. Over the course of 40 years this would come to
    About 400,000 people living with injuries to the spinal cord.
    THIS COMES TO A TOTAL OF 119,644,000 (ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN MILLION, SIX HUNDRED FORTY FOUR THOUSAND) UNNECESSARY AMERICAN DEATHS OVER THE NEXT 40 YEARS…………….
    4,565,200 of these will be CHILDREN. Three years ago a bi-partisan group of 206 House members signed a letter asking President Bush to expand the amount of federal funding available for stem cell research. Former President Ronald Reagan’s wife, Nancy Reagan added her support. President Bush limited the amount of stem cell lines that could be developed to what amounted to a drop of water in an ocean. This effectively
    tied the hands of Medical Researchers in the United States.
    My question is would you be willing to sign and date a formal document supporting President Bush’s policy and decision on the issue of stem cell research that could then be entered into a international data bank that would also make yourself and/or any of your family members ineligible for any future treatments or cures that come from stem cell research?

    Putting your ideology, causes and beliefs where your mouth is so to speak. The research is continuing to be developed in Canada and Europe, so it is just a matter of time until it becomes medical practice anyway. The only thing that pro-life supporters are blocking is the development of the research by American Doctors and Researchers. If by standing by your morals you would lose your families right to receive treatment in the future would you be willing? Under these terms do you still think that ignorance is bliss? The forms will be circulated throughout the country during census. Time to put up or shut up.
    wd …You didn’t understand the question. Would you sing and date a formal legal document supporting Bush’s very limited policy on the issue of stem cell research and GIVE UP your own and your families right to benefit or be treated by any future cures found through stem cell research?
    Son of (a) Bush……. Adult cells do not reproduce themselves in the lab in a quantity sufficient to cure most diseases. Also they are very limited to their application. Many embryotic cells are thrown away every day. Why throw away a cure for millions… unless pro-life isn’t about life.
    TO JERRY: So you say that you know how many mini-skirts that Paris Hilton has? I doubt that. I believe you lie sir.

    First off- You know nothing of who I got my FACTS from. For your information my sources included 3 of the top medical research people in the U.S. today.

    Second, President Bush limits the number of lines to much LESS than 100, and you say he doesn’t limit PRIVATE funding. I didn’t realize that the U.S. Govt. controls free enterprise. When did this take effect? Under Bush? You seem to know a lot about nothing. YOU say the best research comes from not having governments overseeing them? REALLY…? Then how is it that the U.S. went from a theory to the creation of the atom bomb in less than 5 years? And I do believe that the people who work at NASA would disagree with you. Again you LIE sir.
    to jerry (continued)

    Third, you show your true agenda sir. Your “true colors” so to speak. You worry about paying more taxes and not human life. You try to talk a subject into the ground so that you can justify not paying for it. But if it works without you losing a dime, you want yourself and your family to benefit from it. You strike me as a semi-wealthy welfare recipient.

    You avoided the question I asked. It was simple enough. You either believe or you don’t. Just prove it was all I was asking. You have presented nothing more than a rant from someone who wants a “free ride”. And YOU sir, and those like you degrade the American Public.

    Thank you for proving “MY” point.

    • ANSWER:
      As I said…… Anyone who hasn’t been trained in this field doesn’t understand that there are MILLIONS of combinations in the genetic make-up of a human. Bush’s policy limits the lines that can be researched by scientists to some 70 odd lines. That is like Bush giving a baker a single grain of wheat and telling him that he expects him to bake 24 dozen loaves of bread with it. OR as stupid as giving one lone soldier a single bullet and telling him to go fight the war by himself. Bush does not have the power to limit PRIVATE funds regardless of what “JERRY” says.

      He attacks HONOR for bringing the TRUTH to the public attention, and then reports me and has my answer removed because I noticed what he was doing.

      HONOR I think what you are trying to say is that “SOME PEOPLE” talk a good talk, but they can’t walk the walk. One of the people who responded to your question seems like a semi-wealthy WELFARE recipient. He doesn’t want his tax dollars to pay for creating cures that will save so many lives, but he’s more than willing to benefit from any that are found. Just as long as it doesn’t cost him a precious dime of his money. His attitude is defeatist to America. He’s not about life… he’s about DEATH. AMERICAN deaths. He is a whining example of why the U.S. is in decline.

  29. QUESTION:
    Who agrees the Jonas Brothers are annoying?
    Joe can’t sing–he strains his vocals. He could end up losing his voice completely.
    Joe copies Kevin’s silly twirling thing.
    Joe all of a sudden plays guitar like Nick and Kevin–such a huge copycat.
    He lip syncs–if you know what I mean, for example, Nick will sing words, and Joe lips it or whatever.
    All of his so-called rap…is just random words–none of it has meaning.
    Nick was a baby about his diabetes. Come on, other people have it, too. He cried at almost every concert for awhile. He and his brothers didn’t support to find a cure for it, until he got diabetes. That’s not real hope for anything, that’s just wanting publicity.
    Kevin is a disappointment to his fans by not singing lead, even though his fans have petitions for him to do so. If I were a famous celebrity, I probably sing for my fans, if I had vocal talents, and they begged me to sing lead at least once. That would make them happy.
    What’s the point of going solo, if you are getting married so young, and there isn’t many fans out there–there are fans there, but he is like a shadow, compared to his brothers.
    Why marry so young? He is just a repeat of all those celebrities who marry/get engage at 18-22. He will end up ending the relationship by the time he is 30.
    Their 3rd or 4th cd–lines trying, whatever cd–has random genres in it. stick to one genre. It’s nice to try and experiment, but stick to one or 2 genres per album.
    They are just pop star wannabes–Prince, The Beatles–trying to be like them.
    Why do people say they are a rock group? They’re not! It sounds like pop!
    A real celebrity, who tries to be down to earth won’t spend most of their earnings buying fancy cars, or wearing fancy clothing or buying fancy anything. (I heard they give 20% of their earning to charity). I’m in the general working class, and give 50-62% of all my earnings to charities, including diabetes, cancer, asthma, and other foundations.(I have a well-paying job in the medical field. I drive a used jeep, and wear clothes that I buy from thrift shops, and Wal-Mart, and minor brand stores, like lulu lemon) I have been giving this much to charities even before finding out that I have respiratory problems. I haven’t freaked out when I was diagnosed with diabetes type 1. Just upset that I had to watch my sugar intake, but not crying like a baby.

    In general, who agrees that the Jonas Brothers are annoying, fake, and aren’t going to last–just another wannabe boy band?

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with you. there voices are okay but theyre not amazing singers or anything like that. they are going to burn out when their tween fans grow up and abandon them.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the problem with healthcare?
    For the longest time in my life no one cared, Obama is a socialist, but besides the fact, seriously what is the problem, to see if there is one I will list the top 10 causes of death by the CDC and see if medical treatment is necessary. In all cases of Emergency by law the Hospitals MUST take you, even they take illegal immigrants. No one gets denied to the ER, so any ways here are the top 10 killers in America according to the CDC.

    URL- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/FASTATS/lcod.htm

    * Heart disease: 631,636
    * Cancer: 559,888
    * Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 137,119
    * Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,583
    * Accidents (unintentional injuries): 121,599
    * Diabetes: 72,449
    * Alzheimer’s disease: 72,432
    * Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,326
    * Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,344
    * Septicemia: 34,234

    1. Heart Disease – is my favorite since the causes are related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. You don’t need health care to treat your self unless you need a prescription to exercise.

    2. Cancer has a problem since that is a vague term, what kind of cancer, really if it’s anything related to smoking, being over weight, are caused by the individual. The other problem is modern medicine today doesn’t even have a true cure. Does it really matter how many times you want to go through Chemotherapy till you die? You got leukemia which is cancer of the blood, That’s the only one I can picture needing to go to the hospital for, considering you need to get your blood checked, unfortunately that group is such a minority in the big spectrum of cancer it’s not an issue. Not to mention cancer it’s self can be spotted by annual check ups, a doctor visit doesn’t cost much, you’re acting like you are going through an MRI per visit.

    3. Stroke – is the same concept as a heart attack, just a stroke is the lack of blood flow to the brain. So the same concept of proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management occurs. No need for a doctor.

    4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease – 80% of it is caused by smoking or second hand smoke. Someone tell me if you need health insurance to prevent stupidity. The cure is oxygen replacement and to stop smoking. Please tell me how expensive that is. What happens is if you can’t use your lungs efficiently you become dependent on using an oxygen tank. I can’t think of how expensive it truly must be to refill an oxygen tank. Man this is hilarious on how “Expensive it is”

    5. Accidents – Do you really need health insurance for this?

    6. Diabetes – again is vague, there are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1 will always be insulin dependent, type 2 is insulin dependent due to having a poor diet and ruining their blood sugar by bad choices, and type 3 is caused when a female is pregnant, which more so goes away. Type 2 Diabetics is the biggest in this catagory, again why am I repeating myself, it’s the individuals fault, except for type 1, since type 1 are genetically that way. Type 2 isn’t genetic, Type 1 can see a doctor for free for all I care it’s such a small number compared to the type 2. Type 2 is done by poor choices of diet and lack of exercise. I repeat myself alot.

    7. Alzheimer’s disease – There is no cure, what good is it if you have health insurance any ways? So you can be pumped full of drugs and be slowly dying in a painless way. There is no cure like cancer, no true cure. There are little treatments that still don’t change the out come. It doesn’t matter regardless.

    8. Influenza and Pneumonia – If you read up on this, it suggests to get vaccinated for this. Again with the prevention factor individuals won’t consider. The main treatment for influenza is to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid exertion. Fever and aches are sometimes treated with acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen).
    Does that even sound expensive to drink fluids and rest then swallow an over the counter drug like aspirin?

    9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis – Finally one that really requires hospital treatment, this is the failure of the kidney, of course you need a hospital for this. This one will hurt if you don’t have health insurance, I can finally agree that the individual uninsured here is screwed.

    10. Septicemia (also septicæmia [sep⋅ti⋅cæ⋅mi⋅a][3], or erroneously Septasemia and Septisema) is a related but deprecated (formerly sanctioned medical) term referring to the presence of pathogenic organisms in the blood-stream, leading to sepsis.[4] The term has not been sharply defined. It has been inconsistently used in the past by medical professionals, for example as a synonym of bacteremia. In the lame terms, due to unsanitary conditions or place of alot of bacteria can this be consumed. The therapy of sepsis rests on antibiotics, surgical drainage of infected fluid collections, fluid replacement and appropriate support for organ dysfunction. Anti
    Uninsured doctor visits cost on average.

    Family practice: to 5
    Specialist: 5 to 5

    Antibiotics cost on average to 125 dollars a week.
    Wow alot of my information got sliced off.
    Chester why do you need health insurance for preventive care when it suggests you eat right, exercise, and manage your stress? How the hell do you not comprehend that, does a doctor need to write you a prescription to run 2 miles?
    PARKERD: What kind of person sits there dying of things they lacked to manage. You realize the top 10 killers of America are manageable, You’re taking away the individual responsibility of people and assuming it’s not their fault. We can be a fascist country and mandate everyone eats a certain way, exercises a certain way, but then it would conflict with our freedom. People are freely choosing to kill them selves with the poor choices they make. It’s not lack of insurance, it’s lack of self respect.
    eelfins: I am advocating for prevention because the causes of these diseases could be prevented, cancer has many preventions, most people that have cancer don’t get it randomly like they’re struck by lightning. So why do you need to treat someone with health insurance like the number 1 killer, which can be prevented by proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Is Yahoo Answers holding an idiot marathon? You don’t need hospital treatment for illnesses that can be prevented. Same reason why I don’t need someone to tell me to cross the street, when I can prevent getting hit by looking both ways.

    Cross the road to enlightenment please, you’re blaming lack of insurance on the individuals lack of prevention. If these illnesses where caused by random lucky I’d say otherwise.
    YA! the anti-conservative site: Can I rip your pants off and shove your genitalia in my face, since you’re the one decent enough to make a standard statement. Of course Medicare and Mediciaid ruined the private sector of health care. You can’t have the government give free health care options and expect a private insurance company to compete fairly. It forms a monopoly and drives away the private competition since the government can’t lose since it has unlimited funds with taxpayers, only way the government can lose is if it goes bankrupt. Oh wait we are 11 trillion dollars in debt. I hope to god someone wakes up and stops advocating for more liabilities for this nation.
    Alan S: those 45,000 people that die yearly and don’t have health insurance you so claim. How do you know their cause of death is directly related to cause of death. How do you know what they died from? If someone gets hit by a car and dies and doesn’t have health insurance they would be a part of your statistic. But really it wouldn’t be relevant. I would need to know the causes of death. I listed the top 10 causes of death in America by the federal site. If you notice most of them can be prevented if people took care of them self. Maybe I’ll rip my ears off and attach them to your skull so hopefully you can hear what I am saying. I am disgusted by how you allow people to be uneducated and voluntarily kill them self and advocate for health care being cheaper. Why not advocate people to make healthier life style choices. Make them a non-heart attack statistic, what good is health care when you make poor choices and die from a heart attack. Preventative measures are the top priority.

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is that alot of people either do not pay, or are on government sponsored medicare or Medicaid. This has led to a loss in ability for hospitals to pay for better staff, better equipment, top rated doctors. Many hospitals are going bankrupt due to high numbers of illegals, and low reimbursement for Medicaid or Medicare.

  31. QUESTION:
    The cancer research consipiracy, part II?
    This is to the conspiracy buffs, and believers of the all-purpose, magical, all-natural, miracle cancer cure. There are some things you should know about the pharmaceutical industry. I do not mean this in a condescending manner, but as an inside view.
    – First, for the “natural” cure : 50% of all conventional medecine on the market is of natural origin (including taxol, the most widely used chemo agent). Many research groups test natural extracts on cancer cell lines, including at NIH. We have been doing this for other group ourselves. So far, nothing threw anybody on their backsides. The pharmas do the same, because you CAN patent a natural extract. If you do not believe me, go check some patents.
    – Second, a pharma makes money selling pills, not doing research. Research costs money.
    – Third, the best money makers for pharmas are chronic conditions. Antidepressors, anti-hypertension, diabetes type 2, LDL control, asthma and arthritis in particular, are very big.
    All these conditions are aggravated by bad food habits and lack of exercise. So basically, pharmas are making money out of people’s lazyness. I know it feels bad to be told that we are part of the problem, but here it is.
    For those who wonder, I do have moderate asthma , and my best friend was recently diagnosed with cancer. And I did NOT say that lifestyle CAUSES these conditions, but that it AGGRAVATES them. Asthma has been shown to become a much worse problem in obese people, because body fat is actually a gland that produces pro-inflammatory hormones (this was observed in my institute).
    A lot of the people having these conditions, especially type 2 diabetes (NOT type 1) could have avoided them, or have a later onset, with a better lifestyle. I personnaly know an obese 10-years-old boy with type 2 diabetes, for god’s sake ! It’s time we do something.
    People dont want to make an effort ! If you do not believe me, please go to the diet & fitness section, and count the number of questions involving people asking for a no-effort way to lose weight.
    A precision on what can be patented, and what cannot. I said you can patent a natural EXTRACT, meaning the method of extraction. It sometimes may make all the difference between what is efficient and what is not.
    You can also patent a TREATMENT, meaning what is given, in what dosage, how, and for what.
    But there’s a hitch : you have to prove it is efficient, as in any other publication !
    And vitamins are ALREADY part of the “conventional” treatment of some cancers ! Vitamin D is given in leukemia because it is PROVEN to promote cell differentiation !

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      I like the fact you have some guts to talk about the actual facts, but our society is programed for simple minded thinking and we have so much ignorance its really sad.

      Your fighting a tough battle with this forum, but if only one person hears you then its worth it. I have helped many people over the years to heal their diseases and one of the most important steps and that is cleansing the toxins out of the body. Especially the colon! When you dont have regular bowel movements daily the toxins sit in the colon and get into the blood stream. That is what causes illness and disease (even Leukemia). Cancer is not inherited, it is a lifestyle that has driven the patient to his condition.

      Anyone reading this with doubts go see the herbdoc.com and realize that he has healed thousands of people for decades (had a clininc in Malibu for 20 years and closed in 1992 because the FDA said you’re healing to many people). Once you understand how the body rids of toxins, everything becomes a lot more clear.

      Keep pressing on to those who will at least listen.

      Best of heath to all

  32. QUESTION:
    Do you, ladies have PCOS?
    I do, and i believe that all women who has , should start writing long letters to docs, explain how messed up can be and find not a treatment but A REAL CURE, for this curse of nature.

    my personal experience.
    I got my period 14 years old, it was painful, like a stomach ache.
    After my first period the second one came 5-6 months after. PAIN PAIN PAIN, VOMITING , LOW PRESSURE, FAINTING,COLD SWEATS, all these for 12 years, ( iim 26 now) and i didn’t knew , my family didn’t get me to the doctor, (messed up family, another big story), and when I went to a doc, she told me that i have them and its ok. I was 22 when i went and until now i didn’t knew how serious can be.
    Did you know that:
    More than 50 percent of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) before the age of 40.
    Women with PCOS have a four to seven times higher risk of heart attack than women of the same age without PCOS.
    Women with PCOS are at greater risk of having high blood pressure.
    Women with PCOS have high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol
    Chance of getting endometrial cancer
    the symptoms are:
    infrequent menstrual periods, no menstrual periods, and/or irregular bleeding
    infertility (not able to get pregnant) because of not ovulating
    increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes—a condition called hirsutism (HER-suh-tiz-um)
    ovarian cysts
    acne, oily skin, or dandruff
    weight gain or obesity, usually carrying extra weight around the waist
    insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes
    high cholesterol
    high blood pressure
    male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
    patches of thickened and dark brown or black skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
    skin tags, or tiny excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area
    pelvic pain
    anxiety or depression due to appearance and/or infertility
    sleep apnea—excessive snoring and times when breathing stops while asleep
    (Not all women with PCOS share the same symptoms)

    Thats is so messed up. I got :
    Acne, depression, very irregular periods, increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, It ruined my life until now, because no doctor told me anything of those and i might have insulin resistance, because of my family background.
    now i went to a hospital and im waiting for my next period so i can do some tests.
    here in greece, docs saying ” oh birth control pills are bad , don’t take them, blah, blah blah, ” fuck them , the minute i start birth control pills , is my happiest moments i.ve ever lived, no acne, no pains, everything is so perfect, now i stopped because i have to do the blood exams, and guess what….. ACNE ACNE ACNE, HAIR, SMALL BOOBS!
    I took yasmin, and here in greece birth control pills cost like 10 euro, why in america cost like 60 dollars? because of the advertisment? here they don’t do to much advertisment.

    thanks, all ladies you can share if you want to.

    All my life i thought that i was crazy, crazy bitch from hell, i was feeling bad and now i know.

    • ANSWER:
      I have it. Ugh. :’(
      I started my periods aged 12.
      It lasted for two weeks and then if didn’t come again until 5 months later! I thought there was something wrong with me.
      Now I’m 16. That was four years ago and I still barely get my period. When I do, its very long and painful…
      I have facial hair which I struggle to hide (and boys crack jokes at me at school) and my back, stomach and chest has a lot of hair on it too.
      I have really bad acne on my face and back. I am also slightly fat and I can’t shift the weight!
      I want a solution. The tummy pains are the worst. I get them most when I’m stressed and that’s not good when I’m sitting exams…
      I speak to my doctor for help but he just sends me for a blood test to check my hormone levels. :( Ugh. I want help. :(:(:(

  33. QUESTION:
    Would you drink this?
    If you had, lets say, type 2 diabetes, would you drink a:

    1. Bitter melon coffee?
    ( you can’t even taste the bitter melon because of the coffee.)

    2. What if the herbs were floating?
    (Dont worry, they actually look like gourmet.)

    3. What if it would really cure you in 3 months?! (with proper diet)

    4. What about if it would take 12 months?

    5. It costs per pack (40 glassess)

    6. But you cant drink it with sugar or cream…. :P (but if you have a)

    7. What about if I add coco/ natural sugar?

    8. Any more suggestions?
    Sorry for the typos. :P

    • ANSWER:
      I prefer drinking lake water rather than paying 1$ for such non sense

  34. QUESTION:
    I have a question about the use of 35% hydrogen peroxide as medicine.?
    I just got through reading the “one minute cure” and I have many questions on the use of it. It did not mention how or if you can give it to people already on medication. My mother has type 2 diabetes and is on a couple meds. My mother in law and my sister in law are also taking meds with different illnesses. My 3yr old son had a tumor removed from his brain and there is a little left, so I’d like to give it to him too. If you know anything about child doses please let me know or about people on several meds already. Thanks for your time this is new to me and I have not done much research yet.
    Please only answer if you have tried this. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve read a scam publication. Very sorry that you got ripped off but DO NOT attempt to poison your family with this stuff!

      Here’s what happens when hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with human tissue, first blood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaAZ37NBGME&feature=related

      and then the liver: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4YsyHsQ_HA

      You really don’t want this stuff inside you!

  35. QUESTION:
    Born again Christian think they should spread the word, but does this mean to harass?
    On Thanksgiving Day we hosted Thanksgiving for my husband’s family. We have been doing this for 17 years. At the end of the day as people were leaving, my BIL and his wife (who is my husband’s sister) approached us after we were alone.

    First, let me explain. I have 2 children. One is 10 and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last year. The other is 8. We are Catholic and I send my kids to private Catholic schools. My BIL is a born again Christian.

    My BIL started out by telling us a story about how someone at his church had a miracle and was healed. He then continued to say that we should be doing this for our daughter rather than relying upon doctors to cure her. He said the JDRF walk we participate in each year was wrong. We told him that we had strong faith in God and miracles too but that we did not see anything wrong in supporting medical research as well. We could do both. He became frustrated with us and in no time was yelling “you have to get the demons out of your daughter”.

    This led to more. He continued on to slam his fist on my kitchen island and demanded to know how we prayed, how we talked to God, the EXACT date we were saved. Since we are Catholic we believe that baptism is when we are born again. He would not accept that. He would not listen. He argued with us and argued. I told him to stop. That I was Catholic and he was not going to change my faith or my beliefs. He laughed at me and said “what is Catholic???” He challenged me to recite some Bible verses then if I really was strong in my faith. He wouldn’t stop. He continued on and even attacked us then about Halloween and Santa Claus. My 8 year old son was listening. It got so bad that we had to virtually yell at him to get out of our home and lead him out.

    I cried for an hour after this happened. I didn’t sleep at all that night. I felt violated in my own home. I probably wouldn’t have felt worse if I had been actually buglarized. My son kept coming to me and hugging me because he was confused his uncle did this and Mom and Dad were upset.

    My husband and I have talked about this extensively and we have come to the conclusion that we just can’t be around this man. We don’t want him near our children. I hate to do that as I am very close to my family, but he hurt us so deep and I don’t think he will ever “get” it either that he did. He honestly believes he was speaking the truth to us and we were hurt by hearing the truth. I did some research and I see that they are told to expect anger from people when they spread their word. I just don’t understand how they can feel this is at all right to do this.

    I just am lost with how we were attacked like this. I still am emotional.

    • ANSWER:
      Your brother in law is lost in a cult and certainly is not “born again” as you are in the biblical sense. You are correct that you are born again by your baptism. As for the date you were saved, no one can answer that question because we do not have an expiration date stamped on our heel and salvation occurs at judgment and is the result of a sanctified soul at death. It is not an emotional or intellectual assent to belief in our Lord as he has been deceived into believing. What he believes is a sin called presumption. The truth is no one knows if or when anyone will be saved.

      I think a great part of what you are feeling is frustration of not being able to defend your faith against this evil attack. I advise you to see this as an opportunity to learn about your faith so that you are not grasping for answers if this happens again. Get Karl Keatings book Catholicism and Fundamentalism published by Ignatius Press. This and studying the Scriptures will give you the weapons and armor to fight these spiritual battles. You will be prepared to witness to others like your brother in law which is the instruction to every Catholic Christian when we leave the Mass. God bless!

      In Christ
      Fr. Joseph

  36. QUESTION:
    9 health questions please help me?
    Question 1 Which term describes factors related to the occurrences of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
    A Causative factors
    B effect factors
    C risk factors
    D preventive factors
    Question 2 what si another term for hypertension a condition on which condition in which the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries is greater than it should be
    A atherosclerosis
    B thrombosis
    C high blood perssure
    D fibrillation
    Question 3 What term best describes the thickening of the arterial wall due to fatty deposits
    A arteriosclerosis
    B atherosclerosis
    C thrombosis
    D angina pectoris
    Question 4 in which condition does the heart beat in an abnormal rhythm
    A thrombosis
    B Cardiac arrest
    C angina pectoris
    Question 5 what type about type 2 diabetes is true
    A its restricted to those who are 40 or older
    B its now being found in children and teens
    C its results from a build-up of insulin
    D it’s a result from a deficiency in glucose
    Question 6 Which occurs when cancerous cells break away from the site of origin and move to other parts of the body
    A malignancy
    B benignity
    C carcinoma
    D metastasis
    Question 7 which is the most important thing to remember about the signs of cancer
    A they indicate that cancer is present
    B they are the best way to diagnose cancer
    C they indicate that you should seek medical help
    D they are most effective when used by older people
    I think a or c
    Question 8 what type of cancer treatment destroys tumor cells and shrinks the cancerous mass
    A radiation
    B chemotherapy
    C complete removal by surgery
    D inhalation therapy
    Last question Which chronic disease which can be controlled but not cured affects the way the body converts food into energy
    A diabetes
    B cerebral thrombosis
    C asthma
    D insulin
    I think a

    • ANSWER:
      1) C
      2) C
      3) B
      4) (Did you leave out a choice?)
      5) B
      6) D
      7) C
      8) B
      9) A

      Medical Professional

  37. QUESTION:
    Are there any other TYPE 1 diabetics that or people with other diseases that are driven crazy by this stuff?
    Im sorry but i needed to vent and see if there was any other diabetics that think there are a lot of things wrong with the education about this diseases.
    1.) the way doctors try to get kids to understand they have a serious condition that’s treatable. Im a grown adult and i still freak out when something acts up because my entire childhood i was told if i go even just a little high i would loose my legs fingers, eye sight, hearing and everything else!
    2.) THAT STUPID GUY on tv for the medicare commercials that says “if you have diabetus” ITS DIABETES there is no U!
    3.) The commercials that are for parents who are over feeding and over stuffing their children.AMERICA is the fat country we know this. And you know what im all for curves and i realize some people with type 2 have no control because they inherit some bad weight genes or they are getting older and their body cant keep up.. but most of the type 2 ads are about americas fat kids and their trying to get parents to feed their kids better which is good..but I did not get to enjoy 20 Twinkies a day before being cursed my whole life. I popped out of the womb this way, wheres my commercial asking people to donate and help the cause? And of course this one also leaks into the next one…
    4.) which is loved ones. I HATE LOOSING PEOPLE I LOVE however science is now about keeping grandma who is 110 years old and would really like to be taken off all the noisy machines and go see grandpa in far far away land, but instead of letting her go peacefully the whole science world is trying to keep her going till shes just fades into the bed..it would be nice if you could reduce her to like 40 or 50 and then keep her going but no…lets keep her going when shes old and tired and cant walk or breath or remember all the people who might come to visit her trying to get her to sign over her belongs when…again she could go see grandpa (if she wanted to I AM NOT saying we shouldn’t prolong life-if that is what the patient wants) but their not asking their just doing when they could be focusing on curing what is wrong with the younger generation so that it stops and doesn’t effect the next one. you know things like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis. MS. and about 1000 others that effect tons of people around the world age 0- grandma.
    5.) BEFORE I FORGET THIS ONE, I like jodi Foster BUT OMG everyone remembers that in panic room her daughter was diabetic and it was this whole big thing. A.) if you had a panic room there would be diabetic supplies in there IN case of emergency B.) When the clock hit 12 i do not take a “dose’ I have NEVER taken a “dose” I test before i eat, i test 2 hours after. i used to take a long acting shot and then one when i ate and one if i was high. maybe 10 times a day if needed….now im on a pump -go technology- and i only take insulin when i eat, or when im high. Could someone somewhere make a movie where they could get this right??

    im really a nice person, and ive had this disease a very long time and im okay with that- but these are just a few things that drive me insane. I don’t mind explaining diabetes to people ive spent years answering “yes i can eat whatever i want, i just take insulin” every time (and there have been many times) that people ask me if i can eat that. Ive even shown people how to do all that i have to do, its fine. and im sure there are many people with other diseases that go through the same thing and i invite you to explain any grievances you have with the world in your disease so that i don’t do anything to annoy someone with it.

    I try to image picking up a bag and just leaving, pretending that i COULD do that and that i wouldn’t have to make a list of how long id be gone, how many site changed that would be, how many things of test strips id need, what kind of batteries i might need and how many and the back ups in case the site doesn’t go in right.

    back when i was out of high school and didn’t know what i wanted to go to college for, but needed to make up my mind so i didn’t loose my parents insurance.. i picked several different courses and signed up but took my time just pretending i could take a break if i wanted.

    And I try very hard not to say “hi my names diabetic jane” I don’t care how many times ive been told, or i say to others “its just the way my life is, its normal’ i wish i could grab a cotton candy and just eat it without thinking test. calculate, take insulin. and im sure there are many people with diabetes or other diseases that also act and say its just the way life is, and make jokes when really every so often we all just curse that we got stuck. and maybe some don’t. most days it doesn’t bother me, but then some days it does… oh and warning to any diabetic doctors on yahoo. if when i have a child who’s diabetic; and they try the scare tactic…the doctor should be very afraid.
    hi, thanks commenter #2. just so you know- not running. ive had diabetes for a very very long time, since i was 8. and i do take care of it. And yes it is a slow death-it basically rots your organs. My dads going throught that now, the diabetic neuropathy. I have eczema (common in diabetics) in my ear canal. it a delight. It is a diease that should be taken seriously however they need to come up with something other then the scare tactic. Im not going to have my kids go through what I did. The saying you can take a horse to water, applies to diabetes (even some of the doctors i went to when i was younger say that.) It didnt matter that they frightened me- i was too young to understand or care especially through the teenage years. The one doctor told my parents that with all the hormonal changes it was going to be a bumpy ride no matter what. I didnt get control of my diabetes until i wanted to have control.No one has to agree with me,these are my opinions. i just want more for my kids.
    Thanks for responding Sandy, I was hopeing that my rant would reach out to other diabetics or family members of diabetics. Im really sorry how tough things with your husband are, I haven’t had to go through to much besides having about 10 kinds of infections a year because the diabetes makes us easy targets. Ive always thought lows were the worse, going high can be a toll on the body but lows are scary to me, high i just feel sluggish and sick but when im low i can loose my eye sight but that only happens when i drop to 30 which thankfully isnt often. IF you stop by again maybe we could chat, is there anything else the doctors can do for your husband? setting him up on a pump, or that new constant glucose pump thing might help control his lows. althought insurance companies are alwasy difficult. ok thats next
    6.) People who aren’t diabetic deciding what is needed. At one point they made us pay more to get IV Preps! And limited the # of test strips i could get.

    • ANSWER:
      QUESTION: ‘Are there any other TYPE 1 diabetics that or people with other diseases that are driven crazy by this stuff?’

      ANSWER: http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/diabetic-pet-peeves-d?xg_source=msg_com_forum&id=583967%3ATopic%3A933689&page=1#comments

  38. QUESTION:
    Stem Cell Survey…….?
    I need this info. for a research paper for my class. I would appreciate it if you could take a couple minutes to do it. Thank you!

    Stem cells are a unique type of cells that can specialize into just about any type of cell in the body resulting in a huge potential in the medical world. They can be found in places in the body like in bone marrow (called adult stem cells) or obtained through the destruction of an embryo (called embryonic stem cells). Note: Embryonic stem cells are able to specialize into a wider variety of cells than in adult stem cells resulting in a wider potential of cures for diseases and conditions.

    1. Are you male or female?

    2. What is your age?

    3. How much do you agree with the following statements? Note: Answer strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree or strongly agree to the following,

    a)It is ethical to use embryonic stem cells for medical purposes.

    b)Just because we never seen any cures, doesn’t mean we should give up on stem cell research.

    c)I believe that stem cell procedures used today can improve the quality of life of others.

    4. Do you believe that stem cell research will eventually lead to a cure of serious medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis?

    5. Do you think that the government should fund stem cell research?

    6. Do you think it would be more beneficial to study adult stem cells rather than embryonic stem
    cells?

    7. Is the potential benefit of embryonic stem cell research worth the embryo that we are sacrificing?

    • ANSWER:
      M60
      a) strongly agree
      b)strongly disagree
      c) sronngly agree
      4 yes
      5 yes
      6 no
      7 yes

  39. QUESTION:
    Stem Cell Survey! Answers needed!?
    I am conducting this survey to obtain first hand information about the ethics of stem cell research. I would appreciate that all respondents fill in the following as honestly and accurately as possible. The information gather will be used towards my CM2300 final report and will be strictly. To complete the survey just check or circle what applies below.

    Stem cells are a unique type of cells that can specialize into just about any type of cell in the body resulting in a huge potential in the medical world. They can be found in places in the body like in bone marrow (called adult stem cells) or obtained through the destruction of an embryo (called embryonic stem cells). Note: Embryonic stem cells are able to specialize into a wider variety of cells than in adult stem cells resulting in a wider potential of cures for diseases and conditions.

    1. Are you male or female?

    2. Do you have children?

    3. What is your age?

    4. How much do you agree with the following statements? Note: Answer strongly dissagree, disagree, neutral, aggree or strongly agree to the following,

    It is ethical to use embryonic stem cells for medical purposes.

    Just because we never seen any cures, doesn’t mean we should give up on stem cell research.

    I believe that stem cell procedures used today can improve the quality of life of others.

    5. Do you believe that stem cell research will eventually lead to a cure of serious medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis?

    6. Do you think that the government should fund stem cell research?

    7. Do you think it would be more beneficial to study adult stem cells rather than embryonic stem
    cells?

    8. Is the potential benefit of embryonic stem cell research worth the life of an embryo that we are sacrificing?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Male

      2. No

      3. 19

      4.
      a. Strongly Agree
      b. Strongly Agree
      c. Strongly Agree

      5. Yes, definitely

      6. Yes!

      7. Adult stem cells are not nearly as effective. So no.

      8. Yes.

  40. QUESTION:
    My Dr. put me on Vitamin D2?
    My Doctor prescribed vitamin D2 1.25 mg tablets for me.?
    He told me my vitamin D2 level was 7, and should be between 30-80. I take 300 mg of phenytoin at bedtime. Any concerns I should have about taking this medication. And how long will it take my level of vitamin D to be where it should be? I’m 54 years of age.

    Below was chosen The Best Answer?? And what does this mean to me???!!!

    Best Answer – Chosen by Voters
    The prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol vit.D2). As warned by the National Institute of Health -

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023…

    Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. Current recommendations are for 35iu per pound – a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not account for depleted stores. March is when stores are at their lowest.

    Vitamin D3 deficiency is becoming an epidemic. U.S. RDA are much too low. It is possible that upper atmosphere pollution is blocking the needed UVB light from the sun.

    Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS & being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems.

    I have Fibromyalgia -Vitamin D3 supplementation has cleared the constant muscle pain. I did high levels for 3 weeks & was pain free. I knocked the dose down to 2000iu’s a day & a week later the pain was back. After restarting high levels, the pain is managed again after 3 days.

    I personally did 35,000iu per day for 2 months trying to refill my stores. It is highly recommended that you have your vit.D levels tested but my research shows toxicity only at outrageous, long term levels.

    I originally did B12 injections daily for a couple of years & then I tried guaifenesin (Dr.St.Amand’s protocol) for 10 years but discovered vit.D3 supplementation only recently & that has worked better than anything else!

    I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating to allow the body to regenerate rather than degenerate.

    http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1560…

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl…

    Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

    * Reversal of advanced coronary disease
    * Reversal of advanced lung disease, avoiding a lung transplant!
    * Cure of multiple sclerosis
    * Cure of amotrophic lateral sclerosis
    * Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
    * Improvement in allergies
    * Control of many cancers including prostate, breast, colon, brain tumors, leukemia, myeloma, etc
    * Reversal of osteoporosis
    * Prevention of influenza
    * Cure of depression and many other mental disorders
    * Hashimoto’s hyperthyroidism

    In summary, the evidence for safety and remarkable efficacy of Vitamin D3 suggests that virtually ALL adults should probably take 50,000 units of D3 daily. This is certainly true for those with virtually any illness.

    • ANSWER:
      Jim,

      If you’ve been diagnosed with MS, contact an Official Treatment Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Center. You can call the National MS Society:

      “In the meantime, please contact us at 1-800-344-4867 for current, detailed information on treatment resources in your area.”

      http://bit.ly/9uOQnG

      Until you talk to an MS Specialist Neurologist, just forget all of that Vitamin D information you found on the internet. After you ask that MS Neurologist about it, and ask him/her the questions you need answered.

      Good Luck.

  41. QUESTION:
    Just been to the Doctor…VERY LONG!!?
    Hi ladies!

    I’m 20wks+2 and for about three weeks have had bad pains in my groin which have got so bad it felt like my pelvis was about to snap when I walk. Contacted a midwife who told me it’s not a pregnancy problem and to contact my GP and I’ve just had my appointment.
    Turns out I have SPD (which I already suspected since I had it on my last full term pregnancy) and she basically told me what I already knew..that it’s going to get a lot worse. She also told me to rest as much as is possible (very difficult when I have two very energetic children aged 8 and 4) and work isn’t a good idea either as I work in retail and am on my feet all day. I know there isn’t a cure for it and for now we’re going to keep a close eye on it and I’m to go back if it worsens so we can decide what to do next.
    Has anyone else experienced this so early on and how did you manage with regards to work etc??? I really don’t want to take my maternity leave too early because I want all the time possible after my baby is born.

    The next thing she got concerned about is the fact that I’m very big for my stage in pregnancy (at first she thought I was 7 months just by looking at me). She got me to lay on the couch so she could have a prod about and it turns out my uterus is very high compared to where it should be. She queried whether it was actually twins which two previous scans have confirmed it isn’t, then asked if there was a history of diabetes in my family which there isn’t. She then asked when my next scan was which is Tuesday and told me if I wasn’t already booked in then she’d have got me in on Monday because she’s worried that it’s either a very big baby or I’m carrying a LOT of fluid.

    Again has anyone else experienced this and how did things turn out for you?? Did carrying too much fluid have a detrimental effect on your pregnancy?

    Sorry it’s so long but wanted to get everything in one question instead of typing two =)

    • ANSWER:
      For SPD – definitely see a chiropractor! One who is experienced working with pregnant women, can adjust your pubic bone, and preferably one who is trained/certified in Webster’s technique. I am pregnant for the 5th time, and did not see a chiro for pubic symphysis pain until baby #3, and believe me, it makes a huge difference!

      I’ve found this link to be extremely helpful as well:

      http://www.plus-size-pregnancy.org/pubicpain.htm

      While there are lots of scary things that can cause your “high” uterus that should of course be checked out, it is also possible that it is related to the SPD and that if you get your pelvis back in alignment, that baby will be able to sit farther down in your pelvis, and/or rotate into a more “normal” position.

  42. QUESTION:
    DIABETES?? HEART FAILURE??? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Well, The first day, which was 2 weeks ago I all of a sudden felt light-headed, and when I stood up I felt dizzy, I drank 2 cups of water, and lied on my bed, and felt better. Me and my mom decided to go to the doctor straight away. The first doctor was male. He checked my blood pressure, and said it was absolutely fine for my age. He said since it is only the first day he isn’t so sure about it. I went to the next doctor, she said it might be a short wave.
    I researched, and saw that I mayb have diabetes or CHF (congestive heart failure)
    I straight away started excercising. 20 minutes + a day, and started eat healthy. I lost 5 pounds, though I’ve had abit of shortness of breath, and sudden chest pain. I am supposed to weigh 48 or less at age 12, but I weigh 66.
    If I lose the rest of my unwanted weight, and continue eating healthy, will I be fine? will all these symptoms go away? or get worse? I don’t want to go to the doctor just now, HELP?!
    Also will kids my age who have CHF need a heart transplant? or medicine??! can you cure CHF? or diabetes? type 2?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctor’s are trained to take several things into consideration before they make a diagnosis, especially when it is something as serious as congestive heart failure or diabetes. Diabetes is diagnosed on the basis of increased blood glucose levels and although diabetes may be associated with a lot of other conditions, the other conditions don’t mean that one is diabetic. CHF doesn’t tend to just appear all of a sudden without any warning or history of heart dysfunction. Have you ever had any other health problem that turned out to be an issue with your heart? A lot of diagnoses are given when the doctor takes into consideration your individual medical history, and the medical history of your family. Often different diseases run in families, meaning that certain inherited genes make it more likely that you may develop a certain condition. Please don’t worry yourself over these kinds of thoughts. You cannot be afraid that you have a disease on the basis of one or two symptoms that you are experiencing. There are a lot of symptoms that are not specific for a particular disease (for example fatigue is a symptom of many different conditions other than chronic fatigue syndrome. So necessarily you cannot make that diagnosis without other supporting symptoms).Having said that, do not ignore symptoms that you may experience.


Can You Cure Type Ii Diabetes

Suffering from a constant cough can be extremely annoying and slightly embarrassing even, not just for you – but for those around you as well. We sometimes associate a cough as a sign of sickness, and while this is mostly the case, it is not true one hundred percent of the time. There are many things that cause a constant cough in both adults and children – lets review them now.

1. Colds: When a person comes down with the common cold, phlegm and post-nasal drip can lead to those types of coughs. Much like a fever and body aches, coughing is a side-effect of your body’s defense system being weaker. An over the counter decongestant is the common “cure” for this because it cuts down on post nasal drip.

2. Environmental irritants: Allergies, pet dander and pollen are common environmental occurrences that can trigger a constant cough. If you suffer from these, chances are you already know to treat it with an antihistamine. If you are unaware of any allergy and aren’t suffering from a common cold – you may want to visit an allergist who can run tests just to rule this out. This is especially true if you are a new pet owner, many people don’t become aware of a pet dander problem until they have an animal that lives in their home. Again, this can be treated with either a prescription or over the counter antihistamine.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Anyone tried Budwig diet to lower or cure Type II Diabetes ?
    I have read on some information on Budwig diet and it indicated that it can sure Type 2 Diabates if strictly followed. Anyone with diabetes has tried this ?
    I am just diagonised with diabetes and my first blood test showed fasting sugar of 132 but when I checked with glucometer in a week after the above test it showed 125. I year ago my blood sugar was 98. I am now looking aggressively if I can get my blood sugar below 110.

    Also, while I read about Budwig diet I thought it is worth giving it a try. So also want to check if anyone has experience with it. Remember, as some people pointed out that for Budwig diet to be successful, you not only have to take this special diet for few weeks or months depending on how high your sugar levels are, but also have to avoid all non-organic food and other oils, eggs, etc that have lots of saturated fats.

    Anyone who has tried it, please chime in with your experience.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol. Not from people who claim to have “common sense” and so on.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve heard of the Budwig protocol being used for cancer & I’m sure it’s fine for diabetes but it’s not something you can do for a few weeks & be “cured” of diabetes. It does work because it replaces carbs with good healthy fats but if you end it & go back to carbs, you will regain your health problems.

      Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) from his book, “Diabetes Solutions” pertinent chapters available to read online -

      What if I, a physician, told you, a diabetic, to eat a diet that consisted of 60 percent sugar, 20 percent protein, and 20 percent fat? More than likely, you’d think I was insane. I’d think I was insane, and I would never make this suggestion to a diabetic (nor would I even make it to a nondiabetic). But this is just the diet the ADA recommended to diabetics for decades.

      Whether you eat a piece of the nuttiest whole-grain bread, drink a Coke, or have mashed potatoes, the effect on blood glucose levels is essentially the same— blood sugar rises, fast. … our saliva can break starches into the shorter chains on contact and then convert those into pure glucose.

      With a number of important exceptions, carbohydrates, or foods derived primarily from plant sources that are starches, grains, and fruits, have the same ultimate effect on blood glucose levels that table sugar does.

      http://www.diabetes-book.com/book/chapter9_3.shtml

      All carbs (even vegetables) are converted to sugar (glucose) in the body. Posted below is a fascinating interview with Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) on youtube where he demonstrated how whole grain bread turned to glucose within one second in his mouth! He says the exact thing would happen with corn or an apple as well.

      Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

      http://enews.endocrinemetabolic.com/2008/05/vitamin-dthe-cure-for-many-diseases.html

      SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FATS -

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.

      3) Improved liver health
      Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

  2. QUESTION:
    can type II diabetes be cured, or do you have it forever?
    After diagnosis, hubby went on a diet and lost weight, felt better; now 3 yrs later is getting heavy again without eating much at all-does he still have type II diabetes, and what can he do? He is on a very minimal 3-meal diet, no snacking at night. However does still smoke and a few beers on weekends. How can he lose the weight, he’s too tired to do anything after work?

    • ANSWER:
      Forever, and ever, you never will part….Type 2 diabetes is when the cells in your body become less sensitive to insulin, and that does not reverse. Beware, if the diabetes is not well controlled, your hubby will end up on insulin (shots) forever. Diabetes is very rough on your body. It can mess up you heart, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. Also, in the medical world, having diabetes is considered as bad on your heart as already having had a heart attack, so he really needs to stop smoking. Smoking causes all kinds of bad stuff and is a leading factor in heart disease (which is already the #1 killer of us chubby Americans). As far as losing the weight… how about exercising in the morning before work? Personally, I’m a night-time exerciser, but I’ve heard when you excercise in the morning it gives you more energy. Or take a walk on lunch break before he’s exhausted?

  3. QUESTION:
    Can you ever not have type II Diabetes if you at some point diagnosed, in terms of insurance?
    I was diagnosed a type II diabetic about a year and a half ago. I lost a significant amount of weight and my diabetes is controlled to the point that I no longer need medication. My doctor has said that if tested today, I would not be diagnosed as diabetic. In terms of medical and life insurance, how does this work? Am I no longer diabetic? Am I cured? Or once you are diagnosed, are you always and forever diabetic? My insurance agent could not give me a definitive answer on this subject. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    I’ve Just been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Can it be cured/reversed?
    I am only 33 years old and have just been diagnosed with Type II (March ’10). I am SO angry! I’ve lost over 20 lbs since the diagnosis with diet and exercise and I’m know at the right weight for my height. However, I’ve stopped working out 4 weeks ago but I’ve still kept my calorie intake within 1200 to 1500. I am now having symptoms again, but I am NOT over weight! What’s going on here? I’m going to get back in the gym today, meanwhile I am SO tired and sleepy after a meal that I swear the food was drugged. I’m tired of this disease ALREADY!!! I want it cured. Have you, or anyone you know, ever had this disease so under control that it didn’t show up on a blood test anymore? If so, HOW?
    I am not on medication.

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes cant be cured or reversed but it can be well controlled. you need to review with yr Dr to see if you need drugs which i strongly think you do becoz dietary means seem to have failed. poorly controlled diabetes quickly leads to complications- a thing which you dont like at yr age. also you shld be wary of getting into negative nitrogen balance by aiming at yr weight too much forgetting to control the sugar. EXERCISE IS VERY GOOD though. So see your Dr for proper advise and care

  5. QUESTION:
    Can a diabetic person with High Blood Pressure be Vegan, and healthy?
    I’d like to meet the guy who first decided to try cow’s milk. Did he start salivating over a cow’s teet? Mmmm, I want to suck the mucus from those teets, they look so delicious! Hey everyone! Try this! Ewww! My question is about my mom, who has type II diabetes, and high blood pressure (who also has eaten meats and cow mucus all her life). Can going vegan CURE her of this disease? She is scared to eat raw fruits, because she says it will spike her blood sugar, so she’d rather eat some meat instead. I am really worried about her, and I’ve just converted (cold turkey/overnight) to full vegan, and already my belt is at it’s last hole, and I need to buy new pants! But even more than that, I’m not sleepy all day (digesting meat consumes a LOT of energy) and I can’t help but walk, run, bicycle, and stretch more. I have so much more energy, and my complexion is already clearing up. Instantly, I feel like a new person. Does anyone have advice for a diabetic/high blood pressure person to start a Vegan lifestyle? She keeps quoting doctors (who only make money if they keep her on pharmaceuticals) about how she needs to eat a “balanced” meal, and she totally thinks I’m stupid. I tell her how no one has ever gotten sick from “protein deficiency”, but she won’t listen, and she’s scared of fresh, raw, sweet fruits.

    She’s overweight, fatigued constantly (just as I have always been, because I listened to her advice), and “sick”.

    I have also found, that I have always been quite aggressive, but this is basically gone. My demeanor is so much mellow and relaxed, and I believe this aggression came from the imbalance in my life for PAYING OTHERS to murder animals for me to consume – that way my hands don’t get bloody, and I don’t have to see, smell, or even be aware of what’s really going on.

    I wear leather (because I ride a motorcycle and non-leather shoes and belts just suck), and I went vegan for my health, not for the animals – about the opposite of most vegans I know – but I also don’t salivate when I see a dying animal on the road – like any carnivore does. I don’t get hungry when I see a grazing cow, and jump on it’s back and sink my teeth into it’s hide, like a meat eating tiger might do. I actually feel ill when I see a bloody carcass, and I don’t like touching raw steaks. I believe this is natural.

    I need help convincing my mom to go vegan, but also in a safe way. Please don’t say, “consult a physician”, because that’s all she ever does, and I believe that they don’t get paid by vegans.

    If everyone went vegan, all of the following industries would suffer (in no particular order): Pharmaceuticals, Farmers (dairy, meat), Trucking Industry (transporting dead animal products), The Restaurant Industry (including the bussers, servers, cooks and dishwashers), Nurses, Doctors, Oil Companies (less fuel to transport all that poison), toothbrush companies, mouthwash companies, floss, ALL THE WEIGHT LOSS SCAMS and infomercials, books, fads, gyms, etc.

    If you’re a die-hard meat eater, leave this question alone, please. Go be gross somewhere else.

    Any vegans that are diabetic, or have been? Please help! Thanks!
    Oh, I forgot to mention the best part for my transition! No more painful (and gross) bowel movements!!!! It all flows so easily now, and my time on the “throne” is much shorter and pleasant!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m vegan, and I’m diabetic. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after almost 14 years as a vegan.

      No, you cannot reverse diabetes; once you’ve got it, you’ve got it.

      But type 2 diabetes is usually controlled by diet, and dietary and lifestyle changes (such as more exercise) are what doctors recommend for it, not drugs. Drugs are used in the few cases where patients can’t control their blood glucose levels through diet or – a more likely situation – where they won’t.

      You absolutely cannot cure diabetes by going vegan, and I strongly suggest you stop putting pressure on your mother to do this.

      Her doctor should have given her a list of foods that are low, medium and high on the Glycaemic Index. The GI is a ranking of foods based on their effect on blood glucose levels; slowly absorbed foods have a lower rating, while the foods that are most quickly absorbed have a higher rating.

      She doesn’t have to stick to low GI foods alone; high GI foods aren’t necessarily banned altogether, but when she eats one she should eat a low GI food along with it – combining foods with different GI levels affects the overall rating of a meal. It isn’t the case that carbohydrate is carbohydrate is carbohydrate; a jacket potato or slice of white bread is much higher than a portion of wholemeal pasta of the same weight.

      Examples of foods with a low GI rating include legumes, wholewheat pasta, porridge, apples and some other fruits, and sweet potato; medium GI foods include new potatoes in their skins and couscous; high GI foods include white bread and mashed or baked potato.

      Important – please note: not all fruits are low GI, and some are high – pineapple, for example has a high GI; so do bananas – the riper, the higher.

      If her doctor didn’t give her a such a list, or she’s lost it, you can find a complete list by googling Glycaemic Index (US – glycemic).

      Once you have the list, talk with her about it and if she doesn’t believe you urge her to show it to her doctor so that s/he can confirm that this is what she should be doing. I assure you her doctor will approve, and it seems she she needs to hear it from her doctor.

      It’s more important that she eats an appropriate diet than that she adopts a vegan one. As it happens, meat has a low GI rating, so a moderate amount of meat won’t hurt. She should – her doctor will confirm – be eating a low fat diet though, which will limit her intake of meat somewhat.

      Eating low GI becomes second nature – if I didn’t have to test my blood and have regular check-ups I’d forget I was diabetic.

      A book you might find helpful is Neil Barnard’s The Reverse Diabetes Diet . I dislike the title, and don’t know why he agreed to that title, or to the blurb on the back; he makes it quite clear in the book itself that he is talking about CONTROLLING diabetes, not reversing it, and that diabetes is NOT reversible.

      He gives the usual good advice – a low GI diet and a low fat diet. It’s a good and persuasive book, and includes a lot of vegan recipes suitable for diabetics, including recipes for sweet treats and desserts. My reservation is the amount of mock meat and other processed food he suggests, but there are many recipes without them.

      Increasing exercise levels is also an important factor in keeping your blood glucose levels under control, as is losing weight if you need to.

      I don’t have high blood pressure, but losing excess weight and adopting a healthy diet will help with that too.

      You’re rather gung ho about veganism; you’re a recent convert, so that’s no surprise. But keep things in perspective, and be wary of unsubstantiated claims for the health benefits of veganism. I have not only been diagnosed with diabetes during my years as a vegan, but with an aggressive cancer too. And through cancer support networks, I’ve met 5 other vegans who have or have had cancer, one of them a lifelong vegan

  6. QUESTION:
    Story on “Staying alive a little longer”?
    For centuries explorers from Ponce de Leon to the pirates of the Caribbean have set out in search of the fountain of youth and secrets to immortality.

    Uncover the science behind cryonics. Today, extending human life well beyond 100 years is closer than ever and there is a good chance you’ll be able to experience it firsthand.

    Aubrey de Grey is a respected, yet controversial, expert on the biology of aging who developed his theories at Cambridge University in England. He believes age-related diseases will soon be eliminated altogether, stopping aging in its tracks.

    “What’s likely to happen within the next 20 to 25, 30 years, we will develop technology that will buy a bit of time,” he said. “We will develop rejuvenation technology that can be applied to people that are already middle-age and keep them middle-age, or less so to speak, for another 20 or 30 years. During that 20 or 30 years, the technology will be further advanced to give them another, let’s say, 15 years, and so on. ”

    De Grey says that once scientists develop the solutions to defeating aging, the human life span could increase exponentially.

    “I think people would live to about 1,000 years in that circumstance, on average. Some people would live less. Some people would live a lot more.”

    His ideas may be radical but even conventional scientists such as renowned gerontologist Robert N. Butler believe a baby born today could live to be 150 years old.

    Butler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Why Survive? Being Old in America ” and consults in Manhattan.

    “It is certainly conceivable,” Butler said. “We now are very poised to be able to manipulate and slow the aging process, so it could happen.”

    De Grey says the focus of his work is to find cures for the illnesses that on-set as you get older, such as Alzheimer’s, type II diabetes or atherosclerosis.

    “I’m not so much interested in giving people the chance to live a very long time because nobody really knows they want to live a very long time until we try it.”

    In case his research isn’t far enough along before his time runs out, de Grey has signed up to be cryogenically preserved.

    WHAT IS THIS STORY TALKING ABOUT??

    • ANSWER:
      It is talking about the theory that human lifespan can be significantly increased by scientific developments that manipulate and reverse the aging process. Some people, like de Grey, believe so strongly that this will happen, that they want their bodies to be specially preserved when they die in case they can be revived later.

  7. QUESTION:
    The cancer research consipiracy, part II?
    This is to the conspiracy buffs, and believers of the all-purpose, magical, all-natural, miracle cancer cure. There are some things you should know about the pharmaceutical industry. I do not mean this in a condescending manner, but as an inside view.
    – First, for the “natural” cure : 50% of all conventional medecine on the market is of natural origin (including taxol, the most widely used chemo agent). Many research groups test natural extracts on cancer cell lines, including at NIH. We have been doing this for other group ourselves. So far, nothing threw anybody on their backsides. The pharmas do the same, because you CAN patent a natural extract. If you do not believe me, go check some patents.
    – Second, a pharma makes money selling pills, not doing research. Research costs money.
    – Third, the best money makers for pharmas are chronic conditions. Antidepressors, anti-hypertension, diabetes type 2, LDL control, asthma and arthritis in particular, are very big.
    All these conditions are aggravated by bad food habits and lack of exercise. So basically, pharmas are making money out of people’s lazyness. I know it feels bad to be told that we are part of the problem, but here it is.
    For those who wonder, I do have moderate asthma , and my best friend was recently diagnosed with cancer. And I did NOT say that lifestyle CAUSES these conditions, but that it AGGRAVATES them. Asthma has been shown to become a much worse problem in obese people, because body fat is actually a gland that produces pro-inflammatory hormones (this was observed in my institute).
    A lot of the people having these conditions, especially type 2 diabetes (NOT type 1) could have avoided them, or have a later onset, with a better lifestyle. I personnaly know an obese 10-years-old boy with type 2 diabetes, for god’s sake ! It’s time we do something.
    People dont want to make an effort ! If you do not believe me, please go to the diet & fitness section, and count the number of questions involving people asking for a no-effort way to lose weight.
    A precision on what can be patented, and what cannot. I said you can patent a natural EXTRACT, meaning the method of extraction. It sometimes may make all the difference between what is efficient and what is not.
    You can also patent a TREATMENT, meaning what is given, in what dosage, how, and for what.
    But there’s a hitch : you have to prove it is efficient, as in any other publication !
    And vitamins are ALREADY part of the “conventional” treatment of some cancers ! Vitamin D is given in leukemia because it is PROVEN to promote cell differentiation !

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      I like the fact you have some guts to talk about the actual facts, but our society is programed for simple minded thinking and we have so much ignorance its really sad.

      Your fighting a tough battle with this forum, but if only one person hears you then its worth it. I have helped many people over the years to heal their diseases and one of the most important steps and that is cleansing the toxins out of the body. Especially the colon! When you dont have regular bowel movements daily the toxins sit in the colon and get into the blood stream. That is what causes illness and disease (even Leukemia). Cancer is not inherited, it is a lifestyle that has driven the patient to his condition.

      Anyone reading this with doubts go see the herbdoc.com and realize that he has healed thousands of people for decades (had a clininc in Malibu for 20 years and closed in 1992 because the FDA said you’re healing to many people). Once you understand how the body rids of toxins, everything becomes a lot more clear.

      Keep pressing on to those who will at least listen.

      Best of heath to all

  8. QUESTION:
    Can emotional problems cause this level of health-issues?
    It all started back in the end of 2004. I started to feel fatigued, then diarrhea (with fresh blood) started to come, then I started to lose weight, and I began to imagine I was dying of AIDS. Then I started to develop a very strong hair loss that occurred everywhere in my body. Then blood pressure problems began to show up (tachycardia and palpitations), and strong symptoms after eating anything. Then a pharyngitis showed up and it remains 24/7 ’til this very day. When I finally got the balls to do the HIV exam (in the end of 2008) it revealed negative, type I and type II. I have a very strong suspicion on this particular disease that characterizes as “Tricky to find, hard to treat, impossible to cure” (It’s called Celiac disease).

    But my family and even my shrink friend (shes my friend, I’m not her patient) keeps telling me that I’m hypochondriac and that its all in my head.

    A quick sum up of the symptoms:

    – Tachycardia

    – Palpitations

    – Diarrhea (that been coming and going for five years, and it use to come with fresh blood, colonoscopy revealed nothing abnormal)

    – Abdominal Pain around the belly button (indicating the small intestine area, and hell, it’s a severe pain (rating 9 out of 10) that been coming and going for all these years)

    – Extreme hair loss on all my body.

    – Lightheadedness (especially after eating)

    – Blood pressure and cardiac rythm alter drastically when I lay down or stay on my feet, so much so that my vision starts to go black and I have to hold on to something so that I wont fall.

    - Pharyngitis

    - A small red itchy rash that shows up uninvited and leave as it came in, unexplained. It shows up anywhere in my body.

    - Discoloration of the penis (only the skin)

    - Extremely low bad cholesterol (suggesting malabsorption)

    - Severe malabsoption (Even though I eat like hell I lose weight)

    - Bloating

    - Gassy

    And a few others that I may have forgotten at the moment.

    Needless to say that I literally went through around 30% of the exams known to man that ruled out tons of diseases, especially the simple ones, like Hepatitis C, HIV, Diabetes, Thyroid problems, etc.

    I keep stroking the key that these symptoms are impossible to manifest from a simple thought, I mean, FRESH BLOOD coming from the anus, come on.

    What do you guys think, can a thought make someone as skinny as me?
    Hell, if it could those depressed girls wouldn’t be fatty, that’s my opinion. And while on that matter, I’m quite happy, I love to love, love to live, sleep well, have a lot of friends and healthy social relationship.
    Forgot to add a symptom:
    - Hypoglycemia
    Yes, when I say 30% exams known to man I have been through tons of bloodwork. And by tons I mean that I have a huge folder full of blood work results that range from simple to very complex.
    Its a very good idea to contact the show mystery diagnosis, only I am having a hard time finding a way to send in my story.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. The most important question i have for you is, have you had any blood tests done since you’ve had all these issues? A complete blood work up would be my first step if i were you. I was having a lot of the same issues you are having, and that is the first thing i did. I was able to find out what was wrong with me by a simple blood test ( and it wasn’t Aids ). When you say you had 30% of the exams, do you mean blood tests??? I highly doubt that all these symptoms are just your imagination. Sometimes you have to keep going to doctors until you get an answer. If you only had 30% of the tests done, there’s 70% left. You really have to be persistent with doctors, or they sometimes tend to blow you off. Trust me, i’ve been there. Nobody knows you better then you do. If you have a feeling that something’s wrong, it probably is. Keep trying. Good luck, hope you find the answer, and feel better soon :-)


Can You Lower Your Blood Sugar Level

How to lower high blood sugar levels? This is a question asked by many. When you come across this page, then you’ll probably asking too.

Having a high glucose level is likely for you to get diabetes, which is a killer disease. It is a metabolic disease wherein the body can’t produce enough insulin for metabolizing glucose in the blood. This results in high sugar levels which can be life threatening.

There are a lot of remedies available to lower high blood sugar levels. These include insulin, home remedies, natural treatments, supplements and herbal medicines. Each has their own way on how to lower sugar levels. Having a regular exercise is a natural way to lower blood sugar. This can also burn your calories and fats which is a big help for obese people with diabetes. Obese persons are in a high risk for diabetes complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    can taking pills to lower your blood-sugar level harm you in any way?
    I’m not diabetic. I usually take them before meals which have sugar in them.
    The pills are herbal (like bitter melon) and mineral (vanadyl sulfate).

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what pills you are taking and is it necessary. All medications have some side effects whether it is mild or could be pretty nasty to some.If you are not diabetic, regular exercises and low carb / sugar base food will prevent you from becoming a prediabetic at least.

  2. QUESTION:
    After eating a lot of sugar, how can you lower your blood sugar level.. is there any food that does this..?

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  3. QUESTION:
    Does Green Tea or supplements Lower Blood Sugar?
    I have recently ordered Gree tea supplements after reading online article that said it can lower blood sugar level in pre diabetic and diabetics.Has anyone tried and see the difference in blood sugar level?did you also notice some weight loss too?Can you share your experience?Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Does Hyperthyroidism cause low blood sugar level?
    I was just recently diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. My TSH level came out to be 14.42 . My blood test result also indicated that my blood sugar level was 50 (LOW). I was not fasting the day I got the blood test done. My doctor said my blood sugar level was probably low because I was hungry. Since, I got the test done around 12 noon and that’s usually when you eat lunch. I know 50 is too low! and TSH 14.42 is too high! It’s weird because I am not experiencing any SEVERE symptoms. My question is can Hyperthyroidism lower your blood sugar level?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go back to your doctor and have all of this explained to you. Make him start from the beginning. Take notes, and get copies of all of your lab results. Because you are not hyperthyroid with a TSH level of 14.2. That’s extremely, dangerously hypothyroid.

  5. QUESTION:
    how to lower down your blood sugar levels immediately?
    when you have nt eaten anything from 10 hours which fasting my sugar came out to be 122 is it normal? and what can be done to help reduce the level immediately(in a few minutes).

    • ANSWER:
      thats not really high.. a little bit, but fasting should be anywhere between 70-120..

      eat protein.. lean chicken, cheese, yogurt, milk, etc.. sugar clings to protein, it will help get it out of your system.

  6. QUESTION:
    If you have extremely low potassium and high blood sugar, can you lower blood sugar with potassium rich foods?
    I recently had a blood test before a surgery and my potassium was so low, they weren’t sure if they could do the surgery. I was given four huge potassium pills which got my potassium level up enough to do the surgery. I did some research on potassium and what affects low potassium can have on a person and my finding astounded me. What I found (on good reliable medical websites) was that if you have low potassium levels, you can have a glucose intolerance in the blood, meaning it can cause high blood sugar levels. I have been struggling with high blood sugar levels (in the 200′s) for the past four years (since 2006). I went back through my medical history and four years ago, I was given a diuretic to help me prevent kidney stones. My research also found that diuretics cause low potassium because the potassium in your body is flushed out through pee. Now with that said, is it possible that my high blood sugar was caused by me using a diuretic which lowered my potassium to scary levels?

    I just need some answers because I have never had any signs of diabetes except for the higher blood sugar and if potassium being low was the cause, maybe I don’t have diabetes after all. Maybe by increasing my intake of potassium rich foods will allow me to control my sugar levels. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Going back to 2006 it’s where your potassium problems might have started, but by now they should have come back to normal. Besides the diuretics another thing that can make give you high blood sugar is any steroids like prednisone for inflammation. Unless you are on either one of these, and still have levels in the 200 range diabetes is still the answer. Normally the blood sugar is around 80-120 and in the 200′s is way too high. Potassium rich foods like banana’s will only push it up higher. Please go to your GP and get your blood sugar level checked asap. You only have one life and it’s too short to be wishing and hoping things. You definitely need to make a mature decision about this and now is the time to start doing things right so you can live a longer and happier one. Good luck and God Bless

  7. QUESTION:
    Do any of you have pets that can detect a change in your blood sugar level?
    I have a malamute mix that can tell if my blood sugar is going low. He isn’t a service dog, but if he feels I’m going too low (sometimes I’m too busy to tell) he’ll do his best to knock me over or he’ll whine and “talk” (for those of you who have huskies or malamutes, you know what I’m talking about ;-) ) until I stop, check my blood sugar, and fix it. Do any of you have similar stories?

    • ANSWER:
      My husband is a Type 1 diabetic. Our Shepard/Rottie mix does the same thing. When my husband’s blood sugar is either very high, or very low, our dog Hotrod, practically attaches himself to him. He’ll sit directly in front of him and stare at him, then pace back and forth. Or put his head on my husband’s lap.

      It seems that when my husband was first diagnosed with the disease, Hotrod was a small puppy and used to lay next to him in his room all day. (My husband was extremely sick and underweight when the condition was found, so he was bed-ridden for a few months.)

      I think the animals can sense what the disease is doing to you. They are very sensitive to physiological changes.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can your blood sugar level drop below 70 within 13-16 hours?
    Just wondering because I am doing a research paper and it’s hard to find that information and I’m confused people it says that when your blood sugar drops too low, you can have seizures. But there are people that go on fasts and are fine…

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, blood sugar can drop below 70 within 13-16 hours. If you want really good information go to the American Diabetic Association and your will get the what you need for your paper.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can you quickly lower your blood sugar?
    -If you have type 2 diabetes
    -Your sugar is ranging in the 350-400
    -Any foods that can be eaten and drop sugar levels within a safe range

    • ANSWER:
      If you suffer from high levels of blood sugar, you may be more likely to develop serious health conditions, such as infections, blood clotting, and the inability of cuts and wounds to heal. High sugar levels in the blood can also lead to conditions such as diabetes. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to lower blood sugar levels.

      An easy way to lower blood sugar levels is to stay fit and healthy. Regular exercise not only helps lower blood sugar levels, but also helps fight infections. Staying active and taking regular exercise can also help with blood pressure problems. Exercise also helps control the body’s weight and regulate cholesterol levels.

      Thirty minutes of exercise a day, even walking, will help to lower blood sugar levels. Walking to the store instead of taking the car is all that may be necessary to provide you with some much needed exercise. Any extra exercise, including working out in a gym, should be discussed with a doctor first if you have irregular blood sugar levels.

      The food that you eat also plays a part in helping to lower blood sugar levels. Low-glycemic foods that are digested more slowly by the body are a better option. High-glycemic foods enter the bloodstream easily and rapidly, causing the pancreas to work harder to produce insulin.

      Low-glycemic foods that can help lower blood sugar levels include fruit such as pears, apples, and oranges. Oatmeal, peanuts, beans, peas, and granola are all low-glycemic foods. High-glycemic foods include potatoes, rice, and white bread. Research has shown that potatoes and white bread are converted extremely quickly by the body into glucose. In fact, they are converted more quickly than a candy bar would be.

      Fast foods should always be avoided. The fat and sugar content in most fast foods is extremely high. Always look for a healthier option. Much food packaging now contains information on the food’s sugar content. Most restaurants and even fast food outlets now have healthy meal options, such as salads or fish dishes.

      Drinking plenty of water is another way to lower blood sugar levels. Drinking at least eight glasses of water per day will also flush harmful toxins from the body, help with weight loss, and keep the skin healthy. Recent research has shown that certain herbs can help lower blood sugar levels as well. Taking ginseng after meals has been shown to regulate blood sugar levels. Other helpful herbs include yarrow, huckleberries, cinnamon powder, and licorice extract.

  10. QUESTION:
    What can you do to help to lower your blood sugar after you overeat?
    I am Type II Diabetic. Supposing I overeat, it doesn’t matter, what my blood sugar has gone too high as a result. Other than extra medication which I won’t do if it is not prescribed ,is there anything I can do to help lower it to a better level? Don’t say don’t overeat because let’s face it, everyone does it once in awhile!

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I think you might benefit from therapy. My long-term health is much more important than pigging out on occasion. I watched my mother die a slow, miserable, tortuous death over many years from diabetic complications because she felt the same way you apparently do. No offense, but you might benefit from reading the link below that refers to the psychology behind overeating. The rest wouldn’t hurt to familiarize yourself with either. There are many supplements that you can take that will help your blood glucose regulation, but there is nothing that I know of that will compensate for overeating. Here’s more:

      For type I and type II diabetics (and those who are overweight and could potentially become diabetic). Copy and bookmark the webpages I‘ve listed below… they are invaluable for those with diabetes and/or weight problems…

      I’ve found a wonderful book that will help you control your diabetes and minimize or even eliminate the complications. Some folks who became diabetic due to poor diet and obesity are effectively cured by following the advice in this book. I’m a type II (inherited), but it helps all types, especially those who became diabetic due to poor eating habits. It’s by an author who has really done his homework, Patrick Quillin, Phd. It’s called, “The Diabetes Improvement Program”. I have tried his suggestions and found them to be very helpful. I have no complications whatsoever and my blood sugar levels are quite stable. Yes, I still have to take Metformin (Glucophage) daily, but it’s the minimum dosage (500mg) and I only have to take it twice a day. I have been off Metformin for as much as a week, but this was with vigorous exercise. Many, what I call, non-hereditary type IIs (those that don’t have a close relative who had it) have gotten off medication completely, just with diet, exercise, and supplements. So, in some instances, it most certainly can be ‘effectively’ cured. Read more about it here:

      http://www.diabetesimprovement.com/

      The book explains what’s going on in our system and what to do about it. It’s really easy and inexpensive. It’s basically diet, supplements, and exercise. For example, did you know that cinnamon helps blood sugar absorption? It also controls cholesterol and triglycerides. This is according to the USDA:

      http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0104.htm#pinch

      For men: Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? I was. Yes, WAS. Now that everything’s under control, I’m able to have nearly normal sex again. I’ve also put together a little webpage highlighting some of the things I’ve learned here:

      http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html

      Remarkable supplement improves circulation and can help prevent neuropathy and macular degeneration:

      http://www.quantumhealth.com/news/pycnogenol_about.html

      Great calorie enlightenment:

      http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/changingshape5.htm

      Lots of information on diabetes:

      http://www.endocrineweb.com/index.html

      Type 1 diabetes info:

      http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc99/6_26_99/fob2.htm

      http://articles.animalconcerns.org/ar-voices/archive/milk_problems.html

      http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougall/020700puthepancreas.htm

      Recommended reading for anyone trying to control weight, especially diabetics:

      http://rheumatic.org/insulin.htm

      Some psychology behind overeating:

      http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/weightloss.html

      Why the British are healthier than Americans:

      http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/UKvsUSAdocs.html

      Some great health sites with all kinds of general health information:

      http://www.chetday.com

      http://www.drmcdougall.com

  11. QUESTION:
    Extremely low blood sugar level in CBC blood test?
    I had a CBC blood test done a couple of days ago because I’m on a new medication and they have to check the levels in my blood every once in a while. And I was having this done in a Dr. office and I didn’t eat that morning or take my medicine because my mom didn’t think I was supposed to. So they got the results back the next day and my blood glucose was 34!!! CRAZY!!! But I was fine! My doctor looked at it and asked me if I was okay and said that it was extremely low! I know your not a doctor, but what could this be? My aunt is a nurse practitioner and even thought it was weird! I do have a lot of anxiety and my aunt thought it could be related to that. Or that I eat a lot of sweets and then I crash and go really low. She really didn’t know. I hope you can help. Thanks for any help!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Can having stress or anxiety make you feel like shaky, almost like your blood sugar is low?
    I tested my blood sugar and the levels are normal before and after meals but I have this feeling like my blood sugar is low but it’s not. Could this be from stress? I try and eat several small meals a deal and I’m not diabetic but the feeling is very similar to a low blood sugar feeling.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      well stress can produce some similar symptoms to low blood sugar. The chemicals such as Cortisol http://www.stress-relief-workshop.com/cortisol.html ) released into your blood stream when you are stressed cause many changes in your body and it could be these changes which produce the feelings you are getting.

      If I were you i would visit your doctors for a check up, there may be other reasons for your symptoms. Perhaps you are lacking in iron?

      It sis best to make sure that there are no other other underlining problems before you put it down to stress.

      however if you are also feeling stressed then carrying out some stress management techniques can only but help. This page has some techniques which could help .

      http://www.stress-relief-workshop.com/stress-reduction-techniques.html

      best wishes Kate

  13. QUESTION:
    Diabetes… Vanadium, is it safe? Does it lower blood sugar?…?
    This question has a few different parts/questions to it. Please only respond if you have diabetes and deal with lowering your own blood sugar.

    My mom is almost 60 years old. She has diabetes, and her blood sugar is HIGH, it’s 248.. She’s wanting to stop the prescription that her Doctor gave her for lowering her blood sugar, and start taking something called vanadium. I googeled this, and read that it has caused a 50% death rate in lab rats that were tested with the drug.

    Has any one used this and had positive results with it? Do you know anything about it?

    How do you go about lowering your blood sugar levels?

    I think my mom may be being stubborn. She lives in illinois, and I live in new mexico, so I’m not there to keep an eye on her or to witness her daily live and how she does things, but I’am VERY concerned for my mothers well being and health. Don’t get me wrong, I have STRESSED how important it is for her to eat healthy, I have went as far as getting her diet books for diabetes so she can eat healthy. I just don’t know if she really is or not. So please if you have any suggestions on how she can lower her sugar, please let me know. And please don’t come at me with telling me to talk to my mom and educate her on trying to eat right I have done this and I’m not sure it has even gotten thru to her.

    but that doesn’t stop me from being concerned and caring about my mom. I don’t want her to die from this, I need her in my life still, plus I just had a baby that she hasn’t even met yet. we need her in our lives still. I’m sure you can understand.

    • ANSWER:
      i’m type 1, and whenever my sugar is high, i take some insulin (Novolog).

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had elevated Blood Sugar level for the first Glucose test but then ended up not having …..?
    Gestational Diabetes??? Please only answer this if you have had experience with this. I don’t want to hear that I need to see a Dr. BECAUSE I already have, I am just a little anxious about what I am going to find out on Monday. SO I would love to hear your stories…as long as they aren’t going to freak me out too much!! LOL

    I have already taken an early OSS(glucose tolerance test) last WED> and my Glucose was elevated. So I have to take the full 3 hour test on Monday. I do have a family history of Diabetes Type 1 and Type2.. and I have had Low blood sugar in the past but now it is High.
    I realize that Most women can control their GD with diet and exercise…but My Aunt had it and we almost lost her and the baby… So I am just a little scared.
    Thanks for sharing your experiences…
    THANKS LADIES!!! I already feel much better.
    Yeah For the first test I didn’t eat anything after Midnight the night before..and I didn’t eat or drink anything before I drank the Glucola, even though they said I could . And it was still elevated. They didn’t tell me what it actually was, just that it was elelvated.
    But you all have made me feel tons better… just knowing there are so many of you that ended up NOT having Gestational D. Anyway, again THANKS SO MUCH!!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you’re pretty nervous about this! I can only speak from personal experience, but I hope this helps. My one hour test was elevated, so I went back for the three hour test. I was very close to meeting the criteria for gestational diabetes, but luckily, my levels were considered in the normal range by a point or two. Still, my doctor recommended I keep an eye on my diet, which I tried to do. The worst part of the whole experience was the waiting around for three hours and being hungry when it was done. I’m not sure how it will be for you, but I did not get my results the same day. I don’t remember how long it took.

      I was lucky. And in the end, I was rewarded with a beautiful baby boy! I hope your three hour test goes well. And if you do have GD, I have hope that you’ll be able to manage it well. Good luck to you! Take a deep breath and try not to worry.

  15. QUESTION:
    If you exercise, and your blood sugar goes down, would nerve damage go away?
    I am at high risk of diabetes. But, in my feet It feels numb and it feels like a million needles stingy me at once. This Happens everyday about 7-10 times a day! Does this mean i have to get it ampitated. And if I exercise and lower my sugar level can this pain go away. Do the have medication for this? HELP!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to know for sure is to get a simple, easy to take blood test. You can ask questions like this all day and you still won’t know. Just go get your blood tested.

  16. QUESTION:
    How soon can you notice a decrease in your blood sugars by excercising? My goal is to no longer take insulin.
    I have been working out for 8 weeks with weights and aerobic activity. I excercise 5 days a week. I currently take 3 shots of insulin a day. I’ve been able to manage my blood sugars with the insulin; however, I’ve noticed my sugars have been lower over the last few weeks. I do watch what I eat, and I know that excercise can help with your sugar levels, but I am curious if my low blood sugar is a result of insulin or excercise. Are there any type 2′s that have a similar situation? If so, were you able to be taken off of insulin?

    • ANSWER:
      i have type 1
      your insulin is probably to much or if you have been exercising more than usual then you body is not used to it

  17. QUESTION:
    Diabetics, what have you learned that helps you keep you blood sugar level?
    I know what I did is crazy but now I am starting over again & would like to know what others have done. I went off my meds in Dec. I have had all kinds of problems & it is complicated. I was on glimerperide ( something like that) & metformin. When I would go to the Dr. thinks looked good I was averaging about 117 last time I went. Which was great for me. I was still not on a perfect diet. I have had a hard time every year in Dec. which was the month my son passed away & other dates that just get me depressed. I am going for therapy about this. Ok, now I am getting back on metformin & just had dinner & felt I was low but tested in at about 408. I did not like that the aveage I had when I was taking better care of myself was based on numbers that went up & down. I hated having low blood sugar. So is it possible to get more balanced. What is your day like if you don’t mind giving an example of an average day. I would appreciate any details you can share. Your schedule, supplements. drinking water, exercise, anything. Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      All I have done to bring mine down from 1400 in March 09 to 107 today, was, stopped sugar, switched to whole grain bread, brown or wild rice, and did major portion control. I measured and weighed everything. I went by the diet my doc and nutritionist gave me. Soda’s also went. I added fresh fruits for fiber. Also any processed foods went as well. As far as what I do during the day. I play on the computer mostly. I have COPD and I am in the end stage, so exercising is not really a choice I have. I do try to do some exercises, but it isn’t many. I was having a problem with stress (my son has been deployed to Iraq) and I went and talked my the doc about it, and since stress can raise BG he gave me zanax to keep me calm. I also check my BG 4 times a day as instructed, and I am no longer taking any meds, no insulin, no glyburide, and no metformin. I maintain my BG by checking as instructed and adjusting my food for the day if necessary, but that has only been on two occassions, and both times, it was my fault, for eating a extra serving. I also went to a site called, fitday.com, and use that site to track all my food intake. That site allows me to know how many carbs I am at for the day, the number of calories, the fat, and all nutrition information. I couldn’t of have done or stuck to my diet without using them. I also use a site called; dlife.com for recipes as all their recipes have the nutritional values given as well. Hope some of this helps you. Good luck.

      PS. I have also lost 17 pounds since March 23rd as of today, and that is just by diet alone. I still have to lose some more, but I will get to my goal.

  18. QUESTION:
    when do you check your blood on the blood sugar machine?
    my mum is diabetic and she has got a blood sugar machine it tells her if her blood sugar level is high or low. you can also find out if someone has got diabetes

    when should be the right time to check if someone has got diabetes or not should it be in the morning

    and what should the reading be if someone hasn’t got diabetes

    • ANSWER:
      Glucometers are not meant for diagnosing diabetes, they are intended for management and monitoring sugar levels.

      To properly use a glucometer, you should check your blood sugars in the morning, just before a meal, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours after a meal and before bed, or any other time if the person feels high or low.

      The most accurate blood sugar reading will be in the morning when she wakes up. The range of reference for FASTING blood glucose readings are 70 – 100 (in the morning and/or after fasting for about 8 – 10 hours)
      100 – 125 is considered pre-diabetic and anything over 126 is diabetic.

      If she were to check before or after a meal, anything in the range of 70 – 130 should be fine. The blood sugars fluctuate constantly and can rise during the day from meals, and the bodies natural release of stored sugars.

      It is normal for anyones blood sugars to rise after eating a meal and can even be 150, 160 or 180. However the glucose levels should come down and level out to a more normal range about 2 hours after eating when the food has metabolized.

      Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are different and a Type 2 diabetic may check less often then a Type 1. As an insulin dependent (Type 1) diabetic I check several times a day.

  19. QUESTION:
    my blood sugar level is 5.0 and i eat sugary things all the time, is this unusual?
    my brother in law has diabetes and he has this little device which pricks your finger to make you bleed, then another device which tests your blood.
    He used it on me and i got 5.0.
    It is very surprising because i eat lollies and chocolate and drink coke all the time,
    for example yesterday, i had about 200grams worth of chocolate and 2 cans of coke, and then a few hours later i tested my blood sugar levels and got 5.
    I am just wondering why is my blood sugar levels this low when i have such unhealthy eating?
    I am a 16 year old female, could it be that i am young?

    thankyou for any answers :)

    • ANSWER:
      It’s because you don’t have diabetes and your body is able to regulate your blood sugar (under 6.0 is normal). If your levels spike, it means your pancreas can’t keep up with all the sugar you’re eating. So for now, you’re ok!

  20. QUESTION:
    How to lower my blood sugar?
    I am 16 years old, and have a 109 blood sugar. I have been told that 99 is the healthy level. I’m not sure if I’m tripping or not, but I’ve heard that your mouth is always sweet, and you always thirsty when you have a high blood sugar. I kinda see that in me? I am not diabetic, but can be in danger? Can you please tell me some ways that I can lower my blood sugar. By the way I exercise daily. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Regular exercises is very important to reduce high blood sugar. So is a good diet and cutting of sugary item like cakes chocolates and canned drink.

  21. QUESTION:
    How does fasting affect a blood sugar test?
    Hi, and thanks in advance

    I have been suffering from stocking and glove neuropathy for several weeks, and will be conferring with a neurologist. However, I am concerned in the meantime as I am sure you can understand. I am 27, and don’t drink ever. They gave me a simple blood sugar test, and I came in at 107 after eating just hours before hand. Does this rule out diabetes as a cause.

    I am literally praying for diabetes to be the cause. I know diabetes is serious, but I can work with that. It will make me take control of my diet, as I run 4 miles a day and still don’t lose weight due to my poor eating. I have two aunts with MS, and this is what I lose sleep over.

    It would seem to me that the fasting would only serve to lower a blood sugar level, but I am completely ignorant as to the physiology behind this disease. From everything I have read, diabetes is probably the least pernicious disease that could be causing these effects to someone of my age.

    Thank you so very much for your help.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Low Blood Sugar Solutions?
    I don’t have very good eating habits(am trying to improve), but frequently experience bouts of fatigue, mental sluggishness and the like. When I feel this way I have checked my blood sugar with a meter and it is in the 60-70s, which is too low, they say. So I have tried eating various things when it gets that low to try and help me feel better and to get it up to around 100, which I hear is good. I am not diabetic or hypoglycemic…I just cause the situation through my poor eating habits.
    My question is have others experienced this, and what have you done to help the situation, i.e. what foods do you eat to help you feel better faster and get your blood sugar up, snacks and such. It’s not easy to keep your blood continuously at a good level…it seems you need to eat fairly frequent meals and balance them properly with foods with sugars and combine them with say protein foods to prevent a quick spike in your blood sugar and then comes the inevitable crash. I’ve heard lifesavers help, and peanut butter is good, among other things.
    What are other good snacks you can carry around with you throughout the day to eat to maintain a good blood sugar level? Any other thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated, thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    if your blood sugar is normally ok can not eating all day an having a couple drinks cause it to drop to low?
    if your blood sugar is normally ok can not eating all day an having a few drinks cause your sugar level to drop to low an cause you to have short memory but not fiscal blackouts

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Blood sugar level question?
    I’ve been told when your blood sugar level get too high your body starts to store fat,but if you keep it low it wont.Can someone tell me at what level does the body start storing fat?I am trying to lose weight and I need to know at what level do I need to keep my blood sugar at.I need numbers.

    • ANSWER:
      Excess carbohydrates (another word for sugar) is stored as fat in both the cells between the skin and muscle and in the blood vessels as lipids. It is not the level, but the fact that the body doesn’t need those carbs for use in fueling the muscles. I try hard to keep my glucose level as close to 100 as possible. This usually means eating only low carbohydrate foods with a lot of protein and fats.

  25. QUESTION:
    Diabetic Question About Low Blood Sugar and Calories?
    So my blood sugar got pretty low last night and a thought came to me. I was feeling my heart pound really fast like i had just gone jogging or something. I know that when my blood sugar is low it zaps my energy levels. But what i was wondering is do you lose calories faster when your blood sugar is low? Because your heart is pumping faster than it normally does i was wondering about the calorie thing. Anybody can answer me that would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm.. I am diabetic and I don’t think that should be likened to that of jogging or doing some exercise. I think you were having erratic changes in your blood pressure that’s why you felt as if your heart was pumping too fast.

      My Doctor has always told me to never allow my sugars to be ultra low or ultra high because it could destroy your heart. I think what you felt was what he meant.

      So you better not allow yourself that feeling. Do you have a Glucose Kit? You should have one, plus try to check on your Blood Pressure too whenever you feel that way. Just to cross out the possibility that maybe whenever you have super low blood sugar, your blood pressure increases or decreases (that is why your heart was pumping fast).

      Take candy or something to avoid getting low blood sugar.

      Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    My mom has a blood sugar level of 184, is it possible it can be reversed with my methods?
    I know supplements like cinnamon, Chromium, magnesium, and zinc can ultilize glucose levels, and assist insulin.

    I keep insisting that my mom takes Chromium, but no matter how many times I tell her to do this she just keeps saying, “She can just watch her diet”

    Now I know that when your blood sugar is above 125 it’s pretty safe to say that you probably have diabeties but, i’ve heard many stories, and personally met someone who’s diabeties was reversed.

    Just by taking Chromium.

    My mother is hard headed, and refuses to listen to my advice. I remember when my glucose levels were 104.

    With exercise, fiber, supplements, I had reversed it and lowers it to 90. (It was 90 because I ate before the blood test)

    So imagine it if I didn’t eat? Would have been lower!

    Well any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no scientific information that any of your methods works for anything.
      You can NEVER reverse diabetes.
      Once you have it, you always have it.

      If you keep pushing your sugar level down you will soon be dead.

  27. QUESTION:
    Breakfast, blood sugar and insulin levels in the morning?
    Hi! I have heard that your blood sugar level and therefore insulin level in the morning is higher than throughout the rest of the day. Some people therefore skip taking breakfast, because the higher your insulin levels the more of the energy you eat will be turned to fat (so I’ve been told).

    Now, everybody knows one should eat breakfast, that this meal is in fact the most important one of the day, so skipping it altogether seems unhealthy and like a bad advise. But if what I was told is true then it would make sense to at least wait it out until your sugar/insulin levels are lower and back to normal until you eat something, otherwise you would risk too much of that energy to be turned into fat unnecessarily.

    My question is: can anyone tell me how soon I should eat breakfast after waking up, that it, how long it takes for all that insulin to go down, so that less of that meal will be turned to fat? Thanks for any replies.

    • ANSWER:
      Your blood sugar levels and insulin levels are the lowest upon waking. THat is why when you go to get your cholesterol level checked they want you to have been fasting. You shouldn’t wait to long to eat breakfast and have something that is complex and high in fiber and that will help to stabilize you blood levels.

  28. QUESTION:
    If your triglyceride level is very high but your blood sugar is normal, what are your treatment options?
    Eating a low-fat diet is probably a good idea. It’s easier said than done. Let’s face it. We Americans love high-fat diet.

    What other treatment options do you have? What are the pros and cons of each option? Where can I learn more on each treatment option?

    • ANSWER:
      Fortunately, elevated triglycerides is one of the easiest problems to correct with the appropriate diet. Simple restriction of all sugars and grains.

      Sugars and grains and require insulin secretion, which is a potent stimulus to the liver to produce triglycerides, and sugars and grains must be reduced if you are looking to lower your triglycerides.

      High triglycerides in the blood are often seen in overweight people. But even people who are not overweight may have stores of fat in their arteries as a result of insulin resistance. These triglycerides in the blood are the direct result of carbohydrates from the diet being converted by insulin. These triglycerides do not come directly from dietary fats. They are made in the liver from any excess sugars which have not been used for energy.

      By getting the insulin levels down, you achieve a reduction in the triglycerides levels. And you get the insulin levels down through diet and exercise. Eat a low carb, sugar free diet.

  29. QUESTION:
    is this low blood sugar….?
    Ive been feeling very shaky lately, faint and dizzy (never actually faint) numbness in arms and legs, pounding heart. however Ive had blood taken by my dr. and the hospital and it all comes back fine. Ive heard through that your sugar levels flucuate so the blood work might not be accurate, is this true?

    what tests can I get done to test my sugar levels, do you have to fast?
    if you have this, what can I eat and am I going to have a seizure or something?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Gestational Diabetes, can you get it if your not gaining weight while pregnant? or maybe low blood sugar? HELP
    I am 23 going on 24 weeks pregnant, and haven’t gained any weight this pregnancy, but have lost 30 lbs due to being so sick, the doctor says that everything is fine, since I was a bigger girl to begin with, I am leveled off right now, same weight for the last few weeks, but last night I was just sitting talking with my husband, and all of a sudden I got hot, sick on my stomach, my head started spinning, I just got up walked to my room, I felt like I was drunk I was stumbling so much, but I laid down on my side, took some deep breaths, had a ringing in my ears, and then after about 10 minutes, It got better, I was just weak afterwards.

    I had just ate 30-45 minutes prior to that, I had toast, eggs and strawberries, so I’m not sure if it could be low blood sugar, or if It could be gestational diabetes, OR just a part of being preggo. I already left a message with the nurse at my OB, just waiting for the doc to call back, has anyone else been through something like this???? THANKS!!!

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like low blood sugar. I get that sometimes with the same symptoms, and also my mouth starts to tingle or go numb inside. When I stand up, I feel like I have to hold onto the wall. Next time that happens, drink some juice and see if you feel better. If it happens again, go see your doc.

  31. QUESTION:
    How to Lower Blood Glucose Levels Quickly?
    I am starting to exercise frequently but am having trouble finding out which types of foods to eat. Can anyone provide a list of low carbohydrate foods that might be good for type II diabetics?
    Also what types of fruits should I eat and avoid? I mostly eat a banana each day.

    For several days now my blood glucose level has been around 18 when I wake up in the Morning to check my blood sugar, is there any way I can reduce this number fast because I am pretty sure that when you wake up your blood glucose level I supposed to be around 6 or 7 not 18.

    • ANSWER:
      You should discuss this with your doctor. You may need insulin or medication.
      There are a million sites online about lows carbohydrate foods. Just do a google search. I like calorieking.com the best, the information is easy to find and understand.

  32. QUESTION:
    How can you tell?
    How can you tell if your Chi has low blood sugar levels? Mine shakes alittle bit but isn’t that normal? He eats but not alot. he is 8 weeks old and I just got him yesterday. I have tried feeding him dry puppy chow but he doesn’t like it, I have tried to mix it with wet food and he seems to eat just the wet. I have also tried softening the dry with warm water, any suggestions? Also he doesn’t seem to drink the water, HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      Just leave him to settle in a while. Shaking is common with Chi’s. Feed him a holistic or organic food, I reccomend Burns. Sometimes new pups don’t eat for the first while, don’t worry.

      Also, make sure not to take him outside, other than your back yard until he has had all his vaccinations, pups are very vunerable.

      Good luck! =)

  33. QUESTION:
    how can you tell if your arm is broken? serious answers please?
    ok i fell up the stairs because im dumb and my left arm (below my eblow and above my wrist) smacked the edge of the corner of the stair. It really hurt when it happened but the pain went away in about 1 minute but nnow i cant put any pressur on the area where its hurt because its too painful i can see bruising there but i cant really tell if there is any swelling also because i was on my way to have a bath i had tha bath but i noticed that when my arm was submerged in the water it felt like a lead wait and it was hard to bend compared to my other arm which was fine. I had low blood sugar at the time (im not diabetic but i was shaking and felt generaly weak so i know my blood sugar was low) is this lead weight feeling because of low sugar levels or because of my injury? I can move my fingers and wrist but there is a little pain when i move my hand to the left. Is my arm just bruised or do i have a fracture because it only hurts when pressure is put on the area

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor, but I am clumsy and have had my share of bumps and bruises.

      It is very hard to tell the difference between a hairline fracture and a sprain sometimes. If there isn’t a lot of swelling, there is a good chance it is just a sprain. Elevate it and put it on ice. If you don’t regain most of its use by tomorrow see a doctor to get an x-ray. If you have a lot of doubts, I would say get one now instead.

  34. QUESTION:
    when your blood sugar is low, do you have to work a bit harder intially to bring it back to normal?
    let’s say you haven’t eaten anything for a while and your blood sugar drops so you can physcially feel it bringing about mental fatigue..to bring it back would you have to eat an extra amount initially over a short period to overcompensate? So, you could get your engine running again? if you know what I mean.

    for example, when you do any aerobic exercise and you are aiming to take your pulse rate to a higher level you have to work harder initially (for say, at least 5 minutes) for your body to get used to it, then it settles into the new level, then it becomes much easier to maintain. Is it the same with blood sugar.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Eating anything will send your blood sugar back up as soon as begins to be processed in the stomach. It’s a pretty quick process.

  35. QUESTION:
    How to lower IGF-1 level or growth hormone level for blood test?
    I am going to take a blood test to see if my IGF-1 levels are low, and see if I need to take HGH to help me grow. I am really small I’m 5’2 and 16 so my doctor said it doesn’t hurt to try to see if HGH could help me. I heard that if a teen or person still with there growth plates open and take HGH it helps them grow is that true? I really need to get bigger so I’m just worried my levels won’t be low enough. So is there anything I could do in order to lower it? Your not suppose to eat 10 hours or the day before the test. So I heard if you eat before the test or not sleep a lot it lowers it? Or even eat a lot of sugar. Any ideas to lower my IGF-1 level so I can get HGH prescribed and help me grow? PLEASE HELP THANK YOU!

    • ANSWER:
      There isn’t anything you can do to lower the levels. They are what they are.

  36. QUESTION:
    I’m not sure if I am diabetic or not but sometimes my blood glucose level is like 165?
    but last night it dropped to 51. I know I have low blood sugar, my dr. has already told me that but she doesnt know about it being 165 or about it dropping that low. I AM NOT ON ANY MEDS. I guess what I am trying to ask is does it sound like I am diabetic and how low does your sugar fall before I could pass out? I could barely keep my eyes open during this last night but I was on the phone with my mother and scared to go to sleep. I have all the symptoms of diabetes such as being very thirsty, peeing constantly, confusion, blurry vision and sometimes I get so ill I cant stand myself. Anyways if anyone can give me some good advice and answer my questions it will be very much appreciated. Again, I am NOT on any meds. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably diabetic or prediabetic. When are you getting these readings, before breakfast, after meals?

      I had reactive hypoglycemia for years before I became a diabetic, and so did my mother. Sounds like you’re experiencing the same thing.

      One theory is that your body can’t make effective insulin, but it makes lots of ineffective insulin, so eventually it catches up and you go too low. Then it starts to climb again, goes too high for a while, then falls again.

      In any case its not normal to have readings of 51 to 165 if you’re not a diabetic. You do have many symptoms of diabetics: frequent urination, thirst, etc etc. Why haven’t you gotten an appointment with your doctor to get tested?

      Girl, this is a serious, life threatening disease! You need to know for sure and if you are prediabetic or diabetic, you need treatment now.

      Do not wait, get tested. Ask for a fasting glucose tolerance test, which is far more accurate than a simple fasting glucose test.

      Also ask for an HbA1c test.

      It took both thoses tests to find out I was diabetic, because with the reactive hypoglycemia my blood sugar was all over the place for a long time. It didn’t settle in high numbers until I had been diabetic for a few years and the damage was done.

      My doctor didn’t discover my diabetes for years, not until I asked for those 2 tests. Of course by then it was really bad and I was very ill, with permanent nerve damage and retinopathy. Please do not wait any longer.

      By the way, anything below 60 is potentially going to get low enough for you to pass out and have brain damage.

      If you go really low and no one gets emergency help in time, you could die. The brain needs glucose and if it goes too low, you need an emergency injection of glucose to save your life.

      Stop fooling around and tell your doctor the truth. Tell her ALL your symptoms, how you felt that night, how scared you were and why, and the readings you’re getting.

      GET SOME HELP!

  37. QUESTION:
    Diabetic: I cannot move in the morning from low blood sugar?? not sure, why?
    Hi, I am 25, I have been a diabetic for about 20 years now and a couple of days ago I woke up in the middle of the night, and I couldnt move from my bed, I had a hard time balancing myself and i had to basically crawl to the bathroom, and then hold my self from the walls back to bed.

    I wasnt concerned thinking it was an adverse reaction to a sleeping pill i had taken.

    I was really worried this morning, when I woke up feeling the same way. its almost as if my muscles lose their strength. I can move but I have a hard time coordinating. I lost all strength. now, for years, i have been diabetic and when i have low blood sugars i dont usually feel this way.

    I didnt have the strength to open an orange juice, or to move my legs at one point. fortunately my mother was there to constantly check my glucose and eventually fed me until my sugar was normal and i began gaining strength.

    I would like to know if anyone knows what is causing this or what might cause it.

    for years now when I have a low sugar episode at night, I wake up in a panic, run to the refrigerator and eat until my sugar goes back to normal. but this is totally different. i mean losing the strength from your muscles to the point where you cant walk or coordinate is really something new to me.

    I have been recently exercising in the evenings and i am considering lowering my insulin levels (nph) so to see how I wake up in the mornings.

    I would like to hear your thoughts to see if you have had a similar experience or know what might be the cause of this.

    if there is a medical term for losing strength in your muscles or coordination i would like to hear it to be able to google it in conjunction with a diabetic term to see what i can find.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You definitely need to reduce your insulin dose. I have the same thing happen when my blood sugar crashes. Hypoglycemic weakness is the term I think you are looking for.

  38. QUESTION:
    Calorie Obsessed, help!?
    Hi everyone, I’m having a little trouble with being obsessed with calorie counting and I wanted to hear your thoughts on it. And it’s a long read! So if you read it, please tell me your thoughts/what I should do. If you don’t want to read, just scroll to the bottom and help me out with the last question ^_^! Thanks!

    When I was ‘lil, I was pretty chubby, (around.. 7 years old or so). I live in an area where looks are EVERYTHING, even relatives would critique my appearance! And even when I was 7!!!! I thought that was harsh, but I wanted to get a better body. So when I was 11 years old, I learned about calorie-counting.. etc etc, in my Pre-Bio class, and I started to do it.

    Which means that I’ve been counting calories since 6th grade! A LOT of people would say this is unhealthy, because I need a nutrition surplus in order to grow properly. But that’s just what I did and I did it very precisely. (Only going over 110% of the nutritional amounts I needed (Protein, Essential Fats, Carbs, Minerals, that stuff).
    Anyway, so since then I’ve maintained 8% body fat, and I have been ridiculously/insanely/infinitely obsessed about keeping my body fat percentage the same.

    For example, I’ve gone to calorie-counting sites, and I’ve used my kitchen scale so many times that I can just LOOK at food, and estimate its nutritional value. This might seem like a useful skill, but it’s taking over my life now.
    When I go out to eat, I’ll look at the menu and spend 10 minutes dissecting each item’s caloric/fat/protein/cholesterol/carb/etc, value. But in the end I decide on a salad, or something. In the event that I DO pick.. a steak or something, I’ll spend so much time, pushing away all of the oil, extra sauce, trimming away fat down to the meat, and only eating half of the food.

    I asked my doctor about this, and he said I’m just health conscious. I asked my friends and family about this and they just also said I’m health conscious. But I KNOW it’s something more, since I’m so obsessive about it. And I know I’m not anorexic or bulimic, because I’ve never forced myself to throw up, I’m not under the essential body fat percentage, and I don’t see myself as fat, just “on the brink of becoming fat.” If you know what I mean.

    I do cardio, lifting, and I have a preplanned routine that I set up a month ago, which will guide my eating till December. (Is that bad? I haven’t had candy, drinks other than water, milk, and protein, nor dessert for years.) I’ve been using supplements (vitamins and “good” supplements, not steroids) and protein, since I was 13, and I’m pretty sure I’ve been in a caloric-deficit or maintenance (same as burned, so I don’t lose or gain weight) for .. 5 years straight now, only going over maybe 3-4 days in total.

    I had my checkup yesterday, and I’m healthy in all aspects: stable blood sugar level, lower blood pressure, very low LDL cholesterol. My doctor even told me that whatever I’m doing is fine for my body, since my diet will only make me lose water, fat, or trace amounts of lean body mass.

    I’m just so afraid that I’ll lose my sleekness that I HAVE to watch what I eat. I looked up stuff describing my problem, and I only found “self consciousness, anxiety.. etc” Is that the problem? I know I’m anxious and self-conscious but that really can’t be what’s causing this could it? The reason why I randomly decided to ask this today, was because my friend asked me what kind of chocolate I liked, and I said, I didn’t know. (Since I haven’t tasted chocolate [not even protein flavor :(] for years.)

    It’s really taking over my life now, and since I’ve never told anyone about this I don’t know what’s wrong.
    As an added question.. Is there really an “end” to dieting? My goal when I was 11 was to have a set of rock-hard abs. But then after I got to that body fat %, I had to KEEP dieting, and KEEP watching what I was eating in order for it to stay that way.

    Thanks again!!
    Wow! Thanks for the quick replies.
    ilikemondays and onehundredpercent, I think you girls are right about that.

    To your reply:
    I’m OCD about eating the exact amount of calories: 1850 a day, depending on my current weight ~ +- 10

    I rarely think about food, because I’m not hungry, or I already know what I’m going to eat. (Every 2 hours, I’d have x amount of y.)

    I don’t really weigh myself to see if I’ve gained, since ultimately I’m gonna get bigger (Lifting).

    Yes! It’s really interfering with my life! I thought it was all fine since I planned it out, but compared to my friends’ lives, it’s a million times more complicated. I slept over my friend’s house and he can orders what he FEELS like eating, doesn’t have to follow a workout and eating schedule, doesn’t have to worry about cardio/lifting 4-5 times a week.. etc.

    Thnx again for the answers!
    Added note!
    I have basically told my doctor, the above, and he tells me it’s fine..? >.>!
    I think I might end up seeing a psych’ again, since from the responses/messages I got were about my mental health!

    • ANSWER:
      Believe it or not I have just the same obsession. It all started when I was in the 7th grade. I was a bit fat so my mom took me to a doctor. She gave me a diet and I lost weight. But actually everything started after I lost weight. I too count calories of everything I eat during the day and it sometimes takes over my life. For example when me and my bf go out for dinner, I order a steak and end up eating 1/3 of it in order to reduce its calories. When I talked to my mom about that she told me it was OK. So I guess it’s just fine. And for the other question there is no end to dieting. Once you start it, you never end it. And staying thin after dieting is as important as losing weight in the first place.

  39. QUESTION:
    Laughing conclusion for speech, anyone ? ! =D?
    Laughing

    The individual who stated ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ has someone who agrees. Without laughter, life would be dull. Image a world where no one laughed, some people I know would want to die then spend another day without laughter! The brain would also die out because when you laugh it sends hormones to your brain which makes you feel more positive. Did you know that we are not the only species that laugh? A numerous amount of animals like to giggle too! Researchers have found that meeting new peers that are likely to laugh will signal the brain that this person is fun to be around! Laughing is fun and somewhat creative if you have your own signature laugh! Let’s move on and find out how laughing can save your life, your friends and the environment around you.

    Everyone in this room is probably wondering, “How can laughing save my life?”
    Let’s start at your heart. It has been discovered that laughing is like a barrier around your heart; it drops your stress level and impairs the endothelium. If you do have a lot of stress in your hands, this could easily lead to a heart attack. A study has shown that people who laugh after a meal will lower blood sugar levels! Another thing that is outstanding is that people, who leave after a comedy show, come out as euphoric. Their blood vessels also perform normally and in some cases even better, but don’t watch drama shows because after watching it your blood vessels tense up and restrict blood flow. In addition to help you even more, laughing strengthens your muscles and your abdomen. So, laughing can actually work as well as doing sit-ups! It extends life expectancy and improves your overall well-being.

    See, laughing is good for you and your body, but don’t go around laughing out of now where because laughing gives you muscles and makes you stronger. That’s just weird. You probably are strong if you giggle every now and then, but I believe babies are the strongest! Did you know babies laugh when they are just 4 months old? Laughing is also genetic, so you may inherit your parents laugh, taste in humour and perhaps readiness in laughing. Laughing is part of the universal world because almost everyday laughing is used everywhere. Everyone has a different kind of laughter, but most of our laughter is fairly similar.

    I’ve talked about the good things about laughing, but what are the bad things?
    No… it doesn’t involve your health, but it could ruin your reputation. Pretend you’re in a situation, where if you giggle it could be extremely inappropriate. A situation everyone can refer to is if a loved one passed away and someone is talking about them. Then you remember an occurrence of something hilarious that happened a while ago, you don’t want to laugh to seem as if you don’t care about someone dying so here’s what you can do.

    Step 1. You can bite the inside of your cheeks or the corner of your mouth. This will induce in a small amount of pain which will help take the urge to laugh disappear. However don’t bite so hard that you will cause an injury.

    Step 2. The most important thing is to distract yourself from laughing, so say the alphabet or the 6 times table. You can say anything else to yourself that isn’t at all funny.

    Step 3. If all fails politely excuse yourself from the location. In private you can smirk all you like, but it keep low so no one hears you. Let it out of your system and take deep breaths before returning.

    • ANSWER:
      Laughter is always the best medicine yes, but not always the first option as our other emotions get in the way , all the negativity. Laughter helps us lighten our problems and our lower our stress levels. If you are able to laugh at a situation , you are lucky!Not everyone can turn their struggles into laughing matters but if you do you can see how little your problems actually are, the bad things in laughing are you might not take responsibility or matters that need to be taken seriously serious and laughing will cause more harm than good since you failed to take the responsibility and therefore suffer the consequences. it’s also rude to laugh in someones face and hurtful so a definite no no there!

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this right i got mail from some of my friend.?
    Live Life Without Limits!
    AND PASS THIS EMAIL TO WHOM YOU CARE

    The top five cancer-causing foods are:

    1. Hot dogs

    Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can’t live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

    2.. Processed meats and bacon

    Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

    3. Doughnuts

    Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

    4. French fries

    Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams .

    5. Chips, crackers, and cookies

    All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.

    BRAIN DAMAGING HABITS

    1. No Breakfast
    People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level.
    This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

    2. Overeating
    It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

    3. Smoking
    It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

    4. High Sugar consumption
    Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

    5. Air Pollution
    The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

    6. Sleep Deprivation
    Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells.
    7. Head covered while sleeping
    Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

    8. Working your brain during illness
    Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

    9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
    Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

    10. Talking Rarely
    Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain

    ———— ——— ——— ———— ——— ——— ———— ——— ——— –

    The main causes of liver damage are:

    1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
    2. Not urinating in the morning.
    3. Too much eating.
    4. Skipping breakfast.
    5. Consuming too much medication.
    6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.
    7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.
    8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
    Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

    We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ‘schedule.’

    • ANSWER:
      half of that is BS

  41. QUESTION:
    if your blood sugar is low, why does a nap help pick you up?
    i take it that while you’re napping the body is stabilizing the glucose level in your veins. but how can it do that if you’re not eating anything?
    i’m hypoglycemic so when i eat simple sugar i produce too much insulin and my blood glucose plummets. then i feel super exausted and have to nap. been doing it for years and it helps every time.

    if i’m in this state and eat more sugar i feel even worse but you’d think the 2nd dose of sugar would soke up the rest of the insulin. it must just produce more.
    i meant i’m hyperglycemic
    ok i’m stupid. scratch that last comment

    • ANSWER:
      The liver releases glycogen / glucose into the bloodstream when energy is needed and no meal was eaten recently. Same reason that you can run several miles if you haven’t eaten anything.

      The nap itself doesn’t help. If you’re not diabetic, and your blood sugar is low, AND you haven’t already depleted the stored sugar in your liver (say, by running a 10K within the last few hours), then your liver will release glucose.

      If you’re diabetic, the nap is a VERY bad idea, as what you need is glucose — now.

      Typical physical symptoms of a glycogen release (as when you get an emergency shot from your glycogen pen) include exhaustion, so more likely, it goes like this:

      In non-diabetics
      1. Your blood sugar is low.
      2. Your liver releases glucose.
      3. You feel exhausted.
      4. You nap.

      In diabetics
      1. Your blood sugar is low.
      2. Your liver does nothing, or it releases glucose into the bloodstream which the circulating insulin stores BACK in the liver.
      3. You may or may not feel exhausted. You probably STILL feel weak from the low blood sugar.
      4. You lie down.
      5. You have a cold, sweating seizure and you don’t do that again.

      Notice that nap comes 4th, not first.

      That’s been my experience as a type 1 diabetic, and you sort of have to know this stuff to manage things.

  42. QUESTION:
    I plan to quit smoking. Will eating a bite or two every twenty minutes help keep my blood sugar stable?
    Blood sugar plummets in many people when first quitting. The most common side effects felt during the first three days can often be traced back to blood sugar issues. Symptoms such as headache, inability to concentrate, dizziness, time perception distortions, and the ubiquitous sweet tooth encountered by many, are often associated with this blood sugar drop. The symptoms of low blood sugar are basically the same symptoms as not having enough oxygen, similar to reactions experienced at high altitudes. The reason being the inadequate supply of sugar and/or oxygen means the brain is getting an incomplete fuel. If you have plenty of one and not enough of the other, your brain cannot function at any form of optimal level. When you quit smoking, oxygen levels are often better than they have been in years, but with a limited supply of sugar it can’t properly fuel your brain.

    • ANSWER:
      If you eat too much, you’ll be overweight and have the same health risks as smoking. The dizziness that is felt from quitting is NOT from blood sugar drops, but nicotine withdrawal. Try Medscape or WebMD for sound advice, not old wives tales.

  43. QUESTION:
    Diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, What are my chances of having children?
    I was diagnosed with PCOS about 1 1/2 years ago. I also have hypothyroidism and currently take levothyroxine 50 mcg every day, and my OBGYN has put me on Metformin(glucophage) which is a medication used to lower blood sugar levels, I am NOT diabetic but she put me on the metformin to help dissolve some of the cysts. Cysts can be caused by higher than normal blood sugar levels.

    My husband and I have been trying for 3 years to get pregnant and nothing we do to try and increase our chances has worked thus far, is there something I’m missing here?

    I don’t have the money for any of the fertility options out there…what can I do? Are there maybe programs out there that would help pay for fertility treatment? I have health insurance but they don’t cover any of that stuff either. Has anyone else out there been diagnosed? Are there tricks or tips I could be missing?

    By the way, I am 23 years old so for anyone who may have thought age could be a factor…that’s just not the case.

    Please don’t reply with the “you’re not ready” or “really think about it” because I AM ready and I have thought about it. I’m not your average “tee hee” “lets go party” 23 year old. I am highly intelligent and pretty wise beyond my years, so please…advice only. I would also like to thank (in advance) for any advice and helpful tips that may be given. Thank you all.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what I have been told, and I have seen it happen.

      The Metformin helps dissolves the cysts, allowing natural ovulation to occur. Taking it faithfully will also help with the treatment of sugar resistant PCOS.

      Loosing 25% of your body mass is also helpful as well. (I’m a chunky chick).

      Eat right, don’t stress, and find a balance.

      If all else fails, seek out the advice of an OB GYN. Chlomid is the most common form of a fertility medicine, and ten years ago it was 60.00 a month. Within two months, I had conceived my beautiful daughter.

      Good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    HOW TO LOW YOUR SUGAR LEVELS IF YOU ARE IN HIGH RISK…?
    I WILL LIKE SHARE WITH EVERYBODY WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH SUGAR LEVELS SPECIALLY IF THEY ARE MORE HIGH THAN NORMAL.
    I FOUND OUT THAT I HAD A POSSIBLE SUGAR PROBLEM AND I WAS VERY WORRY, DIABETIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN PLAY WITH IT.
    THE DOCTOR DID A FEW TEST AND CAME OUT WIT THE CONCLUSION THAT I HAD PREDIABETIS, I HAD TO CHANCE COMPLETELY MY WAY OF LIFE, IN MY EATING HABITS, NO MORE SODA, NO MORE BREAD, NO MORE COOKIES AND CAKES, CANDIES AND CHOCOLATES. AND ALSO NO MORE WHITE RICE AND BREAD.
    I HAD TO STAR EATING ALL WHOLE WHEAT PRODUCTS AND LEARN HOW TO READ ALL THE FACT LABELS IN THE CONTAINERS AND BOXES.
    AFTER I HAD ALL THE NECESSARY TEST I HAD TO STAR ATKING MEDICINE METHADONE
    200 MLG AND GET IN A VERY SPECIAL DIET AND DO AT LEAST HALF AN HOUR EXERCISE EVERY DAY, WASN’T EASY , I STILL TRYING TO GET THE EXERCISE ROUTINE, BUT THE MEDICINE AND THE EATING WHERE MORE EASY TO HANDLE IN DAILY BASICS
    I WAS DRINKING WATER WITH THE LIGHT SUGAR LEMONADE AND EVEN THE LABEL SAID SUGAR FREE AND LOW SUGAR, MY READING WHERE STILL TOO HIGH.
    I WAS EATING PROPERLY AND TRYING TO AVOID SODA, BREAD, CANDIES AND POTATO , RICE BUT THE NUMBER WERE NOT COMING DOWN , UNTIL ONE DAY I DECIDE TO DROP THE LIQUIDS AND STAR DRINKING PLAIN WATER WITH LEMONS AND SWEET AND LOW
    I CUT THE LEMONS AND BLEND THEM COMPLETELY ADDING THE BOTTLE OF WATER AND THE SWEET AND LOW SUGAR, MIX THEM TOGETHER AND THE RESULTS WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING MY SUGAR LEVELS DROP FROM 140 AND 138 TO 118 AND 110.
    I REALLY WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH EVERYBODY
    I DRINK AT LEAST 3 BOTTLES OF LEMONADE A DAY AND MY BLOOD NUMBERS ARE DRPING DOWN EVERYDAY BETTER AND BETTER.
    IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LEMONADE WRITE ME BACK
    RAFAEL E BERNAL
    MY E MAIL IS rafaelbernaljr@hotmail.com
    I AM IN MIAMI FLORIDA I M IN MY LATE’S 40 INACTIVE PHYSICALLY AND LATIN DESCENDING HIGH RISK
    YES THE MEDICATION I A taking is 250 mlg of Metformin NO Methadone I made a mistake…

    • ANSWER:
      How come you’re taking Methadone? Have you had a drug ‘problem’, or do you really mean Metformin?

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you think that Black Seed Oil can be used as a treatment for HIV/AIDS?
    I AM SORRY THAT THIS IS LONG, BUT PLEASE READ

    I am currently doing research about Black Seeds. It is also known as Black Coriander or Black Caraway seeds. It is know that Black Seeds can cure/treat many medical ailments.

    Well in my Biology class, we were learning about adaptation, and an example is the AIDS virus. When ever this one perosn took the medication, it seemed that somehow the virus would adapt to it. Well since I have heard of Black Seed, and I have done some research, I was wondering if it can treat HIV/AIDS. I know that it may not completley cure it, or that you need to take this for a while to see results, i was just wondering about the possibilities.

    Based on this info, what do you think? Any comments will be accepted. It would help me if you cite your information (if you can).

    -Black seed unquestionably has a positive and stabilizing effect on the human immune system which . Moreover, since diseases are the result of defective immune systems, it is fair to assume that the beneficial effects go beyond skin disorders and allergies. Since the immune system has a direct or indirect effect on all the systems of the body, when you are infected by any disease, the power of the immunity system affects the cure of this disease.

    -Black seed is a safe and effective herb that can be used by almost anyone. No irritations or side effects are caused when the right dose is correctly applied. Its benefits are obtained through consistent use,the effects are medium to long term. Diabetes is useful in the treatment of diabetes mellitus or diabetes caused by an allergy. However it is recommended that the treatment be supervises because Black seed does lower blood sugar levels. Black seed should not be taken by pregnant women if their wombs are sensitive

    -Mahfouz and El-Dakhakhny, prominent Egyptian researchers isolated the active principle nigellone from Black Seed’s essential oil in 1959. There are over 100 different chemical components in the seed.

    Nigella and melatin are two ingredients in Black Seed that contribute greatly to its highly diversified powers. These substances work together to provide the digestive benefits that have been revered in Black Seed. They also promote cleansing and assist with overall eliminating action.

    Two of the most volatile oils found in Black seed are nigellone and thymoquinone which were fist discovered in the herb in 1985. Nigellone offers both anti-spasmodic and bronchodilating properties which contribute to Black Seed’s potency against respiratory ailments. It also acts as an antihistamine which helps to reduce the negative symptoms of allergy sufferers. Thymoquinone contains excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is also a strong anti-oxidant and helps cleanse the body of toxins. Both nigellone and thymoquinone work in conjunction with one another to enhance Black Seed’s action against respiratory ailments. It also provides a healthy alternative to the more commonly prescribed cortisone based therapies used by allergy sufferers.

    Black seed provides a rich supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These ingredients play a key role in daily health and wellness. They help to regulate the metabolism, carry toxins to the skin’s surface for elimination, balance insulin levels, regulate cholesterol, improve body circulation, and promote healthy liver function. A deficiency in polyunsaturated fatty acids can lead to a wide number of health problems including nervous system disorders, uninhibited growths, and skin diseases.

    Black seed contains over 100 valuable nutrients. It is comprised of approximately 21% protein, 38% carbohydrates, and 35% plant fats and oils. The active ingredients of black seed are nigellone, thymoquinone, and fixed oils. Black seed also contains significant proportions of protein, carbohydrates and essential fatty acids. Other ingredients include linoleic acid, oleic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, niacin, and vitamin C.

    A 1994 study conducted in London by King’s College revealed that Black Seed has properties that inhibit certain enzymes, which also inhibit the production of certain prostaglandins. This is more proof that the rich and complex combination of elements found in Black Seed work together for a total effect.

    Black Seed has over 1400 years history of use. Many ancient books and text suggest the following traditional uses for Black Seed. But please note, that these should not be understood as cures or treatments for any disease or illness.
    Now this is only some of the research that I have done. I have not actually done some testing or anything, I am just in High School. Right now, I am in the stage of gathering information.

    • ANSWER:
      What’s the active ingredient?
      Can it be synthesized or purified on a large scale?
      What’s the target?
      What’s the mechanism of action?
      What’s the effectiveness compared to current treatments?

      These are the questions that must be answered before it can be used to treat anything.

      There’s a reason medicine doesn’t just use things like this. Until you know what molecule is doing what you don’t know about any possible cross-reactions, toxicity issues, and most importantly you can’t quantify everything since the amount of active ingredient isn’t controlled.

  46. QUESTION:
    Solve Nutrition quiz?
    Other than when sleeping, the basal metabolic rate is the lowest rate of energy expenditure. (0.50 points)

    True
    False

    # As you exceed 50 percent of your VO2 max, you begin to rely more and more on fat as an energy source. (0.50 points)

    True
    False

    # The fact that alcohol and fat have about twice the amount of energy per gram as either carbohydrate or protein means that they are better energy sources for the active individual. (0.50 points)

    True
    False

    # On a mixed diet of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, what percent of the energy expenditure at rest is derived from fat? (0.50 points)

    a. 60
    b. 50
    c. 40
    d. 30

    # A type I muscle fiber (0.50 points)

    a. is called a slow-twitch red fiber.
    b. can produce energy primarily by anaerobic processes.
    c. is also referred to as FOG.
    d. All of the above statements apply to type I muscle fibers.

    # Type IIb muscle fibers (0.50 points)

    a. are also known as fast-twitch red fibers.
    b. produce energy primarily by anaerobic processes.
    c. use the ATP-PC system at a slower rate than Type I.
    d. are also referred to as FOG.

    # In very high-intensity exercise, lasting only one or two minutes, the probable cause of fatigue is (0.50 points)

    a. a depletion of phosphocreatine.
    b. depletion of carbohydrate stores.
    c. loss of lipid reserves.
    d. disruption of cellular metabolism caused by the accumulation of hydrogen ions.

    # When participating in very mild aerobic activities, which ofthe following will lead to fatigue in very prolonged bouts? (0.50 points)

    a. diminishing carbohydrate levels
    b. low blood-sugar levels
    c. low stores of fat
    d. All of the above answers will lead to fatigue

    # Which of the following sport events would rely on the lactic acid system for most of the energy production. (0.50 points)

    a. competitive weight lifting
    b. the 100 meter dash
    c. the 800 meter run
    d. a 5 kilometer run

    # The main energy source for the oxygen system during exercise of 2 hours in length would be (0.50 points)

    a. glycogen found in the muscle, liver, and blood.
    b. triglycerides.
    c. carbohydrates.
    d. protein.

    # The immediate source of energy for all body processes, including muscle contraction, is (0.50 points)

    a. muscle glycogen.
    b. adenosine triphosphate.
    c. phosphocreatine.
    d. both ATP and PC.

    # Which of the following statements about energy expenditure is incorrect? (0.50 points)

    a. The cost of running a given distance does not depend on the speed of movement.
    b. Hand weights seem to increase energy expenditure only when used at slower speeds.
    c. Swimming a given distance takes about four times as much energy as running that distance.
    d. The use of hand weights may exaggerate the blood pressure response.

    # Which one of the following statements about fatigue is true? (0.50 points)

    a. Fatigue may only be physiological in nature.
    b. The site of fatigue is classified solely in the central nervous system.
    c. Fatigue is always due to an insufficient supply of the optimal energy source.
    d. The most important factor in the prevention of fatigue during exercise is training.

    # The elevation of the metabolic rate that occurs after ingestion of a meal is (0.50 points)

    a. increased significantly by the ingestion of fat.
    b. accountable for less than 3 percent of the total daily energy expenditure.
    c. referred to as dietary-induced thermogenesis or thermic effect of food.
    d. significantly higher in obese subjects when compared to lean subjects.

    # The oxygen system (0.50 points)

    a. produces ATP in rather large quantities from other energy sources in the body.
    b. involves aerobic processing of carbohydrates to some extent, with major utilization of protein.
    c. is used primarily in sports that demand strenuous exercise.
    d. depends upon reactions that occur in the nucleus of the cell.

    # Your total daily energy expenditure is the sum of your (0.50 points)

    a. BMR, REE, and TEF.
    b. BMR, EMR, and TEF.
    c. REE, RMR, and TEE.
    d. REE, TEF, and TEE.

    # Calculate your Estimated Energy Requirement using the formula and Table on page 107 in the Williams text. Type your numbers for the formula as well as the answer for total credit. (4 points)

    (* 4000 character limit)

    # Calculate and state your REE using Table 3.4 on page 97 of the Williams textbook. Be sure to use kilograms for bodyweight as shown. (3 points)

    (* 4000 character limit)

    • ANSWER:
      Your guess should be better than mine. However, I will have a go if you really want to risk it!

  47. QUESTION:
    Consistently low blood sugar and a weight problem?
    Hi there, I posted a question about hypoglycemia a couple days ago. I’ve only read one reading at that point and decided too monitor my readings till today.

    I came up with the following readings (hope it’s readable):

    Day Time Level (mg/dL) Type of test
    Wed. 23rd March8:30 am 44 Fasting (before breakfast)
    Wed. 23rd March10:30 am 90 After eating (1.5 hrs)
    Thur. 24th March8:00 am 51 Fasting
    Thur. 24th March5:20pm 82 After Eating Dinner (1 hr)
    Fri. 25th March7:00 am 58 Fasting
    Fri. 25th March 8:30 am 87 After Eating (1 hr)
    Sat. 26th March7:30 am 56 Fasting
    Sat. 26th March11:00 am 50 After Eating (2.5 hrs)

    Not until today have I ever crossed a reading of 90. After a couple hours of not eating I get tired and my speech is slurred. I feel somewhat drunk without drinking and rather nauseous. I get irritable and my stomach actually pains me if I don’t eat frequently enough. My father suggests I drink things like soda and eat cake, etc., but the problem is that lately I’ve been constantly gaining weight due to the things I eat very easily. Has anyone experienced an issue like this? How did you treat it without eating foods that were bad for your health? Carby and sugary foods don’t do me very well at all, but I don’t like feeling that ill when I don’t eat.

    Both my parents are diabetic so I’m doubly concerned about gorging on sugar now since I’m worried it may affect me even worse in the long run. I’ll be seeing the doctor within the next week but for the time being, is there anything I can do to address this besides eating a ton of candy, cake, and/or bread?
    @ Laura: thank you. At the moment I’m not on any medication that relates to glucose levels however. I have psoriasis and take cream-based steroids for that, PCOS and take hormone therapy for that, arthritis (possibly) and take basic joint care medication, but I’m not aware of any medications I take that are supposed to affect my blood sugar level, though I can be wrong. D:
    @Miz: Good point: my parent’s diabetologist says that our home meter is fairly accurate, he’s tested it. <: It's old, but good, a Prestige.

    • ANSWER:
      rather than have the cakes and cokes your father suggests, I recommend you carry crackers, cheese and dried fruits. That makes for a sort of balanced snack 30% each protein, fats and carbs. Yeah, we all gain weight if we eat a lot of carby foods, and I expect you do get a reaction from eating them along with weight gain. but it is really important to never get hungry or get your glucose out of some even levels.

      NOW! how accurate is your meter?? you can’t know that until you have a blood draw ordered by the doctor and check your glucose at the lab when they do the blood draw. Then when you get the results back you can refer to that and see how accurate your meter is and adjust your thinking to it.

  48. QUESTION:
    My weight and health?
    I have Hypoglycemia and its making it hard for me to loose weight.I feel hungry quite abit and I have a healthy meal but afterwards I get hungry again and I go eat chocolate,ice cream and other foods that make u put alot of weight on.Im trying to loose weight not put it on.Whats best to have thats a non fattening snack to cure my appetite after a main meal? Or whats best for a main meal and a snack afterwards? And what else can I do to loose weight? Swimming,riding a bike and other exercise?

    These are the facts about Hypoglycemia-,also called low blood sugar, occurs when your blood glucose (blood sugar) level drops too low to provide enough energy for your body’s activities.
    Symptoms of hypoglycemia include

    * hunger,nervousness and shakiness
    * perspiration,dizziness or light-headedness,sleepiness,confusion,dissyness,feeling anxious or weak,finding hard to speak.

    Hypoglycemia can also happen while u are sleeping.You might
    * cry out or have nightmares

    • ANSWER:
      Try healthy snacking every 2 hours … I have hypoglycemia, too, I have found it best to have about 200-300 calories every 2 hours; healthy food … complex carbs, healthy fats, and protein … never just carbs … occasionally i splurge and have 400-500 calories at one of these meals …. keep a food diary to monitor you weight verses your total daily caloric intake …

      good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    Is this normal to feel with a newborn at home?
    I had my first baby 17 days ago, and it seems like all I do is sit on the couch, try to breast-feed (trying to wean him off the formula supplements the hospital started him on due to low blood sugar levels), comfort him (he got a little cold a few days ago), and watch him sleep. A few times throughout the day while he sleeps, I try to nap as well, so that I can get up easier at night to tend to him so he doesn’t wake my husband….anyway, seriously, I’ve showered like 3 times since coming home from the hospital, my house is a mess, I haven’t done my hair or put on makeup except to go to his pediatrician appt…and I just feel out of sorts. I think my schedule (up all night, sleeping late, naps throughout the day, etc) is making me a little depressed, and the fact that I can’t seem to get much done…my husband IS a big help, and I wouldn’t have lasted this long without him, but regardless, I just feel like a couch potato! I’ve watched SOOOO much dang TV, I’m so sick of it!
    I guess I’m asking if this is normal, and what YOU did with your newborn when you first brought him/her home. How do people do this with other children to care for?? (Seriously, how?) And when will my life gain some semblance of normalcy? When did you take your baby ‘out’ for the first time? Where did you go? Please help me, I feel like Im going crazy!

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, sweetie, I hear ya! It’s all very normal. It also sounds like you may have a case of the baby blues, which is also normal (although, you should call your doctor if you feel you may be dealing with Post Partum Depression).
      Don’t worry about the house being a mess, I think we’d worry if it were spotless! As for showers, try to make time for that, you need to pamper yourself a bit, it really helps. Maybe your baby would lay in a bouncy seat or carseat next to the shower, newborns often find the sound of water soothing. Try to add variety to your day whenever possible, accept any help that comes your way, grab sleep wherever you’d can find it, and above all, take good care of yourself. A well cared for mommy is the best gift you can give your baby!
      I try to avoid bringing newborns into crowded places (like big grocery stores), but by all means, a nice little outing would be refreshing change of scenery for both of you. Maybe you could visit friends or family, a cafe, your favorite shop, anywhere you feel comfortable.
      Also, while on the couch nursing, I find that stand-up comedy and full-length movies are more engaging than tv. I also like to find a good book to read while nursing. Keep some yummy snacks handy by the couch too. Then when it’s time to nurse, you can get back to your movie/book and refreshments. Feeding time becomes a nice little break for you. Don’t forget comfy blankets and a pillow…
      As for the normalcy… well, you will soon find a new “normal”. One that only us mommies understand… and it’s wonderful!
      Congratulations and best wishes to you and your little one!

  50. QUESTION:
    Why would my doctor perscribe Metformin?
    Im hoping a doctor will read this post and try to ease my fears, because diabetes killed my father. Im 43 yr old man that weighs 225, and yes i dont excercise much. I had a blood test and my blood sugar level was 149 . My kidney and liver functions were normal. But my doctor perscribed the drug metformin (an anti diabetic drug to lower my blood sugar level) he never said i was diabetic, i didnt ask because i was so stunned by this!

    If he didnt tell me i was diabetic why would he give me this drug?

    I might have compromised the test, because your not supposed to eat anything for ten hours? I was a bit hungry and had a tiny cup of frosted flakes 5-6 hours before they drew my blood.

    Im afraid:( this is how it started with my father. First pills then injections. Then the day came when his kidneys failed and needed dyalsys every day.matter of fact he died on the dyalsys machine in the hospitial. So you can see why im afraid!

    Im not what you would call obease? A bit over weight. I dont smoke or drink.

    • ANSWER:
      You did break fasting and should do the test over again, but something you ate 5-6 hours before a blood sugar test shouldn’t be elevating your blood sugar that high. Non-diabetics rarely exceed 140 mg/dL any point after eating, and most will never even come close. Blood sugar usually returns to normal within 2 hours, but sometimes as many as 4. 149 mg/dL 5+ hours after eating is far too high and most certainly abnormal.

      Your doctor shouldn’t have sent you home with a diabetic medication without first diagnosing you and also letting you know how to treat your diabetes.

      Diet and exercise are often the first lines of defense, but Metformin is an excellent drug that I happen to feel should be prescribed earlier rather than later because, other than helping to stabilize blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance, Metformin facilitates weight loss.

      Make another appointment for a true fasting and get some of your questions answered. Your doctor really did you a disservice.

      P.S. Diabetes does not have to be a death sentence. The cause of kidney disease, blindness, and other complications isn’t so much diabetes as it is high blood sugar over a long period of time. Control your blood sugar and you *significantly* reduce your chance of every developing complications from diabetes.


Can You Cure Pre Diabetes

It is necessary to find the right diabetic food cure to save the body. It must be noted that the diabetic has a poison that is destroying the body. Often diabetics are not told that everyday they are being infected by a blood glucose poison that destroys the cells of the body. What this leads to is a lot of pain and sadly it can mean death. Type 2 diabetes is similar to AIDS in that both diseases cause a spreading illness in the bloodstream. A diabetic food cure is needed to reverse this.

The poison glucose spreads in the bloodstream as there is no insulin production to remove this horrible invader. While this is occurs the body is aging faster and is starting to die. This is one of the reasons that the diabetic may have to have their legs removed. It is due to the circulation dying in the legs. This leads to painful walking and sadly for many they will have to have the legs cut off. Science has shown a diabetic food cure that has been helping many.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can you cure Pre-diabetes?
    i was told that my cholesterol was too high and i have to take these pills
    (which i kinda dont want to, btw are those important?)
    anyways i dont have diabetes yet but if i dont take care i will,
    i wanted to known if i can get better and steer away from this with or without pills or am i stuck at pre-diabetes for the rest of my life?
    what can i do if theres a way to steer away from pre-diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can absolutely avoid type 2 diabetes or at least prolong the time of its onset by decades. You can also reverse to some extent what has already been done to your body that is causing you to have high cholesterol and poor blood sugar control (“pre-diabetes”).

      The number one thing is to watch your weight. Number two is to increase your exercise. Number three is to modify not only your total caloric consumption/expenditure but to adjust what and when you eat … healthier foods more frequently in smaller amounts. Number four is to look into the possibility of dietary supplements like a simple multivitamin, fish oil, lecithin, and chromium picolinate among others.

      I tried to list these in order of ease with which you can make these the changes.

      In the meantime you should educate yourself about the drug you’re being asked to take and take it at least until you can address your problems adequately through other means.

  2. QUESTION:
    Do you, ladies have PCOS?
    I do, and i believe that all women who has , should start writing long letters to docs, explain how messed up can be and find not a treatment but A REAL CURE, for this curse of nature.

    my personal experience.
    I got my period 14 years old, it was painful, like a stomach ache.
    After my first period the second one came 5-6 months after. PAIN PAIN PAIN, VOMITING , LOW PRESSURE, FAINTING,COLD SWEATS, all these for 12 years, ( iim 26 now) and i didn’t knew , my family didn’t get me to the doctor, (messed up family, another big story), and when I went to a doc, she told me that i have them and its ok. I was 22 when i went and until now i didn’t knew how serious can be.
    Did you know that:
    More than 50 percent of women with PCOS will have diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired glucose tolerance) before the age of 40.
    Women with PCOS have a four to seven times higher risk of heart attack than women of the same age without PCOS.
    Women with PCOS are at greater risk of having high blood pressure.
    Women with PCOS have high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol
    Chance of getting endometrial cancer
    the symptoms are:
    infrequent menstrual periods, no menstrual periods, and/or irregular bleeding
    infertility (not able to get pregnant) because of not ovulating
    increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs, or toes—a condition called hirsutism (HER-suh-tiz-um)
    ovarian cysts
    acne, oily skin, or dandruff
    weight gain or obesity, usually carrying extra weight around the waist
    insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes
    high cholesterol
    high blood pressure
    male-pattern baldness or thinning hair
    patches of thickened and dark brown or black skin on the neck, arms, breasts, or thighs
    skin tags, or tiny excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area
    pelvic pain
    anxiety or depression due to appearance and/or infertility
    sleep apnea—excessive snoring and times when breathing stops while asleep
    (Not all women with PCOS share the same symptoms)

    Thats is so messed up. I got :
    Acne, depression, very irregular periods, increased hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, It ruined my life until now, because no doctor told me anything of those and i might have insulin resistance, because of my family background.
    now i went to a hospital and im waiting for my next period so i can do some tests.
    here in greece, docs saying ” oh birth control pills are bad , don’t take them, blah, blah blah, ” fuck them , the minute i start birth control pills , is my happiest moments i.ve ever lived, no acne, no pains, everything is so perfect, now i stopped because i have to do the blood exams, and guess what….. ACNE ACNE ACNE, HAIR, SMALL BOOBS!
    I took yasmin, and here in greece birth control pills cost like 10 euro, why in america cost like 60 dollars? because of the advertisment? here they don’t do to much advertisment.

    thanks, all ladies you can share if you want to.

    All my life i thought that i was crazy, crazy bitch from hell, i was feeling bad and now i know.

    • ANSWER:
      I have it. Ugh. :’(
      I started my periods aged 12.
      It lasted for two weeks and then if didn’t come again until 5 months later! I thought there was something wrong with me.
      Now I’m 16. That was four years ago and I still barely get my period. When I do, its very long and painful…
      I have facial hair which I struggle to hide (and boys crack jokes at me at school) and my back, stomach and chest has a lot of hair on it too.
      I have really bad acne on my face and back. I am also slightly fat and I can’t shift the weight!
      I want a solution. The tummy pains are the worst. I get them most when I’m stressed and that’s not good when I’m sitting exams…
      I speak to my doctor for help but he just sends me for a blood test to check my hormone levels. :( Ugh. I want help. :(:(:(

  3. QUESTION:
    Stem cell research!?
    If there is anyone in here who is against stem cell research because they think it is about developing life just to kill it….i’d like to hear what you have to say.

    I have type 1 diabetes and with stem cell research i could be cured, along with so many other people.

    Stem cells aren’t alive, they have no brain, they can’t think, they aren’t a person.

    For those of you who think that life starts when the sperm meets the egg, think about this. hypohetically if you were standing at the top floor of a building with a little baby on one side of you and a cooler full of 100 pre-furtilized eggs on the other and the building was on fire and you couldn’t carry them both down the stairs. which one would you take?

    ?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, you know nothing about stem cell reseach if you think the only kind is embyonic. Many people are in favor of the other three (yes, that’s right, THREE) kinds of stem cell research. These other methods have either already been proven or show better resurts then the embryonic research.

      There is Adult Stem Cells, which I’ve heard are actually used to create insuline for Diabeties. Oh, that just punched a hole in your balloon.

      There is Imbilocal Cord Stem Cells and Embryonic Fluid Stem Cells, both of which are perfectly acceptable.

      And, did you know that those eggs that you use for Stem Cell research could still produce children? Yeah, they can. I’ve seen stories about families who adopt these eggs (now dubbed medical waste) and have happy, healthy children. Even after being frozen for a few years. They are still able to produce children if given a chance. After all, they have to start to become children to have stem cells.

      If you don’t know the facts, then you can’t make a logical decision. There is research out there to help you, but if you are stuck on only one way, then you’ll never find the answers. It always amazes me that science will grind to a halt for one process when there is evidence that another way will produce the same, if not better results.

      So, what will it be? Keep running in circles and complaining because you can’t cut up some embryos, or actually put your time and money on a method that works? Embroynic stem cell research isn’t the only answer, but the other three ways are not only safer, but ethically better.

      And, to answer your silly question, we would save the babies because they are already alive. That doesn’t mean we don’t care about the frozen eggs, but we in our panic, we’d think about the tiny babies that are already born. Your question is only designed to make people look bad. You’re not very smart.


Can You Cure Diabetes Without Medication

It is possible to reverse borderline or pre diabetes without drugs or medication. The answer is to find the right diet but first you must understand that most diabetes diets do not work and here is why. The typical diabetes diet tells you to remove sugar and everything is going to turn around for you and this is a lie. There is not healing in a sugar free diet at all. It is not going to work to remove sugar from the diabetes because if you want to reverse borderline diabetes or reverse pre diabetes you have to heal the source.

If you have high blood sugar it means that you have a insulin problem not a sugar problem and this should alarm you. It means your pancreas is dying out and you really don’t want this. Believe me it means pain in the body and maybe having your legs cut off. Millions who wait to reverse borderline or reverse pre diabetes lose their body parts painfully. Why do you think millions have become blind or had their fingers removed? It is because they waited to remove the poison blood glucose in the body. This poison spreads and you painfully lose the body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes!!!!! can I reverse it!?
    I am freaking out.I feel very weak when I do not eat and I am thirst all the time. Sometimes my hands shake if i don’t eat/ Serious answers only please. Also can you cure this without medications
    P.S it may be in my family

    • ANSWER:
      see a doctor !!! ask if they can test u for it
      hope ur ok x

  2. QUESTION:
    So how do you get rid of anxiety?
    I’m 16 years old, and I can admit that I suffer from major anxiety. It started when I was 12, now that I think about it. I started suffering from these strong stomach aches in class, and I assumed it was just an everyday thing..But as time goes by, and as I age, I find that my anxiety is…Very severe..My birthday is tomorrow, and every pain I get, every superstitious belief I have, I am convinced that I’m going to die tomorrow. You can read about it in my Q and A if you want. I’m not necessarily fully convinced that I’m just being crazy about tomorrow..And rapid heartbeat, fear of death, always thinking something is wrong with me when there really isn’t? It’s anxiety..
    And what happens is that everyday, I find even the slightest signs, and immedietely, I subconsciously assume that something is wrong with me, and I ACTUALLY believe it. |

    I’m not gonna lie, it’s ruining my life. I just came out of a depression, and I finally love my life. Even if I get lonely sometimes. And this anxiety is just making me worry more and more. At first, I thought my teeth were messed up. I went to the dentist, got my teeth checked, and they’re perfectly healthy. They’re fine! I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I got checked two times, and I’m fine! I thought I was going to have a stroke, and it just turned out to be insomnia. I thought I had diabetes. And now I think I have cancer..

    It just won’t end..And it’s ruining my life..It’s making me scared..And I don’t even research anything..I just look at the signs, and put two and two together. So now, I realize I have a problem. I’m healthy, I am. As a matter of fact, this weekend I’m becoming a vegan.
    That is, if I LIVE that long..

    For years, my psychologist has told me that I had anxiety, but I was never convinced…Because I’m stubborn that way, in that..I ALWAYS have to be right..

    How can I treat this? How do I come about this? WITHOUT MEDICATION. That’s right..I don’t take medication..I cured my depression without any drugs, or pills..And If I can do that without drugs, I can do this without drugs. I am entirely against meds.

    • ANSWER:
      I have an Anxiety disorder and was told to go on jogs/sprints by my doctor because it releases “Feel good hormones”. It increases endorphins in your body which is the feel good hormone and the stress hormone cortisol is decreased. I take medication but counseling helps me more maybe you could try that too.

  3. QUESTION:
    Help With My Pro Animal Testing Essay?
    Animal Testing Rough Draft
    Someday in the near future there may be a way to alter animal’s DNA genetically, and use it to trick the human body’s immune system into thinking that that organ is its own. In doing so scientists could help save millions of lives. However, none of this will ever be possible without the use of animal testing (American 61). The sacrifice that animals must make has given us many great rewards in which saving many human lives. Also, the use of animal experimentation helps further medical research and improves our medications. While some extremists may say all animal testing is cruel, most is not. On that note, many extremists try and argue that there are other ways to test animals, computer analysis and studying tissue samples; however, none of these come close to physically doing the real surgery or bone transplant. Animal testing is not only essential for medical research, but also helps save human lives, and there is no other reasonable solution for this method.
    The testing of animals is the only sure way that we can continue our production of safe medicines. Without animal testing scientists can not be positive that all medicines on the market are safe and reliable. The medical scientists believe that animal testing is essential to drug and vaccine research. The testing of animals has allowed them to make a great progression in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS (Corey n.pag.). For example, without the testing of animals many more would die due to AIDS and HIV. That little sacrifice that those animals make will, in the future, help save many more human lives. Many other improvements that have been made due to animal testing have been insulin for diabetes; organ, corneal, and bone marrow transplants; antibiotics for pneumonia; surgery for heart diseases; and the development of nonaddictive painkillers (Experimentation n.pag.). In conclusion, the testing of animals helps further our medical development in human saving illnesses.
    The reason scientists test animals is not to harm them or kill them; however, it is to help save the lives of humans. Scientists may not instantly cure humans, or even be close to finding a cure for cancer; however, they have been trying, and none of this could have been done without the testing of animals. Lawrence Corey states that over the years there have been many significant changes with the way animal testing is done. The cancer-causing potential of drugs is now tested in bacteria developed for this purpose, then in mice or rats. And most all testing of animals in cosmetics has stopped (Corey n.pag.). In saying this, animal testing is not the same as it was twenty years back. Scientists and medical researchers do not willingly harm animals for pleasure; they do it in order to cure deathly diseases. Corey also explains that, “Animal experimentation is needed to prevent harm to humans from new medicines and vaccines. Without animal testing, human lives would be jeopardized.” (n.pag.). The lives of the human race would be in great risk if we did not do all our testing on animals first. We would not know what would happen to humans if we first tested it on an inorganic object. Finally, the testing of animals helps save many human lives each year, and without it many more humans would die than already do.
    Other than animal testing, there is no other reasonable solution to get the results we need. Some may say that we could test it on computers or try it out on bacteria samples; however, these results are not always accurate and may lead to some deadly consequences. A medical researcher concludes that, “You can’t train a heart surgeon on a computer, and to study a brain, you need a brain; a man-made machine is no substitute.” (Animal n.pag) Without physically doing a certain procedure scientists will never be able to tell if the results are correct. If a surgeon was to try a new transplant that has never been done before and he had never experienced it before in real life, nobody could know what the results would be. The outcome could be horrendous or could be wonderful; nevertheless, without actually doing an experiment on an animal first you could never get actual results. According to many researchers the testing of animals is a critical asset to the development of medical research. Tissue samples and computer simulations may give some results. However, they may not always be accurate and can not show the side-affects it could have on organisms. (Cohen n.pag) In finality, there may be other ways to get the conclusions that we need; however none of them provide the same results if we were to test them on animals first.
    The testing of animals further our medical knowledge, helps save human lives, and there is no other way to get the actual results that we need. Animal testing helps us get a better understanding of the medicine that we use. It may not give us the instant results and cures that all humans want; nonetheless, it does save human lives in the end. Finally, there is no other way to get the results that we need and make sure that they are fully accurate. The testing of animals does not even compare to the cruel, abusive, pet owners; the pets kept in zoos and circuses; or even the helpless animals that are abandoned with no one to love them.
    that’s what i have so far. i need peoples input. and if you have any additional information that would be good tell me please…also list the source with it.
    THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      I won’t comment on the grammer; I would suggest having someone else read it over before turning it in.

      I would mention the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); this is an institution-specific organization that reviews all applications from that institution for use of animals in research, and ensures that protocols will be followed to ensure a proper level of animal care during the research.

      The protocols that the IACUC reviews include: a rationale for using animals in the research project; minimizing the pain/distress of animal; standards of feeding, housing and care; using alternatives when possible to painful procedures; pre and post surgical care; and euthanasia standards.

      This would be a “pro” because there are regulations in place at institutions doing research with animals to ensure the animals are not being abused or mistreated, and researchers are held to a high standard of animal care throughout the research project.

  4. QUESTION:
    If any of you have the time, could you edit this essay on death?
    Ok so its a bit repetitive in some areas. i will of course clean it up, but do my points make sense?

    For countless millennia mankind has feared aspects of life which only result in one outcome…death. Mankind has feared death because it resides in what many philosophers classify as the realm of the unknown. Various scientists have tackled some deadly diseases such as diabetes, HIV, cancer in hopes of finding a remedy for them to slow and stall their outcome… certain death. However, what scientists have not been able to find a remedy for is death itself. This has forced many people to believe that as Don Quixote (a character in the play Man of La Mancha) has stated “There is a remedy for everything but death” (Wasserman 5). Ultimately, death cannot be prevented or cured. It is intangible; no one can touch or see death. It results from attacks on the living which come in many forms; it can take on the shape of a car crash or even a bullet wound to the heart. It is a transition; it is done to transfer the soul out of its body from this world to the next.

    Death can’t be seen, or touched therefore it is impossible for it to have a remedy. For a remedy to be a remedy it must have a diagnosis. If there is no diagnosis, there is no remedy. Death doesn’t have anything to diagnose; therefore it can’t have a remedy. It is a biological truth, everything living dies at some point. No one knows when or how, because no one can see it or touch it, therefore allowing it to be an unknown. It is like a variable in an equation which does not make the equation occur. That variable could be anything it is not restricted too. Anyone can plug a value in the unknown to make the equation work and anything can be plugged in the unknown to counter it. Therefore it is fair to say that it is intangible.

    As death is a transition, it is not really a problem so to speak. It is put in place to counter life. “For every thing there is a beginning and an end” (Matrix). Death itself can be viewed as a remedy. It itself is what counteracts life. The definition of remedy according to Merriam-Webster online dictionary is “Something that corrects or counteracts, something that cures.” Death counteracts life, it cures life, it finishes off life. It brings the living back where they came from. In fact that is what completes the cycle. The last possible outcome cannot be prevented, because if it is prevented, it would not be the last possible outcome anymore so to speak.

    Death itself does not harm, therefore what can be diagnosed? The objective of death is to end life. Whether it takes on the shape of a bullet to your heart, an explosion, a car crash, or even a fall, there is no single pill anyone can take that will prevent them from encountering their death. Take a look at history; no one has lived above the age of 130. Death is not experienced, it is the process of which death takes a person that is experienced, therefore the remedy would be made for easing for example, the pain someone would suffer while dying, but not death itself. Epicurus a philosopher of ancient Greece said that “death is not to be feared, as while we are alive we are not in death and while we are dead we do not perceive ourselves as dead.” Death is merely the termination of a stream of consciousness. It is useless to find a remedy for something that will not harm human kind. Unlike a bacterial infection which can be treated and prevented with medication, death is intangible. For example: a child is born; that child lives a healthy life without carrying a disease. However, when he turns 60 years of age, he is walking across the street and suddenly a drunk driver turns off a corner and crashes into him and the 60 year old man dies instantaneously. What remedy could have prevented this?

    Ultimately, death is an intangible transition which will take the living by various means. It is general knowledge that a doctor can treat a deep wound, but can’t with 100 percent certainty assure that the person will live. That is why it is impossible for someone to cheat death.

    • ANSWER:
      the going rate for editors is around 80 bucks an hour. email me

  5. QUESTION:
    Diabetic Neuropathy at Age 19?
    Hello, I am a 19 year old college student who was diagnosed with Diabetes about one year ago as I was about to go into freshman year of college. I used to use this thing called Neuroprogrammer 2 which is something known as brainwave entrainment. I used this to combat depression and anxiety. While using this, I noticed that my sex drive and sexual function were severely reduced, and my penis would tingle, be numb, and be painful at times. It has been almost a year since my diagnosis, and ever since I stopped using the brainwave entrainment program, my sex drive is still severely reduced and their is little to no orgasmic feeling there. I thought this might have been attributed to many different sorts of things. I had my doctor check my hormone levels, nutrient levels and everything else. He said my vitals were nearly spot-on and my A1C was a 4.6. Since it has been a year since my sex drive has been gone, I have become extremely frustrated and upset, to the point that constantly thinking about my problem has taken over my life. I hate this. I cant believe that my sex drive would be gone as a 19 year old male. My friends in college are very sexually active, and I keep thinking how unbelieveable it is that I can barely orgasm and have a severe lack of energy, rapid/irregular heartbeat, and have in general just not been enjoying college because of this. There would be times where I would break down and cry about this problem, and no matter what ive tried, no doctor has ever been able to figure out what is wrong with me.
    SO
    After careful research, and the suggestion of my psychiatrist that this could be due to something called neuropathy (or nerve damage), I began investigating. I also forgot to mention above that recently I have noticed sharp pain and tingling in my feet, which gave me an indicator that this probably was due to neuropathy. I did some research on neuropathy and found that vitamin b12 was used to successfully cure this disorder. Starting today I have began using vitamin b12 supplements, and so far the tingling in my feet has receded a little bit, but it is still very much there. As for my sex drive, I am only praying that the b12 will bring it back in full force, because I fear that I may not find a will to live anymore if this problem in my orgasmic nerves is irreversible. What I want to know is whether or not vitamin b12 will help my sex drive recover and give me a will to live again, because I feel trapped in a box with no emotions or care for anything without it.
    I was also diagnosed with clinical depression about a 2 years ago, but have since stopped using medications and cope with it pretty well. I tried wellbutrin because my doctor suggested that it might bring back my sex drive, but it did absolutely nothing and only made me more tired. I would also like to know if there are any other nutrients out there I should take to begin the recovery process of nerve damage? Thank you!
    PS: I have no problem getting an erection and maintaining it. I also am able to masturbate and finish in sufficient time, but its just there is no orgasmic feeling during this.

    • ANSWER:
      It is not likely this is neuropathy, which is caused from high blood sugars over a long period of time (years), I would go back into you Primary Physician and discuss this. It could be the result of medications, or something else all together. But with a HgB A1C of 4.6, it is not neuropathy from your diabetes.


Can You Cure Diabetes Type 1

The stats are incredible! The American Diabetes Association says, “there are nearly 26 million individuals in the United States diagnosed with diabetes. Of that number, a predicted 18,000,000 who have been identified. Sorry to say, 7,000,000 persons are oblivious to the fact that they have the illness. If existing patterns persist, one in 3 United States men and women will potentially have diabetes by 2050.”

Unluckily, when you grow old, your probability of developing diabetes type 2 go up. The figures signify that fourteen % of individuals over the age of 50 will be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which also happens to be an incredible amount when you realize the fact that there exist over 6 billion individuals on earth. Actually, the likelihood is that you or someone you know is likely to have type two diabetes.

In case you are among those who suffer from the disease, you have, in all likelihood adopted a healthy food regimen, the gym, changing your lifestyle, and probably a host of other ways to handle your sickness. However, usually these approaches are certainly not enough to suppress the condition, you often end up attempting to regulate it using pills or insulin shots.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I find arguments against an approaching Type 1 diabetes cure?
    I’m researching the possibility of cure for Type 1 diabetes, and my argument is that there will be a cure in the near future, if funding improves and if beta cell and immune research continues. This is for my AP research paper, and no, I’m not making others write it. Suprisingly, I can’t find a sufficient article arguing that a diabetes cure WON’T come soon, so i’m simply asking, does anyone know where I can find one? Any tips or sites are helpful, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      …as much as I dislike the fact that you are asking yahoo-answers for an AP Essay….I’ll help you, my approach would be through stem-cell, maybe grow a healthy pancreas and have a transplant it in, and irradiate your immune system and transplant bone marrow

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
    Is it possible to cure type 1, or type 2 diabetes? im a little confused, because i thought that there was no cure, all you can do is keep it under control, but others are telling me you can? help! thank!s

    • ANSWER:
      Currently, there’s no cure, other than transplants. Generally it’s easier to manage diabetes than to manage a transplant, and diabetics aren’t given transplants solely because they’re diabetic. If a diabetic person needs a new heart or lung, though, then they might receive a new pancreas at the same time, since they’d have to deal with the transplant problems anyway.

      There have been some very promising studies done with stem cells, and this might result in a cure. There are also any number of people who hold weird beliefs about vegan diets (which won’t cure diabetes). And, of course, there are a lot of snake oil salesmen who will promise you that THEIR brand of snake oil will cure/reverse your diabetes.

  3. QUESTION:
    why can’t you cure diabetes (type 1)?
    the title says it all..why can’t you? can’t doctors inject something into your body that produces insulin correctly? or a transplant? or something?

    (oh, please don’t say “they’ll never be a cure”, you’ll just make me fell bad for myself..ugh, sorry if i sound like a brat)

    • ANSWER:
      In normally healthy people, insulin is produced by certain special cells. In diabetics, either those cells don’t produce enough insulin, or they don’t produce any insulin at all.

      Transplants work…sort of. Usually diabetics don’t get transplants of just those insulin producing cells, because a transplant patient has to be on an even more regimented treatment plan than a diabetic. So if a diabetic needs a transplant of some other organ, s/he might very well get a transplant of those cells, as well, because s/he’ll have to take anti-rejection medicines and do all that other stuff anyway.

      I think that there WILL be a cure. I have no idea when. I think that we should be doing a lot more research with stem cells.

  4. QUESTION:
    DR H L TRIVEDI OF AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA IS ON THE WAY TO CURE TYPE 1 / JUVENILE DIABETES ?
    DR H L TRIVEDI OF AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA IS ON THE WAY TO CURE TYPE 1 / JUVENILE DIABETES ?

    Here in India, ETV Gujarati telecasted interview of Dr H L Trivedi on 15th August 2007.

    Click the link to see the news in detail:-

    http://www.medicaldaily.net/link.asp?ID=225107&Title=Stem%20cell%20cure%20for%20diabetes%20in%20offing:%20Gujarat%20docs

    On 17th, I contact his hospital TELEPHONICALLY & inquired about the availability of the treatment to Diabetics; especially about my 16 yr Juvenile Diabetic only Son*. A lady named Nalinibahen, replied on his behalf over the telephone that I may go to there in Ahmedabad during any Monday to Friday with prior appoint. On inquiry, She got confirmation that blood group of my son & of mine is equal. She told me about the procedure that on arrival, they, through minor surgery, collect a piece of fat from my stomack & let us leave the hospital for about 15 days. During these period, they will cultivate stem cells from it. When stem cells r ready from the fat, they will call us for treatment of my Juvenile/Type 1 Diabetic Son. She informed me over TELEPHONE that they will transplant the stem cell into lever of the patient. After that, the patient has to let admitted for about 1 month. On inquiry, she told me their charges, Rs. 1 Lac.

    WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT THIS NEWS WHEN SUCH TYPE OF RESEARCES ARE CONTINEOUSLY GOING ON ALL OVER GLOBE ?

    HONEST OPINION PLEASE…!!!

    Prakash Thakrar, India
    prakashthakrar@gmail.com
    +919974093554

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    www.lohanaonline.com/achievers/achievers_ravi.asp
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    • ANSWER:
      I personally think it is bunk!!!!! I don’t think that research has gone far enough to be able to do this. Do what you want. I will wait for the real researchers here to come up with something.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does Type 1 Diabetes have a cure?
    Some of us know Nick Jonas has Diabetes, and his song about theres a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. is that true is there a cure? cause i might get Diabetes and im not fat. im really skinny im 5 foot 3/93.8 pounds and im 12 years old until September 25 i turn 13.

    Im just really curious. and if you could, can you list everything you know about Type 1 Diabetes even the type of routine you have to go through to keep yourself from being sick of this.

    and can Type 1 Diabetes kill you?
    List everything and anything you know.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a cure for type one, it just hasn’t been ‘discovered’ yet. Dr. Denise Faustman is apparently very close. So close, in fact, that organizations that depend on us diabetics for their income, like the JDRF, and various pharmaceutical companies, won’t fund her research because it might put them out of business. See source:

  6. QUESTION:
    Type 1 diabetes, help anybody?
    What sorta foods help in curing Type 1 diabetes? I’d appreciate any tips you can give! Stay blessed and thanks in advance! :)
    Thanks guys…can u tell me what fruits would be better too? it’s for my 53 year old dad!

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for type 1. It’s not something you die -of-, but something you die -with-.

      You want to learn how to control your blood sugar. You do this through diet & exercise. You need both, they work together, like two sides of the same coin. Plus in Type 1 your pancreas isn’t making enough insulin so you need insulin supplements. You need to learn how to do that, how to calculate the dose, etc., and to recognize the signs of low blood sugar. It’s a little more complicated than type 2.

      It comes down to that you are responsible for your own well-being. You have to learn how to deal with the disease, how to take care of yourself, ‘cos nobody else can do it for you. But diabetes is not a death sentence. You can live a long, happy life with it, especially these days.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is this a good introductory paragraph to a Type 1 Diabetes research paper?
    “I’m sorry to say, but you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.” Upon hearing such a statement, children may become extremely frightened of their novel disease. “Am I going to die?” is often the first asked inquiry. What may be the most puzzling aspect of diabetes, though, are its quintessential causes and risks. A flurry of miscomprehension- from not only their selves, but also friends- leaves children disconsolate and outcast; approximately three million Americans will agree (JDRF). Despite ongoing research, a cure for type 1 diabetes has not yet been discovered. Assisted by proper research and a plethora of optimism, though, and victims can easily lead a happy, healthy life.
    __________

    Thank you very much! Any and all opinions are much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, leave out the words “I’m sorry”

  8. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you rather have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and why? (No neither)?
    I would rather have type 1. My rational is that they’re in the stages of human testing for a cure, and if I have Type 1 (I find out Tuesday) then I can get on the medicine and get rid of diabetes. A cure for Type 2 is years, maybe decades away…even if there is one out there.

    And “Neither” isn’t an option. If you had a choice between which type of diabetes you have…which one would you choose?

    And yes, there is a cure on the way for Type 1

    http://www.massgeneral.org/diabetes/laboratory_type1.htm

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Could I really have Type 1 Diabetes?
    About 3 weeks ago, I went to my primary doctor because I had what I believed to be a sinus infection, my heart beat was also pretty fast, as well as my respiratory rate. When I got there, they did my vitals, and said my heart beat was 150. They checked my lungs and said I sounded a little stuffy, and that I needed to have x-rays done. Before I went downstairs, my doctor decided to take my blood sugar, which at the time, was 112 (keep in mind I was sick, which raises blood sugar levels at times.) I went downstairs, where I found that I couldn’t manage to breathe anymore. I went back up stairs, where they rushed me to the emergency room.

    By the time I got settled in and the nurses checked my blood sugar again, it was 409. At 1:30pm, I was 112, not a diabetic; at 4pm, I was 409, and a diabetic. I hadn’t eaten or drank anything between 1pm and 4pm and I had been walking from the x-ray room back to my primary’s office. I asked the nurses/doctors why that was, and they had absolutely no answer/reason for how it happened. They simply told me that I was a Type 1 Diabetic (the first time I was ever diagnosed) and left the room.

    They transported me to another hospital, where I met with an endocrinologist who believed I had diabetes for months as of then. The thing was, I had absolutely no symptoms once so ever, no extreme thirst, or constant need to go to the bathroom. I had felt fine up to that point – other than my runny nose and headache – and had no idea I was a diabetic in the least bit.

    I’m home now, and have been injecting myself with insulin ever since. So far, my blood sugars have remained in the low 80′s to the mid 60′s. I have yet to go over 300, and I have barely even touched the 200′s. They have reduced my insulin intake twice already, and have started me on vitamin D as well as Zinc, mainly because when they did blood work, it showed that my immune system was very low. Unfortunately, none of the specialists hold any hope of me ever growing out of this disease, or simply curing it. They tell me it will be a constant part of the rest of my life, and that I will have to manage it.

    Against what they have said, there has to be a way. From what I know, my case is pretty special. Most people have either had symptoms, or have the disease running in the family, neither of which I have. I am only 15 years old, I am a juvenile, and at one point I was around 15 pounds overweight. I dropped that weight conditioning for winter track, – healthy diet, rigorous exercise – over about a 2 month period. Before that day 3 weeks ago, I was healthy, happy, and enjoying life. Now, I can hardly stand behind the three of those things. Against what many people say, diabetes does shape your life, even if you don’t let it. You are forced to stick to a strict regimen, count your food constantly, prick your fingers without mercy, and inject yourself. This is not the life I want to live, in fact, no diabetic wants to live this way.

    So, now that you have a summary of my situation, is there the possibility that I don’t have diabetes Type 1? Could it be something else? If so, what? Are there any known remedies that can jumpstart the pancreas or maybe help it along? (I am currently in the honeymoon phase.) Also, can your pituitary gland have anything to do with shutting your pancreas down, or perhaps restricting its growth compared to the rest of your body? What about hormones in general?

    Thank you so much for reading my question! =)
    And for you other diabetics, don’t give up hope!
    Also, my period has been out of whack as well. First, it started coming late, then it came whenever it pleased, now I haven’t gotten it at all. This has to be hormones right?

    When I first got it 3 years back, it came on a regular schedule (like the 5th of every month.) That lasted up until about 4 months ago. Could this have anything to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      A reading of 400 is definitely diabetic. The onset combined with your age distinctly point to type 1 diabetes. The reason why you might need less insulin now that you’re stabilized is that you’re still honeymooning- which means your body is still producing a tiny amount of insulin. That production will die off however within a few weeks to a few months.

      You can ask your endocrinologist if you qualify to join the studies of investigational drugs trying to extend the honeymooning period in t1s. However, those will only extend the amount of time you produce SOME insulin- not forever, and they wont ever make you produce enough insulin to not need injections, merely lengthen the amount of time your remaining beta cells take to die.

      There’s nothing else you can do but face the fact that you are a t1 diabetic and that you are going to live with this forever. You don’t need to follow a restricted diet, but you do need to count carbs, inject, and test.

      Eventually, this is going to become a part of your life and you wont use such overly dramatic words like ‘mercilessly’ having to test your bg. What would be merciless is if you were diagnosed before bg meters and insulins existed: you’d have weeks or months to live and then you’d die. Good thing we have those merciless treatments, eh?

      Talk to your endo about seeing a CDE to learn more about your diabetes, as well as options that can make living with diabetes easier, like using an injection port or an insulin pump, and a CGMS.

      This is your reality now. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. You are not a ‘special’ case, you are not the exception. Coming to terms with that and learning how to take care of yourself is the part that matters. Grasping at straws will get you nowhere.

  10. QUESTION:
    What do you hate the most about having Type 1 Diabetes?
    What I hate, is that when they talk about diabetes in a commercial or on the news, they don’t always say which kind it is. A lot of people get confused and think that all diabetes is the same. I would hate it if someone thought that I did this to myself by being overweight or eating improperly. Because it isn’t my fault and I think people should know that. Also, some people think you’re going to get better, but there’s no cure. And some people don’t understand how life threatening it can be. A severe high or low can put you in a coma, and high numbers long-term can have bad complications. I think that people should make sure everyone knows what Type 1 Diabetes is, and all of the symptoms and risks.

    • ANSWER:
      I hate that I can’t imagine life without T1. It has been so long and I don’t think they will ever cure it, but if they do I honestly don’t know what I will do with all of my free time. I’d kind of like a name change… but don’t know what i’d call T1 other than diabetes.

      That said…

      Treatment has gotten amazingly better over the past 20 years or so. I can’t complain. I used to hate having to live on a tight schedule and needing to eat a ton of carbs at dinner even if I didn’t want a ton of carbs at dinner… BUT I don’t have to do that anymore.

      I hate ignorant people as much as anyone else, but they don’t bother me anymore. The answer to “should you be eating that” is “I just took ___ amount of insulin to eat this. (or my blood sugar is __ depending on the situation) Unless you know what that means or are prepared to be scraping me off the floor in a few minutes when I pass out from a low blood sugar — leave me alone.” (or if the person is overweight themselves, “Yes, but should YOU be eating THAT?”)

      The answer to “aren’t you too old / young / thin / healthy to have diabetes?” is: apparently not. (or if they ask how young / thin I am it is fun to state that I’ve had it since i was 8 / since I weighed 80 pounds).

  11. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me out with my Type 1 diabetes questions?
    Hi. My 13 year old brother recently found out that he has Type 1 diabetes and his life has changed a lot so far. He has to prick his finger multiple times a day, he’s waking up at 8 every morning to take insulin, he has to fit in six meals a day, and he’s been very limited in what he can eat. I know he has to count his carbs from now on and his life will never be fully back to normal, seeing as how there is no cure, but will it get easier from here? Will he ever be able to sleep in again, or gradually add a little bit more to his diet? Any information is helpful. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it will get easier.

      You are just in the beginning part. You’ve never had to count carbs so it’s tough now. But you’ll get so used to it that you’ll be able to make a quick estimate based on what you eat.

      As for his diet, the doctor wants to have him eat at certain times and give insulin at certain times to get an estimate at what to start carb ratios and basal/lantus rates (the long lasting insulin). I’m sure you don’t understand this but the doctor knows and maybe your brother knows. He will be able to sleep in again, it’s just that he needs to get everything in order.

      Getting started is tough. But given his age, he will probably have the option of the pump sometime in the future. It makes things a lot easier.

      By the way, it’s nice of you to be thinking of him. I am 17 years old and a Type 1 diabetic and it’s been nearly 4 years since I was diagnosed. It sucked at first but it pretty much became second nature and it’s a lot easier. I wake up sometimes at 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM……..whenever I want now. Things will get better, no worries.

  12. QUESTION:
    What exactly is insulin, how is it made, and…?
    why is there so way to substitute it with another substance for the treatment of type 1?

    I’m ultimately curious about alternate methods of treating and/or curing type 1 diabetes and this is just ground work to familiarize myself with the topic. Please provide anything you can. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It’s a hormone that normally is produced in your pancreas. It is part of a system that regulates your metabolism.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin_therapy

      Type 1 diabetes results from the death of the cells that normally would produce insulin.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_mellitus_type_1

      The only cure—not yet discovered—would be some therapy that would (a) make those cells grow back, and (b) prevent the new cells from dying off for the same reason.

  13. QUESTION:
    Anyone you know have type 1 diabetes ?

    http://main.diabetes.org/site/TRC/StepOut/StepOut244648010?pg=peditor&fr_id=5355&px=4308388

    You can donate to the cure and help sponsor me for my Step Out Walk:)

    any suggestions on how i can raise more money, too ?
    The walk is this saturday morning.
    Oh, actually i started in august, thanks.
    I personally have type 1 and know how difficult it is to live with something like this, and want to raise as much money as possible to find a cure so they can find a cure and this won’t be anything to interfere with one persons life.
    Really, thanks for the support, though

    • ANSWER:
      For a walk that is this saturday it is almost too late to start fund-raisingg. This year for the Walk to Cure Diabetes in Kansas City our team held a cut-a-thon and raised 0, a carwash and raised 5, and partnered up with Bob Evans for a community night and raised 0. When it comes to fundraising you have to start early and get it out by word of mouth I have found works best.

  14. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you rather have Type 1 or Type 2 and why?
    I would rather have type 1. My rational is that they’re in the stages of human testing for a cure, and if I have Type 1 (I find out Tuesday) then I can get on the medicine and get rid of diabetes. A cure for Type 2 is years, maybe decades away…even if there is one out there.

    And “Neither” isn’t an option. If you had a choice between which type of diabetes you have…which one would you choose?
    You should check this website out…

    http://www.massgeneral.org/diabetes/faculty_faustman.htm

    It’s BCG, a medicine they gave to cure TB, but it seems to *CURE* diabetes Type 1 as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Medically speaking, it’s always better when your body makes SOME insulin than none, but being surrounded by both, I’d say type 1.

      (And I’m quite right in the head Jackie. Your opinion is just that… an opinion.)

      We have both in my family. My daughter is type 1. She carb counts and on a pump. She has a certain freedom with food choices. She can eat when she’s hungry, and she doesn’t HAVE to eat when she’s not hungry. If she wants another scoop of (whatever) at dinnertime, she can have it. My mother in law is type 2. She has huge restrictions on her diet. She doesn’t have the same luxury as my daughter.

      Many people assume type 1 is worse because of the injections (and in my experience, all non-diabetics assume this). But the bigger picture above far outweighs that. Any type 1 will tell you the injections become second nature over time.

      Bottom line though is that they both suck. We look forward to a cure.

  15. QUESTION:
    can type 2 diabetes be cured?
    i read some where type 2 diabetes can be cured is it true?
    when you think since the kidney is still working and the body can produce insulin then why wouldn’t you be able to cure it …..

    i heard type 1 is the one youre screwed if you have it

    • ANSWER:
      Can Type-2 Diabetes be Cured
      A cure for type-2 diabetes depends on what your definition of cure is. By that I mean that if you think you will ever take a pill, an injection, or have beta cells implanted and then go back to an unhealthy life style and not suffer the complications, that is not going to happen. In this discussiion I am talking about insulin resistance caused diabetes. If you believe that the underlining cause can be reversed and with an altered life style, you can live a healthy, long life in the non-diabetic ranges that is possible today.

      http://www.dlife.com/diabetes-forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15346&p=154711

  16. QUESTION:
    Donations to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation?
    I’m looking for people who would like to donate to a good cause.My 9 year old Stepson has type 1 diabetes and this year my family and I are going to be participating in The Walk To Cure Diabetes to help raise money and awareness to find a cure for this disease.If you,or anyone you know would like to donate,here is my online profile:

    http://walk.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=extranet.personalpage&confirmid=87658586

    If you prefer to look me up on jdrf.org you can click the “get involved” tab.Scroll down to “Walk To Cure” then type in my name (Tiffany Martinez) on the left side of the page.We are team “Take A Walk In Nick’s Shoes” walking in Monterey,CA.

    Thank You <3

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve already donated this year (I’ve been a donor since I was 11, I’m 20 now), but I will try my best to donate to your specific cause. :). I will talk to all my friends and family who also donate to JDRF and see if they’ll donate to your cause as well. :)

      I just made a donation through your profile page. I will be able to donate more after my surgery, till then, that was all I cloud afford. I hope it helps…

      I wish your team the very best.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can Muslims or Jews accept medicine from a pig?
    I was watching this current affairs program and they were saying New Zealand they discovered this pig colony living on a remote island and they believe that some enzyme in the pig could produce the cure for type 1 diabetes and it kind of made me wonder since in Islam and Judaism pigs are seen as dirty and you can’t even eat them, if a cure for some disease was made from a pig could a Muslim or Jew use it?

    • ANSWER:
      I am both an Orthodox Jew and a type 1 diabetic- since I was 9.

      According to Judaism pigs are not seen as dirty, they are simply non-kosher like any other non-kosher animal. An animal is non-kosher if it a) does not have split hooves or b) does not chew it’s cud. Pigs do not chew their cud and are hence non-kosher.

      Tasteless enzymes that are derived from animals are not considered food and hence cannot be non-kosher. As a child, I grew up using insulin derived from pigs before they came out with the human stuff and the Rabbi said it was perfectly fine.

  18. QUESTION:
    Gymnema Sylvestre?
    What you know about this product? Could this help to cure diabetes type 1? I’ve read that it help. I want to buy it for my 10 years old son who has diabetes.

    This is link from that product :

    http://www.gymnema.com/

    If it help can be found in some European pharmacy ???

    • ANSWER:
      I hate to be the bearer of bad news, sir, but Gymnema Sylvestre will NOT cure your son’s type 1 diabetes. At present, there is no cure for type 1, though there are ongoing experiments taking place around the world.

      I’m quite sure that you already know that type 1 diabetes mellitus is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s own natural defences [defenses] set out to destroy what it sees as an ‘invading force’. In type 1 diabetes this would be the beta cells (Islets of Langerhans) in the pancreas that produce insulin. If those beta cells have been destroyed, how could taking any such compound as gymnema bring them back to life?

      Having said what I’ve just said, there may be some evidence that gymnema does, in fact, help to lower blood sugar levels. I’m not aware of any … apart from what ‘snake oil’ doctors would have you believe, purely so you’d buy their product.

      There are other herbs and spices that tend to have a similar effect, but they work better on people who have type 2 diabetes, and then not all of them. (What works for one person may not necessarily work for another.) One such compound that came in for some investigation within the last few years was cinnamon. Research, however, seems to suggest that it’s not as efficient in everyone as it was originaly thought to be.

      Take a look at the few articles I’ve listed below to see what has been said about a few different things that aim to lower blood glucose levels.

      I will say that I admire your apparent determination in helping your son overcome his condition by looking at alternative sources, but what I would say to you, sir, is not to be taken in by claims that a certain product will do this or a certain product will do that. Diabetes really is nothing to play around with. (I speak from experience here, as I have a multitude of complications that have come about as a result of having diabetes.)

      If you do see fit to try gymnema, please, I beg you, do not discontinue your son’s insulin injections. Do be guided by your own common-sense.

      May all of you have a long, healthy, life that is free from complications.

  19. QUESTION:
    WHy is Diabetes so out of control ? So many people diagonsed every day ? We need a Cure?
    I hear of so many young people beign diagosed with type 1 diabetes
    Im sorry but this does suck .. No your life is not over , but with the daily injections , diet controll , can you even go out for a slice of pizza
    with your friends .. ?? Type 2 I understand more ,I am one , and being
    over weight and not enough activity , I know the reason , and amworking on it . Type 1 actaully makes me mad , stupid huh?
    Children teengagers diagnoed with this disease is not only painful because of injections , but are limited on so many foods that as a
    youg person enjoyed , I don’t remember going to school with anyone
    that had diabetes , Please tell me what , and how do you handle this
    during the day at school ..
    My heart goes out to each and every one of you that deal with this
    on a daily basis .. We need a cure for this ! And hopefully soon

    • ANSWER:
      I hope for a cure as well. I believe that the problem is too many convenience foods i am talking frozen foods they are so loaded with chemicals and fat and salt, eating out too much, this day and age kids are not active because they are in playing video games and not going out and playing.

      When I was a kid this wasn’t a problem either, but Mom or Dad cooked, they cooked real food not the frozen foods, eating out was a treat, we played outside, we didn’t have video games and we didn’t have computers, and a lot of times moms didn’t have to work so we weren’t latch key kids that came home and threw something in the microwave. Mom had something good waiting for us usually a peanut butter sandwich and milk or an apple.
      Today’s parents seem to be too busy to cook good meals and today’s kids are too busy with the computers and video games and have no interest in riding bikes or whatever the case may be. What happened to tag and hide and go seek? Those were games that encouraged excercise.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does this sound correct to you?
    Nobody has found the cure for Type 1 Diabetes and I want a cure because I have diabetes type 1. So I thought of something like: taking the hormones that cause hypoglycemia (body makes too much insulin) and put inside of a person who is insulin dependent and maybe the body can regulate and become normal again. If it doesn’t sound like the cure does it sound a little bit correct.
    Please answer. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, Princess, it DOES sound a little bit correct.

      What you’re describing is called islet cell transplantation, and it’s already being done.

      The bad news is it’s not a long-term ‘cure’. At least, so far it hasn’t proven to be a long-term cure.

      Part of the problem is that your body’s own immune system sees the transplanted islet cells as a threat, and sets out to destroy them. To try to prevent this happening you need to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of your life. This, in itself, brings up certain risks … it opens you up to all sorts of things. (I won’t go into details, but some of the things that could happen are much worse than type 1 diabetes.)

      As you might imagine, the operation to implant islet cells is still very much in the experimental stages. There’s research going on to find a way to ‘envelope’ the transplanted islet cells so that the body won’t see them as a threat. (One of the things being tried is a compound from seaweed.)

      There’s also a problem with lack of donors. Unfortunately, you need 2 or 3 dead people to be able to harvest a sufficient amount of islet cells needed for transplantation as it’s not an easy process to get enough undamaged ones.

      You may be interested to know that stem cell research also looks promising in finding a ‘cure’ for type 1 diabetes.

      I know how frustrating it can be awaiting a cure. I was told, approximately 28 years ago that there’d be a cure for type 1 diabetes mellitus “just around the corner”, and I’m still waiting for it.

      Don’t let my pessimism put you off though. Continue to hope for the best.

      I wish you the very best of luck that a cure is found within a few short years.

      Be well.

  21. QUESTION:
    What do you think of my letter to friends and family asking for jdrf donations?
    Dear Friends and Family,

    On Saturday, October 20th, I will be walking in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with my church youth group, friends and family. As you may know I have juvenile diabetes and I am insulin dependant. As a result my life is far from normal. My daily routine is on a constant schedule in order to stay healthy. I check my blood sugar 5 to 8 times a day and I’m constantly pumping insulin through my pump site which I change every 2-3 days. This equates to approximately 2,920 finger sticks and 183 pump site changes every year. Since I have been diagnosed, I have poked my finger over 9,592,200 times, taken 7,300 shots, and inserted insulin pump sites 1,278 times. And this will continue for the rest of my life unless a cure is found.

    I am the only one in my family with type 1 diabetes. Most people don’t know that it can strike any family and that you can never “grow out of it”. I will be insulin dependant for life. Every day I put great effort into doing things I do not want to do and hoping I do not develop the complications associated with diabetes. You see, the longer I have diabetes the more likely I am to develop complications such as kidney disease, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage leading to amputation. Even if I do everything I am supposed to, I can still develop these complications. A cure is the only way out.

    My team has come together to set a goal of ,000 and we would like to ask for your support by sending a tax-deductible contribution to us that we can submit to JDRF on that day. Please help me and the millions of other kids fight diabetes and find a cure.

    JDRF gives more resources to diabetes research than any nonprofit, nongovernmental organization in the world. Over 80% of every dollar raised by JDRF is channeled directly into research efforts. Since 1970, they have provided over 0 million to diabetes research.

    Please support us by making your check payable to “JDRF” and mail it to my address by October 19th. Thank you for your donations and words of support. We are very grateful!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I had more thumbs so I could put them all up. It was compelling, emotive and tax deductible

      I am sending mental spring for your legs
      Good Luck (c;

  22. QUESTION:
    Please help…anyone can…?

    I know I am not suppose to post this, but I am asking for anyones help.

    Ok I hate to sound needy, but this is for a good cause.
    My best friend died from this..I want to help millions of other kids.

    http://walk. jdrf. org/walker. cfm?id=87160805

    This year, I’ll be taking part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes along with a half-million other walkers across the country.

    Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating, often deadly disease that affects millions of people–a large and growing percentage of them children.

    I’m writing to ask for your support because now more than ever, EACH of us can be a part of bringing about a cure.
    Each of us can make a real difference

    Won’t you please give to JDRF as generously as you’re able? Anything can help, even 1 dollar!

    Together, we can make the cure a reality.

    Thank you,

    GO TO THIS LINK, FOR ANY DONATIONS
    http://walk. jdrf. org/walker. cfm?id=87160805

    All donations go to the JDRF, and foundation that is so close to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.
    Donations online go straight to the research foundation, so I will not see it, and it is safe. :)

    Thank you in advance..

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for posting this. My husband and his twin are both Type I diabetics, as well as, my sister.

      Keep spreading the word.

  23. QUESTION:
    can you summarize this for me?
    For the first time ever, scientists can view how transplanted insulin-secreting cells called islets function when they are inside a living organism. Researchers from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden published their findings on line March 7 in Nature Medicine. Although still in the experimental stages of clinical research, islet cell transplantation is currently considered the most promising method for curing type 1 diabetes. Using this novel technology, DRI researchers were also able to watch how the immune system launches its attack on the islets cells, something that occurs in the natural course of type 1 diabetes onset. This viewing platform also gives scientists a way to watch the body’s response to new therapeutic strategies that attempt to save islets from this deadly immune system attack.

    best answer gets 10 points!
    To the –Lexico— guy if its so demanding for you to simply summarize then why bother even responding… isnt that demanding… i bet you the time it took you to write all that you could have been done reading what i put and already finished summarizing it for me… geesh..

    • ANSWER:
      No, and I shall give you a convincing reason why no one would do it , either.
      Summarising is a very demanding task. O, the struggle, o, the hunger that ensues!
      You should do it yourself by all means.
      Once you are done, then come back and post it.
      Some people might be happy to comment on your draft although that too is a very demanding job.
      — Additional detail —
      Ah, I also notice there are two of you; Kesha & Karry.
      Asking for THE summary in one big scoop when you two have two heads is genuninely unforgiveable if not unfair.
      — Kesha & Karry —
      Sorry if it hurt your feelings, but I had to say it as a matter of principle. Please do not take it personally. I don’t even know you well enough to want to hurt you. I normally love to help in general, but not in this fashion. A word of encouragement: Common! You can do it! You girls are intelligent, responsible, and brave — not chickens chickening out on a dinggy summary assignment!

  24. QUESTION:
    feeling bored, why dont you summarize this for me?
    For the first time ever, scientists can view how transplanted insulin-secreting cells called islets function when they are inside a living organism. Researchers from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden published their findings on line March 7 in Nature Medicine. Although still in the experimental stages of clinical research, islet cell transplantation is currently considered the most promising method for curing type 1 diabetes. Using this novel technology, DRI researchers were also able to watch how the immune system launches its attack on the islets cells, something that occurs in the natural course of type 1 diabetes onset. This viewing platform also gives scientists a way to watch the body’s response to new therapeutic strategies that attempt to save islets from this deadly immune system attack.

    • ANSWER:
      yawn

  25. QUESTION:
    Check out my singing and original songs?
    I’m just trying to promote myself anyway I possibly can! I want to make a difference with my music and find a cure for Diabetes type 1.

    Here’s my Fan page

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/-Erica-/191482160903034

    And YouTube…

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ericascag?feature=mhee

    All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

    Be kind, but critique!

    Thank you <3

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    umbilical cord blood and diabetes?
    My husband has type 1 diabetes. I’m 4 months pregnant and someone told me that I should store my baby’s umbilical cord blood when he’s born since it can cure the father from diabetes when there is match.
    Is it true? or have you heard of similar cases?

    • ANSWER:
      not so, I’m afraid.

  27. QUESTION:
    bio question…?? help!?
    A research group had begun testing a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. An immunosupressant drug is administered twice daily to a test group of 150 people…

    a) why can the immunosupressant drug prevent diabetes?

    b) researchers found that drug wasn’t effective once symptoms for diabetes were expressed in test subjects. What conclusions can you draw from this?

    c) explain why researchers are working on a test to indentify antibodies that destroy insulin-producing cells.

    d) list 3 important research questions that remain to be answered.

    -thanks in advance……..every little bit helps!

    • ANSWER:
      A) an immunosupressant could possibly not saying it would defiantely but could possibly prevent Type 1 diabetes because in a type one diabetic (myself) the immune system attacks viral cells attached to the islet (insulin producing) cells of the pancreas. By controlling the immune system such an attack would not occur.

      B) It would not work as the damage to the pancreas has already been done. Also it could show that the viral cells attached to the islets did the damage themselves.

      C) assuming you made a typo and meant identify. Identifying the anti-bodies that attack the insulin producing cells could potentially lead to finding a preventative solution. however as for curing diabetes it would do no good, it could possibly indefinately extend the honeymoon period for a type one patient which would make his/her life incredibly easier.

      D) What makes the immune system attack the islet cells?
      What kind of virus attacks these cells?
      Why is the virus attracted to the islet cells?

      And I’ve only been diabetic six months…how about that

  28. QUESTION:
    Do you honestly think there will be a cure for juvenile diabetes in my lifetime?
    Im a 17 year old type 1 diabetic… and I have had this cruddy disease since I was 9. All my “diabetic” life I have heard, “Oh, they are so close to finding a cure!” or “Just a few more years now!” Im tired of hearing that over and over again, and I am starting to lose hope in one day being diabetes free. I know technology has come so far, and diabetics today can live almost the same as anyone else, but if you ask any diabetic, it just isn’t the same.

    I myself do not think there will be a cure in my lifetime, but I would love to hear other peoples thoughts! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I’m Type 2, diagnosed in 2004 but the doctor said I had probably been a diabetic for at least 5 years. My problem is I am 63 and I doubt I will see a cure but, you are in a different group.

      If I could give you any advice it would be to CONTROL your blood sugar. Why? because in 10 to 20 years there will be a cure for your diabetes, I have no doubt about that. There won’t be a cure for the nerve damage, vascular damage, kidney damage etc. etc. etc. As you probably know people don’t die of diabetes, they die of some complication. Granted there is a fine line between them but it exists. If you control your levels the collateral damage of this condition will be minimized. Then when you get that last injection the heart will still work, kidneys etc. Please take this advice to heart (No pun intended), you are in a position to live to be over a hundred and still be vital at that age. There is no need for amputations if you take care of yourself.

      Best wishes from a fellow diabetic.

      GIMP

  29. QUESTION:
    Feeling charitable?Donate to a good cause!?
    I’m looking for people who would like to donate to a good cause.My 9 year old Stepson has type 1 diabetes and this year my family and I are going to be participating in The Walk To Cure Diabetes to help raise money and awareness to find a cure for this disease.If you,or anyone you know would like to donate,here is my online profile:

    http://walk.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=extranet.personalpage&confirmid=87658586

    If you prefer to look me up on jdrf.org you can click the “get involved” tab.Scroll down to “Walk To Cure” then type in my name (Tiffany Martinez) on the left side of the page.We are team “Take A Walk In Nick’s Shoes” walking in Monterey,CA.

    Thank You <3

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks for the offer, but I donate to the local community in which I live. Hope you can reach out to others in your community to help.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do you think there will be a cure in my lifetime?
    Hi (:

    I have type 1 diabetes. I have only had it for about a little over 3 months. I do not have a pump yet, but i plan to get one when i can.

    Gahh, i don’t even know where to start. I think it is so unfair that i have it, and sometimes i get so sad about it that i cry. It’s like as much as my friends and family may want to understand, the only people who truly understand are the people who have it.

    If i am 16 right now, do you think there will be a cure in my lifetime? i would love it if the answer was yes haha. (:

    PS- this is totally random, but i would love to meet nick jonas ! if you have type 1 diabetes, have you ever met him? just wondering (:

    • ANSWER:
      Hah i am also a teenager.
      I have type 1 too. :]
      I wish the answer was yes but i have some doubt that its probly no.
      Im still hopeful though !

  32. QUESTION:
    Why cant you implant endocrine cells to produce insulin?
    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about 3 days ago and I started thinking about why there isn’t a cure, probably a common idea among most new diabetics. But why isn’t it possible to implant new endocrine cells (or pancreatic islets, alpha and beta cells, or whatever) in a pancreas to have it start to produce insulin on its own again? I’m not trying to be a hero or anything i just want a real answer to this question so i can stop thinking about it :)

    • ANSWER:
      Stem cells would actually fix our problem completely. Stem cells are crucial to everything in science – they could easily be grown into new pancreatic cells.. potentially giving us a “brand new” pancreas. Unfortunately, many people think stem cell research is unethical because it’s a considered destruction of human embryos. Those who are against stem cell research are those who are pro life and all of that jazz. So, brilliant research is being held back by people who don’t understand what we need :)

      :( And I’m sorry to hear about your new diagnosis, the first week is always the worst. It only gets better from here!

      Take care.

  33. QUESTION:
    Donate to Cure Diabetes?
    1.Go to jdrf.org

    2.Click on Walk to Cure Diabetes Register (center of page)

    3.Click Donate

    4.Go to Donate to Walker and type in:

    First name: Kalen last name: Van Volkenburg

    Team Name: Weston’s Walkers

    State: Delaware

    5.Click on my name

    6.Click Donate to Walker

    7.Fill in required information

    8.Select payment amount (you can donate as much as you want)

    Thank you for sponsoring and donating to the cause.

    I will also be doing the walk and I’m not accept prizes, I just want to help a good cause.

    • ANSWER:
      My late husband had diabetes. I will make a donation to the Diabetes Society in the area where I live. I wish you well with your walk but I would prefer to keep my donation in the community where I live. If every country has it’s supporters, it will increase the possibiity of finding a cure.

  34. QUESTION:
    Jonas brothers change for children foundation?
    I want to help support nick and joe’s Charity’s. I want like a website widget to put on my myspace where you can donate to their foundation or something. Any help? Thanks

    IF YOU ARE A JB HATER: Before you answer this question with a hate full comment about how you hate the jonas brothers just know that i will find that very offensive since this has nothing to do with me being a jonas brothers fan…its about trying to help find a cure to diabetes…my mom has type 1 diabetes just like nick does and this is very important to me. Thanks guys :]

    • ANSWER:
      Omfgwtf y do u lyk jonas bros they suk ballz lol lol ooloololl tey dont deserve all their monay n stoff so they shud die

  35. QUESTION:
    Are there any other TYPE 1 diabetics that or people with other diseases that are driven crazy by this stuff?
    Im sorry but i needed to vent and see if there was any other diabetics that think there are a lot of things wrong with the education about this diseases.
    1.) the way doctors try to get kids to understand they have a serious condition that’s treatable. Im a grown adult and i still freak out when something acts up because my entire childhood i was told if i go even just a little high i would loose my legs fingers, eye sight, hearing and everything else!
    2.) THAT STUPID GUY on tv for the medicare commercials that says “if you have diabetus” ITS DIABETES there is no U!
    3.) The commercials that are for parents who are over feeding and over stuffing their children.AMERICA is the fat country we know this. And you know what im all for curves and i realize some people with type 2 have no control because they inherit some bad weight genes or they are getting older and their body cant keep up.. but most of the type 2 ads are about americas fat kids and their trying to get parents to feed their kids better which is good..but I did not get to enjoy 20 Twinkies a day before being cursed my whole life. I popped out of the womb this way, wheres my commercial asking people to donate and help the cause? And of course this one also leaks into the next one…
    4.) which is loved ones. I HATE LOOSING PEOPLE I LOVE however science is now about keeping grandma who is 110 years old and would really like to be taken off all the noisy machines and go see grandpa in far far away land, but instead of letting her go peacefully the whole science world is trying to keep her going till shes just fades into the bed..it would be nice if you could reduce her to like 40 or 50 and then keep her going but no…lets keep her going when shes old and tired and cant walk or breath or remember all the people who might come to visit her trying to get her to sign over her belongs when…again she could go see grandpa (if she wanted to I AM NOT saying we shouldn’t prolong life-if that is what the patient wants) but their not asking their just doing when they could be focusing on curing what is wrong with the younger generation so that it stops and doesn’t effect the next one. you know things like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis. MS. and about 1000 others that effect tons of people around the world age 0- grandma.
    5.) BEFORE I FORGET THIS ONE, I like jodi Foster BUT OMG everyone remembers that in panic room her daughter was diabetic and it was this whole big thing. A.) if you had a panic room there would be diabetic supplies in there IN case of emergency B.) When the clock hit 12 i do not take a “dose’ I have NEVER taken a “dose” I test before i eat, i test 2 hours after. i used to take a long acting shot and then one when i ate and one if i was high. maybe 10 times a day if needed….now im on a pump -go technology- and i only take insulin when i eat, or when im high. Could someone somewhere make a movie where they could get this right??

    im really a nice person, and ive had this disease a very long time and im okay with that- but these are just a few things that drive me insane. I don’t mind explaining diabetes to people ive spent years answering “yes i can eat whatever i want, i just take insulin” every time (and there have been many times) that people ask me if i can eat that. Ive even shown people how to do all that i have to do, its fine. and im sure there are many people with other diseases that go through the same thing and i invite you to explain any grievances you have with the world in your disease so that i don’t do anything to annoy someone with it.

    I try to image picking up a bag and just leaving, pretending that i COULD do that and that i wouldn’t have to make a list of how long id be gone, how many site changed that would be, how many things of test strips id need, what kind of batteries i might need and how many and the back ups in case the site doesn’t go in right.

    back when i was out of high school and didn’t know what i wanted to go to college for, but needed to make up my mind so i didn’t loose my parents insurance.. i picked several different courses and signed up but took my time just pretending i could take a break if i wanted.

    And I try very hard not to say “hi my names diabetic jane” I don’t care how many times ive been told, or i say to others “its just the way my life is, its normal’ i wish i could grab a cotton candy and just eat it without thinking test. calculate, take insulin. and im sure there are many people with diabetes or other diseases that also act and say its just the way life is, and make jokes when really every so often we all just curse that we got stuck. and maybe some don’t. most days it doesn’t bother me, but then some days it does… oh and warning to any diabetic doctors on yahoo. if when i have a child who’s diabetic; and they try the scare tactic…the doctor should be very afraid.
    hi, thanks commenter #2. just so you know- not running. ive had diabetes for a very very long time, since i was 8. and i do take care of it. And yes it is a slow death-it basically rots your organs. My dads going throught that now, the diabetic neuropathy. I have eczema (common in diabetics) in my ear canal. it a delight. It is a diease that should be taken seriously however they need to come up with something other then the scare tactic. Im not going to have my kids go through what I did. The saying you can take a horse to water, applies to diabetes (even some of the doctors i went to when i was younger say that.) It didnt matter that they frightened me- i was too young to understand or care especially through the teenage years. The one doctor told my parents that with all the hormonal changes it was going to be a bumpy ride no matter what. I didnt get control of my diabetes until i wanted to have control.No one has to agree with me,these are my opinions. i just want more for my kids.
    Thanks for responding Sandy, I was hopeing that my rant would reach out to other diabetics or family members of diabetics. Im really sorry how tough things with your husband are, I haven’t had to go through to much besides having about 10 kinds of infections a year because the diabetes makes us easy targets. Ive always thought lows were the worse, going high can be a toll on the body but lows are scary to me, high i just feel sluggish and sick but when im low i can loose my eye sight but that only happens when i drop to 30 which thankfully isnt often. IF you stop by again maybe we could chat, is there anything else the doctors can do for your husband? setting him up on a pump, or that new constant glucose pump thing might help control his lows. althought insurance companies are alwasy difficult. ok thats next
    6.) People who aren’t diabetic deciding what is needed. At one point they made us pay more to get IV Preps! And limited the # of test strips i could get.

    • ANSWER:
      QUESTION: ‘Are there any other TYPE 1 diabetics that or people with other diseases that are driven crazy by this stuff?’

      ANSWER: http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/diabetic-pet-peeves-d?xg_source=msg_com_forum&id=583967%3ATopic%3A933689&page=1#comments

  36. QUESTION:
    question for diabetics?
    Have you tried a low carb, high fat diet?
    I read this article and it seemed interesting:

    http://www.menshealth.com/men/health/other-diseases-ailments/the-cure-for-diabetes/article/4a935e4e40fae010vgnvcm20000012281eac

    I ask this because my girlfriend has type 1 diabetes and she’s been in the hospital for 2 months in terrible pain, due to kidney damage. The doctors say she’s expected to live till the age of 20 and she just turned 17:’( i love her to death and i really dont want to lose her and im desperate to find or do something to help her live longer or at least get her out of the hospital:(
    If anyone has had any success with this way of eating, pleaseeeee answer?:(
    If someone wants to try this, can you please email me your results through yahoo answers?:( (i think it takes 4 months to start working, or 4 months to see significant results or something like that)
    thank you everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      I care for my father who has diabetes. He was diagnosed with kidney disease a year ago and it’s pretty bad. The diabetes has also affected his pancreas. He follows a low carb, low fat, high protein diet and it has seemed to help some. Since I’ve had him on the diet and watching what he eats, he has not gotten any worse. I can’t say for sure if it’s the diet or not. Diabetes is such a nasty disease, especially once it starts attacking the organs.

      Good luck to you and your girlfriend darlin.

  37. QUESTION:
    Who agrees the Jonas Brothers are annoying?
    Joe can’t sing–he strains his vocals. He could end up losing his voice completely.
    Joe copies Kevin’s silly twirling thing.
    Joe all of a sudden plays guitar like Nick and Kevin–such a huge copycat.
    He lip syncs–if you know what I mean, for example, Nick will sing words, and Joe lips it or whatever.
    All of his so-called rap…is just random words–none of it has meaning.
    Nick was a baby about his diabetes. Come on, other people have it, too. He cried at almost every concert for awhile. He and his brothers didn’t support to find a cure for it, until he got diabetes. That’s not real hope for anything, that’s just wanting publicity.
    Kevin is a disappointment to his fans by not singing lead, even though his fans have petitions for him to do so. If I were a famous celebrity, I probably sing for my fans, if I had vocal talents, and they begged me to sing lead at least once. That would make them happy.
    What’s the point of going solo, if you are getting married so young, and there isn’t many fans out there–there are fans there, but he is like a shadow, compared to his brothers.
    Why marry so young? He is just a repeat of all those celebrities who marry/get engage at 18-22. He will end up ending the relationship by the time he is 30.
    Their 3rd or 4th cd–lines trying, whatever cd–has random genres in it. stick to one genre. It’s nice to try and experiment, but stick to one or 2 genres per album.
    They are just pop star wannabes–Prince, The Beatles–trying to be like them.
    Why do people say they are a rock group? They’re not! It sounds like pop!
    A real celebrity, who tries to be down to earth won’t spend most of their earnings buying fancy cars, or wearing fancy clothing or buying fancy anything. (I heard they give 20% of their earning to charity). I’m in the general working class, and give 50-62% of all my earnings to charities, including diabetes, cancer, asthma, and other foundations.(I have a well-paying job in the medical field. I drive a used jeep, and wear clothes that I buy from thrift shops, and Wal-Mart, and minor brand stores, like lulu lemon) I have been giving this much to charities even before finding out that I have respiratory problems. I haven’t freaked out when I was diagnosed with diabetes type 1. Just upset that I had to watch my sugar intake, but not crying like a baby.

    In general, who agrees that the Jonas Brothers are annoying, fake, and aren’t going to last–just another wannabe boy band?

    • ANSWER:
      i agree with you. there voices are okay but theyre not amazing singers or anything like that. they are going to burn out when their tween fans grow up and abandon them.

  38. QUESTION:
    my friend told me that her mom said she use to be diabetic and isnt anymore?
    i thought once you were diabetic that you always were.. just depends whether your type 1 or 2.. and i thought there isnt a cure.. just people with diabetes can control it..

    im type 2 but i no longer take meds. diet controlled..

    my friend said that her mom “use to be diabetic” and isnt anymore.. she wasnt talking about gestational diabetes or low blood sugar problems. so what is she talking about then?

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes never technically never goes away.
      unless its gestational, in which it can go away.
      but not even type 2 with excercise and dieting totally goes away.
      it may have become a lot better
      but it doesnt just “go away”

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the problem with healthcare?
    For the longest time in my life no one cared, Obama is a socialist, but besides the fact, seriously what is the problem, to see if there is one I will list the top 10 causes of death by the CDC and see if medical treatment is necessary. In all cases of Emergency by law the Hospitals MUST take you, even they take illegal immigrants. No one gets denied to the ER, so any ways here are the top 10 killers in America according to the CDC.

    URL- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/FASTATS/lcod.htm

    * Heart disease: 631,636
    * Cancer: 559,888
    * Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 137,119
    * Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,583
    * Accidents (unintentional injuries): 121,599
    * Diabetes: 72,449
    * Alzheimer’s disease: 72,432
    * Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,326
    * Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,344
    * Septicemia: 34,234

    1. Heart Disease – is my favorite since the causes are related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. You don’t need health care to treat your self unless you need a prescription to exercise.

    2. Cancer has a problem since that is a vague term, what kind of cancer, really if it’s anything related to smoking, being over weight, are caused by the individual. The other problem is modern medicine today doesn’t even have a true cure. Does it really matter how many times you want to go through Chemotherapy till you die? You got leukemia which is cancer of the blood, That’s the only one I can picture needing to go to the hospital for, considering you need to get your blood checked, unfortunately that group is such a minority in the big spectrum of cancer it’s not an issue. Not to mention cancer it’s self can be spotted by annual check ups, a doctor visit doesn’t cost much, you’re acting like you are going through an MRI per visit.

    3. Stroke – is the same concept as a heart attack, just a stroke is the lack of blood flow to the brain. So the same concept of proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management occurs. No need for a doctor.

    4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease – 80% of it is caused by smoking or second hand smoke. Someone tell me if you need health insurance to prevent stupidity. The cure is oxygen replacement and to stop smoking. Please tell me how expensive that is. What happens is if you can’t use your lungs efficiently you become dependent on using an oxygen tank. I can’t think of how expensive it truly must be to refill an oxygen tank. Man this is hilarious on how “Expensive it is”

    5. Accidents – Do you really need health insurance for this?

    6. Diabetes – again is vague, there are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1 will always be insulin dependent, type 2 is insulin dependent due to having a poor diet and ruining their blood sugar by bad choices, and type 3 is caused when a female is pregnant, which more so goes away. Type 2 Diabetics is the biggest in this catagory, again why am I repeating myself, it’s the individuals fault, except for type 1, since type 1 are genetically that way. Type 2 isn’t genetic, Type 1 can see a doctor for free for all I care it’s such a small number compared to the type 2. Type 2 is done by poor choices of diet and lack of exercise. I repeat myself alot.

    7. Alzheimer’s disease – There is no cure, what good is it if you have health insurance any ways? So you can be pumped full of drugs and be slowly dying in a painless way. There is no cure like cancer, no true cure. There are little treatments that still don’t change the out come. It doesn’t matter regardless.

    8. Influenza and Pneumonia – If you read up on this, it suggests to get vaccinated for this. Again with the prevention factor individuals won’t consider. The main treatment for influenza is to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid exertion. Fever and aches are sometimes treated with acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen).
    Does that even sound expensive to drink fluids and rest then swallow an over the counter drug like aspirin?

    9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis – Finally one that really requires hospital treatment, this is the failure of the kidney, of course you need a hospital for this. This one will hurt if you don’t have health insurance, I can finally agree that the individual uninsured here is screwed.

    10. Septicemia (also septicæmia [sep⋅ti⋅cæ⋅mi⋅a][3], or erroneously Septasemia and Septisema) is a related but deprecated (formerly sanctioned medical) term referring to the presence of pathogenic organisms in the blood-stream, leading to sepsis.[4] The term has not been sharply defined. It has been inconsistently used in the past by medical professionals, for example as a synonym of bacteremia. In the lame terms, due to unsanitary conditions or place of alot of bacteria can this be consumed. The therapy of sepsis rests on antibiotics, surgical drainage of infected fluid collections, fluid replacement and appropriate support for organ dysfunction. Anti
    Uninsured doctor visits cost on average.

    Family practice: to 5
    Specialist: 5 to 5

    Antibiotics cost on average to 125 dollars a week.
    Wow alot of my information got sliced off.
    Chester why do you need health insurance for preventive care when it suggests you eat right, exercise, and manage your stress? How the hell do you not comprehend that, does a doctor need to write you a prescription to run 2 miles?
    PARKERD: What kind of person sits there dying of things they lacked to manage. You realize the top 10 killers of America are manageable, You’re taking away the individual responsibility of people and assuming it’s not their fault. We can be a fascist country and mandate everyone eats a certain way, exercises a certain way, but then it would conflict with our freedom. People are freely choosing to kill them selves with the poor choices they make. It’s not lack of insurance, it’s lack of self respect.
    eelfins: I am advocating for prevention because the causes of these diseases could be prevented, cancer has many preventions, most people that have cancer don’t get it randomly like they’re struck by lightning. So why do you need to treat someone with health insurance like the number 1 killer, which can be prevented by proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Is Yahoo Answers holding an idiot marathon? You don’t need hospital treatment for illnesses that can be prevented. Same reason why I don’t need someone to tell me to cross the street, when I can prevent getting hit by looking both ways.

    Cross the road to enlightenment please, you’re blaming lack of insurance on the individuals lack of prevention. If these illnesses where caused by random lucky I’d say otherwise.
    YA! the anti-conservative site: Can I rip your pants off and shove your genitalia in my face, since you’re the one decent enough to make a standard statement. Of course Medicare and Mediciaid ruined the private sector of health care. You can’t have the government give free health care options and expect a private insurance company to compete fairly. It forms a monopoly and drives away the private competition since the government can’t lose since it has unlimited funds with taxpayers, only way the government can lose is if it goes bankrupt. Oh wait we are 11 trillion dollars in debt. I hope to god someone wakes up and stops advocating for more liabilities for this nation.
    Alan S: those 45,000 people that die yearly and don’t have health insurance you so claim. How do you know their cause of death is directly related to cause of death. How do you know what they died from? If someone gets hit by a car and dies and doesn’t have health insurance they would be a part of your statistic. But really it wouldn’t be relevant. I would need to know the causes of death. I listed the top 10 causes of death in America by the federal site. If you notice most of them can be prevented if people took care of them self. Maybe I’ll rip my ears off and attach them to your skull so hopefully you can hear what I am saying. I am disgusted by how you allow people to be uneducated and voluntarily kill them self and advocate for health care being cheaper. Why not advocate people to make healthier life style choices. Make them a non-heart attack statistic, what good is health care when you make poor choices and die from a heart attack. Preventative measures are the top priority.

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is that alot of people either do not pay, or are on government sponsored medicare or Medicaid. This has led to a loss in ability for hospitals to pay for better staff, better equipment, top rated doctors. Many hospitals are going bankrupt due to high numbers of illegals, and low reimbursement for Medicaid or Medicare.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can you relate to this song?
    I love the song “A Little Bit Longer” by the Jonas Brothers. It’s so powerful and brings me to tears every time.
    I know it is about Diabetes, but to me it stands for any obstacle that life throws at you. You just have to think to yourself “A little bit longer and I’ll be fine”.
    Also, my favorite teacher in the world passed away from Diabetes (Type 1, like Nick) and every time I hear it, I think of him. RIP, Mr. Crumb! I love you!
    So…. what does it mean to you guys?
    Here are the lyrics if you’ve never heard it before:
    Got the news today
    Doctor said I had to stay
    A little bit longer and I’ll be fine
    When I thought it’d all be done
    When I thought it’d all been said
    A little bit longer and I’ll be fine.

    But you don’t know what you got ’till it’s gone
    And you don’t know what it’s like to feel so low
    And every time you smile you laugh you glow
    You don’t even know, know, know.
    You don’t even know.

    All this time goes by
    Still no reason why
    A little bit longer and I’ll be fine.
    [ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/i9SS ]
    Waiting’ on a cure
    But none of them are sure
    A little bit longer and I’ll be fine

    But you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone
    You don’t know what it’s like to feel so low.
    And every time you smile or laugh you glow
    You don’t even know, know, know.
    You don’t even know, know, know.
    You don’t even know, no.

    And you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone.
    Don’t know what it’s like to feel so low, yeah!
    And every time you smile or laugh you glow,
    You don’t even know!

    So I’ll wait ’till kingdom come.
    All the highs and lows are gone.
    A little bit longer and I’ll be fine.
    I’ll be…fine.
    I myself have a physical disability called cerebal palsy…. it’s not too bad, though. This song helps me deal with that.

    If you have a story you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it!

    • ANSWER:
      I Have M.E.D. A Rare Genetic Disorder That I Was Born With I Will Have To Have Loads Of Ops When Im Older To Stop Me From Being In Pain And At The Moment I Find Normal Activities Quite Painful. Its Getting Better But It Can Never Actually Be Cured As It Is A Genetic Disorder.

      The Song Reminds Me Of When Im In Hospitle ( I Go Each Year For X-Rays.) And The Doctor Is Talking To Me And Telling Me There Might Be A Slight Chance I May Not Need Any Ops When Im Older And It Gives Me A Little Bit Of Hope = ]

      x

  41. QUESTION:
    Would you be willing to sign and date a formal document supporting President Bush’s policy and decision?
    on the issue of stem cell research……….

    The following are diseases and conditions that research shows can be cured through the development of embryonic stem cell therapy.
    Type 1 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis

    There are around one million Americans suffering from type 1 diabetes, which represents somewhere between 5% and 10% of the total number of Americans suffering both type 1 and type 2 forms of the disease. Type 1 diabetes often first appears in children over the age of 4, and is especially seen with the arrival of early adolescence at around 12 or 13 years of age. 1,000,000 children.

    About 700,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke each year and more than 158,000 of them will die, according to the American Cancer Society. Over the course
    of 40 years, that comes to a total of 6,320,000 people who will die from strokes.

    (continued)
    More than 910,000 Americans still die of heart disease annually, according to the American Heart Association. Over the course of 40 years that comes to 36,400,000
    that will die from a treatable disease.

    Estimated new cancer cases in the United States for the year 2002, according to the American Cancer Society (Year 2002 Surveillance Research from the American Cancer Society). It is estimated that about 555,500 Americans will die from cancer, corresponding to 1,500 deaths per day. Over the next 40 years that is 22,200,000 deaths.

    5 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. 25% of these
    People will die from the effects of the disease annually. That’s 60,000,000 people
    That will die from it’s effects over the next 40 years.
    The following statistics from the CDC show that on average in the United States in 2005, someone died in a fire about every 2 hours (143 minutes), and someone was injured every 29 minutes (Karter 2006). In 2005, fire departments responded to 396,000 home fires in the United States, which claimed the lives of 3,030 people (not including firefighters). Treatable burns will claim the lives of more than 44,000
    People over the next 40 years with about 30% of the victims being under the age
    of 12. That’s 13,200 children in the U.S. who will die from burns.

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a common rheumatic disease, affecting more than two million people in the United States. The disease is three times more common in women as in men. The disease can begin at any age, but most often starts after age forty and before sixty. 2,000,000 people suffer from the disease in the U.S. on an annual basis.
    In the U.S., more than 10 million people have osteoporosis. Many will suffer from
    Broken bones and thus developing complications such as infection or pneumonia that
    result in death.

    Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States

    Every year, approximately 10000 people in the United States survive an acute traumatic injury to the spinal cord. Over the course of 40 years this would come to
    About 400,000 people living with injuries to the spinal cord.
    THIS COMES TO A TOTAL OF 119,644,000 (ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN MILLION, SIX HUNDRED FORTY FOUR THOUSAND) UNNECESSARY AMERICAN DEATHS OVER THE NEXT 40 YEARS…………….
    4,565,200 of these will be CHILDREN. Three years ago a bi-partisan group of 206 House members signed a letter asking President Bush to expand the amount of federal funding available for stem cell research. Former President Ronald Reagan’s wife, Nancy Reagan added her support. President Bush limited the amount of stem cell lines that could be developed to what amounted to a drop of water in an ocean. This effectively
    tied the hands of Medical Researchers in the United States.
    My question is would you be willing to sign and date a formal document supporting President Bush’s policy and decision on the issue of stem cell research that could then be entered into a international data bank that would also make yourself and/or any of your family members ineligible for any future treatments or cures that come from stem cell research?

    Putting your ideology, causes and beliefs where your mouth is so to speak. The research is continuing to be developed in Canada and Europe, so it is just a matter of time until it becomes medical practice anyway. The only thing that pro-life supporters are blocking is the development of the research by American Doctors and Researchers. If by standing by your morals you would lose your families right to receive treatment in the future would you be willing? Under these terms do you still think that ignorance is bliss? The forms will be circulated throughout the country during census. Time to put up or shut up.
    wd …You didn’t understand the question. Would you sing and date a formal legal document supporting Bush’s very limited policy on the issue of stem cell research and GIVE UP your own and your families right to benefit or be treated by any future cures found through stem cell research?
    Son of (a) Bush……. Adult cells do not reproduce themselves in the lab in a quantity sufficient to cure most diseases. Also they are very limited to their application. Many embryotic cells are thrown away every day. Why throw away a cure for millions… unless pro-life isn’t about life.
    TO JERRY: So you say that you know how many mini-skirts that Paris Hilton has? I doubt that. I believe you lie sir.

    First off- You know nothing of who I got my FACTS from. For your information my sources included 3 of the top medical research people in the U.S. today.

    Second, President Bush limits the number of lines to much LESS than 100, and you say he doesn’t limit PRIVATE funding. I didn’t realize that the U.S. Govt. controls free enterprise. When did this take effect? Under Bush? You seem to know a lot about nothing. YOU say the best research comes from not having governments overseeing them? REALLY…? Then how is it that the U.S. went from a theory to the creation of the atom bomb in less than 5 years? And I do believe that the people who work at NASA would disagree with you. Again you LIE sir.
    to jerry (continued)

    Third, you show your true agenda sir. Your “true colors” so to speak. You worry about paying more taxes and not human life. You try to talk a subject into the ground so that you can justify not paying for it. But if it works without you losing a dime, you want yourself and your family to benefit from it. You strike me as a semi-wealthy welfare recipient.

    You avoided the question I asked. It was simple enough. You either believe or you don’t. Just prove it was all I was asking. You have presented nothing more than a rant from someone who wants a “free ride”. And YOU sir, and those like you degrade the American Public.

    Thank you for proving “MY” point.

    • ANSWER:
      As I said…… Anyone who hasn’t been trained in this field doesn’t understand that there are MILLIONS of combinations in the genetic make-up of a human. Bush’s policy limits the lines that can be researched by scientists to some 70 odd lines. That is like Bush giving a baker a single grain of wheat and telling him that he expects him to bake 24 dozen loaves of bread with it. OR as stupid as giving one lone soldier a single bullet and telling him to go fight the war by himself. Bush does not have the power to limit PRIVATE funds regardless of what “JERRY” says.

      He attacks HONOR for bringing the TRUTH to the public attention, and then reports me and has my answer removed because I noticed what he was doing.

      HONOR I think what you are trying to say is that “SOME PEOPLE” talk a good talk, but they can’t walk the walk. One of the people who responded to your question seems like a semi-wealthy WELFARE recipient. He doesn’t want his tax dollars to pay for creating cures that will save so many lives, but he’s more than willing to benefit from any that are found. Just as long as it doesn’t cost him a precious dime of his money. His attitude is defeatist to America. He’s not about life… he’s about DEATH. AMERICAN deaths. He is a whining example of why the U.S. is in decline.

  42. QUESTION:
    Stem cell research!?
    If there is anyone in here who is against stem cell research because they think it is about developing life just to kill it….i’d like to hear what you have to say.

    I have type 1 diabetes and with stem cell research i could be cured, along with so many other people.

    Stem cells aren’t alive, they have no brain, they can’t think, they aren’t a person.

    For those of you who think that life starts when the sperm meets the egg, think about this. hypohetically if you were standing at the top floor of a building with a little baby on one side of you and a cooler full of 100 pre-furtilized eggs on the other and the building was on fire and you couldn’t carry them both down the stairs. which one would you take?

    ?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, you know nothing about stem cell reseach if you think the only kind is embyonic. Many people are in favor of the other three (yes, that’s right, THREE) kinds of stem cell research. These other methods have either already been proven or show better resurts then the embryonic research.

      There is Adult Stem Cells, which I’ve heard are actually used to create insuline for Diabeties. Oh, that just punched a hole in your balloon.

      There is Imbilocal Cord Stem Cells and Embryonic Fluid Stem Cells, both of which are perfectly acceptable.

      And, did you know that those eggs that you use for Stem Cell research could still produce children? Yeah, they can. I’ve seen stories about families who adopt these eggs (now dubbed medical waste) and have happy, healthy children. Even after being frozen for a few years. They are still able to produce children if given a chance. After all, they have to start to become children to have stem cells.

      If you don’t know the facts, then you can’t make a logical decision. There is research out there to help you, but if you are stuck on only one way, then you’ll never find the answers. It always amazes me that science will grind to a halt for one process when there is evidence that another way will produce the same, if not better results.

      So, what will it be? Keep running in circles and complaining because you can’t cut up some embryos, or actually put your time and money on a method that works? Embroynic stem cell research isn’t the only answer, but the other three ways are not only safer, but ethically better.

      And, to answer your silly question, we would save the babies because they are already alive. That doesn’t mean we don’t care about the frozen eggs, but we in our panic, we’d think about the tiny babies that are already born. Your question is only designed to make people look bad. You’re not very smart.

  43. QUESTION:
    If you can be cured by stem cells, would you do it?
    I’ve dealt with MS since I was a teen, my husband also since he was a teen with type 1 juvenile diabetes……….we want to be cured…
    If you are against stem cell research and you have a disease that has the potential to be cured, why wouldn’t you do it? Or if you have a child who could be cured and your against it, why???
    I didn’t mean to give the impression that I am against stem cells….I just wondered how anyone with an illness could be against it…especially those people who have kids who are against it…I don’t have kids, I couldn’t imagine being the parent of a juvenile diabetic like my husband and not wanting a cure…

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you be against stem cell research? As to date, all actual medical treatments are from ADULT forms of stem cells, not embryonic.

      I fully support stem cells. And yes, i HAVE used stem cells to save my life. I have been diagnosed with leukemia twice. The second time, I went through a bone marrow transplant, which is stem cell treatment. I used cord blood in my transplant. Cord blood is donated ONLY after a live healthy birth. It is the umbilical cord and after birth that is no longer needed after birth.

      There is no reason to be against that kind of stem cells.

      Speaking about embryonic specifically, I also support those, so yes I would. The answer to your question though, is yes, of course they would. Its the same as people who are against animal testing. They advocate against it until they are the ones sick and in the hospital getting treatment tested by animals. Very few people would turn down life saving treatment even if they were against it.

      Its also the same reason we all shop at WalMart. We are all against slave labor and unfair wages, but at the end of the day its what I can afford.

      Or the treatment of our live stock. Many people find it deplorable, but still eat meat from factory farms.

      IVF and hormonal birth control kill more embryos than stem cell research ever would, but people who are against the killing of embryos still support and use both.

  44. QUESTION:
    Born again Christian think they should spread the word, but does this mean to harass?
    On Thanksgiving Day we hosted Thanksgiving for my husband’s family. We have been doing this for 17 years. At the end of the day as people were leaving, my BIL and his wife (who is my husband’s sister) approached us after we were alone.

    First, let me explain. I have 2 children. One is 10 and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes last year. The other is 8. We are Catholic and I send my kids to private Catholic schools. My BIL is a born again Christian.

    My BIL started out by telling us a story about how someone at his church had a miracle and was healed. He then continued to say that we should be doing this for our daughter rather than relying upon doctors to cure her. He said the JDRF walk we participate in each year was wrong. We told him that we had strong faith in God and miracles too but that we did not see anything wrong in supporting medical research as well. We could do both. He became frustrated with us and in no time was yelling “you have to get the demons out of your daughter”.

    This led to more. He continued on to slam his fist on my kitchen island and demanded to know how we prayed, how we talked to God, the EXACT date we were saved. Since we are Catholic we believe that baptism is when we are born again. He would not accept that. He would not listen. He argued with us and argued. I told him to stop. That I was Catholic and he was not going to change my faith or my beliefs. He laughed at me and said “what is Catholic???” He challenged me to recite some Bible verses then if I really was strong in my faith. He wouldn’t stop. He continued on and even attacked us then about Halloween and Santa Claus. My 8 year old son was listening. It got so bad that we had to virtually yell at him to get out of our home and lead him out.

    I cried for an hour after this happened. I didn’t sleep at all that night. I felt violated in my own home. I probably wouldn’t have felt worse if I had been actually buglarized. My son kept coming to me and hugging me because he was confused his uncle did this and Mom and Dad were upset.

    My husband and I have talked about this extensively and we have come to the conclusion that we just can’t be around this man. We don’t want him near our children. I hate to do that as I am very close to my family, but he hurt us so deep and I don’t think he will ever “get” it either that he did. He honestly believes he was speaking the truth to us and we were hurt by hearing the truth. I did some research and I see that they are told to expect anger from people when they spread their word. I just don’t understand how they can feel this is at all right to do this.

    I just am lost with how we were attacked like this. I still am emotional.

    • ANSWER:
      Your brother in law is lost in a cult and certainly is not “born again” as you are in the biblical sense. You are correct that you are born again by your baptism. As for the date you were saved, no one can answer that question because we do not have an expiration date stamped on our heel and salvation occurs at judgment and is the result of a sanctified soul at death. It is not an emotional or intellectual assent to belief in our Lord as he has been deceived into believing. What he believes is a sin called presumption. The truth is no one knows if or when anyone will be saved.

      I think a great part of what you are feeling is frustration of not being able to defend your faith against this evil attack. I advise you to see this as an opportunity to learn about your faith so that you are not grasping for answers if this happens again. Get Karl Keatings book Catholicism and Fundamentalism published by Ignatius Press. This and studying the Scriptures will give you the weapons and armor to fight these spiritual battles. You will be prepared to witness to others like your brother in law which is the instruction to every Catholic Christian when we leave the Mass. God bless!

      In Christ
      Fr. Joseph

  45. QUESTION:
    edit my paragraph pleaase? 10 points to best answerr?
    I believe that using stem cells in treatment and reasearch is justified. Although many people believe it is not ethical, i believe the benefits of stem cell research has such a great outcome, that it outweighs the ethical issue. You can help change many people’s lives by sacrificing one life. Stem cells treat a range of diseases such as parkinson’s, cancer and type 1 diabetes. Without stem cells, people woth theses diseases would not have a chance at living a normal life, not only this but stem cells could hold the key to a cure to many diseases. It could also lead humanity closer to better treatments. All being said I believe using stem cells from embryos is justified because there are so many benefits.

    can anyone add anything or reword it to make it sound better/more convincing?

    • ANSWER:
      My personal belief is that the use of stem cells in both treatment and research can be justified. Although the opinion of the majority of people is that it remains unethical, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. Stem cells are capable of treating a variety of diseases eg. Parkinsons,cancer and type 1 diabetes. Without the use of stem cells, the chances of people living normal lives is substantially lessened. Also, stem cells may hold the key to easing or curing many diseases. As a result the use of stem cells from embryos is acceptable simply because of the substantial potential benefits.

      I hope this effort helps you

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do I not feel like a human any more?
    I observe, seeing the folly of things like love, reproduction, work, life. I have watched the world pass by and have seen the patterns. I seem to see directly into people’s souls nowadays. Most of the time I don’t like what I see. I am succeeding here (with the minimal effort required) but I feel like I don’t even want to. Like what I am doing is just going through motions to support a condition that I don’t want for myself.

    True freedom is on my mind and I have thought about ending the whole ‘life’ thing more times than I can count. It has changed me. Ever since I got type 1 diabetes I have felt like my life ended two years ago anyway (because that’s how long I believe I would have survived if I hadn’t taken medical tech as a cure, I was diagnosed about 4 years back). I feel like I should be a man and just end my life seeing as I am past expiry anyway.

    I’m not satisfied any more being a human. I’m desensitized to life and I feel like my soul just drops in from time to time to ask ‘why are you still here’? I can’t even seem to relate to my friends and their insecurities any more, like I don’t even care about them. It’s a strange sensation. I’m not asking wether to kill myself or not. I’m asking if I’m going to stay should I at least do the things a normal person does and pretend I have ‘human’ agendas? Should I just live a lie when I know that what I am has slipped ‘beyond it’ somehow? Will it ‘fix’ me? I feel like I’m missing something here. I can’t seem to describe fully what I am.

    • ANSWER:
      Not feeling human is basically what humans do.
      I don’t mean to minimize what you’re feeling, but I think it’s time you stop thinking about that and try to give meaning to your life. Get a hobby, a girlfriend, do something humanitarian, write a book. The more you try, the more you’ll feel connected. Travel. Do it until you reach higher grounds. Good luck. Trying, that’s the important part.

  47. QUESTION:
    What do you think about healing people vs. evolution? Isn’t it against evolution to heal the sick?
    I have Type 1 Diabetes and without modern medicine I would not be alive, but I don’t want to pass on my diabetes to the kids I want someday. I feel that healthcare as a whole is responsible for the overpopulation of earth and all environmental problems that are caused by humans are a direct result of ignoring darwinism, survival of the fittest. When you live from a disease that should have killed you, your genes are passed to your children and this does not help the population as a whole if Immunities are not passed. OR… If healthcare continues as it has been and eventually removes all diseases, cures any illnesses, and disabilities can be artificially cured then should we continue or should there be a limit as to how far we should take healthcare?

    • ANSWER:
      Just to clarify some of your terms: healing people is against natural selection. It’s a form of artificial selection. We do the selecting instead of leaving it up to nature.

      I’m a little more positive than you about medical progress. As medicine progresses, longevity increases and the infirmity of the aged before they die shortens. There are medical avenues being pursued to improve the quality of health, i.e. extend what is called the “healthspan”, of the aged. You can check out the first two links to find out more.

      As for your Type I diabetes, there may be a test for it developed soon to be used in amniocentesis. Alternatively, artificial insemination may become advanced enough to accommodate a request not to have a diabetic child. You might want to find out if someone’s working on this and consider supporting the work.

      As for overpopulation, I’m again not as pessimistic as you. I certainly won’t indict medicine as a culprit in this regard. By the time smallpox was eradicated, some billion-plus people over the centuries had died from it. Norman Borlaugh’s work on hybrid seeds tailored to 3rd world needs has saved over a billion lives.

      There are plenty of plans in the pipeline to deal with the effects of the first world’s large population. Aneutronic fusion reactors (third link) and nano-engineered solar panels (fourth link) would help out with pollution and the carbon footprint. Many types of water purifier are being developed to accommodate the third world’s increasing need for water (see fifth link for one example).

      I’m not perfectly optimistic, of course. As for jellyfish dramatically replacing fish populations in the oceans b/c we consume so much fish (in an effort to maintain our health and improve on nat’l selection of ourselves!), I’m a bit stumped. We’ve been too insular to deal with that problem accordingly, though some regulation has been put in place. Commercial fishermen want careers, not to go out of business, so they do abide by regulations shortening the fishing season.

      As for whether there should be a limit on how far we take healthcare, let’s break this problem down a little. The way to deal with improved healthcare’s consequences in the third (and forth) world is to teach abstinence and family planning, and to reduce illiteracy among the girls, so they don’t grow up viewing themselves in the traditional role of mere baby-makers. I don’t mean to be disparaging here. This traditional mentality has been a big reason why the fertility rate is so high in the 3rd world upon receiving the benefits of Western medicine. As women obtain microloans, education, and other support, they come to think of themselves as skilled individuals with more varied paths to contribute to society, and begin considering family planning, and limiting their fertility to replacement rate. (ref. sixth link)

      As for the effects of a large population in the first world, keep in mind that that population is actually shrinking. The reason the U.S. was able to pass the 300M mark reason is due to immigration, not fertility rates being above replacement rate. As places become crowded, people tend to have fewer children. People do make the choice to respond to economic conditions. That’s why the anticipated population explosion and attendant problems prophesied in the ’60′s have been relatively muted. As people expect to live longer lives, those who felt an obligation to replace themselves won’t feel as much urgency. As people feel more cramped, some will feel less urgency to bring children into the world. Before you know it, the country is producing babies at subreplacement rate.

      As for people’s feeling the need to immigrate to the first world to escape their countries’ problems, instead of staying behind to improve them, I think the first world could do a lot more to increase sustained, exponential development in such places. Unfortunately they are out of sight, so our insular nature keeps us from doing something about it. Again, see the sixth link.

      People do react to their conditions if they’re living it each day. It’s when we’re insulated from the problem, like when a trash heap in the ocean, something we never see, gets worse and worse. Our lack of consciousness forestalls our response.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can diabetics be vegetarians?
    I’ve never been a vegetarian before, and there are a few reasons why i want to do this:

    1. less insulin intake

    2. i’ll be healthier

    3. I’m 17 years old, i was diagnosed when i was about 4. i have to admit, i’m getting rather sick and tired of waking up almost every night because i’m low. i’m also tired of sticking myself with needles.

    See, there’s this place in Arizona that reverses diabetes naturally. I’m not getting my hopes up: I sent them an email, and they said that type 1 is a little harder to cure than type 2. The price is also about k, so I have to really save up for that…but i know full well that if i go to this place, then i will have to give up almost if not all of my favorite foods.

    So, would it be wise to become a vegetarian? If you curious, the link to the place i want to go is below:

    http://www.treeoflife.nu/reversing-diabetes/21-day-reversing-diabetes/

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can be a vegetarian

      The following is from the website of Joel Fuhrman, MD. He is in New Jersey and he uses nutrition to treat and prevent disease. He does not pretend to be able to cure type 1 diabetes but he can help you to reduce the level of insulin you may need. Perhaps he can help you. Start by reading his books available through this link on Yahoo! Shopping http://shopping.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AjhPZ_vpjgTFLiOMler5AatGDSoD?p=joel+fuhrman&did=7

      …………………………………………………………………………….
      Type 1 Diabetes (childhood onset or juvenile diabetes)

      In Type 1 Diabetes, which generally occurs earlier in life, children incur damage to the beta cells in the pancreas, which produce insulin, so they have an insulin deficiency. About ten percent of diabetes is Type 1. Excess body fat does not cause this type of diabetes, and those with Type 1 diabetes always will require insulin to prevent serious hyperglycemia and life-threatening ketoacidosis.

      Diabetes Symptoms

      The most common symptoms for Type 1 diabetes (juvenile or child onset) include, but are not limited to, frequent urination and thirst, vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. An immediate visit to one’s health practitioner would be advised.

      Conventional Care

      With conventional care, the long-term prognosis for a Type 1 diabetic is dismal. More than one-third of all Type 1 diabetics die before the age of fifty. However, it is not Type 1 diabetes itself that causes such negative health consequences. Rather, it is the combination of the diabetes and the typical nutritional “advice” given to these patients – advice that requires them to take large amounts of unnecessary insulin. The extra insulin and the high glucose levels raise lipids, accelerate atherosclerosis and damage the body. With this in mind, it should be clear that while the Standard American Diet (SAD), which has spread to all industrialized nations, is dangerous for everyone. It is particularly deadly for diabetics. In short, if you eat conventionally you die conventionally, but if you eat the Standard American Diet with diabetes, you will be committing to poor health with food at a much younger age.

      Live a Long and Healthy Life with Type 1 Diabetes

      Type 1 diabetics need not feel doomed to a life of medical disasters and a possible early death. With a truly health-supporting lifestyle, including real food designed by nature, even the Type 1 (childhood onset) diabetic can have the same potential for a long, disease-free life, like the rest of us. I find that when Type 1 diabetics adopt a high-nutrient, dietary approach, they can lower their insulin requirements by about half. They protect their body against the heart-attack, promoting effects of the American diet style. They no longer have swings of highs and lows, and their glucose levels and lipids stay under excellent control. Even though the Type 1 diabetic will still require exogenous (external) insulin, but by following my Eat To Live diet-style, they will no longer need excessive amounts of it. Remember, it is not the Type 1 diabetes that is so damaging, it is the S.A.D., the typical dietary advice given to Type 1s and the excessive need for large amount of insulin that is so harmful. It is simply essential for all Type 1 diabetics to learn about my dietary recommendations which can give them the opportunity for a long and healthy life.

      A Type 1 Diabetic Changes His Diet

      John Sermos was a 22 year old college graduate with Type 1 diabetes since the age of 6. He was five foot, eight inches tall and weighed 190 pounds. He was taking a total of 70 units of insulin daily. He was referred to my office by his family physician as he was having swings in his glucose levels, too high at times and at other times dangerously low. He also wanted to learn more about nutrition to improve his health and reduce his future risks from having diabetes. I was impressed by his intelligence and desire to change his eating habits to better his health. We spent lots of time discussing the typical problems that befall most diabetics, and I explained to him that using 70 units of insulin a day was part of the problem. I explained that if he follows my recommended diet-style he will stabilize his weight at about 145 pounds and he will only require about 30 units of insulin a day. With this lower level of insulin, to mimic the amount of insulin a non-diabetic makes in the pancreas, he can have a life without the typical health issues that befall diabetics. We cut his nighttime insulin dose down by ten units and his mealtime insulin from 10 to 6 as he began the diet. Over the next two weeks we gradually tapered his insulin and found that he only needed 20 units of Lantus insulin at bedtime and 4 units before each meal for a total of 32 units a day. Almost immediately, with my dietary recommendations, his sugars were running in the favorable range, and he no longer experienced dangerous drops in his blood sugar. He had lost 13 pounds over the first month and by month three weighed 167, a loss of 23 pounds.

  49. QUESTION:
    Would you drink this?
    If you had, lets say, type 2 diabetes, would you drink a:

    1. Bitter melon coffee?
    ( you can’t even taste the bitter melon because of the coffee.)

    2. What if the herbs were floating?
    (Dont worry, they actually look like gourmet.)

    3. What if it would really cure you in 3 months?! (with proper diet)

    4. What about if it would take 12 months?

    5. It costs per pack (40 glassess)

    6. But you cant drink it with sugar or cream…. :P (but if you have a)

    7. What about if I add coco/ natural sugar?

    8. Any more suggestions?
    Sorry for the typos. :P

    • ANSWER:
      I prefer drinking lake water rather than paying 1$ for such non sense

  50. QUESTION:
    9 health questions please help me?
    Question 1 Which term describes factors related to the occurrences of cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
    A Causative factors
    B effect factors
    C risk factors
    D preventive factors
    Question 2 what si another term for hypertension a condition on which condition in which the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries is greater than it should be
    A atherosclerosis
    B thrombosis
    C high blood perssure
    D fibrillation
    Question 3 What term best describes the thickening of the arterial wall due to fatty deposits
    A arteriosclerosis
    B atherosclerosis
    C thrombosis
    D angina pectoris
    Question 4 in which condition does the heart beat in an abnormal rhythm
    A thrombosis
    B Cardiac arrest
    C angina pectoris
    Question 5 what type about type 2 diabetes is true
    A its restricted to those who are 40 or older
    B its now being found in children and teens
    C its results from a build-up of insulin
    D it’s a result from a deficiency in glucose
    Question 6 Which occurs when cancerous cells break away from the site of origin and move to other parts of the body
    A malignancy
    B benignity
    C carcinoma
    D metastasis
    Question 7 which is the most important thing to remember about the signs of cancer
    A they indicate that cancer is present
    B they are the best way to diagnose cancer
    C they indicate that you should seek medical help
    D they are most effective when used by older people
    I think a or c
    Question 8 what type of cancer treatment destroys tumor cells and shrinks the cancerous mass
    A radiation
    B chemotherapy
    C complete removal by surgery
    D inhalation therapy
    Last question Which chronic disease which can be controlled but not cured affects the way the body converts food into energy
    A diabetes
    B cerebral thrombosis
    C asthma
    D insulin
    I think a

    • ANSWER:
      1) C
      2) C
      3) B
      4) (Did you leave out a choice?)
      5) B
      6) D
      7) C
      8) B
      9) A

      Medical Professional


Can You Cure Diabetes With Diet

It is a sorrowful thing that blood sugar is a life threatening disease which is fast growing. Nowadays, adult onset diabetes is very common as the disease seems to affect people even by early age of 30 to 40. It is really challenging the medical experts who are committed to research on diabetes. Though some people are of the opinion that managing diabetes is easy, there are people to threaten that there is no permanent cure for diabetes. As such, the doubt is if you can cure diabetes naturally without medicine. Here is the discussion about diabetes and self care.

Types of diabetes:

As you know, there are two types namely type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 is usually seen in children acquiring by genetic transmission from the parents or from forefathers. This can be easily spotted in the family history. Type two diabetes is the most common disorder starting to affect people with aging. It is due to the weakness of the pancreas in the mechanism of insulin secretion or the inability of the insulin to convert the glucose in the blood stream into energy. In both the cases, the normal blood sugar levels shoot up.

Can you beat diabetes naturally?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is a Vegan Diet good for diabetes?
    I have recently heard that a vegan diet would cure diabetes. Is there any evidence of this that can be found/ What percent of vegans are diabetic? I appreciate any input on this subject from those of you with information. Have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous LORD’s DAY! Thank you, Eds, A Simple Christian .
    Pangel and KatyZo,
    I am a type 1 diabetic of more than 40 years. I have done more reseascr on the topic than most medics that I have been with. Their expertise is NOT diet at all. I have an allergy to some milk products that has been with me since birth and the research that I have read found that every type 1 diabetic also has this to be the case. I watched a newscast that a gentleman told that he had and could cure diabetes from a change of diet to EXCLUDE all meat products and biproducts. I believe that this is a vegan diet essentially. I will get HIS name and include it here.

    • ANSWER:
      is that type 1 or type 2 Eds
      type 2 is diet controlled and may benefit from a vegan diet
      type one needs carbohydrates in order for the insulin to take effect , so a vegan diet would be very difficult with type 2
      I would definitely ask your doctor about this before taking anyones opinion on it though

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone tried Budwig diet to lower or cure Type II Diabetes ?
    I have read on some information on Budwig diet and it indicated that it can sure Type 2 Diabates if strictly followed. Anyone with diabetes has tried this ?
    I am just diagonised with diabetes and my first blood test showed fasting sugar of 132 but when I checked with glucometer in a week after the above test it showed 125. I year ago my blood sugar was 98. I am now looking aggressively if I can get my blood sugar below 110.

    Also, while I read about Budwig diet I thought it is worth giving it a try. So also want to check if anyone has experience with it. Remember, as some people pointed out that for Budwig diet to be successful, you not only have to take this special diet for few weeks or months depending on how high your sugar levels are, but also have to avoid all non-organic food and other oils, eggs, etc that have lots of saturated fats.

    Anyone who has tried it, please chime in with your experience.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol. Not from people who claim to have “common sense” and so on.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve heard of the Budwig protocol being used for cancer & I’m sure it’s fine for diabetes but it’s not something you can do for a few weeks & be “cured” of diabetes. It does work because it replaces carbs with good healthy fats but if you end it & go back to carbs, you will regain your health problems.

      Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) from his book, “Diabetes Solutions” pertinent chapters available to read online -

      What if I, a physician, told you, a diabetic, to eat a diet that consisted of 60 percent sugar, 20 percent protein, and 20 percent fat? More than likely, you’d think I was insane. I’d think I was insane, and I would never make this suggestion to a diabetic (nor would I even make it to a nondiabetic). But this is just the diet the ADA recommended to diabetics for decades.

      Whether you eat a piece of the nuttiest whole-grain bread, drink a Coke, or have mashed potatoes, the effect on blood glucose levels is essentially the same— blood sugar rises, fast. … our saliva can break starches into the shorter chains on contact and then convert those into pure glucose.

      With a number of important exceptions, carbohydrates, or foods derived primarily from plant sources that are starches, grains, and fruits, have the same ultimate effect on blood glucose levels that table sugar does.

      http://www.diabetes-book.com/book/chapter9_3.shtml

      All carbs (even vegetables) are converted to sugar (glucose) in the body. Posted below is a fascinating interview with Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) on youtube where he demonstrated how whole grain bread turned to glucose within one second in his mouth! He says the exact thing would happen with corn or an apple as well.

      Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

      http://enews.endocrinemetabolic.com/2008/05/vitamin-dthe-cure-for-many-diseases.html

      SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FATS -

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.

      3) Improved liver health
      Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

  3. QUESTION:
    is the Atkins diet good for people with Diabetes????
    can it prevent diabetes or cure it (can you even cure diabetes, or is it something you’ll have forever) ????
    I’m not actually interested on going on the diet… and i dont have diabetes.
    I’m doing a case study on the diet and heard it helped diabetes. Obviously not!
    Oh and Dr.Atkins died from slipping on ice and getting a brain heamorrage. (spl?)

    • ANSWER:
      I am not a doctor, so take this or leave it. But with type 2 adult onset DM YES YES YES YES YES YES YES do atkins. Call it whatever you want but do it. Eat as much as you want, but only eat things that will not raise your blood sugar.

      My glucose always ran 370+ and I was on all sorts of meds with a doctor wanting to put me on insulin. ( I refused) Atkins is wonderful. Absolutely wonderful for DM. A highfat diet with little or no sugar cured the disease in my life. My glucose now runs like 65-75 almost all the time.

      Once your learn how your body digests food and stores fat you will be able to control your blood sugar by a ketogenic diet unless you have the DM that is caused by an auto immune disease. IT DOES WORK! As God is my witness it really does work.

      I eat mostly highfat foods like olives, eggs, butter, cream, pork with fat, beef with fat, smoked salmon, macademia nuts, creme cheese, avocados etc. I love boiled eggs with butter. I love cream. It really is my favorite food. I whip it and put splenda in it and either freeze it or eat it like whipped cream. You can mix it with cream cheese and make a crustless cheese cake. Eggs are one of my favorite foods make into omelots with salsa. You can also eat any veggies that are not root veggies, some fruits like avocados, melons, and berries. I don’t eat grains except a few flax seeds on scrambled eggs.

      I know some people make noise about Atkins and cholesterol, but it is simply not true from my experience or my husbands. My triglycerides were 44 last time they were checked. My total cholesterol was around 178. Atkins solved almost every health problem I had except a congenital problem with a heart node. But, I can live with that. I never had to count calories and ate all I wanted to eat. I lost weight so fast on that plan, yet probably ate 2500+ calories a day. I love it.

      Look up and research a ketogenic diet. It does work. And yes atkins did die in a fall. He did have viral cardiomyopathy from a virus he caught on a mission trip, but he died from a fall. And his food choices had nothing to do with the heart issue.

      I just know that I know that I know from my own personal experience that a ketogenic diet will solve the adult onset form of DM. I never bought the Atkins “Treats” or shakes or anything else. I just ate meat and fat and low sugar veggies and very few berries. It works.

      I just wanted to clarify that when I say cream I mean heavy whipping cream. I buy it in quart containers from the store or by the gallon from my local farmer. I go through about 3-4 quarts a week for whipped cream products, cocoa, lattes etc. Don’t use the coolwhip stuff. Even the sugar free coolwhip is simply pure sugar. You want the highfat heavy cream so your body will not convert it to sugar or raise your blood sugar. Fat is only converted to sugar in your blood stream at about 10%, so if you eat mostly all fat, your blood sugar plunges. Protein is converted at around 40%, but carbs are converted at 100%. That is why you avoid them.

      I heard Dr. Atkins say once that if you always keep your blood sugar below 100 it is physically impossible for your body to store fat. That means after you eat if your blood sugar doesn’t surge you will not gain weight. So if you eat all fat, it can’t surge. I just know it really worked for me. I lost 150lbs in less than 6 months and that was many years ago. I have kept it off with atkins.

  4. QUESTION:
    can diabetes just disappear even though you don’t follow diet and haven’t lost any weight?
    My sister weighs 350 pounds, has been diagnosed with diabetes for last 4 years. She refuses to follow any kind of a diet and has been taking up to 5 injections a day of both long term and short acting insulin to keep her blood sugars in line. She will eat an entire cheesecake and then give herself a bunch of insulin. Recently she has not had to use insulin, maybe once or twice a week as her blood sugars have stayed in the normal range even though she hasn’t changed anything. She thinks she has cured her diabetes or that it has just “gone away”. Is this true? Is she a medical miracle by defying everything we have ever been told about diabetes? She also says she feels better than ever and the only thing she has done different is by adding Activia yogurt to her daily 4000 calorie diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes cannot disappear if she has type 1. It sounds like she has type 2 due to her weight. If she would follow a healthy diet and exercise she could eventually over time could control it by diet. Of course that is for her doctor to decide. Even though she may have her sugar in line, she is still killing herself. Just because she takes more insulin to substitute for what she has eaten does not mean she can eat that much. She must eat in portions. With her being over weight she is damaging her kidneys, her blood circulation is extremely bad and diabetes can cause blindness really early in life. With poor circulation and her not exercising to lose weight can lead to worse things such as amputation of limbs. Her doctor needs her to meet with a nutrionist asap to get her weight down. I do not mean to scare you but the truth is, if she does not control it now you will be attending her funeral in the near future.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to use gene therapy to cure type 2 diabetes?
    My dad is a fit muscular man who really watches his diet an exercises. His family has a high predisposition to diabetes. He gets type 2 diabetes anyway! It really pisses me off when I see 400lb+ men who show no concern for their health get tested and have completely normal blood glucose levels because they are lucky in the gene pool and are lucky to be born into a family with a low risk of type 2 diabetes. Is there a way you can insert viruses effectively into someone’s DNA and cure them temporarily of type 2 diabetes. I wish there was research for a cure.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    I am looking for some support in the transition from a SAD to a raw vegan diet for my family. Any advice?
    Last year my mother was diagnosed with bladder cancer. She already has diabetes and MS. The thought of any of her ailments being inherited to me or any of my four children was terrifying.
    I did much research, and finally found something that truly made sense to me. RAW food. I have been enjoying the benefits from it for some time, and am now enjoying living with alkaline blood. My husband is mostly raw, and loves everything I prepare. He still enjoys eating cooked food, dairy and occasionally meat, but 70% of his diet is raw.
    My children, ranging from 7-16years are “grossed out” by it. With encouragement, they are consuming less pasteurized dairy products, and eating more greens.
    Does anyone know of any steps I can take to further encourage their participation in this lifestyle that has me feeling so good?
    Some of you will inevitably attack raw vegan food… but know this… this diet has cured me of gum disease, chronic acne, cluster headaches and high blood pressure… so whatever your argument, make it good… because unless you have been raw, you couldn’t possibly know the true benefits of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe have movie night.

      There are at least two movies with a focus just on raw foods.

      Raw For 30 Days:

      http://www.rawfor30days.com/

      and

      Supercharge Me

      http://www.jennanorwood.com/

      Then there are several others talking about the dangers of bad foods and how important it is to change the SAD (Standard American Diet aka Western Diet).

      The Future of Food:

      http://www.thefutureoffood.com/

      Food Matters:

      http://foodmatters.bravenewtheaters.com/

      A Delicate Balance

      http://adelicatebalance.com.au/

      Also check out:

      The World According to Monsanto:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjw4TYU3nvw

      and

      Monsanto’s Patent For a Pig:

      All these tend to get people, including kid’s thinking about what goes into their body and thinking is the first part of making positive changes. If nothing else you will be laying the groundwork for them so when they are ready it will be easier.

  7. QUESTION:
    Part 2……A natural cure for many cases of diabetes for my Christian brethren and all others…..I guess?
    I will spill the beans,…..I put this in questions in the Diabetics section earlier and not 10 minutes later a orchestrated letter tried to discredit every thing i wanted to share.

    You guy’s can believe what you want……..i have proof with my hyperglecemic Daughter and 4 of my realitives that have totally got off of insulin,….of coarse they had to continue a good diet but my DAUGHTER WASN’T FAR ADVANCED so she can eat sweets on occasion,…..now i’m not saying you guys can…..it must be monitered so you will know what the dosage is best……Ok here it is……it’s called “”CHROMIUM PICOLINATE” it is all natural suppliment…..Doctors will not prescribe it because it is not FDA approved,…..rule of thumb….basically anything that is natural is not FDA approved……..why you ask because they can make money off something that is so easily accessable to the public…it’s about that $$$ …My daughter takes 500 mg of Chromium Picolinate 30 to 60 minutes before a meal.
    Remember you must continue to take the suppliment through out your life,….no biggy i take it and i don’t have diabetes,…..it will even help you from getting diabetes. Be good to your self….you all deserve it!! Peace out
    Remember you must continue to take the suppliment through out your life,….no biggy i take it and i don’t have diabetes,…..it will even help you from getting diabetes. Be good to your self….you all deserve it!! Peace out
    Yes you must do your research,…….there is proper dosages,…….Less might be better,….consult your Doctor or a Nutritionalist………..they can help…….ask questions…….The Doctor might be reluctant to tell you the truth but your nutritionalist should be more then happy.
    Your a funny guy Bluto……..you silly rabbit………that was kinda funny though!
    Yes it must be taken in Mcg not MG’
    Yes it must be taken in Mcg not MG’
    Yes it must be taken in Mcg not MG’

    • ANSWER:
      Chromium acts as a ‘gatekeeper’ which permits insulin through the cell membrane to metabolize sugars. Many diabetics are of the ‘insulin resistant’ type. That is, their pancreas makes plenty of insulin, but the cells are resistant to letting it enter (usually due to an allergic reaction from a life time of eating too many simple carbohydrates, and sugars). For these people (probably at least 50% of Type 2 diabetics Chromium Picolinate can be quite helpful. They probably should also supplement with Vanadium.

      By the way, I think you mean ‘mcg’ (micrograms) not ‘mg’ (milligrams)…….

  8. QUESTION:
    Should I change my cat’s diet before giving him insulin?
    I have a cat recently diagnosed with diabetes. His blood sugar is high. I won’t get into details, but his diet up to this point was the cause. He was on Royal Canin SO dry food because of urinary pH problems. Little did I know that until know, the food was causing more harm than good with high carbs. Sucks! Anyway, the vet has prescribed 2 units of insulin 2x a day. A curve test will be performed in a couple days. However, how will I know if his diabetes can be cured by just changing his diet (slowly) to a more protein-rich diet using wet, canned food if the curve test shows lower blood sugar as a product of the insulin treatment? As you can see, I don’t want to start my cat on insulin thinking there’s a better way!!! Or should I just do what the vet says hoping she’ll figure it out!??! Lend me some advice. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I would tell your vet you are going to change the diet and would like his help. You can show him this article. If unwilling to help then find a holistic vet.

  9. QUESTION:
    WHy is Diabetes so out of control ? So many people diagonsed every day ? We need a Cure?
    I hear of so many young people beign diagosed with type 1 diabetes
    Im sorry but this does suck .. No your life is not over , but with the daily injections , diet controll , can you even go out for a slice of pizza
    with your friends .. ?? Type 2 I understand more ,I am one , and being
    over weight and not enough activity , I know the reason , and amworking on it . Type 1 actaully makes me mad , stupid huh?
    Children teengagers diagnoed with this disease is not only painful because of injections , but are limited on so many foods that as a
    youg person enjoyed , I don’t remember going to school with anyone
    that had diabetes , Please tell me what , and how do you handle this
    during the day at school ..
    My heart goes out to each and every one of you that deal with this
    on a daily basis .. We need a cure for this ! And hopefully soon

    • ANSWER:
      I hope for a cure as well. I believe that the problem is too many convenience foods i am talking frozen foods they are so loaded with chemicals and fat and salt, eating out too much, this day and age kids are not active because they are in playing video games and not going out and playing.

      When I was a kid this wasn’t a problem either, but Mom or Dad cooked, they cooked real food not the frozen foods, eating out was a treat, we played outside, we didn’t have video games and we didn’t have computers, and a lot of times moms didn’t have to work so we weren’t latch key kids that came home and threw something in the microwave. Mom had something good waiting for us usually a peanut butter sandwich and milk or an apple.
      Today’s parents seem to be too busy to cook good meals and today’s kids are too busy with the computers and video games and have no interest in riding bikes or whatever the case may be. What happened to tag and hide and go seek? Those were games that encouraged excercise.

  10. QUESTION:
    This is a paper I wrote for writing class what do you think?
    Hope for a Cure
    I chose to write about this topic because it is a struggle that I, and millions of people face everyday. This problem affects a large amount of people regardless of age or race. Many people are suffering from obesity related health problems, and the numbers are growing. Our children are even at risk.
    There are many contributing factors to obesity. I think the environment we live in is very significant to our daily habits. Everywhere you look, is a fast food restaurant with signs stating how delicious, and inexpensive their food is. The convenience is probably the most appealing factor. After a long day at work, no one wants to go home and cook a meal, or go to the grocery store. With “fast food” all you have to do is drive through, tell them what you want, and with out even having to get out of your car, you have your meal in about 5 minutes.
    One of the main reasons for craving this food could be caused from Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) or as restaurants call them “flavor enhancers.” MSG is highly addictive and has also been proven to create obesity. I read in an article recently *”MSG Slowly Poisoning America”(5-1-04) that scientists were creating obese rats and mice for diet, and diabetes test studies. Since there are no naturally obese rats or mice, they had to create them by injecting them with MSG when they were born. They found that MSG triples the amount of insulin that the pancreas creates, causing rats and quite possibly humans, to become obese. This is a frightening thought when you look in your cupboards, and have to struggle to find something that does not contain MSG.

    Hughes 2
    Manufacturers who use this product are required to list the use of MSG, but they have found a way around this by using different names. Some products even state that they are “MSG free” when in fact, they are not. Some other words for MSG *(“The Excitotoxins – The Taste That Kills” (By Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD 3-6-03) include: hydrolyzed protein, sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, yeast extract, textured protein, and hydrolyzed oat flour. These are just a few names they use. The list has about 15 or 20 additional alternative names for MSG. It is most commonly used in restaurants, and processed foods. Also in the article I read, the author asked a very intriguing question, “If MSG is not harmful, then why do they try to hide the fact that they use it?” I think if people want to solve the obesity epidemic, they should start with MSG, and its harmful effects on people.
    One of the harmful effects of MSG, is that it can contribute to panic attacks and anxiety. I have personally experienced this effect. I have a lot of anxiety problems and when I eat something that has a lot of MSG added, for instance: Chinese food, or Ramen noodles, it greatly increases my anxiety. But some foods are hard to stay away from when you are on a tight budget. This makes it nearly impossible to afford healthy or organic foods. I have tested this theory myself. I ate healthy for about two weeks, then I ran low on money, and I couldn’t afford healthy foods. So for the rest of the month, I had to resort to Ramen Noodles, and Macaroni and Cheese. So, in regards to my experiences, I think money is a large contributor in healthy eating, and dieting today.
    I believe some of the obesity problems could be partly due to people relying on a miracle, or some kind of cure to take care of all their problems. I see several commercials everyday for products, claiming to be the next miracle that will solve all your problems. Then in words so small you can barely see, it states that this product will only work with diet and exercise. It is disappointing that these businesses will prey on people’s hope’s and desperation just to make a buck. I think if there weren’t so much advertising, then maybe people would rely more on traditional ways of losing weight.

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    I think exercise is key to fighting obesity. Although, it is possible to exercise regularly without loosing any weight. But regardless of weight loss, it helps with health problems related to obesity. I have three children (I gave birth to five) and I was pretty petite. I never had a problem with my weight, but after having five children and coping with stress , depression, and eating for two so many times, you tend to gain some extra weight. I have tried just about
    every diet, a lot of exercise (riding a bike everywhere, pulling three kids), working out at the gym, and so far I have not found anything that works. You just have to find the one thing that will work right for you, something you enjoy.
    An important question comes to mind while exploring this subject. Are we teaching our children poor habits? Were we taught poor eating habits? Or could it be caused from the MSG added to our food over the last 50 years? Whatever the cause, the number of obese children seems to be growing rapidly.
    Maybe food has become some form of a new drug for coping with life’s struggles. It is strange to think of food as a drug, but some people use it as a crutch, (myself included) it just seems to make you feel better, if only for a moment. I don’t use drugs, drink or smoke. But I am addicted to certain foods, and I believe everybody has something to lean on for support, healthy or not.
    Maybe obesity should be more advertised, to let other people know they are not alone, that there is help for them, and that there is healthy ways to cope without resorting to overeating.
    My hope is for a cure to obesity in the near future, and someone putting a stop to adding MSG to our food. Hopefully this problem can be solved and as a result, a lot of health problems could greatly decrease. So don’t starve yourself, yet don’t overindulge, and remember we have little ones watching and learning from our every move. Try to break the cycle by setting a good example for healthy eating and exercise.

    Hughes 4

    Works cited

    *Author unknown “MSG-Slowly Poisoning America” 1 May 2004http://www.rense.com/
    general52/msg.htm
    *Dr.Russell Blaylock, MD. From the book “Excitotoxins – The Taste That Kills” 6 March 2003

    http://www.rense.com/general52/msg.htm

    • ANSWER:
      great. i hope u get an A. i totally agrre with u on everything.

  11. QUESTION:
    if a lifestyle change could reverse diabetes would you do it? This is reversing diabetes week and?
    I wanted to let you know that it has been reversed in others.

    See the inspiring film raw for 30 days to see how some reversed it and this week I found out the film is 50% off for next 6 days. see http://www.rawfor30days.com/RawFor30/Diabetes_Action.html for the offer and the trailer do watch the trailer. My raw food group leader who was training there at the time the video was made send us word of this offer and I wanted to pass it on.

    Also another way it has been reversed is via Dr Richard Schulze’s incurables program. (email me for the interesting video links..it also works for other incurable illnesses)

    Some also reversed it with the hallelujah diet found at hacres.com See the testamonie section his book is the hallelujah diet.

    All books are available on ebay and often found at libraries.

    That video, raw for 30 days is inspiring. Some good books are

    There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program – by Dr Gabriel Cousens

    Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes by Dr Neal Bernard

    The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America’s Complete Program for Overcoming Diabetes, Restoring Health, and Rebuilding Natural by Franklin House

    I went from readings in the 300 400 and 500s and even one over 600 to a normal fasting blood sugar and a1c by exercising 5-7 days a week, becoming a vegan and eating average of 50% raw, I have since messed up on some of that and see my blood sugar numbers rising higher again (but still least than they were as I still maintain some of the changes for the most part.

    It is hard to change but would you in order to reverse diabetes. If so, you owe it to yourself to get that video raw for 30 days while it is still on sale as it is worth it even at the higher price but this makes it more accessible to people.

    My question is how can people maintain the needed changes and would you if you knew your diabetes could be reversed.
    this has worked or both type one and type two diabetics to address that.

    Both in the documentary and in a video by Victoria boutenko ho reversed her son’s type one diabetes (which did not return in the ensuing 15 years) with a 100% raw food vegan whole food diet.
    you are completely wrong katie. This is not false hope to share with people what helped others. It will not harm people to try a vegan 100% diet for a 1-4 month period to see if it works. i refer them to the video but feel they must read his companion book..there is a cure for diabetes o have all the facts. (dr gabeiel cousens…just because ypou are told it is incurable does not mean it is..only that you –or the doctor is not familiar with the cure or does not believe it. It is you who are harming someone who might be cured by saying something is untrue without more study etc Every organ can be regenerated and even genetics can be overcome if one maintains the changes and stops doing the bad things and starts doing the things that heal and regenerate.
    also I am not trying to sell people anything. I am informing them of something that I found in trying to reverse my own diabetes and that I know has worked for others at a t5ime it is on sale. I get absolutely nothing from this other than trying to help people who stand in the shoes I have walked in..you completely misunderstand my intentions and what I have learned in my 30 years of study of alternative health, herbs and nutrition that I study for the purpoe of helping people who are hurting and sick. I had relatives go into comas and blind from this illness and I will be darned if I am going to be silent when people who don’t know might learn. It is not expensive to do a 100% raw food diet as people have to eat anyway. diet and exercise are not products in the sense I am suggesting them. know someone who was there when this documentary was filmed who saw it work and saw they blood sugar readings and I trust her as she is not a liar. Plus I trust the good work of Dr cousens & others
    I do concur if one does not continue the lifestyle changes the diabetes will reoccur.

    the people in the video were under the care of a doctor who monitored their blood sugar and insulin. They were able to get off insulin and drugs within the 30 day period actually much less. Dr Gabriel Cousens is the one who states in his documentary that one of the diabetics was a type one. One would be smart to contact thew tree of life center. Also the lady where I live who is a student of Dr Cousens and there when he filmed it recently showed the video and the trailer and did say he also gave them some supplements and these should be listed in the book I recommended the cure for diabetes. I can if people email me give them the phone number of Dr Cousens clinic and the address and also if requested and you send an email send the pages in the book where he talks of three case histories of type 1 diabetics who did in fact get off all insulin and have normal a1c readings; however, in researching fur
    I do concur if one does not continue the lifestyle changes the diabetes will reoccur.

    the people in the video were under the care of a doctor who monitored their blood sugar and insulin. They were able to get off insulin and drugs within the 30 day period actually much less. Dr Gabriel Cousens is the one who states in his documentary that one of the diabetics was a type one. One would be smart to contact thew tree of life center. Also the lady where I live who is a student of Dr Cousens and there when he filmed it recently showed the video and the trailer and did say he also gave them some supplements and these should be listed in the book I recommended the cure for diabetes. I can if people email me give them the phone number of Dr Cousens clinic and the address and also if requested and you send an email send the pages in the book where he talks of three case histories of type 1 diabetics who did in fact get off all insulin and have normal a1c readings; however, in researching fur
    further by looking at his book, I see that he said he uses “proteolytic enzymes, lipases, and general combinations of proteolyric lipase and amylase.” he says Dr Wong was able to achieve what is considered medically impossible. Two with only the supplements listed above and third with the full tree of life program which included the use of proteolytic enzymes as well as a low glycemic and low insulin index live food diet. This seems to be what he used with the type 1 on the video but he likely has treated other type ones not on the documentary and may be able to tell you more if he is contacted as I am not a doctor and on the video he only mentions the raw foods. I know he can be contacted as Dave the raw food trucker who went on Dr Cousens phase one diet with lots of juicing and juice fasting and reversed his type 2 diabetes in three days, his colon cancer and his kidney disease as well as losing over 225 pounds said he contacted the life of life for further help. (see youtube for
    dave the raw food truckers videos or on curezone. I would also see what info is at curezone.com Dr CoUSENS explains on page 143 – 145 why these things I mentioned works for type one and late type 2 diabetics. I strongly recommend one who is a type 1 or on insulin contact the tree of life to get more info and do not self treat but others can but have doctor check your meds to see if they must be gradually weaned down as one gets better. I am not certain if the diabetics were had their diabetes revesed with the hallelujah diet, dr richard schulze’s incurables and the other books I mention were type one or only type two. I do know schulze said he has gotten every dead organ working again when he as in the clinic. One would need to search the diabetes testimonials at hacres.com to see if they were type one or type 2 but most daibetics are type 2 so this info will definitely be of help to them. Victoria Boutenko in her film on diabetes said her son was diagnosed with type one diabetes
    she said her son, sergei, was told he would have to be on insulin the rest of his life. His mother, Victoria, refused to put her son on it and searched frantically for the answer. The doctor threatened several times to turn her into children’s services. she states the whole family went on a whole food, vegan 100% raw diet and reverses several illnesses including the type one diabetes. she speaks of him eventually throwing or giving away his home testing supplies as his readings were always normal. This was about 15 years ago and it has not returned. He has stayed on the diet making further improvement like eating mainly natural foods and not gourmet raw now and lots of green smoothies and now grow he teaches wild food classes. Go to her website and look and see if maybe you contact her, they can tell you if he did anything else or if they have some documentation or something if you like http://www.rawfamily.com/

    Again there are no incurable illnesses and when doctors say there is no
    she said her son, sergei, was told he would have to be on insulin the rest of his life. His mother, Victoria, refused to put her son on it and searched frantically for the answer. The doctor threatened several times to turn her into children’s services. she states the whole family went on a whole food, vegan 100% raw diet and reverses several illnesses including the type one diabetes. she speaks of him eventually throwing or giving away his home testing supplies as his readings were always normal. This was about 15 years ago and it has not returned. He has stayed on the diet making further improvement like eating mainly natural foods and not gourmet raw now and lots of green smoothies and now grow he teaches wild food classes. Go to her website and look and see if maybe you contact her, they can tell you if he did anything else or if they have some documentation or something if you like http://www.rawfamily.com/

    Again there are no incurable illnesses and when doctors say there is no
    cure what they mean is there is no cure that I am aware of or was taught or believe but you can be quite sure people worldwide have cured themselves of everything. Listen to the incurables program videos (the save your life videos) read the biography of Dr john r Christopher.Diabetes is a very profitable illnesses as one must take drugs that control but do not reverse it the rest of one’s life..while it is true one should stay on the lifestyle changes to prevent recurrence, it is a lot better than shooting insulin everyday if one can gradually weans off this as many have with the save your life program.

    I was wrong to make it seems easy to reverse a serious disease..a simple herb is not going to do it generally one needs a very comprehensive health building program.. I personally have noticed no programs with anecdotal reversals that use any animal products,,it is almost vegan. I also noticed that when I eat whole grains and low glycemic fruits it does not affect my blood sugar
    readings but the minute I mess up and eat meat or cheese my blood sugar soar to 325 to 375 which I find interesting..one of the first things to do is get off all animal products. as every program I ever hears of diabetes reversals was vegan. Mine started dropping right away when I switched to a vegan diet with at least 50% raw foods and exercised regularly. Studies show better results on a vegan diet than the American diabetic association diet, google it and you will see. even if on does not reverse it they can expect to lower the dose of their drugs and/or insulin IMO. But if it was me, I would not do a type one or one on diabetes without checking the levels to see if these drugs can be lowered and calling a physician who works with these things as the authors of these books or dr cousens. In addition one should see their other blood results improve. I know mine did. and I did not go raw 100% or use these supplements. i had readings in the 300, 400 and 500 range and one too high
    for the meter to read and never have them that high now unless I eat meat or cheese or tons of things high on the glycemic index at once.

    One should work to prevent it by making these lifestyles changes if it runs in families but type one does not generally run in families Up to 79% of type 2 diabetes is genetic but in type one diabetes, 85% have no genetic link. there is a strong correlation between type one diabetics and an infant drinking cow’s milk before age 4 months, My aunt who has type one was not cursed and given cow’s milk I know. There is also a link with certain viruses. an infant in the womb exposed to german measles has a 40% chance of developing type one diabetes. I strongly recommend people view the video I linked to and read all of doctor cousens book there is a cure for diabetes which is filled with info. also read the testimonies at hacres.com, view the richard schulze save your life diet and go vegan and hopefully a lot of raw, juice fasting etc and also take a
    look at the other books I mentioned and do your own research into alternative health. It is your body,,alternative health has prevented amputation and reversed diabetic retinopathy. If not for people with the courage to try alternative health when given no hope by doctors, these people who recovered of every disease might not be well today or have lived so long or be there to help others in need by their stories. Unless these skeptics who called me names and a liar and who denigrated my intelligence has personally investigated all the claims of people why say they reversed their illnesses and gotten detailed directions on how they did it, they are the ones claiming absolute knowledge that they just do not have. Yes there are quacks out there but there are also dedicated people trying to help the dying and very ill and succeeding. While I cannot promise you will be healed, I believe there is a definite hope in the things I recommend to people who may want this info but do not know it
    exists and I am trying to let them have a place to start their research and gain some hope. You can call me all the names you like and call those healing diabetes names to but that is not going to stop people like me or schulze or cousens or house etc from educating people and showing them the hope that really really exist. contrary to your slams, I am not stupid nor a filthy liar and neither are these doctors working to prove diabetes can be cured. Since most diabetics are type 2 and trapped in a world of drugs and down the road insulin, this info should be especially encouraging to them as most of these programs have reversed diabetes in 4 days to 6 months max usually. while it is true that generally although one may cut themselves a little slack perhaps when they get their diabetes in reversal, I bet plenty of people would have no problems staying on a health building diet or making changes to vegan or raw rather than go blind, have their leg cut off or wind up on dialysis etc so
    motivation to stay on the program that reverses their course should be high. don’t underestimate people. It was the fear of the alternative which made me want to do things I never thought I could do before.
    sorry that some stuff posted right..I added this info above to respond to the three people saying I was crazy, uninformed and evil essentially so sorry it is long but I hope people will read it.,
    error this should read frm above But if it was me, I would not do a type one or one on insulin (not the word diabetes as I postred but the word insulin is the correct word) without checking the levels to see if these drugs can be lowered and calling a physician who works with these things as the authors of these books or dr cousens. In addition one should see their other blood results improve
    error above

    My aunt who has type one was not cursed (this should be nursed not cursed) and given cow’s milk I know.
    -Allison –as I said I am not a doctor and my purpose of posting this was to let people know this excellent documentary is on sale this week and point them in a direction of h-ealing. I personally feel type 2 is much easier to reverse, however, I did not post this to be treated in a confrontational manner for trying to help people. coming from a knowledge where I have seen things reverse and natural healing work and knowing the worst of things have been cured by Richard Schulze such as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, late stage AIDS, blindness, all kinds of nerve disorders like ms etc, I have come to believe there are no incurable illnesses. Being a lay person who studies this area as I find it fascinating, I cannot answer any question but I have tried to help many to the best of my ability and some have considered me to be somewhat of an expert; however, I am not Dr Schulze, Christopher., Cousens or others I have tried to learn from. They had a clinic and people and I do not.
    Even so, I feel the info I gave here could have taken years for people in need to find it and is some of the best you are going to get on trying to heal disease naturally. I have been on here and curezone for years helping many hgundreds of people but I generally stay in the alternative health section as I am not one to push alternative health on people who do not want it or want to denigrate it. I only ventured out to let people know about the videos, schutze, the books, and hallelujah diet if they wanted this info. I am not God. I cannot guarantee people a cure but I feel a lot of confidence in the validity and miracles alternative health brings. I just got a1c results today and they wer ein the noraml range as was my average glucose level. 10 months ago I was having multiple blood sugar tests in the 300-600+ range. I did nothing my doctor said to do. I designed my own program and made lifestyle changes. I have stopped 2 heart attacks in my mother when nitro (which had worked
    before) did nothing. I have gotten my mothers legs which became severely infected due to doctor error and misinformation and no antibiotic they prescribed working, better in one day and gone. When I finally convinced my mom to try my advice after 10 years of her not listening and getting progressively worst and on dialysis 2 years shocked when she took just 2 herb tinctures. she called all shocked and shouting almost saying I can’t believe it..I took those tinctures you left and for the first time in 2 years, I was not deathly ill after dialysis. (she was always sick at least 36 hours either needing to be hospitalized for the treatment causing extremely low blood blood pressure and other things or so washed out she could not get to the bathroom in the next room. I had cured very bad gerd in my brother that he had to be hospitalized for and it never came back 10 years later. I have had someone I helped a lot tell me his dad collapsed and passed out and how bad he was and how he
    remembered something I told him and tried it and brought his father out of it right away. I haven’t had the flu in decades and if I get a cold I can knock it out in a day and a half with slight symptoms. I have seen alternative health work in my own life. Healers who I trust have far amazing testimonies as do their patients. I can only share what I know with a trust in God and his natural modaliites and with a clear conscious and a good heart as I have devoted 50 plus hours a week to helping people asking nothing in return and for free. I was trerated awfully on this forum and liikely will not post here again but go back to alternaitve health section due to this. as I say, I cannot guarantee you a cure for a devasting disease but I am offering something but it seems all you can do is look to the negative..people who don’t believe rather are healed according to schulze and do not do the programs necessary. Obviously a raw food diet is not a low carb diet but something in it is
    helping many people with a wide variance of diseases including so called incurable diseases. Have you watched the save your life videos and read the manual to see the amazing “miracles” Have you read Dr Christopher’s biopsies. Even if one feels better and uses less insulin that is something but the videos do show it helped 2 type one diabetics..,.the black man misdiagnosed who became a naturopath and another type 1 whose got off insulin and had normal ranges but dropped out of the program as he felt he could not eat that way etc. Also as I said Dr Cousens tells of three people in his book that were type 1s I looked it up just now and offered to send it to anyone who sends me an email address as an attachment. In brief he says one was an 86 year old with 50 years of type one diabetes ho had had amputation if one leg and was facing loss of the other foot.she had he says paresthesia in her fingers, and forearm, scar tissue in her eyes a gray pallor and dry skin and was on 4 injections
    of insulin a day. She was given proteolytic enzymes over 3 months. “as scar tissue in her eyes cleared, her vision became 20/10 and her left foot had a full correction. an ultrasound done after 3 months showed no blockage whatsoever. Her skin in general and in her extremities became pink. her glycosylated hemoglobin went from 9 to 6, and she stopped taking insulin.” Another in his mid 30s had acquirted type 1 in his mid 20s and was getting 3 to 4 injections of insulin a day.toes in both feet had been amputated.eurological degeneration to his legs, paresthesia in arms and hands and had received one kidney transplant and the other was beginning to fail He took proteolytic enzymes for 6 months..circulation improved and he was saved from amputation of toes and foot, His need for insulin dropped to none, his neuropathy disappeared…his kidneys began to function again…his creatinine…went to normal. The last had been hospitalized and found to have a fbs of 1200
    and diagnosed type 1 In 2 weeks at the tree of life he was off all insulin and blood sugar below 85 all symptoms disappeared. In perfect health and diabetes free 2 years later a1c under 6 when it was 11.8 (source of these quotes and excerpts from book there is a cure or diabetes page 143-145) As I said the book is at many libraries on amazon and I can send interested people the attachment of these pages so they can read the whole thing plus the book is loaded with info and help.

    May I add had these 3 people not had the guts and determination and belief to look outside the box, had they believed their doctors and continued on their course, they would likely be dead now or missing more limbs or blind on dialysis etc. It is the people who go searching for their answers they cannot find in medical science and do the recommendations that pave the way for others. It is those who tried and yet died who showed healers like schulze what worked and what did not so eventually more and more
    Their courage in searching out answers when they were told there were none, their trust in believing their were answers, their willingness to do hard lifestyle changes and listen despite the fears and chastisements of their families, they are heroes…they showed others who would come behind them, it could be done. they listened to the small still voice inside that lead them.
    they trusted their instincts even if they stood alone. I have no doubt God lead them to the answers they prayed for. They looked for the opportunity and the doors and took them and walked in. they stood at a fork in the road and they could believe what doctors said that there was no cure, no hope that they would be dead in x number of days or months and could have given up but they when faced with the fork in the road did not turn away in unbelief and fear. they trusted they believed they tired..some failed but far more succeeded. those that failed, Dr Schulze said, always died in far less pain and suffering
    went peacefully when they went but most did not die…some went on to outlive their doctors..they recovered of incurable diseases that noone said they could ever recover from ..impossible cases and yet…tens of thousands beat the odds…now that schulze’s work is reaching so many more hundreds of thousands or more have recovered of nearly everything.

    Noone can guarantee but they can point the way and let people know in no uncertain terms that the odds can definitely be beat…if not this way then another.

    If it was me in your shoes. first I would thank god for the direction the universe placed you at to see this info and ask his continued help, I would work to let go of unbelief and turn to trust and hope and positive emotions. I would go to the tree of life & find out more or call them. I would get on what they recommend, I would only eat whole food vegan 100% raw with lots of juicing and green smoothies. I would diabetes herbs in the form of organic or wildcrafted tinctures (NO
    (NO herbs in capsules tinctures only)., I would eat low on the glycemic index with a low glycemic load adding lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar to each meal (this lowers the overall glycemic index/load of the meal). I would watch the full incurables save your life videos and the manual probably more than once. I would leave nothing out. also reading the books above and others like them and the hallelujah book for what foods are considered raw foods and other info. I would join a raw food group or a vegan group to be with like minded people and maybe learn from them. I would feel that trying and maybe winning would be a lot better than the effects of diabetes I might have down the road. I would also learn how to treat things associated with diabetes how to fix gangrene (see herballegacy), kidneys (curezone see kidney forum look for knowledge seeker’s advice..me) learn what to take for heart attack and heart attack/stroke prevention and get on some nervines, I would do the eye
    program in his chapter on eyes (use only organic herbs if making his eyewash formula and do the other things he recommends for retinopathy and other eye diseases). I would read books on the law of attraction and try to use that to keep my thoughts positive and my feelings good, I would start shopping health food stores and coops and farmer’;s markets and I would keep learning all I could. Most people are not going to do any of this..they prefer to stay in their old ways or do a few herbs and think that is going to work and when it doesnn’t think the fault if the herbs and not them for not doing enough. A person cannot usually cure a killer or serious disease without a dedicated and complete comprehensive health building program.. do that and there is an excellent chance people can find their miracle cure. You can pass the info by or you can start thinking an praying and doing. Your future might include terrible things or an ultra healthy life. Victoria Boutenko ignored her son’s
    doctors though she cried so much thinking of her son’s future and insulin the rest of his life, I am sure she must have been so scared the doctor would turn her over to children’s services as she had threatened to do and worried she might lose her son, but she bit down her fear, she researched as if her life depended on it and when she found the answers she did it. she talked of how hard it was to throw out the microwave and as a compulsive eater very overweight to throw out all the food, to eat mostly produce and greens and nuts etc and how her family struggled in the early days, but she did and they did it and the results were she lost over 100 pounds and got rid of the heart arrithymias that had killed her dad, her daughter got rid of severe asthma, her husband did not do the drastic surgery his doctor said without it he would be dead in 2 months and completely recovered and is alive today 15 or so years later and in tip top health and her son threw away his blood testing
    supplies and beat type one diabetes and is diabetes free today.

    Had she not tried I can only imagine where they would all be today.

    You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink..

    I person can stay where they are or try something different.

    there are no guarantees in life..but god said to trust him and he said I give you plants for your meat (food) and herbs for our medicine. He created no stoves and we are the only species that cooks our food and probably the least prone to diseases. We were meant to pick our food fresh and eat it unprocessed, to walk the fields…

    We can trust god’s way or man’s way…the one thing we know if that medical science has been wrong time and time again as they learn new things. You can trust some guy educated as he might be in disease and drugs or you can trust in God’s natural foods/herbs/nutrients/etc the sun the air the water and natures path. You can look for where he is leading you and find hope or you can demand guarantees
    and look for the negatives or you can cease the day..carpe diem as they say. It i you who lives with your decision. I can only give you what I know and have and have prayed for often…knowledge of how to help a suffering humanity.

    I cannot convince you or make you do anything you do not want to believe or do.
    but maybe others who sees this might see this and realize there are no coincidences in life. But the choices of if we see his aid in the voice or work of others or think we know it all etc is all ours and we live with whatever results from our choices. I hope someone sees this and tries it all and is helped..if not, I cannot control that. Even my spending all this time on this answer to address what you said is done out of caring though it may not seem that way. I am not perfect, but I know my heart is in the right place, that I have been blessed by god with a very good mind and hope that one day I see how I spent my time was not in vain for someone out there.
    sorry I made a lot of typing errors and got some words wrong making a few sentences not make sense but there is no way to edit it. Hope it is still fairly understandable like I said man is probably least prone to disease when I meant most prone and some errors like that. I was typing too fast

    • ANSWER:
      No problem ! I live THAT Life- already. So I KNOW it works for Me !! :)

  12. QUESTION:
    my friend told me that her mom said she use to be diabetic and isnt anymore?
    i thought once you were diabetic that you always were.. just depends whether your type 1 or 2.. and i thought there isnt a cure.. just people with diabetes can control it..

    im type 2 but i no longer take meds. diet controlled..

    my friend said that her mom “use to be diabetic” and isnt anymore.. she wasnt talking about gestational diabetes or low blood sugar problems. so what is she talking about then?

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes never technically never goes away.
      unless its gestational, in which it can go away.
      but not even type 2 with excercise and dieting totally goes away.
      it may have become a lot better
      but it doesnt just “go away”

  13. QUESTION:
    I’ve Just been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Can it be cured/reversed?
    I am only 33 years old and have just been diagnosed with Type II (March ’10). I am SO angry! I’ve lost over 20 lbs since the diagnosis with diet and exercise and I’m know at the right weight for my height. However, I’ve stopped working out 4 weeks ago but I’ve still kept my calorie intake within 1200 to 1500. I am now having symptoms again, but I am NOT over weight! What’s going on here? I’m going to get back in the gym today, meanwhile I am SO tired and sleepy after a meal that I swear the food was drugged. I’m tired of this disease ALREADY!!! I want it cured. Have you, or anyone you know, ever had this disease so under control that it didn’t show up on a blood test anymore? If so, HOW?
    I am not on medication.

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes cant be cured or reversed but it can be well controlled. you need to review with yr Dr to see if you need drugs which i strongly think you do becoz dietary means seem to have failed. poorly controlled diabetes quickly leads to complications- a thing which you dont like at yr age. also you shld be wary of getting into negative nitrogen balance by aiming at yr weight too much forgetting to control the sugar. EXERCISE IS VERY GOOD though. So see your Dr for proper advise and care

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone read the Kevin Trudeau books on curing disease and weight loss solutions?
    He talks about eating organic foods with no preservatives and how aspartame should have never gotten approved and how a tablespoon of coconut oil at breakfast and lunch will make your pants fall down in three days (from losing weight)…then he says that DMSO (an industrial solvent is fine to apply for pain). He talks about eating organic meat for breakfast, so that sounds similar to Adkins diet? No white bread or bread with honey or sugar (Is there such a recipe?).Does anyone know what the secret herbal cure for diabetes is that he claims the FDA will not allow him to mention that the Asian Diabetic Assoc says is a cure? The books are a lot of hype with not a lot of substance in my opinion. He says lupus and MS are not so much diseases as doctors putting a name on stuff that they can’t pinpoint a cause. What do you think about his books if you have looked at them?
    I saw him advertising for “free” the 2 curing disease books for shipping costs and it was .95 apiece for shipping the two books. I am reading it piecemeal from copies at the library and I would suggest to others to do that before buying the books as I do not see any obvious “cures” in them. There is generalized nutrition advice and general advice as to several potential causes to each of several diseases.
    I saw another YA question on this with some very interesting info about how he went to jail for 2 years for using people credit card numbers to enrich himself (besides buying his products) and how he is forbidden by the FDA in a 2004 agreement from hawking ANY product in an infomercial (but he ignores that agreement apparently)…here is the question

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsSXUwP2LuA_ir.DHZ308_RIzKIX?qid=20070224120221AAMYWtI

    Thanks VnP for the input on the 2 rating of his books on Amazon. I got the impression that there is a lot of loosely organized “health tips” and “weight loss tips” (like drinking 8 glasses of water) and no real substance to the claims of “disease cures”…also thanks for the information on the “diabetic cure” and the debunking information about the companies that make it , hiding the place where they make it and making it under different names against the FDA crackdown on them….

    • ANSWER:
      I haven’t looked at his books personally,but just from watching the infomercial is immediately came off as propaganda to me.He was metioning that the cure to obesity was used by many celebrities and a “Princess”,and that you can lose a pound a day.Losing a pound a day isn’t healthy.Maybe I should read it before i judge,but it’s hard to believe.If something sounds too good to be true,it usually isn’t true.

      Here is a review from Amazon(notice the average rating is only 2 stars):

      I purchased this book from a website which sells Kevin Trudeau’s books and other propaganda. Please don’t waste your money! While the beginning of the book does provide valuable information regarding the food industry, food additives, etc there are many other books written about those same subjects which don’t have another agenda – the almighty dollar! “Fast Food Nation” for instance offers a good look at many of these same subjects without operating under the guise of providing the reader with an answer to their weight loss/gain issues. Information for the sake of informing the reader is the objective of books such as “Fast Food Nation” while this piece of trash has the objective of making someone spend their hard earned dollars to buy a book which delivers nothing but ridiculous weight loss “plans” and common sense hints.

      For instance, in Phase 1 you are advised to do such common sense things such as drink water, walk, eat breakfast, eat dinner before 6 p.m., eat salads, stay away from artificial sweetners, limit carbonated drinks, no fast food, etc. If these things I mentioned are not common sense to you then perhaps you should move out of the cave you are living in and turn on the tv, read a book or wake up the hamster which runs in the wheel in your head so the power to your brain can be turned on again. Also in Phase 1, however you are encouraged to get colonics every other day, use a colon clense product (of which he provides the websites for purchasing), take tons of natural/herbal supplements (also providing websites for purchasing), sweat 20 minutes a day in an infrared sauna, get sun (hard to do during the winter in the Northeast, I assure you), get as many massages as possible, do as many yoga sessions as possible (in addition to walking 1 hour a day, doing mini-trampoline exercising 5-10 minutes 1 or 2 times a day), listen to de-stressing cds (also available to purchase), lift weights (on top of the other activities you should do), etc. WHOA! Not only would you have to be rich (I’m sure Kevin is with sales of books, products and all the credit card scams he ran in the 90s-do a google search) but have no job or family since you won’t have time for any of those things while doing your new full-time Kevin Trudeau weight loss “job”.

      I know, personally, that weight loss and gain are a constant struggle however spending your money making some slimeball rich because he says he has the answer is not the way to do it. Speak with your doctor and he or she will be able to give you some guidelines. Then do those common sense things mentioned earlier and you’ll be on your way. However, most important is to do your best and LOVE YOURSELF as you are.

      http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Loss-Cure-They-About/dp/097878510X

      Natural “cure” for diabetes:

      http://alternativehealthsecrets.com/Diabetes.htm

      I’m pretty sure the “cure” is a fraud:

      http://chinese-school.netfirms.com/reviews/diamaxol-scam.html

  15. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me out with my Type 1 diabetes questions?
    Hi. My 13 year old brother recently found out that he has Type 1 diabetes and his life has changed a lot so far. He has to prick his finger multiple times a day, he’s waking up at 8 every morning to take insulin, he has to fit in six meals a day, and he’s been very limited in what he can eat. I know he has to count his carbs from now on and his life will never be fully back to normal, seeing as how there is no cure, but will it get easier from here? Will he ever be able to sleep in again, or gradually add a little bit more to his diet? Any information is helpful. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it will get easier.

      You are just in the beginning part. You’ve never had to count carbs so it’s tough now. But you’ll get so used to it that you’ll be able to make a quick estimate based on what you eat.

      As for his diet, the doctor wants to have him eat at certain times and give insulin at certain times to get an estimate at what to start carb ratios and basal/lantus rates (the long lasting insulin). I’m sure you don’t understand this but the doctor knows and maybe your brother knows. He will be able to sleep in again, it’s just that he needs to get everything in order.

      Getting started is tough. But given his age, he will probably have the option of the pump sometime in the future. It makes things a lot easier.

      By the way, it’s nice of you to be thinking of him. I am 17 years old and a Type 1 diabetic and it’s been nearly 4 years since I was diagnosed. It sucked at first but it pretty much became second nature and it’s a lot easier. I wake up sometimes at 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM……..whenever I want now. Things will get better, no worries.

  16. QUESTION:
    Type 2 diabetes – anyone leading what they consider a normal life?
    Here’s my tale and my life bears no relationship to the active life I used to have. I live in England uk.
    I am male, 53 yrs old and have been diagnosed as type 2 diabetic since my mid thirties.
    my height is 6ft and my weight is 20 stone.

    As a young man my mother provided an excellent balanced diet and I was extremely athletic and fit as a fiddle. At 18yrs I married, left home, stopped sport and indulged my sweet tooth – my weight ballooned from 11.5 stone to 15 stone at the age 30, eventually reaching 21stone by my mid 30s resulting in my subsequent diagnosis as diabetic. At that time my blood pressure was measured at 159/36 the GP said it was borderline and said possibly “white coat effect” might be responsible.

    I have never drank or smoked at all.

    My work has always been sedentary – desk bound or driving – I have owned and driven my taxi for the last 12 years.

    Originally I was given metformin tablets to be taken 3 times a day after each meal – my weight reduced slightly from circa 20 stone to 18 stone over the first few years during which consultations were handed over to the diabetic sister at the GP practice.

    She put me on a variety of Blood pressure drugs, saying – “prevention better than cure”- I have tried various exercise regimes including gym membership, and made efforts with my diet but only getting to 17 stone as my lowest weight, but for the majority of the time I’ve fluctuated around the 19stone mark

    My diabetic controls monitored by the practice have remained reasonable – typically blood sugars between 5 and 6.5, cholesterol at 3.2, Blood pressure circa 128/72, but since inclusion of the blood pressure control medication I have continually felt washed out – if you speak to an ME sufferer the experience seems identical.

    I left it for 2 years to see if things might improve because I still ate unsuitable foods and thought that I wasn’t giving the drugs a fair chance. If anything the lethargy, dizziness, general stupor got worse with the inevitable eating of more unsuitable foods to feel better with the usual weight increase.

    During an annual consultation I relayed my thoughts to the nurse, particularly about being unable to walk or raise my head for any length of time but because my blood test results were ok I got the impression aything else is superfluous so nothing was done. A year later I spoke with another nurse about it and she said I must make another appointment and insist upon a reduction in medication. 2 weeks later the Diabetic Nurse called me in and in between searching for her holiday tickets (honestly) she took all of 30 secs to withdraw one of the drugs and within 24 hrs the improvement was fantastic.

    I can’t remember what the drug was but this episode plus another of my tablets being replaced because of newspaper revelations about it’s side effects have left me sceptical of “by the numbers treatment” ever since.

    I’ve tentatively raised the issue with the senior doctor there, who clearly irritated, replied “well, come off the drugs – but they’re keeping you alive” and another at the practice was more direct saying “why don’t you lose some weight, then we’ll see about taking you off some of the tablets”.

    I’ve included a list of what I’m taking, it’s been pretty consistent for about 10yrs.

    During my last assesment my weight had risen to over 21stone, in my opinion I know when and why I eat sugary, fatty foods and a good part of it is dealing with the dreadful effects of these tablets – is there no other way?

    Below is a list of medication.

    on wake up:
    Lercanidipine 10mg

    after breakfast:
    atenolol 50mg
    Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
    ramopril 10mg

    After evening meal:
    Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
    aspirin 75mg
    cod liver oil capsule 550mg (not on prescription)

    Before bed:
    simvastatin 40

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer to your main question is that, yes, it is entirely possible to have Type 2 diabetes and lead a normal life. You can even lead a fantastic life. And you can be rich and famous too. Did you know that two of the most famous Type 2 diabetics in the world are Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, and the Hollywood actress Halle Berry?

      Medication is supposed to improve your life. If it doesn’t, you shouldn’t be taking it. And you shouldn’t be asking for advice on this on an anonymous forum. You should discuss this with your GP. There are many different meds out there, and each has different side effects. It is a matter of balancing the effect of the medication against the side-effect.

      It could also be the case that what you are feeling is not a side-effect of the meds, but clinical depression. Depression can make people feel awful, listless, tired etc. Again, this is something you need to discuss with your GP.

      You also need to know that your medical conditions are not necessarily weight-related. There are lots of thin, active people who have hypertension or diabetes or both. Being of normal weight did not help them prevent either condition, and losing weight isn’t going to help them. You don’t know if it will help you either. Although that doesn’t need to stop you exercising/eating healthy/losing weight for other reasons. I’m just saying that losing weight is not a panacea. I can offer my own experience in this: diagnosed with hypertension at overweight BMI, told it might possibly go away if I lost weight, gained weight to obese BMI with no change in hypertension, then lost weight to normal BMI with no change in hypertension. Basically my blood pressure stayed the same whether I was normal or obese BMI. Finally, diagnosed with diabetes at normal BMI.

      A final word to your diet. I don’t know what you have been told about a diabetic diet but in truth there is no such thing. You can eat anything you want, as long as your blood sugar remains within target afterwards. That’s a big ‘if’. There are no forbidden foods, it is all about portion control, though you might find you can only tolerate a minuscule portion, e.g. not the entire slice of cake, but two teaspoons.

      A true diabetes-friendly diet is low in carbohydrate, not just sugar. ALL carbohydrate turns to sugar in the blood. But there is no reason why you need to limit fatty foods as fat as no impact on blood sugar. The killer combination is high fat high carb (which I suspect is what you are referring to, e.g. chips, cakes, doughnuts, biscuits) which will spike your blood sugar for hours and hours. But high fat low carb (e.g. bacon, avocadoes, olives, nuts) is all perfectly fine and very healthy from a blood sugar management point of view.

  17. QUESTION:
    Have I discovered the main cause and (a) cure for cancer?
    Its very difficult to explain in short but after giving up sugar and carbs my health is unbelievable all the illnesses Ive had all my life disappeared without any drugs,including hay fever,athletes foot, regular soar throats, chest infections,flue,colds,tooth ache,headaches,boils..I believe everybody has cancer sells in there body and recently found out that a scientist discovered that they go wild for some reason and get out of con troll.well if we all have cancer cells we must all have the cure or we would all just die early of the cancer.now it seems very clear to me now that sugar is not only rotting our teeth it is rotting our immune system and probably the rest of our body one way or another.and before anybody answers that your teeth don’t heal I’m afraid they do because my teeth are now harder and stronger than they have ever been at age 45 with no visits to the dentist i have only given up sugar and carbs and eat like the Eskimos who live very happy healthy lives on mainly fat and fish.I now believe that scientist have made a big mistake by believing that fruit is good for us because many black people seem stronger and fitter naturally who have evolved on high carb and fruit diets, I now believe that they have simply become more immune to carbs on there high carb diets over thousands of years so it must be good for us but we have increasing cancer diabetes and obesity since so.consider this>> .If a person keeps lifting a heavy weight on his left arm but not his right the left arm will build a bigger stronger muscle than the right, but if he over does it and lifts to much he will tare the mussel and damage the strength and have a weaker left arm and if he continues to strain the arm will get weaker and die but if he gives up the exercise the arm heals and he can gently build the muscle again. i believe that cutting down or stopping carb and sugar allows the body to regain strength and kill the cancer like it did before the sugar destroyed there immune system along with there teeth.Oh just one more point in the late1970s Interferon was discovered interferon was the ermine system taken out of the blood of the cancer patient and grown in strength and injected back into the cancer patient and it was curing many of the cancer patents within days but is very expensive.this way you can do it for free.but i believe in some cases the cancer came back because they kept eating the sugar that killed of the immune system again. So have I discovered A cure for cancer???

    Please tell me more Where was it tried and where can i read the report ???
    Could I get some proper answers instead of negotive opinions please or at least some evidence to back up negotive opinions :o)

    • ANSWER:
      I was maried for 57 yeras when my wife died of cancer. In all that time she did not knowingly take sugar in any form, she ate lots of fresh fish, very little red meat, and was a great lover of cashew nuts.among other things.Her ordinary diet had little fat in as she kept away for my sake as i have high cholestral.BUT she still got breast cancer and died.Does that help or hinder your discovery?

  18. QUESTION:
    Could I really have Type 1 Diabetes?
    About 3 weeks ago, I went to my primary doctor because I had what I believed to be a sinus infection, my heart beat was also pretty fast, as well as my respiratory rate. When I got there, they did my vitals, and said my heart beat was 150. They checked my lungs and said I sounded a little stuffy, and that I needed to have x-rays done. Before I went downstairs, my doctor decided to take my blood sugar, which at the time, was 112 (keep in mind I was sick, which raises blood sugar levels at times.) I went downstairs, where I found that I couldn’t manage to breathe anymore. I went back up stairs, where they rushed me to the emergency room.

    By the time I got settled in and the nurses checked my blood sugar again, it was 409. At 1:30pm, I was 112, not a diabetic; at 4pm, I was 409, and a diabetic. I hadn’t eaten or drank anything between 1pm and 4pm and I had been walking from the x-ray room back to my primary’s office. I asked the nurses/doctors why that was, and they had absolutely no answer/reason for how it happened. They simply told me that I was a Type 1 Diabetic (the first time I was ever diagnosed) and left the room.

    They transported me to another hospital, where I met with an endocrinologist who believed I had diabetes for months as of then. The thing was, I had absolutely no symptoms once so ever, no extreme thirst, or constant need to go to the bathroom. I had felt fine up to that point – other than my runny nose and headache – and had no idea I was a diabetic in the least bit.

    I’m home now, and have been injecting myself with insulin ever since. So far, my blood sugars have remained in the low 80′s to the mid 60′s. I have yet to go over 300, and I have barely even touched the 200′s. They have reduced my insulin intake twice already, and have started me on vitamin D as well as Zinc, mainly because when they did blood work, it showed that my immune system was very low. Unfortunately, none of the specialists hold any hope of me ever growing out of this disease, or simply curing it. They tell me it will be a constant part of the rest of my life, and that I will have to manage it.

    Against what they have said, there has to be a way. From what I know, my case is pretty special. Most people have either had symptoms, or have the disease running in the family, neither of which I have. I am only 15 years old, I am a juvenile, and at one point I was around 15 pounds overweight. I dropped that weight conditioning for winter track, – healthy diet, rigorous exercise – over about a 2 month period. Before that day 3 weeks ago, I was healthy, happy, and enjoying life. Now, I can hardly stand behind the three of those things. Against what many people say, diabetes does shape your life, even if you don’t let it. You are forced to stick to a strict regimen, count your food constantly, prick your fingers without mercy, and inject yourself. This is not the life I want to live, in fact, no diabetic wants to live this way.

    So, now that you have a summary of my situation, is there the possibility that I don’t have diabetes Type 1? Could it be something else? If so, what? Are there any known remedies that can jumpstart the pancreas or maybe help it along? (I am currently in the honeymoon phase.) Also, can your pituitary gland have anything to do with shutting your pancreas down, or perhaps restricting its growth compared to the rest of your body? What about hormones in general?

    Thank you so much for reading my question! =)
    And for you other diabetics, don’t give up hope!
    Also, my period has been out of whack as well. First, it started coming late, then it came whenever it pleased, now I haven’t gotten it at all. This has to be hormones right?

    When I first got it 3 years back, it came on a regular schedule (like the 5th of every month.) That lasted up until about 4 months ago. Could this have anything to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      A reading of 400 is definitely diabetic. The onset combined with your age distinctly point to type 1 diabetes. The reason why you might need less insulin now that you’re stabilized is that you’re still honeymooning- which means your body is still producing a tiny amount of insulin. That production will die off however within a few weeks to a few months.

      You can ask your endocrinologist if you qualify to join the studies of investigational drugs trying to extend the honeymooning period in t1s. However, those will only extend the amount of time you produce SOME insulin- not forever, and they wont ever make you produce enough insulin to not need injections, merely lengthen the amount of time your remaining beta cells take to die.

      There’s nothing else you can do but face the fact that you are a t1 diabetic and that you are going to live with this forever. You don’t need to follow a restricted diet, but you do need to count carbs, inject, and test.

      Eventually, this is going to become a part of your life and you wont use such overly dramatic words like ‘mercilessly’ having to test your bg. What would be merciless is if you were diagnosed before bg meters and insulins existed: you’d have weeks or months to live and then you’d die. Good thing we have those merciless treatments, eh?

      Talk to your endo about seeing a CDE to learn more about your diabetes, as well as options that can make living with diabetes easier, like using an injection port or an insulin pump, and a CGMS.

      This is your reality now. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. You are not a ‘special’ case, you are not the exception. Coming to terms with that and learning how to take care of yourself is the part that matters. Grasping at straws will get you nowhere.

  19. QUESTION:
    Anyone with firsthand experience with Islet transplantation?
    I’ve read alot, and heard alot about the islet transplant program, and the Edmonton protocol, but would like to hear the experiences of those who have actually undergone the procedure. How long ago did you get trasnplanted? How many infusions/parcreata were used? How long were/have you been insulin independent? Where did you have it done? Only want to hear folks who have undergone this, NOT PROFESSED “CURES” FOR DIABETES (i.e. pancreashealer, noni juice, herbs and supplements, vegan diets, cow’s milk causing diabetes, etc.). If you haven’t undergone this, and can’t contribute constructively, please do us both a favor and don’t answer. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m right there with you buddy, we need a viable cure, no witch doctor stuff, but it does seem nobody has had it done that comes here. I have doen some reading on it as well and the risk is this, if you are controling it with medication you probably better off continuing to do so. After having the surgery the amount of medications that you must continue to take to combat rejection are quite alarming and will last forever, and if it doesn’t work you could actually die. When I first heard of it I got so excited, but after reading much it cooled my enthusiasm. “Keep healthy, make sure that if they find a cure, you are in good enough shape to get in the fix my diabetes line”, is what my late father used to tell me.

  20. QUESTION:
    question for diabetics?
    Have you tried a low carb, high fat diet?
    I read this article and it seemed interesting:

    http://www.menshealth.com/men/health/other-diseases-ailments/the-cure-for-diabetes/article/4a935e4e40fae010vgnvcm20000012281eac

    I ask this because my girlfriend has type 1 diabetes and she’s been in the hospital for 2 months in terrible pain, due to kidney damage. The doctors say she’s expected to live till the age of 20 and she just turned 17:’( i love her to death and i really dont want to lose her and im desperate to find or do something to help her live longer or at least get her out of the hospital:(
    If anyone has had any success with this way of eating, pleaseeeee answer?:(
    If someone wants to try this, can you please email me your results through yahoo answers?:( (i think it takes 4 months to start working, or 4 months to see significant results or something like that)
    thank you everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      I care for my father who has diabetes. He was diagnosed with kidney disease a year ago and it’s pretty bad. The diabetes has also affected his pancreas. He follows a low carb, low fat, high protein diet and it has seemed to help some. Since I’ve had him on the diet and watching what he eats, he has not gotten any worse. I can’t say for sure if it’s the diet or not. Diabetes is such a nasty disease, especially once it starts attacking the organs.

      Good luck to you and your girlfriend darlin.

  21. QUESTION:
    Would you drink this?
    If you had, lets say, type 2 diabetes, would you drink a:

    1. Bitter melon coffee?
    ( you can’t even taste the bitter melon because of the coffee.)

    2. What if the herbs were floating?
    (Dont worry, they actually look like gourmet.)

    3. What if it would really cure you in 3 months?! (with proper diet)

    4. What about if it would take 12 months?

    5. It costs per pack (40 glassess)

    6. But you cant drink it with sugar or cream…. :P (but if you have a)

    7. What about if I add coco/ natural sugar?

    8. Any more suggestions?
    Sorry for the typos. :P

    • ANSWER:
      I prefer drinking lake water rather than paying 1$ for such non sense

  22. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is my doctor trying to kill me?
    I have excessive thirst to the point that if I do not drink something my tremors come back it is a long story but I would basically abuse my body by not eating breakfast or lunch and was also at the time (2-3 years) on a vegan diet.

    At the same time throughout my life I believe I have had untreated diabetes (be it 1 or 2 I know I have one). As I read I have most of the symptoms if not more. I read across a new discovery that made my stomache clench even worse -

    “# Fasting blood glucose is 126 mg/dL or higher
    # Random (nonfasting) blood glucose exceeds 200 mg/dL (this must be confirmed with a fasting test)”

    these are two methods used to diagnose diabetes – but the way my doctor was talking to me was as if fasting is the ONLY way to detect it. She comes off as kind of cold and abrasive towards me and very demeaning. She put me in tears – but I am afraid most if not all doctors would treat me the same way; thus I go through the long and arduous process.

    Blurred vision is one – but also is losing your organs (that be it your eye(s) [site]) – to diabetes. Your skin being your largest one which I have always had problems with not just the dryness.

    I was told to fast for 14 hours (no eating or drinking) but I can feel pain in my throat as if my thyroid is screaming for food and something to drink. And my abdomen lower right side near my hip (internally) started to ache.

    I’ve had heart palpitations and other various problems. As a child I would vomit quite a bit but as I’ve grown I think my body has gotten sick of doing it; which doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve outgrown diabetes – though would be nice to cure I know how aggressive it is.

    I don’t want to go into a long rant so I will try to shorten this as much as possible if any more details are needed I’ll add them.

    Thanks for any insight you may have.
    I would have more intense signs when I didn’t eat right – tremors were worse, I feel sort of lightheaded not to the point where I’m blacking out but feel like it.

    like right now when I have to fast – I can feel it’s affects. (thanks so much doctor! NOT)
    To the one who said I am reading about it – yes I am but only to confer what I already know.

    I know more than some doctors – either that or they are lieing.

    Things that have been printed in most diabetic catalogs/books I have already known for years since I was 8 or 9 or younger.

    • ANSWER:
      THAT’S CRAZY!! I would get something to the hospital and get another doctors opinion! If that doc tells you the same thing let him/her know you wish to be monitored for the 14 hrs you need to fast ! Normally a doctor will have you fast if you are going in to surgery or if they need to see how you body reacts to it. but i would deff go and get another doctors opinion.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I keep from gaining too much weight during my pregnancy?
    there was a question posted a few years ago with this same question. I have a thyroid problem and let me tell you when i go t pregnant in 1999 I was only 155 pounds because of Extreme dieting. When you have a low active thyroid it is nearly impossible to lose weight. you keep gaining and gaining in most cases and much of it is unexplained. you feel tired sometimes hungry many times not you want to sleep you feel never quite organized. you get headaches, feel angry and depressed because maybe you chose to have a unhealthy snack that you would not otherwise allow yourself such as a candy bar just to notice you want another one and your weight can go up as much as 5-7 pounds in week. you feel happy when you lose the weight thinking oh yes my dieting is paying off then you step on the scale two days later to realize you gained that weight back plus a pound or two more. and this you are not even pregnant. When I got pregnant the first time in 1996 I gained 60 pounds in one month. I knew something was wrong.. Evidently I also lost my baby in the first month of gestation. the pregnancy in 1999 I had no idea I was pregnant. At three months I was riding my bike for ten Miles but notice I was gaining Alto of weight. three months prior to that fI was 155 pounds. Three months being pregnant yet not having any knowledge but riding my bike, I went up to 171 pounds. Aft her that, when the doctor told me I also had gestational diabetes, I tried to watch what I ate, but I kept gaining at alarming rate. At the end of my pregnancy I weighed in at 297 pounds however, I had a healthy baby girl. two weeks after that pregnancy I immediately lost 75 pounds of weight much of it was water retention. So now let me tell what I did do wrong during my pr ego state— I I ate rice my boyfriend was from southern india and they ate rice morning lunch and dinner so I ate I also ate bean and cheese burritos they were my favorite and I drank diet coke and ate hot cheetos. all wrong for my thyroid and diabetes. rice and beans can pack on the weight but I should not gained 145 pounds in this short period alot of it is thyroid and diabetes. my kidneys were not working and I had 3 liters of water when my water broke. I think its wrong when people assume we eat alot when we are fat. Its not true. I am 40 now and I decided to eat an ice cream cone the other day but I dread the five pounds I will gain from it. all I can say is dont eat too much rice watch the beans some veggies like potatoes, broccoli, cabbage, chemicals such as bleach it makes the thyroid sluggish and you will feel it and feel angry have a headache. etc. Honestly, I wish they had a cure for an under active thyroid besides the pill. My pill never worked after my pregnancy and after my son I stayed at 264 pounds before having gastric by pass surgery to lose the weight. now at 40 seven years after gastric bypass I started gaining weight again. Any suggestions? I have done everything. I eat healthy. I dont eat rice I dont eat beans I eat fresh veggies, I walk the dog, I stay actice, I get enough protein, I try to stay away from to many carbs I eat mnay oranges and green apples my favorite I eat fresh salsa with little salt however, I gained 35 pounds back I would love to lose it again.

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    What is the problem with healthcare?
    For the longest time in my life no one cared, Obama is a socialist, but besides the fact, seriously what is the problem, to see if there is one I will list the top 10 causes of death by the CDC and see if medical treatment is necessary. In all cases of Emergency by law the Hospitals MUST take you, even they take illegal immigrants. No one gets denied to the ER, so any ways here are the top 10 killers in America according to the CDC.

    URL- http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/FASTATS/lcod.htm

    * Heart disease: 631,636
    * Cancer: 559,888
    * Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 137,119
    * Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,583
    * Accidents (unintentional injuries): 121,599
    * Diabetes: 72,449
    * Alzheimer’s disease: 72,432
    * Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,326
    * Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,344
    * Septicemia: 34,234

    1. Heart Disease – is my favorite since the causes are related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress. You don’t need health care to treat your self unless you need a prescription to exercise.

    2. Cancer has a problem since that is a vague term, what kind of cancer, really if it’s anything related to smoking, being over weight, are caused by the individual. The other problem is modern medicine today doesn’t even have a true cure. Does it really matter how many times you want to go through Chemotherapy till you die? You got leukemia which is cancer of the blood, That’s the only one I can picture needing to go to the hospital for, considering you need to get your blood checked, unfortunately that group is such a minority in the big spectrum of cancer it’s not an issue. Not to mention cancer it’s self can be spotted by annual check ups, a doctor visit doesn’t cost much, you’re acting like you are going through an MRI per visit.

    3. Stroke – is the same concept as a heart attack, just a stroke is the lack of blood flow to the brain. So the same concept of proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management occurs. No need for a doctor.

    4. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease – 80% of it is caused by smoking or second hand smoke. Someone tell me if you need health insurance to prevent stupidity. The cure is oxygen replacement and to stop smoking. Please tell me how expensive that is. What happens is if you can’t use your lungs efficiently you become dependent on using an oxygen tank. I can’t think of how expensive it truly must be to refill an oxygen tank. Man this is hilarious on how “Expensive it is”

    5. Accidents – Do you really need health insurance for this?

    6. Diabetes – again is vague, there are 3 types of diabetes, Type 1 will always be insulin dependent, type 2 is insulin dependent due to having a poor diet and ruining their blood sugar by bad choices, and type 3 is caused when a female is pregnant, which more so goes away. Type 2 Diabetics is the biggest in this catagory, again why am I repeating myself, it’s the individuals fault, except for type 1, since type 1 are genetically that way. Type 2 isn’t genetic, Type 1 can see a doctor for free for all I care it’s such a small number compared to the type 2. Type 2 is done by poor choices of diet and lack of exercise. I repeat myself alot.

    7. Alzheimer’s disease – There is no cure, what good is it if you have health insurance any ways? So you can be pumped full of drugs and be slowly dying in a painless way. There is no cure like cancer, no true cure. There are little treatments that still don’t change the out come. It doesn’t matter regardless.

    8. Influenza and Pneumonia – If you read up on this, it suggests to get vaccinated for this. Again with the prevention factor individuals won’t consider. The main treatment for influenza is to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid exertion. Fever and aches are sometimes treated with acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen).
    Does that even sound expensive to drink fluids and rest then swallow an over the counter drug like aspirin?

    9. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis – Finally one that really requires hospital treatment, this is the failure of the kidney, of course you need a hospital for this. This one will hurt if you don’t have health insurance, I can finally agree that the individual uninsured here is screwed.

    10. Septicemia (also septicæmia [sep⋅ti⋅cæ⋅mi⋅a][3], or erroneously Septasemia and Septisema) is a related but deprecated (formerly sanctioned medical) term referring to the presence of pathogenic organisms in the blood-stream, leading to sepsis.[4] The term has not been sharply defined. It has been inconsistently used in the past by medical professionals, for example as a synonym of bacteremia. In the lame terms, due to unsanitary conditions or place of alot of bacteria can this be consumed. The therapy of sepsis rests on antibiotics, surgical drainage of infected fluid collections, fluid replacement and appropriate support for organ dysfunction. Anti
    Uninsured doctor visits cost on average.

    Family practice: to 5
    Specialist: 5 to 5

    Antibiotics cost on average to 125 dollars a week.
    Wow alot of my information got sliced off.
    Chester why do you need health insurance for preventive care when it suggests you eat right, exercise, and manage your stress? How the hell do you not comprehend that, does a doctor need to write you a prescription to run 2 miles?
    PARKERD: What kind of person sits there dying of things they lacked to manage. You realize the top 10 killers of America are manageable, You’re taking away the individual responsibility of people and assuming it’s not their fault. We can be a fascist country and mandate everyone eats a certain way, exercises a certain way, but then it would conflict with our freedom. People are freely choosing to kill them selves with the poor choices they make. It’s not lack of insurance, it’s lack of self respect.
    eelfins: I am advocating for prevention because the causes of these diseases could be prevented, cancer has many preventions, most people that have cancer don’t get it randomly like they’re struck by lightning. So why do you need to treat someone with health insurance like the number 1 killer, which can be prevented by proper nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Is Yahoo Answers holding an idiot marathon? You don’t need hospital treatment for illnesses that can be prevented. Same reason why I don’t need someone to tell me to cross the street, when I can prevent getting hit by looking both ways.

    Cross the road to enlightenment please, you’re blaming lack of insurance on the individuals lack of prevention. If these illnesses where caused by random lucky I’d say otherwise.
    YA! the anti-conservative site: Can I rip your pants off and shove your genitalia in my face, since you’re the one decent enough to make a standard statement. Of course Medicare and Mediciaid ruined the private sector of health care. You can’t have the government give free health care options and expect a private insurance company to compete fairly. It forms a monopoly and drives away the private competition since the government can’t lose since it has unlimited funds with taxpayers, only way the government can lose is if it goes bankrupt. Oh wait we are 11 trillion dollars in debt. I hope to god someone wakes up and stops advocating for more liabilities for this nation.
    Alan S: those 45,000 people that die yearly and don’t have health insurance you so claim. How do you know their cause of death is directly related to cause of death. How do you know what they died from? If someone gets hit by a car and dies and doesn’t have health insurance they would be a part of your statistic. But really it wouldn’t be relevant. I would need to know the causes of death. I listed the top 10 causes of death in America by the federal site. If you notice most of them can be prevented if people took care of them self. Maybe I’ll rip my ears off and attach them to your skull so hopefully you can hear what I am saying. I am disgusted by how you allow people to be uneducated and voluntarily kill them self and advocate for health care being cheaper. Why not advocate people to make healthier life style choices. Make them a non-heart attack statistic, what good is health care when you make poor choices and die from a heart attack. Preventative measures are the top priority.

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is that alot of people either do not pay, or are on government sponsored medicare or Medicaid. This has led to a loss in ability for hospitals to pay for better staff, better equipment, top rated doctors. Many hospitals are going bankrupt due to high numbers of illegals, and low reimbursement for Medicaid or Medicare.

  26. QUESTION:
    What could be the cause of leukopenia and long-term illness?
    About 2 and a half years ago I started to have headaches and overwhelming tiredness.
    I was sent for an MRI and everything appeared normal.

    A couple of months later I started to suffer from recurrent infections and illnesses.

    In the last 2 years I have had many infections including:
    Recurrent UTI’s, kidney infection, recurrent uvulitis, ear infections, recurrent thrush, lymphadenitis and cellulitis (the last 2 requiring hospitalisation).

    I have also had lots of viruses, colds and flu symptoms.

    On a regular basis I suffer from migraines/headaches, aching limbs, neck, shoulders and backache, numbness in arms and hands, with loss of dexterity in the fingers, fatigue, skipped heart-beats and chest pain, ‘brain fog’ and occasional blurred vision, occasional low grade fever, and more recently muscle twitching, spasms and cramps.

    I eat a healthy diet although I am unable to exercise due to chronic pain. I have put on 2 stone in 2 years but this may be due to lack of exercise and my age – 40 years. I have also had bouts of depression, usually as a result of being so fed up of it all.

    I was referred to an Infectious Diseases Specialist about 18 months ago, and initially it was suggested possible CFS. She has run many blood tests to rule out things like thyroid, diabetes and HIV, and I have also had an ECG and cardiac scan.

    Although my blood tests are usually relatively normal (apart from when I am really ill), the one thing that does crop up almost every time is a low white blood cell count. Neutropenia and leukopenia have been noted on several occasions.
    I recently had another test and all was normal apart from a low absolute leukocyte count (normal range 1.5 – 4…….mine was 1.1).
    As yet I still don’t have a diagnosis and I am really wanting some answers so that I can begin treatment or a cure.
    I am fed up of having so many illnesses and infections and feeling so damn ill all the time, and having no idea of the prognosis.

    Am I right in assuming that the reason I am always getting ill is because of the leukopenia? Or is the leukopenia a result of always being ill?

    Does anyone have any ideas of what could be the cause?
    Or any suggestions of a diagnosis?
    Or can you suggest or recommend any more tests?

    I would be very grateful for any assistance, thanks.
    I also suffer from a lot of sores, on my mouth and in my nose, and get lots of mouth ulcers.

    • ANSWER:
      I would have to guess low thyroid and weak adrenals, low vitamin d, and iodine deficiency.
      These things can affect you in the ways you have described, and in many other ways.
      If your body temperature is lower than normal, that may point to the thyroid.

      A note on test results: It important to know “where” in the test reference range your results were.
      This is extremely important with thyroid test results. TSH should be rather low and FREE T3 and FREE T4 should be high in range with the Free t4 being less than the Free t3.

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned/

      In case you are not in the USA:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/uk-thyroid-news/

      http://tpa-uk.org.uk/

      I hope this helps.

  27. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me?
    Lately I have been having a few health problems and I am not sure if they are related or not? To start I am a 18 year old male, who exercises regularly, eats normally (not watching my diet but not eating to the point where its unhealthy). This first problem was that I was having this problem where when I urinated right after I felt the need to urinate again. It drove me to the point where I seen a doctor. He checked for diabetes, prostate malformations, STI’s, and UTI’s. All came back negative and he told me it was in my head. It sort of went away after a month or so. But a problem that could be related to this is sometimes I have this weird tightened feeling in my right lower side.It doesn’t hurt it just feels tight sometimes.

    Another still occurring problem is I have sometimes been having pain in my neck and shoulder. The shoulder I can related to my working out. I have give up bench as it caused the most pain but it is still residing a little. The pain in my neck is not always occurring and it is stiff or aching not sharp pain. It is around the area where you would take your pulse. I also have a sore throat in the area around my tonsils every now and then (Like every couple days or so).

    What is causing this? How can I cure it? What should I do?

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Why do a majority of Americans still have unhealthy diets?
    Apparently, we haven’t learned anything. Constant ads for new fast food combos that are always getting bigger. Dessert “pizzas” topped with crushed oreo cookies. School lunch programs that consider peanut butter cookies as protein. Every time I go in to have a routine physical exam, who do you suppose makes up most of the lobby patrons? Either old people (who never bothered to maintain their health), or fat people with diabetes and who knows what other health complications. I’m 40 years old. I have 9% body fat, an eight pack, work out every day, and can cycle a 5 minute mile without breaking a sweat. Why? Because when I’m 80, I want to be able to do the same thing. People always tell me “oh…you’re lucky. It’s your genes.” Bullshit. It’s cause I take care of myself and don’t sit on my fat lazy ass eating chips and soda and then reach for whatever quick-cure pharmaceutical I’ve been brainwashed into believing makes all my health problems go away.

    Sorry if I offended any fat lazy people here, or people who think it’s OK to feed their kids sugar and salt and grease (and wonder why we see sharp rises of ADHD and other problems). It’s just that you know insurance premiums aren’t gonna drop anytime soon, until we start wisening up. Can someone tell me why we haven’t?

    • ANSWER:
      Good lord, where to even begin?

      1. Lack of education. How much time and effort do our educational institutions spend to teach people how to eat right? Do they really talk about the effects nutrition has on the body? The most advice I ever received in school about the matter was the vague “don’t pig out on junk food…all the time.” Most people these days get their information on this topic from the television and you know exactly what kind of food they advertise on TV. People also lack the initiative to do any of their own damn research because they are lazy, which brings me to point #2.

      2. Lack of discipline. An overweight person wakes up one day and decides that they are too overweight. They make a plan to lose all the excess fat but as soon as they hit a particularly strong craving, there they go again. After a single slip-up they revert back to their old ways. Repeat the scenario several times and they develop the mentality that they have no power over their cravings whatsoever. As if their hand has a mind of its own when it picks up the box of Oreos from the grocery isle. It applies to exercise too. They’ll try too hard the first time, feel too tired, and give up. Americans have no discipline when it comes to maintaining their health.

      3. The financial factor. It’s so much more profitable for processed foods companies to keep Americans hooked on junk food. It’s cheap and can be mass produced. They’ve got the advertising techniques for embellishing that garbage DOWN. It’s probably not as easy to make fruits and vegetables seem as appetizing. Coming off the American diet takes some conditioning, which takes some discipline, which was already covered in point #2. It’s also cheaper to a degree to buy bad food. You pay little and get a massive portion. Well, you get what you pay for.

      4. No motivation to exercise. We can drive everywhere. The only encouragement comes from silly ads in the mass media and, to a degree, the government. If it’s not lack of motivation, it’s lack of time. Anyway, excuses will abound. I know some people that don’t exercise because they think people in the gym will make fun of them for being too fat.

      5. Junk food is addictive. There’s research that strongly supports that hypothesis. Breaking addictive habits requires discipline…and if something is addictive, cheap, readily available, and if the information to discourage its use is not well-proliferated, it will most likely be widely used. That’s just economics. Also, Americans are pleasure junkies. Who doesn’t like pleasure? Especially cheap pleasure?

      That’s just some things I could think of off the top of my head. The problem permeates much deeper, I’m sure, but I’m still learning of its history. It’s gotta be the society, therefore, it has to go down all the way to our values. Hope this was at least interesting to read.

  29. QUESTION:
    Has any one tried METFORMIN and experienced weight loss?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    -I have lost 40 pounds on it. But before you run to your doctor for it, understand that I follow a rather strict diet 1000-1200 calories a day, limit sweets, and exercise daily (yoga, weight training and interval cardio training)

    I- have lost 30lbs in 2 months using Metformin and the Insulin Resistance diet. I think the diet change is what did it more than the Metformin, honestly. Check out the book about the insulin resistance diet.

    I- HAVE PCOS AND I AM TAKING MWTFORMIN 2000 MG I LOST 12 POUNDS THE FIRST MONTH, THE SIDE EFFECTS LEFT ME IN THE BATH ROOM ALOT SO I GUESS THATS HOW I LOST THE WEIGHT

    - I also have pcos and take metformin. i know that metformin can cause stomach problems and alcohol can make it worse. I did lose about 55 lbs the first 6 months of being on it. drink lots of water and watch your sugar intake because metformin does effect your insulin levels. you are not going to lose weight just by taking metformin but it does help with moderate diet and excercise.

    - I started metformin in July with a starting dosage of 1000mg working up finally to 2500mg for PCOS. In that amount of time I’ve lost 34 pounds, and also have become pregnant (which was my goal).

    - I’ve lost 11 pounds in 10 weeks. The diarrea (sorry sp) only lasted one or two times,

    - I lost about 30 pounds……..w/out even changing anything in my diet………actually i started eating more and horribly so after i lost the 30 i gained back some

    - I lost 40 pounds the first year I was on it, but I think that happened for a few different reasons.

    - My doc switched me from avandia to metformin and I lost 30 lbs without trying.

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I loose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      this is a question for your Endocrinologist – I really don’t feel qualified to answer this question.

  30. QUESTION:
    can you help my with this?
    1. If two opposing traits are present the one not expressed is called the _____ trait.
    A. Dominant
    B. Recessive

    2. _____ occurs in prokaryotes such as bacteria and blue-green algae; where a single cell splits into two daughter cells.
    A. Binary fission
    B. Budding
    C. Fragmentation
    D. Parthenogenesis
    E. Regeneration

    3. Prokaryote cells have no _____.
    A. Plasma membranes
    B. Nucleic acid
    C. Cytoplasm
    D. Nucleus

    4. ______ is the separation of an organism into parts, with each part growing into a new individual.
    A. Binary fission
    B. Budding
    C. Fragmentation
    D. Parthenogenesis
    E. Regeneration

    5. Diseases that might be treated by transplanting cells generated from human embryonic stem cells include Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, traumatic spinal cord injury, Purkinje cell degeneration, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, heart disease, and vision and hearing loss.
    A. True
    B. False

    6. Phenylketonouria (PKU) without proper diet causes ______.
    A. Joint problems
    B. Hypertension
    C. Clogged arteris
    D. Mental retardation

    7. If meiosis did not occur each child would have twice the number of chromosomes of his mother and father
    A. True
    B. False

    8. When stored energy is released or given-off during a chemical reaction, the reaction is classified as an _____.
    A. Endothermic chemical reaction
    B. Exothermic chemical reaction

    9. Carrier testing can be used to help couples learn if they carry a certain genetic disease and may pass it on to their children.
    A. True
    B. False

    10. Chlorophyll pigments are contained in sacks called _____.
    A. Thylakoids
    B. Stromas
    C. Stomatas
    D. Guard cells

    11. Scientists hope to make major genetic gains in the cures and prevention of _____ in the course of the next 5 to 7 years.
    A. Diabetes
    B. Heart disease
    C. Alzheimer’s disease
    D. Cancer
    E. All of the above
    F. None of the above
    G. A, B, and C only
    H. B and C only

    12. The meter is used as the base unit for _____ in SI.
    A. Volume
    B. Temperature
    C. Length
    D. Time
    E. Mass

    13. Which of the following is not an example of a carbohydrate?
    A. Cellulose
    B. Glycogen
    C. Lipid
    D. Glucose

    • ANSWER:
      B
      A
      D
      C
      A
      D
      A
      B
      A
      A
      E
      C
      C

  31. QUESTION:
    Metroformin and weight loss with PCOS?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I looose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Since PCOS is an insulin based syndrome and Metformin is used to regulate insulin it should in fact help you to lose weight. Insulin controls almost all functions in the body in some way, shape or form. If you are gaining weight from the PCOS, which will happen even if you exercise be sure to watch what you are eating. Low carb, low glycemic index foods are the best. Stay as far away from simple sugars i.e. sweets, candies, certain fruits and veggies. These cause a fast rise in blood sugar and make your PCOS symptoms worse in the long run. Everyone is different but the metformin should give you good results. Just watch your diet and continue to exercise. With PCOS it has to be a lifestyle change…not just a diet. Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Metroformin and weight loss with PCOS please help?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I looose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      If this was quick, I’d hate to read your long questions. Here is my quick answer:

      It’s not surprising at all that physicians recommend either drugs or even surgical interventions for many problems. They are trained in through educational institutions that derive most of their money through industry grants. Even the most prestigious universities are heavily dependent on industry money. However, every drug that is prescribed has toxic side effects. No two people have exactly the same reaction. You may be a person who does not tolerate this drug. If less than 2% of a population has strong negative reaction, the FDA doesn’t necessarily block the drug’s use. In fact the drug manufacturer may not have detected these side effects until after the drug trials, when the drug is being sold in large scale quantities.

      The thing you must remember is that there is very little training given to professionals that relate to the cause of disease. Our medical establishment is superb at providing care that relieves symptoms, but they are clueless about cause. Most disease in Western countries relate to a diet that is too rich in calories, animal proteins, and cholesterol. These excesses result in heart disease, stroke, osteoporsis, and yes, diabetes.

      The healthiest diet around reduces the risks of these diseases. It is a whole plant based diet. For more information read: T. Colin Campbell, John McDougall, Neal Barnard, and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.

      After you’ve been on a healthy diet for 6 months, I suggest you read Joel Fuhrman “Fasting and Eating for Health.” I lost my food cravings and lost 100 pounds by eating right and going on two medically supervised water fasts.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is a Vegan Diet good for diabetes?
    I have recently heard that a vegan diet would cure diabetes. Is there any evidence of this that can be found/ What percent of vegans are diabetic? I appreciate any input on this subject from those of you with information. Have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous LORD’s DAY!
    Thank you,
    Eds, A Simple Christian

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    Matador,
    Thanks. I will explore these sites and get back to you later this evening.
    Matador,
    This site will absolutely assist in the healing and proper care of type 2 diabetes. It is possible to completly alleviate the sugar and eventual digression of other internal organs from the second site that you listed. Pass this information on to other Type 2 Diabetics EVERYONE! Even though I am a Type 1 Diabetic, I want to Thank You for this information young man!
    Eds
    Sorayabi,
    Thank you for the information. Part of this I have already found and had. I am very careful about my carb intake as well as my diet. I have a major milk allergy since birth and must be cautious about it’s contents being in my foods also. I appreciate your assistance.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is very good for a diabetic but you do have to be careful of carbs on the vegan diet.