Best Natural Cures For Diabetes

Bitter Melon, also known as Karela or karvellak. It is botanically known as Momordica Charantia. Karela is an ayurvedic herb that helps regulate blood sugar levels and keeps body functions operating generally. It possesses a compound Gurmarin, a polypeptide measured to be comparable to bovine insulin that has been shown in investigational studies to attain a positive sugar adaptable effect by hold back the neural response to sweet taste stimulus. Karela's or karvellaks principle ingredient are lectins, charantin and momordicine. The fruits have long been used in India as a traditional medication for diabetes mellitus or sugar related cases. Lectins from the bitter gourd or karela have shown important antilipolytic and lipogenic behavior.
The fruits and leaves of karela contain two alkaloids, one of them being the most famous momordicine. The plant of karela has been reported to hold a glucoside, a saponin-like compound, a resin with an repulsive taste, an aromaticor good smelling volatile oil (VO) and a mucilage. The seed encloses an alkaloid that has a melting point of 236 degrees and an anthelmintic standard in the germ; they also hold urease. The fruits, leaves and extracts of Momordica charantia or karela have pharmacological actions and therapeutic uses. It is useful as an emetic, purgative, in bilious affections, blazing or burning palms and soles, as an anthelmentic, in hemorrhoids, leprosy or skin related diseases, jaundice, as a vermifuge, astringent in hemorrhoids, as a stomachic, anti-spasmodic herb, anti-oxytocic, hypoglycemic, antipyretic, mild hypotensive in nature.
Clinical Studies p-Insulin was tested in a controlled clinical trial. In juvenile diabetics, the climax hypoglycemic effect was noticed after 1 to 8 hours; in patients with adulthood onset diabetes, utmost fall in blood sugar level was noted after twelve hours. Karela or karvellak or Bitter Melon has also been accounted to show hypo-cholesteroemic activity.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about a natural diabetes "cure"...?
    mentioned by Kevin Trudeau in his updated edition of his "Natural Cures" book. He references an interview with a Dr. Yung Su Kim and a "combination of herbs researched at the University of Calgary, called by the Asian Diabetic Association" the final cure for diabetes.

    I've googled this as best I could but come up with a variety of different things. Has anyone found this product or even used it that can tell me more?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    • ANSWER:
      Global trotter is half right. Allow me to amplify on his/her answer.
      Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is not curable but it is REVERSIBLE.
      The first step, if you are overweight, is weight loss. This in itself may be enough to reverse your BG numbers.
      Tofu and other soy products are harmful and should be avoided; the only safe soy is that which has been FERMENTED: tempeh, miso and natto.
      Quality protein is necessary for good health. Fish is terrific but high in mercury; choose small fish, low on the food chain, like sardines and herring, or choose a quality fish oil like Garden of Life or Carlson's. Go for organic meats and poultry if at all possible (you may be able to find an affordable local source) since commercial meats are pumped full of undesirable hormones and antibiotics.
      Choose veggies that are not starchy and not calorie-dense. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, spinach, chard, mushrooms - you get the idea. Stay away from potatoes, yams, etc.
      Avoid grains, yes, even whole grains. No refined flours, white rice, pasta. I've found oatmeal (5-minute, not instant) to be the only grain that does not spike my blood glucose. No sweeteners, or course. In fact, it should be obvious that sugar in any form is off the menu if you are serious about reversing DMT2. The only non-calorie sweetener that is perfectly safe is stevia.

      Whole eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Include healthy fats as well to help you feel full: butter, lard, raw cream, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil. Avoid Omega-6 fats like margarine and vegetable oils; not only are they GMO, they upset our Omega-3 vs. Omega-6 balance that is instrumental in heart disease.

      Global trotter is right about exercise too. A half-hour of walking a day would be ideal, but any activity is helpful, even 10-minute bursts of this and that. The more activity, the faster those numbers come down.

      There are a whole series of supplements and herbs that are supposed to help lower BG or improve insulin receptivity. I've tried them all - cinnamon, bitter melon, GTF chromium, ALA, Gymnema Sylvestre etc. - none of them helped me at all. Diet and exercise are what's working for me. Good luck and stay focused!

  2. QUESTION:
    How to cure diabetes in a young mother?
    A young mother of 24 yrs is having diabetes and she has to take insulin daily. What is the best ayurvedic, dietary or natural remedy for her? As she has to care for her baby all through the day, she is unable to do any exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes canNOT be cured. it can only be CONTROLLED.

      Since she is taking insulin, we are not clear if she is a Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetic. Treatment will be based on what type of diabetic she is.

      Type 1 Diabetes is characterized by a complete failure of the pancreas. This most often happens in children uner the age of 18, but it is not uncommon for young adults as old as 30 to get it. Type 2 Diabetes can also turn into Type1, after many years of poor treatment.

      Type 2 Diabetes is caused by being overweight. This is most common in adults over 40, but with society's ways of eating wrong foods and failing to get exercise, Type 2 Diabetes is now showing up in children as young as 9 years old!

      And Type 2 Diabetes is VERY common if the mother had Gestational Diabetes while pregnant. In fact, a woman who has Gestational Diabetes is more than twice as likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

      There is only ONE treatment for Type 1 Diabetes -- insulin shots. Since the body produces NO insulin, the shots are necessary, or she will die. The ONLY alternative is a risky, painful, and expensive pancreas transplant.

      Type 2 diabetes can often be controlled through diet and exercise.

      The Type 2 Diabetes MUST COMPLETELY ELIMINATE sugar from their diet. They can have NO sugar. That means no colas, sports drinks, energy drinks, canned fruit juices, candies, cakes, ice cream, pudding, doughnuts, cookies -- ANYTHING with sugar MUST be ELIMINATED from the diet.

      The patient MUST reduce the amounts of starches they eat. Eat fewer breads, crackers, pastas, rice, corn, and potatoes. It really help to get a Diabetic Cookbook, and learn what foods are starchy and what food are healthy.

      And the patient MUST get more exercise. "She has to care for her baby" is just an excuse. if she does not get more exercise she is going to be hospitalized, limtied to a wheelchair or nursing home, or die -- any of the three will leave her baby with NO care, and dying will leave the baby without a mother.

      You could do her a great service by getting off the internet and volunteering to take care of the baby while she exercises!

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR DIABETES. IF she can develop the self-discipline to change her eating habits and lifestyle, then the diabetes can be CONTROLLED, and she will live as long and as happy as a healthy perseon.

      But for the rest of her life, the diabetes will still be inside her, just waiting for her to change her diet or forget to exercise. then, the diabetes will come back, and usually stronger and more viscious than before. the results can be heart attacks, strokes, blindness, amputation, kidney failure and dialysis -- even death!

  3. 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).......

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do people make so many stupid assumptions about women with PCOS?
    PCOS means you have irregular periods. THAT IS ALL. I am not overweight. I am UNDERweight, and have been my whole life. That is how I got irregular periods - I got too thin at one point during my life and it messed up my cycles. There is actually something known as ballerina syndrome in which women acquire hormone irregularities because they get too thin (from eating disorders or being naturally thin and not eating enough). I wish it wouldn't be catagorized under PCOS because thin women do not have many of the conditions or risk factors that large women with PCOS have. I am NOT diabetic, I do NOT have insulin resistance. I was rejected from an ins company when I tried to switch because I was told I'm at risk for diabetes, infertility, acne, etc. when I'm not! Are any other cysters sick of being catagorized like this by ignorant people? My ob-gyn even told me I no longer have PCOS when he looked at my ultrasound. I didn't know it was something that "goes away," but I take progesterone cream to regulate my cycles and therefore have no cysts. I had pretty regular periods anyway. I wish I'd never gone to a doctor for it b/c when he put me on bc pills, I think it made my periods more off when I went off it (I hated side effects of bc.). At most, I've only missed 2 cycles in a row. I only went for treatment b/c I get moody and bloated when I skip cycles. Now, I feel like I'm branded. My ins agent explained this to the nimrod ins company which still wouldn't insure me, but I don't care. Does anyone else just feel a lot better before getting involved with doctors? I'm thinking of going without ins completely and not going to the doctor. I was so much better off. My dad insists I have medical ins, but I'm cutting it off unless he pays for it. All of this stuff, it's just a sham. I found my best cures through natural medicine, all on my own.
    Mom2Princess, that is exactly what I'm talking about. Not even HALF of women who have PCOS are overweight! PCOS=irregular periods. That is the common demoniator is what I mean. You CAN have other symptoms, but not always. Yes, I know I have PCOS, or did, as I have irregular periods causing cysts if I don't take something. It's just like the flu - you may not have all of the symptoms just because you have it!
    Well, I really wrote this to vent, not for an education. Yes, I have PCOS and I know how the complexities. I did not have all the bloodwork as I can't afford it and my obgyn was sure and said treatment is the same regardless. I'm not insulin resistant I know and sure I have androgen/estrogen imbalance. You should read about "ballerina syndrome." It explains it all if you think I'm clueless. As I said, it is PCOS, but different than the run of the mill PCOS. YES, all women have cysts but normal cysts are quite different than getting cysts from lack of periods (which is PCOS).

    • ANSWER:
      Actually hun, PCOS means you have an imbalance of female/male hormones. Irregular periods are only 1 (or many) potential side effects, not to mention irregular periods can be indicative of a whole host of other problems, from endometriosis to over-exercise, etc. Some women with PCOS (such as myself) actually have quite REGULAR periods. In fact, you don't even have to cysts with PCOS, and you can have cysts without having PCOS.

      Sure, PCOS is kind of assumed to be the "fat & infertile" problem, but that's only because a majority of women with PCOS have weight gain. Also, 40% are insulin resistant. One can be insulin resistant and skinny.

      I am a thin woman with PCOS, but I am insulin resistant. I also have adrenal insufficiency.

      And actually no, I felt a whole let worse before going to the doctor. I was infertile, had severe hypoglycemic crashes and sugar spikes, irritability, depression, fatigue,

      Just because you had irregular periods and cysts doesn't mean you had PCOS. 25% of normal women have the same polycystic ovaries, but without the syndrome, and irregular periods are common in a vast majority of women. Are you sure you were diagnosed right?

      Did you doctor run a blood test on your hormones? Did you have elevated androgen hormones? Low electrolytes/adrenal minerals? Low leves of prolactin, DHEAS, and SHBG? Those are really more of the markers of PCOS than cysts or irregular periods.

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. QUESTION:
    anxiety attacks ???????????????????????????
    Well, I had an anxiety attack.
    I know I did, I hvae the symptoms.
    and I had the exact same feeling while having my "anxiety attack"
    dizziness, heart palpitation, I panicked even more since I thought it was a heart attack I was having though it lasted for oly 6 minutes.
    anyway I weighed 69 kilos, I am 12, and curretnyl 5 foot.
    I now weigh 65 kilos, I weighed 69 kilos a month ago.
    I've been excercising, eating right.
    though ? What are the natural remedies to absolutely cure anxiety?
    I've heard you can do it.
    I've had an anxiety 3 times.
    But a loong time ago. I have the symptoms still.
    shortness of breath, nervousness when thinking of going on a plane, traveling for a loong time while not in my house.
    And I am going somewhere in 2 and a half weeks !
    with my fam for christmas.
    so please, any help is good, please.
    I went to the doctor already, when I first had my first panic attack the first doc said he wasn't sure, he thought I had diabetes, or dehydration. the second doc said I was too stressed for my age.
    help ?
    simple natural remedies fit for a 12 yeaarold is best.

    • ANSWER:

      This is nothing to laugh about because i suffer from them too at times. One of the best remedies is to pause from what you are doing and take some long deep breaths. Doing this can calm you down to the point where you don't feel as overwhelmed by the attacks. Try it. It works.

  8. QUESTION:
    Anxiety healing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Well, I had an anxiety attack.
    I know I did, I hvae the symptoms.
    and I had the exact same feeling while having my "anxiety attack"
    dizziness, heart palpitation, I panicked even more since I thought it was a heart attack I was having though it lasted for oly 6 minutes.
    anyway I weighed 69 kilos, I am 12, and curretnyl 5 foot.
    I now weigh 65 kilos, I weighed 69 kilos a month ago.
    I've been excercising, eating right.
    though ? What are the natural remedies to absolutely cure anxiety?
    I've heard you can do it.
    I've had an anxiety 3 times.
    But a loong time ago. I have the symptoms still.
    shortness of breath, nervousness when thinking of going on a plane, traveling for a loong time while not in my house.
    And I am going somewhere in 2 and a half weeks !
    with my fam for christmas.
    so please, any help is good, please.
    I went to the doctor already, when I first had my first panic attack the first doc said he wasn't sure, he thought I had diabetes, or dehydration. the second doc said I was too stressed for my age.
    help ?
    simple natural remedies fit for a 12 yeaarold is best.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, stress balls work well, but squeeze them in your right hand. It stimulates the parts of your brain to stop panic attacks. You can buy them from all sorts of shops, they are just squishy balls.

      2 - Stay off any caffeine based drinks - this can trigger panic attacks.

      3- when you feel one coming, even though it feels hard to. Sit down, close your eyes and take deep breaths in and out.

      or read, keep your mind busy..... i know this probably sounds silly but i lay in front of my fan. The air calms me.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone besides myself think that hair transplant surgery should be covered by health insurance?
    I am a 24 year old male suffering from rapid male-pattern hair loss.

    My hair started falling out somewhere between ages 18-20, and despite always having a lot of heart, will-power, and self-confidence, it has been a very freightening and depressing road.

    It has come to the point where I can't leave my house without wearing a hat. In fact, even at home I wear a hat if any of my family or friends are around.

    Basically, I find it very disappointing that 'genetic' hair loss is one of the least prioritised and most underfunded medical 'mysteries' out there. I find it even more disappoiting that most of the supposed 'treatments' on the market are complete scams, and that the few that are legitimate such as full-out hair tranplantation are so damned expensive!

    And of course... worst of all, it is most disappointing that hair transplant surgery itself isn't covered by insurance because of its 'cosmetic' benefits.

    Sure, any surgery that changes the way you look can be considered a "cosmetic" surgery. Like a paint job on a car! And of course, no car insurance provider is going to dish out money for you to get your car repainted, simply because you decided you wanted to try out a new color... but when the little old lady who bought way too many groceries and suffers from arthritis rockets her shopping cart into your car, isn't your insurance provider right there to help you get it fixed?

    That's a little bit of an imaginitive analogy but, I mean, it's not exactly like I wanted my hair to fall out!

    And sure, if someone like me could argue that hair transplant surgery shouldn't be considered a "cosmetic" surgery, and/or should be at the very least, partially covered by my health insurance... than that's to say the same about ANY self-improving surgery right?

    Well... not really... because when it comes to hair transplants, you're dealing with an entirely different level of self-improvement.

    For instance, breast implants. Just like penile implants/enhancements, pectoral implants, or botox, you're talking about "improving" or ADDING something that never existed in the first place. You're literally adding objects(made up of various plastics, and chemicals) to your body simply because you didn't like the way your body developed.

    Let's face it, this is America... land of the free, home of the greedy. Everyone 'wants' the next best thing... and everyone wants to look better, thinner, cooler, stronger... etc. than everyone else. Right? And if we feel that maybe nature was wrong, and we should have been made well-endowed we can all simply throw thousands of dollars into plastic surgery! (Yay!)

    But ...on the contrary... hair-loss sufferers all "used to" have a full head of hair. Every single person, with the exception of those with rare diseases are born with a healthy, growing, full head of hair. And if we grow up, and we don't like the way it looks... thank god for hair salons and hairspray!

    But trust me, it's a very dramatic and disgustful realization that you're losing one of your best features. Especially for someone like me, who never wants more than he has... and always loved his natural face, body, and soul...

    But now I'm a 24 year old male suffering from rapid male pattern hair loss. Now I want, not what I don't have, but what I used to have... what I feel that I should... have... a full head of hair.

    To me, hair loss isn't "natural" ... if it were, we'd ALL lose our hair in our early 20's. "Genetics", they say... but you know what else is a genetic predisposition? Diabetes... Thyroid Conditions... Heart Disease... Cancers...

    I do not want to be completely bald and helpless by age 30. Either they need to find a CURE for male pattern baldness, OR they need to make hair transplant surgeries ACTUALLY affordable(or covered by insurance, obviously).

    *Sigh*

    Do you agree? Input, input, input...
    Side note: I'm tired of hearing all about how bald men are sexy!

    We're all entitled to our opinions... but I'm not one of those people who just goes "Well, at least shaving my head would be in style!" *buzz*

    I used to have beautiful, thick golden brown hair... not only did it go with my personality, but it covered up my naturally bumpy skull!

    "Some" men can pull off a shaved head... and typically the ones that do... actually have a full head of hair. If they wanted to, they could not shave it, and it would all grow in evenly, over their entire scalp...

    If I shaved my head, and waited a few days, it would come back in all patchy and gross looking...

    When it comes down to it, this isn't a matter of trying to make sure I'm in-style... this is me wanting to hold onto one of my few great natural born physical features.

    And I'm not comparing Hair Loss with terminal diseases. Health insurance typically covers treatment for those, as it should...

    :/

    • ANSWER:
      year ago my husband suffered from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.com/?id=fc7a24

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do people make so many stupid assumptions about women with PCOS?
    PCOS means you have irregular periods. THAT IS ALL. I am not overweight. I am UNDERweight, and have been my whole life. That is how I got irregular periods - I got too thin at one point during my life and it messed up my cycles. There is actually something known as ballerina syndrome in which women acquire hormone irregularities because they get too thin (from eating disorders or being naturally thin and not eating enough). I wish it wouldn't be catagorized under PCOS because thin women do not have many of the conditions or risk factors that large women with PCOS have. I am NOT diabetic, I do NOT have insulin resistance.

    I was rejected from an ins company when I tried to switch because I was told I'm at risk for diabetes, infertility, acne, etc. when I'm not! Are any other cysters sick of being catagorized like this by ignorant people? My ob-gyn even told me I no longer have PCOS when he looked at my ultrasound. I didn't know it was something that "goes away," but I take progesterone cream to regulate my cycles and therefore have no cysts. I had pretty regular periods anyway. I wish I'd never gone to a doctor for it b/c when he put me on bc pills, I think it made my periods more off when I went off it (I hated side effects of bc.). At most, I've only missed 2 cycles in a row. I only went for treatment b/c I get moody and bloated when I skip cycles. Now, I feel like I'm branded. My ins agent explained this to the nimrod ins company which still wouldn't insure me, but I don't care. Does anyone else just feel a lot better before getting involved with doctors? I'm thinking of going without ins completely and not going to the doctor. I was so much better off. My dad insists I have medical ins, but I'm cutting it off unless he pays for it. All of this stuff, it's just a sham. I found my best cures through natural medicine, all on my own.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, it's a shame that whenever we see a woman who's very thin, we assume she's anorexic. All we can do is find a doctor who believes us, that we are not anorexic. Just thin. It's a shame that you feel branded, and I hope your next doctor believes you right off the bat that you don't have an ED.
      Bless you and good luck. :)


Best Natural Cure For Diabetes

Any natural cure for diabetes would be able to stabilize glucose levels and alleviate the usual debilitating symptoms of diabetes. A diabetes natural cure would often take the form of healthy diets consisting mostly of organic foods with little or no sugar at all. Why is natural cure for diabetes important? Diabetes medication side effects are numerous; which emphasizes an important point here- diabetics should make it a point to help themselves minus medications that can potentially irritate the already irritated natural constitution of the human body.

One way for gunning for a natural cure is eating a lot of diabetic diet food- for example, dark and leafy vegetables are a must for diabetics, for these provide natural glucose breakers and provide much needed vitamins for tissue maintenance and cell renewal. A diabetic exercise program would also be able to help by naturally regulating the blood glucose level by burning excess fat and excess stores of carbohydrates and sugar.

The usual signs and symptoms of diabetes are the following: extreme exhaustion, frequent urination at night, palpitations, extreme hunger in short periods of time and frequent thirst. If you have these symptoms it is very possible that you already have diabetes, or are already suffering from the beginning phases leading to diabetes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about a natural diabetes "cure"...?
    mentioned by Kevin Trudeau in his updated edition of his "Natural Cures" book. He references an interview with a Dr. Yung Su Kim and a "combination of herbs researched at the University of Calgary, called by the Asian Diabetic Association" the final cure for diabetes.

    I've googled this as best I could but come up with a variety of different things. Has anyone found this product or even used it that can tell me more?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    • ANSWER:
      Global trotter is half right. Allow me to amplify on his/her answer.
      Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is not curable but it is REVERSIBLE.
      The first step, if you are overweight, is weight loss. This in itself may be enough to reverse your BG numbers.
      Tofu and other soy products are harmful and should be avoided; the only safe soy is that which has been FERMENTED: tempeh, miso and natto.
      Quality protein is necessary for good health. Fish is terrific but high in mercury; choose small fish, low on the food chain, like sardines and herring, or choose a quality fish oil like Garden of Life or Carlson's. Go for organic meats and poultry if at all possible (you may be able to find an affordable local source) since commercial meats are pumped full of undesirable hormones and antibiotics.
      Choose veggies that are not starchy and not calorie-dense. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, spinach, chard, mushrooms - you get the idea. Stay away from potatoes, yams, etc.
      Avoid grains, yes, even whole grains. No refined flours, white rice, pasta. I've found oatmeal (5-minute, not instant) to be the only grain that does not spike my blood glucose. No sweeteners, or course. In fact, it should be obvious that sugar in any form is off the menu if you are serious about reversing DMT2. The only non-calorie sweetener that is perfectly safe is stevia.

      Whole eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Include healthy fats as well to help you feel full: butter, lard, raw cream, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil. Avoid Omega-6 fats like margarine and vegetable oils; not only are they GMO, they upset our Omega-3 vs. Omega-6 balance that is instrumental in heart disease.

      Global trotter is right about exercise too. A half-hour of walking a day would be ideal, but any activity is helpful, even 10-minute bursts of this and that. The more activity, the faster those numbers come down.

      There are a whole series of supplements and herbs that are supposed to help lower BG or improve insulin receptivity. I've tried them all - cinnamon, bitter melon, GTF chromium, ALA, Gymnema Sylvestre etc. - none of them helped me at all. Diet and exercise are what's working for me. Good luck and stay focused!

  2. QUESTION:
    How to cure diabetes in a young mother?
    A young mother of 24 yrs is having diabetes and she has to take insulin daily. What is the best ayurvedic, dietary or natural remedy for her? As she has to care for her baby all through the day, she is unable to do any exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes canNOT be cured. it can only be CONTROLLED.

      Since she is taking insulin, we are not clear if she is a Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetic. Treatment will be based on what type of diabetic she is.

      Type 1 Diabetes is characterized by a complete failure of the pancreas. This most often happens in children uner the age of 18, but it is not uncommon for young adults as old as 30 to get it. Type 2 Diabetes can also turn into Type1, after many years of poor treatment.

      Type 2 Diabetes is caused by being overweight. This is most common in adults over 40, but with society's ways of eating wrong foods and failing to get exercise, Type 2 Diabetes is now showing up in children as young as 9 years old!

      And Type 2 Diabetes is VERY common if the mother had Gestational Diabetes while pregnant. In fact, a woman who has Gestational Diabetes is more than twice as likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

      There is only ONE treatment for Type 1 Diabetes -- insulin shots. Since the body produces NO insulin, the shots are necessary, or she will die. The ONLY alternative is a risky, painful, and expensive pancreas transplant.

      Type 2 diabetes can often be controlled through diet and exercise.

      The Type 2 Diabetes MUST COMPLETELY ELIMINATE sugar from their diet. They can have NO sugar. That means no colas, sports drinks, energy drinks, canned fruit juices, candies, cakes, ice cream, pudding, doughnuts, cookies -- ANYTHING with sugar MUST be ELIMINATED from the diet.

      The patient MUST reduce the amounts of starches they eat. Eat fewer breads, crackers, pastas, rice, corn, and potatoes. It really help to get a Diabetic Cookbook, and learn what foods are starchy and what food are healthy.

      And the patient MUST get more exercise. "She has to care for her baby" is just an excuse. if she does not get more exercise she is going to be hospitalized, limtied to a wheelchair or nursing home, or die -- any of the three will leave her baby with NO care, and dying will leave the baby without a mother.

      You could do her a great service by getting off the internet and volunteering to take care of the baby while she exercises!

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR DIABETES. IF she can develop the self-discipline to change her eating habits and lifestyle, then the diabetes can be CONTROLLED, and she will live as long and as happy as a healthy perseon.

      But for the rest of her life, the diabetes will still be inside her, just waiting for her to change her diet or forget to exercise. then, the diabetes will come back, and usually stronger and more viscious than before. the results can be heart attacks, strokes, blindness, amputation, kidney failure and dialysis -- even death!

  3. 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).......

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do people make so many stupid assumptions about women with PCOS?
    PCOS means you have irregular periods. THAT IS ALL. I am not overweight. I am UNDERweight, and have been my whole life. That is how I got irregular periods - I got too thin at one point during my life and it messed up my cycles. There is actually something known as ballerina syndrome in which women acquire hormone irregularities because they get too thin (from eating disorders or being naturally thin and not eating enough). I wish it wouldn't be catagorized under PCOS because thin women do not have many of the conditions or risk factors that large women with PCOS have. I am NOT diabetic, I do NOT have insulin resistance. I was rejected from an ins company when I tried to switch because I was told I'm at risk for diabetes, infertility, acne, etc. when I'm not! Are any other cysters sick of being catagorized like this by ignorant people? My ob-gyn even told me I no longer have PCOS when he looked at my ultrasound. I didn't know it was something that "goes away," but I take progesterone cream to regulate my cycles and therefore have no cysts. I had pretty regular periods anyway. I wish I'd never gone to a doctor for it b/c when he put me on bc pills, I think it made my periods more off when I went off it (I hated side effects of bc.). At most, I've only missed 2 cycles in a row. I only went for treatment b/c I get moody and bloated when I skip cycles. Now, I feel like I'm branded. My ins agent explained this to the nimrod ins company which still wouldn't insure me, but I don't care. Does anyone else just feel a lot better before getting involved with doctors? I'm thinking of going without ins completely and not going to the doctor. I was so much better off. My dad insists I have medical ins, but I'm cutting it off unless he pays for it. All of this stuff, it's just a sham. I found my best cures through natural medicine, all on my own.
    Mom2Princess, that is exactly what I'm talking about. Not even HALF of women who have PCOS are overweight! PCOS=irregular periods. That is the common demoniator is what I mean. You CAN have other symptoms, but not always. Yes, I know I have PCOS, or did, as I have irregular periods causing cysts if I don't take something. It's just like the flu - you may not have all of the symptoms just because you have it!
    Well, I really wrote this to vent, not for an education. Yes, I have PCOS and I know how the complexities. I did not have all the bloodwork as I can't afford it and my obgyn was sure and said treatment is the same regardless. I'm not insulin resistant I know and sure I have androgen/estrogen imbalance. You should read about "ballerina syndrome." It explains it all if you think I'm clueless. As I said, it is PCOS, but different than the run of the mill PCOS. YES, all women have cysts but normal cysts are quite different than getting cysts from lack of periods (which is PCOS).

    • ANSWER:
      Actually hun, PCOS means you have an imbalance of female/male hormones. Irregular periods are only 1 (or many) potential side effects, not to mention irregular periods can be indicative of a whole host of other problems, from endometriosis to over-exercise, etc. Some women with PCOS (such as myself) actually have quite REGULAR periods. In fact, you don't even have to cysts with PCOS, and you can have cysts without having PCOS.

      Sure, PCOS is kind of assumed to be the "fat & infertile" problem, but that's only because a majority of women with PCOS have weight gain. Also, 40% are insulin resistant. One can be insulin resistant and skinny.

      I am a thin woman with PCOS, but I am insulin resistant. I also have adrenal insufficiency.

      And actually no, I felt a whole let worse before going to the doctor. I was infertile, had severe hypoglycemic crashes and sugar spikes, irritability, depression, fatigue,

      Just because you had irregular periods and cysts doesn't mean you had PCOS. 25% of normal women have the same polycystic ovaries, but without the syndrome, and irregular periods are common in a vast majority of women. Are you sure you were diagnosed right?

      Did you doctor run a blood test on your hormones? Did you have elevated androgen hormones? Low electrolytes/adrenal minerals? Low leves of prolactin, DHEAS, and SHBG? Those are really more of the markers of PCOS than cysts or irregular periods.

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. QUESTION:
    anxiety attacks ???????????????????????????
    Well, I had an anxiety attack.
    I know I did, I hvae the symptoms.
    and I had the exact same feeling while having my "anxiety attack"
    dizziness, heart palpitation, I panicked even more since I thought it was a heart attack I was having though it lasted for oly 6 minutes.
    anyway I weighed 69 kilos, I am 12, and curretnyl 5 foot.
    I now weigh 65 kilos, I weighed 69 kilos a month ago.
    I've been excercising, eating right.
    though ? What are the natural remedies to absolutely cure anxiety?
    I've heard you can do it.
    I've had an anxiety 3 times.
    But a loong time ago. I have the symptoms still.
    shortness of breath, nervousness when thinking of going on a plane, traveling for a loong time while not in my house.
    And I am going somewhere in 2 and a half weeks !
    with my fam for christmas.
    so please, any help is good, please.
    I went to the doctor already, when I first had my first panic attack the first doc said he wasn't sure, he thought I had diabetes, or dehydration. the second doc said I was too stressed for my age.
    help ?
    simple natural remedies fit for a 12 yeaarold is best.

    • ANSWER:

      This is nothing to laugh about because i suffer from them too at times. One of the best remedies is to pause from what you are doing and take some long deep breaths. Doing this can calm you down to the point where you don't feel as overwhelmed by the attacks. Try it. It works.

  8. QUESTION:
    Anxiety healing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Well, I had an anxiety attack.
    I know I did, I hvae the symptoms.
    and I had the exact same feeling while having my "anxiety attack"
    dizziness, heart palpitation, I panicked even more since I thought it was a heart attack I was having though it lasted for oly 6 minutes.
    anyway I weighed 69 kilos, I am 12, and curretnyl 5 foot.
    I now weigh 65 kilos, I weighed 69 kilos a month ago.
    I've been excercising, eating right.
    though ? What are the natural remedies to absolutely cure anxiety?
    I've heard you can do it.
    I've had an anxiety 3 times.
    But a loong time ago. I have the symptoms still.
    shortness of breath, nervousness when thinking of going on a plane, traveling for a loong time while not in my house.
    And I am going somewhere in 2 and a half weeks !
    with my fam for christmas.
    so please, any help is good, please.
    I went to the doctor already, when I first had my first panic attack the first doc said he wasn't sure, he thought I had diabetes, or dehydration. the second doc said I was too stressed for my age.
    help ?
    simple natural remedies fit for a 12 yeaarold is best.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, stress balls work well, but squeeze them in your right hand. It stimulates the parts of your brain to stop panic attacks. You can buy them from all sorts of shops, they are just squishy balls.

      2 - Stay off any caffeine based drinks - this can trigger panic attacks.

      3- when you feel one coming, even though it feels hard to. Sit down, close your eyes and take deep breaths in and out.

      or read, keep your mind busy..... i know this probably sounds silly but i lay in front of my fan. The air calms me.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone besides myself think that hair transplant surgery should be covered by health insurance?
    I am a 24 year old male suffering from rapid male-pattern hair loss.

    My hair started falling out somewhere between ages 18-20, and despite always having a lot of heart, will-power, and self-confidence, it has been a very freightening and depressing road.

    It has come to the point where I can't leave my house without wearing a hat. In fact, even at home I wear a hat if any of my family or friends are around.

    Basically, I find it very disappointing that 'genetic' hair loss is one of the least prioritised and most underfunded medical 'mysteries' out there. I find it even more disappoiting that most of the supposed 'treatments' on the market are complete scams, and that the few that are legitimate such as full-out hair tranplantation are so damned expensive!

    And of course... worst of all, it is most disappointing that hair transplant surgery itself isn't covered by insurance because of its 'cosmetic' benefits.

    Sure, any surgery that changes the way you look can be considered a "cosmetic" surgery. Like a paint job on a car! And of course, no car insurance provider is going to dish out money for you to get your car repainted, simply because you decided you wanted to try out a new color... but when the little old lady who bought way too many groceries and suffers from arthritis rockets her shopping cart into your car, isn't your insurance provider right there to help you get it fixed?

    That's a little bit of an imaginitive analogy but, I mean, it's not exactly like I wanted my hair to fall out!

    And sure, if someone like me could argue that hair transplant surgery shouldn't be considered a "cosmetic" surgery, and/or should be at the very least, partially covered by my health insurance... than that's to say the same about ANY self-improving surgery right?

    Well... not really... because when it comes to hair transplants, you're dealing with an entirely different level of self-improvement.

    For instance, breast implants. Just like penile implants/enhancements, pectoral implants, or botox, you're talking about "improving" or ADDING something that never existed in the first place. You're literally adding objects(made up of various plastics, and chemicals) to your body simply because you didn't like the way your body developed.

    Let's face it, this is America... land of the free, home of the greedy. Everyone 'wants' the next best thing... and everyone wants to look better, thinner, cooler, stronger... etc. than everyone else. Right? And if we feel that maybe nature was wrong, and we should have been made well-endowed we can all simply throw thousands of dollars into plastic surgery! (Yay!)

    But ...on the contrary... hair-loss sufferers all "used to" have a full head of hair. Every single person, with the exception of those with rare diseases are born with a healthy, growing, full head of hair. And if we grow up, and we don't like the way it looks... thank god for hair salons and hairspray!

    But trust me, it's a very dramatic and disgustful realization that you're losing one of your best features. Especially for someone like me, who never wants more than he has... and always loved his natural face, body, and soul...

    But now I'm a 24 year old male suffering from rapid male pattern hair loss. Now I want, not what I don't have, but what I used to have... what I feel that I should... have... a full head of hair.

    To me, hair loss isn't "natural" ... if it were, we'd ALL lose our hair in our early 20's. "Genetics", they say... but you know what else is a genetic predisposition? Diabetes... Thyroid Conditions... Heart Disease... Cancers...

    I do not want to be completely bald and helpless by age 30. Either they need to find a CURE for male pattern baldness, OR they need to make hair transplant surgeries ACTUALLY affordable(or covered by insurance, obviously).

    *Sigh*

    Do you agree? Input, input, input...
    Side note: I'm tired of hearing all about how bald men are sexy!

    We're all entitled to our opinions... but I'm not one of those people who just goes "Well, at least shaving my head would be in style!" *buzz*

    I used to have beautiful, thick golden brown hair... not only did it go with my personality, but it covered up my naturally bumpy skull!

    "Some" men can pull off a shaved head... and typically the ones that do... actually have a full head of hair. If they wanted to, they could not shave it, and it would all grow in evenly, over their entire scalp...

    If I shaved my head, and waited a few days, it would come back in all patchy and gross looking...

    When it comes down to it, this isn't a matter of trying to make sure I'm in-style... this is me wanting to hold onto one of my few great natural born physical features.

    And I'm not comparing Hair Loss with terminal diseases. Health insurance typically covers treatment for those, as it should...

    :/

    • ANSWER:
      year ago my husband suffered from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

      1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

      2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

      3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

      4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

      5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
      It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

      It worked and still works for him!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.trichozed.com/?id=fc7a24

      It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

      good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do people make so many stupid assumptions about women with PCOS?
    PCOS means you have irregular periods. THAT IS ALL. I am not overweight. I am UNDERweight, and have been my whole life. That is how I got irregular periods - I got too thin at one point during my life and it messed up my cycles. There is actually something known as ballerina syndrome in which women acquire hormone irregularities because they get too thin (from eating disorders or being naturally thin and not eating enough). I wish it wouldn't be catagorized under PCOS because thin women do not have many of the conditions or risk factors that large women with PCOS have. I am NOT diabetic, I do NOT have insulin resistance.

    I was rejected from an ins company when I tried to switch because I was told I'm at risk for diabetes, infertility, acne, etc. when I'm not! Are any other cysters sick of being catagorized like this by ignorant people? My ob-gyn even told me I no longer have PCOS when he looked at my ultrasound. I didn't know it was something that "goes away," but I take progesterone cream to regulate my cycles and therefore have no cysts. I had pretty regular periods anyway. I wish I'd never gone to a doctor for it b/c when he put me on bc pills, I think it made my periods more off when I went off it (I hated side effects of bc.). At most, I've only missed 2 cycles in a row. I only went for treatment b/c I get moody and bloated when I skip cycles. Now, I feel like I'm branded. My ins agent explained this to the nimrod ins company which still wouldn't insure me, but I don't care. Does anyone else just feel a lot better before getting involved with doctors? I'm thinking of going without ins completely and not going to the doctor. I was so much better off. My dad insists I have medical ins, but I'm cutting it off unless he pays for it. All of this stuff, it's just a sham. I found my best cures through natural medicine, all on my own.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, it's a shame that whenever we see a woman who's very thin, we assume she's anorexic. All we can do is find a doctor who believes us, that we are not anorexic. Just thin. It's a shame that you feel branded, and I hope your next doctor believes you right off the bat that you don't have an ED.
      Bless you and good luck. :)


Asian Cure For Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about a natural diabetes "cure"...?
    mentioned by Kevin Trudeau in his updated edition of his "Natural Cures" book. He references an interview with a Dr. Yung Su Kim and a "combination of herbs researched at the University of Calgary, called by the Asian Diabetic Association" the final cure for diabetes.

    I've googled this as best I could but come up with a variety of different things. Has anyone found this product or even used it that can tell me more?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    • ANSWER:
      Global trotter is half right. Allow me to amplify on his/her answer.
      Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is not curable but it is REVERSIBLE.
      The first step, if you are overweight, is weight loss. This in itself may be enough to reverse your BG numbers.
      Tofu and other soy products are harmful and should be avoided; the only safe soy is that which has been FERMENTED: tempeh, miso and natto.
      Quality protein is necessary for good health. Fish is terrific but high in mercury; choose small fish, low on the food chain, like sardines and herring, or choose a quality fish oil like Garden of Life or Carlson's. Go for organic meats and poultry if at all possible (you may be able to find an affordable local source) since commercial meats are pumped full of undesirable hormones and antibiotics.
      Choose veggies that are not starchy and not calorie-dense. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, spinach, chard, mushrooms - you get the idea. Stay away from potatoes, yams, etc.
      Avoid grains, yes, even whole grains. No refined flours, white rice, pasta. I've found oatmeal (5-minute, not instant) to be the only grain that does not spike my blood glucose. No sweeteners, or course. In fact, it should be obvious that sugar in any form is off the menu if you are serious about reversing DMT2. The only non-calorie sweetener that is perfectly safe is stevia.

      Whole eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Include healthy fats as well to help you feel full: butter, lard, raw cream, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil. Avoid Omega-6 fats like margarine and vegetable oils; not only are they GMO, they upset our Omega-3 vs. Omega-6 balance that is instrumental in heart disease.

      Global trotter is right about exercise too. A half-hour of walking a day would be ideal, but any activity is helpful, even 10-minute bursts of this and that. The more activity, the faster those numbers come down.

      There are a whole series of supplements and herbs that are supposed to help lower BG or improve insulin receptivity. I've tried them all - cinnamon, bitter melon, GTF chromium, ALA, Gymnema Sylvestre etc. - none of them helped me at all. Diet and exercise are what's working for me. Good luck and stay focused!

  2. QUESTION:
    Muslims, if pigs are unclean, than why did "Allah" put a cure for diabetes in them?!?
    "Pigs from a remote group of islands could hold the key to treating diabetes, doctors believe." - Daily Telegraph, Experimental diabetes treatment will inject humans with pig cells.

    "A company trialling an effective cure for type 1 diabetes has provided a clear safety and tolerance review. The company, based in New Zealand, has found a way to transplant functional pig cells that produce insulin into humans." - Diabetes.co.uk, Pig cells and potential diabetes cure found to be safe for humans.

    Muslims, pigs (which you regard as being 'unclean') hold a key to cure diabetes according to latest medical research, so why did Allah and Muhammad prohibit pigs for consumption and even medical use (I'll discuss that below) despite Southern-Asians and Mid-easterns - which many are Muslims -are more exposed to Diabetes compared to people of the west? Surely, the Qu'ran promoting the use of medicines and a God who sees the future would of put this cure in a clean animal such as a lamb or cow than ofcourse a un-clean animal like a pig?

    I also read something similar regarding this on a Islamic website and they said it's still un-permissible to use "haram" stuff in medications. According to one of many quotes from the Hadith they've put, Muhammad said, "seek medication, O servants of Allah, for Allah never created an illness without creating a cure for it" and "Allah does not put your cure in that which He has forbidden for you." Again, that raises a question what's begging an answer if you regard this issue.

    So Muslims, how'd you respond to this and what do you think of it O.o?!

    Sources:

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2010/Apr/pig-cells-and-potential-diabetes-cure-found-to-be-safe-for-humans-96126624.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1201672/Experimental-diabetes-treatment-inject-humans-pig-cells.html

    http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503544812
    Dream I'm a Muslim - I see your point but what you what you're saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That's in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah - being the creator of everything including pigs - creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then says it's haram... wow... Just wow =|!
    Dream I'm a Muslim - I see your point but what you what you're saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That's in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah - being the creator of everything including pigs - creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then brings down a prophet to says it's haram... wow... Just wow =|!

    Shape-shifter - I'm not talking about ancient times; I'm talking about our present times ¬¬!
    Um Huda - can't you see the point in my question? I'm not talking about the consumption of pork; I'm talking about the diabetes cure that has been found in pigs. On what you're saying, however, I think the consumption of pork taken in moderation is perfectly safe. If there was a hazard because of the consumption of pork, I'm sure there would of had a health hazard regarding pork by now in England since it's a popular food over here.
    Alice - No, I'm not a "moron who's just hating on Muslims." I have Muslims friends who I get along with who understands my views against Islam and I also understand their views that's against Christianity. This is just a question that I want to see how Muslims respond to since they believe Pork cannot be beneficial when according to Medical Science it is. That's all.

    Carry on hating Christians if you want to. Actually, if that's the case, you're as bad as me and infact more bad than me since you're criticizing and judging people of some religion rather than criticizing and judging the religion of some people.
    Sweet as Strawberry - "Seriously get real. Your stupidity is stunning, I for one know I'm not like you , I'm Better than you!"

    "If you want eat Pork, then eat it! I'm glad I don't eat food that was considered food for the poor a century ago!"

    Wow! Somebody seems full of themselves today ¬¬! Anyways, you're just repeating what "Dream I'm a Muslim" said! I know that it's still in the process but Medical Scientists and Doctors have been doing this research on pigs for almost a decade (fact!), so their must be something to it since it's been going on for that long which is acceptable to put into consideration; plus, you being the son of a doctor and a intelligent teen, I'm sure you know that Insulin that's used for treating people with type 1 diabetes is the one that comes from pigs.

    "So their might be Alternative for Muslims and Others who don't eat pork!".....so it's better to use the latter than the former O.o?! Wow.... just wow!
    Dream I'm a Muslim - you keep saying that! I'm talking about the cure for diabetes what's found in pigs; not eating pigs. Looks can be deceiving, so don't try and like their not.

    • ANSWER:
      Too bad Mohammad believed in having sex with little girls but didn't want anyone eating ham.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    A cure for mild Pancreatitis?
    My boyfriend has pancreatitis, I don't think it's acute or chronic, because he has a mild case of it. (as in his enzyme count was nowhere near the 1000s, and he doesn't vomit, no fever, just stomach-like pains an diarrhea problems) He doesn't drink at all, there is no diabetes history in his family, and he is only 19. The pain started about two months ago and we took him to the ER about a month ago because the pain was unbearable. After the hospital pumped him with fluids and put him on a liquid he was fine and was released from the hospital. The doctor did not put him on a strict diet, just no asian, mexican, or spicy foods. A week later, he's experiencing the same pains. He doesn't want to go back to the hospital, simply because we know that after he gets better, he will go back to feeling the same ... Will this be an on/off thing for the rest of his life? Is there anything that will make it go away since it is a mild case??
    He's already taken blood tests.. etc. they have already determined he has pancreatitis

    • ANSWER:
      Almost always caused by gallbladder. Make sure its checked and double checked!

  6. QUESTION:
    Celiacs,Diabetes,Aspergers,Parkinson's,ADHD,Idiopathic periferal neuropathy have what in common?
    The new philosphy is that if you come to America, you need to subscribe to a politically correct food chart. Never mind the fact that within the asian race, we have evolutionary dietary differences.Should we feed whale blubber to a fillipeno or shoulf we feed the eskimo kiwis? Which is healthy? Now look at the food chart when you learn that 35 percent of america hold the dread HLA DQ2 genetic modifier that help define celiacs. That the irish girl who evolved around eating high fat meats and ground starches, and tell her to eat 99 servings of wheat a day. Then ask the once beautiful young bright girl, what had happened? Why is she heavy and addictive? Why is america very overweight? Ask her if she likes the food chart after she has been vommiting for half her life. Ask her if she want to be a hero when she goes gluten free.Ask the medical giant of america, to acknowledge world effective cures of gluten free for the mentally ill. Time is wasting and autism is rampent. Wake up!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIkpY6QsQU

  7. QUESTION:
    i just want to know how i can fix this?
    im a teen about to go to high school. i have no sibs around. i just moved to sunny california and i have absolutely no friends here. i constantly skype, facebook, tweet, and tumble with my old friends because i have way too much time. i'm almost positive i have some mild depression that's been going on from 4th/5th grade. i'm about to go into 9th grade. im chinese and i dont even know how to speak chinese or read it. i have to keep up my grades no matter what because i have typical asian parents that want me to do well in school. my parents used to fight a lot and now they've calmed down but still i worry constantly if they'll just separate on an ungiven day. i'm a typical teenage girl that worries about her complexion and her character and her weight and height. i'm barely 5ft tall and i've never had a boyfriend. im not allowed to but i dont want one anyways. i question myself almost everyday "what is life for?" i plan becoming a doctor when i grow up because i want to help people. since my dad has diabetes i want to find a cure for him and since i have peanut allergies, i want to help people with allergies as well. i also plan on making youtube videos, comedy videos and advice videos with simple things. like how to do something or whatnot. but it'll be funny so i hope it'll make people smile. i haven't made the channel yet. i was hoping if i was successful it might be a summer job. that's another thing. i'm not old enough for many jobs. i'm only 14. i don't have friends so i can't really babysit or anything. there aren't many places where you can make money at 14. i'm bored constantly. i go on the computer all day long and i can't figure out what my purpose is in life. it's probably too early to figure that out anyways. youtube videos keep me laughing and smiling and entertained through the days.
    my questions are:
    how can i learn chinese? i'm 14 and most chinese schools teach lil kids. even the lil kids know how to speak so i'll look like a doofus around them. im not very into learning but it's embarrassing when i can't even talk to my grandparents on the phone. my mom fails at teaching me. i wish she could've taught me sooner but that options gone already.
    how can i start youtube videos? my mom has a mac but i can't use it often. i have a pc and i only have windows movie maker. i don't have many ideas but i have a dream to be successful and make people smile. i dont want a 1 hit wonder i just want to see where this goes. any tips? for some obvious reason attractive people always get the most views. i'm pretty average... to be honest. i have no idea how i can get people past this "idea". btw i can't wear makeup my mom doesn't allow it. i don't have acne *phew* yet but i just want tips on making good and funny videos. well besides being myself lol.
    can i get a job at 14? im a shy person too. i dont have many friends. what kind of jobs could i possibly get? besides babysitting and lawnmowing or lemonade stands lol.
    and i want to overcome my shyness. ik it takes time to do this but seriously that's probably the reason why i have few friends. they''re close and i can trust them. i just don't want to be a loner forever.
    guys thank you so much for your time if you answer this i really appreciate it. i've even grown WHITE hairs (i have black asian hair lol) from all my stress. i just want some clues and guidance. i can't really talk to my parents because they will never understand. and im shy lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you moved into any part of CA where there's a Chinese community nearby, you can go to Saturday School to learn Chinese. I'm not Chinese but my best friend through school and into adulthood was. She went to Saturday School and I learned some from her and her mom and brothers. When I went to UCLA I took a couple of classes in Mandarin. Ni Hao. It's better to look like a doofus for a little while and learn Chinese than look mature, serious and grown up and not learn Chinese.

      What I learned from her and her 4 brothers is that Chinese kids aren't much different from the rest of us except they are more directed by their parents and seem less free to choose how to use their time. You haven't made peace with who you are yet and that's OK. You're a teenager and going through the normal teen angst and doubts. Once you get out of high school and into university, it'll still be stressful but your mind will settle down because you'll be closer to your future.

      To know about making videos, you have to watch videos critically. What makes a video good? What makes a video bad? Hint: it's not the "coolness" of the person or their wild makeup. It's the fact that they are honestly themselves. You can't be a fake in front of the camera unless you're already a great actress. Make some vids just playing around. Watch them. If you like what you see, others will like it, too. You don't have to post everything you make to YouTube. You could start with a very honest video journal. Talk about what you've written in your question. Talk about learning Chinese. Be sure to "love" the camera. In other words, don't lecture but use some facial expressions and gestures. Be a real person.

      Good Luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Would you expect wight-gain when treated from Bulimia Nervosa?
    I have been a bulimic for 6 years now. I would rather say recently I switched to binge-eating disorder during my attempts to recover so I don't compensate now, but then I binge and go on a 4-day diet to lose what I ate. I went to a pshychatrist and the meal-plan she gave me, I tried and it makes you gain weight and she said I have to eat all that everyday. my stomach hurts what a hell. So, am I supposed to gain weight for a while until cured and THEN lose it back in a HEALTHY WAY?
    I am not underweight, I have a BMI of 23, so I am on the border of obesity ( BMI's have been modified only for South Asians because we are at higher risks of diabetes) so 23 is about obese. HOW TO BE TREATED FROM BULIMIA OR BING-EATING DISORGER? HOW ABOUT IN-PATIENT TREATMENT? is it the best way?

    what can I do? I want to recover in one year only or less, please help...
    thank u

    • ANSWER:
      this is a really complex question, and honestly, i can't tell you anything with 100% certainty without being a medical professional and without knowing you. however, i'll try my best to answer your questions using what experience i have (i'm a recovering anorexic).
      first, it is technically 'compensating' if you diet to extremes after a binge, but i'm pretty sure it's better than purging (congratulations on overcoming that). i'm not sure about the recovery plan for bulimics, although i do have a few bulimic friends. it would seem rational to me that your recovery would mostly focus on returning you to a point where you don't feel as though you have to purge and you can eat in a healthy manner. my assumption about that has always been that a bulimia treatment plan would mostly focus on preventing the binge-and-purge cycle rather than forcing you to gain weight, but i don't really know. i would think that if you can eat a normal day's worth of food without restricting or purging, that would be considered a step in recovery.
      as far as inpatient treatment, there isn't one way that is best for everyone, but if you feel like that's what you need, you should seriously consider it and talk it over with your doctor or someone who's overseeing your treatment. if you want to recover quickly, inpatient treatment offers a really intense program and if you're open-minded and want to get something from it, i would think that it would benefit you a lot, but everyone's different. for me, inpatient treatment made things more difficult, but most of my friends with eating disorders (especially those who are recovered) say that it helped them a ton.
      good luck in your recovery!


Asian Diabetes Cure

One Chinese herb that shows promise in the treatment of diabetes in called mai men dong or ophiopogon. Research done in China has demonstrated that it can potentially stimulate regeneration of cells in the Islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. The cells in this part of the pancreas are responsible for the proper production of insulin, and therefore the proper processing of blood sugar in the body. Stimulating regeneration of these cells can potentially reverse diabetes in adult-onset diabetics.

Bitter melon, also known as balsam pear, is a tropical vegetable widely cultivated in Asia, Africa and South America, and has been used extensively in folk medicine as a remedy for diabetes. The blood sugar lowering action of the fresh juice or extract of the unripe fruit has been clearly established in both experimental and clinical studies.

Asian ginseng is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat diabetes. It has been shown to enhance the release of insulin from the pancreas and to increase the number of insulin receptors. It also has a direct blood sugar-lowering effect.

A recent study found that 200 mg of ginseng extract per day improved blood sugar control as well as energy levels in Type 2 diabetes (NIDDM).

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    diabetes cure at the Asian diabetic association?
    where do I find information on it on it and the herbs that are supposed to be used? and don't say it doesn't exist because that is just being shortsighted. do I need to join the Kevin tredaeu website or email someone or what?
    I say dont say there isn't one. and then tink says just that. Tredaeu is a brilliant guy for bringing us this info and I believe him. worst comes the worst I'll get a subscription to his site.

    • ANSWER:
      That swine Trudeau will tell you about gymnema sylvestre - which does balance out sugar, but in 98% of people who have been formally diagnosed with diabetes, it just wont cut the mustard

      If you want to look up that herb, please do. I suggest everyone educate themselves to options - but whatever it is you do read, read with a healthy dose of skepticism, please. There are plenty of people on the internet who would sell you thier own mother for only .95

      Google pubmed - then plug gymnema into the search engine (I would do it here, but its an internal serach engine, and any link I put here wont actually take you there) - - that will give you the results of peer reviewed studies on the matter - - and there are some...so its worth looking.

      Dietary changes and excercise - thats your best bet - and I'm sure your doctor has suggested it. Please take it into consideration.

      Good Luck

  2. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about a natural diabetes "cure"...?
    mentioned by Kevin Trudeau in his updated edition of his "Natural Cures" book. He references an interview with a Dr. Yung Su Kim and a "combination of herbs researched at the University of Calgary, called by the Asian Diabetic Association" the final cure for diabetes.

    I've googled this as best I could but come up with a variety of different things. Has anyone found this product or even used it that can tell me more?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    • ANSWER:
      Global trotter is half right. Allow me to amplify on his/her answer.
      Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is not curable but it is REVERSIBLE.
      The first step, if you are overweight, is weight loss. This in itself may be enough to reverse your BG numbers.
      Tofu and other soy products are harmful and should be avoided; the only safe soy is that which has been FERMENTED: tempeh, miso and natto.
      Quality protein is necessary for good health. Fish is terrific but high in mercury; choose small fish, low on the food chain, like sardines and herring, or choose a quality fish oil like Garden of Life or Carlson's. Go for organic meats and poultry if at all possible (you may be able to find an affordable local source) since commercial meats are pumped full of undesirable hormones and antibiotics.
      Choose veggies that are not starchy and not calorie-dense. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, spinach, chard, mushrooms - you get the idea. Stay away from potatoes, yams, etc.
      Avoid grains, yes, even whole grains. No refined flours, white rice, pasta. I've found oatmeal (5-minute, not instant) to be the only grain that does not spike my blood glucose. No sweeteners, or course. In fact, it should be obvious that sugar in any form is off the menu if you are serious about reversing DMT2. The only non-calorie sweetener that is perfectly safe is stevia.

      Whole eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Include healthy fats as well to help you feel full: butter, lard, raw cream, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil. Avoid Omega-6 fats like margarine and vegetable oils; not only are they GMO, they upset our Omega-3 vs. Omega-6 balance that is instrumental in heart disease.

      Global trotter is right about exercise too. A half-hour of walking a day would be ideal, but any activity is helpful, even 10-minute bursts of this and that. The more activity, the faster those numbers come down.

      There are a whole series of supplements and herbs that are supposed to help lower BG or improve insulin receptivity. I've tried them all - cinnamon, bitter melon, GTF chromium, ALA, Gymnema Sylvestre etc. - none of them helped me at all. Diet and exercise are what's working for me. Good luck and stay focused!

  3. QUESTION:
    Muslims, if pigs are unclean, than why did "Allah" put a cure for diabetes in them?!?
    "Pigs from a remote group of islands could hold the key to treating diabetes, doctors believe." - Daily Telegraph, Experimental diabetes treatment will inject humans with pig cells.

    "A company trialling an effective cure for type 1 diabetes has provided a clear safety and tolerance review. The company, based in New Zealand, has found a way to transplant functional pig cells that produce insulin into humans." - Diabetes.co.uk, Pig cells and potential diabetes cure found to be safe for humans.

    Muslims, pigs (which you regard as being 'unclean') hold a key to cure diabetes according to latest medical research, so why did Allah and Muhammad prohibit pigs for consumption and even medical use (I'll discuss that below) despite Southern-Asians and Mid-easterns - which many are Muslims -are more exposed to Diabetes compared to people of the west? Surely, the Qu'ran promoting the use of medicines and a God who sees the future would of put this cure in a clean animal such as a lamb or cow than ofcourse a un-clean animal like a pig?

    I also read something similar regarding this on a Islamic website and they said it's still un-permissible to use "haram" stuff in medications. According to one of many quotes from the Hadith they've put, Muhammad said, "seek medication, O servants of Allah, for Allah never created an illness without creating a cure for it" and "Allah does not put your cure in that which He has forbidden for you." Again, that raises a question what's begging an answer if you regard this issue.

    So Muslims, how'd you respond to this and what do you think of it O.o?!

    Sources:

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2010/Apr/pig-cells-and-potential-diabetes-cure-found-to-be-safe-for-humans-96126624.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1201672/Experimental-diabetes-treatment-inject-humans-pig-cells.html

    http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503544812
    Dream I'm a Muslim - I see your point but what you what you're saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That's in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah - being the creator of everything including pigs - creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then says it's haram... wow... Just wow =|!
    Dream I'm a Muslim - I see your point but what you what you're saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That's in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah - being the creator of everything including pigs - creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then brings down a prophet to says it's haram... wow... Just wow =|!

    Shape-shifter - I'm not talking about ancient times; I'm talking about our present times ¬¬!
    Um Huda - can't you see the point in my question? I'm not talking about the consumption of pork; I'm talking about the diabetes cure that has been found in pigs. On what you're saying, however, I think the consumption of pork taken in moderation is perfectly safe. If there was a hazard because of the consumption of pork, I'm sure there would of had a health hazard regarding pork by now in England since it's a popular food over here.
    Alice - No, I'm not a "moron who's just hating on Muslims." I have Muslims friends who I get along with who understands my views against Islam and I also understand their views that's against Christianity. This is just a question that I want to see how Muslims respond to since they believe Pork cannot be beneficial when according to Medical Science it is. That's all.

    Carry on hating Christians if you want to. Actually, if that's the case, you're as bad as me and infact more bad than me since you're criticizing and judging people of some religion rather than criticizing and judging the religion of some people.
    Sweet as Strawberry - "Seriously get real. Your stupidity is stunning, I for one know I'm not like you , I'm Better than you!"

    "If you want eat Pork, then eat it! I'm glad I don't eat food that was considered food for the poor a century ago!"

    Wow! Somebody seems full of themselves today ¬¬! Anyways, you're just repeating what "Dream I'm a Muslim" said! I know that it's still in the process but Medical Scientists and Doctors have been doing this research on pigs for almost a decade (fact!), so their must be something to it since it's been going on for that long which is acceptable to put into consideration; plus, you being the son of a doctor and a intelligent teen, I'm sure you know that Insulin that's used for treating people with type 1 diabetes is the one that comes from pigs.

    "So their might be Alternative for Muslims and Others who don't eat pork!".....so it's better to use the latter than the former O.o?! Wow.... just wow!
    Dream I'm a Muslim - you keep saying that! I'm talking about the cure for diabetes what's found in pigs; not eating pigs. Looks can be deceiving, so don't try and like their not.

    • ANSWER:
      Too bad Mohammad believed in having sex with little girls but didn't want anyone eating ham.

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do people of Ethnic backgrounds have higher risk of diabetes? Please see below?
    The Canadian Diabetes Association states on their website that the "high risk population" are those of "Aboriginal, Hispanic, Asian, South Asian, or African descent."
    Why do people of these backgrounds have higher risks of diabetes?
    In your opinion, do you think diabetes (type 1 or 2) will be cured in the next 15 years?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, people of non-white ethnicity have a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes.

      White people have a higher risk for Type 1 diabetes. The highest incidence of Type 1 diabetes is in Finland.

      I don't know why people of ethnic backgrounds have a higher risk for Type 2, but it does go to show that many of the main risk factors for Type 2 are unchangeable, and hence it is not something that can actually be prevented.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    A cure for mild Pancreatitis?
    My boyfriend has pancreatitis, I don't think it's acute or chronic, because he has a mild case of it. (as in his enzyme count was nowhere near the 1000s, and he doesn't vomit, no fever, just stomach-like pains an diarrhea problems) He doesn't drink at all, there is no diabetes history in his family, and he is only 19. The pain started about two months ago and we took him to the ER about a month ago because the pain was unbearable. After the hospital pumped him with fluids and put him on a liquid he was fine and was released from the hospital. The doctor did not put him on a strict diet, just no asian, mexican, or spicy foods. A week later, he's experiencing the same pains. He doesn't want to go back to the hospital, simply because we know that after he gets better, he will go back to feeling the same ... Will this be an on/off thing for the rest of his life? Is there anything that will make it go away since it is a mild case??
    He's already taken blood tests.. etc. they have already determined he has pancreatitis

    • ANSWER:
      Almost always caused by gallbladder. Make sure its checked and double checked!

  8. QUESTION:
    Celiacs,Diabetes,Aspergers,Parkinson's,ADHD,Idiopathic periferal neuropathy have what in common?
    The new philosphy is that if you come to America, you need to subscribe to a politically correct food chart. Never mind the fact that within the asian race, we have evolutionary dietary differences.Should we feed whale blubber to a fillipeno or shoulf we feed the eskimo kiwis? Which is healthy? Now look at the food chart when you learn that 35 percent of america hold the dread HLA DQ2 genetic modifier that help define celiacs. That the irish girl who evolved around eating high fat meats and ground starches, and tell her to eat 99 servings of wheat a day. Then ask the once beautiful young bright girl, what had happened? Why is she heavy and addictive? Why is america very overweight? Ask her if she likes the food chart after she has been vommiting for half her life. Ask her if she want to be a hero when she goes gluten free.Ask the medical giant of america, to acknowledge world effective cures of gluten free for the mentally ill. Time is wasting and autism is rampent. Wake up!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDIkpY6QsQU

  9. QUESTION:
    i just want to know how i can fix this?
    im a teen about to go to high school. i have no sibs around. i just moved to sunny california and i have absolutely no friends here. i constantly skype, facebook, tweet, and tumble with my old friends because i have way too much time. i'm almost positive i have some mild depression that's been going on from 4th/5th grade. i'm about to go into 9th grade. im chinese and i dont even know how to speak chinese or read it. i have to keep up my grades no matter what because i have typical asian parents that want me to do well in school. my parents used to fight a lot and now they've calmed down but still i worry constantly if they'll just separate on an ungiven day. i'm a typical teenage girl that worries about her complexion and her character and her weight and height. i'm barely 5ft tall and i've never had a boyfriend. im not allowed to but i dont want one anyways. i question myself almost everyday "what is life for?" i plan becoming a doctor when i grow up because i want to help people. since my dad has diabetes i want to find a cure for him and since i have peanut allergies, i want to help people with allergies as well. i also plan on making youtube videos, comedy videos and advice videos with simple things. like how to do something or whatnot. but it'll be funny so i hope it'll make people smile. i haven't made the channel yet. i was hoping if i was successful it might be a summer job. that's another thing. i'm not old enough for many jobs. i'm only 14. i don't have friends so i can't really babysit or anything. there aren't many places where you can make money at 14. i'm bored constantly. i go on the computer all day long and i can't figure out what my purpose is in life. it's probably too early to figure that out anyways. youtube videos keep me laughing and smiling and entertained through the days.
    my questions are:
    how can i learn chinese? i'm 14 and most chinese schools teach lil kids. even the lil kids know how to speak so i'll look like a doofus around them. im not very into learning but it's embarrassing when i can't even talk to my grandparents on the phone. my mom fails at teaching me. i wish she could've taught me sooner but that options gone already.
    how can i start youtube videos? my mom has a mac but i can't use it often. i have a pc and i only have windows movie maker. i don't have many ideas but i have a dream to be successful and make people smile. i dont want a 1 hit wonder i just want to see where this goes. any tips? for some obvious reason attractive people always get the most views. i'm pretty average... to be honest. i have no idea how i can get people past this "idea". btw i can't wear makeup my mom doesn't allow it. i don't have acne *phew* yet but i just want tips on making good and funny videos. well besides being myself lol.
    can i get a job at 14? im a shy person too. i dont have many friends. what kind of jobs could i possibly get? besides babysitting and lawnmowing or lemonade stands lol.
    and i want to overcome my shyness. ik it takes time to do this but seriously that's probably the reason why i have few friends. they''re close and i can trust them. i just don't want to be a loner forever.
    guys thank you so much for your time if you answer this i really appreciate it. i've even grown WHITE hairs (i have black asian hair lol) from all my stress. i just want some clues and guidance. i can't really talk to my parents because they will never understand. and im shy lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you moved into any part of CA where there's a Chinese community nearby, you can go to Saturday School to learn Chinese. I'm not Chinese but my best friend through school and into adulthood was. She went to Saturday School and I learned some from her and her mom and brothers. When I went to UCLA I took a couple of classes in Mandarin. Ni Hao. It's better to look like a doofus for a little while and learn Chinese than look mature, serious and grown up and not learn Chinese.

      What I learned from her and her 4 brothers is that Chinese kids aren't much different from the rest of us except they are more directed by their parents and seem less free to choose how to use their time. You haven't made peace with who you are yet and that's OK. You're a teenager and going through the normal teen angst and doubts. Once you get out of high school and into university, it'll still be stressful but your mind will settle down because you'll be closer to your future.

      To know about making videos, you have to watch videos critically. What makes a video good? What makes a video bad? Hint: it's not the "coolness" of the person or their wild makeup. It's the fact that they are honestly themselves. You can't be a fake in front of the camera unless you're already a great actress. Make some vids just playing around. Watch them. If you like what you see, others will like it, too. You don't have to post everything you make to YouTube. You could start with a very honest video journal. Talk about what you've written in your question. Talk about learning Chinese. Be sure to "love" the camera. In other words, don't lecture but use some facial expressions and gestures. Be a real person.

      Good Luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Would you expect wight-gain when treated from Bulimia Nervosa?
    I have been a bulimic for 6 years now. I would rather say recently I switched to binge-eating disorder during my attempts to recover so I don't compensate now, but then I binge and go on a 4-day diet to lose what I ate. I went to a pshychatrist and the meal-plan she gave me, I tried and it makes you gain weight and she said I have to eat all that everyday. my stomach hurts what a hell. So, am I supposed to gain weight for a while until cured and THEN lose it back in a HEALTHY WAY?
    I am not underweight, I have a BMI of 23, so I am on the border of obesity ( BMI's have been modified only for South Asians because we are at higher risks of diabetes) so 23 is about obese. HOW TO BE TREATED FROM BULIMIA OR BING-EATING DISORGER? HOW ABOUT IN-PATIENT TREATMENT? is it the best way?

    what can I do? I want to recover in one year only or less, please help...
    thank u

    • ANSWER:
      this is a really complex question, and honestly, i can't tell you anything with 100% certainty without being a medical professional and without knowing you. however, i'll try my best to answer your questions using what experience i have (i'm a recovering anorexic).
      first, it is technically 'compensating' if you diet to extremes after a binge, but i'm pretty sure it's better than purging (congratulations on overcoming that). i'm not sure about the recovery plan for bulimics, although i do have a few bulimic friends. it would seem rational to me that your recovery would mostly focus on returning you to a point where you don't feel as though you have to purge and you can eat in a healthy manner. my assumption about that has always been that a bulimia treatment plan would mostly focus on preventing the binge-and-purge cycle rather than forcing you to gain weight, but i don't really know. i would think that if you can eat a normal day's worth of food without restricting or purging, that would be considered a step in recovery.
      as far as inpatient treatment, there isn't one way that is best for everyone, but if you feel like that's what you need, you should seriously consider it and talk it over with your doctor or someone who's overseeing your treatment. if you want to recover quickly, inpatient treatment offers a really intense program and if you're open-minded and want to get something from it, i would think that it would benefit you a lot, but everyone's different. for me, inpatient treatment made things more difficult, but most of my friends with eating disorders (especially those who are recovered) say that it helped them a ton.
      good luck in your recovery!


American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is a national nonprofit organization that promotes scientific research in diabetes, public information regarding diabetes and advocacy for diabetics. The organization was founded in 1940 and has programs operational in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. This is an organization that reaches hundreds of communities year round for the benefit of those with diabetes.

The stated mission of the American Diabetes Association is to find ways to prevent and cure diabetes as well as to improve the lives of all people who are affected by diabetes. Diabetes affects millions of Americans and the Association works on their behalf to find ways to make the disease easier to live with and possibly to prevent. It also supports research efforts at a number of academic organizations.

The American Diabetes Association funds scientific research and publishes the scientific findings that its researchers discover. The Association provides whatever information or service people with diabetes, their loved ones, health professionals or the public may need. Advocating for the rights of those with diabetes is also a part of what the association does on a routine basis.

The American Diabetes Association supports a national call center that received over 350,000 calls in the past year from people with questions, concerns or who needed support from the organization. It raises money to support research efforts, information programs and advocacy programs to help the 20 million individuals in the United States who suffers from diabetes mellitus.

The American Diabetes Association feels it has a responsibility to make sure that all work done under the auspices of the Association is above board. For that reason, they have developed a whistleblower program that allows people to report any suspected fraudulent or dishonest conduct related to resources supported by the Association.

One of the ways the American Diabetes Association raises money is through its online store. This is where they sell a large variety of cookbooks for diabetics, meal planning devices, self-care guides and other educational material for those who need help in managing their diabetes. They also have multiple events and fundraisers that increase the awareness of diabetes and raise money to support the various aspects of their mission.

An individual can become a member of the American Diabetic Association as an individual or as a health professional. In addition, the Association has thousands of children and adults who volunteer each year and various fundraisers and to help the Association function. Celebrities also help to make money for the organization every year.

Corporations can sponsor the American Diabetic Association. Through corporate sponsorship, research can be accomplished and a large amount of funds can help the Association function every year. In addition, the Association has coalitions and collaborations with organizations such as the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Cardiology and the Diabetes Care Coalition. It even collaborates with Nickelodeon to help children understand the benefits of diabetic prevention and management.


Alternative Diabetes Cures

Difficulites with DIABETES CONTROL and Blood Sugar Level?

This condition makes the person sugar level to rise due to insulin deficiency or insulin malfunction.

WHAT IS DIABETES? WHY DO WE NEED TO SLASH DOWN OUR SUGAR INTAKE?

If not properly attended to, diabetes may become persistent that could even lead other organ malfunction and other complication. This causes the blood sugar to builds up in the blood instead of going into cells making the pancreas produce even more insulin. You may also need to take medicine to control your blood sugar level. But aside from the fact that this is all about high level of sugar in the body, another common thing is this will last for a lifetime. It may come into injections by a syringe, insulin pump, or insulin pen.

It is necessary to breakdown our sugar intake into small particles to be able to maximize by our body to produce fuel and energy for our day to day activities. Sounds alarming! That's why Governments and other healthcare providers around the world are initiating efforts to invest in health education, diagnosis and treatments for this chronic, unbearable - but controllable disorder.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any known alternative cures for Diabetes?
    Looking for an alternative or otherwise cure or aid in dramatically reducing the blood sugar level of diabetics.

    • ANSWER:
      Not a one. There is a widespread back of the mind conviction among many that there exists an entire alternative medical structure (ancient knowledge, traditional approaches, ...) which offers cures or treatment ordinary medicine does not. That's a false belief, by and large. Any natural cures which worked as well as ordinary medicine would be quite prominent indeed and wouldn't remain alternative for very long.

      consider, in the case of diabetes alone, that a plant long known to help with diabetes (goat's rue) is the source of Glucophage (metformin) and the biguanides generally. Gila monsters (the poisonous lizard from the N American SW desert) is the source of a new diabetes drug nearing approval and release for clinical use. An herb, used in cosmetics because it makes the pupil larger in small doses, is the source of digitalis, still one of the primary drugs in cardiovascular medicine.

      The common sorts of diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2) is a condition without a cure. And it's a real pain literally and figuratively. There is a lot of quackery and snake oil om consequence. so far, diabetes related research has earned 4 Nobel Prizes, and any advance as effective as some of the advertising claims about 'traditional' cures or treatments would be high on the eligible list for another.

      We now understand diabetes about as well as we understand broken legs. There's little treatment for a broken leg aside from setting it, splinting it, treating it carefully, and waiting. And for good reason. Likewise there's good understanding of what's going on in diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and what would be needed to fix them (mostly). We can't do that yet, just as we can't get a broken leg to mend in a couple of days. And that's the state of the art in diabetes treatment, alternative included.

      Someday, there'll be a cure... Would save a bundle of money and a lot of nuisance. Support diabetes research and encourage those with research money to assign some to diabetes.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any alternative treatments/cures for Diabetes?
    In 1995 I suffered from acute pancreatitis. Surgeons removed 90% of my pancreas and this left me Type 2 diabetic. I was doing fine on pills until this past december my Endocrinologist decided to put me on Humulin R(about 15 units before meals) and and later on added Lantus(about 55 units 2x day) Insulins. In addition I've eaten healthier but I've gained about 20lbs. I really hate this and I want to get off insulin but doctors tell me that i had been using the pills (glyburide/metformin < and other variants of all these before that> and Actos) for too long and its not healthy for my liver. I'd prefer to not be on insulin dependency. I know there are stem cell studies and other research going on. But is there anything else I should be looking into ? Is insulin safe? The ingredients are horrific!
    Has anyone had success with other methods???
    I live in Arizona I'm a 44 year old male.
    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      For type I and type II diabetics...

      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, 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. 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 recent 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.

      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 absorbtion? 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.

      Read more about it here:
      http://www.diabetesimprovement.com/

      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

      Here's another great health site with all kinds of general health information:
      http://www.chetday.com

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there an alternative cure for type 1 diabetes, that does not still require insulin?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, there is none. The primary defect of the body in type 1 diabetes is it is unable to produce insulin for its own use. That is why we give type 1 diabetics insulin but not type 2 diabetics because they can produce their own insulin but they are "resistant" to it. If someone can find an alternative medicine that is ABSOLUTELY PROVEN through randomized, double blind studies to be able to repair the pancreas so that the body can produce insulin, then they're going to be a hero.

  4. QUESTION:
    Which is the best alternative drug for curing diabetes?
    Diabetes type 2

    • ANSWER:
      Drew Carey's type 2 diabetes went away after he lost a bunch of his weight.

      Diet & exercise will do wonders. :)

  5. QUESTION:
    alternative natural cure for jaundice and diabetes?
    I am new here my husband told me to try asking my question here and I hope I can get some help.

    My dad has both jaundise and diabetes. his health seems to be getting worse. Im not sure that his medications are helping him. He takes metforman and adriamycin. He seems to be getting worse.

    i just want to know if anyone has heard of any alternitive natural cures and therapies that might work for his conditions. I am open to any ideas. Thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      Why is he on Adriamycin? Is there some information you are not giving? Adriamycin is a chemotherapy agent.
      Metformin is an anti-diabetic drug with a possible side effect of LIVER DAMAGE and jaundice. (see reference given) Sounds like he needs to be on something different...now. Even if he has to take insulin shots for a while , I would think that would be better than those potentially life-threatening side effects. THEN you can pursue natural options once you stop the poisoning. If he gets on something with less damaging side-effects, then he can pursue other options to stop diabetes (depending on cause). Exercise included. Since you don't mention that he takes insulin shots, that probably means his pancreas is still functional...so, dietary and lifestyle modifications will help a great deal.

      eg: If your thumb hurt, you'd want to stop hitting it with a hammer before wrapping it and applying ice.

  6. QUESTION:
    Diabetes, cure/treatment, what alternatives are there?
    A dear friend of mine, 57y/o female, has done everything she knows to stop the progression. I am sending a note in a bottle out to you, the loving individuals who respond to these questions, for some new ideas.

    Divine blessings upon you!

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there is no cure for either type of diabetes. If she is type 2 a healthy diet and exercise can help to a point. She will need to watch her diet, get daily exercise, and visit her doctor every 3 months. Tell her to take her meds exactly as the doctor has instructed her, and get a dietitian or nutritionist. My nutritionist told me about the South Beach diet. It teaches about good and bad carbs, gives lists of food to eat and not to eat. It is not an exchange diet and does not count carbs or calories. It's very easy and healthy. If she were to decide to use this diet, tell her to skip phase one and start with phase two. Stay away from white bread, and anything thing made with white flour, including pastas. No white potatoes and no white rice. If she is type 2, she will have to watch her diet closely. I have tried so many alternative methods of treating diabetes, and most of them did my body harm. I ended up almost dying and in the hospital from herbal treatment from a very reputable Chinese doctor. Just do what the doctor says. Good luck to the both of you.

  7. QUESTION:
    Have you or someone you know cured cancer, diabetes or autoimmune diseases using alternative medicine?
    If so, what did you/they do?

    What kind of doctor did you see?
    My dad cured his cancer by alternative means.

    When I stopped eating gluten, the antibodies for my autoimmune disease went down 100 fold. But was not completely cured. I imagine if I can get it to go down that much, there must be a way to get it to go down to the point where I just don't have it anymore.

    And diabetes, seem to have gotten from taking so many steroids for the autoimmune disease, (fck mainstream medicine). But that seem curable as well.

    Since most of my solutions have come about from my own research. I was just wondering how other people have cured themselves.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, personally and I know of thousands of cases of all three of these being cured with natural means.
      The links on my page are good resources. It would take me too long to explain HOW on all of them, and for different people they need different things. For example, one person's cancer may be caused by chemical exposure, while another person's cancer could be cause by a rotten tooth (it's very commmon for the infection in teeth to drain into the body and cause cancer).

      With diabetes Dr. Gabriel Cousens MD has had tremendous success using fasting and supplements (and he's got documented cases of people being cured of type 2). Again, check out the links on my page. Everyone above who denies this is laughable, the proof is in the pudding.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is it with diabetes and all these alternatives to real tried tested documented and true medical advice? ?
    There is so much information in this forum about diets, and supplements, and chamomille tea, and all kinds of other homeopathic diabetes cures. Do people really believe in this hocus pocus medicine? Why not see an endocrinologist? Why not take the medication that you are prescribed and then monitor your blood sugar as directed? Diabetes has such awful complications - why mess around with potential complications?
    I'm just really surprised with the amount of bad and potentially harmful advice here. My son has type 1 diabetes, and I've been to A LOT of classes and support groups and have been involved with JDRF and ADA functions and never ever once have I heard a doctor or educator saying "drink chamomille tea" or anything along those lines as a form of treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Because most people think they need to work against authority, instead of accepting the authority of a physician to help. In other words, most people will do ANYTHING other than what they are told.

      Another reason is our deep-seated belief in magic. We WANT things to happen "mysteriously", and so accept the "magic potion" cure. Therefore, when an answer seem to come from "the mysterious east", it MUST be good because those people know more about magic than anybody!

      Diabetes is one of the best understood disease around. That doesn't mean they know how to cure it, but its causes and effects are well understood. Blood sugar values is one of the best documented features of the human body, as out the effects of BOTH high blood sugar and low blood sugar.

      Those people that insist on following something other than what is the best that science has to offer at this time are ignorant, foolish, or both.

  9. QUESTION:
    Anyone cured themselves from Type II Diabetes?
    [I decided to ask in Alternative medicine this time...]

    I know it is curable. There just seems to be limited literature on how exactly it works. How long did it take?

    Weight loss, mineral supplements, regular exercise, impecable diet, and sea salt baths....

    When did you 'know' you were cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 diabetes is reversible. It takes 7-12 months to achieve because you need wait for the insulin resistant cells in your body die and regenerate insulin-accepting cells.

      The problem with insulin resistance is in the cell wall. Insulin and other nutrients, such as vitamin C, cannot pass through the cell wall. As you may very well know, cell walls are made mostly out of lipids (meaning fats). Your cell walls have become deformed or disrupted because you were consuming bad oils, anti-neoplastic drugs (cancer drugs), and/or malnutrition.

      Your solution is simple: You need to regenerate cells that don’t do that. In order to do that, you need to eat fat. Yes. Cell walls are made out of cholesterol and fatty acids. That is what you need to eat. You need to eat GOOD fats that will allow your body the building blocks to generate healthy cells!! That means no fried foods, no eating out, no margarine or hydrogenated oils. The only oils that you may have plenty of are mechanically processed oils with the exclusion of canola, cottonseed or soybean oils.

      I recommend getting the book “Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill” by Udo Erasmus as this will give you a better idea of what kind of fats you should consume and in what proportions. For example, it is important to eat the right kinds of fats, but you must also eat the different kinds of fats in the correct proportion (Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids).

      Other supplements that will assist in softening the cell wall [in order to allow insulin through] are vanadyl sulfate and cinnamon. Both of these are also insulin imitators so you will see and drop in blood sugar almost right away.

      There is nothing genetic about Type 2 diabetes. It is just that people from the same family tend to eat the same. Even Type 1 diabetes is inconclusive on whether or not it is genetic. There have been twins’ studies done on Type 1 diabetes. They have shown to have only a 23% or 38% concordance rate among identical twins. If Type 1 diabetes was purely genetic, the concordance rate would be 100% among identical twins.

      Good luck to you! I hope this helps.

      Please email me if you have any questions.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is technology held back,in both medical and in energy ?
    What is the opinion out there? For instance, how can they clone meat,complete animals,etc and not be able to cure diabetes? Too much money to be made? Ditto for alternative fuel - coal gasification (see Germany , WW II), Hydrogen as a fuel for automobiles - cheap , plentiful and burns clean ? How very primitive the electric car batteries look 631 Little Batteries in a heavy block!? Can we thank the coperations for the New Dark Ages?

    • ANSWER:
      Information is power. Today you know that we are in a infrastructure hold-back. California is one of the leaders in the old movement: no nuks, no roads, no new power poles, no more dams, no more refineries, no drilling for oil... It is like we can now have the advantages of China (which has no infrastructure) and not worry that we missed a generation. We can build new electric airplanes, electric trains, electric cars and not import oil. This technology is on CoolingEarth.org. And you can help it not to be held back by getting your friends to help this great charity (OK soon charity)

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a cure for dry, coughing spasms? and what can I do to build up resistance for the future?
    When I have a cold or flu it usually ends with a very dry painful cough. Coughing fits start with little or no warning and remind me of when I had whooping cough as a child. These spasms can be very frightening leaving me fighting for breath and feeling totally exhausted, and the current cough is the worse I have experienced for years.

    So far I have tried Pholcodine dry cough linctus, but this doesn't seem to be working very well this time.

    As I have Diabetes type 2 I have seen a doctor, and been put on a course of antibiotics.

    As winter hasn't started yet I am dreading the next few months, and would also like to know if there is anything I can do or take as a preventative for the future. I will be particularly interested to know of any alternative remedies
    .

    • ANSWER:
      Please get yourself checked for TROPICAL EOSINOPHILIA. It will show up as a raised eosinophil count in your blood. Treatment is effective with a course of Hetrazan. Talk to your own doctor about it. Cheer up and do not fear the winters.

  12. QUESTION:
    People are amazing. They follow ideas like a herd of cows. Doesn't anyone watch Pinn and Teller?
    Here's a few examples:

    1. Some of the non-sense is that their MD has their best interest at heart and dismisses alternative medical cures that work for things like cancer and diabetes.

    It amazes me how thick people are to not see through the medical communities BS. Cancer is very much curable and so are many conditions and diseases. Thank God for alternative medicine!

    2. Another point is how people really believe that after a guy is just accused of a sex crime he is hung out to dry Innocent or not. I talked with attorneys about this and was told in these cases it really is guilty first and not innocent.

    Sex offenders really? After completing probation, mandated therapy, registration and prison time the likelihood of re-offense is very rare. Okay, a couple of times a year you'll have a guy seriously re-offend, but for those few we have how many living law biting lives? Huh, like over 900,000.

    As was stated on Pinn and Teller; little Johnny or Sally are more safe than ever regardless of what the media would have you believe!

    The largest growing group of sex offenders are from those without a history and are first time offenses! Just? many of those convicted are truly innocent!

    Now 30 or 40 years ago there was freaking sex-offenders all over the place and not being charged. Today those victims have gone nuts by destroying the innocent along with the guilty!

    3. About immagration. My house keeper owns two houses,been here 25 years, pays taxes and is law biting non-citizen, but she fears getting deported while her friends just use an illegal SSN. She refuses to do that but for not doing so she may be punished by deportation. That is BS.

    4. Another thing going to the dentist. Do you know what the dentist pays for a crown? Between -. Talk about a mark up. The dentist in Mexico is much more reasonable! These doctors are pre-screed by tour companies that go there for dental. I grew up in the dental field. Why aren't we going where it's as good but within reason? My parent owned dental clinics in Texas AND OKLAHOMA in the 70s. So I no all the BS a dentist will use to justify pricing and it's just that BS.

    We are American's let start being rebels for our rights! I love Pin and Teller (although I don't always agree with them) I respect where they're coming from. They're stand up guys.

    NOTE: I know that's a lot to chew on. What do you think about these points and do you have other examples?
    Cure for cancer? one ask. Okay, I'll make it as simple as I can. Change diet, talk with a Naturopathic doctor (ND). They'll test your blood and focus to build up your natural immune system to defeat the cancer. So, the real healing comes from you not them.
    It was mentioned that Naturopaths are expensive. Well, no that isn't true. Compare that with the cost of chemo a general MD and an Oncologist. I would say as a rule naturopathic doctors are much more reasonable. Hey, they had cured my sister of cancer!

    • ANSWER:
      Never even heard of Pinn and Teller.

  13. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  14. QUESTION:
    Where is glyoxylide used?
    This is an alternative medicine used to cure a variety of ailments from cancer to diabetes to blood pressure problems. Dr. Koch, a US doctor, invented it and was force to go to flee the country to Brasil, in fear of his life. He died in Brasi.

    • ANSWER:
      It's Unproven Treatments for Cancer

      Oxygenation therapists proposed that disease is caused by absence of oxygen and loss of cellular ability to use oxygen for "good energy" metabolism, detoxification, and immune system function. Oxygen therapies are proposed in order to restore the body's ability to produce "good" energy, to "detoxify" metabolic poisons, and to kill invading organisms. However, over the five decades that have passed since this concept was proposed, scientists have shown that:

      Anerobic energy metabolism (fermentation) is not the cause of cancer.
      Koch's glyoxylide does not exist.
      Ingestion, infusion, or injection of hydrogen peroxide cannot re-oxygenate the tissues of the body.
      Ozone-treated blood infused during autohemotherapy does not kill AIDS virus in vivo.

  15. QUESTION:
    Have you heard about the Duodenal Switch?
    It is an awesome alternative to LapBand and RNY surgery. It offers a cure for diabetes and 80%+ sustained excess weight loss. You can check out www.obesityhelp.com or www.duodenalswitch.com for more information.
    I can and will compare the DS with all other WLS options. Any weight loss procedure you undertake is major surgery. The band does not rearrange your digestive tract, but it inserts a foreign object into your system. The band itself has been known to cause problems, and many lapband patients get revision operations to convert to DS.

    Long term data is indeed available, at http://www.duodenalswitch.com. This procedure predates the lapband, and as previously stated, long term research shows excess weight loss in the 70-80% range as far out as 10 years, as well as a 98% cure rate for type II diabetes.

    I encourage everyone to research weight loss surgery. Specifically, look at people who are years out from their procedure and see how they are faring. An interesting forum is the Obesity Help Revision forum. http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/revision

    Here is the DS forum: http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/DS/

    • ANSWER:
      Do not compare this surgical overhaul with the Lap Band. The Lap Band does not rearrange your digestive tract, rather, it simply provides a restrictive food pouch in order to limit the volume of food eaten. Food is digested and absorbed normally.

      Gastric bypass as well as the duodenal switch are both malabsorptive surgeries that can cause ongoing problems. As for "curing diabetes" any significant weight loss generally reverses patients with diabetic symptoms, reducing or completely eliminating medication previously used to control it.

      As for long-term weight loss, this procedure is relatively new, so long-term data is not available. While the duodenal switch will result in weight loss, the lap band is far safer in the long run and accomplishes the same thing without the serious health risks of bypass surgeries. Do your research, with a focus on bad outcome about 2 years after surgery, i.e. serious complications and death.

  16. QUESTION:
    Best Diabetic Alternatives....?
    Hello all:
    My mom is 70 years old and is a diabetic. The doctor told her that she can't be eating MOST of the foods she is eating right now. She LOVES:
    -White Rice. She will eat a 12 inch dinner plate full for lunch and dinner with meat and vegetables (rice is a staple-food where we come from).
    -Watermelon; as well all other melons. She will eat two large slices at a time.
    -White Bread. She eats the equivalent of four slices a day.

    What would be the best alternatives or substitutes for the above. Also, I heard that lima bean juice could cure diabetes if someone drank it for about six months. Has anyone else heard of this being true?

    Thank you in advance for your answers. Have a beautiful day, take care and stay safe.

    • ANSWER:
      You can't cure diabetes, but you can manage the disease so well that blood sugar is mostly normal.

      My white rice replacement is cauliflower. You'll need a food processor. Cut up the cauliflower into chunks small enough to fit into the feeding tube of the food processor. Put in the grating blade. The food processor will cut up the cauliflower into little pieces that look a lot of rice. Fry the rice in a little oil in a wok-like pan or even just a frying pan, adding your favorite seasonings. I made "Chinese rice" the other night by cooking the cauliflower up with two scrambled eggs, green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil, then added some chicken I baked in the oven. You'd be surprised how good this tastes. Cauliflower isn't a starchy vegetable, but it has a starchy quality when fried up.

      There's really no substitute for watermelon, but your mother can try lower-sugar fruits, like berries. Also, diabetics may be able to eat watermelon if the portions are small enough. Have her eat a small portion and then test her blood sugar two hours after her first bite. Below 140 mg/dL? Then that portion may work for her. Maybe she'd like sugar-free fruit jellos.

      White bread raises blood sugar almost as fast as refined sugar, but there are some lower-carb breads out there, like Flatout Light Wraps and Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Breads. The wraps are sold almost everywhere - Wal-Mart, Target, Safeway - usually in the bakery section. Look for the "Light" ones in the purple packaging. Ezekiel Breads are sold at Trader Joe's.

      Now, with all these foods, your mother has to confirm that the food and portions work for her by glucose testing. Even though these are "low-carb" options, the reality is that some diabetics can never tolerate grains without having high blood sugar. Portions also matter a great deal. If you eat enough of anything, blood sugar will go up, even if the carb count is low.

  17. QUESTION:
    Toes cut off. Does it really cure?
    I have an old fellow who has been hospitalized for swollen toes. Doctor confirmed suspicious of diabetes and asked for amputating the toes to prevent further infection. But does that really cure? Else is there any alternative?

    • ANSWER:
      The toes are amputed when their blood supply is irreversibly impaired because of progression of the diabetes. It is not a cure of diabetes, it is to prevent gangrene and loss of the foot...leg...or death. The toes themselves are dead flesh.

  18. QUESTION:
    Are Sugar Twin, Sweet N' Low, Equal, Nutrasweet all good for diabetics?
    I saw a box of Xylitol sugar in the pharmacy which says "possessing approximately 40% less food energy. xylitol is a low-calorie alternative to table sugar. Absorbed more slowly than sugar, it doesn't contribute to high blood sugar levels or the resulting hyperglycemia caused by insufficient insulin response."

    Also, Xylitol is tooth-friendly sugar and may help repair minor cavities.

    The only problem I have for getting Xylitol box of 100 packets was the cost of .99.

    I find the other sugar subs are cheaper but they don't explicitly say they are good diabetics or prevents cavities. They only say they have less or 0 calories than sugar.

    The Sugar Twin box of 200 was much cheaper but it just says "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation dedicated to find a cure". That doesn't tell me anything whether it really is good for diabetics. I won't assume it is unless it absolutely says so and how. Otherwise, I think it was some kind of cheap trick. This annoys me.

    • ANSWER:
      ok well my sister is a diabetic and has been for about 7 years and so anyway she gets migraines from sweet and low and all the others except Splenda that is the only one that she likes and you can use it just like sugar and so anyway i think that Splenda is the best !!!

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Is 'Railroad Therapy' safe?
    Apparently this is the latest in alternative medicine, a system by which you lie down on a train track and let the low voltage electric current flow through you which then treats lots of different illnesses.

    It carries some of the hallmarks of a good alternative therapy:

    It was discovered by an unnamed, ethnic chinese guy (so the rumour goes).
    Those that use it cannot afford real medicine.
    Up to 50 people have been using it per day, so it's popular.

    It also includes an interesting anecdote: "...Mulyati insists it provides more relief for her symptoms — high-blood pressure, sleeplessness and high cholesterol — than any doctor has since she was first diagnosed with diabetes 13 years ago."

    And a touch of false logic:

    "They told us not to do it anymore, but what else can I do," said Hadi Winoto, a 50-year-old stroke victim who has trouble walking. "I want to be cured, so I have to come back."

    Is it worth a go, just in case it works?
    "you cannot dismiss the effects reported by these people"

    Except I didn't, did I?

    "And how come you didn't provide the link?"

    Er, maybe because Yahoo! no longer allows you to?

    Remember: Think THEN type!

    • ANSWER:
      http://health.yahoo.net/news/s/ap/as_indonesia_railroad_therapy

      It's bound to catch on over here as well once people realize it's a new health treatment. Of course it's not going to work.

      What they haven't considered is that it's all well and good relying on the track-circuit batteries to give a tingle but is serious energy is put onto the rails you're likely to find yourself the wrong side of the return conductor and end up with hundreds of volts going through you.

      Somebody was doing a similar thing in Brighton, lying on the rails and thrashing about pretending to be electrocuted. All well and good until he actually touched the live rail, then it's goodnight sweetheart.

      Seems a very stupid thing to do, but then it is an alternative medicine. Lying around where there is very high voltages and big, heavy metal objects tanking along at 100mph. This is one of those "don't try this at home kids".

  21. 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    My cat has been diagnosised with ecoli in her bladder. Treatments? Cure? Hope? She's still young!?
    She is overweight and has type 2 diabetes. She is (now) on a diet as prescribed by the vet, and is on medications to lower her blood sugars. So far her infection has been resistant to Clavimox, and the vet is giving her a 25% chance of coming through ok. I've tried to find info online but there don't seem to be many sources, so if anyone has any ideas for getting her through this, I would really appreciate it. Come to think of it, so would she!

    She's about 5 years old, we think (she's a rescue kitty!) and this is the first time she's shown any type of poor health. She's still very affectionate and doesn't seem to be in any pain, but obviously I want her healthy and around for several more years!

    Any insite, suggestions, alternatives etc, would be very welcome.

    Thank you,
    Rachel

    • ANSWER:
      Being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection is not a death sentence. The test (which was a culture and sensitivity of the urine )to determine that your cat was resistant to Clavamox should have also told you what antibiotic would be effective against e-coli. Your veterinarian should have switched antibiotics. From my experience the antibiotic Baytril works well for e-coli infections. As far as the type II diabetes most cats do well with proper management of the blood sugar and continued medication. If anything else maybe you should get a second opinion.


Alcohol Sugar And Diabetes

Managing diabetes is a process of balancing the intake of nutrients, energy expended and the dose and timing of insulin injections or oral anti-diabetic agents. A diabetic has basically the same nutritional needs as a normal person with the exception that their diet must be more structured in order to prevent hyperglycemia. Dietary management for adult diabetics are based on guidelines established by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2002. These include:

Maintain as near normal blood glucose levels as possible by balancing food intake with insulin or oral glucose.

Achieve optimal serum lipid levels.

Provide adequate calories to maintain or attain reasonable weights, and to recover from catabolic illness.

Prevent and treat the acute complications of insulin treated diabetes, short term illnesses, and exercise related problems; or the long term complications of diabetes.

Improve overall health through optimal nutrition, using dietary guidelines for Americans and the food guide pyramid.

Carbohydrates:

According to the ADA carbohydrates need to be individualized to each diabetic's specific needs. The amount of carbohydrate and monosaturated fat should make up 60 to 70 percent of the daily diet. Carbohydrates contain 4 kilocalories per gram ingested.

Diabetics can get their carbohydrates primarily from plant sources such as grains, fruits, and vegetables, milk, and some other dairy products. Carbohydrates are divided into simple sugars and complex carbohydrates. Research has shown that sugars do not actually digest faster then complex carbohydrates which in the past was believed to increase the chances of hyperglycemia. It has been found that fruits and milk have a lower glycemic response than most starches, and the glycemic response of sucrose (sugar) is similar to that of bread, rice and potatoes.

Using sugar as part of the diabetic diet does not impair blood glucose control in people with diabetes as long as the sugar and sugar containing foods are substituted gram for gram for other forms of carbohydrates. Fructose from fruits and vegetables actually produce a smaller rise in plasma glucose than sugar and most starches, making it a good choice as a sweetening agent if used in moderation because of its potential to adversely affect serum cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

Protein:

The recommended daily protein intake is 15 to 20 percent of total daily kilocalorie intake. Protein has 4 kcal per gram. Sources of protein eaten should be low in fat, low in saturated fat, and low in cholesterol. The amount of protein recommended is less then most people normally consume during the day, the reason for such a low amount is to help prevent or delay possible renal (kidney) complications. It may be hard for the newly diagnosed diabetic to adhere to these protein restrictions immediately so the best course of action is to gradually decrease protein intake over a longer period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    tested for diabetes, how many carbs, sugar, sugar alcohol a day can I have? What is the testrange for an adult
    I was told to eat fruit, then I was told fruit is full of sugar. I was told to watch carb intake, not so much sugar intake. I have not been back to doctor's yet, so this is info from diabetics(?). I know I have to start exercising, that is a given, but I don't know what I can and can't eat. I don't know how many carbs I can eat a day, I don't know how many grams of sugar I am to have per day, or sugar alcohol per day? I am not even sure I have this disease, I will find out in 2 months. My readings are between 110 and 130, the average is 118 so far. Can someone help me with the answers, besides the obvious, eat right and exercise. Thank you........

    • ANSWER:
      Well this will be covered in depth by your physician on your next visit. Normal is 80-120 and fasting is 65-95. 2 hours post meal is less than 120. The diabetic diet is very complicated and we sometimes have a hard time informing them of what to do and eat. You will need carbs but you just need to regulate them closely. Sometimes for a quick boost when hypoglycemic you will need to eat some high sugar foods but generally you will need to stay on a healthy low glycemic index diet which is high in fruits and vegies but low in starches like white bread, candy, simple sugars and potatoes. If you are just insulin resistant you can cure your diebetes by loosing weight. If you don't loose weight you will probably die with sores on your numb feet and in renal failure. Sorry for the scare but enough of my collegues are not telling people this. Living with diabetes is harder than living healthy. Go to a nursing home and ask how many of these people are diabetic type II.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is Alcohol sugar? ?
    Hello guys, so i chew this gun EVERYDAY(at lest 4 everyday)
    It is Trident. And what is sugar acohol. It says that it doesnt have sugar but it has sugar alcohol ? . Can i get diabetes with sugar alcohol ?

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar alcohol is not sugar! It doesn't decay your teeth and won't cause diabetes.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have unpleasant symptoms from sugar/alcohol/caffeine, but without diabetes?
    If I have anything with concentrated amounts of sugar, I get slight pricking in my hands and feet, and often get tired. If I combine caffeine with the sugar product(s), the effect is much worse, and I start to feel very foggy and ill, and I may start to look pale and sweat. Sometimes I even get genital itching. The worst effect of all is from alcohol, even ONE unit (a glass of wine, for instance) I feel very unpleasant, and need to urinate almost immediately. Two units and its even worse, I get sweaty and my eyes get dry and gritty, three and I'll feel awful for the whole night AND the entire next day.

    Fasting blood sugar 1.5 years ago was normal, on the low end. I will be getting this test again within a week. The problem is the symptoms fit aspects of hypoglycemia AND diabetes, but neither one can be diagnosed with me.

    Is there such a thing as "acquired sugar intolerance"? I never used to have these symptoms before 4 years ago. I'm now 28 and have always been thin, I do not fit the criteria for metabolic syndrome, I do not have other health conditions. However my response to sugar/caffeine/alcohol is getting progressively worse, albeit slowly.

    Does anyone have anything similar, or heard of anything like this?

    • ANSWER:
      The only things I get are excelerated heart rate and "the shakes." Also, some dizziness comes for a few hours, but those symptoms only on an empty stomach. I get tons of soda and junk. lol With alcohol, I only notice massive headaches with traditional beer and wines. Liquor I can handle, but I have a migraine problem and so have to be careful. Sounds like you have a series of food allergies. That's the best I can make of it.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you explain the difference between sugar and sugar alcohol?
    My mom is diabetic so we try and get her sugar free candy sometimes. Some of the candy the sugar free chocolate has sugar alcohol. I know alcohol can also lead to diabetes, so what is the difference between sugar - sugar alcohol - and alcohol. Thanks.
    Can someone answer the question and explain the difference?

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar alcohol is derived from sugar but has an alcohol chemical make-up. They have sweetening properties but provide fewer calories therefore they don't impact blood sugar in the same way that sugar does.

  5. QUESTION:
    sugar alcohols and diabetes?
    i'm a type 1 diabetic. i heard sugar free candy is much better than regular sugar candy, but whenever i eat sugar free candy, it always make my blood sugar high. I have an insulin pump, and i always bolus the correct number of carbs in the candy, but i wonder if the amount of sugar alcohols affects the amount of carbohydrates. does anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      The sugar alcohols in sugar free candy can affect your blood sugar, and so will the carbs they also contain. I avoid most sugar free candy and occasionally eat a small piece of regular candy. Milk chocolate and Snickers bars have a lower glycemic index value than most other candies and even many fruits, so when I decide to splurge, that is what I get.

  6. QUESTION:
    what happens when you eat sweets (sugar) while you are drinking alcohol (like beer or rum). Anything bad?good?
    I have always heard that alcohol & sugar don't mix, some people say it takes away the effects of alcohol, other people says that is just plain bad for the body. But I still have no idea if one of these is truth or why it would be truth. In this case I mean drinking relatively heavy, not just one beer. And I mean for people without diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      Was going to say diabetes would be the only bad effect, but saw you finished with that comment. Nothing truly wrong, though excess sugar consumption sometimes causes you to be ill and a bigger hangover. Salty things just naturally go better with alcohol, that's why you see bars serve nuts, chips, popcorn, etc. Personal preference, I say...nothing particularly bad or good about eating sweets. It won't hurt you.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is sugar alcohol and will it affect my blood sugars in any way?
    Hi, I'am 26 weeks pregnant and I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I don't know anything about diabetes, but now I look for sugar free foods and no sugar added foods, but when I look on the labels it has some form of sugar alcohol, I'am scared to eat anything with it right now until I find some answers about this sugar alcohol, because I do not want my blood sugars to be high, because it will harm my baby. Please help me, thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Comparisons and Blood Sugar Impact
      Look on the label of a sugar-free candy, and you're likely to see words like maltitol, xylitol, and sorbitol. These are sugar alcohols. However, they aren't actually sugar or alcohol. So what are these substances and how will they affect your body?
      What are sugar alcohols?
      Sugar alcohols are carbohydrates which are also called “polyols." Part of their chemical structure resembles sugar, and part of it resembles alcohol -- hence the confusing name. Examples of common sugar alcohols are maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt, and xylitol.
      Where do sugar alcohols come from?
      Sugar alcohols occur naturally in plants. Some of them are extracted from plants (sorbitol from corn syrup and mannitol from seaweed), but they are mostly manufactured from sugars and starches.
      Why use sugar alcohols?
      Sugar alcohols are like sugar in some ways, but they are not completely absorbed by the body. Because of this, the blood sugar impact of sugar alcohols is less and they provide fewer calories per gram. Additionally, sugar alcohols don't promote tooth decay as sugars do, so are often used to sweeten chewing gum. One, xylitol, actually inhibits bacterial growth in the mouth.

      It's important to note, however, that the different types of sugar alcohols act very differently in the body (see chart below).

      Can sugar alcohols cause problems?
      Though the word "alcohol" is part of their name, they cannot get you drunk. But because they are not completely absorbed, they can ferment in the intestines and cause bloating, gas, or diarrhea. People can have different reactions to different sugar alcohols. Careful experimentation is advised.
      How are sugar alcohols labeled?
      The names of the individual sugar alcohols will be on the ingredient list of any product that contains them. They will be included in the amount of carbohydrate on the label, either in the total or on a separate line for sugar alcohols. If the product is labeled “sugar-free” or "no added sugar," the manufacturer must show the sugar alcohol count separately.
      How do sugar alcohols compare to other carbohydrates?
      Though sugar alcohols have fewer calories than sugar, most of them aren't as sweet, so more must be used to get the same sweetening effect. Still, there is a range of sweetness and impact on blood sugar among the sugar alcohols.

      This chart compares the different polyols.

      GI=glycemic index

      Cal/g=Calories per gram

      Bear in mind that the glycemic index is a range, rather than a fixed number. Different studies yield different results. This chart is mainly sourced by the Livesey research reported in Nutrition Research Reviews, December 2003.
      Comparison of Sugar and Sugar Alcohols

      Ingredient Sweetness GI Cal/g
      Sucrose(sugar) 100% 60 4
      Maltitol Syrup 75% 52 3
      Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate 33% 39 2.8
      Maltitol 75% 36 2.7
      Xylitol 100% 13 2.5
      Isomalt 55% 9 2.1
      Sorbitol 60% 9 2.5
      Lactitol 35% 6 2
      Mannitol 60% 0 1.5
      Erythritol 70% 0 0.2

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the diffenence between regular sugar and sugar alcohol?
    My grandfather has diabetes and he try's to find stuff to eat with low sugar but if he finds something with like 1 gram of sugar it has 8 or 9 grams of sugar alcohol. Could someone please explain the difference and tell me if the sugar alcohol will make his blood sugar sky rocket the same way regular sugar does. Thanks.
    P.S. if anybody knows some good snacks or recipies for people with diabetes that would be great :)
    Also...he has Diabetes type 2.

    • ANSWER:
      Check out this link: "What Are Sugar Alcohols?"
      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/sugaralcohols.htm

      Sugar alcohols are all very very different from each other, and will each have very different effects on your blood glucose levels.

      Once, purely in the interest of scientific research, I decided to see how my body reacts to different types of sugar alcohols. So I got some regular candy, and then some different types of "sugar-free" candy that was sweetened with different types of sugar alcohols. Over a period of several days, I tried a measured amount of each product, and then recorded my BG levels every 15 minutes for several hours, and compared each sugar alcohol to the baseline regular candy.

      What I found was that maltitol was almost as bad as regular sugar -- it raised my BG almost as high, and actually look a little longer than regular sugar to go back down to normal. Lactitol, on the other hand, had no visible effect on my BG -- but it gave me the most painful intestinal cramps and diarrhea I have ever had. No more lactitol for me! Xylitol and sorbitol were both pretty good -- they cause slight rises in BG, but significantly less than either maltitol or sugar. The best one I tried was erythritol: I could detect NO increase in BG at all, and had no unpleasant intestinal effects either.

      Anyway, based on that, if I see maltitol or lactitol in a product, I don't eat it at all. (Unfortunately, maltitol seems to be everywhere!) If I see that it has erythritol, I feel safe in discounting those carbs completely.

      But different sugar alcohols may (and probably will) affect your grandfather differently, so he shouldn't assume that they will affect him the same way that they affect me. The only way that he would be sure would be test himself after eating.

  9. QUESTION:
    does drinking alcohol make you a candidate for sugar diabetes?
    i went to the doctors today and he said my alcohol consumption has impacted my blood glucose level making me pre diabetic. level today 131

    • ANSWER:
      That simply is not true. The idiot doctor just is against drinking. He should have said that you should exercise and lower high Glycemic foods. And maybe lower weight. And then last he might say drink low carb beer. Or maybe don't drink a bottle of booze a day. Cut back a little. I drink 6 beers a day and I am diabetic.

      Stay away from white foods. Flour, rice, white potato's, sugar ect.
      If your test was a fasting test he also should have said one more test like that and you are a Full Blown Diabetic.Or if you have symptoms of diabetes. Then you have joined the club.

  10. QUESTION:
    my cousin has Cystic fibrosis diabetes type 1 how much sugar free alcohol is he allowed to have 10points help?
    thanks he drank to and is fine sugar free can he drank anymore

    • ANSWER:
      Encourage him to be healthy. There's not really a good number for what you are allowed, its more of what you know how to handle. I wouldn't encourage him to drink very much. I hope he does well.

  11. QUESTION:
    diabetes and alcohol questions?
    ok so i know that alcohol supresses sugar levels
    im not a heavy drinker - i hardly ever drink! but im 18 now and would like to have a drink when i go out
    how much does one drink usually lower sugar levels from your experience? im aware it will vary from which drink it is
    also do you have any recommendations for drinks? obviously ones with no sugar :)

    • ANSWER:
      If type 1 , just have a small snack before going to bed. So you don't go too low while sleeping . But if only 1 drink don't worry about it.

      I think it's great for your health for women to have 1 drink a day and men 2 drinks.

      Good luck

      Tin

  12. QUESTION:
    any lititure on alcohol and diabetes ?
    diabetic blowing in machine for a dui is it going to come out different than a non diabetic due to high blood sugars from alcohol and food at dinner and hadnt taken insulin yet

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.diabetes.org/nutrition-and-recipes/nutrition/alcohol.jsp

  13. QUESTION:
    Why do I get severe pain throughout my body when I drink alcohol or eat sugar?
    For the past 3 years I have been unable to drink any alcohol and eat a lot of refined sugar, including pasta without having significant shooting pains throughout my body. I have had numerous blood and nerve tests and they show nothing, specifically no diabetes. Has anyone ever heard of such a condition?
    I dont think i have gout - not sure what that is. other doctors have suggested firbromyalgia although as far as i know you cant prove that. i've done a lot of research and i believe that eating apples helps the condition (due to malic acid/magnesium). This is just my own little theory though.

    • ANSWER:
      Do u have GOUT/ Fibromyalgia?

      It could be a possibility

  14. QUESTION:
    Why does drinking alcohol lower blood sugar?
    I was diagnosed with diabetes 2 weeks ago and am trying to learn what I can about the disease. I was surprised to read the risk for drinking too much is too low of blood sugar. This seems counter intuitive since alcohol basically breaks down into sugar. Anyone know why this is?
    Good article that explains how it works. I have a lot to learn. With my way of thinking I could balance out my low blood sugar from drinking by eating a bunch of Twinkies when I drink! Alas, I guess that kind of thinking is over now.

    • ANSWER:
      -----------------------------------------------
      "Alcohol is considered a poison by your body, and all efforts are made to excrete it, including the cessation of maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Studies have shown that alcohol interferes with all three sources of glucose and the hormones needed to maintain healthy blood glucose levels...."

      "..Drinking as little as 2 ounces of alcohol on an empty stomach can lead to very low blood sugar levels.."

      "..Research has shown that acute consumption increases insulin secretion, causing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), and can also impair the hormonal response that would normally rectify the low blood sugar..."
      -------------------------------------------------

      In brief : Alcohol is so toxic,getting rid of it is top priority and other processes are neglected.

  15. QUESTION:
    I'am 26 weeks pregnant, and I want to know about sugar alcohol?
    What is sugar alcohol and will it affect my blood sugars in any way?
    Hi, I'am 26 weeks pregnant and I was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I don't know anything about diabetes, but now I look for sugar free foods and no sugar added foods, but when I look on the labels it has some form of sugar alcohol, I'am scared to eat anything with it right now until I find some answers about this sugar alcohol, because I do not want my blood sugars to be high, because it will harm my baby. Please help me, thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    The effects of alcohol and diabetes?
    I'm diabetic, but it's complicated, not either type 1 or 2, it's related to Cystic Fibrosis.
    My blood sugar is high though so lets say type 2.

    EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF Alcohol + Diabetes = ?

    • ANSWER:
      excessive drinking can actually drop your blood sugar to dangerous levels if you have diabetes and are taking insulin or other medications.. this is very dangerous because the symptoms of this (hypoglycemia) are very similar to being drunk.. but as long as you don't drink excessively and check your blood sugar before you drink you should be alright.

  17. QUESTION:
    Type 1 diabetes and drinking alcohol safely?
    I am going to be a college student. Yes, I may drink some.

    Everytime I've been talked to about diabetes and alcohol, it's the same answer. Don't drink. OK, I get it, it's not good.

    But I know that diabetics do drink and I want to do it safely. If I am at a party, I like to just get tipsy.....not dead-on drunk but just a little tipsy. I have read that alcohol shoots the blood sugar down a bunch.

    How do I safely drink alcohol at parties with diabetes and fall asleep after?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no reason why diabetics should not drink alcohol.

      But as with everything else, it has to be consumed in moderation.

      First find out the carb content of what you plan to drink. Alcohol contains carbs by itself, and many alcoholic drinks are made with grain products and/or sugar so that's extra carbs.

      You also need to know that alcohol will first raise blood sugar, then a few hours later, lower blood sugar.

      You will need to keep testing so you know what's happening with your blood sugar. Also make sure you have something to eat with the alcohol, do not drink on an empty stomach. And make sure you have quick-acting carb with you just in case you have a hypo.

      The main thing is that you want to enjoy your alcohol responsibly, and enjoy the party. Do not drink like a mad person, then pass out from too much alcohol, which might lead to a seriously high or low blood sugar. I don't call that enjoyment.

      Oh, and have lots of water before going to bed, and remember also to test your blood sugar before going to bed.

  18. QUESTION:
    Ok my question is about accuracy of alcohol blood test when you sugar is in the 500's.?
    My husband was killed in a wreck and the man who found him says he thinks he was unconsious before the wreck. He had high blood pressure which was uncontroled and diabetes with a sugar level in the 500's. He only had 4 beers but his blood alcohol was around 270. Will the sugar level cause a false high on the blood alcohol reading? I have heard it would.

    • ANSWER:
      I dont know about the alcohol thing, but if his blood sugar was that high, it's almost certain he was headed towards a coma unless he had just taken a major insulin shot. That on top of the effects of the alcohol plus all the carbs that are in alcohol could very easily cause a fatal accident. Untreated high blood pressure as well could have caused a stroke.

      I dont know when your husband passed, but I am sorry for your loss, and hope you are doing better.

      ETA: According to this website, extreme high BG can give false high readings:
      http://www.duilasvegas.com/dui_arrest/blood_breath_tests.html

  19. QUESTION:
    Type one diabetes and alcohol?
    I know that if you drink alcohol it will lower your blood sugar, and that diabetics aren't supposed to drink a lot of alcohol, but a little every once in a while is fine. I've been type one diabetic since I was 14 but I've never drank alcohol. What alcoholic drinks would be the best? Would something with sugar like a strawberry daiquiri help keep my sugar okay? Also would being 5'7 and 120 pounds affect me? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Who still believes that drinking alcohol raises a diabetic's blood glucose?
    After reading these statements taken from reputable websites:

    “While moderate amount of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar level -- sometimes causing it to drop into dangerous levels.”

    “Small Amounts of Alcohol Slightly Increases Risk of Low Blood Sugar in Certain Diabetics.”

    Webmd.com

    “Hypoglycemia Causes:

    Common causes of low blood sugar include the following:

    Overmedication with insulin or antidiabetic pills

    Use of alcohol”

    Emedicine.com

    And, finally, the American Diabetes Association says:

    “This is why drinking as little as 2 ounces of alcohol (about 2 drinks) on an empty stomach can lead to very low blood sugar.”

    http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabetes/alcohol.jsp
    A heterogeneous bunch of answers, so far. I'm not totally convinced of this myself, but the explanation given by the American Diabetes Association makes more sense than the positions taken by those of you who don't have any reinforcement other than hearsay evidence. Come on, you guys... cough up some science.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't believe it raises blood sugar. Not only does it not raise the blood sugar levels for my husby or me (both Type II), but my husby the biologist states, "One, alcohol is NOT a sugar (yes it contains carbs, but check the label - very little) and two, alcohol enhances insulin activity."

  21. QUESTION:
    need help with diabetes and alcohol?
    i have a friend who is planning on getting drunk with me a few times this week. I was wondering, will his diabetes affect this. I read that jim beam (which is what we will be drinking) has calories but no carbs or sugar. Will this mess with his diabetes. I know that breat micheals is a diabetic but he has gotten drunk alot. Anyone who can help would be much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol LOWERS blood sugar.
      drink moderatly with meals and check sugar often.

  22. QUESTION:
    could a person with diabetes test positive for alcohol after drinking a lot of apple juice?
    A friend of mine is not taking medication for diabetes because he has no money or insurance. He drank apple juice to try to keep his sugar level good and then he tested positive for alcohol. Could this be true?
    I was getting ready to have him go to the free clinic when this occurred; he was living at a homeless shelter and they kicked him out; I don't know where he is now but he does realize how important it is that he gets some medication/treatment for his diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      You friend needs to figure out an approach towards controlling his blood sugar -- and apple juice is really not it.

      Is he eligible for any type of insurance coverage (be it employer, Medicare, Medicaid, Disabled worker, state subsidized low income, etc.)?

      If not, I would try and hook him up with a community clinic. They offer treatment on a sliding scale fee basis. In turn, there may also be discounted programs for some of the meds.

      It is not really possible to overstate the importantence of treatment -- blindness, loss of limbs and heart disease are all outcomes for uncontrolled diabetes (as are comas and death).

      To answer your question, my recollection (and I am not certain) is that the breath test may show a false positive (especially if ketones were high -- which would itself probably be a very bad thing). Also (and this is real long shot but I have read about it) -- a diabetic throughing off lots of glucouse when combined with UTI -- especially yeast -- might test positive using a UA for alcohol.

      Additional Detail --
      Good luck to you and your friend -- I hope you are able to reconnect and help him seek some care. If they kicked him out for the alcohol issue, it may be worth talking to the staff there. I think they need to be aware of diabetes issues (which is to say that it could be a false positive although it could be that he consumed alcohol -- only he knows for sure).

  23. QUESTION:
    Everytime i eat/drink alcohol, caffine, sugar i get flu like symptoms [10 points]?
    Its been happening for frequently for almost a year and its getting harder to get out of bed for more then 30 min at a time. The doctor ruled out diabetes and hypoglycemia.. got a MRI/CT/standard blood test everything seemed decent. Been getting constant flu like symptoms with dizzieness all day and horrible reoccuring head splitting headaches.. what could it be?
    Im going to a neurologist and ENT doctor wednesday so if you can help me narrow it down they could do the rest!

    • ANSWER:
      drink more water, multi-vitamins, exercise

  24. QUESTION:
    Diabetes and alcohol?
    Does alcohol lower or raise blood sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol is processed in the body very similarly to the way fat is processed, and alcohol provides almost as many calories. Therefore, drinking alcohol in people with diabetes can cause your blood sugar to rise. If you choose to drink alcohol, only drink it occasionally and when your diabetes and blood sugar level are well-controlled. If you are following a calorie-controlled meal plan, one drink of alcohol should be counted as two fat exchanges.

      It is a good idea to check with your doctor if you are overweight or have high blood pressure or high triglyceride levels before drinking alcohol. If you are in doubt about whether drinking alcohol is safe for you, check with your doctor.

      For more on diabetes and alcohol visit my free website
      http://diabetes-abc.blogspot.com
      http://www.reddiabetes.com

  25. QUESTION:
    Diabetes and Alcohol: Tips/Advice?
    I'm a type 1 diabetic. I've never had alcohol or anything of the sort, so I need some help. I plan to start drinking soon, but I'd like to know what to watch for. What can alcohol do to my blood sugar? Do different types do different things? How should I handle drinking for the first time? I obviously don't know my limit yet, so how will I know? My plan is to drink a little, then test my blood sugar every 30 minutes to an hour to see what it does. Is that a good idea? Should I check more or less often? I'm totally confused. I will have a buddy on hand to keep an eye on me. How much more planning do I need to do? It's kind frustrating having to plan these things out, but I'd like to drink safely. Any tips or advice? I also have a type 2 friend who would like to start drinking as well, if you guys have any tips for her. Thanks!
    I don't want to become a heavy drinker, but I don't see the harm in drinking socially. Please, I'm not looking for a lecture, I just want to be safe about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Only thing I can add is have a snack before bed. This is to avoid Dead Bed Syndrome. Alcohol could bring your glucose levels low. Which in turn if you are suseptible to hypoglycemia then you are at risk without the snack.
      Good luck. I have a lot of friends that have type 1 and they drink with no problems.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does alcohol effect diabetes?
    When you have diabetes and you drink alchohol does that raise your sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol Lowers blood sugar in all people.Type 1, 2 and those without diabetes.
      The reason people die due to over drinking is because their blood sugars go too low to support life.
      1-2 drinks a day is considered fine for people with diabetes.
      You need to eat when drinking and always have extra before going to sleep. Monitor your blood sugar often.

  27. QUESTION:
    I just drunk a sugar free hawiann punch with a bit of alcohol in it is my blood sugar normal (110)?
    I've been having symptoms of diabetes and I just had a drink and took my blood sugar and it came out 110. Is this normal? What is normal and what is not normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Bria , you need advice on when to test your glucose level.
      Here we go :

      Normal Fasting Blood Sugar
      A normal fasting blood sugar (which is also the blood sugar a normal person will see right before a meal) is:

      83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less.

      Many normal people have fasting blood sugars in the mid and high 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) range.

      Though most doctors will tell you any fasting blood sugar under 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) is "normal", there are several studies that suggest that testing with a fasting blood sugar in the mid 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/L) range often predicts diabetes that is diagnosed a decade later.
      Post-Meal Blood Sugar (Postprandial)
      Independent of what they eat, the blood sugar of a truly normal person is:

      Under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) one or two hours after a meal.

      Most normal people are under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) two hours after eating.

      Take care
      TIN

  28. QUESTION:
    Sugar Alcohols and weight gain- Protein Bars content?
    I am adjusting my diet to get lean muscle and burn fat. I want to eat 5 "meals a day" I have a slow release protein blend (ProComplex) shake in the morning when I wake up, some fruit around 10:00-10:30 *work out 12-1* High protien bar at 1:00. Veggies about 3-3:30. Healthy Dinner around 6:30.

    My question is for the Protein Bar psot workout. I want a high protein count but trying to avoid sugar content (less storing of fat from sugar) I found the Hi Protein Bars (link: http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/univ/hipro.html). They claim to be great because they provide 32 Grams of pretein with only 1 gram of sugar. HOWEVER, the nutrient facts also call out 26 garms of sugar alcohol.

    I did light research on sugar alcohols, but most info was in regards to diabetes. My question is on weight gain issues. I realize sugar alcohols don't create the spike in blood sugar or insulin levels, but I don't know a ton, and was wondering if they can store fat or increase weight?

    If my goal is to lean-up, is the 1 gram of sugar w/ 26G sugar alcohols ok? Or would something like 5 grams of sugar and zero sugar alcohol be better?

    (I am 5'10" 183 lbs 26 year old male. I work out M-F on my lunch break 12-1. Lift M,W.F and cardio Tues, Thurs)
    Additional Info: The "Weight Loss" im am looking for is not extreme. Maybe 10lbs? I'm not looking to specifically shed ALOT lbs, but maintain my workout routine, and instead of having a pop tart for b-fast, a sandwhich for lunch and not care about what type of dinner I'm eating, just adjust my diet to a higher protein and less "junk". With my current setup, I have some decent "shape" muscle wise but just a fair amount of flab that cover any "cuts" that may exist. Knocking off a few lbs and eating better would hopefully add that extra bit of fitnees I want.

    • ANSWER:
      They claim that "sugar alcohols don't count" but I've heard hundreds of anecdotal experiences from people who can't lose weight while using them. I've heard diabetics getting readings that don't reflect the "net carb effect" When he was alive, Dr.Atkins was adamantly against using the bars & shakes for weight loss, that message died with him. They are fine for emergencies & maintaining weight but not for weight loss. I couldn't recommend sugar for weight loss either though.

      As healthy as fruit may be, fructose the sugar in many fruits is the most lipogenic (fat producing) carb.

  29. QUESTION:
    diabetes & alcohol?
    here's my question; in december i had a bloodtest, and i found out that i had an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), and very low iron (those two things usually go together). my random glucose was perfectly normal. i went to the hospital probably 2 weeks ago because of something, and i had to do a urine test and they found sugar in it, so i have to have another bloodtest & wait for the results to come back, anyways, my friend is coming in this weekend and i'm wondering is it safe to drink alcohol? i've drank it before and nothing weird happened, so i'm assuming it won't hurt me? p.s. i'm a teenager, yeah, "drugs are bad", etc. i'd rather not hear that.

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol LOWERS Blood sugar so be sure to eat if you drink.

      Beer nuts anyone ?

  30. QUESTION:
    Strange question about diabetes 1.5 and alcohol?
    I have a strange question to ask...

    A close friend of mine, has a new boyfriend who says he has Diabetes 1.5, and as such his blood sugar level is always extremely high. He also says because of that he cannot ever eat any carbs.

    He also claims that because of this, he needs to drink alcohol every night as its the only thing that keeps his blood sugar from sky rocketing through the night.

    This does not make any sense to me. All training I've had, (granted its basic) indicates that people do need carbs - its not healthy to never eat them. Also, it was my understanding that alcohol is a type of sugar, and therefore shouldn't it increase blood sugar levels instead of keeping it down???

    Its sounds to me that this new friend of hers is full of it, but I wanted to ask here to get your opinions on the situation. Any relevant websites you can provide links for that I could pass on to her would also be helpful.

    thanks!
    EDIT:
    Sethspeaks: I didn't mean to imply that anyone should eat lots of carbs, but no carbs at all is not healthy. Some whole grains are part of healthy lifestyle.
    I just rechecked with my friend, and she says that he told her he does not take insulin, which again doesn't add up. Sounds like he's full of bs eh?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a link explaining a little about the condition. If he does have this diagnose he should be on insulin. Yes, you do have to watch your carbohydrate intake and there are recommended dietary restrictions. A simple example is replacing that side of fries with a salad because the bread in a sandwich contains enough carbs for the day.

      Alcohol converts almost directly to sugar and diabetics are cautioned to greatly reduce (one beer a month) or completely eliminate alcoholic intake.

      Besides the link below the Mayo clinic, WebMD, and the American Diabetes Association all have web sites.
      You might also suggest she looks into locating local chapters of Alcoholic Anonymous or any other treatment program for his drinking problem.

      Psiexploration

  31. QUESTION:
    Do dairy products have any adverse effects on diabetes?
    Should diabetics limit their dairy products consumption?

    Also, besides sugars, carbs, alcohol, and starchy foods, are there any other foods or beverages that diabetics should stay away from?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some websites with good info.

  32. QUESTION:
    Question about diabetes, spike in blood sugar level.?
    Last night I went out to celebrate a friends birthday and had quite a bit to drink (vodka/cranberry & beer). This is NOT something I do often. But today my blood sugar level spiked to 175, and I feel VERY out of sorts, tired & jittery. I've been diabetic for about 5 years, (30 yrs old). I keep my sugar level steady between 101 (before meals) and 140ish (after meals) with medication (not insulin). Is this normal?

    I know that alcohol significantly raised blood sugar, but the last time a went out to have "celebrate" was about 9 months or so ago, and I don't remember such a spike or feeling so "off".

    Thanks for sharing!

    • ANSWER:
      Actually there's some question as to whether alcohol significantly raises blood sugar. The sugar in the cranberry juice certainly does, and is something you should probably eliminate from your diet entirely.

      Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars is a book that comes highly recommended and may help you not progress to the next phase of diabetes.

      Also, check out Dr. Mercola's site and Life Extension Foundation for info on diet and diabetes.

      Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    Am I at any risk of getting diabetes?
    Today my dad made me take a glucose reading with his strip blood reader thing. I am a very healthy 16 year old male who is, and I dont mean to brag, in tip-top shape. I am 5'9, and weigh 160 pounds approx. and max bench 225. I run track and play football, and my 40 time is a 4.6. Even with those numbers though, I do find that my stamina fails me sometimes while playing sports, and I can feel tired just a little after starting. I never eat junk food, and when I say that I mean rarely ever. I do chew sugar-free, (with small amounts of sugar alcohol) gum almost religiously, and I do drink a lot of water (on some days up to 7 to 8 water bottles.) Anyways, my glucose reading was a very high 151, and now my family is worried about me. I love to eat fruit by the way, every day. Could the fact that I had eaten a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch twenty minutes before have been a reason? Please help me because these readings almost seem unbelievable...

    • ANSWER:
      Eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (yum) will definitely raise your blood sugar whether you are diabetic or not. The guidelines for diabetics to test there blood sugars are when they first get up(fasting), before a meal if they are trying to find out how particular foods affect them, 2 hours after a meal (blood sugar reading should be 170 or under), before bed, sometime during the night and then begin again with fasting blood sugar readings. Fasting sugars should be 90-110 in normal people and in diabetics whose sugars are properly controlled. The other readings are for informational purposes mostly when someone is already a diabetic and are looking to find out how well their diet is working. So, bottom line is unless your fasting blood sugars are consistenly over 110, then you really don't have anything to worry about. If diabetes runs in your family, then it would be wise for you to watch your diet, your weight and keep on an exercise program for prevention. If you begin to show symptoms of diabetes, like weight gain or loss, fatigue, excessive urination, excessive thirst, then a trip to your doctor and a glucose tolerance test would be in order. There is some evidence that if you are pre-diabetic with unstable blood sugars, your doctor can prescribe Metformin and it can help prevent you from developing full blown diabetes if it is given in the early stages. Hope this helps.
      Carole

  34. QUESTION:
    When I drink alcohol of any kind....?
    I get flush, red in the face, and I feel extremely warm, almost uncomfortably so, and this is after only one 4 ounce serving of wine or six ounces of beer. What could this be? This has been going on for several years now. I have changed medications several times, so it's not that. I have diabetes, but alcohol only makes your sugar levels drop if you drink too much, and I never drink too much. I have a small serving of beer or wine MAYBE once every couple of months and then only with food. Any suggestions? Anyone?
    I found out that I lack an enzyme to break down the alcohol, my body doesn't handle it correctly. But thanks to all, anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      STAY AWAY FROM ALCOHOL ROOKIE

  35. QUESTION:
    I was told that Stag Beer has no sugar and is ok for diabetics to drink?
    True or no? I am not diabetic. My husband likes Stag beer. He was in southern Illinois today and found the motherlode supply at a gas station. He said he had a hard time finding it in northern IL and wondered why they had so much. The clerk siad that they sell the crap out of it because diabetics can drink it? My understanding of diabetes is that alcohol is broke down by the body as sugar...So........Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I really don't know what stag beer is. People have the misunderstanding that because beer contains sugar it is dangerous for a diabetic because it will increase their blood sugar. The actual fact is the danger lies in beer lowering blood sugar. Alcohol prevents the liver from releasing glucose stores which leads to a hypoglycemic reaction.

  36. QUESTION:
    question about diabetes and alcohol?
    if a diabetic person were to drink alcohol, what would be the best thing for them to drink when bearing in mind blood sugars etc. also, are shots bad for them to have?

    • ANSWER:
      Alcohol LOWERS blood sugar.
      Always check your sugar often and always eat when you drink.
      Drink moderately only .

      What shots ? Those of us on insulin do have to take it in an injection .

  37. QUESTION:
    what alcohol has the least sugar breakdown once ingested?
    Every time I eat or drink anything with too much sugar or too high in carbs I feel super tired, I get a headache - I just feel exhausted for a couple of days. I have to attend a business dinner and would like to order a drink to be sociable but I am worried the same thing will happen. Does anyone know if Corona Beer has a lower sugar content? If not Corona - then what? I do not have diabetes - I am thinking I may have sugar resistance from years of only eating one meal a day (dinner). I have tried over the last year to eat several smaller meals a day (low carb and protein) to level out this problem has not worked.

    Thanks in advance

    Gail

    • ANSWER:
      beers all have sugar and carbs, same with wine.

      your best bet is to stick with straight spriits: vodka, rum, brandy, tequila, etc
      if you don't want to drink it straight, stick with a sugar-free mixer, either diet soda, or another sugar free juice.

  38. QUESTION:
    Positive UA for alcohol caused by diabetes?
    I recently entered treatment for alcoholism and did the urine test. It came back positive for ethanol, and the glucose screen was positive also. I had not had a drop of alcohol in 24 days at that time (am now on day 37!) Someone told me that it has to do with fermentation of sugars in the body. I am having trouble finding information on this, and would appreciate any help!

    • ANSWER:
      According to the websites I just checked, high glucose levels can indeed cause an alcohol false positive. Just type in "diabetes and alcohol false positive" and sites will pop up for you. Good luck on your treatment.

  39. QUESTION:
    Doctors have taken a blood test for diabetes how should i act until i get the results?
    Over the last week I have become less and less energetic and find myself very lathargic. After walking up stairs or for more than 10 minutes im finding myself out of breath, which is very disconcerting as I am very active in my lifestyle and train on a regular basis, so generally have an abundunce of energy.
    Even my emotions are low, I dont feel unhappy I just dont feel happy and am not laughing nearly as much as normal, which also goes for my apetite. Im eating because I know I should not because I want to.
    The doctors suspect it to be either a virus or something more sinister so have done some blood tests, results to be back on Monday. Until then how should I act to get myself back to full health ASAP?
    Should I keep going as normal, or try to do less? Should I go to work, should I go to the gym, should I eat more or less, sugar or no sugar, alcohol or non, energy drinks/caffine to help bring me back up?

    • ANSWER:
      If he suspects you have type 2 diabetes, then dont have anything with sugar in it....the worst offenders are canned drinks and junk food....and just wait for the results...type 2 diabetes can be kept in check with diet......hope it goes well.

  40. QUESTION:
    Type 1 diabetes and alcohol?
    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 14, I'm 17 now.

    I was just wondering, how dangerous is it to drink too much if you're diabetic?

    I usually try to be careful with checking my blood sugar etc but last weekend I passed out at a party and my friend called an ambulance because she thought it was a hypo - I've collapsed from really low blood sugar before.

    I was totally fine and my blood sugar was ok, but I got a huge lecture from the doctor at the hospital. They said that drinking too much as a diabetic can kill you. Is that true or are they exaggerating?

    Also, what about taking ecstasy? Please don't lecture me, I know it's dangerous etc but some of my friends have done it and I'm considering it. Would it make my blood sugar really high or low? Obviously I can't ask my doctor about taking drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      I am 25 and have had diabetes for 6 years. I've done many things in those 6 yeras and so hope I can offer some practical guidance rather than telling you to stay away all together. You will probably drink and take drugs anyway so its better to know the risks and protect yourself.

      Alcohol is a funny one... my problem with alcohol is that it raises my sugar levels (initially at least) If I am having beer I need to take additional shot of isulin. However everyone is different and this might not be the case for you. If I get drunk and don't eat much my sugar levels start to fall. I have had lots of hypos whilst being drunk and never had a problem spotting them- but its not much fun on a night out. However if you drink so much that you pass out then you put yourself at real danger. My advice is this... don't do it very often- learn to know your limits but if you are going to get smashed then play it safe and eat plenty of food. ITs ok if you have a high bllod sugar level every once in a while.

      As for ectasy the advice is pretty much the same. I haven't noticed and effect on blood sugar level per se but the real danger is your lack oof awareness. Its really a more intense experience than alcohol and because of the positive feelings it creates in your brain I'm not sure how a hypo would manifest itself (its never happened to me) If you really want do it then it is a risk you are taking. Do small quantities which means you will retain your senses more. Again gor for plenty of carbs as i presume this would only happen on the odd occassion so a high blood sugar is the lesser of 2 evils.

      One more thing you should really get youself on a good insulin if your not already. You need fast acting so that you take it whenever you eat. It is lots more flexibile for someone leadaing a life style like you.

      Also you could ask your doctor, you might be suprised. My diabetes centre actually publishes a booklet giving advice on taking recreational drugs. Plus they are bound by the hypocratic oath, so your parents would never find out.

      Hope this helps.. be safe

  41. QUESTION:
    Can I drink or not with diabetes?
    everything i read says alcohol lowers blood sugar levels, so what does that hurt if my levels are normally on the high side(140-170)? i looked up drug interactions with glipizide and metformin, and they make it sound pretty dangerous to drink with. so if i dont take the pills and drink instead, will it even out? if not,is there a medicine i could switch to that doesnt react with beer?

    • ANSWER:
      I take metformin and I asked my Dr. about drinking. He said no problem. There is a warning on the label, so I asked the pharmacist about it too and she said just not to excess.

      Some drinks have quite a bit of sugar in them. Those are to be avoided. Otherwise, moderate drinking is okay. The alcohol breaks down into glucose, so it will raise your blood sugar a little. 'Lite' beer is the best (but why bother!) The worst is syrupy tropical drinks with lots of fruit juice or sugary liqueurs in them.

  42. QUESTION:
    Type 2 diabetes and alcohol?
    I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, my reading was 13.4 which means nothing to me. But i like a drink, i know sweet drinks like alcopops are a no no but surely i can have the odd bacardi and diet coke when i go out. or is it really taboo. Also when i am buying sauces and tinned foods what are the safe amounts of sugars per 100g should i be looking at. thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      My husband has type 2 diabetes and was advised that unless there are problems with liver/kidney function, then the alcohol units he was allowed to consume, were no different for him than for people without the disease, i.e. 21 units for a man and 14 units for a woman per week. Obviously sugar free products are preferable, but the pamphlets he brought home from the surgery contradicted each other and were confusing. 6g appear to be the agreed maximum amount to eat per meal, but whilst one pamphlet warned diabetics to removed chocolate, sugary food, etc; from their diet entirely, the other simply stated that to reduce such foods was sufficient to help control sugar levels. In all honesty, the amount of sugars and fats which are placed in most foods are not healthy for anyone, so I tend to prepare meals from fresh ingredients and produce. If you are buying packets, tins, jars, etc; choose a diet version, as this will typically contain less sugars.

  43. QUESTION:
    diabetes, drugs and alcohol?
    someone in my family has diabetes and never took medication for it and is careless of checking his blood sugar. this person is doing meth and weed. and is an alcoholic, drinks about 6-10 cans of the 24oz beer a day. what can happen to him? what is his chances of even surving?

    • ANSWER:
      I really don't know anything about methamphetamine or weed, but I do know a little about the effects of beer. As you already know, alcohol is a poison. There is a specific metabolic pathway that primarily involves the liver. The metabolites formed are, among others:

      Uric Acid. Damages kidneys and raises blood pressure.
      Fat Globules. Causes fatty liver disease and cirrhosis.
      VLDL Cholesterol. The "bad" cholesterol. Forms arterial plaque.
      Triglycerides. Deposited as fat. Causes insulin resistance.

      There are more, but this is enough to get the idea. I'm afraid there isn't much hope if he continues his present behavior. The trouble is, his death might be years away, after going blind and losing limbs through amputation.

      There really is nothing you can do. And this is in no way your fault. If he is lucky, he'll have a heart attack or stroke and go quickly.

      I'm sorry I was so negative and morbid, but I feel that I need to tell you the truth. Wanna know something ironic? Fructose, the number one source of calories in America, has the exact same metabolic pathway and the exact same effect on the body, with the exact same consequences. A 12oz soft drink is exactly the same as a 12oz beer.

      Please watch the UCSF video linked below.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have diabetes, what will happen to my bloods if I smoke weed?
    When I drink alcohol my blood sugars go up and down. But I'm wondering if I was to smoke weed if it would effect my bloods in the same way? Or how it will effect my diabetes at all.

    Don't say don't smoke, just answer the question please :)

    • ANSWER:
      Smoking weed won't affect your blood sugar. though go careful when you get the munchies.

      Avoid Hash Fudge. :)

  45. QUESTION:
    Do I have alcohol poisoning?...or diabetes?? or WHAT?!?
    3 days ago I went to a friends house for a barbeque. Within 45 minutes I had 2 shots of whiskey, 2 shots of gold shlager (sp?), and one mike's hard lemonade. I was really drunk, then eventually I threw up once, but I recovered, and went back to hanging out with my friends.
    Ever since then I have felt nauseous and shaky. If anything smells at ALL (cologne, anything) I feel like barfing. My blood sugar is dropping and I'm real shaky. I'm also having very watery bowel movements.. sorry if that is TMI. I'm just worried, what's wrong with me!

    • ANSWER:
      HANGOVER hydrate eat right and sleep it off

      party hard

  46. QUESTION:
    Did somebody know any institution where you can stay and learn how to take care of diabetes type 1( like insti?
    Did somebody know any institution where you can stay and learn how to take care of diabetes type 1( like institution for alcohol or drugs recovery).I have daughter 28years old with diabetes type1,her blood sugar is almost every day low 20 and she could manage ,and she live with two small children by her self.I would like to put her some where to learn how to take care of diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      No one needs institutionalized to learn how to care for diabetes.
      Your daughters endocrinologist should have sent her to a diabetes education class as well as a series of appointments with her dietitian.

      As she is an adult, you can help by learning what foods are best for her to eat and help her out.Take care of the kids for a while, make a family meal and even offer to spend the night if she wants you to.

  47. QUESTION:
    Diabetes and Drinking Alcohol?
    I am type on diabetic, with fairly good control over my blood sugars. My HbA1c is between an 8 and a 9. I am on an insulin pump and use Humalog insulin.

    I am turning 21 in a few weeks and will be consuming my first drink ever (!) and wanted to know how other diabetics adjust for drinks.

    How do you bolus? What effects should I expect? Any advice?

    I have a doctors apt. next week, but wanted to get as much information about this before I went and asked her about it.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the type of alcohol. While it's true that alcohol lowers blood sugar, the extra carbs of a beer or a mixed drink are going to hit your system first before the alcohol content starts to lower your blood sugar. This is probably one of those occasions when you should use the dual wave bolus function to cover the carbs up front and stretch the rest out over time to cover the rest of your meal.

      Happy Birthday!

  48. QUESTION:
    Diabetes and Alcohol ?
    i am 14 and i am going through puberty and i will be getting drunk soon ... i was wonder if i drink when i am low then eat while i am drinking, will my blood sugars be alright ? my blood sugars are high ALL the time so will it effect me enough to go into a comma :S also i am very short, so if that can help in anyway
    my blood sugars are high all the time cause i am going through puberty and i eat at random so its next to impossible to control them

    • ANSWER:
      Type I diabetes and drinking is dangerous....

      The brain is the only organ in the body that has to have a minimal level of sugar... or you can die or become brain damaged. The liver has glycogen stores to protect the brain. Sooooooooo.... if you drink it can affect the liver in a way that can cause you to have a dangerous drop in your blood sugar.... you take an esp. giant risk to do any drinking and then go to bed. Being the age you are adds more unpredictability/variables to the situation. Not everyone knows about this. I remember a case this last summer of an adult male that was having a couple of drinks of homemade wine while fishing in a boat... and suddenly went out and fell overboard. He almost drown...there was no warning. It can be a sudden thing... and just because one could get away with it... it can still happen unexpectedly.

      I would wait until I was legal age... and have a backup plan with a glucometer and someone that knows how to recognize a diabetic coma and how to treat it.

  49. QUESTION:
    How likely is it to get diabetes from poor eating and lots of alcohol intake in a week on vacation?
    I do not have diabetes. My sugar levels are usually around 100. I am worried bc this morning I woke up feeling weak, shaky, and light headed. I am visiting home from hawaii bc my hubby is military. So every night I have friends and family that want to take me out for dinner, dessert, drinking, whatever. I have one more week here. Should I pass up all the dinners and drinking or will I be ok for a short period of time?

    Btw: my friends go out and drink every night! Idk how they stay so thin and healthy! We are 23 years old also btw.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way you can get diabetes from a week of a vacation.There are not any foods or drinks that cause diabetes.
      You don't have to miss out but always drink a glass of water for each glass of alcohol and lower your use.
      Try and eat a bit lighter. You may feel better.

      I'll bet the week,shaky and light handedness come from dehydration.Alcohol LOWERS your blood sugars and you may have symptoms of a low sugar since you are dehydrated.
      Get some exercise, eat properly and hydrate.

  50. QUESTION:
    to diabetes urine smell foul and mouth stings if yes how get raid of this and?
    do alcohol incress blood sugar level if yes which alcohol (whiskey) is preferable for daily consumption

    • ANSWER:


A1c Levels For Diabetes

What are the normal blood sugar levels to maintain? The sugar level ranging between 70 mgrms/dl to 100 mgms/dl in fasting for eight hours is diagnosed as normal fasting blood sugar. If the level ranges from 101 to 199, it is identified as a condition of pre-diabetes. The condition of the diabetic is a little pathetic if the level is 200 and exceeding. This higher level is an indication of the patient having acquired a confirmed type 1diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Under such a condition it is not wise to ignore an immediate treatment. By proper treatment the increased blood sugar can be controlled to normal levels.

There are several ways to keep normal blood sugar levels. You have the synthetic medication as well as natural cure. The former includes the adverse side effects while the natural cure is not so. Anyone would not like facing with side effects when taking medication for one disease. As such, it is best suggested that you choose to start natural cure remedies. You have the liberty to try the following with care and confidence.


A Cure For Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which sugar is not properly absorbed by the body. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes share one central feature: elevated blood sugar (glucose) levels due to insufficiencies of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas.

Globally the incidence of diabetes is expected to exceed 250 million people by 2025 resulting in 35 million heart attacks, 13 million strokes, 6 million episodes of renal failure, 8 million instances of blindness or eye surgery, 2 million amputations and 62 million deaths that is a measure of the scale of the problem. While diabetes belongs at the top of the healthcare agenda, it has yet to be given that position.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 21 million diabetics in America; with another 54 million people having pre-diabetes (placing them at high risk for developing Type II diabetes). This equates to 75 million Americans having diabetes, or being at high risk.

Most doctors believe that diabetes is incurable thats what theyve been taught. The best you could hope for according to what they learned in medical school is to control this disease with medication and insulin.

And theyre right Diabetes is incurable if you follow most doctors advice of merely suppressing your diabetes symptoms with pharmaceutical drugs. While prescriptive medications can help you "artificially control" your blood sugar, they do nothing to get at the root cause of the disease.

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:
    how close are they to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    I'm 17 and I have had diabetes for 16 1/2 years. I heard they were quite close to finding a cure a few times but what do you guys know about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps closer the we can imagine. CNN, Fox, ABC LA TIMES New York Times announced on the 17/02/2011 the sensational news that cancer and diabetes could very soon be a disease of the past. Here is the gist of this incredible story, after studying people afflicted with Larons disease collecting and collating data, people with Larons are immune to cancer and diabetes .This is an unusual genetic defect .Apparently these people hav a very low growth hormone balance hence they are short in stature. Experiments are being conducted as we speak and medical people are quietly confident that they are on the right track. It really is an amazing story and you ought to check this out yourself. Thinking of our western way of life, hmm we eat beef which is laced with growth hormones, chicken are being fed with dioxin ( chemical explosion in Seveso Northern Italy, which caused birth deformities) Fruit and vegetables which are genetically modified , snap frozen , DDT sprayed. Its then no wonder people are getting ill. Our water is polluted with mercury, fish ingest mercury, so do humans eating fish. Hope you read the website attached, enjoy and live a healthy life

  3. QUESTION:
    When can we expect a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    If at all? And I mean a proper tested cure avalible to the public.

    • ANSWER:
      It's been "around the corner" for years. I don't expect a cure any time soon, but companies are getting closer and closer to an "artificial pancreas". The idea is to have a unit that can test sugar and provide appropriate insulin automatically. That will be close to a cure. Stem cell research may provide good treatment options someday, but that research is in its infancy.
      To help find a cure, participate in JDRF fundraising events as much as possible. This doesn't have to cost you a cent, because they are always looking for volunteers to work at the events.

  4. QUESTION:
    Do you think a cure for type 1 diabetes is close or is there one already that is being hidden?
    There has been controversial discussion that there is a cure ad that the goverment is covering it up because its a multi-billion dollar industry. What are your thoughts on this?

    • ANSWER:
      We need to recognize that the companies that profit from diabetes (pharmaceutical companies, insulin manufacturers, pump manufacturers, supply companies) aren't going to help find a cure. It's not in their business model, and it makes no sense to expect them to participate other than for PR purposes. It's going to be up to the universities and research centers to come through with a cure. But I can't imagine someone has discovered a cure and is withholding it. A discovery like that means big money to an organization, so they're not going to keep quiet. Until then, the best hope we have is islet cell transplants. But until they can figure out how to minimize the anti-rejection drugs you have to take, how to get a large supply of these cells, and how to make the cells last, we just have to wait. A cure has been "right around the corner" the whole 24 years I've had it, and long before that, so I don't expect a cure within my lifetime. Not holding my breath.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how close they are to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes?
    Well, I'm 14, and I've only been a diabetic for 5 months (almost 6) and I've heard they are working on a cure for it and I was wondering if anyone knows any information about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately even if there is a cure, the diabetic company's make so much money they have the power for a little while to do whatever they can to keep the product from being made or sold. Pfizer lost 2 billion dollars making, selling and trying to get doctors to write for Exubera (an inhaled insulin). The insulin pumps are advanced almost to the point of being ready for a device that could take a thousand readings a day and inject the appropriate amount of insulin. The Dexcom has this feature. It is not accurate so it would not work as an adjunct to the pump. If you took 1% of Pfizer's money they lost on Exubera thats 10 million dollars. I believe with this funding The people working on the Dexcom could make that ready to test with a the appropriate group. People don't want to believe this. When you have 1 million new cases of diabetes a year and growing. The money the rich people is enough to buy anything they want and if that meant buying the cure for diabetes some company's doing what the have to to keep a device like that off the market, They would considering that an ivnestment.

  6. QUESTION:
    Type 1 Diabetes Cure Soon?
    Why Have the doctors not yet found a cure for Type 1 Diabetes? I have had it for 3 years and people always say the doctors are really close. Does anybody know how close?
    I have the insulin pump and don"t mind having it its really difficult to explain to guys and stuff since im in high school.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no research at present which is expected to lead to a 'cure' for several decades if at all. The problem is that we do not know why a common viral infection triggers an auto-immune response in susceptible individuals. This auto-immune response targets the beta (insulin producing) cells of the pancreas. Approximately 95% of such cells have been destroyed by the time of diagnosis and the remaining cells are destroyed in a relatively short period of time. Although there is nothing at present that is thought to lead to a cure there is considerable research which is on-going. It is always appropriate to hope as physicians are often surprised at what they may unexpectedly find. 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. JR

  7. QUESTION:
    Do you think there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes by 2015?
    I really would like to join the Marines or Air Force but cant because of my fucking diabetes abd 2015 is when I graduate high school.

    • ANSWER:
      what??!! and let all that money go to waste on getting people better??

  8. QUESTION:
    will we ever find a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    Do you think they are going to make a cure for cancer sometime in my life time i just am waiting and praying that they do.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a study in development of Type 1 Diabetes being cure by a bone medulla transplant. If the patient has just been diagnosed with diabetes it probably have a high chance that the pancreas beta cells have not yet being totally destructed, so after transplant you will have a new immune system that won't attack the pancreas no longer. Leading to the total cure.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about a diabetes cure/ latest news (type 1)?
    Im just wondering if there might have been any latest news about any type 1 diabetes cure, cause ive been waiting for 16 years... I dont care if it might be about a vaccine that might have worked in a mouse, i just want some news; latest news?? and please list a source where u found it or how u found it... thanx

    • ANSWER:
      The most promising news comes from Boston's Dr. Denise Faustman. One of her biggest advocates is a type one, Allie Beatty.

      Check Allie out here: http://www.alliesvoice.com

      Denise Faustman: http://www.faustmanlab.org/research.html

      The sad thing is, despite their mission statement, the JDRF won't help her with funding. She's only asking for 2 mil. The JDRF gave out something like 160 mil last year. The good news is, Lee Iacocca, who's wife died from T1DM, gave his money and his name to Faustman's research.

      If you would like more info, email me.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do you think it is likely that there will be a cure for type 1 Diabetes by 2015?
    I want to be in the USMC or something but I cant.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think that there'll be a cure, but it will be 99x more easier and automatic. Why do I say that? Because right now, we're able to have closed-loop systems overnight. Now, they just need to tweak the day-time formula and then we'll just manage with a canula and pump that manages and boluses for itself.

      So, a cure? Not yet. But give it another 10 or so years and we'll be closer.

  11. QUESTION:
    how long do you think it will take to find a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    because i really want to join the marines!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a tendancy to agree with the others that they already have a cure, but just aren't willing to release it to the public because of the $$$$ they make off of us who can not survive without our insulin and our pills to keep us running. However, the islet cells they have transplanted are inspiring and even better the ones that they can take from our own bodies and "reprogram" them to make insulin! The fact that we know this is hopefull and I think its possible in the next 15-20 years or less that we'll either have a cure or atleast this disease will be much more manageable as well as the cures and treatments of its nasty side effects. Hang in there your not alone! : )

  12. QUESTION:
    JDRF: Walk to find the cure for Type 1 Diabetes!!!!!?
    On October 11th, 2008, millions will join us in Virginia Beach to walk to find the cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Please help my team raise money. http://walk.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=extranet.personalpage&confirmid=87046854 that is my teams site, please help save millions a year.

    • ANSWER:
      I can't wait till they find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Wish the government would invest more money for research. Good luck getting donations. This is a good cause.

  13. QUESTION:
    Will there ever be a permanent cure for type 1 diabetes?
    I've had it for so long now..my twin has it too..
    I'm sick of it! It affects every part of my life..I feel so depressed.. will there ever be a permanent cure? permanent insulin? Something to wake those pancreas up????

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard that a resarch team out of Gainesville, FL is working on a project which uses lettuce! have found bits and pieces in its regard on the internet, but nothing new lately.

      Believe me! You sound just like me. I've had Type 1 for 40 years and would love to hear of a"cure" but, it isn 't on thehorizon quite yet.

      Keep your chin up. I'll try to do the same.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is there an alternative cure for type 1 diabetes, that does not still require insulin?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, there is none. The primary defect of the body in type 1 diabetes is it is unable to produce insulin for its own use. That is why we give type 1 diabetics insulin but not type 2 diabetics because they can produce their own insulin but they are "resistant" to it. If someone can find an alternative medicine that is ABSOLUTELY PROVEN through randomized, double blind studies to be able to repair the pancreas so that the body can produce insulin, then they're going to be a hero.

  15. 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:

  16. 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

    *You can see more about a DIABETIC SHOOTER by clicking this links :-
    www.lohanaonline.com/achievers/achievers_ravi.asp
    www.lohanaonline.com/loteam/loteam1.asp
    www.lohanaonline.com/cartoons/page1.asp

    • 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    Is there any cure yet? Or tests?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. Your pancreas doesn't make any insulin which is needed to uptake glucose in our cells for energy. The only way it can be managed is to take insulin injections for the rest of ones life.
      There is a clinical study taking place in the US and Canada. They take islet cells from a donor and put them in your liver. There are several different versions of this study taking place.

      Hope this helps.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do doctors think that finding a cure for type 2 diabetes is more important then finding a cure for type 1?
    i had a doctor come in to my class today and non stop talk about how they were in pursuit of finding a cure for type 2 diabetes. Im of course glad to hear that, but what about type one. Ive had type one for about 10 years now and i havent heard about any new treatments other then stem cells, and the pump. why? type one is way worse then type 2

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 affects a greater % of the population and is preventable. By educating people about t2 diabetes it is hoped that the rate of diagnoses and diabetes related complications will eventually go down. Type 1 on the other hand is unpreventable and affects a small amount of the population.

      On the plus side, many of the advancements for t1 have occurred because of the rise in t2. Improvements in glucose monitors, insulin etc are more profitable for companies to invest in if there is a large part of the population who needs them.

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I get sponsors to be the youngest runner to cross America and support the cause for diabetes type 1?
    I am 14 and I am training to be able to run all the way across the continental US in hopes to set a record and at the same time be able to raise much needed money for the research and hope for a cure for type 1 diabetes, which I have and is on the rise, rapidly. I don't know where to begin to get this cause started and actually make it worth something. I am hoping for huge contributions to this cause. How should I begin?

    • ANSWER:
      I love your enthusiasm. Never let diabetes stop you from doing anything !!

      Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    Do you think there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes in the near future?

    • ANSWER:
      NEAR future -- no.

      But there is some promising work on curing Type 1 Diabetes with Adult Stem Cells. Experiments have proven effective in mice.

      but it is a LONG way from mice to men! First, the experiments must be duplicated, even triplicated, by other laboratories, just to make sure it was not a "fluke".

      Next, other lab animals, maybe pigs, might be tried. Being omnivores like humans (we eat anything), a pig's system is very much like our own.

      IF this treatment proves successful, the proper techniques must be developed. Where do Adult Stem Cells come from? How do the get into the patients body?

      Clinical trials can then begin. a Clinical Trial is just like the rat and pig experiments, except human volunteers are used. they will need to test on both diabetics and on "healthy" people to make sure there are no adverse side effects. Clinical trials of this nature can tke 5-10 YEARS to complete.

      Finally, all the results are given to the FDA, who must approve the treatment for human use. The approval process, especially with something as serious as this, could take 3-5 years.

      SOOooo.....
      When we look at all the experimenting that is STILL needed, it is a safe bet that a cure for Type 1 diabetes will not show up for 20-30 years.

      Cure in the NEAR future -- No. Cure in the not-too-distant future -- MAYBE.

  21. QUESTION:
    How many years away do you think we are for a cure for diabetes type 1?

    • ANSWER:
      There will never be a cure for anything,although there really are natural cures that they don't want you to know about.If they cured disases the drug companys wouldn't make much money.The only cures you find will be natural cures but if they tell you it will cure a disease the FDA will call it an unapproved drug and will prosecute them.The FDA says if you say something will cure a disease then it is classified as a drug.The FDA says there are no natural cures,they say only drugs and surgery can cure a disease. >

  22. QUESTION:
    When will there be a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the clowns, Molly. If there were actually a definitive "cure", it's unlikely that they'd be able to keep that secret for very long.

      I'm assuming that you realise [realize, if you're one of my American cousins] that not all type 1 diabetics are born with the condition. In fact, it's comparatively rare to be born with diabetes mellitus.

      I doubt, very much, that it's going to be within the very near future. (I've been waiting almost 30 years now since I was told that there was a cure "just around the corner".)

      So far, the "cures" that have come about have tended to be short-lived. They tend not to last for very many years. (These include pancreas transplants and islet cell transplants.) However, various ways at changing how islet cell transplantation are still being investigated, and so is stem cell research. Both of these areas look quite promising.

      I do hope that you won't have much longer to wait.

      Be well.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jeremy P.
      Fortunately this type of diabetes can be controlled and managed more comfortably than type 2 diabetes. However, this does not change the fact that this is a serious condition and if you have the disease, you have to be very careful. Diabetes is not a condition that you can neglect; medical attention is required as soon as it is diagnosed. If left untreated, it will lead to more serious health problems. You have to be careful about what you eat and what you do.

      As the pancreas stops the production of insulin in type 1 diabetes, the treatment for this disease would include the introduction of insulin to the body. There are about 20 types of products available which could provide the much needed insulin. Which product should be taken depends on the patient and the physician providing the health care.
      Jason Homan

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually there is. Getting a new pancreas through a transplant. Since diabetes is caused by problems with the pancreas (the pancreas doesn't make insulin) getting a transplant would cure diabetes.

      They have done this on a few occasions

  26. QUESTION:
    Does Anyone know of a cure for Juvenile Onset Type 1 Diabetes?
    I'm desperate for a sure cure!

    • ANSWER:
      no there is no cure but i 2 was a type one diabetic but my kidneys failed after 26 years and i had a kidney and pancreas transplant and i am longer a diabetic. it is a hard way to get cured but at least i am sttill alive.

  27. QUESTION:
    will there ever be a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course there will. Some day there will be cures for many so far incurable diseases. Except possibly the common cold.
      Unfortunately some day is not here yet.

  28. QUESTION:
    When will stem cells cure diabetes?
    I've been reading many different articles on stem cells being the way to cure type 1 diabetes. I just haven't found a straight answer for an approximate time for when it will be available for the public. I also haven't been able to figure out if you will need to take immunity suppressors with the stem cell treatment. In fact, any info on it would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the latest kind of medicines and the best cure for a diabetes type 1.?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for diabetes at present however research is on the trail of one it seems. http://www.informationaboutdiabetes.com/diabetes-news/a-cure-for-diabetes-3/
      The latest treatment i know of is insulin pumps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin_pump#Advantages_of_pumping_insulin

  30. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreas transplant or islet cell transplant, though neither has yet proven to be permanent, and both have their own risks as you have to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of your life. Research into stem cell treatment appears to hold good promise for a type 1 'cure', but don't hold your breath waiting for it. It's still some way off yet.

  31. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for diabetes type 1 yes or no question?

    • ANSWER:
      No, only a treatment

  32. QUESTION:
    Any major breakthroughs or hard research for Type 1 Diabetes?
    There has been many steps towards curing Type 2 Diabetes and caring/preventing it. Has there been any major research or giant steps towards Type 1 Diabetes I may have missed? The reason I'm concerned is my girlfriend is Type 1 Diabetic (heredity) and I hate to see her need to stop having fun because she has to go take insulin (she can't use the automatic pump) and we can't horse around that much because her level will drop very fast. I just want to know if there's any chance of a giant leap to caring, maybe even CURING, type 1 that would be in her life. She is still very young.

    • ANSWER:
      the latest research is looking into implantation of stem cells in the pancreas of type 1 diabetics to see if they will become islet cells and produce insulin. It has worked in some animals, not in others.. the research is ongoing.

  33. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for type 1 juvenile diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      The only cure to date is a pancreas transplant. Don't get caught up in phony drugs or treatment that claim to cure diabetes. They are just money makers and can be very bad for your health
      Dr Atkins diet can be very dangerous to diabetics because it can cause the ketones to rise. Most doctors and nutritionists will tell you to stay away from this diet. Studies on Chromium Picolate have shown that is does not help blood sugars to go down or help the diabetes. It only reduced the blood sugar readings by about 10 points in most cases. There were over 1,000 people that participated in the study.
      Yes, type 2 can SOMETIMES be controlled by diet and exercise, but usually requires medication later in life. Not all type 2's can control their disease this way, because type 2 is also caused by a disfuntion in the pancreas.
      Yes, Ali is totally WRONG

  34. QUESTION:
    type 1 diabetes has a cure?
    iv been type 1 now for two years and since i startde taking herbalife products am i m now off insulin amazing

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a cure, it means you are probably getting a vitamin that is helping you in breaking down your insulin, that you can regularly break down. If you stop taking herbalife, will you continue to break down insulin, for your system. My suggestion is that you go back to your doctor, and find out exactly what herbalife is doing.

  35. QUESTION:
    Estimated time for a cure for type 1 (juvinal) diabetes?
    Im scared i might have it but im not sure and i just want to know the estimated time and mabe other facts, Im 14 and my dad has this and ive been peeing all the time lately like every 15 minnutes and 3 times a night but im not thirsty or tired or any other symptoms. Exept this morning i vomited this weird green and black substance that looked like coffee grounds but i thiks all that is bc of the 1200 mg of ibuprofen i take a day bc ive been to the doc and he found no sugar in my urine so he checked my prostate and he thought it was inflamed so he gave me ibuprofen. But please give me an estimated time on the cure based on how research is going. Thanks :) im realy scared:(

    • ANSWER:
      Well my little brother was diagnoses with type one. He had the same symptoms, he kept peeing like every 15-30 min. This is because the body is trying to get rid of blood sugar. He was never thirsty, or hungry. When we went to a neighbor who was a nurse, she said stick out your tongue, so he did, and he had a white "film" on his tongue. Then our neighbor said to take him to the ER. My little brother had these symptoms from about a week until he went to the hospital. His crab count was 800, 700 more than needed. If I were you, go to the ER, and tell them all of your symptoms, and ask about diabetes. Sadly, there is no cure for type one Diabetes yet. But if you do have type one, and you do not seek medical care soon, you could go into a diabetic coma, this is when your body has to high of levels of carbs, so you go into a coma. the only way to be revived is by a glucagun. It is this big shot to bring down carb levels fast. So go to the ER asap. and until you get there, drink LOTS of water, this brings down carb levels, and eat low carb items. Also check your carb count by using your dad's meter, he should know how to do that.

  36. 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"

  37. QUESTION:
    I recently heard of a hospital in Madras, India that has developed a cure for diabetes. How can I contact them?
    This hospital claims to have a cure for diabetes type 1. I would like to email or call the hospital but do not have an address or any means of communication with them. Has any1 else heard of this hospital? How can I contact them? - Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If there was a cure for diabetes, it would make the news worldwide.
      You would never have to call a researcher yourself.

  38. QUESTION:
    This is really depressing.. my mom has diabetes Type 1 which is un cure able and..?
    my mother has diabetes type 1. im a 13 year old girl, the only child. with a father who has a bad temper.
    it kills me to see my mom half dead every night. and she does so much for me and i cant do anything for her. i still try my best by not stressing her a all, try to do all my work on time and help her in the house hold stuff. she has a habit of taking little things to her heart and thats the reason she got diabetes. as diabetes occurs because of stress. i have my own life problems, and then no siblings, a father who loves us but gets a little hot tempered at times, and a mother who is SO UNWELL. i really dont know what to do. this does not let me consentrate on my studies n stuff. i dont know what to do. theres not a day that i dont cry thinking of all this, Im just 13 n ive got so many responsibilities, I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. im crying even while writing this. please, help.
    ..

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, your mom didn't get Type 1 diabetes from stress. Type 1 diabetes is caused because the body's immune system kills the beta cells in the pancreas. Beta cells make insulin so the body can not manufacture it's own insulin. Many experts think that there is a genetic tendency and that some environmental factors increase the risk of developing the disease.
      What your mother needs to do is keep her blood sugar under control. She must follow a diabetic diet and test her blood sugar and take insulin as her doctor prescribes. I know that you are worried sick about your mom because of all the horror stories that you hear about diabetics dieing at an early age or having severe health problems, but all of this can be avoided if she controls her blood sugar,
      You can help her. I know at 13 a lot is going on in your life with school, friends, family life, but little things like keeping your room picked up, offering to help with laundry, dishes, and meal preparation will go a long ways toward relieving some stress off your mom.
      Let me tell you a story that may help ease your worries. I am 58 years old and my own mother was diagnosed at age 10 (in 1935) with diabetes. She has taken insulin since that time and she raised 3 children and my own father was no picnic to live with either. My mom was not expected to live beyond her 30's. Well, I just saw her this weekend. She is 85 years old, but still living in her own home and her health issues have nothing to do with her diabetes, BUT she stuck to the diabetic diet religiously all her life.
      You are dealing with a lot for a 13 year old. You might try talking to your mom about your feelings or maybe even a school counselor.
      Good luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    does diabetes type 2 have a cure?
    ok so i wanna know if it diabetes type 2 have a cure if it does whats the name?
    oh i also want to know if theres a cure for diabetes type 1 & if there is then what the cure?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There's no cure for type 1.

      For type 2, significant weight loss (for example, after gastric bypass), can enable DM2 patients to get rid of their meds.

  40. QUESTION:
    how do scientist research for type 1 diabetics cures?
    what is stopping scientist from getting a cure for type 1 diabetes? what exactly are they looking for.

    • ANSWER:
      Stem cell research is being thwarted by Christian fundamentalists who have too much say in politics right now. Contact your congressmen and support stem cell research!

  41. QUESTION:
    is thei a cure for diabetes type3 also known as type 1.5?
    the so called "type 3 diabetes refers to lower than normal levels of newly discovered brain insulin, which appears to be associated with alzheimers disease in some way .

    • ANSWER:
      I pulled this off the internet, yes I know it seems a little lame to cut and paste. However, I have never heard of these conditions before. Please see the cut and paste below...maybe this can answer some questions for you!

      As for the other persons answer "get your facts straight"; I would like to comment on that. I think that was completely uneccessary to attack someone in a verbal manner such as you did. She was asking a questions, have a little more manners and try to make this and enjoyable visit for the YA! community.

      Other "Types" of Diabetes

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      You may encounter some other "type" names to describe some less common forms of diabetes. Although the American Diabetes Association does not use or endorse these terms, they are defined here because you may run across them in other sources of information.

      Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults, or LADA, is sometimes referred to as "type 1.5 diabetes." LADA is similar to type 1 diabetes because it involves an autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. It usually begins in adulthood and progresses more slowly than type 1 diabetes, but people with LADA do eventually require insulin.

      "Type 3 diabetes" has recently been used to describe a defect in insulin levels in the brain that may be linked to Alzheimer's disease. Type 3 diabetes has also been used to describe the fact that some people with type 1 diabetes become insulin resistant over time, which is usually associated with type 2 diabetes. These patients may benefit from adding an oral medication that improves insulin sensitivity to their regular insulin treatment.

      Because these are no standard definitions for these terms, they are sometimes used to describe other conditions. Some people have also used "type 3 diabetes" to describe someone with type 1 diabetes who also shows signs of increased insulin resistance, which is the hallmark of type 2 diabetes. Others have also called this "double diabetes." Some physicians believe that these patients may benefit from insulin-sensitizing drugs, which usually are not given to patients with type 1 diabetes.

  42. QUESTION:
    Muslims, if pigs are unclean, than why did "Allah" put a cure for diabetes in them?!?
    "Pigs from a remote group of islands could hold the key to treating diabetes, doctors believe." - Daily Telegraph, Experimental diabetes treatment will inject humans with pig cells.

    "A company trialling an effective cure for type 1 diabetes has provided a clear safety and tolerance review. The company, based in New Zealand, has found a way to transplant functional pig cells that produce insulin into humans." - Diabetes.co.uk, Pig cells and potential diabetes cure found to be safe for humans.

    Muslims, pigs (which you regard as being 'unclean') hold a key to cure diabetes according to latest medical research, so why did Allah and Muhammad prohibit pigs for consumption and even medical use (I'll discuss that below) despite Southern-Asians and Mid-easterns - which many are Muslims -are more exposed to Diabetes compared to people of the west? Surely, the Qu'ran promoting the use of medicines and a God who sees the future would of put this cure in a clean animal such as a lamb or cow than ofcourse a un-clean animal like a pig?

    I also read something similar regarding this on a Islamic website and they said it's still un-permissible to use "haram" stuff in medications. According to one of many quotes from the Hadith they've put, Muhammad said, "seek medication, O servants of Allah, for Allah never created an illness without creating a cure for it" and "Allah does not put your cure in that which He has forbidden for you." Again, that raises a question what's begging an answer if you regard this issue.

    So Muslims, how'd you respond to this and what do you think of it O.o?!

    Sources:

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2010/Apr/pig-cells-and-potential-diabetes-cure-found-to-be-safe-for-humans-96126624.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1201672/Experimental-diabetes-treatment-inject-humans-pig-cells.html

    http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503544812
    Dream I'm a Muslim - I see your point but what you what you're saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That's in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah - being the creator of everything including pigs - creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then says it's haram... wow... Just wow =|!
    Dream I'm a Muslim - I see your point but what you what you're saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That's in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah - being the creator of everything including pigs - creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then brings down a prophet to says it's haram... wow... Just wow =|!

    Shape-shifter - I'm not talking about ancient times; I'm talking about our present times ¬¬!
    Um Huda - can't you see the point in my question? I'm not talking about the consumption of pork; I'm talking about the diabetes cure that has been found in pigs. On what you're saying, however, I think the consumption of pork taken in moderation is perfectly safe. If there was a hazard because of the consumption of pork, I'm sure there would of had a health hazard regarding pork by now in England since it's a popular food over here.
    Alice - No, I'm not a "moron who's just hating on Muslims." I have Muslims friends who I get along with who understands my views against Islam and I also understand their views that's against Christianity. This is just a question that I want to see how Muslims respond to since they believe Pork cannot be beneficial when according to Medical Science it is. That's all.

    Carry on hating Christians if you want to. Actually, if that's the case, you're as bad as me and infact more bad than me since you're criticizing and judging people of some religion rather than criticizing and judging the religion of some people.
    Sweet as Strawberry - "Seriously get real. Your stupidity is stunning, I for one know I'm not like you , I'm Better than you!"

    "If you want eat Pork, then eat it! I'm glad I don't eat food that was considered food for the poor a century ago!"

    Wow! Somebody seems full of themselves today ¬¬! Anyways, you're just repeating what "Dream I'm a Muslim" said! I know that it's still in the process but Medical Scientists and Doctors have been doing this research on pigs for almost a decade (fact!), so their must be something to it since it's been going on for that long which is acceptable to put into consideration; plus, you being the son of a doctor and a intelligent teen, I'm sure you know that Insulin that's used for treating people with type 1 diabetes is the one that comes from pigs.

    "So their might be Alternative for Muslims and Others who don't eat pork!".....so it's better to use the latter than the former O.o?! Wow.... just wow!
    Dream I'm a Muslim - you keep saying that! I'm talking about the cure for diabetes what's found in pigs; not eating pigs. Looks can be deceiving, so don't try and like their not.

    • ANSWER:
      Too bad Mohammad believed in having sex with little girls but didn't want anyone eating ham.

  43. QUESTION:
    Ways to raise money to help find a cure for diabetes!!!!!!?
    Hi guys im 13 years old and me my best friend and my mom all have type 1 diabetes. We are all going to try to raise over ,000 this summer to donate to JDRF (Juvineale Diabetes Reaserch Foundation) We have already decided we are going to go door to door and have lemonade stands and send emails out to people but what else can we do to help reach our goal thanks so much for ur help and some day soon hopefully there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes

    type 1 diabetes is out of our control. u can be big or little and still have type 1 diabetes. innocent people everyday get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and it is mainly people who are 18 or younger. Type 2 diabetes is when people have problems converting food into energy and people develop type 2 diabetes is when your fat does not se ur insulin properly

    • ANSWER:
      In the past I've worked with Diabetes Society of the Santa Clara Valley as their Outreach Chairman for about 3 years. I've had Type 1 Diabetes since 1974.

      You might consider contacting a local diabetes support group in your area, they might be able to help you with printed information that you would be able to give to people.

  44. 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:

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the chances for a cure for diabetes before I die ?
    I am 17 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since I was 8 years old. I am wondering what the chances are of getting a cure within my life time. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Andy, I honestly believe they already have a cure for it, but as long as billions and billions are made for all the medicine that is sold every year, they will never let it out.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a study that may lead to the cure for Diabetes?
    My brother's girlfriend has type 1 diabetes and she mentioned some Canadian study that may prove to provide a cure for diabetes. She didn't give me a whole lot of details, but she said that by removing the pain (?) neurons around the nonfunctional Insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, some scientists had been able to restore the function of the cells. She mentioned that in a year or so they'd be done with their human tests, and she's excited about the implications of such a study.

    I feel pretty uninformed, and I'm suprised I haven't heard more about such a study. I ran a quick internet search and couldn't find anything that matched what she had told me.

    Does anyone have any information? I'd like to learn more.

    • ANSWER:
      Article
      http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a042812e-492c-4f07-8245-8a598ab5d1bf&k=63970

  47. QUESTION:
    Why did I have to get Diabetes? (Type 1)?
    It's coming up to my second anniversary of having it and I'm well pissed off about it.. If gods real, he can f****** cure it for me! ****head! If god is real then why choose me? Why not some bad bad person like a rapist? I'm just a 14 year old kid! And why is the government spending money on AIDS and Diabetes Type II cure research? I only know of two charities for Juvenile Diabetes, JDRF and my local hospital.. Stupid government spending money to cure fat people, it's more or less their own fault they got type two for getting overweight but type 1 isn't a lifestyle driven disease, it just happens.. We need a cure. If it's all about the money then the government and doctors better rip up the Hypocratic Oath.
    No I didn't get it genetically because NO ONE in my WHOLE family has EVER had ANY sort of DIABETES!!!
    Probably was your mums fault! Do you know what it's like to take injections 4 times a day for the rest of your life until some supposed cure decides to appear? No you don't. I'd rather speak to someone with a condition the same as mine but unfortunately I don't know anyone which is why I'm on here so you can go away.
    I respect others! But I don't respect rich wealthy people who get overweight and end up with type 2 because they should of dieted or exercised! And I don't deserve the money for a cure? You are a sick twisted person. Rot. In. Hell. When I win the lottery, every single person with juvenile diabetes mellitus shall be cured! That, is assured!
    Nicholas, typically, do they have bigger waists than average?
    Nicholas I am thinking of trying to Acquire an Omnipod but they are only in the USA and are really expensive :(
    Thanks for understanding Nicholas :)

    • ANSWER:
      I understand and FEEL you COMPLETELY. I am 21 and I have had type 1 for 12 years and I am outraged with the money that pretty much goes NO WHERE for a cure. There are 40 kids every day that become diagnosed with diabetes. If you take the 40 kids a day, and mutiply that by a month (30 days) that is 120 KIDS A MONTH! There are so many factors as to what can trigger and cause the development of Diabetes. It can be environmental, medicines that your mother took while she was pregnant, the food you have eaten throughout your life, the type of sounds that enter your ears, its F******* crazy! So after over 40 years of teh JDRF foudation researching, WHY IS THERE NO CURE YET! Because the government is restricting their ability to reserach SO MUCH and they will never find a cure. So, i just pay the hundreds of dollars for my insulin and my pump supplies and hope that someday I can find the cure and help every child and adult out there suffering just like us.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have Diabetes type 1 and I have had it for around 6 years, I'm 14, when do you all think there'll be a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      The most promising research is Denise Faustman's here:
      http://www.faustmanlab.org/

      She has succeeded in curing mice and is currently testing her treatment on humans like Allie Beatty:
      http://www.alliesvoice.com/

      I would strongly urge you to support Faustman's research and subscribe to allie's voice to stay up to date. The JDRF denied giving funds to this most promising research. Reason? Unknown. Lee Iacocca stepped in and helped, but Faustman needs lots more help. Check it out.

  49. QUESTION:
    DIabetes Type 1 and 2 Questions!?
    URGENT!!!!

    I have a project to work on...and I need so answers...
    1) What is the needle for diabetes called and used for?
    2) There is no cure for diabetes,but there are helpful medications, right? What are their names....?

    ***PLZ HELP ME N MY PARTNER>>>>>
    *** if there is any additional VRY IMPROTANT INFO..plz we dont mind, just type away n give to us

    n dnt tell me to research...cuz i have but i need these answers....n if u r a diabetic patient, plz give us ur story...thnx!

    • ANSWER:
      The needle is called an insulin syringe and it is used to inject insulin

      There is no cure for diabetes but some medications are insulin, Glucophage, Precose, Glyset, metformin, Januvia.

      Diet is also very important to a diabetic. We must watch our intake of sugar and also carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, and potatoes.

      Try checking out the website www.webmd.com and www.diabetes.org.

      Hope I have helped you some.

  50. QUESTION:
    type 1 diabetes?
    hi there do you think they will ever find a cure for diabetes if so how long do you think it will take till they do

    • ANSWER:
      i think they will they are getting closer everyday . i got diabetes when i was 7 ans now i am 37 they have come a long way in that time.when everything that is available to the researchers these days they will come up with one i think in the next 10 years.


30 Day Diabetes Cure

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Cure for Diabetes Type II drinking green juices?
    I am told that drinking juices of green leafy vegetables for 30 days can actually cure type II diabetes. Has anyone tried and proved this treatment?
    The 'Queen has Spoken" is NOT answering my question. I really want to know if anyone has tried out this treatment or not.

    • ANSWER:
      One all natural thing you can do to control your sugar is take Cinnamon supplements. You need to make sure that it's NOT Cassia Cinnamon, but Ceylon Cinnamon (true Cinnamon). It is a little harder to find in the United States than Cassia Cinnamon is, but well worth it if you can find some. NOW vitamins puts out an an authentic Ceylon Cinnamon supplement. You will be amazed at something so natural and good for you will control your sugar. Many people with Type II Diabetes and blood sugar problems swear by it.

      I've read that Neem supplements are also highly effective.

  2. 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 !! :)

  3. QUESTION:
    Researchers have fornd a cure for type 2 diabetes. But why is it being kept under wraps?
    A cure has been found for type 2 diabetes and its not some man made chemical mediscine. Its as simple as eating raw foods for 30 days! I know this sound like a buncha bull considering the huge medical companys insist that there is no cure for type 2 diabetes. But of course they want you to think that, its a billion dollar company! Just go to rawfor30days.com. The proof is in the pudding. But doesn't it make you angry that these medil companys dont publicise this information to keep their pockets fat? Think of all the people struggling and suffering with this condition.
    excuse the type is meant "found a cure"
    This is real people just go to the website it will blow you away!
    bmac look at the facts before you judge, how could medical companies make money off of a person eating raw healthy foods for 30 days? you dont need a doctor to do that.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that we are being too harsh here. Yes, there is no miracle pill or "cure diet" for Type 2. But many medical studies have shown time and time again that in many cases, Type 2 patients can increase their insulin sensitivity and decrease dependence on meds if they make the appropriate lifestyle changes soon after they are diagnosed.

      That means, biting the bullet and making the effort. A healthy diet rich in whole grains, fibre, good fats, and lean protein. Low in saturated fat, simple carbs, and overall carbs/calories.

      At least 45 min-1 hr of aerobic exercise each day. That can be as simple as a walk after dinner.

      Both of these things lead to weight loss the majority of the time. And that leads to a decrease in insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes.

      BUT studies have found that diet and exercise can help Type 2 diabetes, even if the person doesn't lose weight!!

      Of course, some people have a form of Type 2 that is due to genetics, such as MODY. MODY is a rare form of Type 2 that occurs in young and thin people, and it runs in families. Some need insulin, some don't.

      80% of Type 2's are overweight, and studies have proven that the majority if Type 2 cases can be prevented or diet and exercise treated if people make the effort. This has been proven, whether people like to hear it or not. I have heard of many Type 2 patients who were threatened with insulin by their doctors, who went on to finally make the changes and lose the weight. They were able to improve their outcome.

      Of course early Type 2 can go into "remission", but it cannot be cured. If the person stops their diet and exericse program, their BG will start to rise again. It is healthy living for life.

      If people are simply handed a precription from their doc, and not given information to help themselves through lifestyle changes, this is wrong. Maybe doctors feel their pateints won't listen.

      Another issue is that people have been walking around for YEARS undiagnosed, and it is too late. That is why we need to prevent Type 2 in the first place.

  4. QUESTION:
    Cure for Diabetes Type 2?
    Hi, Any one have any information on Surgical cure for diabetes type 2? I am planning to go through the surgery in next 30 days time and I would like to know the postoperative care and symptoms.

    http://www.diabetessurgeryindia.com/getPage.asp?page=mainPage.asp

    http://www.metabolicsurgery.in/

    Your comments and help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of a raw food diet? Does it work? If you have experienced this, what are the pros/cons?
    Raw foods are supposed to cure type II diabetes naturally in 30 days according to the documentary, "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 days." and RDNmovement.com, Who has direct experience with this program. I am considering a raw diet.

    • ANSWER:
      The raw food diet is how we were meant to eat, the best raw food diet is one with mostly fruit and some veggies, most veggies aren't fit for human consumption, have you ever been attracted to eating a raw veggie without seasoning, etc? There are only a handful of veggies that we can consider human food, and some can be considered fruit(romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, celery, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and bell peppers(all colors except green which are unripe)).

      Beyond that I highly recommend lots of fresh air and sunshine and abandonment of pharmaceuticals, creams, soaps, cigarettes, etc(assuming you don't absolutely need them, I don't know you and the raw food diet may lead to you saying good-bye to these products). I wash in just water and brush my teeth with just my brush and water.

      If you live like this you can say good-bye to 99% of all disease including cancer, diabetes, etc, and never have to worry about them again.

      Edit: Read the book 80/10/10 and check out this website - http://www.rawschool.com/basics.htm

      Edit #2: If you go raw, watch out for someone named David Wolfe, he's a con artist and his main goal is to sell his "superfoods."

  6. QUESTION:
    I just read an article about water therapy for curing diseases.....?
    Well I'm wondering if it is bogus or not. It states drinking 1.5L of water every morning before you brush your teeth will cure diabetes in 30 days? What do you think about it? Do you think it works? Have you tried it?

    Here's the link

    http://www.knowledgebase-script.com/demo/article-113.html

    • ANSWER:
      Complete and utter hogwash. Did the article state which type of diabetes this is supposed to cure, or what the basis of the research was, or what and how they drew their conclusion? Diabetics, of both main types, tend to drink a lot of water anyway, and so far...nothing! Sure sounds like snake oil to me.

  7. QUESTION:
    I reccentlly got a message of water treatment for BP, diabetes etc..to be taken early morning. Is it true ?
    The water treatment in question prescribes 4 x 160ml glasses of water every morning when waking but before washing the treeth. Then brush the teeth, and 45 minutes later one can drink or eat normally.
    This procedure will cure the diseases of the sick and others can enjoy healthy life if taken during:
    30 days for Blood Pressure and Diabetes
    10 days for Gastric and constipation
    90 days for TB
    180 days for cancer.
    I feel this too good to be true. Although I have nothing to loose in following the treatment, I wonder whether this is based on some scientific or medical research.
    I will appreciate your views
    Kassahoun

    • ANSWER:
      Water is good for us all, but it can't cure everything!

      If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And in this situation, I'd say it definitely is bogus.

      It's always a good idea to drink water though!

  8. QUESTION:
    Water and Empty stomach - good for health - why not you drink water in the empty stomach?
    Courtesy: Chiranjeevi:
    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
    METHOD OF TREATMENT
    1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
    2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes
    3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
    4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
    5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
    6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
    The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
    1. High Blood Pressure - 30 days
    2. Gastric - 10 days
    3. Diabetes - 30 days
    4. Constipation - 10 days
    5. Cancer - 180 days
    6. TB - 90 days
    7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.
    This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
    It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
    Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
    This makes sense .... the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals .not cold water. maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...
    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
    Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you so much for the wonderful helpful advice you have shared. I will take on board everything you have said, and will pass on this information to all the peoples I know. Thank you for helping people take care of their health now rather than later with highly dubious and toxic prescriptions.

      Of course the water will be sourced from good quality natural spring water. Remember your tap water is toxic, thanks to uncaring governments.

      Bless you and your wisdom and knowledge.

  9. QUESTION:
    drink water and just stay healthy?
    DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

    It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven a its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

    Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

    METHOD OF TREATMENT

    1 As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

    2 Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

    3 After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

    4 After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

    5 Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

    6 The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

    The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases:

    1 High Blood Pressure - 30 days

    2 Gastric - 10 days

    3 Diabetes - 30 days

    4 Constipation - 10 days

    5 Cancer - 180 days

    6 TB - 90 days

    7 Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards - daily.

    This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.

    It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life.
    Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.

    This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ...not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain...

    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.

    It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.

    Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

    A serious note about heart attacks: Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.

    Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.

    You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.

    Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.

    60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.

    Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you so much for this information. It is amazing how pure and helpful water is. I just drink a glass of water everyday now I'm going to change it.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    Pre-diabetes? Can it REALLY be cured or not?
    I'm not a diabetic, but I have been showing signs of insulin resistance. If I eat something with a lot of concentrated sugar, I get shaky. So now, I'm starting a diet and I'm going to walk/job 30 minutes two times per day.

    Can I really go back to a normal state. I'm going to try to lose 10% of my body weight and hope for the best. I don't really have the money to go to the doctor...

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    How to cure my water addiction?
    I drink 10+ liters of water a day, usually in 2 liters of tap water, 6.25 liters of bottled water, 1-2 liters of sodas (coke), 2 cups of fruit juice (real), and 1-2 cups of milk...

    I know many of you will say it's diabetes, but, I had both my blood and urine checked, and i am negative for kidney problems, urinary tract infections, and diabetes (mellitus)... So, the cause is not diabetes.

    I even went to two doctors in two different countries, and they both said I was perfectly fine. Which makes me think this is all psychological...

    I am not 60 years old... I am just 23 years old, going to school... I dont have a job, and I don't do any really hard physical activities.

    I go to the bathroom at least 3 times a night (usually 5-6). I go to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes, and have a desire for water, especially cold, or carbonated liquids. I do not exercise much, if, at all. As much as I drink, my skin is really, really, dry, almost as dry as your fingers get after playing with chalk...

    Does anyone have similar symptoms, or know of a cure?

    Perhaps, there are some people who have overcome 'psychological' addictions (chocolate, candy, non-physical addictions), who know how to get over them?

    Thanks for your time and opinions :P
    Edit: to first poster, yes, water consumption IS healthy, however, overconsumption of water can make the sodium levels in your blood decrease, which makes electricity flow slower to your brain, which can actually result in death due to electricity not being in your brain.

    Normal consumption (2-3 liters/day) is okay, however, 10+ liters, i do not think is so adequate, and can be a catalyst to possible braindeath.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Asalam w.do u know how fasting can actually improve your health?
    I read this article and it helped me learn what are the ways that fasting can improve someones health.Also on tv the sheik advises anyone with any health problem like high blood pressure ,diabetes,cholestrol to fast even during the fitr days .

    1. Attitude About Juice Fasting: One key to juice fasting over water fasting is the ability to prevent ketosis (disrupted carbohydrate metabolism in response to chronic starvation) by continuously providing simple carbohydrates that are used by your body for energy and nutrition to the cells. Some individuals, however, believe that carb overload is the reason why Americans are fat.
    2. Attitude about Skipping Meals: One study suggests that skipping a meal occasionally is not all that bad, especially if weight loss is a goal. However, be aware of changes in metabolic rate (see below).
    3. Autonomic Nervous System: According to this article, fasting appears to have a normalizing effect on the overall tone of the autonomic nervous system. This normalization decreases possibilities for a number of issues ranging from digestive disturbances to anxiety disorders.
    4. Awareness: Fasting can heighten awareness, depending upon the health of the individual, the goal for fasting and the ability to eliminate toxins from the system.
    5. Back Pain: Back pains caused by muscular tightness and stress rather than from bone disease or osteoporosis may be alleviated with a lighter diet or juice fasting.
    6. Bad Health Habits: In some people, fasting has helped break cravings for alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and some drug addictions.
    7. Blood Pressure: Water fasting may correct your high blood pressure to a safe range within two weeks without drugs. This level of pressure can be maintained if the diet is changed rather than going back to old eating habits. This study was conducted in a controlled setting.
    8. Cell Proliferation: This study, done on mice, showed that intermittent fasting slowed cell production, which also showed cancer development. Slowing down the rate of cell proliferation essentially buys time for the cells to repair genetic damage that may cause cancer.
    9. Cholesterol: One study about a 30-day Muslim fast showed significant decrease in LDL (”bad” cholesterol), total serum cholesterol and serum triglycerides at the end of the fasting period. There also was a significant increase in “good” cholesterol (HDL) that showed at the end of the fast and continued to show for one month after the fast.
    10. Chronic cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure: Fasting can reduce triglycerides, atheromas, total cholesterol and may increase HDL levels.
    11. Energy Flow: Through this logic, fasting enables the body to slow down to the point where the individual can listen to the body through the mind. This ‘vital force’ is clouded when the body is filled with toxins. However, one study with flies showed that the value of diminished appetite to an animal’s survival may vary with the infecting microbe.
    12. Fat Mobilization [PDF]: Fasting may move the body to mobilize fat stores from adipose tissue (the fat under your skin) to consume that fat as energy. Short fasts also may protect proteins in your body with the release of a growth hormone.
    13. Heart Health: The day-long, once-a-month fast many Mormons undertake as a part of their faith may help explain the lower rates of coronary artery disease in this population, according to a study presented at the American Heart Assn.’s scientific sessions in Orlando, Florida, in 2007.
    14. Homeostasis: Basically, your metabolic equilibrium, or ability to heal, could undergo a change during fasting. When fasting is employed as a therapeutic measure, it changes the playing field for disease and infection. This article quotes Louis Pasteur, “The pathogen is nothing, the terrain is everything” for an argument on why fasting can be used as a cure for injury or disease.
    15. Insulin and Blood Sugars: A study from the National Institute on Aging found that skipping meals frequently can help mice maintain healthier glucose and insulin levels. The study provides insight into the possible effect of fasting on glucose metabolism.
    16. Life Span: The point behind this list of articles and studies is that caloric reduction, overall, is one way to increase a life span. Lower metabolic rates, slower cell proliferation and less body fat that holds toxic matter all lead to a healthier life. This translates, for many people, into a longer life.
    17. Lifestyle: If you want to change your life to feel healthier and more productive, this author believes that fasting provides the pivot for that change.
    18. Mental Alertness: When toxins are removed from the lymphatic and blood systems, this change improves mental clarity. Eating less also results in energy conservation, which can be used by the brain for thinking tasks.
    19. Metabolism: While many people believe that a fast metabolism is key to weight loss,
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    • ANSWER:
      Ramadan Mubarak........
      thanks for the info..........

      @ batman, it doesn't need proving, medicine proves it ask doctors & they will say that too... it relaxes the stomach.
      actually fasting is in all religions, not only islam.... the other prophets did it, just the months or day was different....

  14. QUESTION:
    I am really upset, what should I do?
    ok, I had a huge fight with mom.

    We are really poor right now, and live in a tiny town, with terrible schools, so I am homeschooled. We are living in a houce that is built in 1840's, and has holes in it everywhere, the bathroom is missing about 13 sqft of flooring. the kitchen cabinates smell, we have tried everything. The bathroom, also has no sink, the tub faucet is a pair of plires. The water heater only lets you have about half a ub full of water at a time. The front door's glass is held together with tape. I could go on and on. Anyway my father promised when he bought it, that he would pretty it up (we only bought it because like so many others, our old home got forclosed on, and the house was only 18 thousand dollars) He now goes hunting every day he is off work, only to give the meat to his friends. He won't fix the house up, and we cannot get it on the historical commision yet, because it is not finished. Mom and I want to move to a bigger town, where I can go to school, and there are things to do. (our town is like i said really tiny, to get to the nearest super walmart, we have to drive an hour there and back. ) We cannot sell the house as is, because it is not finished. Dad started fixing it but stopped halfway through, but so far it looks worse than it did to begin wiht, becuse everything he uncovered, needs fixing. Mom, is tired of witing for him to fix it and is tired of living like this.

    Anyway the fight started because she wants to find a way to make money so we can get out of the house/town. She has type one diabetes (this is not from lack of exercise, and not eating right, it is juvinille diabetes and it is unknown why it occurs or how to cure it) and is insulin dependant, but doesn't want to wait the 3 years for disability, and we don't have money to hire a lawyer. She also has an inncurable blood parrasite, she got in a blood transfusion, at the hospital. She is teh kind of person, who wants to work at home, for yourself..etc. She wanted to talk to me about what she should do about making money. I suggested she just get a job you know at the dollar store/grocery store, or something. So, she then said I dont' care enough about her, and I would send her to work for 30 dollars a day wiht parasites and diabetes. And that I am the reason she doesn't have any money, becuase she stayed home wiht me, rather than get a job. my dad and i joke around with e/o by play fighting/ wrestling, and messing around, like he'll say i can't do this, and I'll call him a this or a that. childishh I know, but thats how we are together. And she said that he is turning me into and ungrateful selfish hateful rude bit**. Mom and i have always been very close. We grew apart a little when I was seven because she went into a coma, and I was scared I would lose her. So i stopped being close and affectionate, so it wouldn't hurt aas bad if I did lose her. Then relationship became tense again when I was 10 because I caught her and dad having s**. Now it is tense because I am a bit**y teenager. But I feel that she is wong, I mean she asked my opinion about how to make money, I said get a job, what is wrong with that?
    So my question is, am I being hateful expecting her to get a job, even though she has health issues?
    And, What should I do overall?

    Thanks everyone, sorry it is long.
    I cannot get a job, the adults around here cannot even get jobs, no papers are delivered or even printed in the county, and I am only 13, so i cannot get a job until december when i turn 14. Mom and I have done all the minor stuff, it is just replacing cabinates/ceilings/sinks/tubs etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Tell her that she asked an opinion from you and that you're thankful for having what you do have and that if she blames her problems on you ever again, you'll emancipate yourself and become a better person than she ever was.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Vaginal problems for 5 years and still no cure! Please help!?
    I am a 30 year old woman. 5 years ago I started noticing excessive clear cervical mucus from my vagina. It looks just like snot (pardon the expression). From then on it has been a constant problem for me. The discharge now varies from mucus-like to thin white - to light yellow. If any of it gets on the outside of my body, it causes a lot of itching. I can feel it when it drips out. It has a fishy, metallic odor and I am sick of it. I am a clean person and I don't get why this is happening. I had a normal up until then and I miss it. It leaves a sour odor on my clothes and towels. It gets worse during the summer. My vagina sweats and I can smell it even when I go to the Laundromat to wash my things. I am currently not sexually active and I have been tested for all stds and everything was negative. Matter of fact. This problem started before I even lost my virginity. I have been to the Women's Health Clinic numerous times to solve this problem. They say it is Bacterial Vaginosis and they keep giving me the same stupid Metronidazole pills and they don't work.My body is now immune to the stuff. They referred me to a Gynecologist and they took all the necessity tests at least 3 separate times. No cervical cancer or stds. They said it was Bacterial Vaginosis and Group Strep B. They gave me more Metro pills. Obviously that didn't work. Then I had another exam and I was given Antibacterial pills for the Group Strep B. Those did not work. Then the last time I was there I was given Diflucan just in case it was a Yeast Infection. It did no good. The doctor keeps telling me there is nothing to treat and won't give me anything else now. No one can seem to help me. I don't have diabetes or anything else, so this is nothing to do with a immune issue. I have tried everything to combat the odor and discharge, including Yeast Guard, acidolphilus, apple cider vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide, vinegar and water, niacin,douches, folic acid, boric acid, cotton underwear, scent free detergent,diet changes and many other things. This has been ruing my life and confidence. I constantly have to buy new underwear. I must wash up several times per day. I am embarrassed to have a boyfriend because he may think I am nasty and unclean or may get a whiff of the odor. My clothes reek of this sour odor. I can't wear certain clothes, such as sweat pants because the discharge leaks through and it is hard to wash out. I need help! What more can I do? I have been to the doctors too many times and I am tired of the exams, which leave me sore and irritated. I just want to have a normal vagina. I am jealous of other women who get to have a normal sex life and don't have to deal with heavy discharge and odor or who can go out in public or on day trips and not worry about smells or discharges or finding the nearest bathroom to clean up stained underwear.

    • ANSWER:
      My very un-medical opinion is that you have too much yeast. If the magic pill didn't work, try the homeopathic cure. You can get them at any health food store and they won't hurt anything even if that's not the problem. It could help regulate you a little though.

      By the way, not only do douches not help, they aren't very good for you.

  17. QUESTION:
    I heard that when taking steroids "things" shrink...so does taking insulin shrink you diabetic pancreas?
    I've had diabetes for 30 years now taking insulin all that time. So if the day comes that they find a cure...will I be able to use that cure or will they tell me "Oh no, your pancreas has shrunk so much or has sustained so much damage due to the use of injected insulin that we'd have to remove it." I know...a morbid thought but as I take this junk (insulin), although I know I need it to live, I have a feeling it's doing some harm and what is that harm. Drug companies won't tell you but Doctors probably know since they deal with this every day.

    • ANSWER:
      No it doesn't

  18. QUESTION:
    High Protein in the Urine (Proteinuria): Causes and Cures? Please help, friend is freaking!?
    A friend of mine was told he has Moderate to High levels of Protein in his urine. He went in to the doctor specifically because of the symptom of "Foamy Urine".

    He is in generally good health.

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    ✖ He is overweight but not obese.

    ✖ He has high blood-pressure that is 95% under control.
    His doctor gave him a short term prescription for an additional blood pressure medication because it was high when he went in a few days ago and then told him that he would see him in a month to check his symptoms again and do some more blood work.

    ✖ He has no history of unprotected sex with unknown partners.
    He has only had 1 sexual partner in the last few years and that was my aunt that contracted Hepatitis A or B from a blood transfusion back in the late 1990's.

    ✖ He has never done any drugs... I don't think he has even tried Marijuana.

    ✖ He doesn't drink alcohol, well, he has about 2 beers or glasses of wine a year.

    ✖ He has anxiety and depression that he refuses to get treated.

    ✖ He eats out a lot and knows he eats too much meat.

    ✖ The doctor ruled out diabetes.
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    My friend is FREAKING OUT thinking that he has, like, renal failure and I'm trying to get some hard data on Proteinuria.

    From what I've read, the causes can be anything from just eating too much meat combined with the heat wave all the way to 'You have AIDS'.

    He has been under a lot of stress in general due to his high pressure job and family concerns like paying for college for his two girls, alimony, house payments, the IRS, etc. He has rather severe depression and anxiety but refuses to get that treated because... Well... Because he is male and therefore kinda' retarded.

    The heat has been HORRIBLE for the last week or two and that has hit him hard.

    His doctor is a really good doctor (My father goes to him as well) and I keep telling him that if his doctor thought he was about to die from renal failure or a kidney tumor etc. he wouldn't have been sent home with 30 days worth of extra pills and an appointment for a month from now.

    I know I'm going on but I want you to know everything because my friend is REALLY worried and that caused him to not sleep last night and have anxiety today...

    ANY advice for him would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      your correct in what you have learned so far. here's the thing. your friend is now worried, it's only going to make him worry more the more he reads up on this. so my advise is to let him speak to the physician again about his concern and what he can do to be proactive about it. when he see's him in a month, that's the opportunity, and should not be wasted, advise your friend to eat healthy, and to drink water. maybe don't overdo it on the protein consumption. and stop worrying. practically nobody is perfect in the lab values in all areas does no good to obsess over it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Staying hydrated while riding in high heat/humidity?
    Tomorrow I am riding 12 miles for a charity (it's the Tour de Cure for the Nat'l Diabetes Assoc.) event in northern Virginia, and the weather is going to be very nasty. The ride starts at 11:30, and the forecast high temp is going to be around 98 with very high humidity.

    How much water/gatorade should I drink before, during, and after the ride to keep from dehydrating? It's not a race, just a casual ride, so I can go slow, but I tend to lose 1.5 to 2 lbs riding that same distance on a cool and dry day, so I'm worried about getting enough liquids tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:
      If you're well hydrated before you start, it shouldn't be a big deal for only 12 miles, but its good that you're thinking ahead.

      If you normally lose 1.5 to 2 lbs over that distance, then that's what you should aim to take in, maybe a tad more to account for the heat. A normal bike water bottle is 16-20 ozs. 16oz of water at standard temperature and pressure equals 1 pound. Gatorade may be a little more beneficial, in that the sugars in it aid absorption through your intestinal wall, and it also replaces some sodium and potassium lost through sweat.

      Like you, I've got a pretty high sweat rate, measured as high as 2.2 liters per hour during intense workouts in the heat. That's something like 5 lbs per hour.

      Bottom line, you want to replace what you sweat out. For such a short ride, its unlikely you can mess up too bad, but drinking a bottle or two of Gatorade should be enough.

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is polycystic ovary syndrome? 10 POINTS?
    What is it? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How does it effect the body? What hormones are effected by it? Is there a cure or what's the best way to control or get rid of it? Thanks.

    About me: I am 38 and was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes one year ago along with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome from 4 years ago. I have lost 30 pounds in the past year and I have kept my A1C under 7.0 for the entire year (around 6.3 - 6.7). I got myself off of glimperide 10mg per day and now I only take 2000mg of Metformin per day. I just need information about pcos. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there friend,

      --What is it? --

      A condition where the ovaries are enlarged with multiple small cysts (small fluid-filled sacs).

      What are the symptoms? --

      1) Abnormal monthly periods, such as irregular or absent periods.
      2)Darkening or thickening of the skin with formation of skin tags. Acne (pimples) and oily skin may also be present.
      3)Excess hair growth on the beard area, upper lip, sideburns, chest, around the nipples, or lower abdomen. Thinning of the scalp hair.
      4) High blood sugar and high blood pressure.
      5) Infertility (problem getting pregnant).
      6) Pelvic (hip) or abdominal pain.
      7) Weight gain and fatigue (more tired than usual).

      How is it diagnosed? --

      1) Your caregiver will take a detailed health history from you. This includes past pregnancies, length of anovulation (absence of monthly periods), and menstrual and sexual histories
      2) Pelvic exam
      3) Blood and urine tests (Check hormones etc)
      4) Ultrasonography: An ultrasound uses sound waves to look inside your abdomen. Caregivers may want to look at your liver, kidneys, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other organs.

      How does it effect the body?--

      It can increase these chances/risks

      1) Abnormal uterine bleeding.
      2) Cancer of the endometrium (lining of the womb).
      3) Diabetes (high blood sugar).
      4) Heart diseases.
      5) Hypertension (high blood pressure).

      Treatment consist of--
      1) Medicine
      2) Surgery: Your caregiver may do surgery to remove the cysts in your ovaries. Depending on the number and sizes of the cysts present, your caregiver may also remove one or both of your ovaries. Biopsies (tissue samples) of the cysts and your ovaries may also be done. This will help caregivers learn more about your condition.

      Hormones affected --
      1) you may experience elevated levels of testosterone, DHEA-S, androstenedione, prolactin, and LH.
      2) Estrogen levels could be normal, high, or low.
      3) Sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and androgens (testosterone, DHEA, and androstenedione: the "male" hormones).

      Kind Regards,

      Stephen

  22. QUESTION:
    Unexplained dizziness, weakness, numbness and nausea spells?
    So I am 27 years old. I am not in awesome shape but I am in fairly good shape. I was in the Marines and have continued similar work since than so I have had to maintain a good fitness standard through out. I am happily married with 3 kids and I am loving life! I hardly have any stress in my life and we have all that we need.

    Today I had a spell which was familiar since I have had a series of these unexplained and unidentified illnesses. Onset began around 10:00am as I was finishing a short workout which I routinely do throughout the day. It seemed a bit hard for me to recover from the workout which isn't very strenuous. I began feeling very weak, lightheaded, dizzy, numbness in face/hands, flushed and nauseated and it was progressively getting worse. The symptoms were so overwhelming that I had to sit down and lay back for about 20 minutes to be semi-functional again. Now it is 30 minutes later, I have had an english muffin and I am still feeling symptoms but not as intensely as previously stated. This was a fairly mild attack or spell or whatever you would call it. I have had much worse.

    The first attack I can remember was when I went hunting with my father-in-law. We had been hiking fairly harsh terrain since about 4am and into the afternoon. I began to have the same symptoms as described above only with the addition of a horrible migraine and no sweating. It was intense and I stuck it out long enough to get back to the vehicle but as we started driving I started throwing up and couldn't move. I just wanted to go to sleep until it was over. We got back to the lodge and I couldn't even eat or drink water. I passed out for probably 15 or so hours and when I woke up I still had a lot of the symptoms. This time I mustered enough energy to take a cold shower which helped a bit. I wrote this experience off as severe heat exhaustion if not mild heat stroke but from then on I would randomly have similar attacks although not nearly as intense as this.

    I have also had weird headaches throughout the past few years randomly proceeding the first attack on that hunting trip.

    My family has a history of heart disease on my dads side and diabetes on my moms. I have suspected hypoglycemia but sugar doesn't seem to help much if at all. Time and immobilization seems to be the cure so far.

    I do take Psyllium fiber periodically (once or twice a week) which can dehydrate but I make sure to drink a good amount of water.

    The onsets seem to happen during hot weather, especially the last few times I was overseas in Iraq. I couldn't change a tire with out wanting to pass out. My heart would be beating through my neck with horrible nausea, weakness and headache.

    I do not take any medications and I don't eat completely healthy but I don't eat fast food very often either. I was interested by a disease called Pheochromocytoma which is a tumor on the adrenal glands causing an imbalance of powerful hormones like epinephrine. A lot of people who have been diagnosed by this disease describe similar experiences.

    I do not have insurance other than the VA hospital and there you get what you pay for.. a good shove out the door and some Motrin. I would like to see someone but avoid the round about, anti-depresent, quick fix bs. Who should I see and how should I approach them about this issue? I don't want to throw webMD in their face but I want to come in prepared so we don't waste each others time and MONEY. Thanks for your help in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I am a pheochromocytoma survivor.

      Pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor of the adrenal gland. They find less than 1000 per year in the US. The Wikipedia page contains very good information, but you should see your doctor. Better yet, an endocrinologist. The VA should be able to order the appropriate tests. I am not a doctor so I cannot tell you what those symptoms mean...they could mean lots of things.

      THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: Your doctors should order a 24-hour urine collection to check your catecholamine and metanephrine levels. If that test comes back negative, it excludes the pheochromocytoma diagnosis.

      If the test comes back positive, they will run a battery of other tests and check your thyroid and parathyroid glands. I've had more CAT scans than I can count, to the point where the contrast solution actually tastes good.

      I wish you all the best. Please take a deep breath and talk with a loved one or close friend before you explore the literature. It can be very scary or depressing. I recommend seeing a doctor before going through the literature.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pheochromocytoma
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pheochromocytoma/DS00569

  23. 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 :-)

  24. 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.

  25. QUESTION:
    Biofeedback Therapist-Cancer Diagnosis?
    My mom who is 48 went to a biofeedback therapist in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada and diagnosed her stage 1.5 to stage 2 Pancreatic cancer. My mom is a 5'7 145 pounds, smoker (25-30 years). She doesn't eat very much nutritional food, mainly soups. She drinks about 2 cans of coke per day and likes sweets. She has a family history of type 2 diabetes and her 50 year old sister is in remission since april 2009 of triple neg breast cancer. This biofeedback therapist recommended by a family friend did the tests and told her the diagnosis. For the past while ,since an accident at work and later in a vehicle she has had mid back and neck pain with excruciating headaches. She has been seeing a chiropractor who has diagnosed her with 2 bulging disks. Recently she has had thin bowel movements also odd bm to her. My question is how accurate is Biofeedback therapists? Also he told her between stage 1.5 and 2 pancreatic cancer but theres no tumors, but reading online about pancreatic cancer I got the impression that even a stage 1 has a pea size tumor and the life expectancy of five years is less the 30%. Since seeing him today he put her on a coffee enema (to flush toxins out of liver), sesame seed swish (20 min 3 times daily - to eliminate metals in her) and a pill she has to take 2 before each meal (similar to a chemo therapy- cancer cell killer) and a clove liquid to put into capsules and finally a bowel regulator. --> He said she had high metal amounts in her. When she told me what he said I was devastated. I hear pancreatic cancer and I hear "death sentence". My mom does live an unhealthy life style but she doesn't eat fast food or drink alcohol. Please help me, I am 17 years old and going into pre med in the fall and I love my mom dearly, she is the most important person in my life and I couldn't live without her. She is going to follow this mans plan (what if she follows he said she would be cured and if continued to live this new life style she would lower her chances of cancer altogether) and go back in a month to retest and see how she's responding to his treatments. What should her next steps be? CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Blood work? ( he did some sort of test similar to a blood test and some level was at 156 and anything over 200 is definitely a stage 3 or 4 cancer and 75 is normal? PLEASE HELP. Also she is under a lot of stress, that im trying to help her with. PLEASE HELP.... I cant lose my mom!

    ps- he also said her liver was failing and that these test are about 2 years earlier of diagnosis then "medical diagnostics".

    • ANSWER:
      Your mom has been conned by expensive, unqualified people.

      Send her to an MD.

  26. QUESTION:
    Apartment/Tenant's rights?
    I'm just looking for a little advice and/or insight should anyone be so kind as to help me out here.

    So, a little backstory: About almost 30 years ago, my family rented a rent-stabilized apartment in a 6-family building. However, the configuration given to us at that time was that 2 extra rooms from a neighboring apartment were joined with ours (via; railroad style layout). Which in turn, TECHNICALLY made the building a 5-family.
    Our landlord of 20+ years at the time had sold the building around '04, and the new owners tried to get us out of those extra rooms so that he can convert the building back to a 6-family building. We went to court fighting this for roughly 5 years, with his accusations stating that we broke into those extra rooms (which was an appalling lie on his part), until the housing court detirmined that because the apartment was given to us -as is- about 30 years ago, that those rooms are our's.
    So those extra rooms were granted to us by court. Okay, so that brings us to present-day. Now, as the 5-year court proceedings were going on, the new landlord had made complaints against his own building in an attempt to block those rooms up from us, and convert it back. So those violations were never rectified. However, now that we won the previous case, the landlord is claiming that he is 'court-ordered' to still fix the violation, that is; he still wants to put up a partition between us and those extra rooms. We have not recieved any letters pertaining to this matter from the housing dept. themselves, only from him and his lawyer. But we said we are fine with him curing his violations, so long as we can have an understanding as to HOW we would retain access to those rooms -either by installing another door somewhere else to allow access, or whatever. We have even told him that he could come in and have a look around if he wants. However, he has refused to inform us either by architectural plans, or otherwise, as to how he plans to provide ingress and egress, even after we have requested. Claiming that we're not entitled to floor-plans or anything like that. That being said, we have denied him access to our apartment as reccomended by our attorney. Now, he has confronted us personaly and made a threat to evict us from the building entirely.
    I'm just wondering what our rights are here, and/or what someone may think of this situation.
    Also note; He has never given us a lease, and refuses to legalize the schemtics of our apartment. He is a bit of a slumlord, providing no doorbells at all, imposing fire hazards by clogging our hallways with junk, and has a dementia/alziehmers ridden father that has flooded our apartmentfrom the room above on several occasions. Any of the little handiwork that he DOES do is done by people he knows personaly instead of professionals. At no time whatsoever did he state how, or where he would accomidate us during the time any construction would take place (i.e: putting us up in a hotel, property storage, ect.). Which as I understand is manditory by law (but I could be wrong). I also live with 2 family members (senior citizens), which suffer from serious health conditions, including cancer,breathing conditions, c.o.p.d., depression, and diabetes amongst a myriad of other things. So accomidations would be absolutley nessicary if construction were to produce dust, debris, and other air-born detriments. Does it seem like he's just harassing us at this point? or Does he have grounds in your opinion(s)?

    In any case, thank you for your input.
    @Landlord: Thanks for your insight.
    In what way are we harrassing him? We have virtualy no verbal or physical contact with him outside of what is manditory.
    Perhaps blueprints themselves is overstating, but we have even asked him personaly how he plans to provide us access and he has failed to reply. How are we to know how our apartment will be configured for proper access, and how we are going to live? If he puts up the partition, we would have no access to the rooms in question at all. Are you saying we should allow him to illegaly evict us from those rooms? Especialy under no protocol at all? Keep in mind, this is a rent stabilized apartment.
    @Marcapub: Thanks for replying. I should have also included that we are indeed paying for those 'extra' rooms. In no way have those rooms been given to us for no cost at all. Would that fall under what you described? Another question is; even after a court granted those extra rooms to us, is he still allowed to just come in and board up these rooms, denying us access to what a court said was already ours? would that not be considered an illegal eviction?

    • ANSWER:
      In reality its just going to cost you additional legal fees to litigate this matter

      1. As you stated the court has found you are legally entitled to the use of those rooms

      2. the landlord has a duty/ right to cure the violations

      3. The question on how this is done to accommodate your access to the rooms and other issue you have with the construction will have to be worked out in a court of law at this point since it seems the landlord is quite angry at loosing the five year legal battle and will continue to find ways to disrupt your landlord tenant relationship but under rent control you do have greater rights then normal residential tenants

      hence follow your lawyers advice but the landlord freely purchased a rent control unit so they must play the game for rent control units and that fact was factor into the sell price for if the place was not rent control the selling price would have been much higher