Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the blood instead of going into cells, it can cause two problems:
u Right away, your cells may be starved for energy.
u Over time, high blood glucose levels may hurt your eyes, kidneys, nerves or heart.
Having type 2 diabetes increases your risk for many serious complications. Some complications of type 2 diabetes include: heart disease (cardiovascular disease), blindness (retinopathy), nerve damage (neuropathy) and kidney damage (nephropathy).
Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), your body’s main source of fuel.
When you have type 2 diabetes, your body is resistant to the effects of insulin—a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells (remember the word
for this will be in a testimony that follows)—or your body doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. Untreated, the consequences of type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening.
Medical doctors will tell you that there is no cure for type 2 diabetes, but I as a Naturopathic Doctor have helped many people get off medications. What I as a Naturopathic Doctor do, as compared to what a M.D. does, is educate my patients on diet. What you put in your mouth has everything to do with how your body utilizes food and how you feel. I educate my patients on eating healthy foods, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. If diet and exercise are not enough, then I educate patients on what whole food supplements will address the need to support and balance the pancreas.
Type 2 diabetes can be easy to ignore, especially in the early stages when you’re feeling fine. But diabetes affects many major organs, including your heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. Controlling your blood sugar levels can help prevent:
· Heart and blood vessel disease
· Nerve damage (neuropathy)
· Kidney damage (nephropathy)
· Eye damage
· Foot damage
· Skin and mouth conditions
· Alzheimer’s disease
· Hearing problems
Now that I have educated you on more facts and information about type 2 diabetes, I need to share a story with you. Dean came to see me from Green Bay, Wis. He has been living with type 2 diabetes for eight years, and I recently helped his sister, Mary. When Dean came to see me, he brought information from his medical doctor on how to eat. I was appalled by his pamphlet. Now I really do not need to tell you that grains, potatoes, rice and pasta will raise your blood sugar levels. I also do not need to tell you that proteins stabilize your blood sugar, and raw fruits and vegetables break down for you to obtain the correct sugars.
I also do not need to tell you that all dairy is a lactose sugar, and our body has a hard time breaking down lactose sugars, for this is milk sugar. We do not have the enzyme to break down cow’s milk. We have the enzyme to break down mother’s milk. Please keep this all in mind while I tell you what Dean was told to eat. It was broken down on
Eating On the Go
for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meal Replacements for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Home Cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Eating On the Go for breakfast: Stop at McDonald’s and get an Egg McMuffin, hash browns and fruit juice.
Eating On the Go for lunch: Stop at McDonald’s and get a cheeseburger, side salad with low-fat dressing and a reduced-fat vanilla ice cream cone.
Eating On the Go for dinner: Stop at KFC and get the Colonel’s Crispy Strips, corn on the cob, green beans and a biscuit.
I am not joking. Please come to my office and see this pamphlet.
Meal Replacement for breakfast: Boost for Lunch: Healthy Choice meat loaf with tomato sauce, seasoned potatoes and apple praline crisp.
For dinner: Kraft
It’s Pasta Anytime
Spaghetti-Style Pasta with beef-flavored tomato sauce with Parmesan cheese. Pillsbury garlic bread stick and mixed salad greens with dressing.
And then we have the Home Cooking for breakfast: Whole-wheat bagel with cream cheese and juice.
For lunch: Light hot dog on wheat bun with mustard and ketchup with baby carrots and French onion dip, Frito-Lay Sun Chips, cut fruit with chocolate syrup.
And for dinner: Tortillas, 6-inch flour (2) with refried beans, long-grain rice, grilled chicken strips, salsa, tomato and cucumber with olive oil and vinegar dressing.
Now, after you read this, do you think the medical profession is trying to make sure you always have type 2 diabetes?
My sister, Mary, went to see Dr. Julia, for she was told she was depressed, and she knew that she was not depressed. While working with Dr. Julia on the very first visit, Mary was so surprised with the different testings that Dr. Julia was doing, for one of the first questions that Dr. Julia asked Mary was, ‘Does diabetes run in your family?’ Mary explained our family history, and Dr. Julia then put Mary on a strict diet, gave her the correct supplements to support digestion, and within a couple of days, Mary felt great. Within one month, Mary was back to the old Mary. She never had depression. Dr. Julia explained to Mary that she was on an emotional roller coaster because of her blood sugar. I then came all the way from Green Bay, Wis., to work with Dr. Julia, and as you can guess by my testimony, I am doing great.
I was introduced to Dr. Julia through my sister, Paula. Dr. Julia had helped Paula with weight loss, and after trying so many fad diets, I decided I would see Dr. Julia. My goal was to get off all my blood sugar meds and lose weight. I did many detoxes with the supervision of Dr. Julia, and then I did the HCG protocol. Dr. Julia explained to me that the pancreas was part of the endocrine system, and by resetting the hypothalamus gland, I will be helping and supporting my pancreas. I lost 30 pounds in three weeks, and I am now off of all medications. God bless you, Dr. Julia.
— Mary T.
Dr. Julia is a Naturopathic Doctor and a cancer survivor who did not do chemical therapy or radiation. She treated her cancer naturally and detoxified, cleansed and rebuilt her organs through colon hydrotherapy, diet and whole food supplements. Call her at her Rockford office at (815) 962-3326 or see her Web page at www.drjuliasinn.com.
from the August 5 – 11, 2009 issue