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Here’s an unusual post. This diabetes information is new and you should know about it so you can make good choices in your care! Pass this info on, too.
Let’s talk about what these news articles means to you!
“… The study points to a stark need for preventive strategies, said Dr. Spyros Mezitis, an endocrinologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “What we’re doing is treating, and we’re not treating the problem at the beginning,” he said.
“Already one-third of the budget for Medicare is for diabetes. This is an epidemic, and we’re not doing much to prevent it, and we’re not doing very well controlling it. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.”
… An estimated 19 million to 20 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and about one-third of them don’t even know they have the disease.“
In this short statement from the article, this dedicated physician is speaking-out, in a way that should be heeded.
___ The current thinking about diabetes does not provide a cure for diabetes.
___ Present mainstream medical protocols don’t investigate the root cause of the disease.
___ Regular thinking about diabetes medications are just to mask the symptoms and not really treat diabetes.
There are small pockets of physicians in mainstream medicine and many more practitioners in alternative medicine who have been looking for the root-cause of diabetes AND who have been putting themselves and their professional reputations on-the-line for speaking out and mentioning that real diabetes cures do exist!
Such courage is rare, as it is still considered heretical. Finally, a few brave physicians (MDs) are joining their fellow physicians (N. MDs) to tell the results from experiments in their own practices and clinical settings. The results show unequivacally that, with adherence and persistence, you can heal from diabetes, much of the way, and even all of the way (for many people — Type 1 and Type 2!).
All of the cures for diabetes are dependent on a different diabetic diet than the one touted by the American Diabetes Association and most Registered Dieticians.
Each physician has a specific diabetes diet plan. There are some variations among the different physician’s plans, but they are largely plant-based, healthy fats, smaller amounts of protein, low glycemic index and most plans pay attention to acid-alkaline tissue levels (not blood levels).
I will be setting up a website soon to tell you more about this. I’ll keep you posted.
This also states that there is a huge increase in diabetes among the elderly (mostly unexplained) (in addition to the already known epidemic among young people — mostly because of junk food).
So, the most important take-away information is to make sure you get regular blood sugar screening if you are an elder, or make sure you help get your older relatives the same tests, and that their physician is knowledgeable, conscientious and a good listener, who takes adequate time for an office visit, as there’s a group among older people who become passive or intimidated.
And, another recent article tells of what may begin as a possible diagnostic predictor of future diabetic tendencies, in women. This report was to help Canada’s 2 million diabetics, but you can benefit, too.
” Measuring a woman’s breast size at age 20 may help predict whether she will develop diabetes in middle age, according to new Canadian research. The study, published in today’s edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, suggests that women with a bra cup size of D or larger are almost five times more likely to develop diabetes than women with an A cup.”
Even after adjusting for several other factors that can influence the risk of diabetes, such as obesity, diet, smoking and family history, the D cup group were still 68% more likely to develop diabetes than women with an A cup. (Women with B and C cup sizes – which are the most common - had their risk increase proportionally to cup size.)
How do you measure bra cup size? Measure your horizontal chest circumference just under the breasts, then add five inches. Next, subtract that resulting total from the circumference at the fullest part of the breasts.
A net difference of one inch is considered an A cup, and a difference of four inches is a D cup. As cup size relates to a reasonable approximation of breast volume, it provides insight into the amount of fat tissue (which is estrogenically hormone-active). Estrogen activity is related to other hormones’ activity, too.
Don’t think you can influence this by getting breast reduction; you can’t influence it.
Time will determine if this is a useful indicator of future hormonally-dependent concerns, like diabetes. If you are older than 20, then perhaps you can recall what your cup size was back then. But, if this helps alert women that the POSSIBILITY is stronger for them to end up being diabetic decades later, this potentially gives every woman the chance to avert diabetes, by being more targeted with the diets mentioned above.
Many of the larger-breasted woman at age 20 recalled being slightly heavier at ages 5 and 10 years old than the other girls their age. Women with a D cup size were also younger at their first menstrual period (menarche), by about five months on average, compared with women with an A cup.
Dr. Ray said all of this is important because, medically, the first sign of puberty in girls is the development of breast buds and fatty breast tissue. Breast tissue is extremely hormonally responsive and insulin is a hormone. “Puberty is a definite state of insulin resistance, just as is pregnancy,” Dr. Ray said.
Consequently, his rationale: girls who enter puberty earlier – as obese girls are known to do – may have more pronounced breast development and thereby greater insulin resistance (with its predisposition to diabetes).
I am still very busy with my class, but I came across these articles while taking a “break”, so I hope they will make a difference in your life. That will mean my time was well spent, dear reader. I’ll see you next week. Until then, take care.
Best to all — Em
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