Diabetes

Diabetes and Retinopathy

…damaged, usually as a result of metabolic changes associated with diabetes. The longer you’ve been living with diabetes, the higher your risk of developing this condition. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important, as diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of irreversible blindness…

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A Diabetes Success Story

…California. R.B. is just one of many diabetes success stories. And, in 99 percent of these cases, people have been willing to try natural diabetes treatments, as opposed to conventional methods of treating this disease. Targeted supplements for diabetes, coupled with lifestyle modifications,…

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Manage Diabetes with Exercise

Believe it or not, one-third of Americans are obese, and obesity, particularly in the abdominal area, is a well-established diabetes risk factor. When you exercise, your muscles’ energy requirements increase dramatically—they need ready access to glucose, which fuels the hungry muscle…

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Diabetes Treatment: EDTA Chelation

…bodies cannot handle that much excess fluid. Because it helps improve blood flow and promotes arterial health, EDTA chelation is also effective for treating diabetes. It is just one of the many alternative treatments for diabetes that is studied and used regularly at the Whitaker Wellness Institute.

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Diabetes and Cataracts

…on vision once it begins to form, it is important that people managing diabetes have regular eye exams. They should also do all they can to maintain near-normal blood sugar levels—and be open to seeking natural diabetes treatments, including nutritional supplements that help protect the eyes.

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Natural Diabetes Treatment: Glucomannan

…normal bowel function. All of these factors place glucomannan at the top of the list when it comes to natural remedies for diabetes. If you are looking to manage diabetes, take ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) mixed in an eight-ounce glass of water, two or three times daily, 30 minutes to one hour before…

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Diabetes and Glaucoma

Glaucoma is another serious eye disorder that is more common in people with diabetes. Imbalances between the production and outflow of fluid in the eye create abnormally high pressures in the eye that can lead to loss of peripheral vision (“tunnel vision”). Although this can happen very…

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Diabetes Tip: Get Wet!

I’ve been extremely active my entire life, but as I approached 60, I was getting discouraged. I couldn’t find an exercise program I could stick with. So I hired a personal trainer to keep me on track, but I hurt my knee and elbow and was more discouraged than ever. As you’re…

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5 Interesting Facts About Diabetes

Interesting Fact About Diabetes #1 In the Diabetes Prevention Program, a large prevention study of people with diabetes risk factors, changes in lifestyle reduced the likelihood of participants developing diabetes by 58 percent over three years. And for participants who were aged 60 years or older,…

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Diabetes is a Silent Killer

diabetes risk factors, you’re a prime target. In the United States alone, nearly 24 million people suffer from diabetes, and another 5.7 million are walking around undiagnosed. Worldwide, the number of people with diabetes is expected to skyrocket to 366 million by the year 2030. Diabetes is a…

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The Dangers of Diabetes Drugs

…of diabetic patients have learned how to manage diabetes with natural treatments, including special supplements for diabetes, easy to prepare recipes for diabetes, and other easily implemented lifestyle changes. Drugs should be resorted to only after these safe, alternative treatments for diabetes

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Diabetes and the Western Diet

…high-saturated-fat diet contributes to type 2 diabetes, as it not only causes weight gain—one of several diabetes risk factors in itself—but also decreases insulin sensitivity and makes it difficult to control blood sugar. Beating diabetes has a lot more to do with lifestyle choices than…

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Treating Diabetes the Conventional Way

…The most common side effects of diabetic drugs are weight gain, gastrointestinal upset, and sometimes serious liver problems. While I’m not against all prescription drugs, I know from decades of experience treating diabetes that natural remedies for diabetes also work. Better still, I have…

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Prevent Diabetes By Eating Fish

…to prevent diabetes. What the researchers found is that a diet high in fish can help to lower the concentration of glucose in your bloodstream and lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Plus, the inverse is also true. A red meat diet increases your risk of developing diabetes and weight…

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Diabetes Treatments: HBOT and EECP

If you’re living with diabetes, you’ll be interested in learning about these two treatments used at the Whitaker Wellness Institute—hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP). HBOT and EECP are two powerful therapies that can help treat a variety…

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Why Diabetes Drugs Fail Patients

…a diabetic. So why would you want to take a drug that puts you on the fast track for greater health complications? Just as importantly, these drugs give doctors and patients a false sense of security, and get in the way of solving the real issues. The only way to “solve” diabetes is…

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Three Characteristics of Type 2 Diabetes

While type 2 diabetes can sneak up on you, there are three type 2 diabetes symptoms you should be aware of: * Diabetes and weight go hand-in-hand. The vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight, with the distribution of weight most commonly in the abdominal area. Excess weight is…

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Special Note About Type 1 Diabetes

…forms of the disease. If you’re dealing with type 1 diabetes you, too, should adhere to the recipes for diabetics, you should take supplements for diabetes, and you should strive to exercise regularly. Although people with type 1 diabetes will in all likelihood require supplemental insulin for…

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Diabetes Is Much Too Serious to Ignore

…the many diabetes complications, and that this disease is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and amputations in this country. People living with diabetes are more likely to have—and die of—a heart attack or stroke than those with normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes is also a…

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's

…tissue with that of people who did not have a history of diabetes. In every case, insulin-related abnormalities normally associated with advanced stages of diabetes were noted. There is another researcher who has uncovered links between diabetes and cognitive problems. According to Suzanne Craft,…

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