Type 1 Diabetes

Let's Talk About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes information and research can be found all over the place, but much less is written about type 1. That’s likely because the vast majority of people living with diabetes have type 2. Nevertheless, type 1 diabetes warrants discussion. Type 1 diabetes, sometimes referred to as juvenile…

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Special Note About Type 1 Diabetes

…living with diabetes are suffering from the type 2 variety, it is important to note that the advice found in this blog and in my Health & Healing newsletter apply to both forms of the disease. If you’re dealing with type 1 diabetes you, too, should adhere to the recipes for diabetics, you should take…

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Three Natural Ways to Manage Diabetic Neuropathy

…benefits nerves damaged by diabetes and reduces associated pain. In a landmark double-blind study carried out in seven medical centers, 480 mg of evening primrose oil taken daily for one year resulted in improvements in symptoms of neuropathy in both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Other studies have utilized…

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The Downsides of Supplemental Insulin

Although most people think injected insulin is reserved for type 1 diabetes, more than one in four people with type 2 diabetes use insulin. And, in most of those cases, it just makes things worse. “Bill”, a patient of mine, had type 2 diabetes for 10 years prior to coming to the Whitaker Wellness Institute…

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Manage Diabetes With Vitamin D and Vitamin E

…both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as impaired insulin secretion. This vitamin also turns on genes that boost production of antimicrobial peptides called cathelicidins, which destroy viruses, bacteria, and other germs. Since people managing diabetes are more prone to infections due to diabetic ulcers…

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4 Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatments

…another proven type 2 diabetes treatment. * Be active every day. One of the greatest risk factors for type 2 diabetes is a sedentary lifestyle. But regular exercise is equally important for treating type 2 diabetes. In fact, some researchers found that overweight and obese diabetic patients who exercised…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…increased risk of diabetes If you are taking these medications, talk to your doctor about safe, natural alternatives to these side effect-riddled drugs. Just as there are medications for diabetes, there are nutritional supplements you may be able to take to more naturally treat type 2 diabetes. Risk #2—Smoking…

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Managing Diabetes with Vanadium

one of the most effective and intriguing blood sugar supplements. In fact, studies show that vanadium (as vanadyl sulfate) mimics insulin in the body and helps maintain blood sugar levels well within the healthy range. One specific study involved individuals who were trying to treat type 2 diabetes.…

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Diabetes Complication #1: Heart Disease

…history of heart disease, people living with diabetes are still at a much higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from cardiovascular disease. They’re also more likely to be concerned about their blood pressure health. Why is this? The most common type of heart disease, coronary artery disease…

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Type 2 Diabetes Is No Longer an Adult Disease

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as “adult-onset” diabetes, was once considered an adult-only condition. However, in recent years, the occurrence of the disease in children has grown at epidemic rates. Fueled by today’s rise in childhood obesity, the CDC estimates that 1 in 3 children born…

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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

diabetes admit that the disease snuck up on them. They didn’t see it coming. These men and women didn’t suddenly lose weight or become excessively hungry and thirsty (as those with type 1 diabetes often experience), nor did they feel sick in any way. In fact, there are few truly recognizable type

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes--It Can Be Done

…United Kingdom have found that reversing type 2 diabetes can be done by sticking to a very low-calorie diet (about 600 calories) for two months. The study—funded by Diabetes UK—involved 11 diabetic participants, seven of whom were able to reverse type 2 diabetes with a diet consisting of liquid drinks…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

diabetes admit that the disease sneaked up on them. They didn’t see it coming. These men and women didn’t suddenly lose weight or become excessively hungry and thirsty (as those with type 1 diabetes often experience), nor did they feel sick in any way. In fact, there are few truly recognizable type

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Treating Diabetes the Conventional Way

…every one of them has its price. Most oral hypoglycemic agents are no more than a Band-Aid approach to diabetes—they lower blood sugar, but do nothing to address the underlying condition. The majority increases insulin production, which, is not what’s needed in the case of type 2 diabetes, where…

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Lose Weight, Lose Diabetes

To show you how making a commitment to lifestyle changes is one of the best preventive methods for reversing diabetes, I want to share one of my favorite diabetes success stories. It comes from a gentleman named J.D. J.D. writes: “Dr. Whitaker, four and a half years ago, I was 43 and in the worst…

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's

…function. When insulin levels are abnormal (one of the most common type 2 diabetes symptoms) production of acetylcholine can be disrupted, setting the stage for Alzheimer’s and other memory problems to develop. I encourage people living with diabetes to pay strict attention to this information. I…

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5 Interesting Facts About Diabetes

…Interesting Fact About Diabetes #3 Chinese and U.S. researchers teamed up to evaluate the dietary habits of more than 64,000 healthy, middle-aged Chinese women. After 4.5 years, they discovered that the women who ate the most legumes had a 38 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And those who regularly…

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