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Treating Type 2 Diabetes: A Tale of Two Brothers

Day in and day out, I hear stories of how conventional medicine has failed my patients and their families and friends. The following is a story of two brothers with type 2 diabetes. One came to the Whitaker Wellness Institute. The other, well, he chose a different path. Type 2 Diabetes: Similar…

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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…

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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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Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Many people dealing with 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…

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What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes, sometimes referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes, is marked by elevated blood glucose levels. The problem starts at the insulin receptor sites on the cells’ surfaces—they simply won’t open up to let in glucose and other nutrients, regardless how…

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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…

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Special Note About Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes because it usually appears before the age of 20 (though it can present itself at any age). It results from the inability of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin. While the vast majority of people living with diabetes are suffering…

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Study Links Diabetes and Alzheimer's: How to Reduce Your Risk

…brain-derived neurotrophic factor, both of which help to reduce Alzheimer’s risk. Exercise is also one of the best ways to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. 2. Adopt a Mediterranean diet. Studies link adherence to a low-fat, Mediterranean-type diet with a 34 percent reduced risk of Alzheimer’s. Make…

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

Many people dealing with 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…

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Diabetes Risk Factors You Must Be Aware Of

Just about anyone can develop type 2 diabetes, but research has shown that certain individuals seem to be more susceptible than others. Let’s take a look at two common type 2 diabetes risk factors. Genetics Some research has found that people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes typically…

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Diabetes and Obesity

As you may know, type 2 diabetes is caused by insulin resistance. For people living with diabetes, the beta cells in the pancreas make plenty of insulin—the hormone that moves glucose from the blood into the cells—but the cells are unresponsive to insulin’s actions. This leads to a rise in…

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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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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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