Facts About Diabetes That Everyone Should Know

Helpful Tips to Decrease your risk of Diabetes:

  • Swap out processed foods, all forms of sugar — particularly fructose — as well as all grains, for whole, fresh food.
  • Maintain optimal vitamin D levels year-round.
  • Get adequate high-quality sleep every night.
  • Maintain a healthy amount of daily exercise

Complications/Co-Morbid Conditions

  • Hypoglycemia: In 2011, about 282,000 emergency room visits for adults aged 18 years or older had hypoglycemia as the first-listed diagnosis and diabetes as another diagnosis.
  • Hypertension: In 2009–2012, of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes, 71% had blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 millimeters of mercury or used prescription medications to lower high blood pressure.
  • Dyslipidemia: In 2009–2012, of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes, 65% had blood LDL cholesterol greater than or equal to 100 mg/dl or used cholesterol-lowering medications.
  • CVD Death Rates: In 2003–2006, after adjusting for population age differences, cardiovascular disease death rates were about 1.7 times higher among adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes than among adults without diagnosed diabetes.
  • Heart Attack Rates: In 2010, after adjusting for population age differences, hospitalization rates for heart attack were 1.8 times higher among adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes than among adults without diagnosed diabetes.
  • Stroke: In 2010, after adjusting for population age differences, hospitalization rates for stroke were 1.5 times higher among adults with diagnosed diabetes aged 20 years or older compared to those without diagnosed diabetes.
  • Blindness and Eye Problems: In 2005–2008, of adults with diabetes aged 40 years or older, 4.2 million (28.5%) people had diabetic retinopathy, damage to the small blood vessels in the retina that may result in loss of vision.
  • Kidney Disease: Diabetes was listed as the primary cause of kidney failure in 44% of all new cases in 2011.
  • In 2011, 49,677 people of all agesstands for advanced glycosylation (gly-KOH-sih-LAY-shun) end products. AGEs are produced in the body when glucose links with protein. They play a role in damaging blood vessels, which can lead to diabetes complications.X began treatment for kidney failure due to diabetes.
  • In 2011, a total of 228,924 people of all ages with kidney failure due to diabetes were living on chronic dialysis or with a kidney transplant.
  • Amputations: In 2010, about 73,000 non-traumatic lower-limb amputations were performed in adults aged 20 years or older with diagnosed diabetes.
  • About 60% of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations among people aged 20 years or older occur in people with diagnosed diabetes.

– See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/?loc=superfooter#sthash.6FsW4ZHc.dpuf

Products

Diabet-Stat

 

Best for patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes, and ‘pre-diabetes.’    Diabet Stat will lower blood sugars in diabetics by correcting chromium/vanadium insufficiency states that result in insulin resistance.  Chromium is a necessary mineral in the formation of insulin receptors, and vanadium improves Glut-4 transport.  Alpha Lipoic Acid is helpful both for the insulin resistance and correction of cellular membrane pathology associated with diabetic neuropathy.

A True Combination of the Best Scientific Studies

Many products use Gymnema or Vanadyl Sulfate for blood sugar levels maintenance. However, no other product uses correct scientific dosages of those ingredients plus an aggressive dose of 300 mg Lipoic Acid, which has been shown to maintain healthy nerve function in target population groups. Used for over 30 years in Europe for maintaining blood sugar levels already within the normal range, these ingredients offer the most well-rounded scientific combination of natural ingredients available.

The antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (also called thioctic acid) is made by the body and directly supports detoxifying abilities of the liver. It enhances the antioxidant functions of vitamins C and E and glutathione. Alpha-lipoic acid has growth-stimulating properties, prevents cell damage, regulates blood sugar, and chelates toxic metals out of the blood. In animal studies, it has been shown to enhance cognitive function as well. It is also involved in the production of muscular energy and directs calories toward energy production. Because it is both water- and fat-soluble, alpha-lipoic acid is able to function in almost any part of the body, including the brain.

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Magic Minerals

 

Trace minerals are less prevalent in even organic foods due to over farming and genetic modification.  In order to maintain healthy levels of these minerals, adequate supplementation must be obtained.

Deficiencies in trace minerals results in conformational changes in the insulin receptor.  This renders the receptor less sensitive to insulin, and the pancreas has to secrete more and more insulin to keep blood sugars stable.

Insulin has another action other than that of glucose control.  Elevated Insulin levels push triglycerides into the fat cell, with the net result of weight gain. Elevated levels of insulin result in chronic pancreatic stress, eventually manifesting adult onset diabetes and obesity.

Other Trace Minerals – Manganese, molybdenum, copper, calcium and manganese contribute to a number of body systems, the musculoskeletal system being the most commonly influenced.  Copper deficiencies can result in connective tissue disorders, including hernia, osteoarthritis, aneurysm, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Copper and manganese should be taken in a balanced ratio with zinc.

In conjunction with a healthy diet, Magic Minerals can help supplement the amounts of vital trace nutrients necessary for healthy living.

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Berberine

 

Consider Berberine for treatment in metabolic syndrome, Insulin resistance, inflammation, and cancer. Berberine can also reduce insulin resistance and normalize lipid profiles characteristic of metabolic disorders.Another potent application of berberine supplementation is antimicrobial action against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, and other parasitic infections. Berberine has been shown effective in treating many conditions that respond to Metformin.

Berberine can also help reduce the side effect of weight gain often triggered by the use of antipsychotic medications, and can significantly lower levels of free fatty acids, which are toxic to the pancreas and linked to insulin resistance.

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David S Klein, MD

David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.

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