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Diabetes

"In addition to diet, there are a wide variety of vitamin, mineral, plant and other natural supplements that can improve the body's metabolism of glucose and reduce the complications of diabetes."    Joseph A. Debé, D.C.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Diabetes Overview
from National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Diabetes
from MayoClinic.com
Types of diabetes, diabetes symptoms, diabetes treatment and strategies for managing your blood sugar.

Articles from Life Extension Foundation

Detailed.   Recommended.

Diabetes Type II and the Syndrome X Connection

What You Don’t Know About Blood Sugar

CAUSES/RISK FACTORS/PREVENTION

Diabetes: Causative Factors
by Linda Lazarides
Abstracts of Journal Articles Linking Diet to Diabetes

What Causes Type 1 Diabetes?
from About.com

What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?
from About.com
Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Disease in High-Risk Patients
from Life Extension Foundation
By improving their diet and exercising regularly, a group of sedentary, obese subjects improved their odds for progression to diabetes."

Western Diet as a Diabetes Risk
"A prudent diet consists mainly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and poultry. A western diet embraces red meat, desserts, high-fat dairy products and processed foods."

Diet and Exercise Are Found To Cut Diabetes by Over Half
from the New York Times
"A large clinical study has found that even modest lifestyle changes -- eating less fat, exercising two and a half hours a week and losing a moderate amount of weight -- cut the incidence of the disease by more than half among those most at risk."

Nutrition and Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus from an Anthropological Perspective
by C. Leigh Broadhurst, Ph.D.
"Nutritional intervention is required in order to prevent the initiation of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance which can progress to NIDDM. Maintaining a high lean/fat body mass ratio and regular exercise are of critical importance. Consuming foods more closely aligned with a hunter-gatherer diet can reduce obesity and provide glycemic control in many individuals. Both individuals and ethnic groups vary in their ability to metabolize grains, dairy products, and alcohol. Consuming dietary carbohydrates from fresh vegetable and fruit sources, which was the only option normally available to our ancestors, is recommended due to the synergistic benefits of fiber, phytochemicals, and a low density of carbohydrate per unit food weight. Those who do not choose to eat adequate produce can benefit from a number of herbal dietary supplements, which provide not only soluble fiber, but also phytochemicals which directly influence glucose metabolism."

Western Diet Raises Diabetes Risk for Women
from Archives of Internal Medicine

Insomnia as a Risk Factor for Diabetes
by Joseph Mercola, D.O.
"The researchers suggest that sleep deprivation, which is becoming commonplace in industrialized countries, may play a role in the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes."

New Connections Between Diabetes and Periodontal Disease Found
by Sandra Fu
"Current research has shed some light on what may turn out to be a more serious connection between periodontal disease and diabetes, a caution that offers an important warning for diabetics who may be avoiding the dentist."

PATIENTS' STORIES

Kids' Voices
from ChildrenWithDiabetes.com

Adults with Diabetes
from ChildrenWithDiabetes.com

TREATMENTS/THERAPIES

Statins Benefit Diabetics, Regardless of Cholesterol Levels
by Ed Edelson of HealthDay
"Giving cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to people with type 2 diabetes prevents heart attack and stroke and saves lives, even if they don't have high cholesterol, a new study finds."

Lipid Control in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians

Lunatic Recommendations For Statin Drug Use
by Joseph Mercola, D.O.
"The 'experts' are now saying that no matter how low your cholesterol count, if you are a diabetic you should take cholesterol-lowering drugs.  They are completely ignorant of the well documented dangers of having too low of a cholesterol level."

Nutrition

Nutrition And Diabetes, Part 1
by Joseph A. Debé, D.C.

Nutrition And Diabetes, Part 2
by Joseph A. Debé, D.C.

Vitamin E Shows Promise in Treating Diabetes
from Health World
"First, the vitamin acts as an antioxidant, a kind of chemical shield that protects cells against free radicals - potentially damaging byproducts of the body's metabolism... Second, Vitamin E appears to arrest the effects of glucose."

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Reverses Nerve Damage In Diabetics
by Richard N. Podell, M.D.
"A study recently published in Diabetes Care reports that the antioxidant nutrient alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) can partly restore diabetic nerve function after only four months of high-dose oral treatment."

Supplements for Diabetes - Latest Research
from AltDiabetes.com

Articles from American Diabetes Association

Eye Care and Retinopathy

Foot Care

Skin Care

Heart Health

Oral Health

Smoking

Exercise - Getting Started

OTHER RESOURCES

American Diabetes Association

Ask NOAH about Diabetes

Children With Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Life Extension Foundation

Living with Diabetes

Articles from The New England Journal of Medicine

Podcasts
Dr. Hoffman and Jack Challem on Pre-Diabetes - 10/25/2007

Dr. Hoffman and Gary Taubes on Good Calories, Bad Calories - 10/9/2007

Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Westman on Low Carb Diets - 8/9/2007

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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Christian Allan, Ph.D., and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D., Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life

Burt Berkson, M.D., Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough: The Superb Antioxidant That May Slow Aging, Repair Liver Damage, and Reduce the Risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes
Richard Bernstein, M.D., Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution: A Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars Liane Vern Cherewatenko, M.D., The Diabetes Cure: A Medical Approach That Can Slow, Stop, Even Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Michael Murray, N.D., Diabetes & Hypoglycemia: Your Natural Guide to Healing with Diet, Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, Exercise, and Other Natural Methods

 

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