When this normal process goes wrong, there is either not enough insulin to do the signalling or the cells are "insulin resistant", that is, they do not seem to understand what the insulin is trying to tell them to do about the glucose.
My name is Dr Iris Bell, and I am an alternative medicine doctor, researcher, and educator educated at Harvard and trained at Stanford Medical School, as well the University of California - San Francisco. For normal people, their system keeps blood sugar in the range of 70-100 milligrams per deciliter while fasting (after not eating overnight, for instance). Different age groups may have somewhat different cut-offs that define what is "too high." If the blood sugar stays high for long periods of hours, someone can develop damage to their body's tissues, especially kidneys, blood vessels in the brain and heart and nerve damage in peripheral nerves that normally detect pain, vibration, and temperature in the toes and fingers. Once a person has been diagnosed with diabetes, they usually need to use a combination of diet, exercise, weight loss, and medications to control blood sugar levels.
The drugs are not always effective or are only partly effective in lowering blood sugar (and sometimes they overshoot and cause serious short term problems of very low blood sugar levels that can cause seizures, brain damage, or even death), and they can cause their own serious side effects, and so reducing the risk of diabetes is always preferable to taking drugs to treat it once it develops. Many people know that low blood sugar or hypoglycemia (HG) is usually associated with a person with type-1 diabetes. One reason why this happens is because we are able to decrease medications including insulin that a person with type-1 diabetes must take. The purpose of this article is to talk about reactive hypoglycemia (RHG), a far more common occurrence. When one eats too many carbs, especially simple sugars and starches, glucose is digested and dumps in the blood quickly. To cope with a sudden drop in blood sugar your body will take steps to restore blood sugar levels. In my clinical experience in working with thousands of patients undergoing glucose and insulin tolerance tests, the most common time for a drop in blood sugar was about 3 hours after the glucose challenge.
The more common symptoms were: shakiness, tremors, sweating, headache, irritability, short temper, mental confusion, decreased coordination, insomnia, mood changes such as depression and anxiety, skipped heart beats, palpitations, blurred vision, fatigue, lightheaded-ness, hunger, and cravings. Stabilizing blood sugar requires a dietary change to restrict the kinds of carbohydrates that have the most negative effect on blood sugar.
I began dieting off and on in my teens by stopping bread and sugary desserts and decreasing calories. Finally I knew I needed to see a doctor especially since the cardiac symptoms were quite uncomfortable. Because Dr Atkins understood the progression of blood sugar and insulin dysregulation that could ultimately lead to type-2 diabetes, he knew how effective the proper level of carb restriction was to reverse this process. If you have a question that needs a response from a member of our team, please CONTACT US. I cried to give up all my favorite foods, and I said I would rather be blind and deaf than give up bread and milk.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this website is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical treatment.
It’s cheap, sneaked into almost every processed food around, and our tastebuds love it.
So we’re not going to harp on about refined sugars, how evil the sugar industry is, and how unfair it is that we’re all duped into eating sugar by shadowy executives and flashy marketing campaigns. If it doesn’t look anything like something you can see in a field or growing on a tree (like a soft drink, candy bars, most bread) it almost certainly contains added sugar or artificial sweetener.
Such marketing often makes it easier to buy food that is bad for us, but it doesn’t change the truth. Sucrose (refined table sugar) sends your blood glucose level through the roof (see diagram below), as does that other industrially used form of refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup. What that flat line actually means is that the excess blood sugar shown by the spikes on the graph is likely to have been stored as fat in your adipose tissue. That’s how sugar, refined carbohydrate and starchy carbohydrate intake makes you fat. The message is clear: while fat intake has decreased, carbohydrate intake has increased while levels of obesity have skyrocketed. Insulin also stops our bodies from burning fat as fuel,(5) a real problem if you’re trying to lose fat. Excess insulin production is a great way to inhibit muscle maintenance and production, and the fat burning potential that goes with it. The trouble is that after long term exposure to insulin the insulin receptors in the cell walls stop listening to the message insulin is delivering, and they stop transporting glucose out of the blood and into your cells. This means that you now have uncontrolled higher levels of blood glucose for longer: hyperglycemia. Controlling type II diabetes can be achieved in more than one way; through diet, exercise, and through injecting more insulin. Insulin response and diabetes are just two ways in which excess blood glucose, whether caused by refined sugar or carbohydrates, or by excess intake of starchy carbohydrates, ruins your health. So straight sugar, refined carbohydrates and starchy carbs (the last in excess) can cause a series of health issues. We firmly believe that the best thing to do is deal head on with the addiction to sugar. Your palate can be trained away from specific tastes, just as any wine or food critic will tell you – it takes some time, but the same can be done with sugar.


For those of us who just can’t live without that sweet taste, artificial sweeteners have become another dietary staple. Aspartame (E951): Aspartame has always been controversial, from the politics behind its approval for human consumption, to the industry power and money behind it, to the conflicting studies regarding its safety.
We believe the evidence leans towards aspartame being harmful to human life, and we recommend that it is avoided – 75% of all adverse reactions from food substances reported to the FDA between 1981 and 1995 were related to aspartame.
Xylitol: Xylitol is a sugar alcohol derived from berries, corn husks, mushrooms, birch and plums, among other things. So carbs are broken down into blood sugar, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that a low carb diet is the best way forward. The Glycemic Index (GI) has been developed to give us an idea of how fast each food gives us its sugars. Even high GI foods can be made better by eating them with a fat and a protein – eating apple with a small amount of cheese for instance. Type 1 diabetes is caused by a loss or malfunction of the insulin producing cells, called pancreatic beta cells.
It is estimated that 5-10% of Americans who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. There are many different insulins for many different situations and lifestyles, and there are more than 20 types of insulin sold in the United States. Insulin may be taken by means of a shot (often several times a day), or infused through catheter (a small needle) attached to an insulin pump.
It is important for anyone with diabetes to be careful about the type, timing and amount of food they eat. Lastly, it is important to note that individuals that receive a pancreas or islet transplant must take immunosuppressive medications as long as the pancreas or islets are functioning. I know the daily challenges of diabetes first-hand, and I know where to look to find drug-free answers for you in working to reverse your diabetes or prevent pre-diabetes from becoming a diagnosed case of type 2 diabetes, and reduce your risk of complications. Blood sugar can go up and down depending on diet, specific points in time (it may be highest in the mornings when the body naturally releases the most cortisol, an essential hormone that is also released under stress but that is in the system all the time in some amount), after exercise, and during infections. Lifestyle changes, if done thoroughly and properly, can work just as well as any drug and have a much safer long term outcome in terms of side effect risks.
If a person has a genetic risk for diabetes they are likely to be carbohydrate intolerant to some degree. At any stage in the breakdown of insulin regulation one can intervene by changing diet to limit carbs and lose the excess weight and probably avoid diabetes.
Our patients logged in symptoms they experienced during the test allowing us to correlate these with blood sugar changes. In susceptible people migraine headaches, a re-occurrence of atrial fibrillation, panic attacks, or even seizures occurred. Adopting this kind of lifestyle can decrease your chances of developing type-2 diabetes and normalizing your weight. I would wake up after a few hours sleep with a racing heart, skipping beats and palpitations. It was only later that I realized that my symptoms got better when I was trying to lose weight and got worse when I resumed my favorite carbs.
Not only could people lose excess weight but blood sugar and insulin regulation could ne normalized. At any stage of carbohydrate intolerance from hypoglycemia to metabolic syndrome to type-2 diabetes, The HEAL Protocol can help you get healthier and stay healthier too. It has kept me thin and healthy, while all my friends turned into fat, lethargic, unhealthy grandmas. Use this information in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician as you would for any diabetes management, weight-loss, or weight maintenance program, especially if you are taking medications, including diuretics or medication for blood pressure or diabetes. The bigger and brighter the word ‘natural’ appears on packaging, the more it’s trying to hide. What matters is the rate at which your body is able to break down those carbohydrates into blood glucose.Not all carbohydrates are created equal in this regard, which is why the Glycemic Index has become a popular tool in assessing how quickly carbohydrate enters your blood as sugar. On the other hand, raspberries also contain sugar, but your body takes a lot longer to release the sugars from the raspberry into your bloodstream.
Long term insulin exposure leads to a plethora of health complications, as we’ll discuss further below.
If they’ve been used up, existing muscle is placed at risk, and new muscle becomes harder to create.
With relatively large amounts of dietary sugar now a part of every day life, addiction is a reality for many of us.
Of course it’s a processed and refined product, and therefore should be treated with caution. As we mention above, not all carbohydrates are created equal – some are broken down into blood sugar quickly, others more slowly, and as we know, how quickly a food releases sugar into your bloodstream dictates the insulin response. As far as starchy carbohydrates like those that tend to grow below ground (plus rice grains) go, don’t cut them out completely, just restrict them. The program will cover the latest developments in kidney transplantation presented by experts in the fields of transplant surgery, nephology, and pathology.


Damage to beta cells results in an absence or insufficient production of insulin produced by the body. Type 1 diabetes an autoimmune disease in which the body views the beta cells (insulin producing cells found in the islets of the pancreas) as a foreign substance, so the patient's immune system attacks the islets and kills them. People with diabetes also need to monitor their bloodsugars carefully through frequent finger prick glucose testing.
The advantages over pancreas transplantation are that it does not require a major operation and the procedure has a small complication rate.
Insulin is the main hormone in the body, secreted by the pancreas gland, as part of digestion to signal the body cells to take up glucose and use it to power the cells throughout the body. Check out this resource here. Or just start with the basics - a good glucose meter and test strips. In this situation HG not only causes severe symptoms that diminish onea€™s quality of life but can be lethal.
It is not likely to cause death but is associated with a long list of symptoms that can interfere with everyday life. Any excess glucose is stored as glycogen and when the glycogen store is full, the glucose gets stored as fat in fat cells.
This means their cells may be resistant to the effects of insulin requiring more and more to be produced in order to deal with the carbs in the diet.
In the past it took years to develop full blown type-2, unfortunately with our dietary culture, we now see kids and teens diagnosed with it. Your brain especially, does not like blood sugars that are too high, too low or drop to fast.
I know now that with hormone changes insulin resistance increases and blood sugar regulation can worsen.
As a nurse I knew better than to let myself gain too much given my genetic proclivity to obesity and diabetes.
In the morning if I hadna€™t eaten breakfast or had a sugary breakfast item I would get irritable, internal shakiness, tremors of my hands, difficulty concentrating, decreased coordination, intense hunger, and cravings for sugar.
I have him to thank for showing me the way to avoid type-2 diabetes and keep my weight normal.
He did a 6 hour glucose tolerance test, and he told me that every time I eat carbs, my insulin overdosed me.
After one week of huge whiny pity-party, ketosis kicked in and I had ENERGY, MENTAL CLARITY and no more depression.
Whether or not you are at your goal weight, changing your diet under the HEAL Protocol likely will require a change in your current medication dosages. You then feel the need for another quick fix of blood glucose – have a look at the sucrose lines on the graph again and notice how low your blood sugar becomes after high sucrose intake. This is important because muscle is an active tissue which burns calories efficiently, and muscle is essential for effective fat loss. The thing we like about xylitol is that the sugar alcohols have much less impact on blood sugar levels than other sugars, making it a better alternative.
A person with diabetes may experience long term complications if tight blood sugar control is not maintained; likewise, control that is too tight may result in severe hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) reactions.
Whole organ pancreas transplant is a major operation and can be associated with complications, such as bleeding, infection, inflammation of the pancreas and clots in the blood vessels around the pancreas. Nevertheless, islet transplantation can be associated with bleeding, clotting of blood vessels in the liver, or damage to the gall bladder. People whose fasting and 2-hour post-meal blood sugar levels are above those general cut-offs are considered either pre diabetic (if the value is high but not quite past the threshold level to diagnose diabetes) or diabetic. One of the benefits of carbohydrate restriction in a person with type-1 is that blood sugar swings even out with more moderate highs and far less hypoglycemic reactions. Symptoms of RHG are often treated with prescription drugs but because it is the result of lifestyle it should be treated with lifestyle changes. It felt like sleeping pill every time I ate, but I had felt that way my whole life, so I had nothing to compare it to. I think this is the Fountain of Youth and I now I could kiss that doctor’s feet for telling me to eat meat, fat and leafy greens instead of carbs. As with any weight-loss plan, the weight-loss phase of the HEAL Protocol should not be used by patients on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women, or anyone under the age of 18, unless under the guidance of their physician.
The replacement insulin is administered by injection using a syringe or an insulin pump, which delivers the insulin under the skin.
Reactive hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is not the opposite of diabetes (high blood sugar).
The success rate (long-term insulin independence) with pancreas transplantation was initially low, but increased dramatically in the 1980s. Diabetes is far more complicated than this as there are other metabolic defects that occur. By the 1990s, more than 1000 pancreas transplants a year were being done worldwide, the majority in the U.S.



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