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Type 2 Diabetes - A Disease That Shouldn't Exist


  • Type 2 Diabetes - A Disease That Shouldn't Exist

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    Today we live in the twenty-first century! Some 40 years ago, people were sure that by this time we would eradicate all diseases, become immortal, and conquer the galaxy.

    And it's okay that we didn't conquer this galaxy, who cares? We have the Internet! No one wanted to live on Mars. But even the ancients dreamed of showing everyone their photo from the beach, even though they had to draw or carve it out of stone instead of photos.

    But, of course, I am not writing about technical progress here. What about our diseases? And, Yes, the situation with diseases is really sad. I would even say the situation is tragic. And in this article, we will talk about type 2 diabetes.

    In this new century, people with diabetes often have their feet or fingers amputated because they develop tissue necrosis due to circulatory disorders. Necrosis is death. And medicine can't yet offer anything other than removing a body part. There are more such accidents every year because there are more diabetics.

    You will be very surprised by the fact that to prevent such terrible consequences, you don't need to do something special, you don't need to eat something special, and you don't need to spend extra money.

    We must stop doing something. More precisely, we must stop eating something.

    The fatal absurdity of this situation gives me the creeps. I hope that after reading it, you will understand me.

    What is type 2 diabetes

    One phrase cannot describe this disease. Many — and even diabetics - think that it is the inability of the body to maintain blood sugar levels in the right range. But to say this is as meaningless as to say that a cold consists in an inability not to cough. Let's do it again.

    Sugar travels through the blood in the form of a monosaccharide called glucose. Like everything in the blood, glucose is there for a purpose. It wants to get into cells.

    For the cell to accept glucose, one important hormone must command it. And that's insulin. The more glucose in the blood, the more insulin is produced by the pancreas to tell the cells to eat it.

    Insulin, of course, is very businesslike and important, but…

    When I go into the apartment where the food was being prepared, I smell the comfort of home. It's like warm soup bubbling right under my nose. But why is it so short-lived?

    If the guests who come in 5 minutes later do not say “How delicious it smells here!”, Then I will not remember that I am still surrounded by this aroma. I'm used to it.

    Cells are also good at getting used to their environment, in our case, to insulin. When there is too much of it, for example, if you often eat sweets, the cells begin to simply ignore it.

    This condition is called insulin resistance (resistance to insulin). And if the cells stop listening to the commands of insulin, it means that they do not take glucose. The body compensates for this audacity of the cells by producing even more insulin to" get to them". Hyperinsulinemia develops-a chronically high level of insulin in the blood.

    And because of hyperinsulinemia, a person feels hungry. After all, the cells do not get not only glucose but also other fuels — fats. Insulin is sealed in the fat cells and does not let it into the bloodstream!

    Of course, this will force you to open the refrigerator in search of food. The person eats, which in this case is equivalent to slowly adding fuel to the fire. Again, more glucose in the blood, more insulin, cell resistance, and hunger at the cellular level.

    This vicious circle leads to bad consequences, and its role in the development of chronic diseases is increasingly obvious. Most people do not feel any problems other than hunger, low energy levels, and excess weight.

    But in some cases, the pancreas can no longer cope with the load, and at some point, it can no longer produce as much insulin as it needs to "persuade" the resisting cells to take glucose.

    The amount of glucose in the blood begins to increase, and symptoms of type 2 diabetes appear.

    What is dangerous about type 2 diabetes

    Many believe that diabetes is only dangerous with high blood glucose levels. Diabetics independently measure only it and, if it is normal, it is considered that everything is normal.

    The long-term danger of high blood glucose is that it reacts with proteins and fats. This results in molecules called glycation end products (CNG).

    These "wrong" particles are essentially garbage that spreads through the body and interferes with its work. Increased levels of CNG are associated with faster aging and the development of dementia, heart disease, and kidney disease.

    Thanks to this behavior of glucose, there is a way to find out its average blood level for the last 3 months (HbA1c test). This is done by measuring the level of glycated hemoglobin — a protein that carries oxygen in the blood. A large number of" broken " glucose hemoglobin molecules is a reliable indicator of chronically high glucose levels.

    So all the doctors are focused on reducing your glucose level at any cost. A diabetic first goes on metformin and sulfonylurea derivatives, increases the dose over the years (because no one stops the vicious circle), and then can switch to insulin injections.

    But, as you may have noticed, when describing the disease, I was no longer talking about glucose, but just about insulin. Diabetes is dangerous with chronically elevated insulin even at normal glucose levels.

    High levels of insulin cause obesity, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's disease, dementia), and even cancer. It does this not only by itself but also by contributing to inflammatory processes.

    And inflammation causes insulin resistance, which leads to even more insulin and more inflammation. A vicious circle again. There is a strong link between insulin resistance, inflammation, and chronic diseases (metabolic syndrome).

    This is why people who are overweight are in a state close to diabetes. Conversely, diabetics are often overweight. The fault here is not so much glucose, which diabetics control, as insulin, the concentration of which in the blood is unknown to them without special tests.

    Is type 2 diabetes incurable?

    I got a splinter in my finger. What will I do? Option 1: I'll get it out as soon as possible. Option 2: leave it in my finger and drink ibuprofen to ease the pain and reduce inflammation.

    Hmm, what to choose?

    What's there to think about? Of course, I'll get it out right away! The ibuprofen option is just delusional! Although, apparently, not so delusional, if that is how diabetes is "treated".

    When a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it usually means that he/she is already in the hospital, because there are symptoms of hyperglycemia (thirst, frequent urination, malaise). The blood is flooded with glucose and the cells don't want to take it because they are highly insulin-resistant.

    But in the hospital, the unfortunate person will be fed food consisting of carbohydrates full of starch. And starch is a huge molecule made up of small glucose molecules! And these babies will go into the patient's bloodstream.

    He/she will be offered to eat bread and drink compote. This is madness.

    Why feed people with glucose, if it was because of glucose they ended up in the hospital? They literally "don't digest"it!

    But doctors have an answer: pills and droppers. The diabetic will be told that he/she is sick and now needs the help of advanced drugs.

    They will lower your blood glucose levels and slightly raise your insulin sensitivity. So live that way. Everyone is happy. The doctors followed the protocol.

    A pharmaceutical company that manufactures drugs has received a new lifelong client. The patient received withdrawal symptoms but also minus 10 years to life expectancy, but who really thinks about such nonsense.

    But what if you pay attention to causes rather than symptoms?

    Smokers who develop lung cancer are not told "Please smoke less" or "Smoke slowly." They say "Don't smoke if you want to live" And for some reason, diabetics are told “Eat complex / slow / fast carbohydrates”.The point is that we are all told to eat like this.

    A diet based on a food pyramid compiled by the American Department of Agriculture (USDA) is recommended for sick and healthy adults and children, not only in the United States but around the world.

    The pyramid is based on cereals, i.e. starch, i.e. glucose. It is not a fact that such food is a good choice even for a healthy person, let alone for diabetics!

    Therefore, their diet consists of such "healthy" food... and pills. Starch causes blood glucose to soar and pills - to go back down.

    But maybe this is not healthy food, if it is vital to eat it with pills?

    Can you imagine what would happen if you just removed the starch from the food? Yes, exactly, not just sugar but everything that is filled with carbohydrates.

    The low-carb diet is the first medicine for diabetes

    When a patient with type 2 diabetes removes the cause of their problems — carbohydrates — from their food, everything changes. And do not think that you need to eat carbohydrates for your brain to work, this is a myth.

    Before the invention of modern drugs, rare cases of diabetes were treated only by diet and fasting. This diet provided for the complete exclusion of starchy food from the diet so that the person actually became healthy.

    And there is no miracle here. Just as there is no miracle in the fact that the pulled splinter stopped causing pain, and the skin began to heal.

    Every year there are more and more scientific publications and evidence about the effects of a low-carb ketogenic (keto) diet for patients with type 2 diabetes. For example:

    - Reduction of blood glucose levels and improved control of its level up to a significant reduction in the doses of medications taken or complete rejection of them.

    - Reduction of insulin levels in the blood to normal. This is important because the combination of buckwheat+bread+medication, although it can keep glucose in check, guarantees high levels of insulin.

    - Weight loss — the main risk factor for all chronic diseases.

    - Reducing inflammation, which is also directly related to chronic diseases

    - Significant increase in insulin sensitivity of cells. That is, a decrease in insulin resistance is the cause of the development and progression of diabetes.

    Strange illness, isn't it? I like the analogy with smoking and lung cancer because in both cases we seem to have a choice-to get sick or not.

    But, unlike cancer, even when you already have diabetes, you just need to change the food on your table in time, and the probability of such terrible complications as amputation will be almost zero.

    One study, for example, showed that in just 10 weeks on a ketogenic diet, half of the subjects reduced their doses and set of medications, and 8% completely abandoned all medications.

    More than half of them had their glycated hemoglobin levels reduced to those of a healthy person. There are more scientific publications with similar results every year.

    Many diabetics on the keto diet become completely healthy people. Even healthier than those who are officially considered healthy.

    The ketogenic diet can even make the life of a diabetic not shorter than that of an "ordinary" person, but longer!

    And if you are afraid of the word "diet", then just look at examples of recipes and meal plans for the week. Have you looked? Well, you see, what a beauty, and you were worried.

    Caution: consult a specialist before making changes to your diet.

    Afterword. About medicines

    In the 20th century, insulin was discovered. This still saves thousands of lives of patients with type 1 diabetes. In the same century, metformin and other drugs were synthesized to reduce blood sugar levels.

    These drugs prolong millions of lives, and it is a great blessing that we are living at a time when they are available.

    But everything has a price. If you've watched "Crash investigations" on National Geographic, you know that frequent causes of tragedies are the crew's inability to cope with an atypical situation.

    After all, 90% of the time the plane is controlled by autopilot, which is why people inevitably relax and think that the computer itself will take care of everything.

    And the price of the appearance of wonderful drugs was that both doctors and patients stopped thinking about what exactly is happening, and what exactly they are treating. Drugs create the illusion of autopilot. While the plane is slowly getting out of control.

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