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Diabetes and glucose levels

Note from Carolyn:
With Diabetes reaching epidemic importance it is important to know what works and what doesn't. The only way I have ever heard to reverse the effects of diabetes through diet and exercise. Part of that diet is to make sure you are getting enough enzymes. If your food can't provide them then you need to supplement them. I supplement with Plant Enzymes.
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Doctors believe that lowering blood sugar with drugs is the solution to Type 2 diabetes. But this approach is a big mistake and can knock 20 years off your lifespan... make you look 15 years older than you are... and ultimately kill you.
You Can Have "Perfect Glucose" and Die from Diabetes!

A study in 2008 proved it...

A group of Type 2 patients were told to aggressively maintain their blood sugar levels at 6.0% or lower with medications. After four years, these patients suffered significantly more heart attacks and a higher rate of death compared to patients whose levels were between 7.0 and 7.9%.

In short, they were following their doctor's orders to a "T." But the results were so dismaying that the study had to be canceled early to protect the remaining patients. The medical community was stunned. No one had ever questioned the safety of driving down glucose levels like this. It was always "assumed" to be the right thing to do.

Glucose Monitoring Won't Save Your Life

Another surprise: Vigilant glucose monitoring does nothing to prevent diabetic complications -- and this is proven conclusively by two studies published in the British Medical Journal.

The first study split a group of newly-diagnosed Type 2 patients into equal self-monitoring and no-monitoring groups. After 12 months, the diabetes (as measured by A1C testing) was no better in the self-monitoring group.

The second study divided a separate population of Type 2 patients into three groups: No monitoring, moderate monitoring, and intense monitoring. Not only did SMBG fail to improve diabetes control, it also cost more. More importantly, monitoring actually decreased the patients' quality of life.

Despite this well-published research, most doctors continue to recommend aggressive glucose self-monitoring. One has to wonder if the cost of test strips and glucose monitors has anything to do with this.

Complications Are Killing Diabetics

Diabetics aren't dying because doctors don't know how to lower glucose -- they're dying from complications. And they'll keep dying until we heal diabetes at the most fundamental level, using diet and increased physical activity. Drugs have consistently failed to protect diabetics against deadly complications.

Glucose-lowering drugs are rarely effective in the long term and do nothing to reverse the underlying cause of diabetes: insulin resistance in your cells. Yet that's exactly where all the complications of diabetes begin -- and no amount of drugs or surgery will stop them.

In truth, no glucose-lowering drug has ever been shown to produce a reliable reduction in diabetic complications. Neither has aggressive glucose monitoring.

The Only True, Lasting Solution to Diabetes

The real key to healing Type 2 and prediabetes is reversing your cells' insulin resistance -- not just lowering your blood sugar.
Dr. Stefan Ripich, ND, ANP
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