Diabetes Reversal

Diabetes is a devastating disease. Tragically, these days the number of adults and children with diabetes is sky rocketing. Most people don’t realise that the high sugars in their blood cause changes at the cellular level. This often means that years of damage is done before it is noticed.

Diabetes weakens the immune system, delays healing, and increases the risk of a heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Diabetics are known in Emergency Departments for having “silent heart attacks” which is where the patient presents without the classical crushing chest pain. Some patients eventually need toes, part of their foot or an entire leg amputated as they have ulcers that won’t heal, or their blood vessels have become so damaged they have inadequate blood supply to their lower limbs, which causes severe chronic pain.

It can also cause permanent blindness, kidney failure, tooth decay, gum infections (gingivitis) and increases the risk of infection after a root canal or operation. Sometimes the earliest symptoms are erectile dysfunction, fatigue, brain fog or just an infection that you can’t seem to shake. It can also cause peripheral neuropathy (reduced sensation or in some cases chronic pain due to the nerves being damaged from the high sugar), the need to urinate often, being thirsty or hungry all the time.

Commonly diabetes also presents with weight gain.

For most diabetics, by the time you’re diagnosed all your doctor will do is manage your symptoms with medications, send you for surgery, or tell you to learn to live with the debilitating complications. They also commit you to a lifetime of daily medications, each of which have side effects. (These range from tablets you take once or twice a day, right up to injections taken multiple times a day). Unfortunately then regular finger prick blood sugar testing is also required. Most people then find their sugars are very hard to control and are often too high or too low, and over time need more and more medications.

BUT THERE IS HOPE

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There is now clear evidence that diabetes can be prevented and reversed, even when you’ve had it for years[1,2,3]. Even if you’re a Type 2 diabetic on insulin! “Reversed” essentially means putting your diabetes into remission - it means your blood sugar will consistently be in the normal range and you can reduce or get off all medications entirely.

We do this without surgery, medication, supplements, fake food like shakes or bars, counting calories or exercise.

Our approach works if you’re a meat eater, vegan, coeliac, gluten intolerant or only eat Halal products. Even Type 1 diabetics will be able to dramatically reduce their insulin.

There are many causes of diabetes and in fact many different types of diabetes. (For example did you know 14% of new cases of Type 2 diabetes worldwide are caused by air pollution?[4] Iron overload (Hemochromatosis) is under diagnosed and can also cause diabetes. The common pathway however in most types is the same, and so is the solution.

Obesity, NASH disease (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver) and Cardiovascular risk factors also improve dramatically using the same approach. That means long term issues like blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain, being overweight, being hungry all the time, sleep apnoea and inflammation in your liver will also improve. This has a profoundly positive impact on your overall health and vitality. Imagine if you could have normal blood sugar, lose weight and keep it off, get off your medications and feel better than you have in years.

Book in for an appointment now and let’s get you started on the road to health!

References

[1] Reversal of type 2 diabetes: normalisation of beta cell function in association with decreased pancreas and liver triacylglycerol. E. L. Lim, K. G. Hollingsworth, B. S. Aribisala, M. J. Chen, J. C. Mathers, and R. Taylor. Diabetologia. 2011 Oct; 54(10): 2506–2514. https://www.diabetes.co.uk/reversing-diabetes.html

[2] Understanding the mechanisms of reversal of type 2 diabetes, Prof Taylor, MD , Ahmad Al-Mrabeh, PhD, Prof Naveed Sattar, FMedSci. 9DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(19)30076-2. The primary care-based Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) showed that 46% of people with type 2 diabetes could achieve remission at 12 months, and 36% at 24 months, mediated by weight loss. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(19)30076-2/fulltext

[3] Type 2 Diabetes Etiology and reversibility, Dr.R Taylor, Diabetes Care 2013 Apr; 36(4): 1047-1055. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc12-1805, http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/4/1047

[4] Benjamin Bowe, MPH, Ziyad Al-Aly, MD et al. The Lancet Volume 2, No.7, e301-e312, July 2018 The 2016 global and national burden of diabetes mellitus attributable to PM2-5 air pollution. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpla/article/PIIS2542-5196%2818%2930140-2/fulltext