So many stories to tell and so little time! I have been getting a lot of requests for diabetes articles, so here is a quick one from a man that called me today. But first, a little background that is very alarming to say the least.
It is estimated that nearly 8% of the Canadian and American population (about 26 million people) have diabetes, of which 90% is of the Type 2 variety. The number of cases doubled between 1990 and 2005, and the Centre for Disease Control has called the increase in numbers an epidemic. No kidding!
Historically, Type 2 Diabetes has been considered a disease of adults, but the exploding rates of obesity in our youth has corresponded with an alarming increase in the disease in our children. I feel a McDonalds rant coming on, but lets keep going.
Diabetes is determined by measuring the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood, and it is expressed in millimoles per litre (mmol/l). Normally blood glucose levels stay within narrow limits throughout the day: 4 to 8mmol/l. But they are higher after meals and usually lowest in the morning. Diabetes occurs when the blood sugar level moves outside these limits on a sustained basis. As people get older, glucose levels typically tend to edge towards the upper end of the scale.
There are a couple of ways to deal with Type 2 Diabetes. Of course, one is the product of the pharmaceutical world, and the other is completely under your control. Guess which one I prefer? I can provide all kinds of information on Type 2 Diabetes, but you can find more information than you can ever possibly read on the internet. With that in mind it’s time for a quick story.
Robert, the individual in this story has a family history of Type 2 diabetes that begins at approximately age 60. Mom and Dad, aunts and uncles all got Type 2 diabetes around age 60. So, it wasn’t much of a surprise for this particular gentleman when his doctor informed him that he had developed Type 2 Diabetes at age 59.
His physician informed him that his glucose (blood sugar level) had exceeded 12, and that it was time to do something about it. The doctor correctly informed the gentleman that he could get his blood sugar level down with a combination of a better diet and some exercise… my kind of doctor!
There is nothing like being told you have a disease by your physician to get your attention. Robert immediately started to change his diet with the focus on cutting out carbs. If you have been through this, you will know that it isn’t fun, but you do what you have to do, or you could ultimately face taking insulin for the rest of your life.
Despite being able to curb the carbs, and paying more attention to his lifestyle, Robert found that his glucose level remained in the 12 to 14+ range over a period of more than a year. His physician recommended a natural remedy (this doctor is sounding better all the time) and said that if the remedy didn’t work, the patient would have to consider taking the insulin pills.
At the same time that Robert began to take the natural remedy, he also started drinking ionized water. He informed his physician that he had been researching the water, and the doctor said he would be very interested in the results (a doctor with an open mind!).
The results were dramatic. Within two and one half weeks, the patient’s glucose level was down to 8. Robert was very pleased with the turn of events after fighting unsuccessfully with the disease for more than a year. Robert couldn’t help but wonder if the results were due to the remedy, or the water, or a combination of both. To test the results, he stopped taking the natural remedy recommended by the doctor. It is now four months later and Robert’s glucose levels remain at 8.
The physician was very impressed, which I find really encouraging. The medical profession may handcuff the doctors, but it is only a matter of time before they will have to face the reality that the water removes acid and allows the body to heal itself… naturally.
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