How to defeat the horrors of type 2 diabetes
by Paul D Kennedy
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TO YOUR BODY
Glucose is the fuel that powers your body's muscle cells. It powers your thoughts and movements, just about everything you do.
During digestion, glucose is released into your bloodstream which delivers it to your body's cells. However, in order to refuel these cells, the glucose has to get into them. It can only enter with the help of insulin.
Insulin is a type of hormone which is released into your bloodstream by your pancreas. It meets up with the glucose at the cells that need refuelling.
The insulin attaches itself to a receptor in the surface of the cell and causes the cell's outer covering to allow glucose to enter the cell.
This glucose-insulin system has to be working properly if you are to be healthy. If it is not, you are diabetic.
In type 1 diabetes the pancreas does not produce any or very little insulin. Regular injections of insulin are the only solution.
In type 2 diabetes the insulin from the pancreas has trouble attaching itself to a receptor on the surface of a cell. Thus it cannot induce the cell membrane to open and allow the glucose to enter. This is known as insulin resistance.
Imagine trying to slide a key into a lock that is jammed with chewing gum. The key won't go in. There is nothing wrong with the key or the lock but before you can unlock the door you have to clean out the lock.
One of the main reasons for insulin resistance is having cell 'doors' (receptors) that are jammed with fat.
Beating Diabetes will show you how to clean out these locks of fat. Doing so is vital for your future health.
When your glucose-insulin system is not working properly, you end up with a massive two-fold problem:
(1) Your cells are being deprived of the glucose they need to function; and
(2) You’ve got glucose swirling along uselessly in your bloodstream.
Depriving your cells of glucose means that you are going to be listless and unable to do all the things you do with the same energy as before. Your movements and thoughts, just about everything you do will start to slow down.
You’ll find that you are becoming tired more easily … as glucose is a source of energy and your cells are being deprived of their basic food.
You may also start to lose weight because your cells are, in essence, starving … if this happens, your arms and legs are likely to become thin and may eventually end up looking like sticks.
At the same time, the glucose in your bloodstream has to go somewhere.
As the it builds up in the blood, your body wants to get rid of it and so the glucose starts to pass through the kidneys and ends up in your urine. This causes frequent urination and a non-stop feeling of thirst.
Getting rid of the glucose also puts a strain on your kidneys ... it ends up damaging them.
But too much glucose in your bloodstream won’t just damage your kidneys. It will also wreak havoc with your arteries, heart and the blood vessels of your eyes, nerves, feet and hands.
Hence getting your blood glucose levels under control is vital to your health and wellbeing.
If you do not manage to control your blood glucose levels, you will surely end up with several of these awful health problems ... heart disease ... stroke ... kidney disease ... nerve damage ... neuropathy of the feet and hands ... digestive problems ... damaged eyes due to glaucoma, cataracts and retinopathy.
You are also likely to experience a variety of infections.
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Beating diabetes is published as an e-manual by:
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BUT HOW DO YOU CONTROL YOUR DIABETES?
That was the big question that confronted me as my diabetes continued to worsen ... despite the medications I was on and the medical advice I was following.
The solution, I discovered, is surprisingly simple ... all you have to do is eliminate certain foods from your diet ... as detailed in Beating Diabetes.
For the last few years I have been successfully controlling my blood glucose levels ... using diet alone. Once my diabetes was under control I also added a bit of daily exercise.
Exercise however does not seem to be necessary for beating diabetes. But it is crucial for controlling blood pressure ... a life-shortening medical condition that, along with cholesterol issues, seems to go hand-in-hand with type 2 diabetes.
The great thing about the simple solution ... minor changes in diet and life-style ... I describe in Beating Diabetes is that it helps you control your cholesterol and blood pressure levels as well as your diabetes.
When I say that the solution to beating diabetes is simple, I mean it's all very simple once you know what you need to know. But getting that knowledge was, for me, extremely difficult.
I was first diagnosed with borderline or early onset diabetes in 2001. I was given some good advice at the time but failed to follow it and my condition gradually grew worse. Five or six years later I was a full-blown diabetic. I got sense and began following the advice of my local diabetes clinic concerning medications and diet.
But, despite the professional advice I was following, my condition continued to worsen. I knew that I had to get a grip on my disease, so I began asking questions and reading up on the subject. I took to the internet and used my experience in business and economic research to track as much information as possible on diabetes. The results were an eye-opener.
Though I'm not a doctor, clinician or research scientist, I am a highly experienced consultant with excellent research skills ... I know how to find, gather, analyse and digest data on most subjects. In addition, I was highly motivated ... by an urgent need for a solution to my quickly deteriorating health.
My consulting experience enabled me to weed out the incredible. And believe me, in the word of internet medicine, there are lots of amazing claims and unbelievable instant cures aimed at the gullible.
Eventually I found a credible explanation as to what causes diabetes. The cause did not give hope of a cure but it pointed to a way to beat diabetes, put off its horrible outcomes.
What I did worked for me ... so it should also work for you.
SO WHAT'S IN THIS E-MANUAL?
Beating Diabetes opens with My Story as an introduction, a simple description of how I found a way to control my diabetes. The rest of the e-book explains my based understanding of type 2 diabetes and what I did to beat it ... this is divided into four sections.
Here's what you'll find in each section:
Section One: The Fundamentals
... outlines the basic information you need to understand diabetes and how it can be beaten. In this section you will discover:
Section Two: Diet Essentials
... presents the information you need to be able to make informed decisions about the foods you should eat. You will discover:
Section Three: What Foods
... shows you the particular foods you should avoid in order to beat your diabetes. It is organised into separate chapters for:
Each chapter contains a fairly detailed look at the nutrients found in individual foods ... all written in simple jargon-free English.
Each chapter also contains a list of the foods (under that category) that need to be avoided in a diabetes-beating diet ... and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how many different kinds of food you can still eat once these foods have been eliminated from your diet.
Section Four: Outroduction
... wraps up Beating Diabetes with some very practical suggestions. In this section you'll find:
That's it ... you'll now have the knowledge you need to beat your diabetes.
My solution involves no weird diets, no strenuous exercises, no costly medicines … nothing more than a simple change in diet ... a free yet effective solution.
I now feel a lot healthier and more energetic. And beating diabetes … putting off the effects it was having on my body … has improved my prospects of living to a ripe old age.
And food tastes so much better too.
If it worked for me, it should work for you too.
But even if my diet does not help you as much as it helped me, you will still be eating good food, so it won't harm you, and it certainly won't make your diabetes worse.
And you can always switch back to your old diet at any time ... but I don't think you will.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, you should think carefully before following my example. Read what I have written and then discuss the matter with your own doctor or diabetes clinic before switching to my diet.
When reading Beating Diabetes, please remember that I am not a doctor, not a scientist and not a dietician. I have no knowledge of diabetes or any medical matters, other than what I have found through 'second-hand' research on the internet.
However my training as an accountant and auditor, and decades of experience as a consultant have equipped me with the necessary skills to find, assess, cross-check, filter, and interpret useful information.
In addition, my sole purpose over the years I have spent researching ways to beat diabetes has been the preservation of my own health and well-being. My desire to find out what works was based on urgent self-interest.