There are currently two types of diabetes, type I and type II. These lessons will focus primarily on the treatment of type II diabetes but some of the advice can also apply to type I as well. The lessons in this course will teach you that type II diabetes does not have to be a progress condition if treated with diet, exercise and lifestyle. Using typical standard of care and outdated inappropriate advice diabetes is progressive and often deadly (for example: some advise that eating sugar is okay as long as you just take more insulin). The information in these lessons will empower the individual at risk or suffering from diabetes to slow and even stop the progressive nature of the disease. The reader will learn the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 versions of the disease and the fact that these two disease are very different and therefore demand different treatment strategies. It is important to realize that the development of type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed well before the development of high blood sugar. The sooner you address the progression of this disease the better. The more health damaging effects of this disease that can be avoided the better.
- Type 2 Diabetes is a disease that can be controlled and even reversed
- Diagnosis of Diabetes occurs when blood sugar is no longer controlled within normal ranges
- Type 2 Diabetes begins and can be identified long before the point that blood sugar is not being controlled within normal ranges
- The complications from Diabetes are often more life threatening than Diabetes itself – Heart Disease, Stroke, Kidney Failure, Blindness and more
- Difficulty controlling blood sugar is a common characteristic of both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, is an auto-immune disease in which insulin is no longer produced by the body
- Insulin is a hormone that is made in healthy individuals. Two primary function of insulin are the inhibiting of lipase (an enzyme that helps us burn fat) and the regulation of blood glucose in the body
- Insulin injections are necessary in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes, formerly known as Adult-Onset diabetes, is a much different disease than Type 1 Diabetes and requires different treatment
- The driving factor in the development of Type 2 Diabetes is Insulin Resistance, not weight gain, which slowly advances quietly for years prior to seeing increases in fasting blood sugar
- Insulin resistance is characterized by an over abundance of insulin which is a sign that the cells of the body have reached a “tolerance” level to the insulin
- Insulin, insulin and more insulin therefore causes insulin resistance
- The best and primary treatment of Type 2 Diabetes should ALWAYS be a carbohydrates and sugar restrictive diet.
- The level carbohydrates need to be restricted is dependent to the individuals carbohydrate tolerance level
- Insulin should be a last-line treatment for Type 2 Diabetics as the progression of obesity and heart disease only increases with the use of insulin
- The use of exogenous (inject-able) insulin will only contribute to the resistance to insulin
- Insulin resistance can be and should be identified as early as possible
- Diagnosing insulin resistance earlier would allow for the treatment of individuals that are becoming insulin resistant
- Individuals showing any of the symptoms of insulin resistance (see list below in lesson) should request insulin resistance testing from their provider and immediately adopt dietary and lifestyle changes that can stop the advancement of the condition
The sooner this development is identified the sooner interventions can be initiated to avoid the progression of the disease. Readers will also learn about these detection methods and how to effectively treat the progression of type 2 diabetes and its underlying cause insulin resistance.
Upon completing the courses be sure to complete the Quiz to test what you have learned.
IMPORTANT WARNING: If you are on medication for blood glucose control or blood pressure control you should be medically monitored, as we do here at Restore, when adopting a new diet. You should not change your diet or begin an exercise program without professional supervision. Our dietary recommendations are highly effective in dropping blood glucose and blood pressure in most people. You must be monitored during the initial phases of lifestyle change as medications can result in life threatening conditions without monitoring. Here at Restore we expect patients to need medication adjustments almost immediately. Please schedule a free health risk consultation with us or see your physician before adopting any diet or exercise program.