In Type II (or Pre-Diabetes) there exists a paradoxical situation in which both insulin and blood sugar are elevated. In the early stages, insulin is always elevated—but as the disease progresses insulin levels often decrease as pancreatic beta cells (insulin producer) begin to fatigue or burn out.
During the early stages, which can last for years, the constantly elevated insulin levels give rise to:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Decrease in HDL (cardio-protective cholesterol)
During the later stages of the disease the elevated blood sugar damages:
- Blood Vessels
- Nerves (Neuropathy, Erectile Dysfunction)
As we look to doctors to cure our diabetes with drugs, we fall victim to a false sense of security. All known drugs for the treatment of diabetes are either geared toward lowering blood sugar (symptom) or artificially increasing insulin levels in order to lower blood sugar.
Remember: Type II (Pre-Diabetes) is a disease of “too much” insulin. Adding more insulin to the body in order to lower the blood sugar is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline…simply makes it worse.
The Good News…Type II and Pre-Diabetes is reversible in 90% of people. Given the proper framework and approach, you can win the “Diabetic Battle” and increase your quality and quantity of life.
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