Diabetics work their whole lives on lowering blood sugar levels and little do they know that with decreasing it they make risk of death even higher.
In 2008, an ACCORD study was published. It involved testing about 10,000 people with diabetes and different methods for lowering blood sugar. Results were fascinating - it has been discovered that those who had their blood sugar lowered the most, had the highest risk of death. Here is a detailed article on the subject: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/the-diabesity-epidemic-pa_b_.... So how can something like! this be possible?
The answer is simple, and quite startling.
- Low sugar level is much more dangerous than the elevated one, because your brain cannot function without sugar for a long time.
- Low blood sugar is caused by high insulin levels. Insulin is linked to one of the factors of cell death -- it may cause apoptosis.
- To lower your blood sugar, you need to bring your insulin levels up.
As soon as insulin levels increase, sugar goes down. When the sugar goes down, the appetite is back up, patient eats more and sugar levels go sky high again. Thus you need more insulin to bring more sugar down. Vicious circle, it is. Every endocrinologist knows this. If this is not news, so how come it remains so common to prescribe drugs to lower sugar unnaturally?
Here is the key difference between those who bring down their sugar naturally and those who do it with medication. When you diet, for example, sugar levels go down, but the insulin level goes down as well, making you eat less. However, drugs bring it down unnaturally, putting people at very high risk for hypoglycemia at best, death at worst.
Here are tips on how to manage your diabetes naturally, given that you are not on any diabetic medications and are under doctor's supervision:
- Get rid of carbs in processed foods: like sweets ( including artificial sweeteners ), cakes, potato, rice, etc. Natural carbs like bananas, apples, oranges are ok because they contain fibers to stabilize sugar levels.
- Avoid dairy and wheat.
- Avoid meats and poultry.
- Limit fish.
- Avoid processed food like juices, grilled meats etc.
Stay as natural a! s possible. Eat so called "caveman's diet". At first it will be difficult for you to get rid of carbs, because you crave sugar. But as soon as you become accustomed to "no low carbs diet", you will be rewarded: your appetite will go down, your weight will go down and your blood sugar will go down as well. And of course all your diet changes should be supervised by the doctor, because without his approval your sugar could go dangerously low or high.