Renal failure, neuropathy, dementia and Alzheimers (type 3 diabetes), osteoporosis, retinopathy, hearing impairment, amputations and premature death. These are but a few of the maladies that follow type 2 diabetes that all too often manifest in patients who have followed the protocols of orthodox medicine.
All of these diseases have a common pathology, a disseminated arterial disease, precipitated by a rise in serum glucose.
They also have a common cause, insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia, a condition not covered in detail in our medical schools because its resolution conflicts with the orthodox treatment now prescribed, namely exogenous insulin administration into a body that is already producing excessive amounts.
Both excessive glucose and insulin in the blood is toxic and exogenous insulin to an already insulin resistant recipient exacerbates the pathology.
What precipitates this chronic rise in insulin production — high sugar and carbohydrate diets. The obvious treatment is a carbohydrate restricted diet but not recommended by the Ministry of Health or Diabetes NZ!
Dr Cathy Stephenson’s "tips for empty lunchboxes" (Dominion Post, Oct 24) reflected this ingrained dogma shared by most allopaths. Her carbo hydrate loaded lunchbox is a sure trigger for insulin resistance in those that have that predisposition. Not one mention of nourishing fats that are essential to developing brains and a superior source of energy compared to glucose.