Right now, more than 1 out of 2 Americans either have early diabetes or full-blown type II diabetes; good chances you are one of them. This devastating national epidemic can take from you, or a loved one, legs, kidneys, eyes, heart and/or brain. Surprisingly, new evidence is now showing that you do not have to wait to be fully diabetic to have these things stripped from your life.
You Do Not Have to Wait to Be Diabetic to Be Damaged: It turns out during the silent “prediabetic” phase spikes in glucose and insulin after eating are causing damage to your body. You don’t realize this because your yearly physical is only looking at your fasting blood glucose. When you are prediabetic most the time your glucose will return to normal with a 12 hour fast before blood draw. Furthermore, on this yearly physical your doctor is not measuring your insulin levels or your hemoglobin A1c which will show your pre-diabetes well before an abnormal fasting glucose will. Because of this you remain ignorant of the damage being done to your body.
Other Signs of “Prediabetes”: The cause of type II diabetes is insulin resistance. This is where your cells are no longer hearing the signal of insulin to take in the blood glucose. Therefore, your blood glucose and insulin levels rise after eating causing damage to your cells. Often, one of the first signs that this damage is happening is high blood pressure and/or elevated blood fats such as triglycerides and LDL cholesterol. Both factors will lead to heart disease and stroke, and therefore take away your heart and brain.
Also, numbness, tingling and pain in your legs are often a sign of pre-diabetes and the possible eventual loss of function in your legs. This happens in prediabetes, because post meal glucose spikes are damaging the nerves in your legs. Because prediabetes has already damaged the nerves in nearly half of those newly diagnosed with diabetes, it is vital for anyone over the age of 35 to be properly tested for pre-diabetes and early signs of nerve damage. I can’t emphasize enough. If you think you may have prediabetes, or have been diagnosed with diabetes, you need to see a doctor who will look carefully for the early signs of peripheral neuropathy.
What Is Your Chance of Being Prediabetic? According to the U.S. CDC more than 1in 3, numbering over 86 million Americans, have the early stages of diabetes type II or prediabetes. Alarmingly 9 out of 10 of these people do not realize they have this condition. Worse yet those who are diagnosed do not take it serious enough because the doctor told him it’s “only” pre- diabetes. There is no such thing as pre-diabetes, really there is only early stages of diabetes or full-blown diabetes. Furthermore 30% of people of these 86 million Americans will develop type II diabetes within five years if something doesn’t change. Therefore, you need to see a doctor who knows how to test for the earliest indications for pre-diabetes and then knows how to reverse it through a safe natural approach. That way you do not have to worry about losing your eyesight, kidney function, the feeling in your feet and hands, or even the loss of your toes or feet, having a heart attack, stroke or developing Alzheimer’s.
Type II Diabetes - What Won’t Fix This: The pharmaceutical industry would have you believe that controlling your blood sugar with drugs or insulin will protect you from organ and nerve damage and early death. And that type II diabetes is not reversible. Don’t you believe it! A new study published by Mayo Researchers found that the use of drugs to control your blood glucose levels showed no significant benefit in reducing the risk of dialysis, kidney transplant, renal death, blindness, or neuropathy. What this Mayo study and the famous Accord study is telling us, the well-intentioned efforts of your conventional doctor’s intervention with prescription drugs to control your blood glucose levels, will not save you from the five things that diabetes will take away from you!
Worse Yet, Alzheimer’s Is Now Being Called Type III Diabetes: Yes, that’s right new research is showing that one of the primary driving forces behind the new Alzheimer’s and dementia epidemic is insulin resistance of the brain. This is happening even in the stages of prediabetes and of course in full-blown diabetes. What are the primary symptoms: elevated blood glucose levels after meals with, brain fog, decreased cognitive function, depression, anxiety, insomnia all signs of brain inflammation driven by insulin resistance. Do you want to keep your brain, your eyesight, your legs, kidney function, heart health? Then you must act now more than one out of two of you are already on a journey to the loss of these vital gifts that life has provided you.
About Dr. Greg Fors
Dr. Fors is a 1982 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic, a Board-certified Neurologist, nationally certified in acupuncture and certified in Applied Herbal Sciences. He is a recognized expert in the field of chronic pain and brain health and lectures internationally. He is the clinic director of Pain & Brain Healing Center in Blaine, Minnesota.