Type II Diabetes

is a metabolic disorder not just insulin resistance.

blood glucose test

You may think that the pancreas is not producing enough insulin if someone develops type II diabetes, but in fact it actually produces too much insulin in most of the cases.

If you have some of the following symptoms, you may want to check your blood sugar levels.

  • Overweight
  • High blood sugar in the morning, all day, or just after a meal
  • Peripheral nerve problems
  • Blurry vision
  • Increased thirst and frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Graving sugar
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Frequent urination
  • Candida overgrowth
  • Fatigue

Insulin, the key hormone in glucose utilization, opens the receptor sites on the cells membrane to get glucose in.  If the body produces too much insulin the cells become insulin resistant.

You could compare this to the smell of your perfume. A short while after you start wearing it you don’t notice the smell anymore; you got used to it and it doesn’t register in the brain anymore.

By eating sweets, and or too many carbohydrates without adequate fiber and or fat content, glucose level in the blood become elevated.

Other organs involved in blood sugar regulation besides the pancreas:

  • Liver
  • Gut
  • Thyroid
  • Adrenal glands
  • Brain
  • and Kidneys

Complications of high blood sugar levels are:

  • Blindness in adults
  • Kidney failure
  • Digestive issues
  • Dementia – Alzheimer’s
  • Peripheral nerve issues

What causes type II diabetes?

  • Eating too much sugar
  • Being overweight
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Toxins in food, which in turn cause hormone imbalances
  • Not enough exercise

In order to reverse type II diabetes you need to investigate the root causes, which can be done with simple blood tests

Thyroid function: test Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, TPO antibodies

Liver enzymes: test ALT, AST

Homocysteine

Insulin, glucose, HbA1c

Minerals, the best test is the Hair Tissue Mineral Test

Adrenal hormones, the best test would be a 24 hour saliva test. I use the lab BioHealth.

What could you do in order to reverse type II diabetes?

Start by eating the right kind of foods:

  • measure your blood sugar level after a meal and adjust the amount of carbohydrates you eat at the next meal
  • add more fats to any meal, such as coconut oil. It will slow down the absorption of carbohydrates
  • add more fiber to your meals such as a salad, cabbage
  • reduce starchy vegetables such as potatoes

Add more physical activity into your busy life

  • take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • park in the back of the parking lot
  • start a vegetable garden. It keeps you physically active and you have great, organic vegetables to eat

Improve your sleep

  • sleep in a dark, cool room
  • turn off all electrical devices, especially the once connected to the internet
  • go to bed before 10 PM and get up when the sun comes up

Check your gut function

  • Do you have food sensitivities? You may want to consider a food sensitivity test such as the MRT
  • Do you have leaky gut?
  • Take probiotics in the form of a spore based probiotic; the best one is Megaspore
  • Improve protein digestion

Would you like to get a free consultation?

Resource:

http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/type-2-diabetes

 

or contact me if you would like to book a free 20 minute Health Consultation.