The epidemic of diabetes is perhaps the most easily prevented and often corrected of the chronic illnesses.
There is absolutely NO excuse for the alarming rates at which it is plaguing our civilization.
And with its direct ties to the development of additional chronic illness, from cardiac disease to cancer, the truth needs to be known that it is very easy to detect this condition YEARS before it's typical 'onset' or 'diagnosis'.
There are several very important markers that uncover a patient's development of diabetes, which is best referred to by its true biochemical problem, INSULIN RESISTANCE ~ please note, we are discussing the most common form, that being Type II or Adult Onset. Type I diabetes is a condition where the body is NOT producing insulin and is thus not resistant but deficient. Proper diet is still of the utmost importance for a Type I diabetic and can reduce the insulin amounts needed dramatically, if not completely, in some cases.
Listed in order of decreasing importance these are:
1. Fasting Insulin - the level of insulin circulating in the body away from the intake of food is the marker that most accurately reflects the RESISTANCE of the body to its effects. Thus, the higher this is (it should be <5 and even undetectable by current labs is best) the more insulin is required during fasting times to keep the levels of blood sugar low. The higher this gets above 5, the more serious the talk we will have with the patient about the concern for future diabetes. Levels of 30-40 are possible.
2. Weight - while the onset of diabetes can happen at a variety of BMI's, and thus #1 is the more important marker to show how well a patients body is handling the body mass requiring levels of insulin, it is an obvious correlation that the more body mass a person carries, the more insulin will be required to maintain the blood sugar levels. Thus, DIABESITY is a very appropriate term. Leaner people can and do often develop insulin resistance as well, whether they were heavy before or simply are able to keep the excess weight off despite the higher insulin and sugar levels.
3. Hemoglobin A1C is a marker that denotes how much of our oxygen carrying molecule Hemoglobin is actually COATED with sugar. Described as a percentage, it is normal and optimal to have this number lower than 5.5 or even 5.0%. As our average blood sugar levels rise in response to a glycemic diet and more insulin resistance, more of our hemoglobin becomes coated with sugar. Think of it as crust on bread. A little is normal, a lot and it starts to get hard to eat and work with the bread. Now think of crusty hemoglobin trying to work its way through our blood vessels.
4. Triglycerides are a direct reflection of our last week of dietary intake, and should be grouped with the above markers and not with Cholesterol profiles. This is another way a knowledgeable practitioner can see how well a person is trying to eat. While there are some conditions that cause abnormally high triglycerides, even those people can reduce their levels to near normal( <100 is optimal while <150 is considered 'in range') with a reduction of dietary sugars, starches, grains, and other high glycemic foods.
5. Fasting sugar, or finger sticks, are what is commonly used to detect diabetes and the very weakest way. Blood sugars normally can rise quite a bit after a meal, and especially a typical glycemic loaded American meal. Waiting until sugars are high enough to show up on a post meal test, or above the acceptable fasting level, is the same as waiting until someone most likely already has diabetes. Starting with fasting insulin, the risk for diabetes can be seen years, even decades, before its true onset.
So, why does the American SickCare system only use #5 in diagnosising Diabetes? Most likely because in the ten or more years the diabetes is 'brewing', just like all other chronic illnesses that are currently developing, we are much more profitable as fake food consuming american pre-diagnosis, and continued consumers of fake food with the addition of numerous sick care medications and procedures afterwards.
We are literally being fattened up, and slowly led to slaughter over the course of our now very foreshortened, less enjoyable, and less functional lives.
NMF teaches these basics and more to practitioners who are looking for the answers to our soon to be headed off a cliff sick-care system. Weight, insulin levels, triglycerides, and A1C's drop precipitously with NMF treatment systems. Lifetime health-style education is a side effect of treatment and empowers the patient to retain the benefits. Even insulin-dependent cases are often reversible.
The sooner the biochemical imbalances and improper lifestyle and dietary choices are uncovered and addressed, the sooner NMF systems can be used to efficiently and effectively reverse the imbalances and educate the patient on their mistakes.
There is simply NO evidence that diabetes and its associated chronic illness risks can be 'managed' by medications (most of which are flush with even more dangerous side effects), while the primary problem of fake and high glycemic foods, obesity, and other contributing biochemical imblances and patient education issues are left unaddressed.
Truly 1/3 of all Americans have diabetes, and another 1/3 are pre-diabetic. The truth can't wait much longer.
Best in health,