How to Preventing Diabetes Mellitus in 3 Steps
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No person likes to be sick or afflicted with a disease. But why does sickness comes? It can be due to a virus attack, or disease spreading from one person to another. Some maladies are self-inflicted. Diabetes Mellitus is one among many. Taking the necessary steps to prevent it is sure to save a life. This is my purpose in writing the story.
- What is diabetes mellitus?
- The question of insulin secretion.
- Symptoms and complications.
- Medical discoveries.
- Clinical Advances.
- 3 Steps to preventing diabetes mellitus.
What Causes Diabetes?
It is not easy to explain or defined diabetes mellitus. It's a disease that has many facets. But it is safe to say that it manifests due to over-weight, or the lack of insulin secretion, or insufficient insulin from the islets of Langerhans. Medically, it's 'a long-term (chronic) disease in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar in the blood'. Also defined as 'a long time metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin' by Wikipedia, the illness is still worrying doctors at present.
Eating too much-refined carbohydrates, or refined 'western foods' is a primary identity cause. This is identified as type 2 diabetes. The other type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes arise as a result of a lack of sufficient insulin secretion from the pancreatic. Insulin digests sugar. In diabetes conditions, 'refined' sugars, fats, and proteins are not well metabolized. When all these fails, deposed food substances in the bloodstream will lead to weight gain, or weight loss, consequently, leading to degenerative diseases. Hence, diabetes mellitus is resulting. The body experienced pain and heart-related diseases that can cause death.
Diabetes has an interesting history. Briefly, Egyptian Eber papers, Indian medical records, the Greeks, Chinese, and the Arabian medical doctors described diabetes as a disease like “honey or diarrhea of the urine" due to the manifestation of frequent urination. The urine, it is noted attracts flies and dogs because of sugar in the urine. During the Renaissance, the excessive intemperance of the rich, lords, kings, and noblemen make sugar easy to be identified as factors in the illness. But modern-day doctors do not agree with the theory due to the many complications. Diabetes mellitus is primary an affluent disease, now common among mankind.
The Question of Insulin Secretion
The question then is: why did the pancreatic did not work well, or secret sufficient insulin into the bloodstream to metabolize sugar? Why is insulin being resisted when sufficiently secreted? What can medical doctors do to make it work? Do alternatives exist to the challenge? Yes, I have realized that nourishing whole foods or as Dr. Benjamin S. Frank said "nucleic acid rich foods or extracts" could be the answer. This kind of treatment treats the whole body, not just the disease or part of the body, or the cause.
Symptoms of Diabetes
Diabetes is usually manifest by the following symptoms: frequent urination, excessive taste, increased hunger, weight loss, and obesity. These are the primary signs.
After 10 to 20 years, some complications due to the above symptoms results. Blood vessels can be damaged leading to cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, and stroke. The kidneys and nerves are also affected in certain cases. The degenerative nature of the disease makes it one of the leading 6th or 7th cause of death in the world.
For nearly half a century, doctors had a hard time battling the sickness. When insulin was discovered by Professor Paul Nichans, it solves some cases. The first beneficiary was Pope Pius X11. Others are Dr. R. D. Lawrence, Sir Winston Churchill, French President de Gaulle, and German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Yet, insulin still remains the major medical intervention recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for treating diabetes. Insulin seems to give a relief, but will not cure the malady in the majority of cases. It will not prevent diabetes, as it is not an anti-virus drug.
According to Dr. Benjamin S. Frank, treatments for diabetes has hardly advanced since insulin was discovered forty years ago. The insulin injection which is commonly used to treat diabetes by medical doctors is not a preventive intervention drug.
Clinical advances lead to a better understanding and treatment, though it did not cure the disease. Insulin as Dr. Mathew Davis noted can be injected 15 to 20 years for a person! But he also said that 20% of insulin injection treatment is as a result of complications. And that 40% of these are minors. If you are diabetic, it is not necessary to assume you will be one such patient within the 20% and 40% bracket. Lucky for me, I was out of that bracket when I first encounter diabetes. These advances can be briefly summarized as:
- Dr. R. D. Lawrence pioneering efforts of founding diabetes Clinic at Kings College Medical School, and the British Medical Association.
- Advance clinical science enhancing the understanding, causes, and complications at innovative centers in the United Kingdom.
- Type1 diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) in the United States, and the United Kingdom Perspective Diabetes Survey (UKPDS) of Type 2 shows how the disease can be reduced by treatment.
- Home tools to monitor blood sugar.
- Home-made insulin.
- Insulin pens and pumps.
All these help control the blood sugar level.
"Medical doctors study medicine, not nutrition."-Dr. Benjamin S. Frank
3 Steps to Prevent Diabetes
Prevention, as the saying goes, is better than a cure. To be aware of diabetes and to prevent it is more desirable because it can save you a lot of agony, pain, money, time, and efforts that will otherwise be invested in a productive venture. Here are the three natural and organic steps a person can take to prevent the sickness.
- Eat fruits and vegetables with seafood regularly.
- Reduce your consumption of refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated fats.
- Improve your fitness lifestyle.
Each step will be our talk now.
Fruits and vegetables Provides Organic Matters
Eat Fruits and Vegetables with Seafood Regularly
Fruits and vegetables have lots of natural organic nutrients. These are rich in vitamins A, B-complex, C, and folate. They are also rich in minerals like iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphate, and calcium. Fruit and vegetables have high dietary fibers that keep the belly full and helps in bowel movement. They let the steady flow of sugar into the bloodstream, and will not spike the blood. It is 'refined' foods that do. If you have diabetes or not, regularly eating fruits and vegetables with seafood particularly sardines and mullets will help prevent and contain the disease. Years ago, I got help in this realizing I had the disease. I ate semi-ripe mangoes and fishes. Almost immediately, the effect was reduced, and I continued eating my discovery. Eating green mango or semi-ripe mangoes with canned sardines can help prevent diabetes mellitus. If you do not like sardines and mullets, any seafood will do. Make a cup of black tea, add some milk and slice small chunks of the mango with skin into the brewed tea. Wi-mango can be as good as the Indian mango. Eat this with fish. Seafood like sardines do not contain saturated fats; but polyunsaturated. Their essential fatty acids omega -3 and -6 prevented many heart-related diseases of which diabetes mellitus is one. Diabetes is a degenerative disease because when you are hit with it, your life is being drastically reduced. It can certainly lead to death in some person.
Combined Fruits and Vegetables
Make Black Tea
Add Milk and Stir
Add slice Wi-mango, Green mangoes and Eat with Seafood
Diet For Diabetes
Reduced Your Consumption of Refined Sugars, Starch, and Synthesis Fats.
No medical study has been done to realize that eating “refined” sugars, starch, and vegetable oils or saturated fats predisposes to diabetes. Again as Dr. Frank said: “medical doctors study medicine, not nutrition.” But the inference on observation is clear that by eating too much “cheap” refined western foods, people gained some weight, become obese, and the blood pressure rises. Diabetes is then factoring in this. “Beyond Europe and Anglo-Celtic north Americas," write Professor Truswell, "there are some communities that may have earlier experienced under-nutrition but are now sedentary and eating refined, high energy Western foods,” The good thing about refined foodstuffs is the long storage life. I used refined white sugar in my cup of tea, half a cube or half a teaspoon. But a full teaspoonful of brown sugar, molasses, or honey in a cup of tea is very healthy due to its high nutrient B-complex and iron contents. If you eat refined vegetable oils, use a “little” as recommended by the food pyramid guide.
Eat Fruit and Vegetable Salad For Breakfast or Snack
Refined White Sugar Factors In Diabetes
Improve Your Fitness Lifestyle
Majority of us have no fitness lifestyle. We are used to sedentary lives. When a problem crops up, say in the joint, then we go and see the doctor. Not long ago, I felt some excruciating pains in my right leg. As usual, I visit my doctor. Guess what she asked me: “Do you have diabetes?” I was taken aback! I had to explain that I am a fitness and exercise enthusiast. My figure looks trim. My blood pressure taken by the nurse seems okay and normal. But why she ask the question?
I stretch, exercise, and jog two or three times in the week for 35 minutes. Then I had increased my jogging experience to over one mile in the week. Walking is my paste time too. I regularly walk 30 minutes a day. How about you? Find a fitness lifestyle that you enjoy and stick with it. It may be swimming, cycling, jogging, running, rope skipping. Do one or two moderate intensity interval exercises for 30 minutes two or three times in the week. This will help control your weight. It would be wiser if you made effort to gain muscular weight. Increase your consumption of various seafood, coconut meat, avocado, that increase metabolism.
Diabetes mellitus is preventable. Type 2 v. type 1 diabetes is common. Insulin which is the only medical intervention recommended by the WHO has not cured all cases. The only opinion available is to eat nourishing organic and nucleic acid rich foods rather than refined foods. Eat fruits and vegetables for breakfast or snack or lunch along with fish. Any seafood will do. Do one or two intensity exercise weekly. It help contained the body weight. You can read more about diabetes here.
- ABC of NUTRITION, A. Stewart Truswell, BMJ Books, London.
- No-Aging Diet: Eat and Grow Younger, by Dr. Benjamin S. Frank, MD The dial Press, NY.
- Diabetes: New Look at an Old Problem, by Dr. Bertrand E. Lowensten & Paul D. Preger, Jr. Harper & Row Publishers
- Nutrition: A Consumer’s Guide to Good Eating, by Sheila Bingham, CORGI Books, London.
- Diabetes Mellitus
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