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Stopping Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms Without Drugs

Updated on April 12, 2013

Meeting Dr. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND

My first chance to meet the renowned veterinarian and naturopathic doctor who has irritated the medical establishment by bringing to light nutritional discoveries that have been ignored by most medical doctors.
My first chance to meet the renowned veterinarian and naturopathic doctor who has irritated the medical establishment by bringing to light nutritional discoveries that have been ignored by most medical doctors. | Source

Why Preventing Diabetes Seldom Gets Done

Stopping diabetic neuropathy symptoms as soon as you notice them is critically important. Left unattended, they will only get worse.

Unfortunately, few people do this. I did, and I will be happy to tell you how I did it.

Because diabetic neuropathy can take so many forms and cause problems in so many diverse parts of our body, the simplest course of action is to immediately begin to adopt the lifestyle interventions that the American Diabetes Association, the Center for Disease control, and other experts recommend to prevent diabetes, itself. Unfortunately, our human tendency is to wait and to put off making these changes in our routine diet and exercise habits, hoping the early diabetes symptoms will go away on their own.

The standard line of mainstream medicine is that, "While diabetic neuropathy cannot be cured, there are treatments available to help manage some of the symptoms." Sure there are, and they will be happy to treat your symptoms while they continue to multiply ad infinitum as the disease goes happily on its way.

The simple, smart way to stop diabetic neuropathy symptoms is to stop Type-2 Diabetes in its tracks! As the ADA and the CDC will tell you, it can be done without drugs -- and it is even more effective without them!

Those who settle for taking the path the pharmaceutical industry has laid out for them -- even though it is an open secret that the disease can fairly easily be reversed -- guarantees the patient will come to a bad end. Most seem to accept this and commiserate with other diabetics, while too many continue to eat and drink in the ways that made them diabetic.

If you want to prevent diabetes and the neuropathy that comes with it, you must change your diet and lifestyle to a healthy one.

When You Discover You Are Pre-Diabetic Is When to Prevent Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms

A wise course of action is to attack the disease at its roots, which lie in insulin resistance. This can be improved by the patient -- at home, without the dubious "help" of pharmaceutical drugs.

This is the course of treatment often recommended when pre-diabetes is the diagnosis. The American Diabetes Association suggests trying lifestyle intervention first to see if blood sugars can be controlled by asking the patient to lose weight, take up a regular moderate exercise regimen, quit smoking if necessary, limit alcohol intake, and eat a healthier diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and whole grains, with less emphasis on meat, especially processed meats containing nitrates. These are all pretty standard health recommendations -- and all are easy to fudge, leading to the necessity of beginning the patient on an oral medication, such as Metformin.

This backsliding by the patient leads to deeply ingrained cynicism by the physician, which I understand. But, looked at from a distance, can you see that this can facilitate a "self-fulfilling prophecy"? The doctor has been through this before with so many other patients, he or she may come to expect the patient is going to not comply with the diet-and-exercise-quit-smoking prescription, so he just starts the patient on Metformin to expedite the process.

Nevertheless, this just enables the patient's lack of personal responsibility. He or she continues to eat the same foods that made them diabetic because now, they have his med that they think is taking care of the problem of too much blood sugar for them. And, so it goes.

What the doctor expected, he gets.

If the patient knew they had no "safety net" under them to catch them when they fell off the wagon, cheated on their doctors diet and exercise instructions, then -- in most cases -- they would be more compliant.

I think people need to suffer the natural consequences of their behavior if they are going to really learn anything. Yes, we may lose a few in this way of doing things, but people need a firm course of action laid out for them -- and if they don't follow it, the responsibility for that is on them. That may seem harsh, but I believe if we keep facilitating weakness, we get more of it. Just look around modern America for confirmation of this.

This is why we have so much diabesity in the U.S.A -- because doctors and the pharmaceutical industry enable it and know they will be financially well-rewarded for it.

As Dr. Joel Wallach likes to say, "These medical doctors are using the Medicare/Medicaid system as an ATM machine for their personal use." See THIS.

Now, for Some Good News About Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms

Even though diabetic neuropathy symptoms may begin only after years of damage to the body's nerves due to untreated high blood sugar levels, much of the damage -- if not all of it -- can be reversed by bring the blood sugar under control by natural methods, according to two doctors with a lot of experience in treating diabetes and neuropathy.

Here is an article that can give you a doctor's opinion that fleshes out and supports what I have been trying to say.

One point not recognized by most of the medical community is the fact that a discovery made in 1959 making it possible to cure diabetes in lab rats, can also help support improved insulin effectiveness in humans and thus, negate diabetes symptoms.

Here is an article in elaborating on the importance of this overlooked discovery.

This is a key piece of information that could make it possible for millions of pre-diabetics to lose the weight they need to lose to prevent becoming full-blown type-2 diabetics. I feel it should be supported by a healthy diet and moderate exercise, but these are not the essential component in this weight-loss and diabetes-prevention plan.

Perhaps this discovery was never given much attention by the pharmaceutical companies because they saw no way there could patent a couple of natural minerals -- chromium and vanadium --and reap the huge, patent-protected, profit margins they prefer. Whatever the reason, the fact is that this discovery remains buried after a brief flurry of interest in the late 1970s and early 80s.

One physician has been using a supplement composed of these and other minerals and herbs to effectively reverse diabetes symptoms and the diabetic neuropathy symptoms that accompanied them. His name is Dr. Joel Wallach.

So, there are several methods for regaining control of one's own metabolism, so as to prevent and even reverse the symptoms of both diabetes and diabetic neuropathy that sooner or later comes with it.

Many Americans and others around the world are cheating themselves by believing that their doctor can cure or remedy their diabetic neuropathy without their help. This belief that a pill or an injection can allow us to go on eating and living in ways that promote the sickness we call diabetes is at the root of our growing, unmanageable public health crisis of devastating proportions.

Wise patients, newly diagnosed, would do well to take the control of their health back into their own hands, change their diet, get physically active, and supplement their diet with the minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients that scientific research recommends.

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    • Paul Kemp profile imageAUTHOR

      Paul Kemp 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, purnasrinivas, for that information. I have wondered how much of India's diabetes is Type-1, which is though by some to be caused by giving milk or other solid food too early to the child, whose digestive system is not ready. This causes an autoimmune reaction that destroys the insulin-producing area of the pancreas. Any thought on this?

      In the USA, most of the diabetes is -- by far -- Type-2. What is the percentage in India?

      Unfortunately, it seems to be a trend to look down on the simple but healthful foods that were consumed when nations were less prosperous. Refined foods lose much of the vitamins and fiber, leaving them rapidly digestible into sugars. I appreciate your analysis.

      Many health conscious people in the U.S. are turning back to whole grains like millet, quinoa, amaranth, and away from wheat and other glutinous grains.

    • purnasrinivas profile image


      6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi, Paul Kemp, It is very much true the currently the rate of diabetes is very high in India. The reasons for this are many but some of these, vital according to my point of view, are:

      In the good olden days people in India used to consume more of millets locally called Ragi, Jowar, Bajra etc. These were the source of complex carbohydrates and used to suppress the appetite for a long duration of period. Now the govt policies have changed and only food grains like rice and wheat and other cash crops are encouraged. As a result consumption of those healthy millets has become negligible.

      Secondly, change in lifestyle habits. People in India are becoming increasingly habituated to the machine life and sedentary jobs. Many people still do not understand the importance of daily exercise.

      Thirdly, consumption of rich foods (rich in oils, sugar, salt, etc) has become very high in a large section of people. Whereas some who are economically poor are deprived of the bare minimum requirements also. These changes altogether created a situation where diabetes and related diseases have greatly increased in India.

    • Paul Kemp profile imageAUTHOR

      Paul Kemp 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, purnasrinivas, for your comment. I understand India has a very high rate of diabetes. I plan to cover this in a future Hub. I welcome your input on why this is.

    • purnasrinivas profile image


      6 years ago from Bangalore

      An interesting hub. Thanks for the information.


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