Dr. John Talks about the American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Dr.John talks about the American Diabetes Association and Type 2 diabetes care.

This week I will be focusing on American Diabetes Association and Type 2 diabetes care. Watch this short video and read more below.

In Type 1 diabetes,  insulin is needed and the dose is adjusted to maintain the quality of life and prevent complications from both low and high blood sugar. 

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a nonprofit volunteer organization founded in 1939 to educate the public about the prevention and treatment of diabetes, based on the benefits of insulin treatment seen in children with Type 1 diabetes. 

In Type 2 diabetes, accounting for 90% of diabetic cases in the world today, the treatment objective is to prevent the excess cardiovascular complications associated with this condition.

Endocrinologists claim that high blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes comes from three cell types  – muscle, fat, and liver – resisting insulin’s signal. But, this theory was never proven.  No logic was ever given for why millions of cells simultaneously resist insulin, what mechanism they use to suddenly become resistant, nor is there any direct measurement of the degree of resistance.  The American Diabetes Association even admits that no one knows why insulin resistance occurs and “No medications are specifically approved to treat insulin resistance”. Yet, ADA  promotes the use of insulin and its analogs to treat Type 2 diabetes.

But,  even if blood sugar is controlled with insulin, the chance of kidney damage is 50%, vision failure is 25% and Type 2 diabetic patients still have a higher incidence of cardiovascular events compared to those who do not have diabetes. In addition, there is the added complication of low blood sugar known as hypoglycemia and its potentially severe complications. 

The ADA  should be an advocate for all diabetic patients and demand that endocrinologists show proof of long-term benefits for Type 2 diabetic patients to justify the use of insulin to control blood glucose levels. 

I suggest that before you make another donation, get answers from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). 

1 out of every $4 in healthcare costs in the US is to care for diabetic patients.  One in 10 adults has diabetes and 1 in 4 over the age of 65. The real reason for Type 2 diabetes is that a normal body mechanism goes haywire–cells burning fatty acids rather than glucose– and this can explain how high blood sugar occurs. The ultimate cause of this “fatty acid burn switch” is our modern diet full of grains and grain flour products.  This explains why Type 2 diabetes is increasing throughout the world. It is not as if humans are evolving to become insulin resistant.  The only commonality among so many cultures is in the increasing amount of food we eat containing grains and grain flour. American Indians did not have diabetes until they were moved to reservations and began eating Western foods, as their ancestral diet had no cultivated grains. By reducing the intake of grain-based foods, every person with Type 2 diabetes can get control of his/her blood glucose level. An English doctor was just written about in the Guardian for having his patients change their diets and 77% reversed their Type 2 diabetes in one year. 

As mentioned above, insulin treatment does not even work very well to prevent complications of Type 2 diabetes. 80 years ago endocrinologists justified using insulin to control blood sugar based on results seen in children with Type 1 diabetes. But Type 2 diabetes is a completely different disease. 

Therefore, in order to reduce your chance of developing biological complications due to too much sodium in the body, I recommend, reducing the intake of dietary salt to one-half of what you are consuming today.

Don’t let Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes control your life – start a delicious new journey to a healthier, happier you today! 

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Filled with tons of easy-to-make meals and encourages enjoyable meal planning for moms like me. I highly recommend this book to diabetics and families trying to live and eat healthily. —Maria Chalissery, M.Sc., Diet Technician

If you are looking for ways to improve your health and add more zing to your meals, these recipes are exactly what you need. —Jyoti Veeramoney, Chef, Certified Yoga Instructor 

These exercises are great because they focus on dynamic movement that improves joint range of motion and flexibility. They require no equipment, build core strength and stabilization, and incorporate movements that can correct posture, which can decrease the risk of falling. —Sophia LaValle, NASM Certified Personal Trainer

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