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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #1:

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Know the “TRUE” Blood Sugar/Blood Glucose Ranges!   Lab testing ranges are EXTREMELY BROAD! From a medical standpoint, normal blood glucose levels have a broad range of 70 to 105, while functional or optimal blood glucose level ranges are 85 to 99.  According to the American Diabetic Association, a blood sugar level reading of 106 to 126 is termed “insulin…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #2:

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Insulin is not the ultimate “CURE” that everyone thinks it is…READ ON!   Insulin is not the “answer” to type 2 diabetes because insulin causes inflammation which is not good if you are a diabetic.  When you inject insulin, you are basically injecting yourself with inflammation which is a HUGE risk factor for stroke and a heart attack!  By injecting…

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Diabetes Treatment Success #3:

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The Truth about HgbA1C!   HgbA1C is considered the “best” marker of blood sugar level by many doctors.  Sugar is sticky both outside of the body AND inside of the body.  Red blood cells float around in the body for 3 months before they die off.  We can measure how much sugar the red blood cells have picked up by…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #4:

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It’s Not Just Your Pancreas! The pancreas is not the only organ that controls blood sugar. Many diabetes think that the pancreas is the sole organ involved with their diabetes because of insulin.  Remember that Insulin is inflammatory, it causes inflammation! The pancreas does make insulin— but…it’s not the only organ in your body that is vital in regards to your…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #5:

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Know the Side Effects of Metformin (Glucophage) !   Metformin has some serious side effects.  I am NOT telling you to stop taking the medication, I am telling you to be aware of what it is doing to your body. Side Effects of Metformin (aka.Glucophage) : MALAISE: 10%- 25% of people who take Glucophage just don’t feel well. They experience…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #6:

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GET YOUR THYROID TESTED…NOW!   I have treated thousands of diabetic patients over the years and I have yet to see a diabetic patient in which there thyroid wasn’t involved at some level!  Think about it, your thyroid controls your body metabolism, it HAS TO BE INVOLVED! Most likely, your M.D. has only ordered only one thyroid test, which is…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #7:

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You Could Have An Autoimmune Condition!   Autoimmunity is the hidden cause of diabetes for 25% of Type 2 diabetics! The “official” term is latent autoimmune diabetes mellitus of adults (LADA). An autoimmune condition is where your immune system is attacking a part of your body, and in your case, it is most likely attacking your adrenal gland and/or your…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #8:

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How to know if you are autoimmune! How do you know if you’re autoimmune?  How do you know if your immune system is attacking your body?  Well…in Success Secret #5, we talked about the fact that we run tests, specifically TPO and TGB antibodies, to see if you have an autoimmune thyroid or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, along with the immune panels….

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #9:

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Know the Autoimmune Triggers! One of the most common questions I get is…”How did I develop this autoimmune condition?” Well…it’s pretty much genetics and the environment.  It’s a matter of what came first, the chicken or the egg?  We all know that genetically, you may be at risk for developing certain problems and/or conditions.  If your mom had a thyroid…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #10:

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HORMONES! The regulation of hormones plays an important role in your health.  For example, Prolactin is a hormone that’s made by your pituitary gland.  High levels of prolactin suppress TSH or Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone.  Prolactin is balanced by progesterone and dopamine, so when people have a dopamine deficiency, or progesterone deficiency, their prolactin will increase, and that will decrease the function…

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