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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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #11:

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Anemias   What if the patient isn’t autoimmune? Since there are a small percentage of patients that are not autoimmune, what else could be causing the problem? Anemia is the answer!  Anemia in and of itself is a deal-breaker for nutritional support of any kind, including diabetic support, since anemia literally starves your body of oxygen. Oxygen is very important…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #12:

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Brain Function As I have mentioned in other secrets, brain function is extremely important in treating diabetes.  The brain controls every bodily function.  Your pituitary drives the thyroid gland.  It releases TSH.  The part of your brain called the hypothalamus drives the pituitary. Our brain needs two things to survive:  fuel and activation. Fuel is glucose and oxygen, which is…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #13:

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The evils of GLUTEN! Gluten is one of the biggest culprits in causing an autoimmune thyroid that I see in my office.  Therefore, it is EXTREMELY important to be tested properly for gluten sensitivity.  In our office, we run a food sensitivity test from a lab called Enterolab.  It is a lab test for sensitivity to gluten, milk, soy, egg…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #14:

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Vitamin D You always seem hear in the news that there’s some new vitamin to consider or new deficiency to consider, but when it comes to diabetes – it’s very important that patients are taking Vitamin D to help their immune system. Modern diets are lacking in Vitamin D rich foods.  What are Vitamin D rich foods?  Liver (To be…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #15:

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Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Healthy hormone production including the production depends on Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s).  You’ve probably heard about these nutrients; fish oil, flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil. In our diets, EFA’s can be found in cold water fish and in many raw, unprocessed nuts and seeds.  EFA’s not only contribute nutrients for hormones but…

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Diabetes Treatment Success Secret #16:

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PCOS—Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS is a common female hormone disorder.  It affects 5-10 percent of menstruating women, and it is one of the most common causes of infertility.  PCOS symptoms include the inability to lose weight, hair loss, fatigue after meals, numbness, hormone imbalances, and sugar cravings.  Do these symptoms sound familiar?  They sound like a diabetic patient, don’t they?…

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