By Linda Finch
Diabetes is a disease that claims more and more lives every day, but physicians tell us that it can go in remission, and patients can maintain normal blood sugar and need no medication. In fact, Columbia University reports that non- insulin dependent diabetes is cured in 80% of diabetic patients after weight loss.
Our cells need glucose (sugar). The cells have receptors (like a door) that have to be opened for the sugar to get into the cell. Insulin takes sugar from the blood to the cell, and opens the receptors. If the sugar can’t get in, it remains in the blood. When blood glucose rises higher than normal, and the body can’t control it, the result is diabetes.
Sugar in the blood stream causes inflammation, which increases the risk of blindness, infections, nerve damage, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, amputations, pain, and more. Insulin also promotes fat formation and retention, and increased inflammation. Healthy weight loss can reduce your risk of all of these diseases.
Can I eliminate or reduce medication and stop needing insulin, metformin, or other drugs? When a problem arises, we go to our doctors for a quick fix – a shot or a pill to “cure” us. Metformin, insulin, and other drugs used to control symptoms of diabetes do not cure it. Many of these treatments have dangerous side-effects. Phentermine and other amphetamines are addictive, are prescribed for a short time, and have many side effects. And the age-old advice of diet and exercise has done nothing to stop the growing epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
Weight loss at Earheart is different. Earheart is a physician prescribed treatment, not a diet. Patients have lost weight and normalized their blood sugar, with no negative side effects. The Earheart treatment helps empty the cells of sugar, and balance the blood levels.
Many diabetics are not able to achieve a normal blood sugar, even with medications. For example, Danny, a diabetic patient, began his Earheart treatment with an A1C of 9.7. His doctor could not achieve a normal blood sugar level, even with three medications. After only one treatment, and the loss of 43 pounds, he lowered his A1C to a normal 5.5, reducing his medications to only 1⁄4 of one medication. Reducing or eliminating medication for blood sugar is the norm at Earheart.
Doctors tell us to lose weight and exercise. Danny had tried everything, but he could not lose weight on his own. He was scheduled to have weight loss surgery when he found Earheart. Both Danny and his doctor are happy that surgery was not needed.
Many people try, but have given up and accepted obesity and poor health. Obesity and diabetes shorten one’s life. That is not OK! I would have given anything to have had 10 – 20 more years with my grandparents, and I am sure your children and grandchildren feel the same way. They need you to walk and play with them, to give them advice and love, and to be alive and healthy. And you can!
Earheart Healthy Weight Loss really works. It is a twelve-week treatment, with six weeks of weight loss and six weeks of returning to normal foods. Patients lose between 20 – 40 pounds in just one six- week treatment. You can continue treatments and lose 50, 100 pounds, or more, without hunger, typical loose skin, malnutrition, hair loss, or rebound weight gain that comes from dieting or surgery.
You gain the power to lose weight and keep it off at Earheart Healthy Weight Loss. Better health is easy, fast, and safe at Earheart. Pre-diabetics can avoid diabetes! Diabetics can find remission! Earheart patients are able to control their weight in the future, control their health, and change their lives.
A NEW WAY TO UNDERSTAND DIABETES
Stage 1 Diabetes (Pre-Diabetes)
When our cells have enough sugar, they protect themselves by locking the doors (receptors), and sugar is left in the blood. This is insulin resistance. The pancreas produces more insulin to try to get sugar safely stored in the cell. The cells react by locking more doors, and extra sugar is stored in fat cells. Eventually, the pancreas gets tired, makes less insulin, and sugar levels increase. Medicines help mask the symptoms, but do not reverse the risk of insulin dependent Type 2 diabetes. Eight to ten per cent of pre-diabetics become diabetics each year.
Stage 2 Diabetes (Diagnosed as Diabetic)
People with diabetes have high blood sugar because the sugar has nowhere to go, and remains in the blood stream. The pancreas becomes tired and damaged and is not producing enough insulin. The system is broken and drugs must be used to keep blood sugar balanced. Inflammation increases.
A 2011 study found that “people with diabetes were twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease within fifteen years.” If you are insulin resistant, you may not be able to break down amyloid, a protein that forms brain plaques. Atherosclerosis, which can cause blockages and strokes, is caused by oxidation and inflammation. The risk for further disease is high. Life span is shortened.
Stage 3 Diabetes – Damage to other organs and manifestation of additional disease
Blood glucose is no longer controlled by medicine. At this point, high blood sugar creates inflammation causes infection, and can lead to amputations, blindness, kidney failure, neuropathy, coronary artery disease, angina, heart attack, stroke, foot pain or damage, skin and mouth bacterial and fungal infections, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
Stage 4 Diabetes – No longer reversible or treatable
The damage and subsequent disease caused by high blood sugar has damaged organs to the point that death is expected, and treatment is no longer effective.