Thursday, July 30, 2015

Diabetes and Cancer Similarities

Although cancer is an entirely different disease than Type 2 diabetes, there are some similarities between these two diseases. Here are some of those similarities:

Risk factors: Poor diet, lifestyle, ethnicity.

Nutrient deficiencies: Vitamin D, Vitamin C.

Blood cells affected: Diabetes affects red blood cells; cancer affects white blood cells.

Immune system weakened: More frequent infections.
  
Acidic environment inside body: Allows disease to easily spread.

Fatigue: Diabetes blocks glucose entry into cells so cells can't produce ATP. Cancer cells consume most of the glucose, starving the non-cancerous cells.

Nutritional needs: Both diseases require superior nutrition to fight the disease and change the body's acidic environment.

Blood glucose control is important for both diseases. Ideally, your average fasting blood glucose should be 80 to 99 mg/dL.

Inflammation: at the cellular level fuels both diseases and causes major cellular damage.

Damage to multiple organs.

Cellular healing slowed down or prevented.

Alternative treatments not recognized or supported.*

*Author's Note: During my recovery from a near-death diabetic coma, my endocrinologist told that nutrition is not powerful enough to manage and control my diabetes. My endocrinologist told me that it would be impossible for me to wean off the 4 daily insulin shots. In fact, he said, that within a few years, I would be taking more insulin than the 60-70 units of Humalog and Lantus that I was currently.

After I changed my diet and weaned off the insulin, my endocrinologist told me that I was in denial and that I would be back on insulin within 3 months ... That was over 10 years ago ...

FYI: Here is a video of me talking about my endocrinologist and his belief that I was in denial of my diabetes:











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