While insulin is useful and a necessary hormone responsible for driving blood sugar into cells where it can be burned for energy, too much insulin can be deadly. Insulin is also a powerful growth factor. As a healthy adult there is a limited need for more growth factors. Excessive growth factor production can trigger cell replication in places it isn't wanted or needed. Too much insulin and growth factors are linked to cancer where unregulated cellular reproduction can produce deadly malignancies. It also plays a role in the thickening and poor responsiveness of smooth muscle cells which line the arterial walls and contribute to cardiovascular disease. Excessive insulin production is the result of "insulin resistance" or pre-diabetes. High insulin levels are associated with an approximate 37% increase of dying from cancer whether or not you even have diabetes.
Something I did not know is that most anti diabetic drugs aim to ONLY drive blood sugar levels lower while having NO EFFECT on your insulin levels. Other drugs actually increase your insulin production in an attempt to again lower your blood glucose levels. Human studies have shown that (transflucosidase has a positive effect in lowering excess insulin over time. In one study patients who already had diabetes and elevated insulin levels, after 12 weeks of transglucosidase supplementation led to significant drops in insulin concentration overall.
STEPS TO CONSIDER:
A broad, comprehensive approach could be:
- It makes sense to me to alter one's diet so as to dramatically reduce the amount of refined carbohydrates which turn into simple sugars quickly in the digestive track. In other words, take action to dramatically reduce the consumption of refined carbohydrates and empty calorie foods at the source ........your mouth and fork and spoon.
- Walk at least 1/2 hour or more every day - alternate walking at your normal pace with short intensive bouts of walking as fast as you can
- If you are able, do some weight resistance exercise such as squats with the weights, pull ups, chin ups, push ups, biking etc. every other day.
- Stop drinking carbonated sodas whether diet or regular - they are bad for your PH and the regular sodas are a source of empty calories and concentrated excessive amounts of sugar. If your PH is acidic that causes inflammation which is strongly linked to dozens of diseases including, but not limited to Type 2 Diabetes.
- Purchase a supplement containing adequate amounts of transglucosidase and take a capsule before your heaviest meal of the day or any starchy meal. (SEE my last post on two sources of supplements available with this critical enzyme) I recommend Life Extension Magazine's supplement for best potency and pricing.
- Make a conscious effort to get more soluble and insoluble fiber in your diet, especially with any carbohydrate or starchy meal. This should total 20 to 35 grams of fiber per day. MOST of us NEED more FIBER.
- Consider taking a high potency broad spectrum multivitamin/mineral supplement
- IN addition to that supplement consider also taking: Olive leaf extract, Testofen if your testosterone levels are low, tart cherry caps (for inflammation), pycogenol, CQ10 (especially if you are on any statin or cholesterol lowering drugs), a better product to lower cholesterol and trigycerides would be (CHOLESLO), Taurine caps, Milk thistle for your liver, a B-compex vitamin, Magnesium-L-Threonate, and a daily Kelp tablet for iodine
- LINK on Pycogenol and its benefits:
- In addition I would strongly consider purchasing a Vita Mixer (or similar machine) and learn to make and drink a green smoothies every day for your body's interstitial fluid PH.
- Lastly I would consider a complex pro-biotic and/OR perhaps learn how to make water kefir (very inexpensive) and also good for your PH, lowering inflammation and your overall digestive health.
Sounds somewhat expensive and a lot of work and things to remember. That being said, having your legs amputated, going blind, getting cancer, heart attacks, diabetic neuropathy etc. is a little confusing, expensive and inconvenient also.
For the record, I have no personal connection to and do not derive any income from your purchase of any of these supplements and products. I also have NO formal medical training. I am just a guy with type 2 diabetes who is interested in living a long time and getting the most quality out of life that I can.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.