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NEW DIABETES TYPE I & II RESEARCH

Posted by James [2174.8095] on September 28, 2009 at 11:01:27:

Some patients with Type I diabetes have been found to have a genetic alteration called Monogenic Mutation. For people who test positive for this researching is showing they can switch from injections to Type II oral medications. If you have or know someone with Type I this could be a very important test.

I was also reading that research is discovering more on the brains part in diabetes where it was once focused on autoimmune conditions.

Here is some additional research:

Patients with diabetes, particularly type 2, can keep their illness in check by reducing allostatic load and engaging in conscious relaxation on a daily basis. Stress raises the body's levels of Cortisol and epinephrine and, via those hormones, the amount of glucose in the blood. Because diabetics cannot make enough insulin to metabolize the raised sugar levels, the any additional stress released sugar stays high long after the Stress has ended.

This link to allostatic load in the development of or the exacerbation of diabetes is an important finding for physicians and their patients

Dr. Richard Surwit


(You may also wish to read his book for more information) The Mind-Body Diabetes Revolution




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Re: NEW DIABETES TYPE I & II RESEARCH -- Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.7902] on September 28, 2009 at 15:44:11:

In Reply to: NEW DIABETES TYPE I & II RESEARCH posted by James [2174.8095] on September 28, 2009 at 11:01:27:

Thanks, James.

One more step in the direction of whole mind/body integrated health care. EXACTLY what we holistic types have been preaching for at least 50 years.

Walt


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Re: NEW DIABETES TYPE I & II RESEARCH

Posted by samm [1003.2765] on September 29, 2009 at 09:45:27:

In Reply to: NEW DIABETES TYPE I & II RESEARCH posted by James [2174.8095] on September 28, 2009 at 11:01:27:

one ADA book states that stress raises the blood sugar in type 2, but lowers it in type 1. Of course, when a type 1 goes too low, their liver kicks in and raises the blood sugar. The distinction is important in home monitoring, catching a low when stressed and treating it with food before it can cause a liver induced high.


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Re: NEW DIABETES TYPE I & II RESEARCH

Posted by CT [13099.8028] on September 29, 2009 at 16:44:23:

In Reply to: Re: NEW DIABETES TYPE I & II RESEARCH posted by samm [1003.2765] on September 29, 2009 at 09:45:27:

Well said samm. I know a Type 1 (daily insulin injections) who accompanied me to hospital under very stressful conditions. He ended up being wheeled in to see a doc. Stress caused his blood sugar to go too low and ended up in A&E himself.


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