Diabetes Detection

| August 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most “diabetics” have no idea they have diabetes.  The current classification of diabetes does not diagnose the condition until after years of damage has been done.  Using fasting blood sugar to detect diabetes is like putting you fire alarm in your neighbor’s home.  By the time the alarm goes off, your home already has significant damage.

Diabetes should be classified in stages.  Stage 1 being an elevated hemoglobin A1c (Above 5.2) with no evidence of inflammation or damage from inflammation.  Stage 2 should be designated as an elevated hemoglobin A1c with evidence of inflammation without evidence of tissue damage.  Stage 3 should be the forgoing plus evidenced tissue damage.  Stage 4 should include severe tissue damage that causes amputations, liver/kidney failure, blindness etc.

Had this patient been alerted when her hemoglobin A1c was 5.2, her kidneys could have been saved.  Red spots on the tummy (cherry hemangiomas), skin tags, oral Candida, darkened skin, loss of eyebrows, excess arm “fat”, and dry patches on elbows/knees are all red flags for elevated blood sugar. Elevated blood sugar fertilizes critter overgrowth.  Critter overgrowth precipitates inflammation from the immune system.  Inflammation can gradually destroy tissue in the blood vessels, eyes, liver, kidneys and the brain.  Sooooo, diabetics will have more “heart attacks”, blindness, kidney failure and Alzheimer’s.

These conditions are preventable if steps are taken in stage one.  If your hemoglobin A1c is 5.2 or above, it is time change to a BALi type eating plan to reduce blood sugar.  Should also have your TSH checked.  Blood sugar goes up as thyroid levels go down.  A TSH above 1.0 warrants an evaluation by someone trained to detect early hypothyroidism.  This is usually not an endocrinologist.

Diabetes is epidemic in the Mexican American population, especially women.  Of the 10 people in this dialysis unit, 5 were Mexican women.  Dialysis centers have become franchise cash cows.  Dialysis further complicates the condition by further lowering thyroid function.  Because kidneys produce the hormone vitamin D3, dialysis patients are usually deficient in vitamin D.  The hypothyroidism and vitamin D deficiencies make these patients more vulnerable to infections.

 

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Category: Blood Sugar, General Health

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