Better Body Chemistry

for type 2 diabetics

Quick summary of the science :

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by persistently high glucose levels in the blood, primarily due to the body’s cells becoming resistant to insulin. Despite the pancreas producing insulin, affected cells fail to respond effectively, leading to its continuous high presence of insulin in the blood : morning, noon and night. This insulin resistance disrupts normal glucose metabolism.

The dangers of consistently high blood sugar levels are profound, leading to various complications such as cardiovascular disease, kidney damage, and nerve dysfunction. Over time, uncontrolled glucose can damage blood vessels and nerves, affecting nearly every organ system in the body. Therefore, maintaining blood sugar levels within a tight, controlled range is vital for creating BETTER BODY CHEMISTRY and BETTER HEALTH.

Liver cooking up a storm with a tired muscle watching on

What causes fasting hyperglycemia ?

In the middle of the night, muscles aren’t busy and the brain is taking it easy, so when your liver makes sugar, it has nowhere to go, giving you fasting hyperglycemia

Sugar poking holes in the glycocalyx

Blood vessels clog up when they become sticky

A special non-stick layer, known as the glycocalyx, prevents things from sticking to the sides of blood vessels. When it’s not there, atherosclerosis happens

Iron molecules playing on pancreas

Turning down an iron pump – irons out diabetes

When an iron pump in the pancreas runs full steam for too long, beta cells die and diabetes begins. Turning the pump down, is enough to stop diabetes.

Metformin sitting on a suitcase which has vitamin B12 squished in it

Metformin is not always the superhero for diabetic patients

Diabetes results in nerve and blood vessel damage. Too little vitamin B12 results in nerve damage and vascular complications. Metformin chews vit B12. Coincidence ?

Two enterocytes chatting whilst sucking on lollies

Diabetic guts don’t taste sugar

Traditionally the pancreas is blamed for the malfunction, but is it really too blame ? Maybe the trouble starts because the gut cells can’t taste sugar

Man with his belly on fire

That big belly of yours is on fire if you have type 2 diabetes

A big portion of that belly is filled with rather unhappy fat cells but tucked in among the fat cells are lots of macrophages. The macrophages are the problem

Scientist documenting sugar spikes

Getting personal about sugar spikes

The sugar spike caused by the food you eat, has very little to do with the food per se, it’s got more to do with you and who you’re living with

A bacteria hiding behind cells covered in sugar causing an armed T cell to not be able to see it

Why infections are difficult to overcome in diabetics

Faced with an excess of sugar, it becomes increasingly difficult to spot the wrong sugars so invaders manage to slip under the radar and cause lots of mischief.

Red blood cell delivering food to a hungry nerve

Nervous breakdowns in diabetics start with dispirited blood vessels

Nerve restoration is a three step process, beginning with building blood vessels to bring in the supplies. No blood vessels, no supplies, broken nerves

Blood vessel being shredded by sugar molecules

Broken blood vessels are the real problem in lifestyle disease

Cardiovascular disease is about heart problems and diabetes is about sugar problems and the pancreas – right. Wrong, faulty blood vessels are the real problem.

Fat man in his underpants  wearing a heart cape

Diabetics should dump the baby aspirin since it’s not enough to prevent cardiovascular disease

Low dose aspirin does not prevent cardiovascular disease in diabetics, to get the benefits as a diabetic you need to up the dose

Brown fat cell chomping on sugars

You should burn sugar when you get out of bed – do you ?

Every morning, just before dawn, brown fat cells burn sugar, to warm you up. They’ll do it, even if you’re insulin resistant, as long as they’re there

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