My Diabetes

In this section you can find the articles I have written about my diabetes in particular. That is, experiences, thoughts, statistics, results of my experiments with diets and treatments for my type 1 diabetes,…

This is chapter 12 of my book “DIABETES. A world of possibilities”, which I’m publishing here for free. You can access all chapters of the book published until now here. “All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates You have probably already heard that our gut is our second brain. If the brain is our main control center, having a second brain indicates the importance of the gut to our health. The gut is the first line of defense of our immune system, since the digestive system represents almost the only access point to the human body and, therefore, the main road for viruses and germs looking to enter the body and blood. To combat this, our digestive system begins, when we are born, with a wall of defenses, such as enzymes and good bacteria, to fight the bad bacteria via a defense wall that should only be permeable to molecules having […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2013

This is chapter 1 of my book “DIABETES. A world of possibilities”, which I’m publishing here for free. You can access all the chapters here. 1998 was a rather stressful year for me (although at that time I didn’t perceived it as stressful). I was 23 years old, in the last year of college. In the afternoons, I worked at the computer room of the university to pay the cost of my studies. The last few weeks of the course, I also had to study for finals. I did perceive those last weeks as more stressful. I remember that, from the date of the finals until prom, there were two or three weeks inbetween. During those days, I was at my parents‘ house while looking for a job, at least for that summer. I think I was worried that I wouldn’t like my first job after university or that I […]

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This is the first part of my book “DIABETES. A world of possibilities”, which I’m publishing here for free. You can access all the chapters here. It’s seven in the evening, and I’m on my way home after a long day working in the office, located an hour away. I try to take advantage of the time in the train reading a magazine or checking my emails on the smartphone in order to have it done when I get home. But something will not let me continue with the task. My eyes are closing, as if they weigh 20 pounds each. I try to keep them open, because I want to use that time. My body is stronger, and wins. I close the magazine or turn off the phone, and I surrender to the demands of my body. I close my eyes all the way to the station. When I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2013

20th June marked 15 years since I was hospitalized and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. On the one hand, it seems like yesterday. On the other hand, it seems long ago, as if it had happened to another person. It seems as if the young person I was (23 years old) when I made my debut was quite different from the person that I am today. And indeed, I’m quite different. I want to take this opportunity to do a little summary of the past 15 years and give you an update about my diabetes, what I’m doing, and the results I’m getting. From young, insecure man to parent and author I have several theories as to what caused my diabetes. Although I’m not one hundred percent sure which one was the trigger, I have an intuition that makes me believe quite securely in one or two of these hypotheses […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2013

Review of The Matrix Assessment Profile showing you how to finally address the root cause of your chronic symptoms from type 2 Diabetes, naturally Whenever I find someone focusing on the root cause of a disease, I start to pay attention… and you should too! In this article, I will take you through what The Matrix Assessment Profile is, and how it can help you finally put an end to your diabetes symptoms naturally. Not long ago I attended a webinar that told me all about The Matrix Assessment Profile (MAP) treatment for diabetes. I got hooked up and stayed until the end of the webinar. What I heard was very different to what we usually hear from doctors. The MAP is aiming at discovery of the root cause of your Type 2 Diabetes symptoms instead of just managing the symptoms of diabetes and its medications. What is causing your […]

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I just watched a video of a doctor talking about a recent case of a child with type 1 diabetes that has caught my attention. After watching the video I looked for more information and I found the study published in PubMed on June 21, 2012 that reports about this case. It is the case of a 6 years old child who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Although he was also checked against celiac disease, to see if he was allergic or intolerant to gluten (since type 1 diabetes and celiac disease are related), the results were negative. That is, he was not celiac. Even knowing that, two or three weeks after diagnosis he began a gluten free diet that allowed him to go without needing insulin. At the beginning of the gluten-free diet, his HbA1c was 7.8% and stabilized at 5.8% -6% without insulin. His fasting blood glucose […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2011

We are again at this time of year, when everyone seems a bit more aware about diabetes and there are plenty good intentions. The truth is that many people are honestly and sincerely devoting their time and motivation to make life more bearable for those with diabetes. I take my hat off to those people. To whom I don’t take my hat off is to the companies or organizations that are apparently promoting (with words and advertising campaigns) the cure of diabetes, but in reality make it impossible for a cure to go public. That strikes me as the worst hypocrisy. But anyway, I didn’t want to talk about that, but what awaits me in this next “diabetic year”. It’s funny that just today, the World Diabetes Day I got in touch with a German doctor who claims to have patented a treatment to cure type 1 diabetes. I have […]

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As a follow up to my recent blog post titled “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure Review” I wanted to give some extra insight into what can you expect from this book and from this diet/plan. Therefore, I asked someone in the sales team of this book if I could use some of the information revealed in the book in my blog. They agreed, so here you have and overview of what to expect from Dr. Ripich and Jim Healthy’s diabetes cure plan (I wrote it literally as it appears in the book.) I hope this encourages you, as it did with me, to give it a try. The 30-Day Diabetes Cure Structure: PHASE ONE: Blood Sugar “Boot Camp” “This is the strictest stage of the plan. During the first 10 days, you‘re going to go “cold turkey” off all the diabetes-causing foods, beverages, and bad habits that have been making you […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2011

After some years of research, trying and writing about all possible treatments to cure diabetes, I recently stumbled upon a magnific source of information for all of us, searching hopelessly for guidance and/or a therapy to heal our diabetes, be it type 1 or type 2. The book is called “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure” (The drug-free solution to America’s #1 health crisis), by Dr. Stefan Ripich, ND, CNP and Jim Healthy (America’s Health Coach) as co-author. In this post I’m going to review this book, explain what I like about it and what I don’t, and hope that this will help you decide whether you too want to give it a try or not. First of all, I don’t know about you, but I do care a lot about my health and the potential consequences of my diabetes. For many years (soon it will be 13 years since I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2011

In my nearly 13 years with type 1 diabetes I’ve tried many things, diets, therapies … without total success (which does not mean they couldn’t work for others.) I am convinced that each of us is different and what works for you may not work for another and vice versa. But my recent researches are leading me toward something that seems to be common to all, as it is on the biological basis of our body as a human species. I mean the glyconutrients. Many scientists believe that research on glyconutrients is the greatest advance in health and nutrition. Science, the world’s most popular magazine for researchers and scientists, dedicated one of his runs entirely on educating the medical and scientific community about Glyconutrients, Glycobiology and glycoscience (March 23, 2001 issue: Carbohydrates and Glycobiology) It also demonstrates the importance of the fact that 4 out of the last 9 Nobel […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2011

I hope all of you had a good end of year 2010 and that 2011 has started with all the energy, motivation and courage that you desire and deserve to improve your health or any other area of your lives. As I said in my previous article “World Without Diabetes Day” my new year resolution is to try some treatments or foods to help my body to regenerate and stay healthy. I decided to start by PXP Forte because I think in my case it can help a lot to my body to regenerate organs affected by diabetes and thereby reduce the need for external insulin. A few days ago I ordered the product and I have it at home and have been using it for the last 3 days. It is early to see changes, so if you’re interested stay tuned because I will publish any change that I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2010

It is November 14 again, known by many as World Diabetes Day. On this day, we try to join forces to inform the population about diabetes prevention and education. On one hand, I feel strongly about prevention, that is, educating people (particularly at risk for diabetes, but also in general) and taking actions like those carried out today may help somehow. On the other hand, what about the millions of people who already have diabetes? If you take a look at the statistics, it is entirely right to draw conclusions as: if medicine is supposed to advance (or so they say), then why are more people with diabetes? Perhaps medicine is moving in the wrong direction? Could it be that some companies/agencies are not interested in curing diabetes? And why those studying and researching alternative treatments for diabetes that are getting positive results are not allowed more space and freedom? […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

This time I would like to clarify something I’ve been receiving comments about. Attached is my answer to some of the people in this regard: “I’m not telling anyone to follow me in what I am doing to cure my diabetes. I’m just looking for the best methodology to give my body what it needs to recover, and I’m publicizing it through this website. Whatever I do, I do it because I research a lot about this subject (from many points of view, including the allopathic) and have found reliable sources of information that make sense to me. But that does not mean that it makes sense to others. And if this website has an effect on other people, I hope it is the effect of being more critical about traditional medicine and investigating in all possible directions to find an alternative to the one offered by the mainstream health […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Hello again. Those of you who have been following this blog for a while may wonder where I’ve been over the past months, since I haven’t written again about how the healing of my type 1 diabetes is going. The truth is that it’s been a few tough weeks, because I had to make a very hard decision. But as they say, better to make a decision (even a wrong one) than no decision at all. After a week drinking only vegetable juice, one day came when I could no longer even stand the smell of juice. My body reacted negatively to just the idea of drinking another glass of juice. I decided to listen to my body and went back to eating salads. Only this time nothing but salads. Another week went by and I was feeling increasingly weak, so it was time to make the tough decision. I […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Today I want to catch up and write about the most current events that I have experienced on the subject of the healing of my diabetes. Two weeks ago I decided to make a “juice fasting” for my body to focus even more on the task of cleaning, removing, regenerating and healing. The idea is that so the body can use all the energy saved for digestion to heal and purify. I started with a lot of energy, bought tons of vegetables to make juice and started to make combinations of vegetables. At first it is hard to get used to it, especially in the morning, to have vegetable juice for breakfast. The following days my body seemed to tolerate it better and it needed less insulin. Even some days I didn’t need fast acting insulin with my meals (or rather, drinks). But after a week, my body started giving […]

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