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

Just the fact that a doctor (Peter Attia) is asking this question is very promising. The problem is, that it seems to be one of the very few ones with this attitude: a combination of humility, profound respect for the life of his patients and curiosity and an open mind to question the dogma. I loved this TED Talk and I can imagine you will as well. Peter Attia just gave me hope again, that one day the medical community will embrace an attitude similar to this one. He is dedicating his life now to find out what’s the connection between obesity and insulin resistance (and therefore type 2 diabetes as well) You can find more about Peter Attia at The Eating Academy, and at the Nutrition Science Initiative. And here the video. Prepare some tissues for the end!

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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

Spinach gratin with egg Serves 4 This spinach gratin recipe is very easy to prepare and it’s great for dinner since you can cook it very fast and has very few carbohydrates. Furthermore, eggs contain lecithin which helps to break the fatty acids chains in the liver, improving sugar metabolism. Ingredients 500 g of cooked spinach (2 minutes) 100 g of finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons of cream 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 eggs Salt to your taste Whole wheat toast (optional) Instructions Turn the oven to 180 º C. Saute the onion with olive oil. When transparent add the spinach well drained, saute one minute and turn off heat. Add the cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix well. Spread four small trays suitable for oven with olive oil. Distribute the cooked spinach, make a hole in the middle of […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2013

Continuing with this new section I’ve added to this website dedicated to scientific advances to cure diabetes, I will write today about an amazing news from February 2013. The research is being carried out by researchers from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Center for Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy (CBATEG) in Bellaterra, Ciber network for metabolic diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Philadelphia, to try to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Apparently these researchers were able to completely cure type 1 diabetes in dogs by a single gene therapy session. It’s something they had already achieved with mice a few years ago, but now they wanted to apply it to larger animals, and the result has been positively pleasant. Four years ago a viral vector with curing genes was administered to diabetic dogs whose pancreas were not working. After four years […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2013

The last 12 months I have been very busy writting my first book, which has been recently been published in spanish (one of my mother languages). It’s a 200 pages summary of 15 years of research, experiences, treatments, diets, natural herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc. that either I tested myself or that many people tested them successfully to control or even reverse their diabetes. It has been very hard but at the same time I enjoyed every step of the process. And today I want to write about one of the chapters included in my book: scientific research towards finding a cure for diabetes. Actually, I’ll open a new section on this website called “Diabetes research” where I will be adding some of the studies I write about on the book and new research that may appear on media. At the time I was writing that chapter there were more than […]

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Just in case you didn’t heard about the one million ex-diabetics campaign organized by Jim Healthy, I wanted to write a quick shout out for you. What is the 1 million ex-diabetics (“1MILX”) campaign? Type 2 diabetes is the fastest-spreading medical condition on the planet today – and the largest financial burden on the world’s health care systems. Currently, at least 10 percent of the world’s population has been diagnosed with this condition. But the scarier statistic is that three times as many people are walking around with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes unaware. Even worse: Type 2 is now attacking children in unprecedented numbers (this used to be an adults-only condition.) This explosion of Type 2 among children is the reason why some experts afirm that kids born after the year 2000 will be the first generation in the history of humanity to have a shorter lifespan than their parents. That’s […]

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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 ❘ 2012

Today, November 14, as many of you may know, the calendar marks the World Diabetes Day. It is a day in which people and organizations try to raise awareness of the problem of diabetes and organize many activities around the world to prevent and control the disease through information, testing blood sugar to detect in time if you have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, fundrising marathons, etc. Although all these activities are ok and have to be done, from my point of view, there is very little emphasis in curing diabetes. According to my perception (and other sources researching on funding to diabetes causes), 95% of the effort is spent on prevention and control, and almost nothing to try to eliminate the disease. I guess this big mismatch is because “modern” medicine considers diabetes an incurable disease. What would happen if we would adjust that proportion to 50% in control and […]

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I just stumbled upon a great video that explains in a very simple way why type 1 and type 2 diabetes occur. It helps you have a mental picture of what’s happening in your body when your pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the insulin receptors are desensitized. I already knew how this works, but I thought that many people with diabetes still don’t know it, and this is the simplest way I found to explain it. The video is called “Glucose Insulin and Diabetes: The basics of Type I and Type II diabetes”. Kudos to the auhtor of this video!    

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By Charlie G ❘ 2012

Some weeks ago I purchased the book “The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle” by Franklin House, M.D., Stuart A. Seale, M.D. and Ian Blake Newman and recently finished reading it. Since my last review seems to have helped many people, I wanted to review this one as well in hopes of helping improve even more people’s lives. Both books have basically the same title or message but approach the diabetes treatment from different perspectives (although in many aspects they agree). The basic difference between “The 30 Day Diabetes Cure” by Dr. Ripich and this book is that the first allows you to eat meat, milk, eggs etc. while this one reviewed here is based on a plant based diet (vegetarian). Both are backed up by research and present convincing arguments. And both of them are getting excellent results, such as getting diabetics off drugs (or reducing them) and improving outstandingly their overall health. […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2012

As you already probably know, exercise is one of the 3 main pillars to control and treat diabetes (the other two being the diet and insulin or other meds, depending on each case). While physicians generally consider insulin/meds as the most important pillar, alternative approaches to deal with diabetes stress the right diet and regular exercise. It always shocks me to hear people say, after years of having been diagnosed with diabetes, that they do not exercise regularly because no one ever explained to them how important this is to manage blood sugar levels and health in general. My explanation is that either doctors trust in drugs too much and recommend them too often or these people with diabetes didn’t want to hear the part about the importance of exercise when their doctor explained it to them. But that much is clear: Exercise is so important for diabetics, that docs should ask […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2012

Following with my series of posts dedicated to the people new to the diabetes world, this time I wanted to write about the most typical diabetes symptoms. This doesn’t necessarily mean that if you are having one of these symptoms you have diabetes. But, specially if you are experiencing several of these symptoms at the same time, you could decide to visit your physician just to check. If your doc does mention the word “diabetes” don’t panic (I know it’s easier said than done). I remember when I was told that I had diabetes. I didn’t know anything about it and was completely lost. Now, almost 14 years later and a lot of research and experimenting different treatments, I feel I know a lot about the topic and confident that I can control this diabetes. I post all I know and experience here in this blog, so that people like […]

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Recently I realized, that people visiting this blog come from different backgrounds and are in very different stages regarding of how long they’ve had diabetes and how much do they know about it. So, what for some of us may seem basics, for other recently diagnosed may be essential to know. That’s why I decided to put together a list of the most common terms and vocabulary related to diabetes that you’ll find over and over again during your years with diabetes. I’ll try to define the terms as clearly and shortly as possible so that anyone can understand it. I classified them into several categories to be easier to access, as well as sorted alphabetically. If you happen to stumble upon a term or jargon not listed here, please let me know it in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to find the answer and add it […]

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