Recommendations

In this section I include articles I’ve written about something I recommend because I think it can be interesting for many people affected by diabetes or who are interested in health issues and live healthier.

This is chapter 13 (part II) 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. There are a variety of diets and treatments, from hundreds or thousands of years ago to the present day, to treat diabetes. Some have been more studied than others, and others have been passed from generation to generation by word of mouth and collective experience. Now I will mention the different ways of understanding and treating diabetes which I have been studying and applying during these 15 years of research. I will summarize very briefly what each one is about, since explaining each of them in depth would make this book twice as long. Let me start with the diets for diabetes mentioned in the comparative table from last week: Dr. Stefan Ripich and Jim Healthy holistic diet (book […]

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This is chapter 13 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. This chapter has been the one where I struggled most with deciding how to approach it and what to write. Surely, because I know that it’s the topic where you might be most interested. This can be a long one, so if you want to reach the comparative table with the different diets for diabetes, go ahead to the bottom of this post. Since I am not a nutritionist, biologist, nor chemist, and I have not yet had the experience of having cured my type 1 diabetes with some particular type of diet, I cannot (and, I think, I should not) recommend a specific diet as the better one. I thought of working together with an expert in nutrition for diabetes […]

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I have already written about the Roman’s family here before. Since I found the case of their two sons with type 1 diabetes and how they have approached it very interesting, I interviewed them. You can read the answers here below…I hope you can get inspired or learn something that you can apply to yourself or your children if they have diabetes. Please, share briefly with us who you are and why are you involved in the diabetes world. What type of diabetes do your children have/had and when were they diagnosed? We are Dan and Sally Roman, the parents of two type 1 diabetic children. Dan was the former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a specialty pharmacy and disposable medical supply company, and Sally was a Registered Nurse before becoming a full time mother to 6 children. Together, we are co-founders of Health-e-Solutions. After quickly experiencing the limits […]

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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

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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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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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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By Charlie G ❘ 2011

It seems to me that most people are totally unaware of diabetes facts. It is shocking how many people actually suffer from diabetes in the world today. The prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly especially in developing countries like China and India. The WHO (World Health Organization) attributes this partly to increased obesity, changes in traditional eating habits and a more sedentary lifestyle (you can also read my post “The 21+1 Causes of Diabetes“). If diabetes statistics continue at their present levels of acceleration, the WHO predict diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in the entire world within 20 years. Here are 9 diabetes facts you should keep in mind:   Diabetes Fact #1: In 2010, there were an estimated 346 Million people suffering from diabetes worldwide according to the WHO. Of these, 25.8 million live in the USA. The USA ranks number 3 in the world […]

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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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By Charlie G ❘ 2011

Throughout the 18 years that I have lived with Type 1 Diabetes, I read a lot about the subject, visited different types of physicians, and tried different diets and alternative treatments. My research and experience made it clear to me that there are many possible causes for diabetes and, therefore, there are many types of therapies or treatments for it. I am providing a list of all possible causes (of either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes) that I’ve heard of or read about. Many of them will not be “officially” recognized as causes of diabetes, but if you know me you also know that “official” matters little to me! Since no one seems to know the exact causes, the list is more of a collection of hypotheses of possible causes. Many doctors and websites say that the main cause of diabetes is the body’s inability to produce insulin or […]

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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

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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