Research

In this section of the web I gather all the posts I’ve writen about research and studies to find a cure for diabetes.

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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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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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 ❘ 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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By Charlie G ❘ 2010

A new case of successful stem cell therapy to cure diabetes type 1 and type 2. This time in China, carried out with people, not animals. Are we closer to find a cure for everyone? What do we, patients with diabetes, relatives and friends worldwide must do to make pharmaceutical companies and governments to take our lives seriously and to let us heal? Cellonis Diabetes Stem Cell Therapy: A Chance for Insulin Independence and the Reversal of Complications The second link is a video of a doctor who worked many years for Eli Lilly & Co., one of the largest manufacturers of insulin and pills for people with diabetes, in which he speaks of how dirty and corrupt the health-system is, and how naive and gullible we are all to obey doctors/pharmacists without questioning. Videos of Dr. John Virapen about corruption in the pharmaceutical industry, governments and doctors: Video 1 […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2010

It seems that good news are spreading lately, or at least hopeful news, for those who have diabetes. I am posting a link to a story about an experiment in mice that cured 50% of the critters with a single injection, which caused his immune system to cease the attack on its own pancreatic cells. With so many successful experiments of type 1 diabetes cure, I can’t believe that there is no treatment available on the market yet. Sciencedaily.com: Success in reversing type 1 diabetes in mice And another link to a video on an insulin pump to make daily life easier to those who want to carry it. Worth seeing and thinking about using one: Living without injections Are you using an insulin pump? How does that affect your life?: Please, share it with a comment.   Was this article helpful? Please, rate accordingly (1 star=Not at all, 3 […]

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Here we are again, November 14th, World Diabetes Day. Seems like yesterday when I wrote an article for this day last year. Another year has passed by and I don’t see any changes on the horizon for those who have diabetes. Instead of getting better every year, things are getting worse at times, with alarms of global epidemics of diabetes and obesity. And I wonder, what is being done to improve the situation, not just “trying to control” it but to cure diabetes permanently? What is being done with the money devoted to research in this field? With this background, I intend to write my “Letter to Santa Claus” on World Diabetes Day to ask for what I want. (After all, things shouldn’t be so difficult. Aren’t the government, ministries of health, health centers, doctors… supposed to work for us, for our well-being, for our health? Like a father does […]

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Stem cell transplant as a possible cure for type 1 diabetes has been under investigation for a few years. I try to follow the evolution of these treatments closely, and just today I read a story that made my day. A study by scientists from the universities of Chicago and Brazil has shown that auto-transplant of stem cells freed 20 of the 23 patients enrolled in the study from having to inject insulin. These scientists showed that stem cell transplants from the bone marrow of the patient (auto-transplant) can help to keep blood sugar levels controlled for years in people with type 1 diabetes without using insulin (according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association). The study was carried out in Brazil from 2004 to 2008, involving 23 people with type 1 diabetes, aged between 13 and 31 years old. 20 participants are still without insulin […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2009

A few weeks ago I read an interesting story that was again hopeful for many diabetics who are waiting for a scientific cure for type 1 diabetes. The journal Cell published a new Canadian study with animals, where mice were injected with capsaicin, the substance that makes chili peppers spicy, and they were quickly cured of type 1 diabetes. Researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto believe that Type 1 diabetes — the most serious form of the disease that usually appears in childhood — is caused by malfunctioning pain nerves that surround cells in the pancreas. In patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas fails to produce sufficient levels of insulin, causing inflammation and death of insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas. Experts have long believed that the condition was caused by the body’s immune system turning against itself, but the Toronto researchers — immunologist Dr. […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2008

Today I read an interesting story: An experimental drug for diabetes dispenses insulin in response to glucose levels. SmartCells biotechnology company in the U.S. is developing a drug that could do most of the work in the control of diabetes. The injectable drug, called SmartInsulin, detects elevated glucose levels and automatically dispenses insulin as needed. As glucose levels fall, the medicine is stabilized, retaining the insulin until the next sugar rush. A drug like this could reduce the number of required insulin injections per day. Todd Zion, SmartCells founder and president, says that a drug that is self-regulated like this can also reduce the risk of hypoglycemia, a potential danger associated with current therapies for diabetes. The company has tested the drug on hundreds of rodents and has recently been experimenting with pigs that do not produce enough insulin – models that are more similar to human diabetes. So far, […]

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Perhaps some of you are familiar with the name Denise Faustman. For those of you who have no idea who she is, Dr. Denise Faustman is director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2001 her exciting research in BCG therapy in mice resulted in the first totally natural cure of type 1 diabetes, without needing anti-rejection drugs. This healing therapy has been successfully replicated in 7 other laboratories in other parts of the globe, reaching the same results. Seven years later, they started to move on to clinical trial in humans. You can’t imagine the amount of money needed to carry out such research. As this potential cure uses medicines already approved and patent-free, pharmaceutical companies do not fund this project. Although the first phase of the project was fully funded, Dr. Faustman needs 25 million dollars to complete Phase 2. Therefore, we are talking about scientific […]

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By Charlie G ❘ 2007

After spending a few days in Germany seen the family of my wife, I came home and found in my inbox an e-mail with a very interesting interview with a Nobel prize for medicine on the pharmaceutical industry and its power to cure (or not cure). For those who thought or think I am making unfounded accusations in my blog on the pharmaceutical industry and politicians, this interview might open your eyes a little bit (I was the first surprised to read these words directly from a Nobel Prize for Medicine) Subject: “The drug that completely cures is not profitable” (Interview with the Nobel Prize for Medicine Richard J. Roberts). Lluís Amiguet – La Vanguardia. I’m 63 years old: the worst about getting older is that you consider many “truths” as holy: that’s when you need new questions. I was born in Derby, my mechanic father gave me a chemistry […]

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