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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

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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I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now and when I read the news about the TV chef and cookbook author Paula Deen today announcing that she has type 2 diabetes and became the spokesperson for Novo Nordisk, I said: enough is enough! Apparently, Paula Deen has had diabetes for 3 years now, but she didn’t make it public until now. Considering that the recipes of her TV show are full of high fat and calorie foods, one might think, she should have said something before and maybe started reeducating her audience with better and healthier food choices, instead of continuing being part of the problem by encouraging people to cook such hyper-caloric meals. As many doctors and scientists affirm, diet is one of the leading causes of diabetes (clic that link to know other 21 possible causes of diabetes), so being diabetic and keeping cooking that way on […]

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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

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

This time I come with good news, especially for those with type 2 diabetes. Two days ago newspapers and online news sites started publishing news referencing the discovery that British researchers have made in which diet can cure type 2 diabetes. In my opinion, this shouldn’t really be news today, because there are several methods (in this blog you can read about some of them) who long claim that with proper diet and sport diabetes type 2 can be reversed. Anyway, all the hype that is being given to this news will be good too. In a nutshell, they have discovered that taking a 600 calories diet for 2 months, type 2 diabetes disappears with the elimination of fat around the pancreas. This is also what they are doing in some hospitals to remove obesity (and diabetes) in obese people. Of course, such a treatment costs about $20,000. With the […]

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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

Although I try to focus my posts about my research and experiences concerning the cure of diabetes, and I never tried to explain what is diabetes, what types of diabetes are there, which are the symptoms of diabetes…(mainly because there are lots of other webs already explaining and defining that) I realized that some visitors of this blog could not know that yet and that it would be easier for them to find all that information in one place. Well then, I start today with the topic: types of diabetes. The four main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2, type 1.5 (LADA) and gestational diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes was formerly known as “Juvenile Diabetes” due to its propensity to affect a person during their childhood up to their early adulthood. It is also known as “Insulin Dependent Diabetes” since the person with this type of […]

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