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

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

Recently I read a news that I thought had to share with you all, especially the ones with diabetes type 1. Scientists in Israel are testing a new drug that can avoid the need for insulin injections. “It has been developed to block the process which causes the body’s immune system to attack the pancreas.” Since it stops the attacks to the pancreas, if your pancreas is still producing its own insulin, you could have a good chance to live without insulin shots. Therefore, this drugs seems to be aimed to newly diagnosed type 1 diabetics who still produce insulin. Trials are taking place at centres in Europe, North America, South Africa and Israel and they expect it to be available in 3 years. Let’s see if this is not another treatment to give us hope but is never available to the public. And if it doesn’t have side effects. […]

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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 ❘ 2011

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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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 ❘ 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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