Preventing and Reversing the Damage
The following are a good starting point for most people:So what can a diabetic patient do to ward of...
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Preventing and Reversing the Damage
The following are a good starting point for most people:
So what can a diabetic patient do to ward off or reverse neuropathy?
That means as the number of type 2 diabetics continues to spiral out of control, we are facing a
growing population suffering from pedal disasters like these. On the other hand benfotiamine,
another important B-vitamin derivative has proven helpful in many cases of DPN .
Healing Your Feet (and the Rest of Your Body) When You Are Diabetic
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Robert Kornfeld, DPM
o Protein. This leads to the degeneration of nerves that are fed by these microscopic blood vessels.
Notice that they are called supplements because they are intended to supplement a healthy diet.
Since nerve cells depend on fat for repair and healthy function, supplementing with these important
fats can create great imrpovements in DPN.
o Alpha lipoic acid. And while these are important indicators, looking at these tests in isolation from
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To help you prevent DPN or reverse the damage if you are already suffering, in today's blog I will
review some of the issues that lead to the onset of the condition and outline some simple dietary
measures and supplements you can take to properly support your feet and reverse the damage.
Vitamin B12 can also be given by injection weekly, and this will increase your levels more rapidly if
they are not improving orally.
Next let's look at how you can use supplements to protect vital nerve and vascular tissue. Today I
want to focus on the ones I most commonly prescribe, but you should be aware that supplement
protocols are very patient specific, and your needs may be somewhat different. This important amino
acid improves blood flow, an important step in repairing nerve damage. Take your medications as
prescribed, but also learn what it takes to eat healthfully. In most cases, you will start with 300mg
with each meal.
A diet containing 70 percent carbohydrates--most of them from refined sugars such as white sugar,
white flour, and white rice--will not support good health but it will support diabetic complications.
First and foremost, every diabetic must become his or her own best health advocate. Fasting blood
sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels both seem to improve. This provides a long-term portrait of blood
sugar levels. But this isn't the case. This is the most important step you can take if you want to
prevent or reverse
http://ezinearticles.com/?Water-Damage---The-Types-of-Water-Damage&id=7011660 DPN and all of
the complications that come along with it.
Clearly, the best treatment for neuropathy is prevention. Examples include fish (ideally small and
wild-caught) and lean, grass-fed chicken, beef, lamb, or pork. Use healthy forms of fat to cook with
like olive oil, sesame oil, safflower oil or grapeseed oil; and add nuts and seeds into your diet as your
primary snacks and only small amounts of dairy.
Follow Dr. Avoid processed carbs, starchy vegetables and fruits, fruit juices, sweetened beverages,
alcohol, and baked goods.
Think of it this way. Somehow our culture has developed this fantasy that people can eat anything
they want, do no exercise, and any health complications will be resolved with a few pills or
injections. Here is what you should be eating:
Note that high levels of B6 may worsen symptoms over time. A1C levels may also miss these spikes,
because they take an average of blood sugar levels over time--they do not identify what happens on a
day-to-day basis with blood sugar.
Instead of removing the driving factor that causes illness (the foods they eat), most patients simply
rely on their prescribed medication. Then add the supplements.
. So be careful not to take too much. A dose of 250 mg three times daily is the starting dose.
Approximately 40 percent of your diet should be lean, healthy protein. However, once DPN
manifests, there are ways you can reverse it if you become educated and pro-active. Make sure the B
complex has what we call synergistic levels of B vitamins (not just every B vitamin in the same dose),
and that it has adequate levels of folate in it (400 mcg).
Imagine living with the haunting possibility that one day, you may lose all feeling in your feet and
that this lost sensation could ultimately lead to ulceration, infection, and even amputation of your
unsalvageable limbs. Normalizing your diet and preventing high sugar peaks minimizes glycation
damage and gives your body a chance to heal the damage that has already occurred.
o Omega-3s and omega-6s. A trained and
qualified health care professional should
determine the dosage that is right for
you. Each time a diabetic consumes
carbs, their sugar levels rise above
normal. Approximately 30 percent of your
diet should be fat. Diabetics who take
medication but don't change their diet
could still be damaging their bodies.
o B vitamins. They are not intended to
replace a healthy diet. This grim but very
real condition is called diabetic
peripheral neuropathy (DPN), and
according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease 60-70 percent of
diabetics suffer some kind of nerve damage.
Sadly, these conditions typically begin with one major medical assumption: Diabetes can be
controlled by medicine alone.
There are many different types of supplements that can be used to help protect nerves and repair
the damage done by DPN. The first step is to change your diet. The problem is that a lot happens
with blood sugar in between.
If you have diabetes, you need to change your diet. They do not accurately identify what happens to
your blood sugar over time. The truth is that it simply can't be. So stay away.
On the surface it may appear that diabetes can be successfully treated with pharmaceuticals. What I
usually find is surprising: Their diet is predominantly refined carbohydrates. Here's why.
Fasting blood sugar levels miss these events, because after an eight-hour fast we find that many
diabetics' blood sugar levels normalize. Note that patients with a history of Herpes should not take
this amino acid as it has been implicated in an increase in outbreaks.
You will find more helpful hints about DPN in my next blog.
Fasting blood sugar tests are a snapshot of your sugar levels in the present moment under
controlled conditions (an eight hour fast). No more than 30 percent of your diet should be
carbohydrates, and you need to focus on http://gregoryrestoration.com fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, and sprouted grains. Since both omega 3's and 6's need to be in ideal balance in DPN, it is
best to determine actual blood cell levels for optimum dosing.
o Organic. These processed, high glycemic load foods are one of the driving reasons they are
diabetic in the first place!
As a result http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_damage many supposedly "well-controlled" diabetics
still develop neuropathy, and other diabetic complications that can be prevented.
In my opinion, one of the biggest misconceptions in modern medicine is the assumption that
diabetes can be controlled by medication alone. Taking a balanced B complex may help with
symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Hemoglobin A1C tests, on the other hand, take an average of
your glycated hemoglobin levels over a three-month period (which is the life span of the red blood
cell). This fat and water soluble antioxidant can protect nerve cells from further damage and assist
in the repair of damaged nerve cells. Hence diabetic neuropathy.
I typically have patients with DPN keep a food journal to get a more accurate assessment of their
daily diet. Of course vegetarian sources of protein like traditionally processed soy and tempeh are
also good choices.
Remember that drinking alcohol can block how your body uses thiamine, folate, and vitamin B12,
and can only worsen symptoms of neuropathy. When this happens they may suffer glycation damage-
-the damage sugar causes to microscopic blood vessels. They think their illness is being effectively
treated and there is nothing more to worry about.
Eating a healthy balanced diet like this will reduce the need for medications and, in many cases, may
eliminate the need for them altogether. This lulls patients into a false sense of security. Consuming
organic foods lessens the toxic load in your body and makes for a more efficient immune system.
o Fat. What's tragic is that with all we now know about diabetes, many of these conditions are
preventable and largely reversible when they do occur.
o L-arginine. Use the steps in this blog and do more research on your own so you can take the
necessary steps to prevent diabetic foot disasters like these.
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A blood test is often used to examine RBC levels of these fats to determine specific needs. Robert A