I came across an article, “Can folks with type 2 diabetes forgo the finger stick?” I am appalled at the advice these physicians have given; physicians who even run a diabetes center. To be honest, this has taken me days to write this article as I did not want my anger to take over on this very topic.
Has your doctor mentioned the need for insulin? There are basically two types of insulin: bolus, which is your mealtime insulin, and basal, a long acting insulin.
Before we get any further, I’d like to clarify this does not mean you have Type 1 Diabetes.
When glucose levels remain high over a period of time, a type 2 diabetes patient may be prescribed a basal insulin. This would be injected once daily. The insulin is more than likely in addition to your oral medication. When this isn’t enough to stabilize your glucose levels, mealtime insulin can be added.
It’s time we put a new spin on the basis to reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. Rest your pancreas. That’s right! This is something that is never discussed.
If you read my book, “The Virgin Diabetic,” then you know I landed in the ER with pancreatitis. I was fed intravenously for a few days to rest my pancreas. When I asked how long it takes a pancreas to rest, no one knew the answer. Nor did it appear anyone cared to pursue that discussion.
Diabetes reversal supplement series:
Ever hear of Momordica charantia? You may know it better as bitter melon or bitter gourd. Bitter melon is a fruit, and bitter, as its name implies. This plant is found in tropical and subtropical regions used as medicine and a vegetable for thousands of years.
Through the ages, it’s been reported that Momordica charantia (M. charantia) is helpful in reducing high glucose levels, is an antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antitumor and anti-inflammatory (as well as many other uses).
Glucose levels can go haywire when a diabetic is ill, even if it is just a cold or the flu. The flu season is on the attack. How does a diabetic, or anyone for that matter, protect themselves?
One way is to supplement with NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine). L-Cysteine is an amino acid, which is a building block of protein. As a supplement, we take a take it in a form of N-Acetyl L-Cysteine. The body turns this into cysteine, then into glutathione. Glutathione is a power antioxidant.