If you noticed some of the signs and symptoms that we discussed, it is likely that you headed straight to your doctor in order to get diagnosed and to learn what you need to do in order to treat diabetes. Perhaps you were in for a regular checkup, and your doctor decided to get you tested (either because of some of the symptoms you were describing, or to be on the safe side). Either way, you may be dealing with a diabetes diagnosis and looking to your doctor for answers.
Most of us assume that we can to trust our doctor. We feel that they have the education and the knowledge to take care of us and we hope, especially if we have been with a particular doctor for a long time, that they are going to put our interests first and give us the right treatment. Unfortunately, most of the time this is not the case, and there are many reasons why our doctor may choose to just put us on a medications and hope that this works.
Sometimes, doctors truly believe what they are taught in med school about diabetes and feel that medications are the only way to solve the issue. Other times they may feel that this is the easiest way to help you when they are too busy with work to spend any more time with you. Some may even be getting a nice trip to some exotic locale as an incentive from the pharmaceutical companies, so they will take any chance they can to prescribe certain medications, regardless of whether they think it is going to be the cure that you need. This can lead to the pharmaceutical companies becoming rich off their new lifelong customer (you), and you getting sicker and even more dependent on medications over time.
Finding a cure for diabetes
Your doctor is not thinking about what is going wrong with the body when you’re suffering from diabetes. They are only taught to prescribe medications while in medical school. They aren’t allowed to think in terms of treating the root cause of the disease itself because they could be wrong and get in a lot of legal trouble. There are a lot of things that are taking place bio-chemically and physiologically within the body, and when we are address them, it becomes easier to deal with the disease.
Unfortunately, most doctors are told that they need to follow what is known as the “standard of care”. This means that everyone is going to be treated in the same way if they have the same disease. When it comes to being diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes, your standard of care is going to be diabetic drugs (at least one but often times, it’s more than one) as well as insulin. Most diabetics are going to get the exact same treatment, even the same drugs, to “cure” the issue.
In order to treat diabetes, we need to address how the body functions and learn what is happening behind the scene that prevents your body from functioning in the proper manner. When you think of the reason that you are dealing with diabetes, it is easier to see how the pills may not provide the results you need.
The truth about insulin
Many times, when the medications are no longer working properly for you, it will be time to go to the next level, insulin injections. Right away, this should send up some red flags for people who are dealing with insulin-resistant diabetes. With this option, your body is producing insulin, the cells are just not responding to it. Do you really think that adding more insulin is going to solve this issue? Unfortunately, millions of people do, and they end up flooding their bodies with far more insulin than is needed.
There are a lot of issues that can come from taking in insulin in high levels, something that is easy to do when your body is producing its own insulin and you are taking injections of this hormone. Taking in insulin at these high of levels may cause:
- the patient to age prematurely, which results in shortened life expectancy.
- the patient to gain weight at an even faster rate than before starting on insulin injections.
- more issues with insulin resistance.
- the patient to deal with more issues with higher blood pressure.
- lead to cardiovascular disease.
- increase the risk of developing cancer.
These are just some of the issues that will start showing up when you deal with high levels of insulin. In Type-1 diabetes, it may be helpful to take in insulin injections because your body isn’t producing insulin at all, but with Type-2, your body produces plenty, it is just not responding to it. Adding in more of the insulin is just going to make the issue worse and will speed up the harmful side effects of diabetes rather than helping it out.