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Topic Title: food for thought
Created On: 05/01/2011 11:43 PM
 04/21/2015 03:27 PM

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<p>&#160;Study finds increased risk of type 2 diabetes with statin use</p>
<p>The link between statin use and higher risk of&#160;diabetes&#160;is not new. Back in 2013, for example,&#160;Medical News Today&#160;reported on a study published in&#160;The BMJ&#160;that found certain statins - particularly&#160;atorvastatin&#160;(Lipitor),rosuvastatin&#160;(Crestor) and simvastatin (Zocor) -&#160;raised the risk of diabetes by up to 22%.</p>
<p>But according to the researchers of this latest study - including Prof. Markku Laakso of the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital in Finland - such studies have had numerous limitations.</p>
<p>The team explains that many of these studies have included selective populations, such as those at high risk of cardiovascular disease. As a result, findings may not be applicable to the general population.</p>
<p>The researchers also note that these studies have often included participants whose diabetes has been self-reported or based on their fasting glucose measurements, which may underestimate the actual number of incident diabetes cases.</p>
 10/18/2014 01:10 AM

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There isn't a "causative agent" per se; diabetes mellitus describes the situation where the body cannot produce and/or use insulin properly. Type I usually occurs in young people and is where the islet cells of the pancreas stop producing insulin completely. It is thought nowadays to be an autoimmune problem, i.e., the body turns on its own tissues (in this case the islet cells) and destroys them. Type II usually occurs in older people (though presently it is becoming an increasing problem in younger people, supposedly related to poor diet and sedentary lifestyle), and is what occurs when the body is unable to use the insulin it produces. At the start of this condition, there may very well be normal (or even high) levels of insulin; the tissues, however, are resistant to insulin and fail to respond properly, which results in the same high blood glucose as type I. Diet and medication are the primary treatments.
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 05/18/2011 11:35 AM

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I'm with Anna. This post needs more information. I don't think you even said what thet thing was that your dad tried to lower his blood sugar. [br][br]Many cases of Type 2 Diabetes can be reversed, though, with the right diet. Unfortunately, the same is not true for Type 1.
 05/05/2011 06:51 PM

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[font face="verdana,geneva" size="2"]Hey Danny - are you saying your Dad is completely off insulin injections / meds ? Can you give us a bit more information - would love to know more if you can at least give us a link to follow.[br][br]Sadly, I'm a Type 1 most of my life, so even with diet / exercise / pills - I'm stuck on the juice of life until I kick the bucket. Though an endo last week told me that she thinks that some diabetics even long term ones like myself may still have some insulin producing cells in their pancreas, which might explain the reason for my using not very much insulin. She said this is just a theory of hers and a few other researchers (she's with McGill University). I'm okay with being on insulin though, and I also know of other Type 2 diabetics that are in the similar situation, that insulin is the only "cure" for them. I'm always wanting to learn about new products out there that many of us may not be aware of.[br][br]Where about do you live? I live in Canada.[br][br][p=text-align: center;][img=180x246]http://ams.body1.com/assets/FatCatAnna/quack.jpg[/img][/p][/font]
 05/01/2011 11:43 PM

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[br]My Dad has type 2 Diabetes; he has tried every health supplement to get his blood sugar down which was typically running in the morning around 300. After the evening meal it ran 375 to 400. He was very depressed about having to use insulin but both his feet where numb and he was beginning to give up hope after 2 years. A friend told him about some new stuff the promise seemed a little bit too good to be true, but he figured he had nothing to lose and lo and behold his blood sugar dropped by 100 points and most of the feeling in his feet came back within a month or two. So needless to say he is excited so he wanted to tell everybody especially Diabetics. I&rsquo;m excited for my Dad because now he&rsquo;s seen such a significant drop in his glucose numbers and he got such a dramatic impact on his blood circulation. If you have any interest in seeing some really positive results in your own condition. Please reply to my post.[br]

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