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Kidney Issues, The Effects from Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic Nephropathy

Kidney disease is no joking matter. I’ve met many diabetics with kidney issues, some on dialysis. It’s time to understand how diabetes effects your kidneys. A common problem from high glucose levels is small blood vessels become injured. When this happens, your kidneys lose the ability to properly clean your blood, causing you to retain water and salt, along with many other issues.

Ignore Doctors’ Advice for Diabetes Patients Not to Test Glucose

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.

Should a Type 2 Diabetes Patient Avoid Insulin?

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.

Are You Killing Your Pancreas?

Killing Your Pancreas

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.

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