Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The toxic side effects of diabetic drugs is why if you take them as directed your life is likely to be shortened especially compared to gastric bypass surgery as treatment. That’s why you have to keep blood glucose in a zone. Controlling hunger hormones like insulin and satiety hormones such as PYY and GLP-1 are the key especially since they can be controlled with an anti-inflammatory diet.

Overtreating Diabetes Can Have Serious Consequences, Experts Warn

With type-2 diabetes, it’s important to keep blood sugar under control, but there’s also a danger in using too many drugs to bring levels to unhealthy lows, says Dr. Rozalina McCoy, from the Mayo Clinic. McCoy and her colleagues report in JAMA Internal Medicine about a study of more than 31,000 adults with type 2 diabetes.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The answer is a definitive yes as outlined in this article.  Just another way to rethink the entire cholesterol story and the dirty laundry behind the statin hype.

 

 

 

 

Can Statins Cause Diabetes?

A It’s true. All medications have side effects, and numerous studies have shown that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are linked to a small increase in the risk of Type 2 diabetes, even as they reduce the risk of heart attacks.

 

 

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Diabetes accelerates the existing inflammatory damage associated with heart disease.  You get a heart attack when a soft vulnerable plaque erupts and starts a cascade of inflammatory events leading to a complete blockage of the blood flow.  If you have diabetes, the likelihood of a more intense inflammatory response leads to a greater likelihood of death.

 

People with Diabetes More Likely to Die After a Heart Attack

It has long been known that a diabetes diagnosis is associated with a high risk factor for heart disease. But new research shows that the outlook is even more serious. There’s a higher risk of people with diabetes dying after a heart attack.

 

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Call me crazy, but wouldn’t it be easier simply to reduce insulin resistance.  All you need for that is an anti-inflammatory diet coupled with high-dose fish oil and polyphenols.

‘Hacking’ a Diabetes Cure?

By Sonya CollinsWebMD Health News June 28, 2016 — At least 85 people and counting are managing their type 1 diabetes with an artificial pancreas system they built themselves. Dana Lewis is one of them. The Seattle-based data analyst created a system with her husband Scott Leibrand, a computer network and systems engineer, in 2014.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately 110 million Americans have either pre-diabetes (86 million) or diabetes (26 million).  Once you have pre-diabetes, you have about 15-20 years before you become diabetic.  After you have diabetes, you are 3-4 times more likely to get a heart attack and twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s.  Your best “drug” to reverse all of these is an anti-inflammatory diet.

What You Need To Know About Diabetes

What are the early signs of diabetes? The symptoms of type 1 tend to come on suddenly, and may include irritability and mood changes, increased thirst and urination, fatigue and extreme hunger. With type 2, however, the symptoms are more gradual. “It’s not like someone wakes up one day and they’re a full-blown diabetes patient,” explains Dr. Fink.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

So does controlling inflammation that drives both blood pressure and diabetes.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

It is a sad commentary that cutting out normal tissue is the best solution for diabetes.  On the other hand, a diet that addresses satiety could provide the same benefits without the surgery.  The Zone Diet is such a diet.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Being sleepy during the day is usually an indication of low blood sugar caused by reactive hyperinsulinemia.  Eventually the beta cells of the pancreas get burned out, and the result is type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Another compound that seems to be operating at the same molecular level is purified extracts of the maqui berry.  It is also cheaper.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Increased oxidative as well as ER stress also takes place in the hypothalamus with excess calorie intake.  By reducing calories, you reduce both oxidative and ER stress.  This is why calorie restriction is so effective in treating diabetes as long as you are never hungry.