Taking Insulin? Better Read This FAST
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
I was reading an article in USA Today recently about how people are having trouble affording their insulin.
That single article summed up the insanity of our insurance system, our medical system, and drug companies – all working together to get rich while you get sicker.
But, believe it or not, this could all be a blessing in disguise.
Because it’s high time we had a hard conversation about all the diabetics being prescribed insulin.
Insulin is a terrible idea for folks with diabetes – and it could be taking a far bigger toll on your health than you ever realize.
There are over 6 million people in the United States who take insulin (about 1.25 million of those with Type I diabetes).
The people with Type I diabetes (their bodies do not produce insulin) need insulin and need to keep taking it every day.
For people with Type 2 diabetes, that is a whole other story.
Type 2 diabetes develops when we eat too many sugars and carbohydrates.
The way diabetes develops starts with eating sugars that increase blood sugar. In order to manage that blood sugar, our bodies produce insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that moves sugar out of our blood and into our cells.
When we eat too much sugar, our bodies produce too much insulin, and the cells of our bodies start to block that insulin. This “blocking” is called insulin resistance and is the first step in the development of diabetes.
Diabetes, then, is a condition of too much sugar and too much insulin.
So, let me ask you: How crazy do you think it is to treat a condition where there is too much insulin with more insulin?
If that doesn’t make sense to you, you are not alone.
Giving people more insulin just makes the problem worse. And not only does high insulin create more insulin resistance, it also increases sugar conversion into fat.
If you have type 2 diabetes and you take insulin, you are making your condition worse and increasing your weight (which also makes your condition worse).
There are much better ways to control your blood sugar.
Dr. Scott’s Blood Sugar Control Program:
- Avoid carbohydrates: Normally, I tell people to TRY and avoid carbohydrates. If you have diabetes, you MUST reduce sugars and carbohydrates to a very small amount of your diet. This includes added sugars, starchy vegetables, and grains.
- Exercise: Find any way you can to get out and get some exercise.
- Blood sugar support: There are many natural products that help control blood sugar including chromium, berberine, and others.
What I hope people who have type 2 diabetes realize is that their condition is mostly reversible – but not if you keep taking insulin.
Start small and work with your health care provider to get off insulin – it’s not something you want to do alone.
Health and Happiness,
Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Warning: Making any changes to your diet or exercise routine can decrease your need for insulin and diabetes drugs. Taking too much insulin is life-threatening. Make sure you work with your doctor whenever you make changes to your diet or supplements.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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