glucose in their blood, whether or not they have diabetes. This glucose
comes from food. When we eat, the digestive process breaks down carbohydrates
into glucose, which is absorbed into the blood in the small intestine.
In people who do not have DM, when carbohydrates
are eaten, they are converted to glucose to provide energy. The glucose
is carried round the body in the blood. The level of glucose in the
blood is regulated by insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas
. People with diabetes either produce no insulin at all, insufficient
insulin or the insulin they produce cannot work properly, so sugar
levels in the blood, instead of being kept at a steady rate, rise
and fall erratically and without control. Excessive levels of glucose
in the blood (hyperglycaemia) may cause fatigue, excessive thirst,
excessive urination, visual disturbance. If left untreated, serious
complications can occur in the medium to long term.
According to dr. Jan Kwasniewski findings
are two of the most important processes for which an organism needs
insulin is the burning of carbohydrates and their conversion into
fat and then into cholesterol. Insulin is produced by the pancreas's
Beta cell in a quantity corresponding to the amount of carbohydrates
eaten. When the symptoms of diabetes first appear, a meaningful portion
of pancreas' beta cells have already been destroyed.
In some diseases the viruses contain proteins
that look similar to protein found in the pancreas' insulin-producing
beta cells. The immune system, which protects you from disease by
killing invading germs, mistakes the body's own cells for germs and
destroys them. In the case of diabetes type 1, the immune system kills
the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, along with that
person's ability to synthesis insulin.
If the consumption of carbohydrates is
reduced, then request for insulin is also reduced and the surviving
cells can produce enough insulin require by your body.
In case that diabetes is "treated" with insulin, the organism
defends itself against both sugar and the injected insulin. Because
all diabetes diet recommend large quantities of carbohydrates, diabetic
person is destined to be sick and insulin is required to the end of
USA, July, 1997
I have been suffering from diabetes for 28 years. I used to be treated
with tablets; for a year I have been taking insulin at 40 units
per day. For the last few years I have had atheroselerosis of the
lower limbs. A year ago my right leg was amputated at the knee.
The wound has healed.
Two weeks ago I suddenly experienced a severe
pain in my left leg. It became cold, it is getting progressively
more cyanosed, it started to blacken and the three smallest toes
became totally white and severely painful. The pains are terrible
and the painkillers do not help at all. I cannot sleep, I cry all
the time because of the pain. The medics in the clinic in the USA
said that nothing more could be done and the leg has to be amputated
at the knee or even higher.
My family in Poland has told me that
my leg can be saved. I rang the "Arkadia " in Gliwice
where I was given your phone number. Can I get help in Poland which
I could not get in the USA? After all the medicine in the USA is
very advanced. If you tell me that I have a chance I will be on
my way immediately. Please, admit me to your clinic in Ciechocinek.