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DIABETES II   TESTIMONIAL

According to the view of the Masai people in Kenya, vegetables and fibres are food for cows. They themselves drink half a gallon of Zebu milk each day and their parties are sheer orgies of meat. On such occasions several pounds of meat per person is not unusual.
In spite of that the cholesterol of the Masai tribesmen is among the lowest ever measured in the world, about fifty percent of the value of the average American and they never get diabetes. Similar, shepherds in Somalia eat almost nothing but milk from their camels. About a gallon and a half a day is normal, which amounts to almost one pound of butter fat, because camel's milk is much fatter than cow's milk. But although more than sixty percent of their energy consumption comes from animal fat, and diabetes is not known among them.


In the postabsorptive state, the blood glucose concentration in humans varies between 80 and 100 mg/dL (4.4 and 5.5 mmol/L). After the ingestion of a carbohydrate meal, it may rise to 120 - 130 mg/dL (6.7 - 7.2 mmol/L). During fasting, the level fails to around 60 - 70 mg/dl (3.3 - 3.9 mmol/L).
Under normal circumstances, the level is controlled within these limits. The blood glucose level in ruminants is considerably lower, being approximately 40 mg/dL (2.2 mmol/L) in sheep and 60 mg/dL (3.3 mmol/L) in cattle. These lower normal levels appear to he associated with the fact that ruminants ferment virtually all dietary carbohydrate to lower (volatile) fatty acids, and these largely replace glucose as the main metabolic fuel of the tissues in the fed condition.
 

Jaroslaw, 04.08.1998
I am 41 y. o. I have had diabetes since the age of 7. The disease has caused a lot of damage to my body. For the last 6 years I have had hypertension which at times exceeded 220/120 even though I took medication. The medical practitioner told me that this hypertension is caused by pathological changes in my kidneys which resulted from the diabetes.
I have been on the optimal diet for almost 4 months. When I started my daily dose of insulin was up to 76 units. Progressively I have been reducing the dose. At present I am on 25 units a day, but for the last 4 days my blood sugar has been too low, so I will have to decrease the dose of insulin.
I have lost 14 kg in weight and the hypertension has vanished ... Until now I could not believe that I could cure myself from diabetes, but now I think that it will happen soon.
Barbara G. (Mrs)

At normal blood glucose concentrations (80 - 100 mg/dL) (4.9 - 5.5 mmol/L), the liver appears to be a net producer of glucose. However, as the glucose level rises, the output of glucose ceases, so that at high levels there is a net uptake.
Type 1 diabetes can almost always be cured. You must reduce the quantity of carbohydrates consumed to 50±15 grams per day. Because 100 grams of protein can produce about 56 grams of carbohydrates. Therefore, it is necessary to consume protein of the highest biological value which is contained in egg yolks, livers and kidneys. Minimum of a half gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day will be sufficient.
When glucose falls to a level of 6.7 - 7.2 mmol/l, and the doses of insulin are small, insulin should be given up for good. Diabetes will certainly not return providing you stick to the optimal diet
Theoretically, reducing the amount of carbohydrates consumed to the recommended level should cure the diabetic on the first day. But in practice is not so simple. The diabetes is curable only after several weeks, and sometimes longer. The cure comes once the organism has removed and burnt off its old "apparatus"for converting carbohydrates and built up others that are suitable for the conversion of an entirely different material, animal fat.
Scientists don't know exactly what causes diabetes, but they assume it appears to result from a combination of genetics and environmental factors, including viral infections, poor diet, and sedentary lifestyle.
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