as it is known, is a hormone of pancreas that reduces levels of
sugar in the blood. The higher supply of carbohydrates in the blood
is causing much higher discharge of insulin. The second important
application of insulin is the acceleration of the production of
triglycerides that in effect raises the concentration of LDL cholesterol
in the blood and sets back the freeing of fatty acid from B cells;
in other words, high production of insulin favours development of
atherosclerosis. The person on traditional diet produces more than
40 units of insulin per 24 hours, being on optimal diet the need
is only 4 to 8 units of insulin. The officially recommended methods
of nutrition are based on carbohydrates, and that in consequences
prompts the increase of diabetes.
Diabetes type I and II are in essence two different diseases which
appear as relative and absolute deficiency of insulin. The increase
of diabetes in Poland from 0.5 % to 5% during the last 30 years
opposes the allegation that diabetes is a genetic disease. In spite
of common belief diabetes can be cured cheaply and relatively quickly
by implementation of optimal diet.
During one or two weeks stay in "Arkadia"- Jastrzebia
Góra from March to November 2001 an average of 10 to 20 patients
had diabetes with different degree of advancement. All of them have
accomplished considerable improvement.
In the case of patients with diabetes type II (NIDDM) who control
well their sugar level and who take up to three tablets per day
the curing comes quickly, usually in the time of up to three weeks
on condition that optimal diet is correctly being complied with.
Diabetes type I insulin dependent ( IDDM ) is retreating more slowly.
The patients start their optimal nutrition having blood sugar level
of 50 - 300 mg%
( 2.8 - 16.8 mmol/L ).
The first positive effect achieved using optimal nutrition is a
stable blood glucose level below 200 mg%. It is important to choose
a proper quantity of carbohydrates and exact proportion between
proteins and fat. Appropriate set up of diet will cause diabetes
to retreat usually within up to three months.
A big therapeutic problem can be advanced diabetes type I. Till
now I had twice a chance to see that somebody had managed to control
the sugar in their blood.
Most often my patients are children up to 15 years old. First condition
for treatment is that the whole family adopts optimal diet, if this
condition cannot be fulfilled there are no logical grounds to start
the treatment of the child.
Patients with diabetes type I require individual treatment and thorough
training; in the case of children both parents should receive the
The basis is to establish the quantity of carbohydrates, and this
can take a few days. Recommended daily dose of sugar is the smallest
which does not cause the occurrence of ketosis. Quantity of protein,
is very important as it can happen that the weight in grams of proteins
is smaller than the carbohydrates. Usually everyday corrections
of the menu will be necessary depending of the condition of the
It is essential to pay attention not only to the sugar level in
the blood but also to the urine test results because theirs parameters
can fluctuate during twenty-four hours.
One of the unfavourable symptoms is a drop in body weigh of the
young patient. This is usually connected with the ketosis.
Very often it is necessary to change the type of injected insulin,
since the patient's organism destructs insulin.
Diabetes type I is the disease of prevalence of sympathetic system.
It is helpful to use selective currents in treatment.
Both types of diabetes belong to the diseases, which require most
of the knowledge, and they cause most of the problems.
In most cases the correct set up of diet, which should be strictly
observed by the patient, is the right way to the cure.
Przemyslaw Pala, M. D.
Consultant and Medical Administrator
of the Centre for Optimal Nutrition
in Jastrzebia Gora Poland