New England Journal of Medicine published a study that was supposed to prove what drug strategy for diabetics works the best. The study participants took several common diabetes drugs along with varied insulin treatments (once, twice, or three times per day). The researchers were disappointed to find out that none of their strategies worked. The researchers appeared confused – unable to explain why their study didn't work.">

Insulin Treatment for Type II Diabetics Fails

September 21, 2007 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Insulin Treatment for Type II Diabetics Fails
The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that was supposed to prove what drug strategy for diabetics works the best. The study participants took several common diabetes drugs along with varied insulin treatments (once, twice, or three times per day). The researchers were disappointed to find out that none of their strategies worked. The researchers appeared confused – unable to explain why their study didn't work.

Let me help them out. Using insulin in a type II diabetic is a last ditch effort and should be avoided if at all possible. Insulin transports sugar out of the blood – but it must put it somewhere. All too often it forces the formation of fat, leading to weight gain and even worse health. If sugar is forced into cells that don't want it, it will kill them. In other words, insulin doesn't fix anything. Apparently the only thing doctors now know how to treat is numbers on paper. If you want to fix someone with type II diabetes you need to get metabolic fitness restored. That means a good diet, lots of exercise, and nutrients that help the body use sugar properly.

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