November is diabetes month – awareness around what it is and treatment etc. There is actually quite a lot of strange information that circulates, “fake-news” so to speak regarding diabetes at large.
So let’s dispel some myths.
1.) Diabetes is caused by poor diet : firstly type 1 has nothing to do with diet and is bad luck essentially. It seems to be an auto-immune disease and essentially destroys the b cells of the pancreas creating an absolute lack of insulin.
Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle related as well as genetic disease and even more complex in nature.
Insulin resistance is a condition more and more prevalent due to lifestyle as well as stress – a big factor. More about this another time.
2.) IF you eat properly you will get better : well firstly type 1 diabetes, without insulin – you die, children in the era before 1921 died. Only since 1921 and Banting and Best’s discovery do type 1 ‘s survive with normal life expectancies.
Concerning type 2 diet is critical and important (as it is with type 1) carbs are key and obviously healthy eating and exercising are key but eating 100% correctly will unfortunately not bring back b cells that have died.
3.) Type 1 diabetics should never eat carbs : whilst one should be mindful of the type and quantity of carb and dose the insulin accordingly it is by no means advised that type 1’s exclude all carbs. This is a tricky one and best discussed in consultation with a dietician.
Whilst the world (rightly so) is horrified at the current state of zuma/zupta/corruption in south africa to the absolutely insane attacks in the UK but ALSO the ongoing terrible and unacceptable carnage in syria, iraq, afghanistan (this list is way longer and way worse than most of what the “west” has seen).
I would like to bring all of your attention to something that is “silently” killing way more people. Diabetes. Don’t believe me – look at the horrendous stats. They do speak for themselves. In both the west as well as the east as well as the poorest of the poor.
Diabetes is a scurge that is on the surge. And with no even small little sign of stopping.
What is type 2 ? A disease of wealth but also of abnormal eating. There is no reason to get type 2 diabetes unless you have actually “abused” your body OR if you have had cancer or a tumour of your pancreas.
It is a disease of too much sugar into the body. Too many simple carbs stuffed into a single body and the pancreas says ok well enough is enough and all of a sudden once you have lost 50% of them pancreas cells you find yourself diabetic.
Type 1 however is a different story. This is a case of severely unfair dishing out of disease. Mostly children and young adults who out of the blue have total pancreas failure. And become dependant (i.e. you die without it) on insulin.
Type 1 is NOT avoidable by anything you do or do not do.
Type 1’s rely on insulin, without it they die.
Diabetes is killing and causing loss of quality of life for many many people.
Educate yourself and be aware of what you say. Prevent yourself from getting type 2 and help others understand the difference.
What on earth is Innate?
Well what we are trying to do is get patients to holistically approach their health challenges. We believe that not only pills, not only injections, not only diet etc but the whole picture, the holistic approach is what allows you to “live” life to the full and get the “numbers” right as well as the QUALITY of life.
At Innate you can easily slot into the holistic management via a few different routes and most are ENTIRELY covered by your medical aid. Not only that your medical aid rewards you for participating.
We have the whole team on site. IN other words you can see all the practitioners you need to see on one day as well as get an exercise fix as well as have a divine meal and get taught how to make it.
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One of the very few things our government have proposed this year that will have an excellent “effect” on its citizens in so many ways is the sugar tax. I could not honestly have come up with a better idea myself.
Is sugar the devil ? Indeed. If you would like to argue – honestly look around you and use that brain hiding between your two ears. Sugar is the devil in so many many ways. Reeking havoc with our children, learning, society, body image, depression, suicide, waste of resources. I could go on.
One hundred years ago – apparently – we consumed a LOT less sugar per day. These days we just pile it on in all forms breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and then supper some more. We exercise less, we eat more, we spend far less time “resting” and “relaxing”. We work too hard and to sustain it we use sugar. This is a toxic mix.
Not only a logarithmic rise in type 2 diabetes from children to the elderly, but a sharp rise in heart disease, cancer and a few other killers.
Our government – perceptive as they are – propose we try and curb the abuse of sugar by taxing it. Clever on two counts. If you insist on munching continuously you will be taxed and it will hurt your pocket, but also it will fill the government coffers.
I wish people would rub the sleep out of their eyes and stop the madness. Sugar is the devil. Wake up : exercise, eat vegetables, drink water, rest, relax, LIVE. Live a quality life.
One of the most efficacious keys to unlock insulin resistance, weight loss, fatigue and a plethora of diseases. We all (even me) seem to fright for exercise (when you are not into it). When you get into it you wonder how you “breathed” without it.
And it is indeed about breathing, “hema” “pephamula”.
Oxygen is a vital ingredient to the cell soup and without it you become : tired, unstable, overweight and insulin resistant to put it very plainly.
Even mild exercise like stretching and very beginner pilates classes engage your breathing muscles and get way more oxygen into the system so to speak.
Do it! Just do it. I am not saying do comrades to start. Start slow and get moving, even it if is just your ribcage to get more oxygen in.
Unlock the process and shake a leg.