[ RadSafe ] Diabetes

Syd H. Levine syd.levine at mindspring.com
Mon Jul 3 22:04:54 CDT 2006

Mild cases of Type II diabetes can often be treated with diet and exercise.
More severe cases almost always require at least one of the oral Type II
drugs, and extreme cases may require insulin.  There is little doubt that
being obese dramatically increases the chances of winding up with Type II
diabetes, but a fair number of thin and fit individuals get it as well.  It
is postulated we have a predisposition to it as a species in general because
we did not evolve consuming very many carbohydrates (wild fruits and berries
would have been the main source).  Grain cultivation in the last 10,000 or
so years turned that on its head.

Type II has been falsely linked to radiation, and most recently to DU.  A
previously popular culprit was 1,1,1 Trichloroethane, but that has been
outlawed as an ozone depletor for coming on ten years now.  We are awash in
bad science.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <JPreisig at aol.com>
To: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 9:36 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Diabetes

> Hmmmmm,
>     This is from:   jpreisig at aol.com    .
>      Howdy Radsafers,
>            Diabetes and DU, huh???  What an interesting concept.
>            Type II diabetes is probably a disease of food over-abundance.
>            In the last several years I have had (now past tense) a problem
>     with elevated sugar levels and/or Type II (adult onset) diabetes.
>     I believe this Type II diabetes can be controlled via several steps.
>     (I am not a slender person, but my blood pressure is now OK, my
>      Cholesteral level is excellent and my blood sugar level is much
>      improved).  Before treating yourself for Type II diabetes, consult
> with
>      your medical doctor.
>           Step I is to cut down on your sugar intake.  If you are eating
> candy and/or
>      cake, try to eliminate one of these or get to 50% of your original
>      sugar intake.  Start drinking diet soda, diet drinks, low percentage
> (10 to
>      20%) fruit juice.  Have an occasional non-diet soda. Using diet soda
>      and products is essential.  Try to make your overall food diet more
>      healthy.
>           Step II is to have only 2 or 3 servings of caffeine products in
> any given
>      day.  This includes coffee and/or cola drinks.  I once saw a
>      recommendation for pancreatic health for 2-3 servings of caffeinated
>      products in any given day.  I offer no scientific basis for all this,
> but have
>      some knowledge that the pancreas is involved with insulin, sugar and
>      all that.
>           I am no longer on any Type II diabetes medication.
>           Type I diabetes is a different disease, possibly with long-term
>      organ weakening and/or destruction, possibly passed on from adult to
>      child, etc.  If you have ever had to take your sugar level from your
> finger
>      and/or hand (several times a day), you know why you don't want to be
> a
>      diabetic.
>           If you are a diabetic, please make sure you wear some kind of
>      footwear when walking outside.  Otherwise nasty foot wounds do occur,
>      and healing is slow and hard (callous???) tissue is very slow to
>      regrow, if at all.  Trust me, you don't want wounds on the bottom of
>      your feet.
>           So, if you are going to heal your Type II diabetes, talk to your
>      physician first.   My results are for very low statistics (one person
> only)
>      and are not the result of any scientific study.   Questions, just
> e-mail
>      me????
>                Regards,          Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, Ph.D.
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