Diabetes is characterized by elevated glucose (sugars) in the blood and resistance of cell membranes to insulin, the hormone that helps metabolize sugar. It is estimated that 350 million people worldwide have either Type one or two diabetes.
Type two diabetes is an epidemic that is bulging along with rates of obesity in many cultures. 80% of people diagnosed with diabetes die of stroke or heart disease. In fact, in Canada, where over 9 million people have diabetes, over 41,500 people die of related complications annually. The symptoms include: a metallic taste in mouth, fatigue, dizziness, mood swings, slow to heal, compromised immune function, inability to focus or concentrate due to glucose fluctuations and more.
Type One tends to be looked upon primarily as a genetic predisposition (the pancreas not producing enough insulin); while hypothesis of causation in type Two tends to point toward lifestyle choices such as diet, alcohol and sugar intake, exercise and weight management, whereby the pancreas is either overburdened or not able to produce enough/ or quality insulin. Both
types can have serious overall health complications such as: nerve damage (neuropathy), cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, blindness, periodontal diseases, poor circulation and wound healing which can frequently lead to amputation.
Standard treatment consists of anti-hyperglycemic medications, synthetic insulin, diet and exercise. Patients must take an active role in daily management; typically one must measure blood glucose several times per day and take oral medicine, perhaps along with insulin shots at mealtimes, as well as exercise, closely monitor diet, and adjust calories depending on activity level. While patients may have more control over type two diabetes than many other health epidemic issues, it requires full compliance with
the treatment program to be successful. Stress and cortisol play enormous roles in how the pancreas is able to manage glucose and how insulin is received in the body. Endocrinologists are now surmising that increases in stress and the resulting cortisol levels
and inflammation are predictors of obesity and type two diabetes. Excessive or prolonged stress, and heightened inflammatory markers also negatively impact both insulin resistance and neuropathy. Biofeedback can help! Studies on those with noninsulin-dependent diabetes showed comprehensive intervention, including education and biofeedback, were associated with significant decreases in average blood glucose and HbA1C .
Lifestyle changes listed under Wellness IQ section on this website has helped thousands of our diabetic clients worldwide to notmalize their blood sugar naturally and reduced their dependency on Glyburide, Metformin, Actose. In addition to lifestyle changes, we recommend taking natural supplements such as chromium, vanadium, Benfotiamine, Cinammon and alpha lipoic acid to regulate their blood sugar and normalize circulation naturally. Replace sugar with stevia, a natural sweetener that is diabetic friendly.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D.