Diabetic Information

Diabetes is a group of diseases primarily characterized by high levels of glucose, resulting from defects in the production or action of insulin. Diabetes can result in serious medical complications and even death. There are an estimated 23.5 million people over the age of 20 with diabetes. Most of these are Type 2 or adult onset diabetes that are frequently treated with oral hypoglycemic drugs.

The complications associated with diabetes can be devastating. Heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, neuropathy, and high cholesterol are commonly seen in diabetics. When high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol occur together they are frequently referred to as metabolic syndrome.

The Good News About Type 2 Diabetes

External link opens in new tab or window For most people, Type 2 Diabetes is curable. Yes, that means that you do not need to be enslaved to drugs for the rest of your life. In addition, most diabetics are also on high blood pressure and high cholesterol medications. This triad is called "metabolic syndrome." The vast majority of people can get off these medications as well. It is just a matter of knowing what is causing the disease, and then knowing what steps to take to get healthy and work towards being medication free. Take heart and be encouraged because it can be done! For further information on how to get and STAY healthy, e-mail Dr. Reed at drtomreed@earthlink.net. Just remember that drugs come with their own problems. The fourth leading cause of death in the United States is adverse reactions to prescription drugs.

Dr. Reed is also a health and wellness education specialist. He holds classes in the Houston, Texas area on health-related issues. He also hosts webinars for those outside the area to learn how to stay healthy. Just email him at External link opens in new tab or windowdrtomreed@earthlink.net for more information.

Also, Dr. Reed conducted a research project in 2007 on 9 people with Type 2 Diabetes and metabolic syndrome. This group was given the parameters of the study and were basically told what to do and what not to do. They were also given special nutritional supplements that Dr. Reed recommends. The study was designed to last for 90 days only. At the end of this research project, 7 of the 9 (78%) were off the diabetic medication as well as the high blood pressure and high cholesterol medications. That is profound! Especially since most of the patients in the project did not think that it could ever happen.

If you have diabetes, or other medical problems that require you to take medications, e-mail Dr. Reed to discuss the possibility of getting off the medications.