Massive increase in amount of insulin being prescribed

insulinI was extremely troubled by reports this week that the amount of insulin being prescribed has increased 3-fold in just 20 years.

The BBC reported that this is due to the huge increase in people with Type 2 diabetes now using the drug.  They correctly allude to the fact that this indicates a failure in diabetes care!  There should be no need whatsoever for the vast majority of Type 2 patients to find themselves using insulin if they are given proper nutrition and lifestyle advice.

It’s easy to believe that because the human body produces it’s own insulin then taking it as a medication is benign. It really isn’t.  There are numerous side effects linked with taking insulin as a medication, and some are serious: these are taken from a reputable website :-

Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site
  • changes in the feel of your skin, skin thickening (fat build-up), or a little depression in the skin (fat breakdown)
  • weight gain
  • constipation

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: these are the more serious side effects!

  • rash and/or itching over the whole body
  • shortness of breath
  • wheezing
  • dizziness
  • blurred vision
  • fast heartbeat
  • sweating
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • weakness
  • muscle cramps
  • abnormal heartbeat
  • large weight gain in a short period of time
  • swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs

Many diabetics may be lead to believe they can eat whatever they like and compensate by injecting insulin.  But the health risks associated are not insignificant!

Balancing blood sugar using food is a very different experience compared with using insulin.  People who do report easy weight loss; lower blood sugars on average and over time this clearly shows in HbA1c readings; more energy, vitality and big improvements in overall wellbeing.

Try it – you might like it!  Just like the Type 1 client who reported back just last night that with a few simple dietary changes he has halved his fast-acting insulin in just 2 weeks, lost 6lbs in belly fat and is feeling very well indeed thank you. Am so happy for him, and can’t wait to see what he achieves by the end of his Rebalance programme!

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