Handout for Diabetes
BASIC CONTROL FOR DIABETES
By Terry Chappell, MD
Celebration of Health Association
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
The main goals should be to control the blood sugar, prevent complications, and avoid side effects from mediciations. In our experience, most people with diabetes do better on a low carbohydrate diet. If the triglycerides are normal, they might do better on the high complex carbohydrate, low fat diet advocated by the American Diabetic Association. Regardless, you must examine your diet and make the changes that you can live with--this is a lifetime commitment. Eat five to seven servings per day of fresh fruits and vegetables (mostly the latter) and a similar number of glasses of filtered or bottled water. Avoid fatty meats, creamy foods, milk products, fried foods and sugar. Do something that works for you for stress control, and get good exercise five times per week.
Get eye exams yearly, take good care of your feet, and do regular testing of the blood sugar, preferably home monitoring. You should do your best to keep your blood pressure below 130/80, your LDL cholesterol below100, the HBA1C below 6.5 and your CRP in the lowest risk category. We suggest that all patients with diabetes take the following:
1. Boil 1/2 to 1 tsp of ginger powder in about 5 ounces of water for a minute or so. Pour off the liquid and drink it each morning. Later in the day we suggest a cup of Fenugreek tea, which you can get at the health foods store.
2. A high potency multivitamin, 2 chromium pills daily, 300mcg each, and 2-4 fish oil pills.
3. Gymnestra Sylvester, Vanadium, and Alpha Lipoic Acid might be added (the latter especially if you have peripheral neuropathy). Red Yeast is a natural statin that lowers the cholesterol as well as most of the statin drugs with a much lower incidence of side effects.
4. Any medications that you still need to achieve glucose control, but we expect that you will not need nearly as much as you would without this program.
BECAUSE OF THE EXCELLENT RESULTS IN THE TACT STUDY FOR DIABETES WE RECOMMEND THAT ALL DIABETICS TAKE CHELATION THERAPY.