Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 7 – Case Study #2

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Adult onset diabetes is not genetic and is curable. Many in the medical profession would disagree with both. Quantitative Medicine clinical practice has cured adult onset diabetes consistently and repeatedly.

This is the sixth post in an in depth series which examines Adult Onset Diabetes, or, as it is also caused, Type II Diabetes. We’ll abbreviate it to AODM. Here we look at an actual case.

“Mr. Wilson’s” case illustrates a very common problem that can be missed unless you look a little deeper. Notice on his graph that his fasting glucose is 100mg/dl. This level has the formal name “impaired fasting glucose.” Note too that his HDL is low at 39. His A1c is 5.6 which is less than the pre-diabetes number of 5.7. At 47 he is at very real risk of developing diabetes.

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Often overlooked is fasting insulin. Note Wilson’s initial level of 23. His diet at that time was high in starch and so tended to cause a high level of insulin. Upon switching to the QM diet, his insulin decreased to 10, yet his glucose dropped as well. This means the QM diet is making insulin more effective, and hence the QM diet “cured” insulin resistance.
Contrast this with the example of “Mr. Jones” who had full-blown diabetes but low insulin. I don’t want to sketch out all of the possible scenarios, including some stages of IRS that can look like “Mr. Jones” without being just non-IRS diabetes but keep in mind that “Mr. Jones” did not have a fasting glucose level near as high as his average of 265 whereas “Mr. Wilson” has a fasting glucose of 100 and an average glucose of 122 (A1c of 5.6). So “Mr. Jones” had wildly variant fasting and average glucose numbers with low insulin and “Mr. Wilson” had similar fasting and average glucose numbers with much, much higher insulin. These are differences that matter and that become important when giving dietary advice. “Mr. Jones” needs to be careful to eat every three hours, including a bedtime snack to help stabilize his liver’s response to insulin, and “Mr. Wilson” needs to mostly focus on eliminating anything that stimulates insulin. Clearly there are overlaps in the dietary advice each should get but the focus and guidance and ability to comply differs by personality. And this is where the external and objective guidance of numbers needs to work with the internal and subjective character of each of us. This is, after all, a human enterprise.

The series:

Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 1 – Introduction
Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 2 – Diagnosis and Impact
Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 3 – The Cause
Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 4 – The Cure
Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 5 – Strange “Standard” Practice
Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 6 – Case Study 1
Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 7 – Case Study 2
Adult Onset Diabetes – Part 8 – Summary

 

 

 

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