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Diabetes and Bloodtype - Obesity - Natural Remedies

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

Bloodtype O is more protected against developing Type II diabetes

Which bloodtype is more likely to develop Type II diabetes?  I'll give you a hint.

It's not the common bloodtype O's.  

A large prospective French epidemiological study that investigated the relationship between blood type and Type II diabetes was published in Diabetologia this month.  The researchers concluded that blood type is a risk factor for Type II diabetes and should be included in individual risk scores of diabetes.  

Who was the highest?  Type B positive blood type was the highest risk for Type II diabetes.

Type B-Positive Had Highest Risk for Type 2 Diabetes.  Compared to O's blood type A and B had significantly greater risk for Type II diabetes.  There was no difference in diabetes risk if you were Rhesus group positive or negative.  

How does blood type affect the risk for diabetes?

  • There are higher levels of inflammation markers in non-O individuals.  Those markers like factor VIII/von Willebrand might get turned on and create more inflammation and tissue damage.  
  • Non-O blood types may have a relationship between intercellular adhesion molecules 1 and or tumor necrosis factor-receptor 2.  Both are linked to increased Type II diabetes. 
  • Blood type modulates the composition of the intestinal microbiota which affects glucose metabolism and low grade inflammation. 

Whatever the reason there will be more research to explore this relationship in depth.  It would be easier if they called Dr. Peter D'Adamo for expert insight and research.  

If you don't know your blood type, call us and we can order the test.  We have sound programs to help you manage your blood sugar levels and reverse your pre-diabetes status.  

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Educational Opportunity 

Did you know that the kidneys are major glucose regulators?  The kidneys reabsorb all of the glucose that filters through the renal glomeruli tubules from the blood.  In people who do not have diabetes the kidney can store glucose as an energy source. When you have high blood sugar or hyperglycemia this mechanism does not work.  The diabetic kidney increases it's transport maximum load for glucose and collects more sugar.  More sugar gets loaded until the transport maximum gets overloaded and you spill sugar into the urine. Transporters actively transport glucose across the proximal convoluted tubule cells of the kidney.  At Second Nature, we lower your blood sugar levels with diet, exercise and nutraceuticals and we protect your kidneys.

What sales last year were more than the combined revenue of the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association?  

Answer: diabetes drugs reached 23 billion in 2014

None of the 30 new diabetes drugs launched from 2004 to 2013 reduced heart attacks or strokes, prevented blindness, kidney failure, amputations and other diabetes-related complications.  They were all approved to lower blood sugar and an investigation found that most do not have a benefit and some are harmful.  

80% of individuals with Type II diabetes die of cardiovascular disease.  Some of the new drugs actually cause cardiovascular events.  

Many of the new FDA approved drugs do cause serious side effects.  Serious enough to create an estimated 100,000 emergency room visits each year by individuals with low blood sugar levels.  Heart problems, cancers, and overdoses make up another percentage of side effects.  About 3,300 patient death cases involved a diabetes drug in one analysis.  

What's not so sweet is the fact that doctors and organizations who made diagnostic changes to include more people with diabetes received several million dollars a year from the diabetic drug manufacturers.  

Controlling glucose via medications can increase the risk of hypoglycemia and complications like: seizure, unconsciousness and or death especially in older people who are most susceptible to hypoglycemia. Five percent or 20,000 admitted to the hospital for hypoglycemia died within 30 days of their admission.  Almost double the number of seniors at age 77 are admitted to the hospital because of hypoglycemia compared to hyperglycemia.  

We have a new disease in medicine.  It is the over treatment of blood sugar regulation with pharmaceuticals.  Diet and exercise have been proven to be much more effective in preventing Type II diabetes.  The combination of diet and exercise reduced the odds of pre-diabetes becoming Type II diabetes by 58% compared with 31% using metformin.  

86 million Americans or 37% (adults) meet Hemoglobin A1c standards for pre-diabetes.  Over 26 million Americans have Type II diabetes.  

Did your doctor tell you about this risk?

Liraglutide or Victoza, approved in 2010, showed concerns about an increased risk of thyroid cancer and cardiovascular safety.  It is also been linked to serious pancreatic inflammation and pancreatic cancer.  Other GLP-1 receptor agonist drugs have a black box warning because they cause thyroid tumors in rodents.  

The public petitioned the FDA to remove Liraglutide in 2012 and the FDA denied the petition.  Now the manufacturer Novo Nordisk is seeking approval for a higher dose of the drug to be used in weight loss.

Obesity News 

The Court of Justice of the European Union in Brussels ruled that obese people can be considered disabled which is covered by anti-discrimination legislation.  If obesity is classified as a protected characteristic then companies would be required to make sure their obese employees can perform their duties on equal footing with non-obese co-workers.  The employer would be responsible to make any adjustments needed to help the employee perform their job.  

About 25% of European men and women are obese.  In the US one in three adults is obese.  Michigan has legislation that prohibits against weight discrimination.  

Topics: Healthy Living, Chronic Illness and Disease, Weight Loss and Obesity

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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