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Old 11-13-2011, 03:34   #1
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I learnt of this non-traditional treatment today. But before describing what I learnt today, let me start with these disclaimers. I have not personally undergone this treatment. With the little knowledge I have at present of diabetes and how my body works, I would not think of undergoing this treatment. But who knows, as I get more enlightened on the mysterious ways my body works, my current opinions and decisions may change in the future .

In my madhura (=sweet) mother tongue, the treatment I am about to write about is called madhura chikitsa, literally sweet treatment. I heard of this treatment today. A young relative of mine and his wife came to lunch at our home. The relative's wife said that her diabetic mother back in Kerala (in India) is undergoing madhura chikitsa for her diabetes. And not just her mother, but her cousin too. And not just these two, but bus loads of other diabetics. According to her, this treatment rests on the theory of stimulating the pancreas with sweet things, as sugar, or say as the Indian pudding payasam or the sweet ball Laddoo. The sweet things kick the lazy pancreas to wake up and work earnestly. Regular exercise also seems to be part of this treatment. (I personally found that exercise alone works for me without the need to kick start my pancreas with sweets .)

Once the young couple left, I googled with the words "madhura chikitsa" and came up with this thread of discussion: https://groups.google.com/group/brig...4d03f9e5?hl=en . If you don't have the fonts of my mother tongue installed in your computer, you might see strange symbols as in swear words in comics. But I can assure you that those are sweet words written in the beautiful script of my mother tongue and that you can ignore them because the discussions are essentially in English. Read and enjoy.

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Well, it works for MCS . . . he pokes his pancreas awake every morning by adding 4g sugar to his coffee . . . correct me if I'm wrong, Marty!




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All I have to say is

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Actually, everyone here is correct...
Type 1 diabetes is caused by diabetic genes; usually it shows up in childhood and there is really no way to prevent it. Basically, your body does not produce insulin to break down sugars in your body.

Type 2 diabetes is the result of years of abusing your body through a poor diet & lack of exercise. Your body produces more and more insulin to break down the sugars in your body, and over time your body becomes resistant to insulin. Changing your diet and exercising can bring your sugar down & has even been known to reverse type 2 diabetes.

So the answer to your question is yes, eating a lot of sugar can cause TYPE 2 diabetes, but not type 1.

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You need to do a lot more research before you start making statements like these. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease whereby your body begins to attack its beta cells. It is diagnosed anywhere from children clear up to middle-age.

Type 2 is not caused by gluttony and sloth, nor is it caused by eating sugar.

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Actually, everyone here is correct...
Type 1 diabetes is caused by diabetic genes; usually it shows up in childhood and there is really no way to prevent it. Basically, your body does not produce insulin to break down sugars in your body.

Type 2 diabetes is the result of years of abusing your body through a poor diet & lack of exercise. Your body produces more and more insulin to break down the sugars in your body, and over time your body becomes resistant to insulin. Changing your diet and exercising can bring your sugar down & has even been known to reverse type 2 diabetes.

So the answer to your question is yes, eating a lot of sugar can cause TYPE 2 diabetes, but not type 1.



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Type 2 diabetes is the result of years of abusing your body through a poor diet & lack of exercise.
You have just shown how ignorant and uneducated about this disease you are. Nuff said.

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Type 2 diabetes is the result of years of abusing your body through a poor diet & lack of exercise.
WOW! thank you mr. AMA or should i ask if you work for my insurance company?
based on your simple thesis i shouldn't be anything close to resembiling a Diabetic
i don't do sugar (even in childhood) eat healthy and treat my body well, exercise daily, have good lab results (except for A1c), BMI of 23, and 20/20 vision.
so how come i was diag 6 years ago with preD and now have to stick myself daily with sharp lil objects...mmmmmmm?
your lil ol theory just doesn't fly here

and since i'm new i'll be nice

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WOW! thank you mr. AMA or should i ask if you work for my insurance company?
based on your simple thesis i shouldn't be anything close to resembiling a Diabetic
i don't do sugar (even in childhood) eat healthy and treat my body well, exercise daily, have good lab results (except for A1c), BMI of 23, and 20/20 vision.
so how come i was diag 6 years ago with preD and now have to stick myself daily with sharp lil objects...mmmmmmm?
your lil ol theory just doesn't fly here

and since i'm new i'll be nice

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+100000000000000 Well Said!!

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Type 2 diabetes is the result of years of abusing your body through a poor diet & lack of exercise. Your body produces more and more insulin to break down the sugars in your body, and over time your body becomes resistant to insulin. Changing your diet and exercising can bring your sugar down & has even been known to reverse type 2 diabetes.

So the answer to your question is yes, eating a lot of sugar can cause TYPE 2 diabetes, but not type 1.
You need to go for a Diabetes Course 123 Mate!! Like the ones we learned here Diabetes bites hard in Manningham - Health - News - Manningham Leader


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You need to do a lot more research before you start making statements like these. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease whereby your body begins to attack its beta cells. It is diagnosed anywhere from children clear up to middle-age.

Type 2 is not caused by gluttony and sloth, nor is it caused by eating sugar.
I agree! thank you Shanny.

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