Diabetes Diabetes Solutions

Some Topics

  • Symptoms of Diabetes

    Diabetes (DB) is a process that usually goes undetected for many years. Early symptoms are the most common symptoms that people suffer such as fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating. With rising blood sugar levels, increased thirst leads to increased water intake and increased urination.

    The signs of diabetes that are most obvious include:

  • Frequent Urination
  • Constant thirst or hunger
  • Blurred vision;
  • Numb or tingling extremities;
  • Slow healing of cuts and bruises
  • DB2 is more common in older people, especially older women who are overweight, and occurs more often among African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. Compared with non-Hispanic whites, Type 2 diabetes rates are about 60 percent higher in African Americans and 110 to 120 percent higher in Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans. Native Americans have the highest rates of DB2 in the world. Among Pima Indians living in the United States, for example, half of all adults have DB2.

    Increased Body Fat

    An overweight group dominates DB2. Most overweight diabetics begin with excessive amounts of insulin rather than a deficiency but the insulin does not work properly and blood sugar rises. About 80 percent of people with DB2 are overweight. Glucose in the blood increases because of the inability of the body to make efficient use of its main source of fuel. The symptoms of DB2 develop gradually.

    The first stage of DB2 is referred to as "glucose intolerance" since blood glucose levels rises excessively after eating food. Fasting blood sugars remain normal and other signs of diabetes have not yet appeared. As the glucose intolerance progresses, high glucose levels become more persistent and other problems appear.

    The term 'insulin resistance" refers to observation that most people with DB2 when it is first diagnosed have normal to high insulin levels in their blood when their blood sugar is elevated - clearly the available insulin is not working properly. Insulin works by attaching to receptors on cells that respond to the signals by letting glucose enter the cell. If insulin receptors are deficient, blocked or otherwise not working, the net effect is insulin resistance. Increase fasting insulin levels precede the onset of fasting hyperglycemia. When fasting hyperglycemia appears, liver glucose production usually increases, aggravating the tendency to high blood sugar.

    Restoring a healthy diet and exercise with weight loss will often prevent progression from glucose intolerance to DB2, by reducing insulin resistance.

    Progression of Diabetes becomes a Multisystem Disorder

    As diabetes progresses, more tissues in the body deteriorate. Each person who is diagnosed with DB2 has choices. The basic fact is that eating too much of the wrong food and exercising too little will lead the diabetic down a path of that leads to disease, misery and progressive disability. A collection of metabolic problems is often found in patients with type 2 Diabetes. The metabolic syndrome involves insulin resistance, gout, hypertension, obesity, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, hyperapobetalipoproteinemia and low concentrations of HDL. These metabolic problems are all risk factors for atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and strokes. All the abnormalities will improved with exercise, better food choices and caloric restriction.

    Clearly, heroic efforts are more that justified to change diet and life-style determinants of the disease so that the terrible consequences of neglected diabetes are avoided. The disturbing fact is that most diabetics will go on to develop one or more chronic microvascular and neuropathic complications. These problems include retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy (also called the "triopathies") and cardiovascular disease. Hyperglycemia is known to result in acute changes in cellular metabolism and causes cumulative long-term changes in macromolecules, described as advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). Potential pathogenic mechanisms include the accumulation of fructose and sorbitol and the modification of proteins by glycation.
    Nathan stated that: “DB2 may be the most rapidly growing chronic disease in the world. Its long-term complications, including retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy, and accelerated macrovascular disease cause major morbidity and mortality... pathogenic mechanisms include the accumulation of sorbitol and other biochemical changes in tissues with aldose reductase, and the modification of proteins by glycation.”

  • You are visiting the Diabetes Center at Alpha Online, and educational resource and order portal developed by Alpha Nutrition.

    Alpha Education books refer to theAlpha Nutrition Program a comprehensive method of diet revision.

    Managing Diabetes byStephen Gislason MD is a self-help book explains how to manage diabetes. The book offers the good news that the impending disasters are optional if eating and living conditions are changed correctly. Newly diagnosed diabetics should act to design a new diet with increased physical activity.  2018 Edition 170 Pages

    Download inexpensive eBook

    The Diabetes Starter Pack bundles the Alpha Nutrition Program, the book Managing Diabetes 2 and the formula Alpha DMX to help you get started solving your health problems. The starter pack is sold at a discount to make it easier and more affordable for you to learn more and try our nutrient formulas. Alpha Education offers printed books and eBooks for download, Alpha Nutrition formulas and Starter packs are all ordered at Alpha Online. Physical shipments by the Post Office to destinations in Canada and USA.

    Order Starter Pack

    Order Alpha Education Books

    Alpha Online offers two editions for books.

    Click Add to Cart (left) to begin your order for printed books for mail delivery to Canada and the US from Alpha Online. Click Download (right) to download eBooks as PDF files. Pay by Pay Pal for quick download. Click the book titles (center column) to read topics from each book.

    Print Books Read Topics Download
    Nutrition Program
    Aching & Fatigue
    Air & Breathing
    Alpha Cooking
    Eating and Weight
    Skin Disease
    Feeding Children
    Human Brain
    Managing Food Allergy
    Digestive Disorders
    Food Choices
    Arterial Disease
    Immunology Notes
    Inflammatory Arthritis
    Nutrition Notes
    Alpha Online
    Alpha Nutrition is a trademark and a division of Environmed Research Inc. Environmed was founded in 1984 at Vancouver, BC, Canada. Online Since 1995. Experts in Self-Managed Care. Experts in Elemental Nutrient Formulas. All Alpha Nutrition formulas, printed books and Starter packs are ordered online. We ship through the Post Office to all destinations in Canada and the USA. Prices are listed as Canadian dollars.

    US $ prices are lower epending on the daily dollar exchange rate.