Drugs for Type II Diabetes

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
September 17, 2008 11:46am CST
As someone who must depend upon some medication for certain health problems, I am becoming increasingly fearful of prescription drugs because most of them carry such a high risk of negative side effects. My doctor recently recommended that I go on an oral medication to treat my diabetes even though my readings are not very high when I test. I refused because I am already taking more medication than I like. What happened to doctors offering other alternatives to medication before placing you on more and more medication? My previous doctor(for more than 30 years), did not find it necessary to put me on medication. I am careful about what I eat, and everyone says that my readings are not high at all. They have been diabetic for many years. Is there a hidden motive for doctors now to push patients into going on all of these drugs? I believe so. I received a regular newsletter from which I have taken the following excerpt: Type II diabetes: It's in the water? For years, the medical community has pinned the rising rates of Type II diabetes on the fatty, fast food diet of many Americans. But now a new study reveals that it may not be what we're eating that's giving us diabetes, but what we're drinking. Nope, it's not soda, lemonade, or coffee … but water. Apparently, millions of people in America and around the globe are guzzling down water that's contaminated with arsenic. According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the water supplies of as many as 13 million Americans is corrupted by an amount of inorganic arsenic that's well above the Environmental Protection Agency standard of 10 micrograms per liter. When I say "inorganic" arsenic, I mean arsenic that's not naturally occurring; in other words, its junk left over from man-made things like industrial waste. Arsenic has no taste, color or smell, and at high levels it's deadly – as anyone who's ever read "Arsenic and Old Lace" can tell you. The researchers concluded that the participants in the study with the highest arsenic levels were 3.6 times as likely to have Type II diabetes. As for these researchers, I think it would've been nice for them to release exactly WHICH 13 million Americans are exposed to this tainted drinking water… but they didn't. Government cover-up, anyone? This newsletter is published by a doctor who constantly strives to debunk all of the myths about medicine.
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@grammasnook (1877)
• United States
17 Sep 08
My sister has diabetes, she was very overweight and unable to lose the weight she needed, she did have a gastrobipass lost the weight and since then her diabetes has seemed to disappear. It is strange I just seen it on the news last night that this just might be the right answer for a lot of people. I do not know how many extra pounds you have on you, but it might be a subject that you can talk to your doctor about. Good Luck!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I am also aware of the benefits of gastric bypass surgery to diabetics, grammasnook, but it is not an option for me at this time. I'm glad your sister has been helped by it.
• Thailand
19 Sep 08
Hello Worldwise, I have read your story about Diabetes II carefully and noticed you have your doubts about your doctor. And there you are right, because they have studied medicine, many times do not know anything at all what natural food can do for you. Taking myself as an example, I was living in Holland until the age of 61 when I removed to Thailand in December 2005. Then I started a long study about the connection between healthy living and the food that we take daily. Meanwhile my weight is down from 112 kg to 96 kg, my cholesterol is excellent, no risks for Diabetes 2 anymore and I am as healthy as I can be, using no medicines at all. The Healthcare industry is not interested at all in your life, business is more important. I wrote already a message about the way how to stop Diabetes and there are many studies on the internet, that Diabetes 2 can be cured between 2 and 25 days. If you search on the internet with "Naturalnews" you will come to a site about healthy living. There you will find a search possibility, where you give in "Diabetes 2" and everything about how to cure from Diabetes 2 will be given to you. And also very important is eating "Raw food" instead of processed and cooked food. A specialist in this field is David Wolfe, you can find at the internet as well. Would you like to have more information you can mail me at: avw44@in.com. Hope this will help you. With kind regards, Aart van Wijngaarden (Dutch) Khon Buri / Thailand
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
17 Sep 08
Interesting. I wonder if its only tap water that is contaminated or if it is bottled water as well. My current tap water tastes bad so I mainly drink either filtered water or bottled water. I wonder if I am still exposed to the arsenic. This is a good piece of information that I will follow up on. Thanks for posting it.