Rarely are people given the cause of death diabetes, however it is linked to so many different degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, strokes, and even mature aging. Type II diabetes is a new epidemic among children. In the past, it was termed Adult onset diabetes to distinguish it from type I which occurred in children. Today, this term can not be used because of the growing numbers in children. The epidemic is said to be driven by poor diet and the lack of exercise in kids. I believe that diet does play a role, and the lack of exercise to a lesser degree, however the hidden culprit is only now getting press. New research is linking toxins to the growing number of childhood cases of Type II Diabetes. Type I Diabetes, which is an auto-immune condition where the body is attacking the beta cells in the pancreas, has been linked to genetics and toxins already. The toxic link to Type II is still not making its way into treatments even in the alternative world. This is unfortunate, because if you don’t eliminate the cause, we will never find a cure.
In our office we run several different tests dependent upon a patients condition and the Doctor’s evaluation.
Complete metabolic panel – This is what we use to measure glucose. It is also used to assess liver and kidney function, especially for those detoxing.
HGBA1C – A much better assessment of glucose because it looks at glucose over a 3-6 month period of time.
Leptin – Is the hormone that tells your brain to burn fat for energy and controls appetite. We use this marker for any of our weight loss resistance patients and for diabetes because of its relationship to glucose and insulin. Note: A severe leptin rise could indicate a toxic state, especially biotoxins. Normal levels male or female should be under 10.
C-Reactive Protein – Inflammatory marker used as a predictor for heart disease.
Lp-PLA2 – A new inflammation marker very specific for cellular and arterial inflammation . I like patients to be under 190.
Spectracells Micronutrient Test – Offers a unique means to scientifically assess the intracellular requirements of micronutrients that play an important role in overall health and wellness.