I woke up at 5:30 this morning sweating profusely. My blood sugar was crashing. I went downstairs and checked my blood sugar - it was 46! So I poured an 8 oz glass of carrot juice and drank it. By 6:30 I was okay with a blood sugar of 72. Because of this drop though, I am going to lower the 24 hour insulin from 3 units to 1 tonight. If I end up taking more fast acting insulin, that is fine because the lows are scary.
I am experiencing a little detox today. Sneezing and stuff draining down the back of my throat. Not a lot, but any detox is great!
My bs at 8:45 was 191. Not high enough to take any insulin. At 10:00 I drank a green powder drink. At 12:20 my bs was 205. Borderline high enough to take insulin without food. But I decided to drink a green/carrot juice (6oz/2oz plus water to make a quart) and not take insulin. I will take it later in the afternoon if my bs is still high. It will take my body 3 days to adjust to the changes in the slow acting insulin, so I will have to put up with the roller coaster ride for now. But it is still a better, more level roller coaster ride than when I eat cooked food or even a high fruit raw food diet.
At 3:30 in the afternoon my bs was 244, so I took 1 unit of insulin. Normally, one unit of insulin brings my level down by 80. So before this juice feast I would have taken 1 1/2 or 2 units. But I am trying to avoid those lows. It worked. At 5:15 my bs was 167. I drank a green powder drink and at 7:30 it was 160. I ate a raw soup and at bedtime it was 212, so I took another unit of insulin.
I tell you, I am really getting sensitive to the highs. When my bs is in the upper 100s or lower 200s my legs start to hurt. I used to go up to 300 or more before that happened. I think that is good though.
Tomorrow morning I have a fasting blood test and I can't eat anything in the morning before it. Since I really want to avoid a blood sugar crash, I am not taking any slow acting insulin tonight. I will just take extra fast acting insulin during the day. In fact, I am going to try that for 3 days and see how well my body adjusts to that. Then Saturday night I will take some slow acting insulin if I need it.
Here is an excerpt from a 2003 interview with Dr. Young. His CDs & supplements are available for purchase at www.innerlightinc.com.
We’ve had great success with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic challenges. I’m reminded of what Thomas Edison once said. “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient with proper use of food, fresh air, and exercise.” My book focuses on a holistic approach to Type 1 (insulin dependent) and Type 2 (diet related, not insulin dependent) Diabetes.
The wonderful thing we have found in the control studies that we have done, is we have had success in one hundred percent of the cases when they apply what Thomas Edison was talking about. When they apply the principles of alkalizing and energizing their body holistically, when they apply the principles of not treating the pancreas but providing the proper alkaline pH around the fluids that surround the insulin producing Beta cells - we’ve been able to reduce insulin usage by over 50% in every case. And in many cases in Type 2 Diabetes over 90% of them have been reversed.
The pancreas is a shock organ. It has to deal with the food that’s coming out of the stomach. So if the food is highly acidic, the pancreas’ front line is releasing bicarbonate to bring the alkalinity anywhere from 1.5 up to 8 or 8.2, a jump of over 1 million times. A pH of 6 is 10 times more acidic than a pH of 7, 5 is 10 times more acidic than 6, etc.
When the pancreas hasn’t got enough bicarbonate, it pulls it from the blood. In fact it will pull it from any source it can to alkalize that food. Because if that food is not alkalized, it will end up damaging a very sensitive and important part of our body - the intestinal villus.
It’s in the intestinal villus that the food is biologically transformed into new blood and then into new body cells. If that food is improper, and it hasn’t got the proper pH, and the pancreas is stressed everything can get out of balance. The pancreas is on the front line in the preparation of that food, in order to provide new cells that will eventually become body cells.
If you take a diabetic, someone who is doing Diabetes (and I say this literally, you don’t “get” Diabetes, you do it, with your lifestyle and with your diet) and you teach them how to not do Diabetes, then you get phenomenal results. A woman in Texas had been doing Diabetes for twenty-two years. She was taking 120 units of insulin a day, in 30 days she’s off all her injections.
Why? Because it wasn’t about the pancreas, it was about maintaining a proper internal environment so that cells can operate and function at their highest level.
If you put any matter into acid it's going to break down - it’s not going to be able to perform. When the context (i.e. the environment) is overacidic and you make that significant change - then we find that everything starts functioning better, functioning normally! That’s what we’ve found not only with Type 2 diabetics, but now also with Type 1 diabetics which is a miracle.
Yes, and I believe I am experiencing that miracle right now!