Volume 5, Issue 4
January 26, 2012
New study proves you
can cure diabetes
When I tell people they can cure diabetes without drugs or the help of a doctor, they usually roll their eyes and think I’m making it up. But I’m not. I’ve seen it happen all too many times. Now a new study finally is verifying what I have been saying.
In this new study, the researchers examined the effect of a new drug that consists of a combination of two drugs. This new medication is a controlled-release combination of phentermine, an appetite suppressant, and topiramate, an anticonvulsant. The net effect of the drugs is to reduce appetite so people eat less.
The researchers looked at the effect of two different doses of the drug combination on a group of 146 adults with type-2 diabetes. In addition to having diabetes, all of these people also had a mean body mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2. This means that all of them were significantly obese. The average length of time in which they had diabetes was four years. In other words, these were not recently diagnosed cases. They were all using the standard dietary and exercise advice. And about half of them were on the diabetes medication metformin.
The researchers divided the participants into three groups. For one year, some of them took a placebo pill, some took a half dose of the drug combo, and some took a full dose. At the end of the year, the patients taking the placebo had an average weight loss of 2.8%. Those on the low-dose drug had a weight loss of 6.6%. And those on the high dose had a 12.1% loss.
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But they didn’t just lose weight. They also saw amazing results with their diabetes.
The researchers defined a cure of diabetes as the absence of any signs, symptoms, or laboratory evidence of diabetes. The placebo cured a remarkable 1.7% of the patients. This alone shows you the power of simply altering diet and establishing an exercise routine. Here’s what is really remarkable about this result. I know that the diet and exercise programs most doctors prescribe for type-2 diabetics fall way short of what is actually optimal. So even with a sub-optimal natural program, 1.7% of these patients experienced a complete cure.
This gets better. The patients on the drug combo saw even more cases cured. Those on the half dose had an 8.3% cure rate. And those on the full dose saw a whopping 15.4% cure rate. There are several good take home messages from this very interesting and well done study.
First, notice the striking correlation between the amount of weight loss and the amount of cures in each group. There is almost a 1:1 ratio. The greater the amount of weight loss, the greater the number of cures. This is a striking demonstration of the incredibly important relationship between weight and diabetes.
Next, notice that the amount of weight lost did not have to be drastic. The group with the 15.4% cure rate lost only 12.5% of their weight. For most of these patients, that would amount to about 25-35 pounds. That is not that much considering the overall obesity of the group.
Third, in this study, the researchers examined only one parameter of diabetes — weight. While excess body fat obviously plays a strong role in diabetes, there are many other issues including liver function, hormone levels, and herbal and nutritional factors that are also very important. I describe all of these in my book. If you were to address all of these issues at the same time you lost the weight, I’m sure that the results would have been much better.
Lastly, before you go out and ask your doctor for the drug combination, consider that nasty little issue of side effects. The drug users commonly experienced constipation, insomnia, dry mouth, and headache. And they also had two signs of neurological injury: an impairment of their ability to taste (dysgeusia) and numbness and tingling in their hands and feet (called paresthesias).
When the drug manufactures applied to the FDA for a new drug application, the FDA rejected it. The agency felt that the danger of birth defects, elevated heart rate, metabolic acidosis, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders, along with attention, memory, language, and other cognitive disorders was unacceptably high. This is one time that I have to congratulate the FDA.
This study confirms what I’ve said all along — you can cure type-2 diabetes. Fortunately, you don’t have to subject yourself to all the dangers and side effects of these drugs to do it. There are many safe and natural ways to do the same thing. If you or any of your loved ones has type-2 diabetes, please get a copy of my book, The Type-2 Diabetes Breakthrough. The natural methods I tell you about in this book can cure diabetes. I’ve seen many of my patients use it to do just that. And you can do it too. You can order the book by calling 800-791-3392.
Finding your Real Cures,
Frank Shallenberger, MD
REF: Diabetes Reversed With Investigational Weight Loss Drug by Kate Johnson. www.medscape.com. December 16, 2011.
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