August 21, 2011

So, for what seems like the 100th time, let me break it down for the Katrina Bastos, Sharon Jones, and Kristen Hoy minded folks of the world.  

My #Diabetes4Dummies hash tag earning friends.

This is painfully easy.  So try to pay attention.

All mammals, big and small, produce insulin.  Via their pancreas.  Y'all with me so far?  I don't want to go to fast for you.

According to the definition of Insulin:

Insulin is a hormone central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells in the livermuscle, and fat tissue to take up glucose from the blood, storing it as glycogen in the liver and muscle.
Insulin stops the use of fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagon. With the exception of the metabolic disorder diabetes mellitus and Metabolic syndrome, insulin is provided within the body in a constant proportion to remove excess glucose from the blood, which otherwise would be toxic. When blood glucose levels fall below a certain level, the body begins to use fat as an energy source throughglycogenolysis, for example, by transfer of lipids from adipose tissue to the liver for mobilization as an energy source. As its level is a central metabolic control mechanism, its status is also used as a control signal to other body systems (such as amino acid uptake by body cells). In addition, it has several other anabolic effects throughout the body.
When control of insulin levels fails, diabetes mellitus will result. As a consequence, insulin is used medically to treat some forms of diabetes mellitus. Patients with type 1 diabetes depend on external insulin (most commonly injected subcutaneously) for their survival because the hormone is no longer produced internally.

Again, you three all still with me right? Right?
So, please, tell me HOW the heck a PH diet will eliminate the need of insulin in a living organism.  Please.  Please.  Explain how the PH diet, what did Katrina say, "is an alternative to insulin"? 
Maybe the entire human race, Type 1 or not, can get their pancreas removed, and just follow your diet plan.
I am not so much troubled about the snake oil you are selling to make a few bucks. We all need to eat, and there is a sucker born every minute.
I am, however, extremely angered by the way you seem to talk down to the people, the millions of them, who are truly fighting the disease on THIS PLANET.  
The parents and patients waging the war with the only working mechanisms for treating Type 1 diabetes.

Insulin.  Syringes.  Insulin pumps.  Blood glucose tests.  Continuous blood glucose monitors.  

Diligence. Perverseness.  Patience.  Knowledge.

It would behoove you to to pay them some much earned respect.   

They are ALL living and dealing with this disease in the real world.  

Acting to provide the REQUIRED natural life sustaining hormone, as "external pancreases".