Insulin treatment: undesirable side effects on diverse organs including the heart.
- Published in the journal science daily, February 4, 2013:
Patients with type II diabetes treated with insulin, designed to lower blood glucose levels, could be exposed to a greater risk of health complications including heart attack, stroke, cancer and eye complications when compared with patients treated with alternative glucose-lowering treatments. A 50% risk of increased mortality was found in people from UK primary care.
Diabetes mellitus type II or non-insulin-dependent diabetes is a long-term metabolic disorder that is primarily characterized by insulin resistance, relative insulin deficiency, and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar.
Alternative to insulin for type II diabetes.
- High in dietary fiber, especially soluble fiber, but low in saturated fat and sugar.
- Reducing intake of carbohydrates that have a high glycemic index.
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Patients currently being treated with insulin should not, under any circumstances, stop taking their medications, and it is important to emphasize that this report related to only type 2 diabetes.