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Friday 17 June 2011

Is there a diabetes iodine link?

I have been hanging around diabetes forums for three years and have read many thousands of posts, I have posted thousands of posts, but I have never heard of diabetes symptoms being reversed with iodine. Is there a diabetes iodine link? There is some evidence that iodine has a very beneficial effect on blood sugar control.

“In an interview with Jimmy Moore, Dr. Flechas explained the diabetes iodine interaction: "The iodine attaches itself to hormone receptors within the body and increases the sensitivity of the receptor to its associated hormone. In this patient's case, the iodine increased her sensitivity to the hormone insulin to the point of normalizing her blood sugars.”
“This woman had come in via the emergency room with a very high random blood sugar of 1,380 mg/dl. She was then started on insulin during her hospitalization and was instructed on the use of a home glucometer. She was to use her glucometer two times per day.”

“Four weeks later during an office visit her glucometer was downloaded to my office computer, which showed her to have an average random blood sugar of 98. I praised the patient for her diligent efforts to control her diet and her good work at keeping her sugars under control with the insulin”

“She then informed me that she had come off her insulin three weeks earlier and had not been taking any medications to lower her blood sugar. When asked what she felt the big change was, she felt that her diabetes was under better control due to the use of iodine.”
Please check out the link for more info. Eddie


Ali said...

Mind you, personally I would say that replacing table salt with balanced sea salt that contains trace iodine may be just as beneficial.

There are cultures - like Japan that eat a lot of seafood and sea vegetables. and their incidence of diabetes does seem to be considerably lower (although like a lot of cultures, it is getting higher as they have adopted the Western diet).

Seaweed anyone?

FredT said...

here in canada, we cannot even get iodine supplements
across the counter, due to the governments great wisdom.

Ali said...

Don't think they can stop you eating seafood or using Celtic Sea salt though Fred....

Anonymous said...

Gets you thinking..and its good to about eating food thats got a lot of iodine?


Anonymous said...

Good idea to eat foods that contain iodine, can't do any harm.


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