In many cases, insulin treatment in type 2 diabetes, a disorder of deranged insulin signaling, may represent adding fuel to the fire. No individual should misconstrue this article as medical advice or discontinue any medication without the approval of a licensed physician. The intent, rather, is to encourage early dietary and lifestyle interventions, combined with targeted nutraceuticals, in order to prevent the downward trajectory that results in the prescribing of insulin to treat type 2 diabetes.
Although there is a strong genetic component, researchers maintain that the majority of cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle modifications (2). Variables, such as cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and toxicant exposure are all preventable factors correlated with development of type 2 diabetes (36, 2).
In addition, as catalogued in the GreenMedInfo databases, dozens of natural agents and modalities, including botanicals such as ginger (37), spirulina (38), and black cumin seed (39), nutraceuticals such as L-arginine (40), vitamin C (41), magnesium (42), omega-3 fatty acids (43), and vitamin D (43), and both high intensity interval training (44) and aerobic exercise (45) have all demonstrated anti-diabetic and insulin-sensitizing effects in human trials. Consistent with naturopathic precepts, health care providers should prioritize these lowest risk, least invasive interventions as the standards of care.
via Green Med Info GMO Insulin Increases Morbidity and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetics