Insulin is NOT a cure

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everyday life and adventures with type 1 diabetes

INSULIN. IS. NOT. A. CURE!

Insulin is NOT a cure for diabetes. It is a treatment. A treatment that keeps me alive until we find a cure. I am very, very happy about insulin because without it, I would probably be dead right now but people need to stop thinking that we already found a cure for diabetes.

Insulin is not a cure

I sometimes hear or read, that diabetes can be cured by taking insulin – that is simply a myth. I sometimes also hear people say, that insulin pumps are a cure for diabetes – which is a myth as well. Yes, insulin pumps help managing diabetes, but sadly they “don’t do everything itself” as a lot of people apparently believe. Type 1 diabetes might be manageable, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no need for a cure. Apart from that, insulin prices are increasing and a lot of people don’t even have…

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Why Stress is Making You Sick

NTP, cortisol, stress, hypothyroid, blood sugar, adrenal

Functional Dysfunction

Today I want to talk to you about stress. We all deal with it, and
our lifestyles today are a breeding ground for chronic stress. With stressful
jobs, busy families, too many commitments, underlying health problem, and poor
food choices, we rarely give our bodies the rest it needs.

Chronic elevated cortisol can wreak major havoc on the endocrine
system. Cortisol is know as the “fight or flight” hormone. Cortisol is meant to
rise when in times of stress, such as running from a potential threat, and then
the hormone drops when the threat is removed. This hormone is created by the
adrenal glands and produces the burst of energy needed for that response. The
problem with our current lifestyle is a chronic state of stress. This chronic
stress requires the adrenal glands to work overtime and becomes the priority of
the endocrine system, putting other functions on the back…

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