Monthly Archives: September 2015

Diabetes and chronic cellular stress

Diabetes, to my surprise, results from chronic cellular stress. The source of the stress is both legion and not really important to understanding what diabetes is. It all begins with the endoplasmic reticulum, an organelle inside every cell in our body. The Endoplasmic Reticulum The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is an organelle in every cell in […]

Short diabetes story of an anonymous person

At the beginning of this journey, I was obese, had high fasting blood sugar, high blood pressure, a high resting heart rate and very low energy. I began my exercise program. Not because I thought that was a good idea, but because I couldn’t do any more. Over the first two years, my fasting blood […]

Lipoic Acid for Diabetic Neuropathy

Lipoic acid, also called alpha-lipoic acid, is a natural treatment for diabetic neuropathy. Lipoic acid is a remarkable antioxidant that can work together with antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in the body to protect tissues from damage by free radicals (oxidative stress). Research Researchers have studied the effects of lipoic acid for extended […]