Month 4

Week 3

If obesity causes diabetes, then why do so many thin people have diabetes?

Everyone has heard that obesity is out of control and that it causes diabetes. But, did you know that isn’t right? There is an ever accumulating amount of research that shows that there are all kinds of things that can cause diabetes. In fact, some research shows that diabetes causes the weight rather than what we have been taught: that weight causes diabetes.

If we go back to the ancient Ayurvedic medicine of 3000 years ago, we find that they identified 20 different types of blood glucose imbalance. Today’s conventional medicine only identifies 4 types:

o Hypoglycemic
o Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome or Pre Diabetes
o Type II Diabetes
o Type I Diabetes

So let’s look at some of the actual research. All of the following can cause diabetes:

o Too much sugar
o Prescription drugs
o Too many AGEs (Advanced Glycation Endproducts)
o Too many fatty acids in the blood
o Imbalance or depletion of microbiota
o Dysfunctional liver
o Dysfunctional adrenals
o Respiratory viral infection

Most people are familiar with the first item: too much sugar. This one is obvious. Not only the amount of sugar in the diet; but all the hidden sugars in everything from toothpaste to yogurt. Artificial sugars are just as toxic to the body as processed sugars and high fructose corn syrups.

Did you know that North America is the only place in the world that puts sugars in bread? From the huge amount of sodas that are swallowed; to the junk foods; fast foods; baked foods; etc. Then there are all the simple carbohydrates that turn into sugar in the body. We ingest far too many sugars that cause havoc within the body. They cause a huge excess of free radicals in the body.

Although we require some free radicals, usually in the Immune System that take care of various pathogens. The huge amount of excess free radicals, in all the different categories of free radicals, can provoke all kinds of dysfunctions throughout the body.

But there is a lot more than sugars and free radicals that play a role in diabetes.

Unfortunately, there are wide number of prescription drugs that are also known to cause blood glucose dysfunction. The following is taken from:

      • Abacavir (Ziagen®)
      • Abacavir + lamivudine, zidovudine (Trizivir®)
      • Acetazolamide (Diamox®)
      • Acitretin (Soriatane®)
      • Albuterol (Ventolin®, Proventil®)
      • Albuterol + ipratropium (Combivent®)
      • Ammonium chloride Amphotericin B (Amphocin®, Fungizone®)
      • Amphotericin B lipid formulations IV (Abelcet®)
      • Amprenavir (Agenerase®)
      • Anidulafungin (Eraxis®)
      • Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
      • Arsenic trioxide (Trisenox®)
      • Asparaginase (Elspar®)
      • Atazanavir (Reyataz ®)
      • Atenolol + chlorthalidone (Tenoretic®)
      • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®)
      • Atovaquone (Mepron®)
      • Baclofen (Lioresal®)
      • Benazepril + hydrochlorothiazide (Lotension®)
      • Betamethasone topical (Alphatrex®, Betatrex®, Beta-Val®, Diprolene®, Diprolene® AF, Diprolene® Lotion, Luxiq®, Maxivate®)
      • Betamethasone +clotrimazole (Lotrisone® topical)
      • Betaxolol Betoptic® eyedrops, (Kerlone® oral)
      • Bexarotene (Targretin®)
      • Bicalutamide (Casodex®)
      • Bisoprolol + hydrochlorothiazide (Ziac®)
      • Bumetanide (Bumex®)
      • Caffeine (Caffeine in moderation may actually be beneficial in diabetes but in large amounts can raise blood sugar.)
      • Candesartan + hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand HCT®)
      • Captopril + hydrochlorothiazide (Capozide®)
      • Carteolol (Cartrol® oral, Occupress® eyedrops)
      • Carvedilol (Coreg®)
      • Chlorothiazide (Diuril®)
      • Chlorthalidone (Chlorthalidone Tablets®, Clorpres®, Tenoretic®, Thalitone®)
      • Choline salicylate (Numerous tradenames of aspirin formulations: check label.)
      • Choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate (CMT®, Tricosal®, Trilisate®)
      • Clobetasol (Clobevate®, Cormax®, Cormax® Scalp Application, Embeline® E, Olux®, Temovate®, Temovate® E, Temovate® Scalp Application)
      • Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®)
      • Conjugated estrogens (Estrace®, Estring®, Femring®, Premarin®, Vagifem®, Cenestin®, Enjuvia®, Estrace®, Femtrace®, Gynodiol®, Menest®, Ogen®)
        Conjugated estrogens + medroxyprogesterone (Premphase®, Prempro®)
      • Corticosteroids (Numerous tradenames: check label.)
      • Corticotropin Cortisone (Numerous tradenames: check label.)
      • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune®, Neoral®, Gengraf®)
      • Daclizumab (Zenapax®)
      • Decitabine (Dacogen®)
      • Desonide (DesOwen®, Tridesilon®)
      • Desoximetasone (Topicort®)
      • Dexamethasone (Adrenocot®, Dalalone®, Decadron®, Decaject®, Dekasol®,
      • Dexacort®, Dexasone®, Dexim®, Dexone®, Hexadrol®, Medidex®, Primethasone®,
      • Solurex®, Dexamethasone Intensol®)
      • Dextromethorphan + promethazine (Phenergan® with Dextromethorphan, Phen- TussDM®)
      • Diazoxide (Proglycem®)
      • Enalapril + hydrochlorothiazide (Vaseretic®)
      • Encainide (Enkaid®)
      • Ephedrine and Guaifenesin (Primatene ® tablets, OTC - this medication includes ephedrine and guaifenesin. Guaifenesin is not responsible for hyperglycemia.)
      • Epinephrine (EpiPen ®, EpiPen® Jr, Primatene® Mist, OTC)
      • Esterified estrogens, estrone, estropipate Esterified estrogens + methyltestosterone (Estratest®)
      • Estradiol, ethinyl estradiol (Alora®, Climara®, Congest®, Delestrogen®, DepoEstradiol®, Depogen®, Estinyl®, Estrace®, Estraderm®, Estragyn 5®, Estragyn LA 5®, Estrasorb®, EstroGel®, Estro-L.A.®, Gynodiol®, Kestrone-5®, Neo-Estrone®, Menest®, Menostar®, Ogen .625®, Ogen®, Ortho-Est®, Premarin®, Valergen®, Vivelle®, Vivelle-Dot®)
      • Estradiol + norethindrone (Activella®)
      • Estradiol + norgestimate (Prefest®)
      • Estramustine (Emcyt®)
      • Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin®, Sodium Edecrin®)
      • Everolimus (Afinitor®)
      • Everolimus (Zortress®)
      • Fluoxetine (Prozac®, Sarafem®)
      • Flurandrenolide (Cordran®, Cordran® SP, Cordran® Tape)
      • Formoterol (Foradil® Aerolizer® Inhaler)
      • Fosamprenavir (Lexiva ®)
      • Fosinopril + hydrochlorothiazide (Monopril HCT®)
      • Furosemide (Lasix®)
      • Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg®)
      • Glucosamine (possible increase in insulin resistance; more likely with intravenous use)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide (Aldactazide®, Aldoril®, Capozide®, Dyazide®, HydroDIURIL®, Inderide®, Lopressor® HCT, Maxzide®, Microzide®, Moduretic®, Timolide®, Vaseretic®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + irbesartan (Avalide®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + lisinopril (Prinzide®, Zestoretic®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + losartan (Hyzaar®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + metoprolol (Lopressor HCT®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + moexipril (Uniretic®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + quinapril (Accuretic®, Quinaretic®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + telmisartan (Micardis HCT®)
      • Hydrochlorothiazide + valsartan (Diovan HCT®)
      • Hydrocortisone (Numerous trade names of topical hydrocortisone formulations: check label.)
      • Indapamide (Lozol®) Indinavir (Crixivan®)
      • Interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A®)
      • Interferon alfa-2b (Intron-A®)
      • Interferon alfa-2b + ribavirin (Rebetron®)
      • Interferon alfa-n1 (Alferon-N®)
      • Irinotecan (Camptosar®)
      • Isoniazid (Laniazid®, Nydrazid®)
      • Isotretinoin (Accutane®)
      • Lamivudine (Epivir®, Epivir-HBV®)
      • Levalbuterol (Xoponex®, Xopenex HFA®)
      • Levonorgestrel (Plan B®, Norplant System®)
      • Levothyroxine (Synthroid®, Levoxyl®)
      • Lopinavir + ritonavir (Kaletra®)
      • Magnesium salicylate (Bayer Select® Backache Pain Formula, Doans® Pills, Mobidin®, Nuprin® Backache Caplet)
      • Medroxyprogesterone (Provera®, DepoProvera®) Megestrol (Megace®)
      • Methylprednisolone (A-methaPred®, ADDVantage®, Depo-Medrol®, Medrol®, Medrol® Dosepak, Meprolone® Unipak, Solu-Medrol®)
      • Metolazone (Zaroxolyn®, Mykrox®)
      • Metoprolol (Lopressor®, Lopressor® HCT, Toprol XL®)
      • Modafinil (Provigil®) Moxifloxacin (Avelox®, Avelox® I.V.)
      • Mycophenolate (CellCept®) Nadolol (Corgard®)
      • Nelfinavir (Viracept®)
      • Niacin, niacinamide (Niacor®, Niaspan®, Nicolar®, Nicotinex®, Slo-Niacin®)
      • Nilotinib (Tasigna®)
      • Nilutamide (Nilandron®)
      • Nitric oxide (INOmax®)
      • Norethindrone (Aygestin®, Nor-QD®, Micronor®)
      • Norgestrel (Orvette®)
      • Nystatin (Mycostatin®, Nystat-Rx®, Nystop®, Pedi-Dri®)
      • Nystatin + triamcinolone (Dermacomb®, Myco II®, Mycobiotic II®, Mycogen II®, Mycolog II®, Myco-Triacet II®, Mykacet®, Mykacet II®, Mytrex®, Tristatin II®)
      • Octreotide (Sandostatin®, Sandostatin LAR®)
      • Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
      • Pantoprazole (Protonix®, Protonix® I.V.)
      • Pegaspargase (Oncaspar®)
      • Peginterferon alfa-2b (PEG-Intron®)
      • Pentamidine (Pentam 300®)
      • Phenylephrine* (Sudafed PE®, and others)
      • Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Dilantin-125®, Dilantin Infatabs®, Dilantin Kapseals®, Phenytek®)
      • Prednisolone (AK-Pred®, Blephamide®, Blephamide®, Liquifilm®, Econopred® Plus, Inflamase® Forte, Inflamase® Mild, Poly-Pred® Liquifilm®, Pred Forte®, Pred Mild®, Pred-G®, PredG® Liquifilm®, Delta Cortef®, Pediapred®, Prelone®)
      • Prednisone (Prednisone Intensol®, Sterapred®, Sterapred® DS)
      • Progesterone (Prometrium®)
      • Pseudoephedrine* (Claritin D®, Sudafed®, and others)
      • Quetiapine (Seroquel®)
      • Risperidone (Risperdal®, Risperdal® MTAB®)
      • Ritodrine (Yutopar®)
      • Ritonavir (Norvir®)
      • Rituximab (Rituxan®)
      • Salmeterol (Serevent®, Serevent® Diskus®)
      • Salsalate (Argesic®-SA, Disalcid®, MonoGesic®, Salflex®, Salsitab®)
      • Saquinavir (Invirase®)
      • Sodium oxybate (Xyrem®)
      • Somatropin (Genotropin®, Genotropin Miniquick®, Humatrope®, Norditropinartridges®, Norditropin NordiFlex®, Nutropin®, Nutropin AQ®, Saizen®, Serostim®, Zorbtive®)
      • Sotalol (Betapace®, Betapace AF®, Sorine®)
      • Streptozocin (Zanosar®)
      • Tacrolimus (Prograf®, Protopic®)
      • Temsirolimus (Torisel®)
      • Tipranavir (Aptivus®)
      • Tolvaptan (Samsca®)
      • Torsemide (Demadex®, Demadex Oral®)
      • Triamcinolone (Aristocort®, Aristospan®, Asthmacort®, Flutex®, Kenalog®, Tac®, Triacet®)
      • Ursodeoxycholic acid, ursodiol (Actigall®, Urso®)
      • Valproic acid, divalproex sodium (Depacon®, Depakene®, Depakene® Syrup, Depakote®, Depakote® ER, Depakote® Sprinkle)
      • Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid, Ascorbate)
      • Vitamin E (Tocopherol, Tocotrienol) Ziprasidone (Geodone®)

WOW!! That’s amazing. Even synthetic pharmaceutical vitamins can disrupt blood glucose. No wonder, so many drugs cause weight gain and diabetes.

Learn even more with the next segment.