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      Type II Diabetes


      Diabetes, hyperglycemia, high blood sugar.


      Type II diabetes, or noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM), also known as insulin-resistant diabetes, adult-onset diabetes or acquired diabetes, is a metabolic disorder affecting blood sugar regulation and resulting in diabetes mellitus (high blood sugar).

      Unlike type I diabetes, this type of diabetes, which is the most common, is not due to a lack of insulin, but rather to the cells not responding to, or resisting, insulin.

      Type II diabetes, or insulin-resistant diabetes, is often the result of ongoing stress, which causes insulin resistance. Rather than merely treating the symptom, which is high blood sugar, naturopathy tries to work on the causes associated with a metabolic syndrome, which include insulin resistance.

      Dietary Considerations

      Eliminate simple sugars and processed foods. Be sure to eat enough protein at every meal.


      • DC 47
      • DC 52
      • DC 22 or DC 37


      Patients taking drugs to reduce insulin resistance, such as metformin or glucophage, must check their blood sugar level daily during the first weeks of taking supplements to ensure that they aren't overly reducing their blood sugar level.


      Physical exercise is key to improving glycemia, even if it consists of just 3 kilometres of walking per day.