The result of a recent and rather large study published via Med Scape this week shows that those with Blood Type O have a decreased risk of Diabetes Mellitus Type 2. The study shows that those with Blood Types A, B or AB have a greater risk for the disease. While these results may not be news to fellow Naturopathic Physicians, it is nice to see another study proving what we have known for years.
While on my medical mission in Guatemala over the last week, I made a few comments to my students and patients that blood type is an important health feature when assessing the risk for diabetes as well as the efficacy of the treatment. It was a welcome relief to be able to point students to this study so that they could develop their own conclusions.
Needless to say, there are always exceptions to the rule and we must treat everyone as an individual. One person’s Diabetes is much different from someone else’s. The way that finger prints differ from one person to another, so too does Diabetes. Though the pathology isn’t different, the way the disease manifests itself on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels is different from person to person.
For those who are predisposed to Diabetes, the following may aid prevention
- Eat 6 small meals a day instead of 3 large ones
- Consume some form of protein every meal to reduce blood sugar crashes
- Drink water and avoid soda and sugary drinks
- Regular checkups with your Allopathic or Naturopathic Physician
- See a Naturopathic Physician who works with endocrine disorders. They can offer epigenetic treatment that targets diabetic genes such as MTOR/AMPK, PPAR gamma, or uses vitamin and minerals to decrease insulin resistance and avoid neuropathy
To read the study mention above please visit Medscape via: Type 2 Diabetes Risk