Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Magnesium – Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Diabetes, Kidney Disease and Magnesium

June 21, 2014

Globally, as of 2013, the International Diabetes Federation, reported an estimated 381 million people with diabetes. Yes, that’s more than the population of the U.S. The incidence of diabetes is increasing rapidly, and by 2030, this number will likely double.

One of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium; it’s in all the medical texts but because we never learned about the importance of minerals in medical school, doctors do not routinely test for magnesium. And if they do, they use the wrong test. The serum magnesium test is highly inaccurate. But, luckily you can order your own Magnesium RBC test without a doctor’s prescription online at Request A Test. It’s only $49.00, but you want to have an optimum magnesium level of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

I’ve written articles and blogs about the need for magnesium in kidney disease. However, the magnesium I now recommend is picometer ReMag. See Kidneys Need Magnesium and Kidney Disease Requires Magnesium. Diabetes damages the kidneys and is the leading cause of kidney disease. However, when the kidneys are impaired, doctors tell their patients not to take magnesium, which is what they actually need to heal their kidneys.

What got my blood boiling this morning was an article in Medscape about a “Novel Compound (that) Shows Promise in Diabetic Nephropathy” by treating inflammation. In my Magnesium Miracle book I talk about inflammation in chronic disease and that since drugs cause inflammation – you can never treat inflammation with drugs.

With all the excitement of finding this new chemical, researchers are downplaying the side effects. There is something called the Hawthorne Effect where the novelty of having research conducted and the increased attention from such could lead to temporary improvement. The preliminary phase of drug testing was on 75 people and only went for 12 weeks. The reality is that diabetes is a chronic disease and treatment with this new drug could go on for decades.

Here is the way researchers tout this new drug. “This is the first compound we’ve had that interferes with the inflammatory process in the kidney. We now have a ‘big gun,’ which is very focused, does not have a lot of side effects, and is both safe and efficacious in a long-lasting and sustained way.” That type of talk keeps the funding going but it’s no consolation to the people who will develop side effects. The average drug has 79 side effects, so why would this one be any different?

Here is what one young kidney patient told me in March. “Before I found you and ReMag, I was spilling 2500 of protein in my urine. 6 months ago, I was down to 495. I got my results in the mail today and it was 100 !!!!!!! YAY!!!”

I also recommend ReMyte, my multi mineral, which can help heal the tissue damage created by diabetes.

For diabetes itself, as my friend Dr. Roby Mitchell says “You’ll never medicate your way out of diseases you behaved yourself into.” Medicine repeatedly says they have given up on treating diabetes with lifestyle so they opt for drugs and surgery. But the fact is, they never knew how to implement diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes because all they know is drugs. From the naturopathic side of my training I’ve created an excellent Online Wellness Program called Completement Now!

Bottom line? Improve your lifestyle with Completement Now! See the special offer below. Take ReMag and ReMyte and read the free eBook on them available under the FAQs. You can also add my ReAline for a gentle detox and RnA Drops to make new cells and apply ReNew to feet that may be affected by peripheral neuropathy. Above all, know that you are in charge of your own healing and now you have the right tools.

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

RESOURCES: Along the borders and in the links of my web site you can find my books, writings, and my call-in radio show. Email your questions to: questions@drcarolyndeanlive.com.

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