Cardiologists Recognize Diabetes Risk – Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND

Cardiologists Recognize Diabetes Risk

July 7, 2019
In a Medscape article titled “Cardiologists Must ‘Get Up To Speed’ on Treating Diabetes”, the doctors interviewed gave their drug company disclosures. Dr. Fonarow is a consultant for Abbott, Amgen, Bayer, Janssen, Medtronic, and Novartis. Dr. Ferdinand is a consultant for Amgen, Sanofi, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Quantum Genomics. And Dr. Mancini disclosed relationships with Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.
So, dear critics of Big Pharma, what advice are these cardiologists going to give about preventing and treating diabetes in their at-risk cardiac population? Did I hear you all shout at the top of your lungs? “Lots of Tests and Lots of Drugs.” Yup, unfortunately, that’s the state of Big Medicine today.
Never once do they acknowledge that the highest amount of magnesium in the body is found in the heart; or that magnesium deficiency is a sign of diabetes; or that the drugs prescribed for heart disease can cause diabetes and high cholesterol. These storm troopers of disease will vigorously treat their patients with more and more drugs in a seriously misguided attempt to keep them well. 
Here’s what Fonarow says “A paradigm shift is needed to ensure that all clinicians involved in the care of patients with diabetes provide patients with optimal, evidence-based, guideline-directed care.” And “The use of other cardioprotective therapies, particularly SGLT-2 inhibitors, should be readily prescribed by cardiologists for their patients with diabetes.” 
Ferdinand emphasized the need for cardiologists to familiarize themselves with novel drug indications and potential side effects to prescribe the newer diabetes medications more consistently. Ferdinand pointed out that up to 50% of patients with diabetes may develop heart failure.
Potential side effects of the new diabetic drugs, SGLT-2 inhibitors, that Fonarow wants to “readily prescribe” include: kidney failure, hyperkalemia (high levels of potassium), hypotension, ketoacidosis, increased cholesterol, serious urinary tract infections, increased risk of bladder cancer risk, serious allergic reactions. I found 50 side effects listed in an article along with a note that said “This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.” Years ago I studied drug side effects and the average number per drug was about 150. Since then it’s become difficult to uncover these long lists of side effects; they are obscured and minimized.
The most horrifying side effect of the SGLT-2 inhibitors is genital gangrene! I wondered how in the name of creation that could occur. The kidneys are supposed to stop glucose from escaping – and likely for a good reason. The SGLT-2 inhibitors block that reabsorption and allow glucose free reign in the kidneys and bladder as it’s being eliminated in the urine. That excess sugar not only feeds yeast because yeast infections are rampant but it also seems to be feeding flesh eating bacteria and the closest flesh to eat is in the perineum around the vagina and penis! Did I mention HORRIFYING.
Another doctor bragged that “the way to increase the use of these drugs is by educating cardiologists.” He said “The SGLT-2 inhibitors are almost equivalent in horsepower for cardiovascular event reduction as statins, and cardiologists use statins all the time.” And look how well that worked out for patients! Not!
More and more doctors and researchers agree that cholesterol isn’t even the cause of heart disease – it’s calcium. And in my opinion it’s calcium because we don’t give patients enough magnesium or the proper magnesium. 
Unfortunately doctors don’t give people choices – because all they know is drugs. They are comparing apples to apples not apples to oranges. Not only that but they offer rotten apples with lots of side effects. My recommendation is for fresh, organic oranges in the form of my Completement Formulas to support the structure and function of the whole body. You can read about the natural support of heart disease in my Atrial Fibrillation: ReMineralize Your Heart and the natural support of diabetes in my ReSet Your Ideal Weight.
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Carolyn Dean MD ND

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