Dramatic Improvements in 13 Year Old with T1 Diabetes
Gordon Diabetes Reversal Project
The following table shows daily blood glucose and insulin dosages for a 13 year old African American male middle-school student who has had type-1 diabetes for 3 years and has been under the care of Duke University Endocrinology. Prior to beginning a series of environmental & lifestyle changes, Gordon was experiencing highly elevated blood glucose that was not being controlled by daily insulin. Columns show blood glucose levels prior to breakfast, lunch and dinner. The column title "Lantus" lists the total units Gordon was taking prior to bed of this long lasting time-release insulin. The levels of Lantus were adjusted every few days in an attempt to have a morning glucose as close to 100 as possible. Dates from December 10 through December 16 serve as a baseline which shows glucose and Lantus levels prior to beginning the environmental and lifetsyle interventions. Gordon was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at Duke University in Durham, NC in spring of 2014. At diagnosis he had a blood sugar of over 700 and was positive for 3 antibodies including high levels of GAD. C-Peptide was 0.3 at diagnosis. Lab results clearly confirm a solid type-1 diagnosis and proper treatment protocol.
|IMPLEMENTING CONCLUSIONS OF GLOBAL RESEARCH
On the evening of December 16th, 2016, I met with Gordon's mother (Crystal) at her home in Durham, North Carolina and discussed the possibility of her cooperation in beginning a diabetes treatment lifestyle intervention trial. Due to the severe problems her son was having with diabetes control and the inability of current treatments to correct the problem - the mother agreed. During the course of 6 weeks we gradually increased the number of interventions. This included removal of various consumer products containing compounds reported in scientific studies as being linked with autoimmunity, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance or found at higher levels in patients with diabetes. Consumer products containing chemicals linked to these problems included: air fresheners - colognes - perfumes - clorox - fragranced detergents - fabric softeners - countertop disinfectants - foods containing monosodium glutamate - sodium nitrate - artificial flavors - colors. Aslo, as pesticides in food have recently been found at far higher levels in children with type-1 diabetes, toward the end of our trial, Gordon was given an increasing amount of organic foods to about 75% of his total diet. In observation, while the initial interventions resulted in a very large improvement in glucose control and apparent increase in insulin output, the organic diet for the final 3 weeks seemed to further accelerate improvement. This might be explained by a 2012 Greek study at Mansoura Children's Hospital which found that 75 children with recently diagnosed type-1 diabetes had (on average) 29x higher blood levels of more than 3 different food pesticides than 35 children who did not have diabetes, thereby suggesting a potential causative factor. In another study co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, it was found that children switching to organic food experienced a dramatic reduction in blood levels of food pesticides in 24 hours.
|BASELINE - Dec 10-16 Prior to Beginning Interventions|
|Dec 10||295||64||155||24||Latus at 24 units (prescribed dose past several years)|
|Dec 11||329||533||307||24||Novalog 1 Unit per 5 carbs (10u per 50)
Even with this dose glucose was exceptionally high.
|Dec 26||156||57||79||25u||LANTUS INCREASED to get AM glucose closer to 100|
|Dec 31||72||57||148||24u||LANTUS REDUCED to 24|
|Jan 4||75||70||195||23u||LANTUS REDUCED to 23
3 days of AM low - Aspartame cereal after school possibly explaining 195 before dinner and high of 220 next morning.
|Jan 7||78||114||146||22u||LANTUS REDUCED to 22|
|Jan 9||75||78||136||X||Gordon forgot to take Lantus at night (fell asleep)|
|Jan 10||201||141||146||22u||NOVALOG REDUCED to 1u per 7 carbs because of previous day's low at lunch. Even though today's numbers were higher - we did not change Novalog. Interesting how next day's numbers became "normal"|
|Jan 11||58||90||111||19u||LANTUS REDUCED to 19 as AM very low|
|Jan 12||213||103||218||20u||LANTUS INCREASED to 20 as AM was high|
|Jan 15||88||114||201||20u||Although not done here - I'm considering on using morning glucose of 85 or 90 as threshhold of when to reduce Lantis as numbers may not go lower if alpha-cells are working to raise blood sugar via production of glucagon.|
|Jan 17||58||118||156||19u||LANTUS REDUCED to 19 as AM very low|
|Jan 20||79||144||142||18u||LANTUS REDUCED to 18|
|Jan 21||59||118||113||17u||LANTUS REDUCED to 17 - Period of accelerated regeneration?|
|Jan 22||101/170||170||151||17u||Gordon ate aspartame cereal at 6AM & aspartame popsicle 10AM explains rise to 170. We are seeing a pattern of eating aspartame and sucralose and subsequent elevated glucose. Gordon took 1 unit insulin to reduce glucose - which interestingly had no effect, so Gordon took another unit & still no effect, thereby suggesting aspartame may cause insulin resistance or suppression of gene expression of insulin receptor or glucose transport genes.|
|Jan 25||74||95||79||16u||LANTUS REDUCED to 16|
|Jan 26||69||108||149||13u||LANTUS REDUCED to 13 (to observe effect) - tolerated|
|Jan 27||121||127||253*||13u||Complained of strong gasoline/chemical smell when walking to the store with his sister at 3 PM and prior to dinner measurement. Suggest chemical was responsible for insulin resistance since glucose raised without eating additional carbs.|
|Jan 30||78||94||248*||13u||LANTUS REDUCED to 13 - Electrician worked on heating unit inside home. Mother said they used strong spray chemical on unit which lingered in home - she did not open windows. This could explain high of 248 at dinner. Interestingly, each time we observe an "unexplained high" we are able to find a preceding event of exposure.|
|Feb 1||118||56||101/204*||13u||Gordon's mother did a "nighttime" Clorox floor cleaning at 11PM. Gordon woke up at midnight & tested again - his sugar was 204 at midnight, thereby suggesting bleach and by-products may impair glucose control. The chlorine byproduct dichlorophenol is formed after using clorox and has been linked to diabetes and glucose issues.|
|BEGIN INCREASED ORGANIC FOOD - approx. 75%|
|Feb 4||61||56||118||12u||LANTUS REDUCED to 12
|Feb 5||123||85||127||12u||NOVALOG REDUCED TO 1 unit per 9 carbs
as previous breakfast and lunch numbers were low
|Feb 7||112||115||92*||12u||Mother told Gordon not to take dinner insulin at all (worried for some reason) and defying all logic, Gordon's next morning blood sugar was very low instead of high. This also implies another regenerative period. Some studies show that high blood sugar (at some times) can send a signal to the beta-cell systems to encourage regeneration.|
|Feb 8||64||86||105||11u||LANTUS REDUCED to 11
Another suprising morning drop in blood sugar below our threshhold of 90.
|FEB||Intervention stopped after visit with Dr. Freemark at Duke University Endocrinology.|