Dramatic Improvements in 13 Year Old with T1 Diabetes
Gordon Diabetes Reversal Project

BACKGROUND:
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  
December 2016 Breakfast Lunch Dinner Avg Lantus Comments
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 12 346 335 319   24  
Dec 13 327 326 246   24  
Dec 14 291 308 249   24  
Dec 15 341 264 411   24  
Dec 16 302 256 337   24  

BEGIN INTERVENTION
Met with mother - Discussed research on consumer products containing chemicals linked with diabetes.
First intervention included removal of plug-in air fresheners in bedrooms and having Gordon stop his daily use of cologne prior to school.
Note how glucose levels showed remarkable improvements beginning the 4th day of our program on Dec. 20,
This provides strong evidence that phthalates and other chemicals in plug-in air fresheners & fragrances can significantly elevate blood sugars by any number of routes (ie. oxidative stress, autoimmunity, hormorne disruption).

Dec 17 342 244 323   24u  
Dec 18 353 328 339   24u  
Dec 19 274 329 443   24u  
Dec 20 201 74 163   24u  
Dec 21 145 91 139   24u  
Dec 22 208 68 88   24u  
Dec 23 132 262 139   24u  
             
Dec 24 130 260 73   24u  
Dec 25 134 260 168   24u  
Dec 26 156 57 79   25u LANTUS INCREASED to get AM glucose closer to 100
Dec 27 81 69 71   25u  
Dec 28 88 171 70   25u  
Dec 29 73 57 139   25u  
Dec 30 123 67 136   25u  
Dec 31 72 57 148   24u LANTUS REDUCED to 24
             
January 2017            
Jan 1 112 107 201   24u  
Jan 2 77 95 80   24u  
Jan 3 74 63 135   24u  
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 5 220 98 111   23u  
Jan 6 137 95 189   23u  
Jan 7 78 114 146   22u LANTUS REDUCED to 22
             
Jan 8 127 192 88   22u  
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 13 118 98 167   20u  
Jan 14 126 82 133   20u  
             
             
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 16 141 135 151   20u  
Jan 17 58 118 156   19u LANTUS REDUCED to 19 as AM very low
Jan 18 84 120 130   19u  
Jan 19 101 105 155   19u  
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 23 92 101 136   17u  
Jan 24 84 61 152   17u  
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 28 97 103 59   13u  
             
             
Jan 29 129 84 136   13u  
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.
Jan 31 140 75 118   13u  
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.
Feb 2 232 158 105   13u  
Feb 3 97 80 103   13u  
             
             
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 6 99 87 96   12u  
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.