Diabetes, Kidney Disease, and Magnesium Supplementation

Globally, as of 2015, the International Diabetes Federation, reported an estimated 415 million adults are living 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.

Many people live with type 2 diabetes for a long period of time without being aware of their condition. By the time they figure it out the complications of this condition may already be present.

One of the signs of diabetes is low magnesium; it’s in all the medical texts but because doctors never learned about the importance of minerals in medical school, they do not routinely test for magnesium. And if they do, they use the wrong test. The serum magnesium test is highly inaccurate.

You want to have an optimum magnesium level of 6.0-6.5mg/dL.

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. Dr. Carolyn Dean has written articles and blogs about the need for magnesium in kidney disease and is in the process of updating those texts with the new information she has written for the 2017 revision of The Magnesium Miracle which is be released in August of this year [2017].

Dr. Dean also uses her blogs to warn people about the mis-use of drugs to treat a magnesium deficiency. For example, articles that tout the latest and greatest anti-inflammatory:  “Novel Compound (that) Shows Promise in Diabetic Nephropathy” by treating inflammation. In her Magnesium Miracle book, she talks 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.

Notice 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 said in March. “Before I found 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!!!”

Dr. Dean also recommends a specific multi mineral product, which can help heal the tissue damage created by diabetes.  At our clinic, we have a multi-mineral according to your blood type.

For diabetes itself, as our 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.

Drop by the clinic today and pick up your next bottle of Remag!

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