Confirming what other studies have shown for years now, Australian researchers have demonstrated that daily vitamin C supplements can lower elevated blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
There is no doubt that vitamin C plays an important role in the prevention and control of diabetes. In chapter 7 of his groundbreaking book, Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks…But People Do!, Dr. Rath summarizes a clinical case study illustrating how diabetic patients can significantly lower their daily insulin requirements by increasing their intake of vitamin C. Conducted at Stanford University in California, the study’s lead author, Dr. J.F. Dice, was also the diabetic patient who was the subject of the trial.
At the beginning of the study, Dr. Dice was injecting himself with 32 units of insulin per day. During the following three weeks, he gradually increased his daily intake of vitamin C until, by day 23, he had reached 11 grams per day. By this point, Dr. Dice’s insulin requirement had dropped from 32 units to 5 units per day. Thus, for every additional gram of dietary vitamin C supplementation, he could spare around 2.5 units of insulin.
While a large number of studies and scientific reviews have now been published supporting the use of natural approaches in controlling diabetes, these mostly concentrate on the use of single micronutrients. In contrast, Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach provides a revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention, and adjunct treatment of this disease.
As Dr. Rath’s research has shown, the primary cause of type 2 diabetes is a long-term deficiency of certain specific micronutrients in the millions of cells in the pancreas (the organ that produces insulin); the liver and the blood vessel walls; as well as in other organs. In individuals with an inherited diabetic predisposition, micronutrient deficiencies can trigger a diabetic metabolism and the onset of type 2 diabetes. Conversely, an optimum intake of the correct micronutrients can help prevent the onset of the disease as well as correct existing diabetic conditions and their complications.
To learn more about Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach to diabetes, read the Natural Eradication of Diabetes article on our website.