The National Diabetes Data Group from the National Institutes of Health distinguishes five subclasses of diabetes mellitus:
- Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or Type 1Persons with this type of diabetes are supposed to be
more prone to ketosis. This type is associated with an incompatibility of certain antigens with islet cell antibodies.
This is the usual medical approach and is based on an erroneous “immunity” theory. Diabetes (like all other “diseases”) is developed over a certain period of time due to unhealthful habits resulting in enervation and toxicosis. We cannot create “immunity” from the effects of eating wrong foods or procuring insufficient sleep. Ketosis is a symptom of general bodily enervation and toxicosis.
- Noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or Type IIThis is a type of diabetes that is said not to be associated
with ketosis or any other disease. However, people are not suddenly stricken down by diabetes. It is not an affliction that involves only the pancreas and no other tissues, glands or organs. An individual who is ill and shows symptoms of diabetes has a systemic toxicosis but the major sign of this toxicosis has demonstrated itself outwardly in the malfunction of the pancreas. In these cases, the pancreas is still secreting insulin but not in normal amounts. Physicians, therefore, do not necessarily prescribe insulin but usually control the diabetes through specially devised diets or with
oral drugs. In so doing, they are still not removing the cause for the diabetes. (More about diet later.)
- Diabetes associated with certain conditions and symptoms such as pancreatic disease, changes in other hormones besides insulin, the administration of various drugs and chemical agents, insulin receptor abnormalities, genetic syndromes, and malnourished populations.In this type of diabetes, other symptoms of toxicosis are recognized. It becomes especially clear that many bodily functions are also deranged when severe symptoms of diabetes are diagnosed. The body is a unit and works as a unit. If one organ is deranged, all are more or less functionally below par. The body will heal once the cause for toxic accumulation has been removed. In other words, if the cause of enervation and toxicosis is removed and the body is given a rest, healing will commence.
- Gastrointestinal diabetes, where glucose intolerance develops or is discovered during pregnancy and disappears afterwards.This is not a common type of diabetes. During pregnancy, the body makes a number of adaptations. More research should be done in this area but it may be incorrect to diagnose diabetes in this incidence.
- Impaired glucose tolerance is present when individuals have plasma glucose levels intermediate between normal and those considered diabetic.Blood glucose levels fluctuate and many factors may affect the outcome of glucose tolerance tests. A stressful situation may elevate blood glucose levels, plus diet, exercise and a number of other factors even though a person fasted 10 to 16 hours before the tests. Just because a person’s glucose levels are a little higher than normal does not necessarily mean that his insulin secretions are not normal.
- Part I – Diabetes Mellitus
- Part II – Diabetes Insipidus
- Part III – Hypoglycemia
- Questions & Answers
- Article #1: Diabetes Mellitus By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
- Article #2: Diabetes