Sugar is a source of energy for our body. Imagine this sugar, also known as glucose, as the fuel of our body’s engine. A consistent fuel supply is needed for an engine to run smoothly and efficiently. Insulin is a hormone responsible to move blood sugar from your blood into your cells. Consequently, maintaining healthy blood sugar and insulin levels is important for your cellular health and overall wellbeing.
Stress, an unbalanced diet, chronic illness, and insufficient physical activity are some of the reasons why the balance between insulin and blood sugar levels can get out of control and organ function can become impaired. This can lead to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) damaging the vessels that supply blood to vital organs, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems. Symptoms can include headaches, trouble concentrating and fatigue. Long term patients can develop diabetes and neuropathy.
What is Diabetes ReliefSM?
Diabetes ReliefSM is a patented Metabolic Activation Therapy. The protocol consists of a minimum of 10 sessions of pulsatile insulin infusion treatments to retrain the signaling and communication of pancreas and liver and restore metabolic function. Infusion pumps are used for a controlled insulin administration over a period of 4-6 hours. Depending on the patient’s individual health condition the protocol can be done on a weekly or daily basis.
Infusio’s foundational treatment plans are always based on the Five Steps to Health. Therefore, additional modalities for immune modulation, cellular optimization, detoxification, lifestyle, nutrition and stress management may be added.
How does Diabetes ReliefSM work?
Reestablishing Optimal Glucose Metabolism
The liver and the pancreas have a crucial function in controlling the glucose levels in the blood and avoiding the hyperglycemic state. A healthy pancreas delivers insulin directly into the portal vein which supplies blood to the liver. The liver requires certain levels of insulin to metabolize dietary glucose properly and store glucose in the form of glycogen thereby keeping blood glucose levels in balance. In the case of the pancreas not secreting enough insulin a bulk of the cells in the body become unable to take up glucose and begin a switch to using alternative energy fuels like fatty acids. Neurons, on the other hand, require a constant supply of glucose. Therefore, they are short term dependent on glycogen reserves in the liver. This is just one example that shows how important a healthy sugar metabolism is for a healthy organism.
Insulin injections and conventional insulin pumps are used to balance sugar levels for acute hyperglycemia. Those methods don’t expose the liver to high concentrations of insulin in a pulsed fashion, nor do they keep blood glucose levels in the normal range as precisely as a healthy pancreas can. Therefore, the goal of a sustaining therapy approach should be to reestablish the organ function.
Pumps used in the Diabetes ReliefSM treatment protocol deliver a higher, more physiologic concentration of insulin to the liver than are delivered by traditional sub-cutaneous injections. This higher level of insulin available to the liver with metabolic activation therapy stimulates liver cells to synthesize glucokinase and other insulin-dependent enzymes necessary for normal dietary glucose processing and homeostasis.
This specialized pump is used during Diabetes ReliefSM treatments. During a controlled session, glucose levels are frequently monitored and needed insulin is pulsed over 4-6h with the aim of achieving high portal-vein concentrations during and after a glucose meal. This process can retrain the pancreas and the liver and restore their function. When done over a period of several days or weeks the body is given the chance to recover from a chronic imbalance and alleviate symptoms that come with a hyperglycemic state. At the same time organ function of the pancreas and liver can be retrained to control the glucose insulin balance. This process can also have a systemic effect on the whole body.
Additional effects on other tissue:
The insulin pulses may alter and improve the metabolism of other organs besides the liver as the pulses are “seen” by the entire body, not just the liver. In both normal and diabetic individuals, almost all organs rely on the metabolism of fatty acids for their energy fuel. However, the breakdown of fatty acids requires more oxygen at the cellular level than the breakdown of glucose for a given energy output. Diabetic Relief therapy with pulsed insulin may allow organs to use glucose as an energy source temporarily to a significantly greater extent than usual and thus decrease the organ’s oxygen requirements. This state may permit heart, skeletal muscle, skin, and other organs to function more normally and even to repair damage and heal.
Studies have shown that over the following days and weeks into therapy certain conditions can gradually improve, including blood glucose control, hypoglycemia unawareness, and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. Studies also show that pulsatile insulin therapy may stop or greatly delay the progression of diabetic kidney disease to end-stage renal disease.