Diabetes Impacts Red Blood Cells
Diabetes impacts red blood cells in dangerous ways. Many people think type 2 diabetes is a disease. In reality, its not a disease, but rather a condition. Similarly, obesity is a condition: you become obese when you consume more calories from regular meals, processed foods, and products made with refined sugar, such as candy bars and cola drinks, than your body can burn.
To understand how your blood becomes tarnished by diabetes, first we need to understand how a person becomes type 2 diabetic. Over the years, if you consume unhealthy foods (as mentioned above), by the time you reach your mid-forties—the time when most type 2 diabetics are diagnosed – sugar has accumulated in your muscles. Insulin secreted by your pancreas is not able to transport all the excess sugar in your body into your blood stream for your cells to use as the energy needed to power you each day. This is why diabetics have less energy than they had before becoming diabetic.
When the insulin is not able to transport all the excess sugar into your blood stream for your cells to use as energy, your body becomes insulin-resistant. That is when you have become a type 2 diabetic.
We know that type 2 diabetes affects the blood, because when your doctor sends you for a blood glucose test, the result shows how much sugar is in your blood.
Why Red Blood Cells Aren’t Able To Use Sugar As Energy
When sugar is consumed, it converts into energy. When carbohydrates (especially simple carbohydrates) are eaten, they convert into sugar, then into energy. These foods include products made with white flour, white rice, white bread, etc. The worst forms of sugar are in highly processed foods containing corn syrup, candies, cookies and chocolate bars made with refined sugar, and cola drinks. Some of the sugar you get from these food products enters your blood stream. Your blood cells are not able to use that sugar, so it builds up and converts into fat. The fat in your blood stream coats your blood cells so they can no longer absorb sugar, and the sugar level in your blood stream rises. This condition leads to the need for drugs.
Furthermore, over time, the kidneys become polluted by junk food, refined sugars, and so on, until they are no longer able to process excess sugar. The excess sugar converts into fat in the body. This is aggravated when you lack basic daily exercise.
Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Your body needs energy to function properly. Your brain needs energy to function. All this energy comes from the sugars that the body converts from carbohydrates we eat. As it was explained previously, you become type 2 diabetic when your body becomes insulin-resistant.
To reverse the diabetes, all you have to do is restore your body’s sensitivity to insulin. This is accomplished using several approaches so that they all work together, according to Dr. Anthony Robinson and other Western and Eastern medical doctors. But if your blood cells are coated with fat, how can they absorb and use the sugar they need for energy? The solution is rather tricky.
When you engage in various physical activities, your body requires energy to fuel you. If it cannot get energy from your blood cells, it has no option but to use your body fat for energy. As your body begins to use fat for energy, it will use also use the fat that covers your red blood cells. This makes it possible for your red blood cells to absorb the sugars they need to give you energy.
Engaging in this process helps type 2 diabetics reverse their diabetes. I call it Insulin Sensitivity Restoration (ISR).