People who have Diabetes report that their symptoms have decreased after taking an Nrf2 activator. Following the testimonials are current research articles that report new information about the cause of Diabetes and how Nrf2 activators can be effective in treating it at the cellular level where it starts.
"When I was diagnosed with diabetes about 4 years ago my A1C score was 13.2. Considering you want your your A1C test to be below 7 this was pretty bad. Through oral drugs I was able to get the A1C down but I was still struggling to get below that 7 mark. In October of 2009 I was still at an unacceptable 8.9 when I started taking Protandim. Then in April of 2010 my test lowered to 7.3 and then in October of 2010 I finally got below 7 to 6.8. In June of 2010 I also was able to start reducing my oral medications. This is a big win for a diabetic.
"There are actually two big side stories to this that are worth telling. In addition to being a diabetic I have always had high cholesterol levels. In April 2010 my total cholesterol was at 225 and bad cholesterol or LDL was at 159. By October of 2010 my total cholesterol had gone down to a very acceptable 138 and my bad cholesterol had gone down to a respectable 77. This is a thirty nine percent reduction in total cholesterol and a fifty two percent reduction in bad cholesterol.
"The second side story to my success with Protandim is that I had a fairly severe pain in both of my shoulders due to sports injuries and arthritis. About three months before I started taking Protandim I essentially flipped the coin and decided to have my left shoulder operated on first to fix the injuries and to remove arthritis from the joint. I figured I would have my right shoulder done about a year later which would be about some time like now. After taking Protandim for about 3 months I started to notice that I was having a reduction in pain from my right shoulder, the one that had not been surgically repaired. Now after taking Protandim for almost a year I noticed about an 80 to 90 percent reduction in pain from my right shoulder. At this point I have no plans to proceed with the previously planned surgery to repair it. Obviously I'm very happy with the Protandim product. You can see how it has made a material and positive change in my personal life." (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN0At1_Vo1o)
Kimmihend: My husband and teen daughter both have type 1 diabetes. They have been taking protandim for about 5 weeks now. The results have been amazing!!!! As most teen, My daughter does not keep her diabetes under control. Her BS averages had been in the 270s for over a year, with an a1c of 10! She is now averaging BS of 170-180. The only thing she has changed is taking protandim every night. (from diabeticconect.com).
So I brought him a bottle of Protandim and he agreed to try it he's been on it now for 2 months and LOVE'S it. You have to understand this man is like my brother to me we were both in the U.S. Marines and seen a lot of combat together so I would never hurt my friend and would do anything for him. He has no problems at all with his T1 diabetes and he doesn't take his meds as much anymore now. He told me T1 is diabetes is something you’re born with. I know everyone is different and the only experience I have with diabetes is my friend but it's working for him. So all I can say is DO THE RESEARCH on this product for yourself. Don't listen to the masses - what doesn't work for some may work for you. For more info go to pubmed.gov and type in Protandim, that's the site for the U.S. National library of medicine National Institutes of health (from diabeticconnect.com).
Nicegal1: Actually, I don't sell the product and neither does anyone in my family or my close friends, and I am thinking that I never will so that people can't claim my opinion is biased. But, I decided to stop listening to skeptics who have never used it, or attack it just for it's business model or whatever rumor they heard from so and so who also has never used it, and try it on my almost 6 year old daughter with Type 1 diabetes. I still feel $40 a month for a few months is a very small investment to try something. Seriously, we spend that much on a night out for Pizza every month. Prescription meds are often way more expensive and also, often times, come with negative side effects. So, I took the chance. We just finished the first 30 days of one pill a day, usually given a half in the morning and half at night (they say it should take at least 120 days to see full effects)…results are…she has slightly lower insulin needs: Lantus lowered from 3 to about 2.25 units in the last 2 weeks, and she requires less Humalog at mealtime too, significantly lower at dinner. That said, type 1 diabetes is a very funny disease and can fluctuate on it's own. So, I'm not convinced by the lower insulin numbers alone for this short of a time. But she also has higher energy levels. She used to be exhausted and irritable by about 7:30 every night and now she is more like our other kids and is ready to go to sleep around 9 or so and much of the irritability is gone. So, that's it for now. No miracle cure in the first 30 days, but good signs. No negative side effects either. Hopefully it will continue. This is coming from a person with no agenda. (from diabeticconnect.com).
"A couple of years ago they brought me in. I had numerous heart attacks. They wound up putting in 5 stents and 4 balloons because my arteries were getting clogged up. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't take a bath without having to do it in two stages. I didn't have the strength or the breath it took to take a shower all at one time. Things progressively got worse. In December I was diagnosed with diastolic heart failure. They told me I was getting fibrosis of the heart. My heart would compress but it didn't have the strength to pump the blood back out to my lungs and my brain. I was having migraines and chest pains so bad that I was taking two and three nitroglycerine pills at a time because of the chest pain. The doctor said they couldn't do anything. My blood pressure was 95 to 100 plus over 150 to 160. It was really bad. In March they told me the diarrhea was getting uncontrollable. I couldn't eat any food other than heavy starch. I'm a diabetic. I was using three insulin bottles a month because of the food I had to eat and the steriods I was taking. My meter wouldn't even read my blood glucose level. The meter reads up to 600. Your normal glucose level should be between 70 and 120, and all my meter would show was high. I couldn't eat any decent food without having heavy abdominal pains and heavy diarrhea. I didn't sleep more than an hour or so a night at one time before having to go to the bathroom. There was no quality of life whatsoever. I was about at the end of my rope, and they were going to remove the internal pouch and go back with the colostomy which is something I didn't want.
"Then someone brought me a DVD showing the effects of Protandim. I had never heard of it, and I really didn't want to take another pill, but after a couple of weeks of that DVD sitting in my kitchen I decided to watch the video. Once I watched it I researched more on the computer and I decided that night I was going to take it. The next day I called a distributor, ordered a bottle, and he gave me some to take while my order came in. I started taking Protandim the beginning of April, and within two weeks the abdominal pain ceased. I had no more abdominal pain. The diarrhea was cut more than half. I started backing off the steroids and codeine pills. Within three weeks I was completely off the steroids and codeine, and I had no abdominal pain, no diarrhea and no chest pains.
"The Protandim, what it did for my body, got rid of all the poisonous radicals I had in my body. I was taking some 39 pills every day, and now I take one Protandim, a fish oil pill and one blood pressure medication where I was taking three before. And I have no problem. My blood work came back. After 3 months I had blood work done. My A1C dropped from 9.2 to 7.1. The first 3 months I was on Protandim my insulin intake dropped by two-thirds. Instead of taking 3 bottles of insulin a month I'm down to 1 bottle. During the time I was taking my medication alonside the Protandim I had no side effects whatsoever. I still don't have any side effects. I take it every day. I will continue taking it every day. Since that time I've been trying to get everyone I knew to start taking this product because of the results it has done for me. I want to get the word out to everyone I know and to everyone that's sick that has any kind of problems that this product is truly one of the best products that I have ever taken, and I hope that this message will get to someone who needs it, even if I can save one person from going through what I went through. I got off my chemo 2 weeks ago, and when they had put me on that drug they told me that as long as I wanted to live I had to stay on it. Two weeks ago they told me I was clear, I no longer needed it."
Dr. Mark Richardson: Dr. Richardson made a video which talks about the permanent cure for diabetes that has been found (for both types I and II). Why haven’t we heard of this cure? It is explained that the Big Pharma and the Medical Industries are cutting off funding, suppressing research, and stopping publication of the research studies. In addition, because of their huge funding to hospitals, they are controlling what is being taught to doctors in their educational trainings, so doctors are not aware that a permanent cure has been found. Why are the big companies stopping the info from getting out? Because the cure is a protein that is produced by your own body naturally, so they cannot get a patent on it, and if everybody learns how to get this protein to work for them, then they would do it and not buy the pharmaceutical drugs, so the companies would lose $245 billion. The cure treats the root cause of diabetes, and is accomplished simply by eating specific combinations of food items that were discovered around the world that activate the protein. It was secretly tested on 3571 diabetes sufferers and it worked on 100% of them to bring their glucose levels stable at almost normal levels permanently, such that each one was categorized as medically "diabetes-free." The researchers were able to get the information published in digital form without too much interference. This info can be purchased for $37.00 from their website after the video presentation. http://my-diabetes-solution.com/?hop=juv21
JOURNAL ARTICLE (from pubmed.gov)
Opin Ther Targets. 2015 Feb 13:1-16. [Epub ahead of print]
The telomere-telomerase system plays an important role in the pathogenesis and
disease progression of diabetes mellitus as well as in its vascular
complications. Recent studies suggest that telomere shortening and abnormal
telomerase activity occur in patients with diabetes mellitus, and targeting the
telomere-telomerase system has become a prospective treatment for diabetes
mellitus and its vascular complications. This review highlights the
significance of the telomere-telomerase system and supports its role as a
possible therapeutic target for patients with diabetes mellitus and its
vascular complications Areas covered: This review covers the advances in
understanding the telomere-telomerase system over the last 30 years and its significance
in diabetes mellitus. In addition, it provides knowledge regarding the
significance of the telomere-telomerase system in diabetes mellitus and its
vascular complications as well as its role and mechanisms in oxidative
stress, cell therapy and antioxidant activity. Expert opinion: The telomere-telomerase system
may be a potential therapeutic target that can protect against DNA damage and
apoptosis in patients with diabetes mellitus and its vascular complications. DNA
damage and apoptosis are associated with oxidative stress and are involved in
the dysfunction of pancreatic β cells, insulin resistance, and its vascular
complications. Abnormalities in the telomere-telomerase system may be
associated with diabetes mellitus and its vascular complications. Therapies
targeting telomere-telomerase system, telomerase reverse transcriptase
transfection and alterative telomere lengthening must be identified before gene
therapy can commence.
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[INTERPRETATION: Oxidative stress causes DNA damage and cell death, and is involved in poor pancreas function. The new treatment is to stop the oxidative stress (cell damage by free radicals), and thereby stop the diabetes.]
JOURNAL ARTICLE (from pubmed.gov):
Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2014 Jul-Sep;9(3):362-73. doi:
predominantly affects the microvascular circulation of the retina resulting in
a range of structural changes unique to this tissue. These changes ultimately
lead to altered permeability, hyperproliferation of endothelial cells and
edema, and abnormal vascularization of the retina with resulting loss of vision.
Enhanced production of inflammatory mediators and oxidative stress are primary
insults with significant contribution to the pathogenesis of diabetic
retinopathy (DR). We have determined the identity of the retinal vascular
cells affected by hyperglycemia, and have delineated the cell autonomous impact
of high glucose on function of these cells. We discuss some of the high
glucose specific changes in retinal vascular cells and their contribution to
retinal vascular dysfunction. This knowledge provides novel insight into the
molecular and cellular defects contributing to the development and progression
of diabetic retinopathy, and will aid in the development of innovative, as
well as target specific therapeutic approaches for prevention and treatment of
[PubMed] PMCID: PMC4307665
[INTERPRETATION: Inflammation and oxidative stress (cell damage) are the main problems causing diabetes to affect the eyes. High glucose causes cell damage. The new treatment is to fix the inflammation and oxidative stress.]
RESEARCH ARTICLE (from pubmed.gov):
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:350703. doi: 10.1155/2015/350703. Epub 2015 Jan 18.A metabolomics approach to stratify patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus into excess or deficiency syndromes. Author information Abstract
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes continuously increases globally. The traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can stratify the diabetic patients based on their different TCM syndromes and, thus, allow a personalized treatment. Metabolomics is able to provide metabolite biomarkers for disease subtypes. In this study, we applied a metabolomics approach using an ultraperformance liquid chromatography (UPLC) coupled with quadruple-time-of-flight (QTOF) mass spectrometry system to characterize the metabolic alterations of different TCM syndromes including excess and deficiency in patients diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM). We obtained a snapshot of the distinct metabolic changes of DM patients with different TCM syndromes. DM patients with excess syndrome have higher serum 2-indolecarboxylic acid, hypotaurine, pipecolic acid, and progesterone in comparison to those patients with deficiency syndrome. The excess patients have more oxidative stress as demonstrated by unique metabolite signatures than the deficiency subjects. The results provide an improved understanding of the systemic alteration of metabolites in different syndromes of DM. The identified serum metabolites may be of clinical relevance for subtyping of diabetic patients, leading to a personalized DM treatment.
PMID: 25667595 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4312632 Free PMC Article
[INTERPRETATION: There are different levels of Diabetes, all of which have oxidative stress (cell damage by free radicals) affecting their metabolism. The ones in the “excess” group have more oxidative stress than the others. Treatment can be personalized.]