Diabetes is a disease that’s been rapidly spreading since 1944, especially with the onset of sugar refining techniques and ease of access to processed foods. Type 1 diabetes is genetic, and not preventable. Over 88 million US adults have prediabetes, 84% of them don’t know it, and 34 million additional people have diabetes, with 20% of those 34 million unaware of its existence! Any of these people are susceptible to peripheral neuropathy, and if untreated- limb loss.
How Diabetes Causes Neuropathy
There are many things that can happen to your body when you continually consume too much sugar. Mood and anxiety issues, yeast infections, memory problems, fatty liver disease, weight gain, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, leaky gut, eye deterioration, tooth decay, and inflammation are all linked to sugar. Most commonly, overindulgence in sweet things leads to prediabetes, and then Type II diabetes.
Diabetes happens when the body doesn’t make or respond to insulin hormones. Insulin has an important job in lowering your blood sugar level, so when you have type 2 diabetes, your body has a tougher time managing your blood sugar. Your body breaks down carbohydrates and sugars into simple carbohydrates, as you know, and uses them for fuel that is carried through your bloodstream for energy. When there is an abundance of sugar the body can’t process, it becomes harmful. That excess, in turn, causes inflammation, and over time nerve fibers suffer (and even disappear)!
However it may connect, what is nearly always seen in diabetic patients is that their small nerve fibers disappear, and small nerve fibers are responsible for relaying information about temperature, touch, and pain. Small nerve fibers already lack a myelin sheath, so they are typically first to go, as they're unprotected.
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States (and may be underreported). Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes; type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5-10%.
49 out of every 10,000 adults with diabetes have PN so badly that they are unable to feel their limbs and care for them, so amputations occur.
We like Dr. Brandt R. Gibson’s methodology for managing neuropathy.
Here, Dr. Gibson goes over common treatment methods to manage peripheral, large, and small-fiber neuropathy. There are five major treatment methods:
- Nerve Repression: the most common treatment, which manages symptoms by repressing sensation. These include narcotics, Pregabalin, Gabapentin, Cymbalta, amitriptyline, nortriptyline, Lyrica, TENS units, and CBD.
- Nerve Reeducation: causing nerves to communicate correctly with the brain. With PN, your nerve sends a signal that the brain doesn’t recognize, resulting in an abnormal sensation.
- Nerve Repair: Process that works to repair the nerve function back to normalcy. The ReBuilder® does this in two ways- it represses inflammatory pain and re-educates!
- Nerve Re-set: Reset your nerves by conditioning them to understand positive sensation vs. negative sensation again. sleep, yoga, specialized massage
- Nerve Release: Use the power of your own mind to take back control of your body and your nerve responses. Mindfulness, meditation, and visualization will help bring normalcy back to your body.
Dr. Brandt uses the ReBuilder® in his methodology for neuropathy patients because it solves four problems at once- it represses nerve symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling, and stinging (remember the graph at the beginning of his video, explaining where most PN sufferers fall when they come for help?) AND it works to re-educate, repair, and repolarize the nerves, sending optimized signals between two contact points on the body to help the brain recall what normal function feels like.
“The ReBuilder re-polarizes and re-educates the nerves to follow the correct paths. It also enables nerve impulses to jump the synaptic junction, reconnect the injured nerve cells, and deliver minerals and nutrients which revitalize those nerves. When this is accomplished, it promotes new nerve growth, restores blood circulation, returns feeling to the patient’s extremities, and reduces pain." - ReBuilder Monograph, David B. Phillips, M.D. Ph.D.
This combined approach works, but it’s complex- just like the nervous system. Choosing the ReBuilder® simplifies the process, leaving only the ReSet and Release stages for you to continue on your own- the processes that you control.
What could be better than to Repress, Reeducate, Repair, Reset and Release nerves in your very own home? Easy. Actually finding relief from your peripheral neuropathy. So, if you’d like both of those things to happen, give us a call at 877-717-5487 and one of our knowledgable, medically-trained representatives can get you started on trying the ReBuilder® for yourself.
Reduce the Rate of Foot and Leg Amputations in Adults with Diabetes
Coexisting Conditions & Complications of Diabetes Statistics
Management of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Mechanism of Diabetic Neuropathy
Dr. Brandt R Gibson, The Neuropathy Doctor
The ReBuilder Monograph