Participants: Curtis & Paula Eakins
Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL00196A
00:01 Twenty four million people have this disease
00:04 and in an five years span this disease has doubled.
00:08 If your over 60, one fourth of you have this disease.
00:12 What is it? Well, today's program is entitled
00:15 diabetes and epidemic. We'll be right back.
00:45 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living. My name is
00:47 Curtis Eakins, your co-host for today, and this is my
00:51 beautiful bride and wife and friend and partner
00:55 in business relationship, Paula Eakins. I just
01:02 ran out of math skills so, I think I'll just stop there,
01:07 Susan maybe watching too. Thanks a lot, thanks a lot,
01:09 thanks a lot. Yeah you're a lot to me, partnership in
01:11 our ministry. Absolutely, Absolutely It's same here.
01:14 Yes, same here. Having a wonderful time. Absolutely.
01:17 In our traveling. Yes, and we are hitting another
01:20 heavy subject. And not only a subject that you may
01:25 in the tease you talked about a subject that as you
01:29 get a little bit older and what we are actually seeing
01:31 now is we're seeing this whole thing of diabetes
01:34 epidemic actually come into the area of your teenagers.
01:37 That's true, and your young adults, and so it's a very
01:41 critical disease and one in which can be prevented,
01:47 yes, in many ways, yes absolutely.
01:50 Yes, and again this is the first part of a running
01:54 series called defeating diabetes series, alright,
01:58 so we're gonna be doing diabetes and we're going to
02:01 be talk about the diabetes and carbohydrates,
02:03 lifestyle reversal, neuropathy, nerve damage
02:07 and some other lifestyle modifications as well.
02:10 So this is the first part of the defeating diabetes
02:12 series. And as you mentioned before children are also
02:17 diagnosed with diabetes and normally when the
02:19 children's diagnosed with diabetes usually before
02:21 the age 12. In most cases it's about type I
02:26 over 90 percent. As you get older you get more
02:29 a type II. We will talk about that later on as well,
02:31 but the first of all, let's talk about diabetes,
02:34 let's give a definition, honey, what's happening
02:36 when a person is a diabetic?
02:37 Well, basically what happens is when a person is defined
02:41 as a diabetic when the insulin that they are
02:43 producing is either not enough or that they're
02:46 actually producing it in amounts that is not
02:49 helping the system. Okay, so it's not enough
02:51 which means that they don't have enough of the
02:53 insulin. Number 2 is that they could be making it
02:56 but when you're making it, it's still causing an
02:58 issue with the body itself. And so type I, type II
03:02 they used to say insulin dependent, non-insulin
03:04 dependent, well, two types. Insulin dependent or
03:07 non-insulin dependent are the two types and what I
03:10 said earlier is that this has now moved down into
03:13 the teenagers as well as in young adults many
03:15 because of lifestyle once again.
03:17 Okay, yeah, that's true. And again this is now
03:20 categorized and classified as an epidemic just
03:24 several years ago now because it's increasing at
03:28 an increasing rate and so these other forms of
03:33 diabetes are gestational diabetes those who,
03:35 women are pregnant as well and, that kind of goes away.
03:39 Well, that kind goes away once the baby is
03:41 delivered, but again, so but a lot of times most people
03:45 have type II, that's over about 90, 95 percent.
03:49 Type I is about 5 percent. We talk about that as well
03:52 as go through the series defeating diabetes.
03:55 Now as far as numbers are concerned let's talk
03:57 about some numbers first of all to. Now again
04:00 this is a fasting glucose, when you have a fasting
04:04 glucose from a 100 to 125 you consider it to be
04:09 pre-diabetic, okay, 100 to 125 and of course this is
04:14 all you in our work book as well and about 60
04:16 million people fall into that category, 60 million,
04:21 alright, now once you've reached 126 and beyond,
04:27 then you're said to be a diabetic and about
04:30 24 million people are in that category and 18 are
04:34 diagnosed but another 6 million are undiagnosed.
04:39 So you maybe watching this program today.
04:42 You may be in a 6 million percentage, a number
04:45 and you may be a diabetic and don't even know it,
04:48 6 millions is quite a lot of people, its a lot of people.
04:51 And so that's why testing is very important for us
04:54 that's concerned as well. Well, you know the thing is
04:56 I guess people always ask me the question about
04:59 how exactly does this thing happen?
05:01 What goes on inside the system? One of the things
05:03 that we like to do on Abundant Living show
05:05 when we doing our community programs is to actually
05:08 show you know what's going in the body system
05:11 and in this respect an individual takes in
05:14 any kind of carbohydrates, simple or complex, you know,
05:17 simple meaning something like, you know, your fruit
05:19 kingdom. Complex meaning something like, you
05:21 know, your potatoes, your rice, we are talking that.
05:24 Once those they're called carbohydrates, once it goes
05:26 into the system then what happens is the body when
05:29 that sugar comes in, it comes in as glucose
05:32 and from that glucose the body once again is trying to
05:36 send that glucose into the liver or into the muscle.
05:40 Now once it goes into the liver or the muscle
05:42 it's called glycogen. And that's once again
05:44 a very complex type of sugar and from there
05:49 it automatically alerts the pancreas.
05:51 The pancreas is alert as soon as that sugar, glucose
05:53 comes into the system that there is sugar in the blood
05:57 and with that in mind the pancreas then sends out the
06:00 insulin and the insulin, of course, then moves into the
06:03 those two areas, the muscle and or liver. Now
06:06 anything in excess of what the body needs to have
06:09 then goes automatically into fat stores and that fat
06:13 storage is there, of course, there still might be a
06:16 problem with sugar in the blood. That's true. And that
06:20 where the diabetes comes in. It has not gone
06:22 appropriately to where it needs to go and it is still
06:25 in the bloodstream, so therefore it is classified
06:27 as sugar diabetes. Yes, okay, again we're going to
06:32 talk about the sugar caused diabetes. We're gonna hold
06:35 off on that first because that's why I'm going to ask
06:37 you, yes, yes, yes, because we use the term sugar
06:41 diabetes so hold on to that because this is coming. I
06:44 think I want to ask you that question as well. Let's
06:46 talk about the health risk. Okay, Now folks
06:50 from head to toe because blood is everywhere in the
06:54 body. Every organ, every gland needs blood for
06:59 nutrients, therefore, every organ, gland is
07:01 affected by diabetes because glucose, when
07:05 you say glucose we're meaning blood sugar.
07:07 We use those terms interchangeably. It' going
07:10 to affect every organ and gland and the muscle
07:12 in a body from head to toe. And let's go to our
07:14 fist graphic because a lot of these are affective
07:18 when a person is a type II diabetic.
07:21 Let's go to the top of the picture there that my wife
07:23 said already, it's going to affect the muscle and also
07:26 the liver and of course maybe taking carbohydrates
07:30 then of course, the carbohydrates turns into
07:34 glucose and it's stored in those two areas of the top,
07:37 the muscle and the liver. And when it's stored
07:39 there in those two areas, we called that glycogen.
07:43 Now, let's go to the brain. The brain needs glucose
07:47 to think, to reason, to write, to read, therefore
07:53 if we do not have the proper amount of glucose
07:56 or do not have a tight control of our glucose.
07:58 The brain will be affected by that as well.
08:02 I'm going to skip the adipose tissue,
08:04 because I'm going to let my wife about that
08:06 I want to go over to the pancreas, of course
08:08 we all know that the pancreas now most people
08:10 don't know that, the pancreas produce insulin
08:14 but only by the beta-cells, right, right, not the
08:17 alpha-cells, the beta-cells. And beta-cells only
08:19 comprise about 2 to 3 percent of the entire
08:21 pancreas. So with that in mind sometimes the
08:24 pancreas beta-cells are damaged they cannot produce
08:27 that insulin so of course we become a diabetic
08:29 because of high glucose in blood steam. Let's go back
08:32 to that graphic again because we want to talk
08:34 about also the gastrointestinal track
08:36 particularly the stomach. When there's glucose high in
08:39 the blood stream, it is also going to affect the nerves
08:43 in the stomach, we called that Gastroparesis,
08:46 nerve damage and later on in the next few week
08:49 we are going to be talking about diabetes
08:50 and botanical medicine, neuropathy, nerve damage
08:55 as well. So, you can see that diabetes can affect
08:58 a host of organs and glands in a body because every
09:02 organ, every gland needs blood. If blood has a lot of
09:08 glucose, blood sugar in it, it's gonna effect every
09:11 organ and gland as well, so it's a multi-facet disease.
09:15 Multi-facet, you know what there is a question
09:20 that someone asked and they said sugar diabetes,
09:23 we using those words Yeah, that's my question,
09:25 sugar diabetes, yes. Well, go ahead and ask me the
09:28 question. Okay, yeah, because a lot of people
09:30 think that if they eat a lot of sugar then they
09:34 gonna get diabetes Absolutely, So can you help
09:38 us out? Yes or no. well, I have a report Okay.
09:41 And it's asking a question just like you just got
09:43 finished saying that sugar's the culprit.
09:44 But Dr. James Anderson, medical doctor,
09:47 professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition,
09:49 University of Kentucky. He had two groups of
09:52 individuals. Okay. The first group were lean, healthy
09:55 men and these men were doing a diet of 10 percent
09:59 fat and they were doing 1 pound of sugar a day.
10:03 Okay, wait a minute. Lean, healthy man,
10:05 lean, healthy man, 10 percent of their diet was
10:08 fat, was fat, and they had 1 pound of sugar.
10:12 Yeah, 1 pound of sugar that's like cookies, cakes
10:14 and pies. Right 'Cause a lot of people, 1 pound,
10:16 would probably want to get into that study.
10:18 Well, let's just see what happens. Okay.
10:20 Because we have group two, group two, that group two
10:23 was also lean healthy men, okay, but these men were
10:26 given a diet of 65 percent fat. oh! My goodness, 65 percent
10:31 fat, alright, okay, so one group had low fat,
10:36 high sugar, a pound, right, the second group had high
10:41 fat, but low amount of sugar, very low sugar,
10:44 alright. So you would assume, most people would
10:47 assume that those individuals in a group that
10:52 had the high amount of sugar the 1 pound
10:54 of sugar, probably had more diabetics than the other
10:58 group that had hardly any sugar, is that true or not?
11:01 Well, the results. The results. Group I, the ones
11:04 who had that the sugar, the high amount sugar and low
11:07 fat. This group did not produce not one diabetic.
11:11 Wait a minute. The group they had 1 pound of sugar
11:14 did not produce 1 diabetic in 11 weeks. That's what
11:16 the stats say none. However, group two, the one that
11:21 had the high amount of fat, 65 percent in their diet
11:23 in fat and a very low sugar content produced
11:29 a mild diabetics, in less than two weeks. A mild
11:33 diabetic. Now I think because of the fact that
11:35 people hear a word sugar diabetes they think that
11:37 means sugar. Is the cause. It just means that sugar
11:40 is in the blood, it just means that sugar in
11:42 the blood, okay, but not the cause, however, however,
11:45 however, what's happening is that 65 percent of that
11:48 fat in the diet coming from processed foods,
11:51 okay, alright, and then of course your meat
11:52 kingdom, your diary kingdom those together. What
11:55 happens is that the fat in the blood then coats
12:00 the cell, okay, that the pancreas is sending in the
12:03 insulin to go get that sugar into the cell itself.
12:06 It can't do it, because the cell is completely
12:09 surrounded by fat. Okay, with that in mind
12:13 then of course diabetes. Okay, okay,
12:16 I think Dr. James Anderson, university of Kentucky.
12:19 Yup! Professor of medicine, yeah, so can we do
12:21 anything? Okay, clinical nutrition. We know him
12:24 personally. He came to our house the other night yeah,
12:26 okay, You know, okay, wonderful, he is the same
12:27 guy who remember, some you remember the, the Oat
12:30 Bran craze back in the 70s, yes, yes, yes, the same
12:33 person. That's Dr. James Anderson. Yeah, yeah. okay,
12:35 do that. Heavily involved in talking about once again
12:37 plant based diet. Okay, plant based diet is
12:39 one of the things that he also talks about as well,
12:42 okay, so. I want to before you going to the next
12:45 question, or whatever we have there because diabetes
12:50 is a multi-facet disease, right that affects a lot of
12:54 organs and glands in body. Let's go to the next graphic
12:58 because it also affects the heart as well. Again when
13:03 glucose is high in the blood stream it makes our
13:07 red blood cells very stiff and rigid as you see there.
13:12 So with that in mind those red blood cell are very
13:16 stiff and rigid if there's any cholesterol deposits
13:20 in the blood stream, it's going to have a very
13:22 difficult time going through that cholesterol deposit,
13:25 or that plaque that we talked about, okay,
13:27 in later weeks gone by. So with that in mind
13:31 if a person is a diabetic they have a 2 to 4 times
13:34 greater risk of heart attack and a stroke because of
13:39 that. Diabetes is also, now get this folks, the leading
13:44 cause of adult blindness, the leading cause of renal
13:52 failure. Amputation, some 72,000 amputations per year
13:59 year, alright, I worked at Huntsville hospital for nine
14:01 years and the one surgical procedure that I dread the
14:06 most was amputations, assisting in that surgical
14:09 procedure and I mean I have a leg in my hand as a
14:14 very erie feeling you know, and sometimes the foot
14:17 I mean it looks black and the necrosis is dead tissue
14:20 is always is very damaged. So that's why we're doing
14:25 this program, this series defeating diabetes in a
14:29 series over the next several weeks because we need to
14:32 gain control of diabetes and defeat this disease. I know
14:36 and one of the things we've done this in our community
14:38 and you've done the foot and then you've also done
14:41 the eye and I think by the time foot and the eye come
14:44 up one of the screen I think the people are ready to
14:46 make some changes. Yeah, I started to had some of those
14:49 pictures on the screen here but this program
14:53 probably would not air, did you, but it's very graphic.
14:56 So you didn't bring any graphics with you. No, No
14:57 I didn't bring it, yeah. But you know don't tell them
15:00 what you said about the fat now, yes, because when
15:03 fat goes up the risk of diabetes goes up
15:06 proportionally. Let's go to our first graphic and this
15:09 is a graphic of the United States. And let's look at
15:13 this time now, this is the United States and so with
15:17 that in mind this is the United States and the
15:19 obese rate. So therefore, with that in mind you see at
15:24 the bottom part of the United States in the
15:27 South Central region where it's more blackened
15:30 that means there is more obese in those areas than
15:33 any other areas in the United states, so you see
15:35 there for I know this is a world wide program
15:39 here but you have probably Louisiana,
15:43 most of Mississippi, a great part of Alabama, parts of
15:47 Georgia, some Tennessee there as well. Those are the
15:51 states that has at least 30 percent of their individuals
15:55 who are obese. Now keeping that in mind look at that
15:59 map very carefully. Let's go to the next map
16:03 because the next map is a diabetes map. You see there
16:07 it's almost the same area as the amount for obesity.
16:13 So as if obese goes up, so does diabetes goes up as
16:16 well. You just explained that because the fat closes the
16:19 cell. So that's why we did a series again. The winning
16:22 weight series as far as how to lose that weight as well.
16:25 Well, I guess the next question is where are the
16:27 warning signs? Where are the warning sign that
16:29 individual can look? There are a lot of warning signs
16:32 and it really depends on a type of diabetes,
16:34 you have type I and type II, they're kind of
16:36 different but some of the warning signs
16:37 are excessive thirst, constant urination,
16:42 blurred vision, slow healing cuts, tingling
16:47 prickly numbness in the finger and on your toes,
16:50 those are the some of the warning signs that a person
16:52 maybe diabetic and that's why testing is very
16:54 important. And that's lot. Yes Okay and we cover some
16:59 of the testing in our work book, so lets read that
17:02 and find out. And along with that we talk about
17:05 something in the epidemic diabetes, epidemic then we
17:07 know that we're gonna be, as we go through these series
17:10 we'll be talking about things that we can do
17:12 and signs we'll look at. Yes. We gonna go over this
17:14 again, again with you. But you know it's time to go
17:16 into the kitchen and we're going to the kitchen
17:18 and we gonna be doing a black bean and on top
17:23 of that we're going to also do some plantain.
17:25 I am not sure if you seen that before or not but
17:27 let me tell you something. Black beans and plantains oh!
17:31 Yes. Oh! Yes. Get your paper and
17:32 your pencil and meet us in the kitchen.