Harlan Jacobsen. Copyright © 2009
Articles out on the vitamin B12 deficiency being shown to
trigger peripheral neuropathy in diabetes patients who take the drug
(generic) Metformin, trade name
Because B12 is difficult to absorb, particularly for people over 50 who
have a lowered digestive acid, in addition a large percentage have
flora and resulting severe B12 shortages. (yogurt supplementing
friendly bacteria helps).
Now they announce that on top of this shortage, diabetics taking
Metformin can also cause an increased B12 deficiency.
"A recent survey found that 40% of Metformin users were deficient
in vitamin B12." Three-quarters of those Metformin users also
displayed the peripheral neuropathy typically found in diabetics. These
findings were reported at the American Diabetes Association's 69th
Annual Scientific Sessions in June, 2009."
One of B12 functions is in the firing of nerves, sending important
messages from the brain to the body. Nerve problems in the feet
are affecting about 60% of diabetics.
These articles also report that a B12 deficiency in it self can cause
the tingling in the limbs common to diabetics with neuropathy.
B12 reported to help reverse dementia and Alzheimer's disease. If
that is true, then it is apparent B12 shortage caused by anything
including taking Metformin, is contributing to dementia and Alzheimer's.
Metformin can now be obtained as a generic in Walmart, Target and others
90 day prescriptions for $10. The organizations like Consumers
Reports that have obtained grants to do tests, find that
Metformin equals or better the latest expensive new diabetes miracle
We have said from the start Metformin has many very BAD side
effects. This is just one we did not know about, and we suggest you get
off all drugs as soon as possible by learning to stop what is causing
the problem by changing your diet totally and your lifestyle.
We maintain the modern diet your body was not designed to handle is the
and by correcting it, you can learn to control your lack of being able
to adjust to modern man diet anymore.
The taking of medication is primarily to help you to try to get away
with a little longer, what you got away with for so long that caused
your body to give up on trying to keep you from drowning in high blood
This is why it is call adult onset diabetes. It
is something your body struggles to handle as long as it can.
Usually until 50, depending on how bad you were abusing it.
We have been telling you that the taking of drugs, long term for
diabetes, is something that will more likely do you in from the side
effects of the drugs, then from the diabetes.
You may need to take Metformin temporarily until you learn how to
control your blood sugar with diet and lifestyle.
If you do not make the necessary changes and need to stay on Metformin,
they are recommending you be tested for B12 deficiency.
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