Type 2 Diabetic Suffering From The Dawn Phenomenon
Author: Jean M.
Word Count: 260
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 10724-OR
Scientific Studies: 5
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As a newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic, I was super pumped to get things under control. My goal was to have blood sugar readings that were as close to normal as I could.
I was checking 3 to 4 times per day and noticed that EVERY morning my reading was higher than my bedtime level. I believe that it was due to what they call the "dawn phenomenon." This went on for at least a month or longer, at which time I was introduced to therapeutic-grade essential oils.
I started using about 2 drops of Ocotea essential oil on the bottom of my left foot, rubbing it around the whole arch area. Sometimes I applied Ocotea neat (undiluted), and sometimes I used a carrier oil. After the very first night, my morning blood sugar reading was lower by around 20 points.
After a short time (as I have improved my diet), I have gone off of insulin and am on metformin now. I now use Ocotea essential oil only on nights where I feel that my day has been a bit high in carbs.
Lately my morning readings have been right around 100. In contrast, my readings were around 450 when I was first diagnosed just four months ago! I love the fact that I could see a measurable difference once I added the Ocotea oil to my regimen.
So far I have no doubt that Ocotea lowers my blood sugar. My goal is to eventually discontinue metformin and to only use Ocotea essential oil and continue working on my diet.
Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: dawn, prediabetes, prediabetic, diabetes, diabetic, diabetics, insulin, hyperglycemia, hyperglycemic, glucose, metformin.
|Supporting Scientific Studies|
|1.||"D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."||Link|
|2.||"Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."||Link|
|3.||"Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."||Link|
|4.||"Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."||Link|
|5.||"DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."||Link|
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