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Diabetes and BPA: Is There a Link?

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Diabetes and BPA: Is There a Link?

I consider myself fairly well-read, and educated about health. I’ve researched the endocrine disruption effects of chemicals—that is, the ways that certain chemicals interfere with the production function of various hormones in our bodies. So I was shocked and surprised last week when I had an endocrine disruptor epiphany in the burn center at the hospital.

Neither diabetes nor endocrine disruption were top of mind for me that day. I was at the burn center because my beautiful and rambunctious 3-year-old, in her eagerness to eat my homemade chicken noodle soup (it was steaming-hot, in a small bowl on the kitchen table), spilled it on herself and ended up with second-degree burns. I was totally shocked that soup could cause that much damage—and felt guilt and horror at seeing her in so much pain. But after a trip to the ER and a next-day visit to the burn center, I knew she was going to be fine.

But while I was filling out the pages and pages of paperwork I saw something I had never seen before. Do you know how the forms ask (even if you are 3) if you have ever had cancer, heart disease, and/or other diseases? Well, I got to a question that asked if she had ever had an “endocrine disease.” Huh? Never really heard of that, what would that be?


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5:21PM PST on Jan 11, 2011

Walking is one of the best exercises a diabetic can do. The large muscles of the body burn that glucose.

Since it is being said so many more Americans will become diabetic, one would think that someone would have already done studies on the contribution of plastics to diabetes mellitus.

Quite interesting. But I became diabetic way back before plastics made such a big arrival on the scene.

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9:19AM PST on Nov 10, 2010

As I scroll down your article I reach a big add depicting McDonald's new baby back rib sandwich with a glass of Dr. Pepper for $4.
It should have a warning: "your food choice may cause diabetes"

1:37PM PST on Nov 9, 2010


12:18PM PST on Nov 9, 2010

Bottom line, the biggest impact you can have is a HEALTHY DIET! It makes sense that any endocrine disrupter could have an impact on diabetes - an endocrine disease; however, the best way to reverse type II diabetes is with proper nutrition. Studies have proven it over and over again. Stay away from sugar, white foods, starchy and processed foods and do some nutritional supplementation through a qualified natural health provider to support the affected organs, along with exercise - this will have the best effect on reversing diabetes. Of course, avoid endocrine disrupters as much as possible, too!!

7:03AM PST on Nov 9, 2010


6:36AM PST on Nov 9, 2010

Good article. Diabetes is an endocrine disorder. I know for a fact that being estrogen dominant goes hand in hand for many diabetics. A recent study proved that low grade bacterial infections diverts insulin away from blood sugar management to deal with the infection. It makes sense that any imbalance in hormones diverts necessary resources by the body to copy with the imbalance. Love to see more articles on this!

3:00AM PST on Nov 9, 2010

Thanks for the article.

1:25AM PST on Nov 9, 2010

thanks for the article.

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