The recent news about how beneficial that vitamin D is to the pancreas reminded me of my friend Gus. Gus is of Greek decent, a retired stone mason, and well, a real character. Gus loves the Lord. Now that he is retired, his hobby is making rounds with a doctor that specializes in pulmonary functions. As the doctor treats the patient medically, Gus prays for their recovery. Now there is a doctor that understands that life is not just a bunch of chemicals contained in an epidermis.
Gus has learned what it means to be living ‘fat’ in America. His love of pasta, biscuits, and pancakes has caused him to become slightly overweight and headed directly to type II diabetes. He was telling me about how he was researching which drug he should take to control his blood sugar. He was not happy about all of the side effects.
I suggested that he work with his doctor to try to heal his pancreas before diving into the world of drugs. He decided to maintain his serum 25(OH)D between 60 to 80 ng/ml (this took 15,000 IU of D3 per day in Gus’ case as he is a big guy), take in at least 3 to 4.5 mg per pound of body weight of magnesium as a chelated type each day and lay of the dense carbs. Staying of the carbs was the real issue. I at least convinced him to give up the biscuits and pancakes, but the pasta is another story. Gus loves his pasta.
In a few months Gus was elated as his blood sugar had returned to normal without having to take any drugs. His doctor was amazed as well as I discovered that Gus’ sugar had been very high. What can I say, Gus is one happy guy.
There on the Islet of Langerhans, beta cells are dancing happily around in the sunshine and it’s a good day. – Pandemic Survivor