Diabetes and Feet

Posted by Rebecca (Aurora, Illinois) on 03/09/2009

I am 48 years old and have just been diagnosed with hypertension and type 2 diabetes. I have started to notice that my toe nails are starting to fall off. Does this have something to do with the diabetes. And what can I do to prevent this or to help them grow back?? Thank You, Bebecca Corona

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Diabetes will cause the feet not to heal. The issue then becomes to reduce the blood sugar and improve the circulation. Granulated lecithin one tablespoon before every meal is often used in my remedies. As is 1500 mcg of chromium chloride, or any other chromium that is water soluble, or chromium polynicotinate. I prefer chromium chloride because they are cheap, but they are hygroscopic. To help circulation is to increase oxygenation. Either by driving off carbon dioxide, as you see when you add baking soda to a carbonated water and watch it fizz out. Hence 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, plus preferably and if possible 1/4 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate (or an another one potassium citrate) in 1/2 glass of water twice a day. Magnesium is still needed for the healing process and in reducing or antagonistic with calcium, which tends to block circulation through calcification. Magnesium supplement only is taken at 500 mg. a day. Vitamin C sodium ascorbate also helps. Localized feet area from infection due to blood sugar where bacteria feeds on it, it helps that 1% H2O2 foot soake is applied to the feet at least 10-15 minutes to kill it off the infection as well as oxygenate them through the hydrogen peroxide. Other useful supplements on blood sugar, at least the important ones are B1 thiamine 100 mg, B3 niacinamide 100 mcg and B6 pyridoxine phosphate are the important ones. in a vitamin B to promote circulation.