If you’re a diabetic prepper or have a diabetic family member this may be the most important article you’ll ever read…

by Randy M – this is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest.

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice but as a subject for you to further investigate while under the guidance of your medical doctor.

diabetes-blood-sugar-diabetic-medicineOne of the greatest challenges facing preppers and survivalists is long term care for a diabetic family member. Nearly half the country has some form of diabetes or is very close to it. Naturally if the SHTF, pharmacies will be quickly emptied of drugs, syringes and pretty much anything usable.

If the diabetic family member is insulin dependent, that makes matters much worse. For one, without insurance the cost of insulin is beyond most families ability to pay for it with some insulin’s costing $200-$300 per vial. Even if people can afford a vial per month it still becomes very cost prohibitive, if it is still available at all.

On a recent visit to my doctor, I shared my concern over the cost of insulin since I will be transitioning to Medicare this year. I inquired whether there was an alternative to insulin that would bring the price down…in the event Medicare will not pay for it. He asked me if I ever tried Walmart for my insulin needs. I thought Walmart? I know they may be a little cheaper on many things but I didn’t think their insulin would be much cheaper than any other pharmacy.

That’s when he told me that a 10ml vial of insulin at Walmart here in Michigan is available over-the-counter with no prescription and no questions asked for $28 bucks! My jaw dropped when I had him repeat that to make sure I heard him correctly. He instructed me to go to the Walmart pharmacy and just ask for Novolin R insulin. Novolin R is Novo-Nordisk entry into the fast acting insulin market, and is reportedly identical to the Humulin R I have been taking for the past several years. The Humulin R is near $150 per bottle.

I went to the Walmart and asked at the counter for the Novolin R and actually felt nervous while doing so as if I was doing something wrong. In a moment the counter girl returned with a smile and my vial of Novolin R and was ready to check me out! No prescription, no Id. no nothing. The best thing about it was that she told me I can buy up to four vials at a time. What else is great is that the expiration date on the vial is April 2019 (I purchased it in April 2017.)

If you are fortunate enough to live in a State that allows no-prescription over-the-counter sales of insulin at Walmart or know someone who does, this will be a lifesaver for you and there is no paper trail. The other States still sell it at the same price but a prescription is needed. There are currently three types of Novolin insulin available at Walmart. Novolin R, Novolin N, and Novolin 70/30 which is a combination of fast and slow acting insulin. You can read about each one online to be sure it will work for you. Each blend costs $28.44 per vial here in Michigan. Buying over the counter with no prescription is not available in all States so its best to call your local Walmart to check.

What I plan on doing now is buying insulin, four vials at a time until I build up a sizable inventory, always watching the expiration dates and keeping them refrigerated. Any diabetic prepper would love to have the peace of mind that having 50 or more vials of insulin sitting happily in a refrigerated area for when times get bad. This is your chance to do it at a very reasonable price. Walmart also sells every other needed diabetic care product such as 100 pack syringes for $15, meters for $9, and test strips for about $15 per hundred.

Here is a link to a list of States that allow over the counter purchases of insulin and syringes. It is dated from 2010 so it may no longer be accurate…check your local Walmart to be sure.

Links and info below added by M.D. Creekmore

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This link was sent to me by Steve Quayle check it out – True or False: You Can Buy Insulin From Canada.

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Comments

  1. A prepper would need insulin if all that prepper food has pasta and rice in everything. that is why I wont buy prepper food!

    • I’m not on insulin, but I’m a t2 diabetic. I won’t buy “prepper” food for the same reason – it’s loaded with carbs! I’m working on building my own stash of home canned meats. I’ve got quite a few Epic meat bars in the freezer to prolong their shelf life. The only reason I have carby preps (but no sugar or wheat) at all is for my husband. When he dies, the food I can’t eat makes great chicken food. Friends have given me outdated prepper foods – mostly tvp based – for my chickens. They love it.

      I wasn’t impressed with the accuracy of the WM testers & strips, but as I don’t need insulin I really don’t need to test as often as a t1.

      • JP in MT says:

        Bonnie:

        I am also a t2 diabetic. I do stock and eat “prepper food”. But one of the reasons we tell people to “stock what you eat”, is just because of taste & medical reasons. I can’t eat mushrooms, so we don’t stock any; similar principle.

        Cheap, bulk foods are usually high in carbs. Just don’t eat as much and you will survive. Not having enough food is a bunch more dangerous than having the wrong type; IMO

      • connie and darlene, i did not find this article an indictment of “prepper foods” but another means of prepping for a specific problem many people suffer from. each person has to find their own way thru this journey and sharing information, whether it is of benefit to us or someone else, is important.
        we can make this journey harder or easier on others – our job is to make it easier

    • Hate to tell you but all prepper food isn’t high in carbs. I store freeze dried meat,veggies,eggs ect and guess what, that’s considered prepper food. All the home canned meat and veggies are also. even as a type 2 I still eat bread,pasta,rice,potatoes and other carbs just not to the point that it raises my blood sugar to high. Exercise will make a huge difference in what you can eat as well as the amount of protein and fiber you eat with the carbs so don’t be so quick to condemn .

      • Antique Collector says:

        Poorman & JP in MT
        Last week picked up Bob Red Mill organic flour at Cash & Carry that was being discounted. They had another bag of flour which I did not recognized the type of wheat if was, so I passed on it. Came home did the researched what it was, how good it is for your body.
        KAMUT, is the brand of wheat flour your are looking for, read the information on the internet before you purchase it. That way you will know if it is right for you and your families. What I have read it is good for balancing your blood sugars, and cholesterol.
        My friend picked up the bag since she bakes more than I do but I shall be adding this to my list of food storage.
        Best of luck to all whom this might apply too.

    • I’m a type 1 diabetic and will always be regardless of diet,weight,or exercise so before you start talking about food choices you need to know what you’re talking about!

  2. This is a ‘top tier’ subject we have been discussing and planning for a long time on the Preparedness-Survival forum. We have a dedicated research lab set up for the needs of diabetics when SHTF. It is a critical problem and need that we can’t afford to slack on. This is a good artile!

    • Watchman,

      Can you share the results you are getting in your research lab? I’m sure I’m not the only person who would appreciate the information. Thank you in advance.

  3. This is only part of the long term plan someone on insulin needs, you also need to prepare a small refrigeration system for a grid down. & if one’s life depends on it, I’d have backups for my backups for my backups.

    • Selu Corn Mother says:

      Red C,
      If you don’t mind – what are some of your backups and backups for your backups?

      • Don’t know what he has for backups but I keep a small ice chest that can be run on a 12 volt system with a deep cycle battery and its own 2.5 what solar panel to keep insulin in if needed. You can also make a pretty fair cooler with 2 clay pots and some sand with water. Google it or check the search engine on this site. I am type 2 but it took 2 months of insulin shots to get my blood sugar under control to the point i can handle it with just pills so I still have about a 6 month supply of insulin in my fridge.

  4. Look at Jason Fung, MD’s web site called Intensive Dietary Management, he has 10 lectures on how to “CURE” diabetes type 2, by diet alone, there are well over 60,000 patients today that have done this and been cured. Pancreat, a polypeptide was discovered in 2002, and it is a pancreatic islet cell neogenesis compound. It has cured well over 500 people with diabetes type 1 and type 2. There are three studies going on now, that use BCG vaccine one shot every three months for 5 shots, as it is known to cure diabetes type one. There are many others. A stem cell physician, gets your stem cells, grows them, then in 6 weeks, injects them into your pancreas and gets a cure, works out of San Clemente, does the procedure in Tijuana.

    • Anonamo Also says:

      There are also some herbs that encourage the growth of the isles of langerhans where most insulin is produced. One of these is Bitter Melon. I have a cousin who has gone off all oral diabetic medications after trying it. He had a bad reaction to the meds(shot his sugars up to 400-500 range in 2 days)he is using it 15 days on and 15 days off. so a 60 count/ 500mg cap/ bottle in some places is as little as 4$ and lasts 4 months.
      refrigeration , can be done in a zeer bucket or by digging a hole, at least 18 inches deep, and placing a rope on a jar and lowering it, and repalcing the earth plug on top with insulating material or dirt…will keep it useable much longer than no refrig. No personal experience with this, but ” Patriot Nurse” did a video on it.

    • axelsteve says:

      There is a dr Mcdoogle who claims that he can cure diabetes with diet . He is in Northern Calif and he seems to know what he is doing.
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    • Jack_UK says:

      Fran, I watched the you tube video by Fung on type 2 diabetes. He sounds like he knows his subject but in fact he doesn’t. He confuses insulin resistance with diabetes and says that if you cure the former you will in effect cure the latter. This is not true (in general).

      However it is the case that insulin resistance is simple to cure and with it obesity and other IR conditions. It will also improve blood glucose. The same treatment will in fact cure diabetes in a small segment of the population, about 15-20% in the USA but that is because it effects changes in the pancreas also.

      I spent several years working out diabetes in the noughties and I have a good understanding. I hope to get around to publishing a comment on this at some point on this site but I am crisis bound right now.

  5. Insulin is the hormone that drives diabetes. Diabetes is a curable disease and giving insulin is the worst thing you can do. Read THE OBESITY CODE by DR. JASON FUNG.

  6. Thank you contributor for submitting this information! I checked with two area pharmacies here in Iowa: one will only accept a prescription for the Novolin, and their price without insurance was about $160. Walmart, however, was just as you said: no prescription needed, up to 4 vials at a time, and cost quoted was $24.88 each. I was so surprised! I’ve been a nurse since ’72, all hospital work, and did not know this at all. Some prepper I am!

  7. patientmomma says:

    I’m not diabetic but many of my friends are. Thanks for the information!

  8. This is a great reminder even for those who have lost their insurance and can no longer afford the higher price of many of the supplies and meds we diabetics use. You can always make the cheaper insulins work, and having syringes around is a wise idea. As an insulin pumper, I’m glad I took a recent ‘vacation’ from th epump just in case I one day can’t rely on it. I would suggest high tech diabetics, be prepared for a day when they just might not have all the fancy supplies on hand. . As for carbs, if you have ‘prepper’ food and actually have to use it are you seriously going to worry about whether the foods have carbs or not? I think not! I’m a type I diabetic, 46 years and thank you for this reminder that I’m probably not as prepared as I need to be!

  9. Cure your diabetes now before you’re put in a SHTF situation (or any disaster) where you will find yourself dependent upon drugs for your survival. When your stockpile runs out then what? When you develop a complication then what?
    With exception of some rare type 1’s this is largely a curable issue that you can read about in the links below. The more difficult type 1 cases usually enormously benefit from lifestyle modification as well. Other type 1’s have resolved their issues completely and almost all type 2’s can reverse course!
    There are several methods and approaches
    https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/library/articles/how-atkins-can-stop-or-reverse-diabetes
    http://www.naturalnews.com/030150_diabetes_Americans.html
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3404259/Eat-beat-diabetes-just-eight-weeks-s-life-changing-diet-help-avoid-reverse-Type-2-diabetes-best-s-tasty-way-health.html
    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/reversal/#overview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pjkC71exKU

    Do your own research!
    I’m not a doctor of any sort! Blessings in Jesus name.

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV

    • No We Didn't says:

      Thank You for posting these articles! My family members need this. I will pass this on to them…

  10. Owl Creek Observer says:

    Good to know, just in case. Thanks.

  11. JP in MT says:

    I have been a prepper for quite a while, so we have managed to stock up a fair amount of meds. We reorder as soon as we can. If we miss a day, that’s one more day of crisis meds.

    There is no cheap, easy way to stock up. Either you pay full price now for extra, of do without later. We, collectively, are too dependent on the insurance company paying for things we need to live, and then complain about it. IMO.

  12. Mark Ensign says:

    Best preparation is losing your diabetes. Bing search for Dr. Jason Fung videos and his book Complete Guide to Fasting to see how you can do this now before SHTF. Key is eliminating carb dependency and eating real food. Also search for Dr. Tim Noakes and The Real Meal Revolution 2.0 book to learn move about curing diabetes as he has done for himself and many others in South Africa and around the world.

  13. JP in MT says:

    The doctor changed me off Novolin 70/30. I ended up with 49 unopened bottles. I have found no one locally that is willing to take it, or even pass it on. Even those who say they can’t afford their meds! I’m not trying to sell it, just get it a good home. Normality bias is going to kill a lot of people.

    • Anonamo Also says:

      JP, I have a neighbor that can use it. Old, on limited income.

    • Anonamo Also says:

      Our health is something very precious and each person must decide if they will control their health isssues or if Pharma will. Each thing we can do to independently maintain our health with less doseing o pharma will lengthen our life in the long run.

  14. This may not work for everyone, but my husband is diabetic and he does not need to take any medicine because he does not eat sugar or grains, eats limited fruits; we mostly eat vegetables and meat, about 2 servings of vegetables (no corn or potatoes) to one serving of meat. We use the Myers diet but there are other diets that can be followed.

    • Anonamo Also says:

      Ruth,Good info. Thanks! I have to drastically limit my carbs as well, because of hypoglycemia when I neglect my bitter melon. My trigger point is 2 servings, ADA of carbs. so I try to keep just under that amount. Having a ariety of ways to limit glyceic reactions both high and low will be necessary for maintaining health.

  15. I have been a diabetic for 44 years and the isuilin in the artecal is corrcet but if you wantc cheaper than novolog then get the reli-on brand done by walmart and it is like 16 bucks

  16. From a type I, can we please avoid the discussion on type II and eliminating the disease? Type I is not a rare condition and some type II’s need their insulin.

    • Anonamo Also says:

      LLS,
      I am sorry you have the most severe form of this disease, and you do not wish to know of anything that might or might not help you. No one will fore you to try any thing different from what you are trying… The sad truth is after the pancreas has been destroyed from what ever causes the body to attack or lack enough production( there are several causes), Some people will not be helped by natural or medical means because they are afraid to go beyond general and tried things.
      IF you think this way,WHY would you bind others , by denying information,this problem on those that would seek new info?
      The things that help the insulin or medication dependent diabetic also help some other diseases..ie.. glucophage also helps those with poly cystic ovarian syndrome and some people who have HYPOglycemia. Bitter Melon does as well.
      Natural things are becoming known and if others need to know of them, those who can prevent later suffering need to speak up. IMHO

      • I’ve had type I for 46 or so years and don’t think of it as severe at all. I’m not going to see an end to a need for insulin. I eat small meals and am eating pretty much low carb with just about zero complications (unless you count dental issues.) Type II can and have been able to stay off of insulin, however, claims of certain ‘remedies’ like cinnamon, or certain concoctions do not work. A sensible diet, exercise and careful attention to medical issues that arise can go a long long way. This thread however, was meant to discuss the cost of insulin and that is a concern for many who are on expensive brands. The disservice is in not telling folks which insulin brands are available and affordable for stashing away in case of emergency (which was indeed the focus of the post.)

        • Anonamo Also says:

          LLS,
          Even those dental issues you speak of can be indicative of larger problems and are a preourser for heart issues.Coconut oil massage into the gums is one thing that can help the inflammation, and some essential oils such as clove is recommedned by My dentist. I also use other eo’s such as peppermint and oregano, for that type issue. Each person is truly individul and what works for one person will not necessarily work for another.
          There are also methods to produce one’s own insulin from small organically raised animals. IF I were insulin dependent, as in…”not going to see an end to the need for insulin” …I would be learing what I could do to make my own and know and have all things on hand, (info is posted on internet)including some animals and they would have the best life I could give them, but that is just me…of course realizing that the insulin one would make might not be uniform in strength and sterility and methods for extraction would take highest priority.
          It is so nice to have a forum where all aspects of any disease can be addressed , from the need for insulin to things “outside the box” that have helped others.
          Some people who do not have the measure of control you apparently have, nor the rigidity of idet control that Type 1’s control…but are actually Type 2, are controlled with insulin because of other weak heart/health factors.

  17. mom of three says:

    I’ll let my friend who is type 2, he gets his meds from Canada, I’ll check it out for him at Walmart, his favorite place to go.

  18. Jesse Mathewson says:

    Thankfully no one in my immediate family or circle has diabetes, though much of that is probably due to regular evaluation and adjusting of our eating habits. Regardless, while I make alcohol “theoretically” I do not drink it much if at all. It would be wise in my case to do what I do with epipens. Stock some in our small battery/solar fridge as very solid trade goods 🙂 especially with that shelf life.

  19. Oh Dear! Preppers falling for the diabetes propaganda machine. It is usual and to be expected I suppose. I did so myself until I checked out the extensive real scientific literature on the subject and began my own research. I can tell you this:

    1) Diabetes is entirely and deliberately manmade.
    2) Diabetes is fully curable in about 20% of all cases (US).
    3) Insulin resistance is almost entirely curable in all cases.

    Hopefully “Notify me of follow up comments by email” means follow ups to this comment. If so and anyone would like to get cured of IR and maybe T2 just ask.

    Sorry, I don’t make a penny out of it. Seek and ye shall find.

    • Please note: Diabetes is nothing whatsoever to do with carbo hydrate (carbs) consumption. This is another scam. While the Atkins diet is not a scam it has limited ability to cure diabetes and would take a long time in cases where it helps. It will help in slowly reversing insulin resistance. Type 2 can be cured in as little as six weeks in the early stages although it generally takes longer. To fully cure insulin resistance takes 2 years with most of the benefit occuring in the first six months. This will result in weight loss for overweight people and huge weight loss for the obese as insulin resistance is a major component of the metabolic syndrome.

      It is all very, very simple.

      • I would love to be cured, please share.

        • Jack_UK says:

          Brad,

          I have posted the cure down below. I am developing a long comment that explains what is going on. The next installment will explain hoe diabetes and insulin resistance work. I hope to go on to Alzheimers which strangely is closely related to cellulite!

    • I began my own research. Too often that means I read what I wanted to on the internet. That is not research. Sorry but I get upset when I hear that. I heard it from my stepson about getting his wife off of alcohol and on to marijuana instead. Her previous children look to have fetal alcohols distress syndrome. He read all they could find about marijuana babies and the internet convinced them it was okay. I read all I could find and found very little as most researchers thought it was unethical to do the testing on human fetuses. What was noted was likely to be developmentally delayed and have a low birth weight. Anybody want to guess how great their kid turned out?

      Diabetes is entirely and deliberately manmade. By big pharma I presume? Sorry but it was known about for a very long time before the pharmaceutical companies came into being. It used to be diagnosed by tasting the urine.

      Type 1 just happens, usually as a child occasionally as a young adult. Rule is they go on insulin. Type 2 is typically a slower onset. Initial treatment is diet, then diet and oral medications then insulin. Type 2 is progressive and as they age their requirements and medications will change.

      Frequent early findings are visual changes and a lot of diabetes is diagnosed by eye doctors. Patient gets new glasses and several months later they aren’t working, He goes back to the doc and he checks blood glucose. Diagnosis made.

      Another early clue is thirst. Parents bring their 14 year old in to the ER because he is always thirsty. We check his glucose and it come back at 800, should be around a 100. Type 1 diagnosed.

      Many type 1 diabetics have a short life expectancy. Most of what I have seen is due to poor compliance with diet, medications and drug, tobacco and alcohol use. Type 1’s well managed can live very rewarding, productive and long lives.

      Many of our medications have natural origins. But let me remind you all when we depended entirely on mother nature our life expectancy was around 40 years.

      • Sorry for the rant and I wasn’t finished. I had to plug the computer back in as it was getting low on power.

      • Agent Orange has been linked to development of Type 2 diabetes in Vietnam veterans. If you know of any veterans who have been diagnosed as diabetic and they are not established with the Veterans Administration as a disabled veteran urge them to go to the local VA. If they served in Vietnam and have type 2 they will be found as disabled. This means that the VA will provide them their medications, meters and test strips. As those of you who use meters you know that the meters are cheap and the test strips expensive.

        Sorry for the rant

        • I use a Bayer Contour Next EZ meter which is a vailable on Amazon for $12.95 and it is accurate according to my doctor.

          100 test strips for the meter are only $21 with free shipping.
          Thats the best price I have found.

          • My pharmacy gives me a new meter every couple of years. Strips are my responsibility. Will check out Amazon for strips. Right now, I am paying a little over $40.

      • Jack_UK says:

        Diabetes is entirely and deliberately manmade. By big pharma I presume?

        By Big Pharma, the medical profession and the food industry although the latter is mainly under the cosh of the former two.

        When type two was first discovered the treatment given was insulin which they increased in dose until people died. That is when they realised it was a different kind of diabetes to type 1. I have confirmed the original date (1933) with many including medical professionals and diabetes researchers. It has also been given out in class at high school and university lectures I attended.

        My work on diabetes is based on what was at the time the latest research as published in the scientific literature.

        The mechanism by which diabetes operates is comment posted below. This was the subject of a BBC radio 4 broadcast a few years back – an unusal dose of actual science from the BBC.

        I hope later to show how the genes work and thus why there are four main genetic sub-types of type 2. Interestingly the genes do not cause diabetes, they simply prevent it from curing.

  20. Thank you for this article, my wife is type 1 and even though our UK system is different to yours it gives me/us some info to get into.
    I am rather fond of the wife and our 31 years of marriage has been a journey, I’d move heaven and earth to have her around after a SHTF.
    She has 6 months of humalin on storage but vials go bad from time to time and ineffective.
    This article is a ray of hope and as preppers hope is our motivation to action.
    Thanks again,
    Bri

  21. I’m a Vietnam vet who has been diagnosed with T2 Diabetes resulting from exposure to Agent Orange. In addition to exposure in Vietnam, I was also exposed to the toxins in the water at Camp LeJune. Since I have yet to find viable alternatives to insulin, which I am currently dependent on, I have decided to run my own experiment. For one month, I have cut out all sugars and carbs possible. Makes for a really interesting meal plan. I want to see just how it affects my blood sugar level. My goal is to get my self off of insulin which may be nothing more than a pipe dream.
    Other dependencies caused by Agent Orange in addition to T2 is hypothyroidism. Here, the thyroid either stops functioning or is depressed. In my case, it has stopped. This requires gradually increased doses of both thyroid hormones, both T2 and T3. Without it, you slow down and sleep a lot. I’m not sure what the final outcome of this would be without the hormones.
    Hopefully, the change in diet will have favorable impact on both T2 diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, thrombocytopenia (my body destroys the blood platelets which support normal clotting) and hypothyroidism. It’s no joke. Agent Orange, the gift that keeps on giving.
    Oren Player
    Chu Lai, Republic of South Vietnam, 1968

    • Correction….idiopathic thrombocytopenia. What a mouth full.

    • Antique Collector says:

      Oren
      Did not realize you were a vet from Nam era, so is dh. Can you order your thyroid meds from E-Scripts? Dh gets his through there, have slowly without depriving him of his meds have been able to put up an extra couple of weeks of thyroid medications. If your dosage amount is changed keep the ones given to previously as a back up, that is what I have done JIC.
      Any meds the VA will not approve, or a specific medication you can check with E-Scripts. Your doctor can request an exception with this company IF it is available.
      This is only for military and retired(spouses included).
      Yes, we know about the diabetes, when he was in the hospital they checked him every day to make sure his blood sugar was stable.
      He was stationed in the 7 mtns area last time over there.

      Check out Kamut grain for your flour, it is an old grain which offers a opportunity to have a bread or pasta.

  22. My husband is a type 1 diabetic. He’s talked to his doctor about making sure he has enough supplies to make if through a few months if there was a disaster or a lay off. His doctor upped his prescription so he gets extra each month that the insurance helps pay for. We follow a strict FIFO plan but make sure the nearest expiration dates are used first. At this time we have about 6 months worth of supplies and have plans for refrigeration if needed. however if you don’t have insurance or can’t get a doctor to up the ‘script knowing you can get supplies else where is great.

  23. For about five years I was a diabetic educator. Doctors would call for follow up home visits after a diagnosis. A few years later I was hit with the diabetes diagnosis. I have to follow all the stuff I was teaching others. Ya right that strick regiment did not work. But I found the way for me. Most processed food is high in carbohydrates that raises blood sugar numbers and more insulin is needed. Remember that monitoring blood sugar will be important. After a SHTF mostly likely our work load will double. We will be working harder and putting out more energy that is why the blood sugar monitoring will be vital. In Florida Regular insulin was around 20. I now take a once a day and it is expensive but insurance covers it. But I always have at least one bottle of reg insulin in the frig. I have now about a years worth of long acting insulin.
    Recently I started a test, I’m testing cinnamon intake with my blood sugars levels. Not that great a decrease in blood sugar levels but there is a decrease will see if it continues over time.
    50 vials of regular insulin is a great idea but also stock up on blood sugar monitor supplies. After a SHTF moment your insulin needs will change.
    Oh ya, I still have three chocolate kisses a month when that chocolate craving come on.

  24. Jack_UK says:

    Diabetes/IR Cure

    I thought I better find a couple of minutes to comment on the cure before people lose interest in the subject. First I will give you the effective dietary treatment which goes straight for the jugular and with no messing around. Later I hope to give a full explanation as to what is going on and why you are doing what I suggest. There are two possible responses: “It is two simple, it must be quackery so I am not interested” and “What have I to lose. You never know it might work so I’ll try it”.

    The cure will only cure type 2 diabetes in maybe 15-20% of cases in genetic subtypes ‘C’ and ‘D’ but should be effective in all cases of insulin resistance – with one small caveat which I will give later. Results should first become apparent as a reduction in the incidence of low mood/depression after a couple of months, then any excess weight should begin to peel off. Slowly at first but then at an accelerating rate. If you have type two and are genetic sub-type ‘C’ or ‘D’ improvements in blood sugar might occur within 8 weeks.

    The cure is a modified version of that published by Thomas Smith, an American engineer. He does not claim credit for it and says it is an American folk remedy. Unfortunately he also confuses Insulin Resistance and Diabetes which is why he believed it was a general cure. It is not. While reversing IR will lead to a general improvement in blood glucose levels it will only be partial if you are the wrong genetic sub-type (an ‘A’ or a ‘D’).

    The Cure

    1) The only cooking/general purpose oil you should use is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. All other oils such as rapeseed (canola), sunflower, corn and general vegetable oils should be relegated to the back of your cupboard for now.
    2) Every week for the first two weeks consume 1kg (2lbs) of sunflower seeds. These should be the small green/gray type not the big striped ones.
    3) From week 3 consume 1lb of sunflower seeds per week. Add in crushed linseed 2oz and hulled hemp seed (2oz) per week. The former can be eaten with thick yoghurt for example. The seeds must not be roasted or toasted.
    4) After six months halve what you were eating in (3).
    5) After a year halve again.

    OK if you are a reasonable person and see no results you will likely give up after 3-4 months. I would have.

    Anyway, that is it. If anybody bothers to take it up and test it please report back. However you MUST beware of TROLLS joining the site and reporting back false fails.

  25. Jack_UK says:

    Diabetes/IR Cure #2 Expanded verion of last comment.

    I thought I better find a couple of minutes to comment on the cure before people lose interest in the subject. First I will give you the effective dietary treatment which goes straight for the jugular and with no messing around. Later I hope to give a full explanation as to what is going on and why you are doing what I suggest. There are two possible responses: “It is too simple, it must be quackery so I am not interested” and “What have I to lose. You never know it might work so I’ll try it”.

    The cure will only cure type 2 diabetes in maybe 15-20% of cases i.e. in genetic subtypes ‘C’ and ‘D’ but should be effective in all cases of insulin resistance – with one small caveat which I will give later. Results should first become apparent as a reduction in the incidence of low mood/depression after a couple of months, then any excess weight should begin to peel off. Slowly at first but then at an accelerating rate. If you have type two and are genetic sub-type ‘C’ or ‘D’ improvements in blood sugar might occur within 8 weeks. Otherwise you should see some improvement over time, perhaps a 20-40% reduction in excess blood glucose level. The worsening of diabetes should stop.

    The cure is a modified version of that published by Thomas Smith, an American engineer. He does not claim credit for it and says it is an American folk remedy. Unfortunately he also confuses Insulin Resistance and Diabetes which is why he believed it was a general cure. It is not. While reversing IR will lead to a general improvement in blood glucose levels it will only be partial if you are the wrong genetic sub-type (an ‘A’ or a ‘B’).

    The Cure

    1) The only cooking/general purpose oil you should use is Extra Virgin Olive Oil. All other oils such as rapeseed (canola), sunflower, corn and general vegetable oils should be relegated to the back of your cupboard for now.
    2) Every week for the first two weeks consume 1kg (2lbs) of sunflower seeds. These should be the small green/grey type not the big striped ones.
    3) From week 3 consume 1lb of sunflower seeds per week. Add in crushed linseed 2oz and hulled hemp seed (2oz) per week. The former can be eaten with thick yoghurt for example. The seeds must not be roasted or toasted.
    4) After six months halve what you were eating in (3).
    5) After a year halve again.

    OK if you are a reasonable person and see no results you will likely give up after 3-4 months. I would.

    Anyway, that is it. If anybody bothers to take it up and test it please report back. However you MUST beware of TROLLS joining the site and reporting back false fails.

    What it is all about: HI-fats

    Diabetes 2 is a HI-fat disease as is Insulin Resistance. I will give more detail on the causal mechanisms later but first a brief introduction to fats, fatty acids and definitions:

    Fat and oil (which are just fats in the liquid phase) molecules are composed of a glycerol molecule to which are attached three fatty acids. We can define three types of fats:

    1) cis-fats. A fat molecule in which all the unsaturated (double) bonds in the fatty acid chains have a hydrogen attached to the pair of carbon atoms either side of the double bond on the same side of the double bond.

    2) trans-fats: A fat molecule in which all the unsaturated (double) bonds in the fatty acid chain have a hydrogen attached to the pair of carbon atoms either side of the double bond on the opposite side of the double bond.

    3) HI-fats (or hybrid isomer fats): These have a mixture of the isomeric bond types of (1) & (2) above.

    An isomeric form of a molecule is one which contains the same number and types of atoms but arranged in different ways. In the natural form vegetable oils are formed from fatty acids only of the cis-iomer type. The other two types of fats did not exist until the introduction of the process of hydrogenation in 1911. Subsequently the first case of type 2 diabetes was discovered in the USA in 1933.

    By only using extra virgin olive oil you are ensuring that you are eating only cis-isomer type oils. By eating the seeds suggested you are ensuring that you are consuming a broad spectrum of natural oils that cure insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (in a limited number of cases).

    Note that prior to the Big Switch Off a few years ago HI-fats were lumped together with trans fats and simply called trans-fats. By re-defining trans-fats in an admittedly more consistent fashion with the definition of cis-fats the powers that be have been able to increase the trans-bond content of vegetable oils while labelling it as though it had been reduced! This is quite, quite deliberate. It results in more money for the Doctors and Big Pharma and keeps the government happy as they do not have to pay out so much in social security. Trans-fats (old definition) are the biggest cause of death in the USA. Symptoms of trans-fatty acid poisoning include CV disease and modern Alzheimers. Both of these are deliberately caused.

    What, you might ask, is the Big Switch Off? The Big Switch Off was trialled in the UK first. It is a long story but in essence rather than yield to demands to label the trans fat content of vegetable oils the government instead insisted that oil manufactures should label them as hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated if they had been subjected to these processes. The manufacturers gleefully complied and virtually overnight they switched off the hydrogen to the hydrogenation plants so the oil was no longer hydrogenated, instead the trans bond content had been increased! A more dangerous product with much safer labelling.

    In the US a few years back President Obama promised to ban trans fats. Knowing that he was prone to “changing his mind” at short notice I said he would not do that. Instead he would ban hydrogenation! Two days later he did indeed change his stance and went for the hydrogenation ban instead as had effectively happened in the UK. By this method Obama unleashed an even greater genocide against the people of the USA.

    So how does stopping hydrogenation increase the trans-bond content? It is simply that hydrogenation as a chemical reaction does not result in trans bond content. Instead it results in the conversion of an unsaturated double bond to a saturated single bond. Hence with no hydrogen there are more double bonds to be converted from the cis-isomer form to the trans-isomer form! Trans-bond content is caused by the hydrogenation plant, not hydrogenation. This conversion to trans-bond is accomplished by the use of a hot nickel catalyst which was originally used to speed up the hydrogenation of oils but is now simply used to produce trans-bonds. Originally trans-bonds were simply a by-product of the hydrogenation process. In the UK the hydrogenation plant(s) are still running flat out, 24/7 but no oils I can find are labelled “hydrogenated”.

    So why do the doctors and dieticians advise you to eat unsaturated fats? The answer is simple: Money, money, money! Unsaturated fats when labelled as food content are almost always trans or these days HI-fats. They are there to make you sick and the doctors rich. Most doctors and dieticians are ignorant of all this and simply inhabit the matrix like most people on the planet. Once I did meet a hospital diabetes consultant who did indeed know all this and boy did he squirm when I confronted him. He blamed the dieticians in his department of course!

    Popular understanding of diabetes is just that: popular. Popular in this case also means propaganda. It is propaganda directed at keeping the masses of the sheeple grazing the wrong grass, believing that the doctors, dieticians and Big Pharma are on their side. Nothing could be further from the truth. All this latest stuff and nonsense about “carbs” is very popular. In the UK we are now being told that sugar causes diabetes! They change the story every decade or so just to keep the Great Unthunk off balance.

    A few years ago it was: obesity causes diabetes. Not so. The other half of this propaganda lie is that obesity is caused by eating two many calories and not taking enough exercise . Obesity is caused by eating unsaturated fats with trans-bond content which results via insulin resistance in reductions in metabolism that can exceed 90% in severe cases. In these cases the lie has become so obvious that they invented another symptom name: Metabolic Syndrome. In fact most people who are overweight have the metabolic syndrome in some degree. The lower your weight, the less of the metabolic syndrome you have, is a good general rule. The part of your overweight that is caused by the metabolic syndrome will be cured by the method described above.

    Coming Soon: What is diabetes, insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome?

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      What Jack says is in fact quite true, an easy representation of diet and exercise versus / it resulting in – can be seen on reservation based indians (native americans/though in all honesty born here makes one by definition native american) as they per capita have the highest rates of diabetes, ovarian cancer, teen pregnancy, etc.,

      Long story short, change people from.hard working subsistance farmer/ranchers etc., into desk sitting zombified city dwellers and watch diabetes spike.

      (My two cents as someone who enjoys studying social structures and how variations and changes affect everything from accepted moral behaviors to health. )

  26. muddyfork says:

    People, people, people…
    I don’t know what is worse, sheepeple or Internet trolls who believe everything thing they read online about medical issues which they know nothing about. This was an excellent article written to help those who must take insulin to live. Type 1 or juvenile diabetes does not currently have a cure and its not a conspiracy designed by any business or government. WAKE UP FOLKS when doing “research” for medical issues on the Internet, rely on subject matter experts from legitimate organizations. If your expert is trying to sell you their advice or goods, they are likely not the experts they pretend to be. Ok, now I feel better!!

    • Jesse Mathewson says:

      Muddy, yep- btw, Bullish by Penn and Teller…you gotta love that show 🙂

    • Jack_UK says:

      Quite right muddy fork!

      Type 1 or juvenile diabetes does not currently have a cure and its not a conspiracy designed by any business or government.

      This is true. Type 1 appears to be a natural condition to the best of my knowledge.

      • Jack_UK says:

        Coming soon: How type 2 diabetes works down to the electron level. Straight from the scientific literature.

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