Insulin is produced in the pancreas (by beta cells). It supports the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in our bodies. It also facilitates the penetration of glucose from the blood directly into cells. Diabetes is caused by the inability of glucose to penetrate the cell walls. This may be caused by the lack of insulin (which is called type I diabetes) or due to problems caused by the changes in the cell membranes (type II diabetes). In both cases, our cells do not receive glucose, which is necessary for the proper functioning of our bodies. Then, glucose is accumulated in our blood, causing an excessive increase of its level. Too much glucose is removed by the kidneys via the urinary tract and the body loses fluids. Such a person feels very thirsty.
As mentioned above, there are two types of diabetes with different symptoms: type I and type II. Type I diabetes is when the pancreas does not produce or produces very small quantities of insulin. This is the so-called insulin-dependent diabetes. This kind of diabetes is inborn or may start developing at a young age. However, if the body does not have problems with insulin production but for some reasons insulin is not effective, it is type II diabetes, or insulin-independent diabetes.
The contemporary conventional Western medicine has not yet found an antidote to diabetes. According to its guidelines, patients with diabetes need to maintain appropriate blood glucose levels using medication. Most importantly, it is a lifelong therapy.
In Germany and especially in Japan, the use of ionised alkaline water in the treatment of diabetes enjoys huge interest and very good results. Keijiro Kuwabara, a Japanese scientist, conducted many studies on patients with diabetes treated with ionised alkaline water. The results of these studies confirmed the remarkable effectiveness of such water. Kuwabara described it as a treatment of diabetes using alkaline water.
Here are the main arguments arising from his research. The pancreatic juice is one of the most alkaline fluids in the human body. Its pH is 8.8. The pancreas can function properly when there is a sufficient amount of alkaline minerals in the body, especially calcium ions. However, when the organism is acidified and acidic residues accumulate around the pancreas, the functioning of this organ is less effective. The organism neutralises the acidic residues with alkaline substances, mainly with calcium. This causes calcium deficiency resulting in reduced insulin secretion. This, on the other hand, inhibits the penetration of glucose into cells.
The excess glucose accumulates in our blood by binding to haemoglobin. A compound of glucose and haemoglobin (protein) is formed called glycated haemoglobin. As we know, acidification also leads to much higher blood density. It has a significant impact on disposing of unfavourable compounds from the blood. All of them accumulate in the blood vessels and cause clogging of capillaries. Thus, atherosclerotic processes begin. Because of this, the cross sections of blood vessels are reduced. The circulatory system becomes inefficient as tissues are not provided with nutrients, therefore, complications with other organs (caused by diabetes) develop.
Calcium ions obtained from ionised alkaline water neutralise the acidic deposits around the pancreas, thus providing the pancreas with alkaline environment for its proper functioning and inhibit the formation of glucose compounds with proteins. The anti-oxidant effect of ionised alkaline water also protects beta cells in the pancreas from the negative effects of free radicals. Thus, the efficiency of insulin production is improved.
Dina Aschbach, a German scientist, analysed the effect of ionised alkaline water (with additional micronutrients) on the progress of diabetes. Her clinical research demonstrated that after drinking alkaline water for 4 weeks, the ratios describing the patients’ condition, such as blood glucose concentration, haemoglobin, insulin use and glycated haemoglobin concentration, were improved and maintained even for 5 months after the patients stopped drinking alkaline water.
These results are presented in the graphs below:
Glycated haemoglobin concentration
As illustrated by the graphs, the glycated haemoglobin concentration in the case of patients with type II diabetes was reduced by 1.5-2%, the blood glucose concentration – almost by 20%, and the demand for insulin – by an average of 60%. Almost the same results were obtained in case of patients with type I diabetes. One hypothesis to explain the decrease in insulin demand is that some beta cells may be inactive or “dormant” in our bodies. Drinking of ionised alkaline water causes its negative potential to stimulate the inactive beta cells to produce more insulin.
As we age, the pancreas is becoming less effective mainly due to acidic compounds deposited around this organ. When our body is properly hydrated with alkaline water, which regularly dissolves and washes out acidic compounds, it is possible to avoid diabetes and get rid of it at the age of 70 or 80. Read the opinions of others who had their conditions improved due to drinking of alkaline water. Click here. You can find our offer of water ionisers in the shop tab. There you can purchase a home ioniser for alkaline water production and create alkaline water yourself at home.