Cause of Diabetes: Low O2 in Cells Due to Heavy Breathing
What causes diabetes? On a cell level, the cause of diabetes is simple. Several medical research groups (Moritz et al, 2002; Carroll & Ashcroft, 2006; Regazzetti et al, 2009; Halberg et al, 2009; Heinis et al, 2010; Cheng et al, 2010) have recently discovered that oxygen levels in pancreatic beta-cells regulate activity of pancreatic cells through hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha.
Tissue hypoxia and reduced perfusion cause poor glucose and insulin control, and insulin resistance. There are many other problems caused by tissue hypoxia.
The cause of low body O2 is heavy breathing. This fact was confirmed by all 5 clinical studies that measured breathing rates in people with diabetes mellitus. Over 180 Soviet doctors developed and tested a therapy that normalizes breathing in people with diabetes (see details below).
Minute ventilation numbers explain the cause of diabetes
*One row corresponds to one research paper or medical science article
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|Normal breathing||6 L/min||-||Medical textbooks|
|Healthy Subjects||6-7 L/min||>400||Results of 14 studies|
|Diabetes||12-17 L per min||26||Bottini et al, 2003|
|Diabetes||10-20 L per min||28||Tantucci et al, 1997|
|Diabetes||13 (±2) L per min||20||Tantucci et al, 1996|
|Diabetes||15 (±2) L per min||45||Tantucci et al, 2001|
|Diabetes||12 (±2) L per min||8||Mancini et al, 1999|
Hence, if we consider medical facts, we can realize that all diabetics are hyperventilators (fast and deep breathers). Therefore, the Table above explains the physiological cause of diabetes.
Low cell oxygenation produces numerous adverse effects, such as oxidative stress, generation of free radicals in cells, chronic inflammation, reduced ability to heal injuries, suppression of the immune system, and many others (see links to medical studies below).
The video of the left side ("Cause of diabetes") features Dr. Artour Rakhimov who explains the reasons behind low O2 in cells for people with diabetes, heart disease and asthma.
The ineffective respiratory pattern or heavy breathing in diabetes causes systemic hypocapnia (CO2 deficiency in the alveoli, arterial blood and other cells). Hypocapnia leads to vasoconstriction and the suppressed Bohr effect. As a result, hypocapnia reduces body and cell oxygenation. It can decrease insulin production (due to insufficient perfusion and oxygen supply to pancreas) or it can lead to chronic pancreatic inflammation. Furthermore, those patients who have more severe forms of hyperventilation (less than 10 s for the body O2 test) will experience more problems due to complications of type 2 diabetes.
- Diabetes Mellitus: Its causes and proven medical treatment tested by more than 180 Soviet doctors on hundreds of people with diabetes.
- Effects of Breathing Exercises on Diabetes Symptoms and Complications: Learn about the clinical effects and exact required numbers for body O2 test and pulse that lead to complete elimination of symptoms of diabetes.
Reference pages: Breathing norms and the DIY body oxygen test:
- Breathing norms: Parameters, graph, and description of the normal breathing pattern
- Body-oxygen test (CP test) : How to measure your own breathing and body oxygenation (two in one) using a simple DIY test
References: pages about CO2 effect:
- Vasodilation: CO2 expands arteries and arterioles facilitating perfusion (or blood supply) to all vital organs
- The Bohr effect: How and why oxygen is released by red blood cells in body tissues
- Nerve stabilization: Carbon dioxide has powerful calmative and sedative effects on brain neurons and nerve cells
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