Diabetes Connection With Electrosmog?
April 21

diabetes
If you have diabetes you are not alone. 350 million people globally are projected to have diabetes by 2025. This is up from 30 million in the late 1980s. What is driving it?

The new video by Dr. Magda Havas, PhD of Trent University of Canada (http://www.youtube.com/user/magdahavas#p/u/10/gJcM6RZwyfA) outlines startling insights into the connection between diabetes and the growth in electromagnetic fields. This video is based on a study published by Dr. Havas in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine (27: 135–146, 2008) called “Dirty Electricity Elevates Blood Sugar Among Electrically Sensitive Diabetics and May Explain Brittle Diabetes”.

One astonishing finding showed that in diabetic patients who exercised by walking outdoors, blood sugar went down as expected, but in those who exercised on a treadmill, impacted by electromagnetic fields, the blood sugar went up. Dr. Havas suggests there may not just be a Type I Diabetes and a Type II Diabetes, but also a new ‘Type III’ Diabetes related to external environmental factors.

Diabetics who are electrically sensitive get increased blood sugar in the presence of electromagnetic fields. Testing for this on a treadmill in the clinical setting can give clinicians an important new piece of clinical information with which to guide treatment. Diabetics who are electrically sensitive should be advised to minimize exposure to electromagnetic fields.

Increasing medical costs for diabetes in US:

In the United States alone, there are 24 million people with diabetes, accounting for $113 billion dollars in direct medical costs.

Dr. Elbert Huang of the University of Chicago has projected these costs will triple by 2034, straining the viability of Medicare. Huang says: “Diabetes is a major public health problem right now, but it’s important for the country and for policymakers to have an idea of what will happen in the next couple of decades.” If diabetes costs triple, they will be $336 billion annually by 2034.

Research on the electromagnetic field impact:

While much emphasis has been placed on dietary and lifestyle changes for diabetics as a way to stem progression of the disease, the electromagnetic field impact until now has been little known and little investigated.

Experts expect research into this frontier may provide very important new information linking the widespread proliferation of electronic and wireless technologies to the unexplained rapid growth in diabetes—and possibly obesity—over the last 20 years.

Dr. Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University in Canada and a leading expert in electromagnetic fields, including ELF Fields, Dirty Electricity, Radio Frequency Radiation, Microwave Radiation, and Ground Current. She is the Co-author of “Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution” (http://snurl.com/uztp9) with Camilla Rees, Founder of Electromagnetichealth.org, a primer on electromagnetic fields and health sent to Congress last June.

You Tube Video of Dr. Havas on Diabetes and EMF
http://www.youtube.com/user/magdahavas#p/u/10/gJcM6RZwyfA

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Abstract from Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine:

Dirty Electricity Elevates Blood Sugar Among
Electrically Sensitive Diabetics and May Explain
Brittle Diabetes

MAGDA HAVAS

Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Transient electromagnetic fields (dirty electricity), in the kilohertz range on electrical wiring, may be contributing to elevated blood sugar levels among diabetics and prediabetics. By closely following plasma glucose levels in four Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, we find that they responded directly to the amount of dirty electricity in their environment. In an electromagnetically clean environment, Type 1 diabetics require less insulin and Type 2 diabetics have lower levels of plasma glucose. Dirty electricity, generated by electronic equipment and wireless devices, is ubiquitous in the environment. Exercise on a treadmill, which produces dirty electricity, increases plasma glucose. These findings may explain why brittle diabetics have difficulty
regulating blood sugar. Based on estimates of people who suffer from symptoms of electrical hypersensitivity (3–35%), as many as 5–60 million diabetics worldwide may be affected. Exposure to electromagnetic pollution in its various forms may account for higher plasma glucose levels and may contribute to the misdiagnosis of diabetes. Reducing exposure to electromagnetic pollution by avoidance or with specially designed GS filters may enable some diabetics to better regulate their blood sugar with less medication and borderline or pre-diabetics to remain non diabetic longer.

Question: Do you feel any difference between exercising indoors and outdoors ?

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  • James

    This is an interesting article, but some experts are disputing it because it only included 4 patients and for some other reasons. Are any other scientific reports on this?

    Dr Havas’ research was based on household appliances which generally draw a few amps of current and most of the electronics is pretty well shielded. Electric cars with DC motor draw 500 or more amps, their controllers run at 20+ KHz and that high frequency square wave current is fed to the motor by relatively lengthy cables. So, EMF in electric cars can be several orders of magnitude higher than that in a typical home. Was there any research done with these high intensity EMFs?