I only recently started using Insulin about 5 months ago. I was quite distressed to see the insulin contained Phenol which is a highly toxic chemical used as a disinfectant in products like Lysol. The same ingredient that caused liver damage and death in house cats and other pets. I instantly recognized the smell of phenol in the insulin which is quite strong in the insulin. I immediately started looking for another insulin without phenol. To my horror, there are none. In some insulin brands, they list the phenol as m-cresol or metacresol… which is simply another name for phenol.
While I was trying to find info on insulin without phenol, I came across this article about the cancer rates and heart attacks associated with insulin. The disturbing part was the number of cancer deaths and heart attacks during this 3.3 year study. There were 382 cancer diagnoses and 342 major cardiac events. Regardless of the percentages, that is a hell of a lot of cancers and cardiac events in just over 3 years. I found this disturbing and completely unacceptable. Since there seems to be no alternative to obtaining an insulin which does not contain phenol… it makes me wonder if they are trying to thin out the population? Most people on insulin don’t have much of a choice. Unless they all rise up and raise hell, the manufacturers will continue to put toxins in our medications. Here is the article with that information:
The very reason I chose insulin over pill treatments to control glucose or insulin levels was due to the numbers of ads I have seen on TV for “If you or your loved one was taking xxxxx drug for diabetes and developed Pancreatic cancer, please contact our Law firm, etc.” Dozens and dozens of these diabetes drugs over the last 20 years all seem to end up on some TV lawsuit ad for causing pancreatic cancer. I have an excellent memory. The sheer numbers of diabetes drugs associated with pancreatic cancer are quite disturbing. This is one way to reduce Medicare and medical insurance companies costs and reduce government expenses as well as population levels. Get rid of the infirmed.
In my case, I have a choice. I have been taking a cortisone (Prednisone) for about 5 years and only recently learned it was artificially elevating my blood glucose levels. When you have taken cortisones this many years, a cortisone withdrawal can be fatal so it takes a very long time to reduce the levels. I decided I needed to restore my natural blood glucose levels which are below 100. I am almost off the prednisone and my glucose levels are back down to normal with only an occasional elevation. I am severely paying for this with my fibromyalgia pain and crohn’s. However, either is preferable to pancreatic cancer or heart attack. Although I do have a defibrillator pacemaker for a rare electrical disorder which would protect me in that regard. But I don’t like what I am seeing with the phenol in the insulin and cancer rates.
One other item I have noticed is the connection between corn products and diabetes. Those races and ethnic groups with the highest incidences of diabetes seem to be linked to high amounts of corn in their diets… such as native American and Hispanic. Both are high in diabetes. Those groups lowest on corn consumption such as Asians, seem to also be lowest on diabetes. As I previously mentioned, I notice patterns. This was a pattern I noticed. Here is diabetes percentage by country. You will see the highest corn consumption countries on top and the lowest on the bottom.
Thus, I never eat corn or foods which contain corn, corn starch or corn syrup. Which means no prepackaged or fast foods. I do the same with soy products. Read the ingredients on everything you buy for corn or soy. Soy is bad for other reasons.
Incidentally, Monsanto created the genetically modified GMO Corn and Soy which now controls about 90% of the US market. Everything Monsanto touches seems to be toxic. See my article on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and bGH bovine (cow) hormones given to dairy cows to increase milk production (another Monsanto product). Also read about “round up ready” products online where the farmers spray their Monsanto crops with Monsanto’s Ortho Roundup weed killer just a day or 2 prior to harvest… and how they try to convince consumers that it is perfectly harmless to consume round up in their foods. The state of NY sued Monsanto for claiming it was as safe as table salt. Frankly, I think we need to boycott everything they produce. Here is an article about roundup products you should read.
I realize that most people don’t have a choice on some of these medicines, but this is something which we all need to be aware. I had a choice. It isn’t very pleasant, but at least it was a choice. The key to fixing a problem is to first be aware that there is a problem.