Systemic Care: FAQ's
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Is Systemic Care (formerly Diabet-Eze) a replacement for my current diabetes medication?
When you begin on the Systemic Care health supplement, it is essential that you do not stop using your current diabetic medication if you are on any. Leave a gap of 3+ hours between taking your medication and your protocol if you can, and as you begin on the Systemic Care protocol yourself and your doctor should closely monitor your vital signs and general condition in order to discuss the potential for reducing your medication slowly, should this seem to be possible.
By following the Systemic Care protocol, plus incorporating our suggested dietary and exercise regime for diabetes, many people may find that they are able to reduce, and even eliminate their medications. As Systemic Care contains an advanced ingredient formulation that is aimed at the root cause, not just the symptoms, of diabetes, reduction and eventual elimination of your medications is a hopeful goal that you may be able to reach within a short space of time depending on the severity of your condition. However, it is not advisable to change any medication regime without the prior monitoring and evaluation of your doctor.
How can Systemic Care help with my condition?
Systemic Care is part of a recommended health protocol that we recommend to people with diabetes (or pre-disposed to diabetes) and related conditions or degenerative risks. To this end, we have a set of nutritional guidelines that we are able to give out to each customer, which include specific dietary and exercise suggestions. We have found that along with our Systemic Care supplement (which ideally includes Total Balance and an Omega 3 fish oil product), on an initial 12-month program, diabetes sufferers may benefit greatly, not only from improvements in their condition, but in overall health, and may be able to reduce their dependence on diabetic medications.
How do I take Systemic Care?
Our ideal recommended protocol for taking Systemic Care for optimum effects is 6 tablets per day (1 bottle per month). For assistance in normalizing blood sugar levels and minimizing the damaging effects of diabetes on your organs you could take this together with 2 per day of our Omega 3 / DHA fish oil products.
For a more intensive program you could also add Total Balance at 3-6 tablets per day, for overall health.
Can Systemic Care help with any other conditions?
Yes, Systemic Care could be beneficial for any condition that affects the organs associated with diabetes, blood sugar, toxicity, or insulin production. For example, someone suffering from pancreatitis could be helped with Systemic Care to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Systemic Care helps to support and maintain the health of the vital organs often associated with deterioration under diabetes or high risk diabetic patients, so kidney health, eye health, cardiovascular health, leg ulcers, and even liver toxicity may all be aided by the ingredients contained in Systemic Care.
What is the difference between diabetes and insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance is linked to diabetes, as well as to hypertension, high cholesterol and triglycerides, cardiovascular disease and other abnormalities.
Insulin resistance usually develops long before these diseases appear, so identifying and treating patients with insulin resistance has potentially great preventive value.
Insulin resistance is a condition in which tissues such as fat and muscle in the body respond poorly to insulin, the major hormone required for glucose metabolism. It is a state in which a given concentration of insulin produces a less-than-expected biological effect, potentially resulting in lack of glycemic control and ketosis.
This condition is present in pre-diabetic states and continues when a person develops diabetes. Research suggests that supplementation with ingredients that help treat diabetes itself also may help improve insulin resistance, consequently helping to prevent the development of diabetes. Good diet and exercise are of course essential options that go hand-in-hand with correct supplementation to help this preventative regime.
Can Systemic Care help people who are concerned about Alzheimer's Disease?
Diabetes has the potential for triggering many degenerative conditions, related to the deterioration of vital organs such as the heart, kidneys, eyes, and brain. There is a growing body of evidence for diabetes as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease. It is now recognised that beta amyloid is degraded by the insulin degrading enzyme (IDE) in the brain, and in those with insulin-resistant diabetes, this means that the excess insulin is preferentially degraded, leaving the beta amyloid to precipitate and form plaques.
The purpose of the Systemic Care protocol is to help people who are at risk of related degenerative disease, it is possible that the ingredients could also provide benefits to people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other related conditions such as kidney failure, glaucoma, extremity disease such as ulcers, and liver toxicity.
I am allergic to Insulin. Will I be allergic to the insulin-producing ingredients in Systemic Care, or the insulin that it encourages my body to produce?
Insulin allergies occur because injectable insulin is not exactly the same as naturally produced human insulin. Insulin medication is almost exclusively a form that is genetically engineered to resemble natural human insulin. However, the chemical makeup of these human insulins is often modified slightly to change the duration of the insulin action. Rarely insulin from animal sources is also used to treat diabetes.
Allergic reactions are reactions to these differences, as well as the additives, bacteria and impurities that are present in synthetic human and animal-derived insulin.
Systemic Care helps the vital organs of insulin production and glucose metabolism to function optimally and normally. Any insulin produced is therefore totally naturally produced by the body, not by the Systemic Care ingredients themselves, and you will not therefore have an allergic reaction to this process.
What is Pre-diabetes?
People with blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet in the diabetic range have what is known as pre-diabetes. It is a malfunction of the blood glucose metabolism, but is not severe enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Doctors sometimes call this condition impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), depending on the test used to diagnose it.
Insulin resistance and prediabetes often have no symptoms. The risk factors for pre-diabetes however do not differ from type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes is in fact itself a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.
While prediabetes and type 2 diabetes share the same risk factors, a protocol including Systemic Care may be able to help persons with pre-diabetes to reduce their blood glucose levels to normal values and reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
What is Gestational Diabetes, and can the Systemic Care program help?
Gestational diabetes (gestational diabetes mellitus) is a condition in which women without previously diagnosed diabetes exhibit high blood glucose levels during pregnancy. As well as genetics, hormones produced during pregnancy (oestrogen, cortisol, and human placental lactogen) are thought to reduce a woman's sensitivity to insulin in some susceptible women, resulting in high blood sugar levels.
Gestational diabetes generally has few symptoms and it is most commonly diagnosed by screening during pregnancy.
Women with gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus after pregnancy, while their offspring are prone to developing childhood obesity, with type 2 diabetes later in life.
Unfortunately we cannot recommend our Systemic Care formula during pregnancy. However, if you are known to be susceptible, have a family history of diabetes, obesity, have given birth previously to a very large infant, a stillbirth, or a child with a birth defect, or are a pregnant older woman, treatment for gestational diabetes focuses on keeping blood glucose levels in the normal range via dietary recommendations and exercise (see our nutritional guidelines), daily blood glucose monitoring and potentially insulin injections during this period if your doctor warrants this.
Once you have finished breastfeeding, and plan to have further children, or desire further general protection, Systemic Care could be taken to enhance your protection in this respect.
How will I know if the Systemic Care supplement is working?
Firstly it is important to remember that this is a nutritional protocol not a pharmaceutical medicine. This means it works with your body to help your body to function properly itself, not forcing your body to do something it cannot or should not do. This is why it has no side effects, because the body is working itself, not being forced by chemicals!
Also remember that the Systemic Care health supplement not only aims to help your current condition, but also acts to support and maintain the health of your other vital organs. This protection of our vital organs, and aid to the organs involved in insulin production and glucose metabolism will begin from the time you start on the program, but degrees of noticeable change may vary from person to person.
Your normal monitoring, both at home and your regular physician checks, will be able to tell you how you are progressing during your initial 12-month program.
One way to keep track of your blood sugar changes is by checking your blood sugar at home. These tests tell you what your blood sugar level is at any one time. However, if you want to know how you are doing over a period of time, then the A1C (also known as glycated haemoglobin or HbA1c) test gives you a picture of your average blood glucose control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.
The A1C test measures the percentage of A1C in the blood (haemoglobin A1c is a protein related to blood sugar intolerance). The amount of A1C in your blood reflects blood sugar control for the past 120 days, or the lifespan of a red blood cell. The result is an overview of your average blood glucose control for the past few months.
For people without diabetes, the normal A1C range is 4-6%. For people with diabetes, the lower the A1C value, the better the diabetes control and the lower the risk of developing complications such as eye, heart, and kidney disease. Your goal should be to have A1C values less than 7%. That may be a hard target to hit, but it is important to try because the lower your A1C, the lower your health risk.
Should I take a break from Systemic Care periodically?
It may be worth taking a break for 2 weeks each year to ensure that your body does not become somewhat over-reliant on this supplement. However, taking a break does leave you without the nutrients that you won't be getting from diet alone. We consider this to be a matter of personal preference. If you do decide to take a break, we recommend that it is limited to 2 weeks. Otherwise the benefit of the product will be reduced.