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How to beat Type 1 Diabetes naturally with Buteyko and Keto

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Type 2 Diabetes – takes only 3 months to reverse

It takes approximately 3 months to stop the Type 2 Diabetes – and the dependence of insulin. Many health practitioners proved it normalizing sugar and blood pH through nutrition and breathing. Is it different with Type 1 Diabetes? As we often hear, it is an incurable disease because the insulin generating cell are missing. Or is it?

Type 1 Diabetes – can we regenerate insulin production?

What would happen if we could regenerate insulin producing Beta-cells of the pancreas? It could open fantastic possibilities for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. Scientific studies show that the destruction of the beta cells by autoimmunity is gradual. Studies suggests that many with Type 1 Diabetes still have some remaining beta-cell function. Despite many years of insulin supplementation – often since childhood.

But is it possible to ensure that the newborn beta cells are not killed by the autoimmunity? Or can we create the environment where this would be less likely to happen?

Studies show that it is possible to create the environment like that. We need low blood glucose, normal cell oxygenation and normal blood and tissue pH to do that. We can also reestablish insulin sensitivity and signalling pathways by reducing tissue hypoxia.

This way we could support the body’s ability to fight Type 1 Diabetes.

Again – I can not claim that it is possible for everybody. As it involves some life style change.  But I think that it is possible to support the body’s ability to regenerate on the cellular level. Lots of evidence from Buteyko breathing retraining and Ketogenic diet supports my hope.

I know that we can normalise the Type 1 Diabetes by combination of diet, exercise and life change. He who laughs last, laughs best – let’s try the theory in practice!

Type 1 Diabetes – How do we work?

This is a testimonial with one of my clients with Type 1 Diabetes that I worked with through Skype during the last 4 months. We got through the whole program to reach strong synergetic effect of multifunctional therapy. We used Buteyko breathing and Ketogenic nutrition for Type 1 Diabetes. We combined several therapies in one process of self-healing. Buteyko breathing, ketogenic nutrition, intermittent fasting, caloric restriction, physical exercise. Hara training (inner focus) that has a strong positive effect on physiological stress response.

Our agreement included one weekly Skype session at the fixed time slot to teaching and assignment of weekly tasks. We had daily personal contact during the week with support by telephone and via the personal secured intraNET. I followed, reviewed and commented the results of his daily training. My client had access to my teaching materials incl. video and PDF to ensure optimal support for his recovery process. This way we established a personal life style change process with strong continuity.

It is a pleasure to work with a medical doctor that have a deep understanding of physiology of life change and exercise. After the 4 months of work we are satisfied with the results. And my client keeps on training daily 🙂

Diabetes measurement

When we are talking balanced Type 1 Diabetes, one of the major measurements is A1C. The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test. The A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes management and diabetes research.

Diabetes range – above 6.5 %. Pre-diabetes range – between 5.7-6.4 %. Normal range – below 5.7 %.

4 months ago my client’s A1C was 7.8 %
– DIABETES range
The last measurement of A1C showed 5.6 %
– NORMAL range !

What is my client saying?

“Greetings to you all, my name is Igal Balan. I’m a dentist MD, 53 years old. I suffer from the Type 1 Diabetes (juvenile Diabetes) from the age of 13. I inject insulin 4 times a day.

I met Misha Sakharoff around 4 months ago through a friend of mine, doctor Michael Gorbonos. We started working together and Misha presented for me his program for life style change. The program included breathing exercise inspired from Buteyko system, ketogenic diet and physical exercise. He also introduced me to intermittent fasting. We worked together for 4 months and the results were amazing. I lost weight, though not on purpose – 15 kilos. I’ve became totally balanced with my diabetes issue. Before I used to take medicine for blood pressure and now I stopped since my blood pressure is in order, even a bit low. My pulse dropped with 15 points. I feel lots of energy and I work 14 hours a day, I train 1,5 hour a day.

I feel great and I’m recommending Misha to everyone. I already recommended him to many of my friends. Some of them unfortunately are cancer patients that approached Misha. I believe that he is an amazing man and he follows the program very strictly. It takes time and effort but the results are definitely worth it. Thank you and I’m recommending Misha from all my heart!”

Watch this video and hear my client’s full personal story (in Hebrew):





About the Author Misha Sakharoff

My burning interest in human physiology is rooted in far-different areas of expertise such as martial arts, music and long professional career. My core competency lies in the combination of physiological knowledge regarding stress mechanisms and their close relationship with respiration, muscular tension and body balance.

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Matias says November 23, 2015

Very interesting testimonial. Weight loss, exuberance, and lower blood pressure and pulse are all really great things.

I’m curious: how about insulin dependency? “I inject insulin 4 times a day” sounds ambiguous to me, as does “I’ve became totally balanced with my diabetes issue.” — How many times a day did he need insulin injections *before* your 4-month training, and how many times a day does he need *now* (after the training)?

    Misha Sakharoff says November 23, 2015

    Good question, Matias 🙂

    You are right, 4 times a day may sound ambiguous. But we need to see the big picture.

    In this case my client had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 13, during last 40 years of his life. The changes we are talking about happened during 4 months.

    The number of injections he was taking was 5-6 during each day. To reduce down to 4 during 4 months means a lot for a person with Type 1 Diabetes – daily amount of injected insulin went down.

    When we are talking balanced Type 1 Diabetes, one of the major measurements is A1C. The A1C test is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, over the past 3 months. The A1C test is sometimes called the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test. The A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes management and diabetes research. For 4 months ago his A1C was 7.8 – in the DIABETES range. The last measurement of A1C showed 5.6 – NORMAL range (below 5.7 is normal non-Diabetes range).

    And my client keeps on training daily 🙂
    So seen in the usual light of “Type 1 Diabetes as incurable condition”, it explains my last sentence in the article above.

    “After the 4 months of work we are satisfied with the results”

    Misha Sakharoff

      Matias says November 24, 2015

      Thanks for the detailed answer. 🙂 Very interesting, really great results! Absolutely fantastic.

      Since yesterday I have tried to send you email, but it always fails. Here’s the error message:

      Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


      Technical details of permanent failure:
      Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain sakharoff.com by mail.sakharoff.com. [].

      The error that the other server returned was:
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        Matias says November 24, 2015

        And also, I have successfully received your two emails (Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 3:28 PM; and Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 7:21 PM).

        So, seems like you can send, but not receive email. Better fix that quickly!

          Misha Sakharoff says November 25, 2015

          Dear Matias, thank you very much for this! I was unaware of this problem, I will take care of it right away. I just moved to another provider 🙂 And forgot to test the mail…

          IT IS FIXED NOW 🙂

John C. A. Manley says January 28, 2016

My wife, who has had type-1 diabetes for 40 years, began Buteyko breathing about three months ago. She’s already been following a ketogenic diet for 3 years now.

While we can’t claim any beta cell regeneration taking place, like your client, we have found numerous other benefits, including greater energy, lower blood pressure, better pulse, less constipation, reduced joint pain, better digestion. We, like you, are hopeful that increasing tissue oxygen levels and decreasing hypocapnia will assist in the healing of the beta cells.

If you don’t mind me offering, I think I can help you get your clients A1C down to 5.0% or lower. In truth, 5.6% is not normal. It really should be below 5.4% to prevent complications. Probably lower for a type-1 diabetics, as the HgbA1C always looks lower than it really is (due to dips into hypoglycemia).

In the first three months on a ketogenic diet, my wife’s A1C went down to 4.5% (see http://diabeticdharma.com/type-1-diabetic-achieves-a-4-5-hgba1c/). We since added, however, a few roots and squashes to her diet, and settled with a 5.0% A1C.

You’re probably doing the ketogenic part more strict than us. But it’s also a matter of getting the insulin injections correct. We use a very precise system for calculating and timing insulin. Your client said he’s only doing four injections a day. I think this is a bad move. My wife does 7-10 injections. Four for the basal, three for meals, and three more for corrections.

The problem with injected insulin is that it peaks. So the larger the dose, the larger the peak and the less control. We get far more control by using more injections; which is closer to how a pancreas works, anyway. It’s really a matter of how much insulin is used, not how many times it is injected. More injections = less need for insulin + more control (in my three years of daily experience).

If you’d like to know more about what we do, you’re welcome to email, call or skype. I feel confident that if your client changed his insulin regimen he could easily get his A1C down to 5.0% or lower.

(I would have wrote you an email, but could not find an address on your website.)

    Misha Sakharoff says January 28, 2016

    Dear John, thanks for your comment. I generally agree on your ideas about smaller and more often. This creates smoother flow that must be closer to the natural insulin generation.

    Most of his life my client has been injecting more often than he does now. Intermittent Fasting means that diminished his nutritional window and now having meals fewer times a day, so he doesn’t need to regulate so often. The results I wrote are preliminary, and I surely expected them to improve further – if he keeps training 100% 🙂

    Yes, thank you. I would like to meet you online. I want to hear about your ideas and I have few details that could be of interest for you and your wife. I’ll contact you by mail.

    Best regards
    Misha Sakharoff

      John C. A. Manley says January 29, 2016

      Yes, I agree, decreasing to two meals a day does make managing insulin a lot easier. Certainly better than the three meals + three snacks often recommended to diabetics.

      Intermittent fasting is great, also, for figuring out one’s basal insulin needs. Over the last three years we refined what seems to be the optimal way to inject and monitor basal insulin needs.

      I look forward to exchanging ideas and experiences with you – especially how your combining Buteyko and ketogenics. Our contact information is here: http://diabeticdharma.com/contact-information/

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