Dr. Ali’s Diabetes Course – Part 1: The Basics of Diabetes

Majid Ali, M.D.

The Basics of Diabetes — My 1958 View of the Disease

Reversing diabetes was not a part of medical consciousness then.

Diabetes was  a “sugar disease” then in which blood sugar levels were high due to deficiency of the hormone insulin produced by the pancreas, a gland found in the upper abdomen behind the stomach. I was taught diabetes causes loss of weight, weakness, increased hunger, increased thirst, and frequent urination.

If left untreated, diabetes causes many complications, including brain fog, confusion, tremors (ketoacidoss), muscle twitching, coma, and death. Less acute complications include foot ulcers, nerve injury (neuropathy), eye damage (retnopathy) kidney failure, stroke, and heart disease.

Two Core Aspects of the 2016 Diabetes Story

  1. One of two Chinese Have Diabetes or Prediabetes (JAMA 2013 report).
  2. Type 2 diabetes (the main type of diabetes) can be reversed by everyone willing and able to make the right effort to reverse diabetes.

Types of Diabetes

  1. Prediabetes
  2. Type 2 diabetes
  3. Type 1 diabetes
  4. Gestational diabetes
  5. Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA)
  6. Mitochondrial DNA Mutations diabetes

Essentials of Modern History of Diabetes


Pancreatic Diabetes

  1. Acute pancreatitis
  2. Chronic diabetes
  3. Pancreatic tumors
  4. Pancreatectomy

Diabetes of Endocinopathies

  1. Acromegaly
  2. Cushing syndrome
  3. Hyperthyroidism
  4. Glucagonoma
  5. Pheochromocytoma
  6. Hemochromotosis
  7. Cystic fibrosis

Genetic Forms of Diabetes

  1. Insulin gene mutations
  2. Insulin receptor mutations
  3. Genetic forms of diabetes

Three Parts of Dr. Ali’s Diabetes Course

Part 1:

The Basics of Diabetes — causes, symptom-complexes, clinical course, treatment options

Part 2:

Shift from glycemic status to insulin homeostasis (Getting away from the “sugar talk.” Knowing the truth.)

Part 3:

Clearing insulin toxicity, preventing diabetes, reversing Type 2 Diabetes, preventing and/or controlling complication, preparing to teach the course to otheres.

Limits on Students Taking the Course

  1. There are no limits who should take this FREE course..
  2. No medical background is necessary.
  3. The Course can be completed in six weeks or six months, or on an individual’s own pace.

One of two Chinese Have Diabetes or Prediabetes (JAMA 2013 report)






Majid Ali, M.D.

Part of Dr. Ali’s Course on Diabetes – Part One


Major Conttibutors to the knowledge of diabetes.

Below are brief acknowledgement of five scientists who made seminal contributions to the field of diabetes.

 Josef, Baron von Mering (1849 1908, a German physician who discover (in conjunction with Oskar Minkowski) that the pancreatic produces insulin, a hormone that lowers blood sugar level. He removed a dog’s pancreas and recognized that the dog developped diabetes. Mering also collaborated in the discovery of barbiturates.

Paul Langerhans (1847 – 1888) , a German physiologist and pathpologist who discovered collection of insulin-producing cells called Islet of Langerhans.  He also discovered a type of immune cell in the skin called Langerehans cells or dendritic cell.

Charles Herbert Best (1899 –1978), an American-Canadian scientist c-discovered insulin (along with Canadian Prof. JRR McLeod). Both shared  Nobel Prize for their work.

Sir Frederick Grant Banting  1891 –1941), a Canadian physician, was the first person to use insulin to treat humans. He was awarded Nobel Prize fo his work.

Sir Harold Percival Himsworth (1905 – 1993) was the first doctor to describe two forms of diabetes in a seminal 1936 paper published in the British journal The Lancet.