Regulating Diabetes with Titanium.
Frank Russo - June 11, 2010.
When one is an interdisciplinarian or polymorph, one may never know when some knowledge from one science might become handy in another setting! In my first year at the IMVS I used to scribble the whole periodic chart whilst at the tea table. I of course knew the first row of transition metals as being Scandium, Titanium, Vanadium, Chromium, Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, Nickel, Copper and Zinc.
These metals are of course very special because they make their electrons from their "d" shell available and not just their outer shell ones. The thought occurred to me that most of these elements are of course trace elements for our bodies... and Titanium is element 22 very close to Chromium which is element 24... could it be that perhaps titanium was a trace element as well and like chromium could be used to further stabilize glucose levels in the body. Conscious of this thought I have been taking some titanium dioxide and have noticed a significant drop in my sugar levels.
To get an accurate view of this finding would require a detailed trial study and much care should be given to the dosage as titanium dioxide dust - I've been told - might be carcinogenic.
In conclusion then, when studying it's often very useful to go the extra yard or as in this case the extra "mile"... most students were only learning "hhelibebcnofnenamgal".