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Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed 'can be reversed'
BBC News ^ | June 23, 2011 | BBC

Posted on 06/26/2011 4:20:02 AM PDT by Clairity

An extreme eight-week diet of 600 calories a day can reverse Type 2 diabetes in people newly diagnosed with the disease, says a Diabetologia study.

The 11 participants in the study were all diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the previous four years.

Newcastle University researchers found the low-calorie diet reduced fat levels in the pancreas and liver, which helped insulin production return to normal.

Three months after the end of the diet, when participants had returned to eating normally and received advice on healthy eating and portion size, most no longer suffered from the condition.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diabetes; diet; excecicse; excercise; health; liver; medicine; pancreas; research; science; xzirceyes
Remarkable!

Maybe this gave a chance for the liver and pancreas to recouperate and regenerate.

1 posted on 06/26/2011 4:20:06 AM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity
Tricky background news that you don't always notice ~ "which helped insulin production return to normal".

So, does that mean an INCREASE or a DECREASE.

Current doctrine continues to be that you have an insulin overload!

2 posted on 06/26/2011 4:24:19 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Maybe “current doctrine” is wrong.

I think I read that some of the gastric bypass surgeries resulted in almost immediate normalization of blood glucose levels, before any significant weight loss occurred — that would also indicate that the current theory of diabetes 2 is in error.


3 posted on 06/26/2011 4:30:19 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: muawiyah

Insulin overload from insulin resistance. Body resists its effects and the response is to produce even more.

Kinda like Congress. First stimulus doesn’t stimulate the economy, so pass another bigger one hoping for a different result. Now what’s that definition of insanity?


4 posted on 06/26/2011 4:30:44 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Clairity

That’s strange because I thought this has been a known fact for quite a while. My husband was diagnosed with Type 2 a few years ago. His blood sugar wasn’t extremely high but was more of a borderline high. The doctor told him that if he increased exercise and dropped 40lbs that it would probably go back to normal levels. He did and it did. His sugar levels are normal now and have stayed good consistently for the past year. I realize that this doesn’t happen all cases but they have known that it can happen.

I have the opposite problem. If I don’t eat approximately every two hours mine drops too low.


5 posted on 06/26/2011 4:32:10 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Melinda in TN; Clairity

IIRC, the insulin attaches to receptors on the cells. If the blood sugar then drops, I guess that would be the trigger that causes the insulin to unattach or degrade.

If the blood sugar remains high, then the body just keeps pumping out more insulin that basically has no effect because the cells are already “triggered”.

Insulin seems to be a defense mechanism of sorts that is used to keep your blood from getting to sugary and turning into something that resembles Karo corn syrup. The only conclusion from looking at the way it works is that the NORMAL body status is to have the blood sugar be quite low.
The ABNORMAL, UNHEALTHY status is to eat four Snickers bars in a row or a quart of ice cream then fall asleep on the couch...


6 posted on 06/26/2011 4:44:02 AM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: Melinda in TN

BTW, luv yur tag line!

I never trusted anybody if my dog didn’t like them!


7 posted on 06/26/2011 4:46:00 AM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: Clairity

Diabetes 2 and Hypertension are dietary problems...cut the fat, especially animal fat, cut out salt, sugar and processed foods and these “diseases” will disappear. No need to starve yourself.


8 posted on 06/26/2011 4:55:20 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Clairity
I'm a bit surprised that I didn't see the word “excecicse” in the article.

Now, one doesn't have to become a gym freak, but from my own personal experiences, even leisurely moderate walking helps. It is during the lousy bad weather winter months when start on my downward spirals...

9 posted on 06/26/2011 4:58:35 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Clairity

At 600 calories a day, how do you keep your body from eating away at muscle, eg heart???


10 posted on 06/26/2011 4:59:41 AM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: LRS
I'm a bit surprised that I didn't see the word “excecicse” in the article.

No wonder I didn't see that typo word that doesn't exist...

EXCERCISE

11 posted on 06/26/2011 5:01:23 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Clairity
After 18 months, only four of eleven participants were still free of diabetes. Now you know the rest of the story. Diabetes, diet and obesity, BBC, 24 June 2011
12 posted on 06/26/2011 5:19:52 AM PDT by NautiNurse ("the Internet is the predator's venue of choice today"--Anthony Weiner (D-LIAR)
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To: LRS

Try again: it’s EXERCISE.


13 posted on 06/26/2011 5:23:48 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: decimon; neverdem; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Clairity.
An extreme eight-week diet of 600 calories a day can reverse Type 2 diabetes in people newly diagnosed with the disease...

14 posted on 06/26/2011 5:41:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Clairity
I think this is bad and dangerous diet advice.
A Paleo diet is the answer.
Paleo takes out carbs, sugars.
You should eat protein, meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables and good fats.
15 posted on 06/26/2011 5:51:11 AM PDT by Esther Ruth (Jesus Christ is Lord)
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To: Clairity

Six hundred calories a day? Sounds like the Auschwitz Diet!


16 posted on 06/26/2011 6:16:52 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: exDemMom

LOL!

I’m really awful on Sundays!


17 posted on 06/26/2011 6:24:46 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: djf
BTW, luv yur tag line!

I never trusted anybody if my dog didn’t like them!

Thanks! I'm the same way. All of my friends are dog people because if a person doesn't like a dog IMO or mistreats them I don't need them for a friend. My dogs think I'm the greatest thing that ever lived so I try to live up to it. :-)

18 posted on 06/26/2011 7:01:17 AM PDT by Melinda in TN (My goal in life is to be the person my dog thinks I am.)
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To: Clairity

The Type 2 diagnosis threshold is now so low that many more Americans are at risk than before.


19 posted on 06/26/2011 9:11:30 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Pelosi: Obamacare indulgences for sale.)
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To: Esther Ruth

“I think this is bad and dangerous diet advice.
A Paleo diet is the answer.
Paleo takes out carbs, sugars.
You should eat protein, meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables and good fats”

I agree — I think it’s not so much how many calories you eat, but what does it contain.


20 posted on 06/26/2011 9:19:55 AM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Wpin; SunkenCiv
There is nothing wrong, nor unhealthful, with eating animal fat.

The Atkins diet is low carb and high fat (not high protein). Some people get 85% of their calories from fat and successfully lose weight and show healthy lipid profiles.

The least healthful fats are PUFAs and PHFAs, the fats that the government has been pushing for 30 years.

Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill by Udo Erasmus

And there are several other books that reinforce the body chemistry reactions to the different fats in this one.

21 posted on 06/26/2011 12:56:17 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

“There is nothing wrong, nor unhealthful, with eating animal fat. “

You are kidding right??? I agree that there is nothing wrong per se with eating animal fat, but to say it is healthy is misguided at best and quite ignorant at worst. The Atkins diet is unsustainable...it will kill you early if you stay on it. That is why you are to be on it for short durations. Change your lifestyle to very low fat, whole foods along with 30 minutes per day moderate exercise and you will not only feel great, but you will live longer. BTW, no one, who eats 85% fat has healthy lipids, period. That is a real fairy tale.


22 posted on 06/26/2011 1:48:32 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: TheOldLady

PUFAs and PHFAs sound a little gay to me anyway.


23 posted on 06/26/2011 5:02:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Wpin

You could not be more wrong, and your kind of thinking has led to the diabetes and obesity epidemic in our country. Eating that way does sell a LOT of drugs, surgery, and doctor appointments.

You are very ignorant about Atkins as well. Do not spout your nonsense about a perfect heart-healthy diet to me, for I know that you are uninformed, at best.

There is plenty of literature, in addition to the link I already gave you, that explains that you are wrong and why you are wrong, but you choose to parrot propaganda about animal fats as if God would provide food for us that is poison.

The poison is the polyunsaturated fatty acids and partially hydrogenated fatty acids, both man made, and both deadly. PHFAs are carcinogenic and slow-acting heart poison. They and PUFAs will mess up your cholesterol ratio.

I eliminated the fat from my diet during that stupid low-fat/fat-free craze, and I gained weight, developed high blood pressure, a morbid lipid profile, and Type II diabetes. My doctor recommended Atkins (in 1994), and I have been on it ever since. I’m 64 years old, and I would compare my blood pressure, lipid profile, and blood sugar to anyone’s. My triglycerides plummeted. My good/bad cholesterol ratio is perfect, and my total cholesterol number went from 300 to 168. This morning, my FBS was 88.

I am not unique.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 7:52:59 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Mike Darancette
The Type 2 diagnosis threshold is now so low that many more Americans are at risk than before.

How low have they gotten with the limit?

I ran into a situation a number of years ago - The faster I dropped my long-term level (A1C?), the faster they dropped the acceptable limit. (While it sure seemed to drop every time I got tested, it may not have really been getting changed that fast.)

25 posted on 06/26/2011 8:08:17 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Clairity

Ping


26 posted on 06/26/2011 8:32:10 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Bob

<126 A1C ~ 6


27 posted on 06/26/2011 8:56:09 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Pelosi: Obamacare indulgences for sale.)
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To: TheOldLady

You need to research more dear...you are absolutely wrong and it is proven by data for the past 100 years. I have reversed my diabetes and heart disease from a healthy very low fat, whole food diet and exercise lifestyle. You can too. Atkins is not a lifestyle choice...it is too unhealthy. It is a gimmick for temporarily losing weight in the short term and is too unhealthy to maintain for the long term.

Check into...Pritikin, CHIPS program, etc. and read about the tons of studies conducted over the years. It is eye opening and will add years to your life if you learn about it and make those lifestyle changes.


28 posted on 06/27/2011 5:52:09 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin

I am not your “dear.”

Thanks to Atkins, I do not have diabetes nor heart disease. Did you even read my post?

What part of “Atkins works perfectly for me” don’t you understand?

What part of “I tried your way, and it nearly killed me” don’t you understand?

What part of “my doctor put me on Atkins, and it worked like a charm” don’t you understand?

I wouldn’t go back to the discredited Pritikin (for God’s sake!) for a million dollars.

You have your studies, and I have mine. I know which ones are true and which are propaganda. The diabetes and obesity epidemics flamed wildly out of control when the government started pushing that no-fat CRAP on the American people, and sales of Metformin (a lean muscle mass destroyer) have never been better.


29 posted on 06/27/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady

You are mistaken, really. But, I don’t like discussing things with people who are too dogmatic to try to understand the truth.

BTW, your doctor is a fool. You should find a real doctor to advise you.

My God! Do you realize how ridiculous your belief is? Have you been aware of studies done in Japan, China, etc. that have shown where people live on low fat diets they have little or no heart disease and diabetes and when they have high fat diets (and high sugar and salt like our diets) those diseases explode. There is absolutely no way possible you followed a low fat, whole food diet and had health problems with diabetes and heart disease. You are simply mistaken about how you ate, sorry.

Anyway, I am going to quit wasting time with you...you live the way you choose dear and I will live my way.


30 posted on 06/27/2011 3:51:41 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin

Enjoy your heart attack.


31 posted on 06/27/2011 4:03:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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