Skip to comments.Type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed 'can be reversed'
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.
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Maybe this gave a chance for the liver and pancreas to recouperate and regenerate.
So, does that mean an INCREASE or a DECREASE.
Current doctrine continues to be that you have an insulin overload!
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.
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?
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.
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...
BTW, luv yur tag line!
I never trusted anybody if my dog didn’t like them!
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.
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...
At 600 calories a day, how do you keep your body from eating away at muscle, eg heart???
No wonder I didn't see that typo word that doesn't exist...
Try again: it’s EXERCISE.
An extreme eight-week diet of 600 calories a day can reverse Type 2 diabetes in people newly diagnosed with the disease...
Six hundred calories a day? Sounds like the Auschwitz Diet!
I’m really awful on Sundays!
I never trusted anybody if my dog didnt 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. :-)
The Type 2 diagnosis threshold is now so low that many more Americans are at risk than before.
“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.
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