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.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
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.
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.
And there are several other books that reinforce the body chemistry reactions to the different fats in this one.
“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.
PUFAs and PHFAs sound a little gay to me anyway.
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.
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.)
<126 A1C ~ 6
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy your heart attack.
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