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Study reveals how a very low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171109131240.htm ^ | November 9, 2017 | Ziba Kashef/Yale

Posted on 11/19/2017 11:55:58 AM PST by ConservativeMind

In a new study, a Yale-led research team uncovers how a very low calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models.

The research team investigated the effects of a very low calorie diet (VLCD), consisting of one-quarter the normal intake, on a rodent model of type 2 diabetes.

Using this approach the researchers pinpointed three major mechanisms responsible for the VLCD's dramatic effect of rapidly lowering blood glucose concentrations in the diabetic animals. In the liver, the VLCD lowers glucose production by: 1) decreasing the conversion of lactate and amino acids into glucose; 2) decreasing the rate of liver glycogen conversion to glucose; and 3) decreasing fat content, which in turn improves the liver's response to insulin. These positive effects of the VLCD were observed in just three days.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: diabetes; diet; dsj02; keytone
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Several studies point to a permanent reversal of Type 2 diabetes, even if you’ve had it for 10 years. One study earlier this year even showed reversal of Type 1 diabetes.

It seems extreme dieting three or so days at a time does wonders. I will try to dig up these other studies and post them below.

1 posted on 11/19/2017 11:55:58 AM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

I know brief periods of fasting seem to help give the organs a rest.


2 posted on 11/19/2017 11:57:46 AM PST by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConservativeMind
Reverse your diabetes: You can stay diabetes-free long-term:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160322080542.htm

Type 2 diabetes is a reversible condition:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170913084432.htm

Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes):
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170223124259.htm

Diabetic mice on fasting-mimicking diet repair insulin-producing pancreas cells (More on the reversal of Type 1 diabetes from above):
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170223124230.htm

3 posted on 11/19/2017 12:02:30 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Thanks for posting this.


4 posted on 11/19/2017 12:03:20 PM PST by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: ConservativeMind

How many calories is very low? Something tells me people would prefer the diabetes. A very low calorie diet will make one slim and trim. Americans don’t know that?


5 posted on 11/19/2017 12:04:34 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: ConservativeMind

So the too many intimate dinners for two with just me showing up is prolly my big downfall?


6 posted on 11/19/2017 12:05:27 PM PST by umgud
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Ok, I️ am 72 and take 1200 MHz of Metiformin daily. I️ banged my diet and introduced water wasp king daily. AC1 went from 6.5 to 6.3 in 60 days while dropping 8 lbs. First I️ hydrated with 34 ounces of water immediately and have 36 to 48 ounces the rest of the day. I️ eat 5 or 6 times in the day. Mid day I️ have 1/2 cup oatmeal, milk and half a piece of fruit. I️ reserve the other half for a snack late in the morning. Lunch is salad with lots of vinegar and less of oil. Then another piece of fruit in the afternoon. I️ will reserve a ost o Trail Mix as hunger booster. Dinner is meat and 2 vets. I️ will have melon as tv snack. No whites, no dairy, no beards, no potatoes. I️ have lost in 4 months 30 lbs. Probably could lose more however I️ am satisfied with lb per week.
7 posted on 11/19/2017 12:17:45 PM PST by Kozy (new age haruspex; "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.")
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Look up Ketone diet and intermittent fasting on youtube.

Hard at first but you feel so much better and after a while the thought of sugar is actually unpleasant.

Not necessary to be fanatical about it.


8 posted on 11/19/2017 12:18:09 PM PST by TheTimeOfMan (A time for peace and a time for war)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Well, the diet is temporary, the fixes are relatively permanent.


9 posted on 11/19/2017 12:20:31 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Bttt


10 posted on 11/19/2017 12:25:20 PM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)
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To: ConservativeMind

There are books on this subject. I can’t remember exactly what the process is, but it basically sums up as follows: If you fast for a few days, you either die, or you force your body to properly use insulin and properly regulate blood sugar. If you’re Type 2 diabetic, then the second of the 2 happens (your body starts to work properly). I don’t enough to talk about Type 1.

Of course, we’re conditioned (and used to) eating ‘3 healthy (or not) meals a day’, so it’s next to impossible to get people to try fasting, and thus drugs are the only other option. But humans did evolve with the ability to live for weeks off of stored fat...but drug companies did not.


11 posted on 11/19/2017 12:26:52 PM PST by BobL ( I drive a pickup truck because it makes me feel like a man.)
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Ran across info on morning blood sugar readings — if they are high.

It could be ‘dawn phenomenon’ or ‘Somogyi effect’. Apparently, while sleeping, the body dumps hormones that cause an increased insulin resistance, thus giving higher blood sugar levels.

I have found mine as high as 140+ in the morning and as low as 98 by 6 p.m. (before eating evening meal).

Under the heading ‘Fasting readings’ at:

https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/blood-glucose-management/blood-glucose-monitoring-when-to-check-and-why/


12 posted on 11/19/2017 12:33:32 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Kozy
1200 MHz

1200 milligrams. mg.
13 posted on 11/19/2017 12:38:26 PM PST by akalinin
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To: ConservativeMind

Alternate Study Title: Hey, We Understand What Causes Type II Diabetes.


14 posted on 11/19/2017 12:42:04 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: Kozy

We have to give up “beards”?


15 posted on 11/19/2017 12:52:29 PM PST by The Westerner (Protect the most vulnerable: get the government out of medicine and education and the forests)
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To: Kozy

I’m 54 and I take 25 mg. Jardiance and 1000 mg. (x2) Metformin daily, and a .75 mg. shot of Trulicity once a week. My primary doctor put me on a 37.5 mg. daily dose of Adipex to jump start some weight loss. I want on a paleo/low carb diet starting in June (no bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, etc. - lots of meat and green vegetables, no junk food, a lot of tea and sparkling water), and have gone from 266 lbs. to 240 in five months. My oncologist noticed my platelet count, while still dangerously low, is rebounding a little, and the enlargement in my liver and spleen are lessening. I see my primary again in two weeks, and I’m anxious to see where my A1C is now after almost six months of a new diet and weight loss. It was 9.2 in June.


16 posted on 11/19/2017 12:52:41 PM PST by Viking2002 ("If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck." - John Steinbeck)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

P4L


17 posted on 11/19/2017 12:52:46 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Kozy
" and take 1200 MHz of Metiformin daily "

Are you AM or FM?

"Dinner is meat and 2 vets. 

Are those Vietnam or Gulf war vets?

18 posted on 11/19/2017 12:55:27 PM PST by crazy scenario ( )
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To: ConservativeMind

Interesting.


19 posted on 11/19/2017 1:00:13 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: ConservativeMind

Just something simple like not adding sugar to cereals and avoiding drinks with sugar brought my A1C from 8.7 to 5.6 in 90 days along with a weight loss of 25 pounds. The only dietary items avoided are pizza and desserts.


20 posted on 11/19/2017 1:01:23 PM PST by buckalfa (Slip sliding away towards senility.)
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