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Is Type 2 Diabetes Reversible At Scale?

If you’re reading this, you probably know that I’m obsessed with longevity. But to really understand longevity, you must understand metabolic health, insulin resistance and, by extension, one of its end-results: type 2 diabetes (T2D). Though my medical practice does not focus on type 2 diabetes, I have taken care of several patients with T2D over the past few years. When I was in medical school I was taught many things about T2D, but one stands out most: T2D is incurable, I was told. Once you have it, you’ve always got it, and the best one can do is “manage” it as a chronic—but irreversible—condition. But is this really true? Asked another way, is T2D reversible? My obsession is partly due to my personal journey to better metabolic health, which I’ve documented elsewhere on this blog, and spoken about publicly. But those facts alone, don’t fully explain why I wanted to be involved with Virta Health (I’ll get to them shortly). T2D is a massive societal problem that has the potential to literally bankrupt countries: More than 29 million Americans have T2D and more than 80 million are pre-diabetic. And whether you view it through the lens of population health, or t Continue reading >>

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    Jaylee said: ↑
    I have absolutely no idea what I would do if they found an outright cure.. I've had 38 years of it.
    But it would be nice to find out Jaylee

  2. Jaylee

    noblehead said: ↑
    But it would be nice to find out Jaylee Lol be my guest & go first mate....!

  3. Jaylee

    Robinredbreast said: ↑
    The human race produce's insulin from the pancreas ! Do these fanatics not realise this, but we became Type 1 because our own bodies attacked the organ and destroyed it so no more insulin Scary to read :-o Scary to read indeed...

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