Type-2 Diabetes Has A Secret: It’s Perfectly Reversible. Here’s How To Get Rid Of It
Carlos Cervantes used to suffer from severe diabetes. His low point was 2011, when he had a heart attack, his kidneys started failing him and he was facing a foot amputation because of a toe-to-ankle ulcer. ‘I had pretty much figured that my time was up,’ he says. Then he stumbled on a news clip about a study at Newcastle University. In it all 11 subjects had their type-2 diabetes reversed after following a very low-calorie diet — that is, just 600 calories a day for eight weeks. So Cervantes gave the diet a try. His blood sugar dropped to a normal level, his symptoms vanished and he was returned to good health. The mechanism is simple. Type-2 diabetes is caused by a build-up of fat stopping the pancreas from producing the insulin we need. Restricting calories to a very low level means we can burn off this fat, allowing the pancreas to start working normally again. Cervantes’s success story is one of many. Professor Roy Taylor, who led the Newcastle trial, says ‘over 100’ people around the world have contacted him to say they have tried the diet and got rid of their own type-2 diabetes. Now, together, with Professor Mike Lean, he is leading a five-year study to determine whether such a diet might become routine NHS treatment (for type-2 diabetes, but not for type-1, which is caused by a reaction of the immune system, not fat). The results will begin to trickle in next year and be published in 2018. Official guidelines may change after that. Until then, there’s nothing to stop people trying the diet themselves (though if you are on medication it’s best to check with a doctor first). Fortunately, you don’t have to drop down to 600 calories a day. Subjects in the latest trial have a daily intake of 800. This seems to make a big difference. The earlier tri Continue reading >>
Low Carb Diet News - Success Story: Author: "i Am Proof That Lchf Makes You Thin And Cures Diabetes" - Low Carb Diet News
Robin Nixon is the author of Creative Visualization for Dummies as well as many IT related books. He also blogs about his life and last week revealed how he has lost over 30lbs and 8 inches round his waist in 4 months on a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet. This is an extract Lets talk about weight and size first. On June 30th this year I weighed 106 kilograms (about 234 pounds, or 16 stone 10 pounds). Today my weight is 92 kilos (about 203 pounds, or 14 stone 7 pounds). In this time I have also gone from a 46in (117cm) to a 38in (97cm) waist. Now for the chemistry. At my last blood test a year ago my fasting blood sugar was 7.6 mmol/L, which (at over a value of 7) is past pre-diabetes and would normally be recognised as indicating actual type 2 diabetes . For some reason my doctor didnt diagnose me as such, though, but just advised me to try and lose weight. Well, thats what Ive done, and today my level was 5.1 mmol/L, which is now well down into the normal, non-diabetic range. Also, my cholesterol levels had been 6.5 mmol/L (anything above 6.2 is considered high ), but are now down to 5.7 mmol/L (borderline high). 5.2 mmol/L and below is considered healthy Ill be interested to see where Im at next year. So, by eating a diet of approximately 70% fat and 30% protein, with under 30 grams of carbohydrates daily from cheese, nuts, and leafy and salad vegetables, I have gone from being diabetic to non-diabetic, my weight is falling fast, and my cholesterol is almost back to a healthy level. And all of this is contrary to the advice given by organisations such as Diabetes UK or the UK Heart Foundation , which recommend a low fat diet, telling us that saturated fats especially cause raised cholesterol and heart disease, and to eat more heart healthy carbohydrates such as bread, Continue reading >>
Should Keto Be Used To Manage Type 2 Diabetes? One Womans Story | Everyday Health
Although the keto diet isn't recommended for people with diabetes, Stephanie Lofton says that for her, the eating approach has helped jump-start a path to a healthier future. Nothing seemed to work for Stephanie Lofton when she began to try to lose weight and manage her blood sugar after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2015. She tried the South Beach Diet , calorie counting , eating low-fat at one point, she even considered bariatric surgery to lose weight and control type 2 diabetes . Thats when she came across the ketogenic diet, a popular high-fat, low-carb eating plan sometimes referred to as the keto diet. Lofton, 40, says that while she hasnt lost much weight, her blood sugar is in the mid-100s milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) the healthiest level shes reached in years. She had previously recorded her highest blood sugar levels between 600 and 800 after being rushed to the emergency room in 2016. This looks like something that for me is sustainable, says Lofton, a medical biller who weighs 300 pounds. I haven't lost much weight, but for me my biggest priority has been to get my sugar numbers down. She says shes proud that her A1C the two- to three-month average of blood sugar levels is 8.7, down from 10.4 about a year ago. Although the improved level still signals diabetes (anything above 6.5 is defined as diabetes), Lofton is hopeful that the keto diet can continue to help her improve her health. RELATED: How to Stabilize Your Blood Sugar The Pros and Cons of the Keto Diet for People With Diabetes The basis of the keto diet is achieving ketosis , a natural state in which the body turns to burning fat instead of carbs (or sugar) for energy. During ketosis, ketones, or fat metabolites, are released in the blood. People on the keto diet are tasked with gett Continue reading >>
Diabetes Success Story I – Mr "s"
I received a very nice letter from Mr “S” about his success in conquering type 2 diabetes. I’ve edited it slightly and reprinted it here with his permission. My story by “Mr S” I am a professional in my mid to late 30’s who works in a highly controlled and secure industry at which safety is paramount and who lives in the UK. As part of it, I must attend an annual Medical, with an industry Regulated Medical Examiner. I led a fairly sedentary lifestyle and I did absolutely no exercise. I would load myself with added unnatural sugars in the form of fizzy pops, energy drinks/supplements, fast foods, take outs, and lots of alcohol. I was living this way for years since I was fairly young, and I always passed my medicals with flying colours, though my weight was becoming an issue such that my BMI was in the ‘Overweight zone’ for 7 years prior to diagnosis. I felt invincible though I knew that I’d have to slow down one day. On my 2013 annual medical, glucose as present in my urine sample. Glucose shows in your urine when the amount in your blood is above 10mmol/L (normal 6). After a further blood test, my results showed a random blood glucose well above 10mmol/L but my HbA1c was 10.5% (normal 6%, diabetes >6.5%). There is no diabetes in my family, this was a bit of a shock to say the least. I could not work as a result until I got the situation under control. What caused me to spike? What was affecting me? I know now and I’m able to control my sugars naturally without the need to worry. The key is having the Will Power, the Mental conviction and the Knowledge to make it work. My doctor prescribed Metformin but I refused to take it. I did not want to rely on medication and become another ‘victim’. I knew that I could beat this naturally and Type 2 Diabet Continue reading >>
Ally's Keto Success Story
The next KetoDiet Challenge starts tomorrow - Are you ready for it? :-) I thought we should start with a success story. Ally is one of the participants and a bonus prize winner of our previous 60-Day Keto Challenge and would like to share her fantastic results with you. I hope Ally's story will inspire you to eat healthier, so you can feel great, get in shape and stay on track. Others have done it and so can you! I am a 51 y/o American female living in NZ. I work for an Outdoors Retailer, Inward Goods Department. I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic in October 2015. I stopped 2x day juicing which I told my doctor was the culprit. I tried cutting carbs and following NZ guidelines for diet and my glucose dropped back to middle pre-diabetic range. I attended a diabetic education appointment and was astounded by the amount of carbs they recommended to be eaten per meal/day. I tried cutting the carbs but I was having terrible cravings for pasta and rice, and then sugar cravings began. I heard about the Keto lifestyle and searching the internet I found your amazing site just days before the April 11th challenge began. On this 60 day challenge I have lost 14 pounds (6.35 kg). But the amazing part is total centimetres (inches) lost as you can see in my photos. I joined the Keto Challenge for weight loss and overall health, and especially Type 2 Diabetes prevention. Given my family history, heart health is especially important. My mother and father both died of congestive heart failure seven weeks apart in 2003 at the ages of 69 and 76 respectively. My eldest sister died of the same in 2005 just three days before her 52nd birthday. They were all overweight and had terrible eating habits and I am sorry to say I feel I was heading in the same direction with all of the take-away and Continue reading >>
When did you start your Low Carb Diet? 9/1/2017 How much weight have you lost? As of today 10 lbs. What other symptoms have cleared? I was merely over weight with no illnesses. (thank God) Have you come off any medication? I take no medication. I am 53. I started so I never have to. How is your mood and concentration? My attitude has changed. I was in a really bad place prior to 9/1/2017. BAD place emotionally, mentally, spiritually, Foggy Brain … How long have you battled with weight or with other symptoms that lead you to discover LCHF? Ever since I had children. They are 27, 26, and 22. I was 100 lbs. prior to my first pregnancy. And finally, how has Ditch The Carbs helped you? What have you discovered? What recipes are your favourite? I do not have a favoite. You see, I have a condition (my bad place) called Anosmia and it manifested itself January 2016. I do not have the ability to smell or taste. AT ALL … My olfactory nerves/cells are completely gone. I do have taste buds but, without smell, there is no taste. I cannot smell spoiled food, or a gas leak. Ya, it’s like that. I can tell if it’s ice cream but I cannot tell you if it is chocolate or vanilla. I cannot smell coffee, my hairspray in the morning or exhaust fumes. The house will fill with smoke before I notice if I am not visually paying attention. Yes, it is like that! It is unnerving! I had to come to terms with it. I was eating, the past 1 1/2 years , out of control in hopes that just that next bite, that next bite, that next bite, I will be able to “will” myself to taste again. I miss smells i misst being able to smell a flower, or Spaghetti or garlic or – even exhaust fumes. I was told, after a myriad of testings, scans, mri’s, steroids, and a bunch of other stuff, to find the cause, th Continue reading >>
Mystery Of Vegan Food To Manage/reverse Type 2
Mystery of Vegan Food to manage/reverse Type 2 Mystery of Vegan Food to manage/reverse Type 2 I have been recently(1 month back) diagnosed Pre D with Hb1ac as 5.8 and fasting as 117. I am from India. Wherever I am researching on ways to manage this condition, All the Books, references, success stories , The Crux which I get is ,If somebody becomes completely Vegan, eliminates Oil, Eat Nuts, Beans and starches and eat Salad and fruits he can completely get rid of Type 2. I have seen lots of books on Amazon.com for Managing Type 2 ..and the Best ones are the ones which addresses the mentioned Diet and the reviews of people say that they have cured it, and the funny part is ..Non of the best selling books says that by eliminating carb and eating fats, They have done substantial progress. Below are my references: part 2 - In the End of part 2..lots of people have given testimonials about how they reversed Type 2. I mean..If diabetes is a life long illness..are all these people are paid and lying???? All are marketing the author ? So many ? including Books, Seminars etc...what about carbs in starchy foods ? And If LCHF is the answer to manage Diabetes, why there are no solid and popular evidence on it. I am not favoring any way...But just a curious question so that We all can get benefited.. I've only had T2 for four years, but my BG meter tells me that if I eat starches or fruit, my BG goes very high, whereas if I eat lots of fat and avoid starches and fruit, my BG stays consistently way down in the low normal, non-diabetic range. If I were naive, or wanted to make lots of money, I could shout to the world that I'm cured of my diabetes. But one piece of fruit, or some chips (fries to Americans) with a meal will tell me that I am still diabetic. On my current diet, I've had Continue reading >>
How I Started A Successful Low Carb Diet
Many people with diabetes cringe when they hear the words low carb diet. But I speak to you now from personal experience, it’s not such a difficult diet. It may not be as easy as a pure chocolate diet, but once you get going it gets easier each day. How I started a low carb diet I’m not a medical professional or nutrition expert of any sort, and the advice I’m sharing is based on my own experience (and success). I started following a low carb diet because through trial and error I saw how much easier it was to manage my blood glucose when I didn’t eat carbs. And, when I thought about what it really means to have diabetes, the low carb diet made perfect sense. If my body can’t process carbohydrates, I shouldn’t be filling it with them. I worried, though. What would life be like without carbs? My diet consisted mostly of carbs. I couldn’t really imagine not eating them. I knew if were to wake up one morning and stop eating everything I loved, I’d be hungry and cranky. So, I came up with a plan to give up carbs gradually and turned into a low carber with ease. Below are the steps that helped me. If you are considering a low carb diet, I hope they’ll help you, too. And remember, if you make changes to your diet, you will need to adjust your diabetes medication. Consult your doctor or medical professional before starting this or any other diet. 1. I eliminated sugar. White. Brown. High Fructose Corn Syrup. If I could do this, I could do anything. This step taught me to read labels carefully, ask about what’s in the food I was being served, and made me aware of how much ‘hidden’ sugar is out there. I took my time doing this, and didn’t push myself to move forward with the rest of my diet until I was mentally ready. The first step alone – cutting ou Continue reading >>
Lchf Success Stories From Type 1's
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community I created this thread as a place for fellow type 1 diabetics to share their success stories on the LCHF diet. I know there is a similar thread on the low carb forum but I found that most of the responses were from type 2's, so I thought it'd be nice to have a specific place for us to share experiences and hopefully inspire and learn from each other! Hi bellabella - I have been doing LCHF for a year and my BGs mostly meander in the rage between 4-8 mmol/l and I am using less insulin. Last HbA1c was 5.6 so I'm happy. I started low carbing proper last year, though my diet has never been high in carbs as carb control was the advice given to me at diagnosis. Plus from childhood I've been a veggie which limited the carbs anyway on a mainly vegetable diet. I did eat bread in small amounts, ditto potatoes but disregarded " hidden" carbs, and it's those I cracked down on. My current carb intake is 30 g per day, and never above 50g. No hardship whatsoever My insulin use is way down and my last A1c was 43 . Overall, my control is a lot better . Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 Well-Known Member Thanks for putting this up! I posted recently about trying out the low carb to get better control over my BG and I've bought myself a low carb cookery book which I plan to put into effect next week! Will keep an eye on this thread to see what everyone had to say I've been low carbing almost since diagnosis. I was fortunate enough to be recommended the Diabetes solution by Dr. Bernstein within in days of my diagnosis and have followed it ever since. Low carbing certainly keeps my BS in check for the best results you also need a good exercise program. My last 1AC was 5 % , hoping t Continue reading >>
Lchf Diet -- Any Success Stories?
Hello everyone, I am hearing/seeing a lot about LCHF diet; its benefits for diabetes, it will result in reversal, etc.. Please reply if you are the one following LCHF and you controlled your BS with that. I just want to learn truely how many people have benefited from that and why doctors won't recommend the same. I wanted to learn about the success stories because I know individual story is far better than doctor advice; particularly in case of diabetes; My doctor himself told me that every type 2 will eventually have to depend on Insulin at some point of their life and I found a hope in LCHF. Before making alteration to your dietary system meet a person in person if you can be,who is on lchf for at least 5-10 years,discuss with him or her in the presence of your doctor,then decide &you proceed further. I have not written my blog to you,I had posted it for a person who has asked the question.in the first instance. He can meet a person in his city/town or elsewhere who is on lchf form last 5-10 years if possible and arrange a meeting with his doctor and discuss the whole merits and demerits of diet he is practicing these days. You are asked not to give your unnecessary&unwanted advise to me. @ fellow lchfers., its very nice to follow the conversations., very nice. by the way i was talking to one M.D. gerneral physician., yesterday and i wanted to shae his story. while talking with himn i came to know that he was operated upon for trivalve blockage in a famous hospital here in hyd. (I am withholding all the names for secrecy). I said sorry. then he told me that the hospital cheated him without giving him breathin time for second opinion after angigram., and the worst part of the story was HE DID NOT HAVE ANY BLOCKS IN HIS HEART AT ALL. i felt like crying., here is one d Continue reading >>
The Success Of Diet Doctor: A Diet To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?
The Success of Diet Doctor: A Diet to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the world’s greatest problems. For so many people diabetes is a chronic, progressive disease that causes devastation — but it doesn’t have to be. With this in mind, let’s take a look at what has been called a diet to reverse type 2 diabetes. This article will focus on the work of the Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt—the diet doctor—someone who has helped tens of thousands of people to improve their health. Diet Doctor has helped thousands of users address insulin resistance , which is the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes. At present, it’s probably fair to say that type 2 diabetes is one of the worst epidemics ever seen in history. Although diabetes has always existed, it wasn’t until the 1980s when the disease began to spiral out of control. In fact, back in 1980, there were only 5.5 million Americans living with diabetes. By 2014, the number of diagnosed diabetes cases in the US had reached 21.3 million — nearly a 300% increase. In contrast to the words you often hear from the medical industry, this wasn’t just by chance. Particularly, the idea of diabetes being a predetermined condition brought on through “poor genes” is ridiculous. The prevalence of a disease doesn’t just shoot into orbit over a few short decades. That is unless we are doing something seriously wrong. Is the Modern Diet Causing the Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic? Important to realize is that the increase in type 2 diabetes rates paralleled the growing obesity epidemic. Of course, the logical thing to do is to look at when this trend began. In this case, both of these devastating conditions had their roots in the early 1980s. So, is there any particular event that could have sparked t Continue reading >>
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Our Story Low Carb Island
Living an LCHF lifestyle has changed our lives forever! I am a mother of two beautiful boys, partner to Derek and have lots of beautiful, supportive friends. That said, I've spent the last 14 years of my life over weight. At my biggest official weigh-in I was 169kg. I was tired, depressed and sick all the time. My solution was to stick my head in the sand. I decided it was easier to live in denial than to face the brutal truth: I WAS KILLING MYSELF! Suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, my Blood Glucose Levels were regularly over 35mmol/L. I was insulin resistant, had inflammation of the liver, depression, anxiety, fatigue, headaches, extreme swelling, dizziness, panic attacks, vomiting, eczema, cushing syndrome was mentioned more than once (though I never followed through with regular doctor appointments to have it confirmed), as was irritable bowel syndrome. I had been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (a diagnosis that has now been reassessed and removed). The prescribed medication for this escalated all symptoms of the illnesses above. I was booked in for weight-loss surgery, spent the two weeks leading up to it following the required pre-op diet (funnily enough it was ketogenic) and was then told my liver problems made the surgery too high risk. Looking back now, I am so grateful, but at the time it seemed to be my only hope. In 2012 I started making small changes in my life and was able to slowly lose 30kg over the next year and a half in what I like to refer to as 'accidentally'. It was discovered my bipolar diagnosis was incorrect, and I was taken off the medication and started counseling. We moved interstate, and I started to find quiter places I could go with less panic attacks. I was always so self-concious. I started to walk a tiny bit more, I ate a tiny bit less a Continue reading >>
Type 2 Diabetes Success Stories
Home Diabetes Diet Type 2 Diabetes Success Stories by PaleoGuy Posted in Diabetes Diet , Keto Diet , Low Carb High Fat Diet No Comments How Peter & Cher Successfully Reversed Their Diabetes Like Tim Noakes, Peter & Cher managed To Reverse Their Diabetes With a LCHF Eating Plan (See their story below) Anyone familiar with Prof Tim Noakes will know that he is a huge supporter of the LCHF diet which he credits for reversing his diabetes and is one of the type 2 diabetes success stories. If his diabetes success story hasnt convinced you that reversing diabetes is possible with a LCHF Keto styled diet, then the story of this obese father and daughter is worth reading. Peter and Sher, who are the subjects of this type 2 diabetes success story, were both obese and weighed in at 150kg & 126kg respectively as at December 2015 with glucose levels spiralling out of control. After just over a year on their LCHF diabetes diet, Peters weight had dropped to 98kg and Shers to 66kg. In a nutshell, not only have they both shed an enormous amount of weight, but father and daughter are both completely off their diabetic medication. Anyway, enough of me waxing lyrical about their respective success stories of reversing diabetes, you should read Peter & Shers story yourself. This is their story which was published on the following website: This Is Peter & Chers Reversing Diabetes Success Story (Photo Credit: Prior to finding your site and LCHF, life for me was going downhill fast. A side adjunct to my story is during my time of recklessly eating bad carbs and gaining tons of weight my daughter was eating pound for pound right along side of me. So my bad eating habits not only wreaked havoc on my life but I was taking my daughter down the very same path that was destroying my life. Years of Continue reading >>
Celebrity Drew Carey Whacks Off 80 Pounds, Beats His Diabetes On A Low-carb Diet With Exercise
Livin La Vida Low-Carb Show Episode 385: Neurosurgeon Dr. Larry McCleary Clearly Explains The Brain-Belly Connection Summertime 2010 Book Review Series: Deadly Harvest By Geoff Bond Celebrity Drew Carey Whacks Off 80 Pounds, Beats His Diabetes On A Low-Carb Diet With Exercise Its no real secret about how most of Hollywood gets themselves into shape when they have an important movie role coming up that requires them to shed the excess weight off their body. According to Jim actress Courtney Thorne-Smith revealed in a September 2009 interview that low-carb is how people in the industry eat and that its pretty common knowledge amongst industry insiders what you need to do to slim down is restrict your carbohydrate intake to primarily nuts, cheeses, meats, and non-starchy veggies. The problem is that while this way of eating is considered normal within the inner circles of the celebrity world, very few of them are out there talking about how the low-carb lifestyle changed their life. High-profile celebs like Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, Angelina Jolie, Dolly Parton, and others all swear by low-carb, but havent really taken up the mantle for this cause. Earlier this year, celebrity chef Alton Brown shed 50 pounds on a semi-low-carb diet with great fanfare and notoriety. But this week People magazine is reporting that 52-year old funnyman-turned-actor-turned-game show host Drew Carey has slimmed down a total of 80 pounds and come off of all of his diabetes medications thanks to shaving his diet of carbohydrates and exercising religiously. Careys career has been marked by his propensity for dibble-dabbling in a little of this and a little of that within television circles for the past two decades. As a stand-up comedian, he got his national television debut appearing on the Continue reading >>
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Keto And My Type 2 Diabetes - A Success Story! : Keto
Hi All- I am new here and wanted to share my journey so far with Ketos and how it helped with my diabetes diagnosis. I hope to give other Type 2's encouragement that you really can improve your situation. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the end of October. It was a complete surprise to me and quite a shocker. I went in to the doctor to get a flu shot and vaccination and he wanted to give me a full blood panel since I had never had one. Blood results showed an A1C of 8.1 ( and two different blood tests resulting in over 200 mg/dl). I also had some home readings in the 300 mg/dl range in the days following. I was shocked and upset. I had no symptoms of diabetes. I had previously done ketosis for some weight loss but that was over 5 years ago and fell back into bad habits. I decided to investigate if that would help with my Type 2 diagnosis. I decided to give it a shot and went all in. I started at 235 lbs in late October and currently weigh 193lbs as of Feb 1st. ( I am 6'0" tall) The doc put me on a regimen of Atorvastatin (40MG 1x day), Lisinopril (5MG 1x day), baby asprin and Metformin (500MG 2x a day). The medication in conjunction with a revamped diet and some moderate exercise (walking every other day) resulted in a loss of over 30 lbs and the new impressive A1C of 5.0 (most of my readings are between 90 and 110 mg/dl). My doctors exact words after my 3 month retest were "Wow! Your lab results look great. It appears that your work has really paid off." He is now recommending that I take half of my prescribed Metformin and see how it goes from there. I should also note that all of the other blood work test improved too! (liver and kidney function and cholesterol numbers). I just wanted to share this with the /r/keto community in case other newly diagnosed Typ Continue reading >>
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