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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Is Possible Through Weight Loss, Study Finds

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Is Possible Through Weight Loss, Study Finds

December 7, 2017 Type 2 diabetes has long been viewed as an incurable, chronic condition that often requires lifelong management through medication, such as Glucophage (metformin) and insulin. But a study published in December 2017 in the journal The Lancet suggested following a radical diet that restricts calorie consumption to under 1,000 per day has the potential to reverse the disease in some individuals without using conventional treatments. "Our findings suggest that even if you have had type 2 diabetes for six years, putting the disease into remission is feasible," colead author Michael Lean, bachelor of medicine and chair of human nutrition at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, says in a news release. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million American adults are living with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Worldwide, an estimated 108 million people have type 2 diabetes, according to the World Health Organization. What Previous Research Says About Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Through Weight Loss Previous studies have found that diet and weight loss can help people better manage type 2 diabetes, and in some cases, such as through the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), prevent prediabetes from progressing into type 2 diabetes. In fact, an analysis published in September 2017 in the journal BMJ offered a magic number of pounds that is linked with reversal of type 2 diabetes: 33 pounds (lbs). Though risky, bariatric surgery also can help people with type 2 diabetes better manage the disease — potentially better than medication alone, according to a study published in February 2017 in the New England Journal of Medicine. How Researchers Conducted the Current Type 2 Diabetes Study For the current study, cal Continue reading >>

After Battling Type 2 Diabetes, My Lab Results Improved Dramatically In Just Six Weeks

After Battling Type 2 Diabetes, My Lab Results Improved Dramatically In Just Six Weeks

I never had a weight problem until I turned 20 and put on a few extra pounds. I then dieted for the next 33 years of my life. I was on the cabbage diet, celery diet, boiled egg diet, toast diet, SlimFast diet, and many others through the years. I mostly just starved myself. In 2010, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My cardiologist put me on high blood pressure medicine, which I hated. I worked out harder, quit smoking, and was able to get off the medicine in one year. For the next five years, I worked out with a personal trainer and followed the recommended “heart healthy” diet. In 2015, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was totally bummed. My numbers were off the charts (in a bad way) and my eyesight was blurry. I hadn’t had much success with the “heart healthy” diet and now had to combine it with the “diabetic diet,” which I found very limiting and frustrating. I started taking Metformin, which is a diabetes medication. Before she passed, my mother had been on Metformin, followed the “diabetic diet,” and still had to shoot up with insulin everyday for 30 years. I didn’t want to live that way. Feeling discouraged and defeated, I ran across the Forks Over Knives documentary. Knowing I had nothing to lose, I watched it. I’m so glad, because it changed my life forever. Finally, I felt like I had found all the answers to my health issues. Watching it was like seeing a long lost friend and being wrapped in a great, big hug—it was familiar, hopeful, and long overdue. In Six Weeks, My Blood Glucose Dropped 282 Points The next day I cleaned out my kitchen and started learning new recipes. I grew up on Southern cooking, so I had to learn to adjust recipes to suit my palate. Within six weeks of going plant-based, I lost Continue reading >>

12 Ways To Avoid Diabetes

12 Ways To Avoid Diabetes

Nearly 25 percent of Americans are thought to have prediabetes -- a condition of slightly elevated blood sugar levels that often develops into diabetes within 10 years -- but only 4 percent of people know it. What's worse, of those who are aware, less than half really tried to reduce their risk by losing weight, eating less, and exercising more. These are just a few of the good-for-you habits that can reverse prediabetes and ensure you never get the real thing, which can mean a lifetime of drugs and blood sugar monitoring, an increased risk of heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and other scary health threats. Read on for 12 simple tricks everyone can start today. More from Prevention: 12 Ways to Avoid Diabetes Shedding even 10 pounds can significantly slash your risk. Even extremely overweight people were 70 percent less likely to develop diabetes when they lost just 5 percent of their weight -- even if they didn't exercise. If you weigh 175 pounds, that's a little less than 9 pounds! Use our calorie calculator to see how many calories you consume -- and how many you need to shave off your diet -- if you want to lose a little. 12 Ways to Avoid Diabetes Eating greens with a vinaigrette before a starchy entrée may help control your blood sugar levels. In an Arizona State University study, people with type 2 diabetes or a precursor condition called insulin resistance had lower blood sugar levels if they consumed about 2 tablespoons of vinegar just before a high-carb meal. "Vinegar contains acetic acid, which may inactivate certain starch-digesting enzymes, slowing carbohydrate digestion," said lead researcher Carol Johnston. In fact, vinegar's effects may be similar to those of the blood sugar -- lowering medication acarbose (Precose). Before you eat that fettuccine, enj Continue reading >>

Breakthrough: How Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed

Breakthrough: How Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed

Breakthrough: how type 2 diabetes can be reversed A team from Newcastle University, UK, has shown that type 2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and that losing less than one gram of that fat reverses the diabetes. Diabetes affects aboutthree-and-a-half million South Africans (about 6% of the population), and it's on the increase. Type 2 diabetes affects 9% of the global population and was once known as adult-onset diabetes, but is now also found in young adults and children. Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition and the most common variety of diabetes. Patients with type 2 diabetes become resistant to insulin , a hormone that helps turn glucose from food into energy. To overcome this resistance, the pancreas makes more insulin, but eventually, it just can't make enough. Research led by Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University in the UK and published online inDiabetes Care has shown that type 2 diabetes can be reversed in patients if they lose weight on a calorie-restricted diet. Read: Discovery may lead to new diabetes treatment In the small trial, 18 people with type 2 diabetes (who had had the disease for seven to 15 years) and 9 people who didn't have diabetes were measured for weight, fat levels in the pancreas and insulin response before and after bariatric surgery . Taylor found that people with type 2 diabetes had increased levels of fat in the pancreas. After the bariatric surgery, those with type 2 diabetes were immediately taken off their medication and all participants were measured again eight weeks later. Both groups lost the same amount of weight, around 13% of their initial body weight. Critically, the pool of fat in the pancreas did not change in the non-diabetics but decreased to a normal level in those with Type 2 diabetes. Continue reading >>

This New Diet Has Been Proven To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes In Just 12 Weeks

This New Diet Has Been Proven To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes In Just 12 Weeks

This new diet has been proven to reverse type 2 diabetes in just 12 weeks Designed with everyday life in mind, the diet is inspired by the way that humans are biologically designed to eat "A growing menace": Type 2 diabetes affects millions in the UK - but this new diet could help Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Millions of Brits who suffer from type 2 diabetes have been offered "real hope" after a new diet was proven to reverse the disease in just 12 weeks. The diet works by actively reducing the build-up of fat in the pancreas, which can prevent the organ from producing sufficient levels of insulin. Unlike existing plans, which limit calorific intake and impose radical exercise, the Back to Basics Diet is designed with everyday life in mind. This minimises the risk of failure, and of lapses and binge eating common drawbacks of most extreme, low-calorie diets. The diet draws on seven years of research and on the latest scientific and medical studies, and inspired by the way that humans are biologically designed to eat. Processed foods are replaced with the nutritious food that sustained mankind over millennia before the introduction of widespread agriculture. It has been shown to reverse the symptoms of type 2 diabetes in as little as three months when coupled with moderate levels of exercise. Around 3.9 million Brits suffer from type 2 diabetes. There is no known cure but research has shown that the condition can be reversed potentially for life by maintaining a low-calorie diet This conserves the long-term health of the pancreas and ensures that it produces enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Eddy Marshall, director of BBCs Holby City and Channel 4s Hollyoaks, was one of the first diabetics to trial the diet. He was officially removed fr Continue reading >>

A Plant-based Diet For The Prevention And Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes

A Plant-based Diet For The Prevention And Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes

Go to: Abstract The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising worldwide, especially in older adults. Diet and lifestyle, particularly plant-based diets, are effective tools for type 2 diabetes prevention and management. Plant-based diets are eating patterns that emphasize legumes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds and discourage most or all animal products. Cohort studies strongly support the role of plant-based diets, and food and nutrient components of plant-based diets, in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Evidence from observational and interventional studies demonstrates the benefits of plant-based diets in treating type 2 diabetes and reducing key diabetes-related macrovascular and microvascular complications. Optimal macronutrient ratios for preventing and treating type 2 diabetes are controversial; the focus should instead be on eating patterns and actual foods. However, the evidence does suggest that the type and source of carbohydrate (unrefined versus refined), fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated versus saturated and trans), and protein (plant versus animal) play a major role in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. Multiple potential mechanisms underlie the benefits of a plant-based diet in ameliorating insulin resistance, including promotion of a healthy body weight, increases in fiber and phytonutrients, food-microbiome interactions, and decreases in saturated fat, advanced glycation endproducts, nitrosamines, and heme iron. Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, Insulin resistance, Vegan, Vegetarian Go to: 1. Introduction Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic, with approximately 422 million cases worldwide and a rapidly rising prevalence in middle- and low-income countries.[1] In the United States in 2011–2012, 12%–14% of adul Continue reading >>

Think Skinny People Don’t Get Type 2 Diabetes? Think Again.

Think Skinny People Don’t Get Type 2 Diabetes? Think Again.

In the last article we discussed the complex relationship between body weight and type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We learned that although obesity is strongly associated with T2DM, a subset of “metabolically healthy obese” (MHO) people have normal blood sugar and insulin sensitivity and don’t ever develop diabetes. In this article we’re going to talk about the mirror reflection of the MHO: the “metabolically unhealthy nonobese” (MUN). These are lean people with either full-fledged type 2 diabetes or some metabolic dysfunction, such as insulin resistance. You might even be surprised to learn that skinny people can and do get T2DM. They are rarely mentioned in the media, and there isn’t much written about them in the scientific literature. Perhaps these folks have been overlooked because type 2 diabetes has been historically viewed as a disease of gluttony and sloth, a self-inflicted outcome of eating too much and not and not exercising enough. But the very existence of the MUN phenotype proves that there’s more to T2DM than overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. Remember that one in three type 2 diabetics are undiagnosed. It’s possible that a significant number of these people that are lean. They don’t suspect they might have T2DM because they’re under the impression that it’s not a condition that affects thin people. This is one of the biggest dangers of the myth that “only fat people get diabetes”. It’s well-known that high blood sugar can precede the development of T2DM for as long as ten years. It is during this time that many of the complications associated with diabetes – nerve damage, retinal changes, and early signs of kidney deterioration – begin to develop. This is why it’s just as important for lean people to maintain healthy blood s Continue reading >>

How To Reverse Diabetes Naturally

How To Reverse Diabetes Naturally

According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, over 30 million people living in the United States have diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the U.S. population. And diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, causing, at least in part, over 250,000 deaths in 2015. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to reverse diabetes and the diabetes epidemic in America. Type 2 diabetes is a dangerous disease that can lead to many other health conditions when it’s not managed properly, including kidney disease, blindness, leg and food amputations, nerve damage, and even death. (1) Type 2 diabetes is a completely preventable and reversible condition, and with diet and lifestyle changes, you can greatly reduce your chances of getting the disease or reverse the condition if you’ve already been diagnosed. If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with diabetes symptoms, begin the steps to reverse diabetes naturally today. With my diabetic diet plan, suggested supplements and increased physical activity, you can quickly regain your health and reverse diabetes the natural way. The Diabetes Epidemic Diabetes has grown to “epidemic” proportions, and the latest statistics revealed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that 30.3 million Americans have diabetes, including the 7.2 million people who weren’t even aware of it. Diabetes is affecting people of all ages, including 132,000 children and adolescents younger than 18 years old. (2) The prevalence of prediabetes is also on the rise, as it’s estimated that almost 34 million U.S. adults were prediabetic in 2015. People with prediabetes have blood glucose levels that are above normal but below the defined threshold of diabetes. Without proper int Continue reading >>

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes With Nutritional Ketosis

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes With Nutritional Ketosis

Virta is a science-based online specialty medical clinic using continuous remote monitoring and intensive coaching to help our patients reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. A unique contributor to our success in this is harnessing and sustaining the metabolic benefits of nutritional ketosis. Admittedly, reversing diabetes is a rather bold goal. By way of contrast, the American Diabetes Association defines type 2 diabetes as a progressive disease whose course at best can be slowed by lifestyle change and medication. Based upon solid science—some old and some new—we beg to differ. Perhaps it’s time for a paradigm change. There are few times in the lives of medical scientists where we have the opportunity to change the course of a major medical disease; and even fewer cases where we actually succeed in doing so. In 1920, Banting’s discovery that injected insulin could control type 1 diabetes (T1D) was such an event. As a result, over the last century, millions of people with T1D have achieved long and productive lives; whereas before 1920 most of them would have succumbed to this insulin-deficiency disease within less than a year. Type 2 diabetes (T2D), on the other hand, is a very different disease that affects hundreds of millions of people. It responds very poorly to injected insulin. Whereas T1D patients cannot make insulin, people with T2D typically make lots of insulin but are resistant to insulin’s effects across a variety of cellular functions. Despite these facts having been known for 5 decades, we are taught that the core components of T2D management are to force the body to make even more insulin or to inject more insulin to overcome the insulin resistance that characterizes this disease. But in study after study, intensive management of type 2 dia Continue reading >>

11 Years Of Pain And Frustration With Type 2 Diabetes

11 Years Of Pain And Frustration With Type 2 Diabetes

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes in Less Than 6 Months - Case Study : The amazing mental, physical and emotional transformation that can occur with a strategic approach to plant-focused high-carbohydrate nutrition. There are literally thousands of people with stories like Cynthia's, which is detailed below by Dr. Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D. Each of these Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics have followed the same program, through the teachings and consultations with Dr. Graham or Dr. Khambatta, or at FoodnSport Retreats. You can experience it yourself in September at the Conqering Diabetes Retreat in Washington State with Dr. Graham, Dr. Khambatta, Robby Barbaro and the FoodnSport Staff. Find out more here , and read Cynthia's full story below. I'd like to take a moment to recognize the incredible 6-month transformation of Cynthia Bronte, who worked so diligently at reversing insulin resistance. This is another story that reflects the amazing mental, physical and emotional transformation that can occur with a strategic approach to plant-focused high-carbohydrate nutrition. Cynthia was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2003, in the midst of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), an acute life-threatening condition that typically marks the onset of type 1 diabetes. Cynthia's symptoms of DKA were unmistakable, and included urinating more than 14 times per day, insatiable thirst and low energy. Cynthia was unaware that her fasting blood sugar was 5 times higher than normal, at 550 mg/dL (normal blood sugars range from 70 - 130 mg/dL). When Cynthia was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was instructed to consume a low carbohydrate diet in order to minimize blood sugar. She was instructed to eat foods that were high in protein and fat, while limiting her intake of fruits, artificial sweeteners, gra Continue reading >>

Losing Weight Is Hard, But It’s Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

Losing Weight Is Hard, But It’s Not Any Harder If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

A study has found weight loss could reverse type 2 diabetes. The UK clinical trial showed that 46% of people who followed a low-calorie diet, among other measures, for 12 months were able to stop their type 2 diabetes medications. This confirms a position outlined in a previous paper that people can beat diabetes into remission if they lost about 15 kilograms. Another study showed that prediabetes (a blood sugar level that is high, but lower than necessary for diabetes diagnosis) can be prevented by losing as little as 2kg. If weight loss isn’t already hard enough, many people think it’s more difficult if you have diabetes. One small study perhaps sowed the seed for this defeatist idea. A dozen overweight diabetic subjects and their overweight non-diabetic spouses were treated together in a behavioural weight-control program. After 20 weeks, the diabetic group lost 7.4kg on average while their non-diabetic spouses lost 13.4kg. But there’s more to this story than meets the eye. In fact, losing weight with type 2 diabetes is no harder than it is without it. Where does this idea comes from? Type 2 diabetes triples the risk of heart attack and stroke, and is the leading cause of blindness, amputations and kidney failure. Treatment with modern drugs improves the outlook, but complications still develop and life expectancy is substantially reduced, especially for younger people. So beating it into remission is the ultimate goal of management. If weight loss helps reach that goal, people need to know if it’s harder to achieve than without diabetes. From all the information out there you might think it is. In diabetes, the fat-burning mitochondria (the powerhouse of our cells) may be more sluggish and hunger hormones may be out of whack. Read more: What are mitochondria Continue reading >>

Plant-based Diets For Diabetes

Plant-based Diets For Diabetes

The three diabetes videos I mentioned are: For those seeking a deeper understanding of what diabetes really is and what causes it, check out How Not to Die from Diabetes, and this series of videos: Thankfully, not only can diabetes be reversed, but so can some of its complications. See Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed? and, for diabetic neuropathy, my live annual review From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food. Of course, preventing it is better: There are some foods that may increase the risk: And others that may help: If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here. Continue reading >>

Reversed Type 2

Reversed Type 2

"Dieting for just eight weeks can reverse your diabetes," the Daily Mail reports. A small study of 30 people with type 2 diabetes found eight weeks on a very low calorie diet of around 600 to 700 calories a day, followed by a less radical six-month weight control diet, led to significant improvement in blood glucose levels in 12 people. These findings are interesting: type 2 diabetes tends to be seen as a long-term condition that often gets worse over time or, at best, can be kept in check by medication, rather than one that could be reversed. Tests found the 12 people had glucose levels below the usual cutoff for diabetes, measured after they switched to the weight control diet, which lasted over the next six months. People who saw their glucose levels return to normal tended to be younger and have had diabetes for a shorter period. Although the results are encouraging, the study did not compare a low-calorie diet with other treatments. Another practical consideration is the issue of compliance. The study was self-selecting in that people responded to an advert, which suggests they were highly motivated to lose weight. Whether the general population of people with type 2 diabetes would stick to a very low calorie diet is uncertain. We now need bigger, longer-term studies to find out how feasible this is as a treatment approach for more people with type 2 diabetes. We've had several threads about this in the past couple of years. If you search the forums for 'Newcastle diet' you should find lots of posts by forum members. HbA1c 1st November 2017 31mmol/mol (5.0%) Moderator T2 insulin resistant Using Basal/Bolus Therapy Reduced calorie food plans can lead to a loss of weight and that can help many people with control. No form of diabetes can be reversed or cured (at thi Continue reading >>

Is It Possible To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Is It Possible To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a progressive condition that can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, kidney disease and blindness. However, it is possible to beat it into remission. The pancreas can begin again making insulin, the hormone that regulates levels of glucose in the blood. The liver can reassert itself as the body’s reservoir for glucose and stop pumping out unwanted sugar. And many people who have been taking tablets to control their type 2 diabetes can potentially throw them away. This is good for the NHS, because 5% to 10% of people have type 2 diabetes. However, to beat it, you would need to lose about 10% of your body weight – and keep it off. The solution In an analysis paper in the BMJ, Mike Lean, professor of nutrition at Glasgow University, argues that giving tablets to reduce blood sugar (the main treatment for type 2 diabetes) only addresses the symptom. “Virtually everyone with type 2 diabetes is two or three stone [12-19kg] above their ideal weight,” says Lean. “One of the great tragedies is that we’ve known this for about a hundred years and all the treatments have ever done is reduce the blood sugar – this is the consequence, but what drives it is the weight.” Lean says the easiest indicator of someone at risk of type 2 diabetes is a fat tummy. A man with a waist over 91cm (36in) or a woman with a waist over 81cm (32in) could both be on the path to the condition. Another paper in Frontiers in Endocrinology describes a programme of high-intensity exercise as a way of preventing type 2 diabetes developing in people with risk factors. But: “You can’t run off diabetes,” says Lean. He says evidence suggests most people need to lose more than 12kg. But studies show woeful remission rates (0.14% of 120,000 US patients who were followed up f Continue reading >>

Small Study: Liquid Diet Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Small Study: Liquid Diet Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Categories: Nursing news Type 2 diabetes is considered by many healthcare professionals to be irreversible. But a recent small study published in the March 2016 issue of Diabetes Care showed a liquid diet reversed the disease for at least six months in about half of 30 people who participated in clinical trials. “This is a radical change in our understanding of Type 2 diabetes,” Roy Taylor, a professor at Newcastle University in England and the study’s senior author, said in an April 18 New York Times article. “If we can get across the message that ‘yes, this is a reversible disease — that you will have no more diabetes medications, no more sitting in doctors’ rooms, no more excess health charges’ — that is enormously motivating.” In the study, researchers from England put participants with type 2 diabetes on an eight-week diet of three low-calorie milkshakes and a half-pound of nonstarchy vegetables daily. The participants then returned to normal eating. Six months later, 13 of the study participants who went into remission immediately after the diet were still diabetes-free. Most had diabetes for less than four years, but some had it for more than eight years, according to the study. One participant’s blood sugar levels have remained in the normal range for three years, according to the New York Times article. Taylor said the participants who responded positively to the diet are still in the prediabetes zone and at risk for developing diabetes. “It’s not fair to say they were completely normalized, but they’re at a level of blood sugar where we don’t expect to see the serious complications associated with diabetes,” he said in the article. “That’s why it’s such good news.” Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans and numb Continue reading >>

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