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I Tried The Keto Diet To Manage My Diabetes This Is What Happened

I Tried The Keto Diet To Manage My Diabetes This Is What Happened

I Tried the Keto Diet to Manage My Diabetes This Is What Happened Medically reviewed by Natalie Olsen, RD, LD, ACSM EP-C on February 23, 2018 Written by Kareem Yasin Health and wellness touch everyones life differently. This is one persons story. When Lele Jaro received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 2006, she didnt leave the doctors office with a complete understanding of how the condition would influence the rest of her life, or fully equipped with the tools shed need to manage it. When I found out I had type 2, I didnt really know how to feel about it. I was so young and, to put it bluntly, nave about the whole diagnosis, she recalls. They gave me medication, some information [on] what to eat if you have diabetes, and that was it. Her doctor told her that shed probably been living with the condition since she was in her teens. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes creep up slowly without you really knowing the damage that its already doing to your body, she says. I thought it was something I could eventually overcome. It wasnt until I got pregnant at 29 when I realized that type 2 diabetes is a serious, chronic disease, she says. Following her doctors recommendations, she started to follow the Standard American Diet (SAD). Combined with working out, she managed to lose about 60 pounds by 2008. But when it came to actually managing her diabetes, relying on weight loss simply wasnt cutting it. Though she followed her doctors advice, it became increasingly clear to Lele that shed need to take matters into her own hands and develop a means by which to manage her diabetes that didnt leave her reliant on medication. The most common misconception about type 2 [diabetes] is that its easy to manage it by just losing weight, she says. While I understand that losing weight can de Continue reading >>

How To Increase Your Chances Of Reversing Your Diabetes

How To Increase Your Chances Of Reversing Your Diabetes

How to Increase Your Chances of Reversing Your Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is looming as the biggest epidemic and public health issue in human history. Close to 300 million people are affected worldwide and another 150 million are forecast to be diagnosed by 2030. One half of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic and suffering from various side effects. These side effects can include blindness, nerve damage, amputations, brain fog, depression, kidney failure, and more. Pharmaceutical companies are making lots of money on all of these conditions. One in three Medicare dollars goes to the care of diabetic and pre-diabetic patients. Many of these drugs may make symptoms worse and, in fact, cause new symptoms...which require more drugs. What if we told you that it's possible to manage these symptoms and reverse diabetes entirely without medication? The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar and 146 pounds of flour a year. This amount of intake is a primary cause of the 1.7 billion cases of obesity worldwide. Food is medicine. When you remove disease-causing, inflammatory food and put in the right food, healing happens quickly. A healthy lifestyle is key to maintaining optimal health in your body. This all starts with what we put into our mouth. The food we eat literally has the power to cause OR heal disease. These 6 steps can improve your chances of reversing your diabetes with a functional medicine approach: Drastically Reduce Your Sugar Intake- The most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and reverse its impact is to dramatically reduce sugar in all of its forms. Cutting out processed foods, refined carbohydrates, sodas, and added sugars is key. Eat More Organic Food- Organic, whole foods balance your blood sugar, reduce inflammation a Continue reading >>

Professor Roy Taylor Ama: Weight Loss And Reversing Type 2 Diabetes : Diabetes

Professor Roy Taylor Ama: Weight Loss And Reversing Type 2 Diabetes : Diabetes

I'm not 100% sure if it's the same guy, but I did some research into that well-known Newcastle study. The goal was to mimic rapid weight loss as seen in weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, I believe?). Apparently for people who get the surgery, their T2 goes into remission almost immediately. The researchers put 14 patients on an intensely restricted diet of 800 calories for 8 weeks, and all of them had normal glucose levels at the end. 7 months later, I think most of them still had normal fasting blood sugars. To me, this study feels inconclusive; the sample size is tiny, and a fasting blood sugar won't show if you're spiking after meals. Apparently it can take the body weeks or months to restore its glycogen stores, so 7 months may have been too soon to proclaim a cure. I also didn't see any discussion of this extreme diet compared to traditional, slower dieting. The study participants had an average BMI of 33.6 that they dropped to 28.7 during the restricted calorie diet. MRI also showed that the fatty deposits in the pancreas dropped from 8% to 6%. Their theory is that it is this visceral fat in the pancreas that reduces insulin. Unfortunately for me, I'm a recently diagnosed Type 2 who had a BMI around 22.5 when diagnosed. I've dropped that to a 20.7, but I doubt that my Type 2 can be reversed by this. Which shows that just like Type 1 and Type 2 are completely different diseases that just happen to produce high blood glucose, not even all of the Type 2's are even caused by the same thing. If anyone is around for the AMA tomorrow, I'd love someone to ask about the small percentage of Type 2's diagnosed at the lower range of Type 2 BMI's. I'll not be able to post at that time. They mention visceral fat as being part of the issue which doesn't require being massive Continue reading >>

Dont Manage Diabetes Reverse It [opinion]

Dont Manage Diabetes Reverse It [opinion]

Dont manage diabetes reverse it [Opinion] Dont manage diabetes reverse it [Opinion] 1of 2Is it possible to cure diabetes? New studies hint that proper diet and exercise could render medication unnecessary.Photo: vitapix, Contributor / Getty Images/iStockphoto 2of 2Nancy Ryan, a Greenwich Hospital registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, during an interview at Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Conn., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.Photo: Bob Luckey Jr., Staff photographer / Hearst Connecticut Media That's how much diabetes cost the United States last year. Despite all this spending and lost productivity, the disease still does tremendous damage: It's one of the nation's top three causes of death, killing more than 80,000 people each year. Diabetes takes a particularly large toll here in Houston. More than 15 percent of adults have the condition. All told, diabetes costs the state more than $12.5 billion annually. And that figure will only go up. By 2040, it is projected that 1 in 5 residents will have diabetes. Shockingly, a huge reason for these high figures is the way our medical community treats the condition: Conventional wisdom suggests that diabetes can only be managed. But this thinking is now outdated. A growing body of research clearly demonstrates that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed. To protect the health of Texans, we must put that knowledge into practice. Diabetes comes in two varieties. One in 20 patients have Type 1. For these patients, the body's own immune system attacks the cells that generate insulin. A full 95 percent of those living with diabetes have Type 2, which usually develops in adulthood. For these patients, the bodys cells become resistant to insulin. Both types make it difficult to process glucose sugar in the blood. Without proper treatm Continue reading >>

[time] How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes(links To Bmj)

[time] How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes(links To Bmj)

[TIME] How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes(Links to BMJ) How Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Beating type 2 diabetes into remission New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast I figured this would be about the new castle study. Keep in mind that the new castle study put people on 600 calories a day diets for a few months to reverse diabetes. This diet is not a normal counting calories diet. Apparently, as far as I can tell, no mention of other efforts toward weight loss except low calorie. Low calorie is unsustainable by definition. it depends on how low.. very low calorie is close enough to fasting that it can work out.. eating close to BMR though seems like a bad plan It annoys me that studies like this always say that obesity is a causal factor, even though the data and study designs are not sufficient to make that conclusion. In this case they are saying that losing weight directly caused diabetes remission. Why do they never consider that obesity and diabetes could be symptoms of the same problem? It seems entirely plausible that their intervention addressed that problem and fixed multiple symptoms. If the weight loss truly was the cause of diabetes remission, why can't type 2 diabetics just be cured via liposuction? Yes, this point infuriated me when I read the Time article. like HINT HINT HINT, don't you see? The new castle study I read a few years ago said getting fat off the liver and pancreas reversed diabetes, now the same study is saying fat loss and Claire restriction does it. They also now avoid talking about how they are using a diet close to fasting to do it. I get the feeling that someone higher up put pressure on them to not be so controversial. Ketoscience is dedicated to being the center for online discussion on the latest Continue reading >>

A Low-calorie Diet Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

A Low-calorie Diet Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

A low-calorie diet can reverse Type 2 Diabetes A new study demonstrates how a low-calorie diet can not only improve the severity of type 2 diabetes, but also reverse it entirely in animals. If this interesting discovery can be reproduced in humans, we may be facing an incredible revolution in the way type 2 diabetes is treated. The link between eating habits and type 2 diabetes has long been known, as this type of diabetes manifests itself when the body is no longer able to manage blood glucose levels. The team responsible for the study limited the dietary calorie level of the rats with diabetes used in the study and found that there was a rapid drop in blood glucose levels and were able to detect some details as to why this happened. The strict diet has influenced three distinct mechanisms of the liver, the conversion of lactate acids and amino acids to glucose, the conversion of glycogen to glucose, and the decrease in fat content, and because of their influence there was an improvement in the liver response to insulin. This response is extremely important, because due to the bodys low ability to produce insulin, or because the body becomes resistant to it, blood sugar levels rise so much that Type 2 diabetes manifests itself. The most incredible part of this discovery is that not only are three mechanisms affected, but also the results have emerged after only 3 days of starting the low carb diet, and there was no change in the weight of rats. What is important now is whether the diet will have similar effects on humans, at which time the disease could even be considered as eradicated, making this an extremely important discovery. Continue reading >>

Can Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Diet Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

EN explains what the current research tells us about the impact of diet on diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, youve likely heard that lifestyle changes may give you a clean bill of health. While diet and exercise can help tamp down blood sugar levels and dial back the need for certain medications, a cure for type 2 diabetes isnt so straightforward. Why Is It So Complicated? At this time, evidence does not demonstrate that type 2 diabetes can be cured, says Tami Ross, RD, LD, 2013 president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Weight loss, dietary changes and exercise may normalize blood sugar levels, but this is not a true cure, she cautions. Instead, its diabetes under control. And because type 2 diabetes is progressive, theres no guarantee that lifestyle changes will keep blood sugar levels in the normal range indefinitely without medications. Before you were diagnosed with diabetes, you likely had blood sugar levels in the prediabetes range for a few years, even if you werent diagnosed with prediabetes. Both disorders are characterized by a combination of insulin resistance and loss of insulin-making ability. Its a double whammy with some cells in the body refusing to use insulin properly and the beta-cells of the pancreas unable to produce enough insulin to make up for this resistance. The longer youve had diabetes, the more likely youll need medications because of loss of insulin-producing capacity. Enjoy oats and barley. These two whole grains are rich in beta-glucan, a fiber that helps you use insulin better. Get to bed. Insufficient sleep reduces insulin sensitivity by as much as 25%. Break up with bad fats. Skip the unhealthy saturated and trans fats, as both are linked to more insulin resistance. Take Action Today. Your best chance for a las Continue reading >>

Reversing Diabetes Is Possible

Reversing Diabetes Is Possible

Bethesda, Maryland (CNN) -- When Jonathan Legg of Bethesda, Maryland, got a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes at 39, he was shocked. "I had always been pretty active," said Legg. "But it was a big wake-up call, that what I was doing and my current weight were not OK." That was two years ago. Since that time, the Morgan Stanley executive decided to make some changes and reverse his diabetes. Although his doctor recommended he go on medication to control his illness, Legg took a different approach. Instead of meds, he began to exercise every day and changed his diet, cutting out alcohol, fatty foods and watching his carbs. Do you have diabetes? How well are you managing it? "I wanted to be able to know the changes I was making were making a difference, and it wasn't the drug," said Legg. According to new statistics just out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the U.S. population, are affected by either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Most, like Legg, have type 2 diabetes, which in many people develops later in life. Caused primarily by genetic makeup, a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits, type 2 diabetes can be reversed in some cases. By making changes to their lives such as adding exercise and improving their diets, many type 2 diabetics can drop their glucose or sugar numbers back to the normal range, reversing their condition. "We have seen numerous people reverse their condition," says Dr. Michelle Magee, director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute in Washington. "But it takes a real dedication for the rest of their lives," she notes. So why do exercise and diet help reverse diabetes? To answer that question, we first need to know why people get diabetes in the first place. Diabetes is caused when there is too much glucose Continue reading >>

Radical Diet Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, New Study Shows | Losing Weight, Something Researchers Have Known For Years.

Radical Diet Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, New Study Shows | Losing Weight, Something Researchers Have Known For Years.

We've known for a while now that the entire paradigm behind type II is incorrect. Check out Dr. Jason Fung's lectures (The aetiology of obesity) if you're interested. In short, the worsening of insulin sensitivity stems from the fact that the liver becomes so packed that we require more insulin to do the same amount of work when dealing with high blood glucose. Low carb or ketogenic diets have been shown to greatly reduce and reverse the disease in many cases. By avoiding foods that lead to high blood glucose and thus high insulin responses, the body can finally get a chance to reduce the overflow in the liver and over time, normalize insulin sensitivity. The type of food, intermittent fasting, and full on fasting are all great ways to deal with the issue. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes and was asked to do a low-glycemic diet. Completely reversed it after less then a year of not eating sugar, bread, white rice, and noodles. When you're on a diet like that, it becomes so apparent just how carb-obsessed society is. I've been off that diet for a couple years now, going back to eating bread fairly often and indulging in sweets. This past summer, I even let myself have a popsicle pretty much every day. But my blood sugar hasn't even approached the pre-diabetes levels like it did just a few years ago. It's been in the normal healthy range since. This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 89%. (I'm a bot) A radical low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, even six years into the disease, a new study has found. Type 2 diabetes is usually treated with medication and in some cases, bariatric surgery to restrict stomach capacity, which has also been shown to reverse the disease. "Our findings suggest that even if you have had type 2 diabetes for six years, p Continue reading >>

Type 2 Diabetes Ama - Press Office - Newcastle University

Type 2 Diabetes Ama - Press Office - Newcastle University

Professor Roy Taylor - Ask Me Anything Live People affected by Type 2 diabetes had a chance to ask the man behind the research about how it can be reversed, how they can diet andwhy it works. For the first time, Professor Roy Taylor was on Twitter, on Reddit Ask Me Anything and live streamed on Periscope answering questions directly. Go to Reddit for a recap of the interview , which took place on Friday 26 February. Although as a scientist I need to find out the basic mechanisms of disease and restoring health, as a doctor I always deal with one individual. I look forward to talking directly with people affected by Type 2 diabetes. Professor Taylor is the man credited with inspiring hundreds of people to take control of their health after he put patients with Type 2 diabetes on a very low calorie diet. The resulting fat loss meant they came off medication and their bodies started producing insulin again - meaning they were diabetes free. His more recent published research has shown that the same effect can be achieved through bariatric surgery. He's found that patients need to decrease the fat in their pancreas to allow insulin production to start again. In the US he's known as the medic the drug companies love to hate as he's helping people stop their costly medication. Professor Taylor has been credited with inspiring and contributed the forward for the best-selling book written by Dr Michael Moseley on controlling blood sugar. Continue reading >>

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: The University Of Newcastle Research With Diet Plan

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: The University Of Newcastle Research With Diet Plan

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: The University of Newcastle Research with Diet Plan Promising research from a University of Newcastle team suggests that Type 2 diabetes can be cured in just eight weeks by diet alone. CURED. Their protocol is knownto be effective insubjectswho have had diabetes for up to 10 years, and they are optimistic about it workingfor some who have had thedisease even longer. The short term, very-low calorie diet was initially designed to mimic the rapid reduction ofcalorie intake that resultsfrombariatric surgerywhich is known to be effective in reversing diabetes very quickly.In 2011, the Newcastle researchers conducted their first study usingthe diet, and the results were impressive. Participants who had diabetes for 4 years or less were placed on an 800-calorie diet. Daily food intake was limited tothree liquid meal replacements (totaling 600 calories) and three servings of non-starchy vegetables (totaling 200 calories). Pre-breakfast blood-sugar (fasting plasma glucose) levels returned to normal and stayed normal for the remainder of the study. Glucose production from the liver decreased, while the livers insulin sensitivity increased significantly. Fat levels in the liver and pancreas dropped Pancreatic functioning was restored to normal with regards to glucose sensitivity and insulin secretion. Average weight loss was 33 lbs (15.3 kg), which represented about 15% of initial bodyweight. Fourweeks after the study ended, average weight gain was about 6.6 lbs (3.1 kg), but normal liver and pancreas functioning continued for 7out of the 11 participants in thelow-calorie group of the study. These participants effectively reversed their type 2 diabetes status. Back in 2011, the researchers were hesitant to recommend their diet, notingthe small sample s Continue reading >>

Was Type 2 Diabetes Ever Reversed? - Diabetes

Was Type 2 Diabetes Ever Reversed? - Diabetes

I used to use nearly a vial of insulin daily, and still have a lot of 160+ blood sugar readings. I started a restricted calorie version of keto at the start of 2017 and no longer need insulin or metformin, and my typical blood sugar is under 100. Reversed? Not really. If I went back to my old WOE with lots of carbs, they would wreak havoc on my system sooner or later. But the keto diet is an effective treatment. At least in my case. And I've seen many others report similar results. If it was reversible, I'm sure millions of diabetics wouldn't chose to continue living with their disease. It is possible to control the symptoms, by radically changing your diet and exercising, but this is more like going into remission. The disease is still there, but the symptoms are removed. If a T2 diabetic goes back to eating more carbohydrates than their body can handle, the symptoms return. Diabetes is a disease that is controllable, but it is a chronic disease. I'm sure if a cure were discovered, there would be quite a bit of news coverage about it. There are plenty of people that would prefer to use medications rather than deal with the underlying problem. Practically every T2 medication says, "...when used with diet and exercise...". For many, "diet and exercise" alone would be an effective treatment. Reversed means returned to a non-diabetic state. It can be well managed and some complications are reversible but the condition itself CANNOT presently be reversed. Current nomenclature is that type 2 diabetes is not reversed but becomes "diet controlled". That said, in many cases, patients can get off of medication with significant lifestyle changes - diet, activity, and most importantly weight loss. Per the data, probably the most successful way to "reverse" type 2 DM (works in 60- Continue reading >>

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes: Expert

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes: Expert

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed even if you've had it for a decade, says Roy Taylor of the U.K.'s Newcastle University. Taylor has spent four decades examining the underlying causes of diabetes, and claims it is reversible. Taylor says his research confirms his Twin Cycle Hypothesis — that Type 2 diabetes is caused by too much fat in both the liver and the pancreas. He found that too many calories lead to too much fat in the liver. As a result, the liver doesn't respond as well to insulin, and produces too much glucose. Excess fat in the liver is sent to other areas of the body, including the pancreas, causing the cells that produce insulin to fail. But he has also found that losing less than 1 gram of fat in the pancreas — even 10 years after the onset of diabetes — can restart the normal manufacture of insulin and reverse Type 2 diabetes. "I think the real importance of this work is for the patients themselves," Taylor says. "Many have described to me how embarking on the low-calorie diet has been the only option to prevent what they thought — or had been told — was an inevitable decline into further medication and further ill health because of their diabetes." Taylor's work showed an extreme drop in the amount of fat in the liver in people with Type 2 diabetes which resulted in the normalization of insulin sensitivity within seven days of starting a very low-calorie diet. Fasting plasma glucose became normal in seven days. Over eight weeks, the amount of fat in the pancreas fell, and it began to produce insulin normally, which allowed the body to control sugar levels. "The good news for people with Type 2 diabetes is that our work shows that even if you have had the condition for 10 years, you are likely to be able to reverse it by moving that all important Continue reading >>

I Beat Diabetes With 200-calorie Drinks - Nearly Half Of Patients Have Reversed Type 2 Diabetes In A

I Beat Diabetes With 200-calorie Drinks - Nearly Half Of Patients Have Reversed Type 2 Diabetes In A "watershed" Trial, Say Doctors In Newcastle And Glasgow

I beat diabetes with 200-calorie drinks - Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial, say doctors in Newcastle and Glasgow New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast Patients drank 4 servings of a 200 Calorie shake or soup a day. So 800 Calories a day diet made them lose weight, which reversed their diabetes. It's good to know it's reversible. For some reason I've always thought that once you became diabetic you'd be stuck with it the rest of your life. I don't know if I'd call it reversible. You can make the symptoms go away in many cases, but I can't imagine the damage gets totally undone. Diabetes really wreaks havoc on your body. extremely low caloric intake or a diet like the keto diet will reverse diabetes (type II) obviously eating 800 kCal per day is going to do this. its actually too little food though, to be healthy Type 1 diabetes is permanent unless you get a pancreas transplant, but the waiting list for those things are insanely long. Type 2 diabetes is completely different. Its caused by how you eat mostly So if you have a condition caused by your shitty diet, and you start to eat better... your condition goes away? No gimmicky diets necessary. Stop consuming more than 20g of sugar in a day. Count calories. Walk. Lose weight. I too have gone from diabetic pills and Type II to no symptoms. 11 points 11 months ago edited 11 months ago Very-low-calorie diets are not gimmicky, unless you consider a large multicentre randomized controlled trial, published in one of the world's leading journals and demonstrating excellent efficacy, 'gimmicky'. Count calories. Walk. Lose weight. I too have gone from diabetic pills and Type II to no symptoms. The control group in this study followed best-practice guidelines for weight Continue reading >>

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes In Only 2.5 Months With Keto And Fasting

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes In Only 2.5 Months With Keto And Fasting

With a combination of keto, fasting and exercise, Osvaldo has been able to reverse his type 2 diabetes in only 2.5 months! It’s very impressive. Here’s exactly how he did it: The email Hello Andreas, I want to thank you for the advice at Diet Doctor, as it helped me reverse my type 2 diabetes in only one and a half months. On the 1st of June 2017, I went to a scheduled appointment at my doctor’s office and he stated that my blood sugar had risen to an HbA1c of 73 mmol/mol (8.8%), and he thought that I should start taking insulin. I had, since I was diagnosed in 2012, taken Metformin (850 mg) three times daily and Glimeperid 4 mg in the morning. I told him that I didn’t want to take insulin and so he prescribed Januvia instead, with the intention of strengthening the blood-sugar lowering power of the medication, but he said that we needed to book another appointment within three months to see whether the blood sugar (as measured by HbA1c) had been lowered to approximately 52 mmol/mol (6.9%) which is what they recommend for people with the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and if that didn’t happen he would have to prescribe insulin. When I went home I felt both disappointed and angry as I hadn’t worked out during the last couple of months and it hadn’t affected the result in any significant way, but at the same time I refused to accept that type 2 diabetes is a chronic and incurable disease which worsens no matter what. My older brother died from the disease in the beginning of May and my father in law passed away from it three years ago. I refused to see a dark future in front of me. I started to search for alternative treatments and found a YouTube clip by Dr. Jason Fung about reversing type 2 diabetes and I started to collect information by looking on other p Continue reading >>

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