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Eat Well To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

There are up to 30,000 people with undetected type 2 diabetes in Ireland and approximately 146,000 people with undetected pre-diabetes, according to findings in a recent VHI Healthcare study. If you are one of the people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes you can minimise this risk by eating a healthy diet and getting moderate exercise, becoming more active and maintaining a healthy weight. Type 2 diabetes usually develops slowly in adulthood and may show no signs or symptoms. It is progressive and can sometimes be treated with diet and exercise, especially in the early stages. But more often people with type 2 diabetes may require anti-diabetic medicine and some will go on to need insulin injections. In type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or it produces insulin but it becomes ‘resistant’ to the levels of insulin it produces. The more risk factors or symptoms someone has the more likely they are to have undetected diabetes or pre-diabetes. If you are worried, you should speak to your GP and tell them why you think you may have type 2 diabetes. A simple diabetes test will ease any worries you may have. Healthy diet reduces risk Being over Continue reading >>

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  1. utshell

    I've been nervous to post this, but I'm just going to throw this out there...does anyone use Metformin to "optimize" insulin and (potentially) weight loss? All current signs point that I'm one of those women Dr. Gerber described in the last podcast - insulin sensitive, lab work excellent, but just hold onto weight and difficulty losing it. Insulin test is pending - that said, my A1C has been excellent for years so my provider expects my insulin to be good, but maybe not optimal.
    I do strict keto, IF, and up to 72 hour fasting. My latest stall is at 6 weeks.

    Thoughts? I know using medication to basically optimize could be controversial. (And berberine hasn't done anything.)

  2. Cocoplum

    I take 1000 mg per day of metformin, up from 500 mg last year. My primary care physician was totally cool with writing the prescription when I asked. My goals were a wide range of health benefits; my weight after 2.5 years in ketosis is great (same as freshman year college), and my HA1c is 5.0, so weight loss wasn't my goal. A great survey paper on metformin is available (free full text) here:
    All the best,


  3. utshell

    Thanks! I've read quite a few LCHF researchers/experts take it and aren't necessarily diabetic. I'm not sure if that's true or not. I figured it won't hurt anything. My A1C fluctuates between 5-5.2, and has been as low as 4.9. But I still carry a bit of excess weight that even on strict keto and fasting is very slow to come off and has stalled for over 6 weeks now. I figure really working on the insulin level can't hurt the situation I can't find literature on this application specifically and was curious if anyone here has had any experience with this.

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