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Could Going Low-carb Help You Fight Off Diabetes? The Usual Advice For Type 2 Is To Eat Plenty. But Now A Number Of Patients And Doctors Are Leading A Growing Rebellion

Could going low-carb help you fight off diabetes? The usual advice for Type 2 is to eat plenty. But now a number of patients and doctors are leading a growing rebellion

Could going low-carb help you fight off diabetes? The usual advice for Type 2 is to eat plenty. But now a number of patients and doctors are leading a growing rebellion

For more than 30 years, the official advice to people with diabetes has been to ensure starchy carbo-hydrates, such as pasta, rice and potatoes, feature heavily in every meal while fats should be kept to a minimum.
But is it right? Not according to the increasing number of patients and doctors leading a grassroots rebellion against the standard advice.
They argue for a low-carb approach, claiming it can be more effective for weight loss and blood sugar control.
‘The low-carb diet has several beneficial effects on type 2 diabetes,’ says Dr Clare Bailey, a GP in Buckinghamshire, and wife of TV doctor Michael Mosley.
‘If it were a drug, companies would be running large trials to get it licensed.’
She and others want a low-carb diet to be offered to patients as another option, rather than the ‘high carbs for all’ advice.
The low-carb approach is a variation on the low-carb, high-protein Atkins diet, which was popular in the Nineties. Overweight people who had type 2 diabetes found that as well as shedding pounds, it stopped big rises in their blood sugar.
Keeping blood sugar under control is vital as it helps reduce the risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease and damage to the blood vessels (which can lead to ulcers and even amputation).
Around 80 per cent of the £20 billion the NHS spends on diabetes care goes on treating complications, says Diabetes UK.
Low-carb fans claim this diet is better for people with type 2 diabetes because they can’t handle glucose effectively. Since all carbohydrates, from refined flour to wholegrains and fresh vegetables Continue reading

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10 Best Supplements for Diabetes- (+ how to take fewer pills… and major lifestyle advice)

10 Best Supplements for Diabetes- (+ how to take fewer pills… and major lifestyle advice)

I am not a doctor. Please consult your practitioner before changing your supplement or healthcare regimen. I may receive a commission if you purchase through links in this post.
Most medical sites absolutely pooh-pooh natural supplements as a means of controlling or reversing type 2 diabetes. But medical peer reviewed studies say just the opposite: “Medical doctors are therefore encouraged to incorporate dietary supplements into the regimen employed for … diabetes management.” (source)
I won’t go into the corruption that drives the medical field, but it’s time medical doctors stop doubting the power of diet and supplements to help the body heal. Insulin dependence is not a given. While many with type 2 diabetes may choose to continue using insulin as well as making lifestyle and supplement amendments, insulin dependence is what most medical doctors are educated to recommend. They do not know safe alternatives and doubt that safe alternatives exist.
Multiple studies (here, here and here) have shown that a Paleo diet, rich in pasture-raised meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, fruits and starchy roots like cassava and sweet potato, is an effective treatment for diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
What about type 1.5 diabetes, (which is late onset type 1 and autoimmune in nature); can it be helped with diet and lifestyle? The answer is Yes. Type 1 and 1.5 diabetes (also called LADA for “latent autoimmune diabetes in adults”) are autoimmune diseases. So diet and lifestyle absolutely can positively affect change and improvement. (source)
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Type 2 diabetes is not for life

Type 2 diabetes is not for life

Almost half of the patients with Type 2 diabetes supported by their GPs on a weight loss programme were able to reverse their diabetes in a year, a study has found.
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How I beat type 2 diabetes with a liquid diet

How I beat type 2 diabetes with a liquid diet

Nearly half of patients have reversed type 2 diabetes in a "watershed" trial funded by Diabetes UK.
The trial suggests it is possible to put the disease into remission using a low calorie diet-based programme delivered entirely in primary care.
People spent up to five months on a low-calorie diet of soups and shakes to trigger massive weight loss.
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On World Diabetes Day, Nestlé Waters raises awareness on healthy hydration habits

On World Diabetes Day, Nestlé Waters raises awareness on healthy hydration habits

Issy-les-Moulineaux – November 14, 2017 – Nestlé Waters publishes the second edition of its online survey on water consumption on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day to contribute to raising awareness about the importance of water hydration in diabetes.
The second edition of the Nestle Waters online survey on water consumption was conducted by Kantar TNS in six countries (France, Italy, Mexico, the UK, USA and Turkey) including a section on sugary drinks consumption and diabetes.
The online survey carried on to 3,024 people (about 500 people per country). Each sample is representative of a population aged 18 to 64 years (except for Mexico and Turkey where the survey included anyone over 18).
Diabetes and hydration
According to the International Diabetes Federation, diabetes affects more than 400 million adults today and caused 5 million deaths in 2015. The World Health Organization forecasts it could be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.
The overconsumption of sugary drinks are one of the factors leading to diabetes as emphasized by the WHO through the voice of the Director of its Department for the Prevention of NCDs, Dr Douglas Bettcher: “Consumption of free sugars, including products like sugary drinks, is a major factor in the global increase of people suffering from (…) diabetes”.
Yet, the Nestlé Waters online survey shows that if people are mostly aware of the risks associated with sugary drinks, it does not stop them from consuming sugary drinks every day: there is a paradox between knowledge and behavior when it comes to hydration and sugary Continue reading

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