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A snippet from a life changing read

This morning I wrote a very long post explaining the transformation I have made. Tried to post it and an error occurred 🤬 included in my post was the snippet I have posted from a life changing book ( for me anyway) I have had type 2 diabetes for nearly 20 years, I was on metformin, alogliptin and dapagliflozine and had an hba1c of 73. My normal fasting morning bloods were around 12. Sorry for the mixed formats but my GP does a different measurement than my glucose monitor. So in three months I have been able to stop all my diabetes medications and also omeprazole, I have lost 8.5kg and my fasting morning blood glucose is 6.4. The book that has changed my life?

The diabetes code ......by Dr Jason Fung

Google him watch his webinars truly inspirational,

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I am type 2 too. In all honesty I've never bothered much at all about it as I feel other health issues heart failure, severe emphysema take precedence though perhaps it's all interconnected. I will google the book you recommend.....thanks. All the best 😀😀

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The biggest driver of cardio vascular disease is diabetes....

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Yes, they are all interconnected. The underlying cause is insulin resistance from eating too much insulin stimulating food, too frequently insulinandmore.com/2018/01/...

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The Newcastle Diet avoids having to by the book: services.nhslothian.scot/di...

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Thanks....very interesting .

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Osidge

It looks like it’s two completely different things, also when you do a calorie restricted diet after a while the body lowers its basal metabolic rate to match the caloric reduction. This is why when people lose weight with calorie reduction then start eating a normal 1500 or 2000 calories the weight goes back on faster than ever and then some. With high fat and very low carb and intermittent fasting this does not happen. In fact the basal metabolic rate goes up slightly ...... I don’t know a single person who has tried a low calorie diet and not ended up heavier than before.

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You must check on the research out of Newcastle University. The low calorie diet as done in the research induces ketosis. This means that the body depleted your team glucose reserves and begins to use converted fat as an energy source. It helps those with fat deposits in the organs and can lead to a lessening or stopping of medication in Type 2 diabetes. As with all diets, including that of Dr Fung (and he is not the only one promoting LC/HF) there is a need to have a diet which will not undo initial gains.

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Yeah but I think it would be very hard to continue on a meal replacement slimfast type diet for ever! I could not do that, but strangely I do a 24 hour fast 3 days a week with no problem. When I eat carbs they drive my hunger so I’m eating too much to often, I don’t get that with the high fat low carb.

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Read my last sentence. I am not advocating a continuous meal replacement diet and neither did the research.

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Can I ask, have you followed the diet/ meal plan and successfully reversed t2 diabetes? Come of all your diabetes medication and got your hba1c into the non diabetic range? That would be interesting to know...

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I do not think one single thing works for everyone, Dr Fung’s webinars are free to watch on you tube with all the information you need. You don’t need to purchase the book. It doesn’t contain recipes or anything like that. It contains the science behind t2 diabetes and how to reverse it. What Dr. Fung writes makes sense to me, like a lightbulb moment. The section of his book that I added above is basically my mum, she has all of those ailments caused by her diabetes, she is rotting literally from the inside out. Sadly that will probably be me in 20 years unless I do something about it now. I just think if someone can change the path of there own health by spending £10 on a book, or not buying the book but by researching lchf and see if it works for them its money well spent.....

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I have had Type 2 Diabetes for 20 years and most of that time I have maintained my blood sugars at the top of the normal range. I have no complications of diabetes. I improved both my weight and blood sugars by following the diet as used in the Newcastle research. I followed the diet period with a mixed healthy diet. I continue to take metformin to supplement my dietary efforts and also, following the advice of my endocrinologist, to take advantage of the emerging positive properties of that drug in heart health and cancer prevention.

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Hi osidge it looks like your last post was incomplete!!!

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Rectified!!

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Hi Osidge, I’m very glad you have found something that works for you

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The book explains the background quite well. Knowing the why helps to sustain things without need for too much of administration.

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I bought and read the book already. Yes recommendable. With discepline and know how we can cure many illnesses.

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