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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

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It has been possible to work out the basic mechanisms which lead to type 2 diabetes. Too much fat within liver and pancreas prevents normal insulin action and prevents normal insulin secretion. Both defects are reversible by substantial weight loss.

A crucial point is that individuals have different levels of tolerance of fat within liver and pancreas. Only when a person has more fat than they can cope with does type 2 diabetes develop. In other words, once a person crosses their personal fat threshold, type 2 diabetes develops. Once they successfully lose weight and go below their personal fat threshold, diabetes will disappear.

Some people can tolerate a BMI of 40 or more without getting diabetes. Others cannot tolerate a BMI of 22 without diabetes appearing, as their bodies are set to function normally at a BMI of, say 19. This is especially so in people of South Asian ethnicity.


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Are you suggesting that a diabetic should restrict or moderate intake of fat?

I have just posted this interesting study of Newcastle University of Medicine and Surgery established in 1834 for the information and comments from our learned members of the forum.

Good info. But diabetes is not a 1- cause multi - outcome event.

What is true of ethnic Africans need not and is not true for Indians. Our genes & metabolism is wired diversely.

I read that BMI is not THE only factor in considering taming diabetes.

George, your thoughts, Pl. ?

Not only about the Build up of fat & slowing down of pancreatic activity etc.

Type 2 can be caused due to Hereditary history which just can not be controlled

Stress related reasons also are contributory.

Reduction in body weight etc fall under control measures.

This is what i would like to share

Whilst this is true, it's unfortunate that many diabetics are told to lose weight on a low-fat diet. When it fails, as it often does, they are then falsely comforted that the disorder is also down to genetics, and are then told they need to take medication, probably for the rest of their life.

Diabetes can be controlled by controlling carbohydrate intake, because carbohydrate is most easily turned to glucose in the body that contributes to high blood glucose levels. Then high insulin levels are promoted, which in turn encourages fat deposition that causes insulin resistance and leptin resistance.

So, both diabetes and obesity are both symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which results in a high correlation between the two, but neither is causative of the other.

Getting Type 2 Diabetes is not just a simple function of fat tolerance level. True liver plays a part, but assuming it the way it is put across appear to be a very simplistic view.

How does it differs with T-2 but coz is heredity. I am not over weight and very slim with 6 ft hight and 75 Kgs.

means i am OK with BMI. but SGOP/SGPT level are high. what does it indicate.

It is not true that fat deregulation is the cause od DM2.I am Lin and thin person 5'4" and weight around 58-60kg.Still diabetic since last35yrs.My age is70yrs.In this forum many persons have suggested many things to control and to cure diabetes all in good faith and according to their respective experience .So it is difficult to decide which one to follow.As I think DM is a disease which varies greatly and is individual specific.So there is no universal remedy.That is why it is essential to follow your doctors advice as far as medication is concerned.At the same time experiment with your diet within the framework of regulated diet control.

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Curet2D in reply to tigermenon

Hi Sir

How did you manage for the last 35 years?

super i liked it almost all good suggestion have been consentrated for eyes I would suggest if you believe or not one of my professor in law classes in 80s he used to put heavy glasses while after long time I saw without glasses I ASKED ABOUT GLASSES AMAZING HE REPLIED THAT MANY YEARS BACK GLASSES ARE BEING NOT USED HOW ? BY PUTTING AFTER WAKING FIRT SPIT i.e basi thook

in eyes in begining one feels uneasy or say chimrahat slolwy become normal part of life see result after 15 days only


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rnpath in reply to panchsheel

very crude, unscientific, unsafe,and sure way of getting infection in eye, most dangerous risk for diabetes,with possibly no real benefits.

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panchsheel in reply to rnpath

have you ever tried---- my family members amongst engineers etc all concerned regular from so many years not binded on anybody sorry if you have been hurted regards panchsheel

doctors assured that human taste buds adopt themselves to changes very easily and frequently.means whenever we change our food habits,it will easily cooperate. this leads us believe that we need not eat what is not healthy..we can definitely follow a healthy diet not blame taste buds .simple eg. earlier we used to take milk tea, with sugar,.but we adopted now to green tea,which is more let us control taste buds.let them not control us.

Dear tigermenon, diabetics type 2 curable is unbelievable. However according to shooter George's therapy persons have found great benefit.One has to repose some faith in remedial action. I am also suffering from type 2 diabetics since 19 years and doctors advised me that oral medicines are ineffective and I have to go for insulin therapy.But in the long range I was not affording it and then I found this site, and as per the guidance I received from various members I followed LCHF regimen. My HbA1c dropped to 5.8 within three months.Please repose some faith and start LCHF as advised by medfree.Dear medfree is highly educated person and studied various sites, have deep knowledge in diabetics. As for the exercises you can follow Baba Ramdev, or vipulrohilla.

As regards the fat build up in the pancreas also one of the reason apart from various other aspects.

One can take 25 ml of Alovara juice in empty stomach with 25 ml of water mixed and do not consume any thing for next 1hr. This will regenerate liver and pancreas added with other physical activity.

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Ramnaresh in reply to Gondu

Give the full form of LCHF. what is this?

LWMDR, LCHF, YOGA, Walking as regular to burn 300 Calories(JIM preferred or dust n traffic free early morning walk Diet contron and intake of medicine regulaly and finally Monitoring blood sugar-HbA1C and corrective action are essntial for people with DM. From the blog and results of mine and quite afew are encouraging with expectation for cure, but to be checked and confirmed by doctor based on Lab Test. As some of you expressed our system does not equire abundant energy or strength for our office life and shall controll the diel. LCHF means in addition Fruits, route vegetables and direct sugar or sweet to be avioded. Else you may land up in Circulatory system and kidney as wellNuro nd eye problems with out your Knowledge just as we land in DM now.

Our rocket scientist S George deserves Nobel prise as more and more get benifit. It is worth some who are doctors can take up research on this under his guidance.

Best wishes and happy republic day wishes to all my friends for better future for our Country .

Pl. note that Calender for 1947 at the time of independance and this year is same and election are on the anvil.

Jai Hind

A significant proportion of type 2 diabetics are not overweight.

Fatty liver can be developed by an over-consumption of alcohol or carbohydrate. Fructose (fruit sugar) for instance has to be metabolised by the liver, so in excess will contribute to the build-up of fatty deposits you describe. Incidentally, fructose glycosylates haemoglobin seven times more than glucose.

That said, eating too much starch isn't desirable either. Easily turned to glucose in the body, high-glycaemic starch necessitates unhealthy levels of insulin, also contributing to fatty-liver disease. Think foie gras, where ducks or geese are force fed grains.

Keep your carbohydrate intake between 10 and 14 portions per day (1 portion = 10g carbohydrate), ideally 3 meals x 4 carb portions. Follow this link

Eat low GI carbs, reducing intake of fructose too. Follow this link

Make up the balance of your meals with natural, additive-free, unprocessed protein and fat foods such as meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs, cheese, coconut oil, palm oil (not hydrogenated), olive oil, butter, duck fat, goose fat, and lard.

How to know the threshold.Is there any test related to same.


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Egitecs in reply to arunalshi

I like to andwer can heip to control blood sugar

I have a couple of friends of mine who got off T2 meds inc insulin. It is possible.

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M034 in reply to HOBIEONE

By loosing weight?

Ingested fat is used to provide any necessary energy after glycogen needs have been met.

High-fibre foods will add bulk, but little nutritional value. Foods like plantain, cabbage or onion still contain carbohydrate to a greater or lesser degree, and if the aforementioned glycogen replenishment has already been met, will be excess by definition. So if you want to eat these foods, include them in your glycaemic-load.

Bear in mind that it is not essential to physically 'fill' the stomach to be satiated.

It really helps to loose weight. If you weigh 20stone your Pancras & other organs get surrounded with fat & do not work properly.

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