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Diabetes caused by denim shrinkage?

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by Widgets, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    DUK is riding the government gravy train so has to promote the government line as dictated by SACN and NICE.
     
  2. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Coincidentally, I put myself through the NHS "Are you at risk of Diabetes" calculator yesterday and still came out at an increased risk because of 2 immovable factors:
    1 my age
    2 my relatives who already have it

    My weight, bmi and bg are all good and controlled but according to the calculator I'm still at increased risk.

    So Prof Taylors idea of what I weighed over 40 years ago would still be irrelevant just because I've got to a certain age and have relatives .
     
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  3. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Forgotten say, well done @Widgets. I recently tried my 29 year old wedding outfit, and it was too big! It's a great feeling, and even better I know I'm going to stay this way. Hope you do too
     
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  4. Widgets

    Widgets Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That's definitely my plan - I lost a lot of weight with low carb about 15 years ago, but put most of it back. So, I know what I'm doing, I just need to do it better this time :)

    Onwards and downwards!
     
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    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not to defend Taylor but I believe that the genetic malfunction is the deposit of fat on the internal organs before filling subcutaneous stores.
    We all think speak of genetics as this predetermined breakdown of signalling pathways that lead to insulin resistance.
    Perhaps this genetic component is the fat storage issue.

    I will be interested to see the liver scans when the full report is published.
     
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  6. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I want to add to my earlier contribution on this topic and go on record as saying that I actually do subscribe to the personal fat threshold theory. It neatly explains why TOFI become diabetic so easily and it also fits with what I believe to be true of Jason Fung's overflow hypothesis work. What continues to grind my gears, though, is the incessant infatuation with calories and calorie reduction being the be-all-and-end-all of staying below that threshold.

    In my own case I'm very sure that my efforts will have reduced my weight in ectopic organ fat but increased my lean mass overall. In that regard one can argue it's all about fat but I also didn't restrict calories. I just stopped eating glucose.
     
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  7. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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  8. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Considering I was anorexic in my late teens and early twenties, my 20" waist was not something I would want still.
     
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