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Prof Roy Taylor hypothesis - DIRECT study & pancreatic fat

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Begonia, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. first14808

    first14808 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not at all OT, at least not for a noob like me. Since diagnosis, I've had limited official info about what it all means. I'm getting booked into an XPERT course to learn more though.

    For me, my priority is avoiding diabetic neuropathy, mainly because I've already got reduced circulation in one leg and have had a sympathectomy recently to try and improve that. So I want to be able to keep my BG at 'safe' levels, which I'm targetting as <10. And from everything I've read here, following a low carb diet and testing should (and has so far) help me achieve that.

    So as for the trial, I'm also curious about the definition of 'remission', and whether that's fair/sustainable. OGTT would seem a better test than a simple HbA1c, ie true 'remission' should be in the <7.8 range. Then to figure out what the ND results mean, so if weight loss helps people with IGT.. because it won't seem to help any 'thin but T2' people.
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