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What Would Count as a Cure for Type 2?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Grateful, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The miracle is not that it works. It has been known for decades that it works.

    The miracle is that there are still people who are able to overcome all the decades of misinformation and misdirection regarding fats, fasting and ketosis.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I want to be a fat burner
     
  3. CherryAA

    CherryAA Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    well - I don't think there is any reason why you can't be- you need to restrict your carbs to under 30g ( maybe under 20g) and it will come - obviously as a t1 using insulin - you need to do that VERY carefully with the help of your doctor!
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As a type II with "normal" insulin production but not so good insulin resistance (measured at 2.4 a year ago and 1.7 last August) I would have said that if I could eat the amount of carbs recommended (1/3 of calories, so about 250 gms) and have BG return to "normal" rapidly, that's cured.

    I've felt for a long time that my body just couldn't cope (never could cope) with the carbs I was giving it. I've recently read an article somewhere where they talk about "carbohydrate intolerant" in much the same way as we talk about lactose or gluten intolerant. Kind of makes sense I think.
     
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  5. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From my own experience it seems a low carb diet works for devout atheists as well.
     
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    first14808 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    THIS!

    I agree, and the way I've been looking at my diet has been shaped by looking at it from a kinda engineering principle. So what happens to the food I eat, and what are the homoestatic & metabolic processes involved? Especially as with us, one (or more) of the processes are broken, or need a lil help.. Which is mostly about lipid management, either encouraging the consumption of them via ketosis, or discouraging the creation/deposition with excess carb consumption.. And traditionally, it's been a 'normal' and healthier diet.

    I also agree with the 'Mediterranean' comment about the tomato/onion/garlic trinity making most things taste good.. especially with some bell peppers/scotch bonnet thrown in for a bit of zing! Oh.. and I love Malta.. Bonus points for you if you can resist the traditional Maltese breads :)

    As for 'cure', I guess for me that would be whether I'd produce a 'normal' response to a glucose tolerance test. I'm curious whether beta cells can recover/normalise and we can end up with a 'healthy' insulin response.
     
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