Type 2 diabetes is almost always reversible and this is almost ridiculously easy to prove. Once we understand type 2 diabetes, then the solution becomes pretty simple.

Latest scientific researchers have revealed that Type 2 diabetes develops under the following condition:

  • Excess calories leads to excess fat in the liver
  • As a result, the liver responds poorly to insulin and produces too much glucose
  • Excess fat in the liver is passed on to the pancreas, causing the insulin producing cells to fail
  • Losing less than 1 gram of fat from the pancreas by eating less can re-start the normal production of insulin, reversing Type 2 diabetes. To do this it is necessary to lose around 10-15kg of body weight. 
  • This reversal of diabetes remains possible for at least 10 years after the onset of the condition

The most important thing, of course, is to lose weight. But people with type 2 diabetes find very hard to lose weight.

Here are some good reasons why the standard advice of “eat less, exercise more” doesn’t deliver results for people living with type 2 diabetes.

Reason 1: With type 2 diabetes, insulin is high, and insulin is a fat-storage hormone

If you don’t believe please go and check your fasting insulin level.  A normal fasting blood insulin level is below 5, but ideally you’ll want it below 3 µIU/mL.

Reason 2: Typically recommended eating frequent meals keeps your blood sugar and insulin levels consistently high.

If you keep giving your body food, it has no incentive to burn fat.

Sadly, these guidelines seem to serve the medical practitioners more than the patients. When patients are on diabetes medications, blood sugar levels are chronically suppressed by medications! This approach does little to combat the underlying cause of the disease.

Reason 3: Type 2 diabetes medications can drive weight gain

Insulin, for example is notorious for causing weight gain. Medications make diabetes looks better, since you can only see the blood sugars. We’ve been pretending that the symptom is the disease. That’s the main reason most doctors think type 2 diabetes a chronic and progressive disease. We’ve been using the wrong treatment. We’ve been prescribing drugs for a dietary disease. No wonder it doesn’t work.

If we have too much sugar in the body, then get rid of it or don’t put more. Anything you eat can be converted to sugar in the liver. So, don’t simply hide it away with medications by moving the sugar from the blood (where we can see) into the body (where we cannot see).

Reversing type 2 diabetes is pretty simple but it requires dedication, discipline and continued effort and a positive attitude towards health and life. The main steps are:

Step 1 – Don’t put the sugar in (change your diet)

The first step is to eliminate all sugar and packaged foods from your diet. Sugar has no nutritional value and can therefore be eliminated.

Step 2 – Burn off what’s already in (fasting and exercise)

Fasting is the simplest and fastest method to force your body to burn sugar for energy. When you eat, your body stores food energy. When you fast, your body burns food energy. If you simply lengthen out your periods of fasting, you can burn off the stored sugar. Both what you eat and when you eat are critical to achieve optimal health.

Step 3 – Stress Less, Sleep More (create an anti-inflammatory internal environment)

For those who cannot reverse diabetes by themselves we invite to participate in our Diabetes Reverse Program, which will provide the Education, Guidance, Support and Tools necessary for successful Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes Reversal.

Diabetes Reverse Program is a patient-centered health restoration care model to reverse diabetes, rather than just disease management. 

Reversing diabetes is a way of life with sustainable lifestyle habits, diet-wise, physically, and spiritually.

By | 2019-03-07T06:43:58+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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  1. zen March 7, 2019 at 06:46

    Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission for at least two years

    More than a third (36 percent) of people with type 2 diabetes who took part in a weight management programme delivered in NHS primary care are in remission two years later, the latest findings of the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) have revealed.‌

    The second year results of the trial, funded by Diabetes UK and led by experts at Newcastle University and the University of Glasgow, were announced today at Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference and published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

    Professor Roy Taylor – who co-led the trial with Professor Mike Lean – said the findings ‘pull down the curtain on the era of type 2 diabetes as an inevitably progressive disease’.

    These new results build on the globally-reported findings presented at the International Diabetes Federation in December 2017, which showed that 46 percent of participants were in remission after one year. A year later, 70 percent of those participants are still in remission.

    The results confirm that – as with the first year results – remission is closely linked to weight loss; 64 percent of participants who lost over 10 kilos were in remission at two years. Participants regained some weight, as expected, between the first and second year. However, those in remission after one year who stayed in remission had a greater average weight loss (15.5 kilos) than those who did not stay in remission (12 kilos).

  2. zen October 2, 2019 at 08:45

    Type 2 diabetes remission possible with ‘achievable’ weight loss

    People who achieve weight loss of 10% or more in the first five years following diagnosis with type 2 diabetes have the greatest chance of seeing their disease go into remission, according to a study led by the University of Cambridge.

    This [study] reinforces the importance of managing one’s weight, which can be achieved through changes in diet and increasing physical activity
    Simon Griffin
    The findings suggest that it is possible to recover from the disease without intensive lifestyle interventions or extreme calorie restrictions.

    Type 2 diabetes affects 400 million people worldwide and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputations. While the disease can be managed through a combination of positive lifestyle changes and medication, it is also possible for the high blood glucose levels that define diabetes to return to normal – through significant calorie restriction and weight loss. An intensive low-calorie diet involving a total daily intake of 700 calories (less than one cheeseburger) for 8 weeks has been associated with remission in almost nine out of ten people with recently diagnosed diabetes and in a half of people with longstanding disease.

    However, there is little evidence to show whether the same effect can be achieved by people undergoing less intensive interventions, which are more feasible and potentially scalable to the wider population. To answer this question, a team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge studied data from the ADDITION-Cambridge trial, a prospective cohort study of 867 people with newly diagnosed diabetes aged 40 and 69 years recruited from general practices in the eastern region.

    The research was funded by Wellcome, the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research.

    The researchers found that 257 participants (30%) participants were in remission at five-year follow-up. People who achieved weight loss of 10% or more within the first five years after diagnosis were more than twice as likely to go into remission compared to people who maintained the same weight.

    “We’ve known for some time now that it’s possible to send diabetes into remission using fairly drastic measures such as intensive weight loss programmes and extreme calorie restriction,” says Dr Hajira Dambha-Miller from the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.

    “These interventions can be very challenging to individuals and difficult to achieve. But, our results suggest that it may be possible to get rid of diabetes, for at least five years, with a more modest weight loss of 10%. This will be more motivating and hence more achievable for many people.”

    Senior author Professor Simon Griffin of the MRC Epidemiology Unit added: “This reinforces the importance of managing one’s weight, which can be achieved through changes in diet and increasing physical activity. Type 2 diabetes, while a chronic disease, can lead to significant complications, but as our study shows, can be controlled and even reversed.”

    In order to clarify the best way to help patients with type 2 diabetes achieve sustained weight loss, the team is currently undertaking a study called GLoW (Glucose Lowering through Weight management). The study compares the current education programme offered by the NHS to people after they have been diagnosed, with a programme delivered by WW (formerly Weight Watchers®). The team is looking to recruit individuals who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the last three years, have not attended a structured education programme and are able to visit one of our testing centres in Wisbech, Ely or Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Further details can be found at the GLOW Study website.

    Dambha-Miller, H et al. Behaviour change, weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes: a community based prospective cohort study. Diabetic Medicine; DOI: 10.1111/dme.14122

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