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by 15380 · August 09, 2013 at 04:32 AM

For those of you who don't feel like googling, there is a diet cure for type 2 diabetes implemented by the Newcastle University. Basically, it is a short-term (as short as 11 days) low-calory (600 calories) low-carb diet based on green... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 09, 2013 at 03:48 AM

The study actually happened quite a while ago. It was controversial but was groundbreaking since it was really the first confirmed case of diabetes reversal. No, we're not talking about the End of Diabetes like Dr. Fuhrman says -- i.e., maintain... (more)

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by 5 · February 08, 2013 at 07:28 PM

Hello Anyone? I have been following your supplements of Dave's stacks protocol and would appreciate any feedback your willing to give. To keep a long story short: I am diabetic type 2, have other autoimmune health problems, even though I have lost... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · February 08, 2013 at 07:28 PM

Caffeine can raise blood sugar in some folk (like me), so I would not recommend doing the BP coffee, since your blood sugar levels are not under... (more)

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by 250 · December 23, 2012 at 07:30 PM

My family's been vegetarian/vegan since before I was born. We have a very strong genetic tendency towards both kinds of diabetes, and it's starting to appear en masse in my direct family. My mom and dad have reduced glucose tolerance (and Dad's... (more)

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Bob_smiley 0 · December 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM

I didn't start with paleo, I started on the path that got me here after reading "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman. Paleo, for me, was the natural conclusion I came to after investigating. I wish you well, and try to foster curiosity in them. Make... (more)

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by 5 · December 11, 2012 at 01:05 AM

A diabetic friend of mine is an electrician and at times it can be physically demanding. He said he is unwilling to try the Paleo diet because he needs so many high GI carbs to give him energy that he can metabolise quickly when he needs a boost.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 11, 2012 at 12:56 AM

I don't have diabetes, but I'm insulin resistant with reactive hypoglycemia. Before low carb/paleo, I needed food for energy in stressful situations because the high carb food just doesn't STICK. It spikes your blood glucose up and then drops it... (more)

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by 293 · October 28, 2012 at 08:13 PM

I've been searching for, but could not find any research-based proofs on the role of chromium supplements and their effects on increasing insulin sensitivity in humans. Are there any? I know that there was some controversy as to the fact that... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 28, 2012 at 08:13 PM

I've been supplementing with Chromium Polynicotinate. When I first started Paleo, I noticed it did help with any sugar cravings I had (not sure if placebo or not, but it's still an effect). Here is writeup on it with some links to studies.... (more)

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by 77342 · October 17, 2012 at 07:06 AM

I don't want to be misunderstood or even banned, but: I had insulin resistance and abdominal obesity (a year ago). IR was measured as twice as normal. At that time I did not know that. Later I started to eat lots of candies and other high-sugar... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM

weight loss...maybe, optimum health...F no

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by 20 · March 14, 2013 at 03:04 PM

Hey, I wasn't sure what to title this post as. Basically I'm wondering what the best diet is for someone with diabetes type 2, they used to take injections but now have drugs instead. This person is overweight with various other ailments. ... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 04, 2012 at 05:05 PM

Dieticians and doctors routinely tell diabetics that they "need" the carbs so that they won't become hypoglycemic. This is because they have them on so much medication that hypoglycemia becomes an issue. Eliminate the carbs and blood sugars... (more)

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by 163 · December 20, 2013 at 03:47 PM

My dad is type 2 diabetic, and also has heart and blood pressure issues. I'm really trying to get him to eat a somewhat low/moderate carb paleo diet. My main concern is if a low/moderate carb diet will put him at risk for ketoacidosis and... (more)

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Mambo 0 · September 24, 2012 at 07:05 PM

My advice is not to fall prey to those zero-carb zealots. Even though your old man might be diabetic, he may need some carbs to function optimally. Don't confuse glucose deficiency for false hypoglycemia, which these low carb zealots would argue... (more)

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by 20 · October 14, 2012 at 09:36 AM

Hello, maybe you can help me out. My grandma is 82 and has diabetes type 2. She has a pretty constant diet but has this constant headache every single day, sometimes only in the morning, sometimes longer in the day. This is what she eats... (more)

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Laurie_D_ 0 · September 22, 2012 at 02:17 PM

When I cut out gluten completely from my diet 4 years ago, the migraines I had my entire life (53 yrs) were nearly eradicated. I still get an occasional much milder migraine that can be triggered by legumes or dairy. I'd have her eliminate the... (more)

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by 20 · September 15, 2012 at 03:38 AM

I have both fibromyalgia and diabetes. I want to do the Paleo diet. Can i do the diet with diabetes because i am pretty sure i must have low fat. Paleo is high animal fat. I am very confused. I Just want to get healthy. Any suggestions? Denise :) (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Vitamin d has been shown to alleviate fibromyagia symptoms. Shoot for a level around 75.

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by 11036 · April 19, 2013 at 02:20 AM

A little background: 40 y/o T2 diabetic with slightly raised LDL levels. Trigs are in the 80s and HDL is in the 40s. Doc wanted to put me on statins because of my LDL, but I refused. Eating low-carb Paleo with small amounts of full-fat raw... (more)

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bjbreitling 0 · April 19, 2013 at 02:20 AM

Congratulations! You have similar LDL and HDL numbers to me and my doc wanted to put me on statins. U can get you're LDL tested for its components and I'm sure you'll find the sub-parts very much in the non-disease causing range. Don't remember... (more)

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by 11159 · August 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM

I'm a T2 diabetic who has been low carbing for about 15 months, the last 5 of which have been in ketosis (<25g carbs, moderate protein). It's worked really well for me, my last HbA1c was 4.9% and my cholesterol is stupidly low (TC = 140... (more)

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Alvaro 0 · August 20, 2012 at 07:15 PM

Go ahead and enjoy a sweet potato and add some cinnamon powder to it, this reduces the glycemic impact. My dad is a T2 diabetic and he eats yams and sweet potatoes with no ill effect.

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by 1401 · December 06, 2012 at 06:22 AM

My dad has type 2 diabetes and he wants to change his diet and reverse it. He hasn't used sugar in years but sometimes eats candy(the single wrapped kind) that people give him which he has stopped. He works at a fast food restaurant on the... (more)

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ermahampton 0 · December 06, 2012 at 06:22 AM

Generic for Actoplus Met (Pioglitazone–Metformin) is a oral diabetic medicine used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This drug is a combination medication composed of ingredients namely Pioglitazone and Metformin, which... (more)

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by 11159 · June 12, 2012 at 08:54 PM

For the last 4 months, I've been religiously eating less than 20g of carbohydrate a day (2C:18P:80F), which has delivered me an awesome HbA1c of 4.9% (down from 10.6% at diagnosis), and 60lbs of weight loss (over 15 months). Obviously I'm... (more)

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Mambo 0 · June 12, 2012 at 08:54 PM

Your 35 HDL should be seen in the context of only 139 TC. That's about 50 in someone with 200 TC. 63 in someone with 250 TC. Those in mainstream medicine will argue that with your TC so low, there ins't much that HDL needs to do. So when... (more)

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by 24412 · October 07, 2011 at 05:26 PM

I saw this on Peter's Hyperlipid Blog, and I have no idea what would be causing this phenomenon (someone mentioned trans fats in the comments section), but I got that same spooky "oh, that's not good" feeling I got when I first heard about colony... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 07, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Since nobody is answering I'll give my guess. This is called lipotoxicity, where so much fat builds up in the mitochondria that their functioning is impaired. It is caused by an imbalance between the ability to oxidize fat and the need to oxidize... (more)

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by 39204 · September 23, 2011 at 03:57 AM

I'll post my current understanding of the processes involved and I'd appreciate any input you guys may have: As far as I can tell, somewhere in our primate evolution, we lost the ability to synthesize vitamin C, and as a result, we also lost the... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · September 23, 2011 at 03:50 AM

I see no reason why walking in this way wouldn't be sufficient for correcting insulin sensitivity completely and thus reversing the disease. 4 Actually there was a study done this year in UK which showed that recently-diagnosed, obese T2... (more)