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Type 2 Diabetes

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

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 3:48 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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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 7:28 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 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 4:16 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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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borofergie 0 · December 11, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I have T2 diabetes, I eat <25g a day of carbohydrate a day, and run half marathons fasted (at 240lbs). There is no truth in the myth that you need carbohydrates for day to day "energy". A single museli bar would spike my BG to high heaven,... (more)

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by 298 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 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 8:13 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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

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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Happy_Now 0 · October 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM

I doubt a diabetic coma is the best place to enjoy weightloss from.

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 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 5:05 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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 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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Janknitz 0 · September 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM

A low carb diet is a great way to stablize blood glucose at a good level. Low carbing does NOT make you hypoglycemic, overeating carbs DOES. Diabetes Type 2 is an advanced form of insulin resistance. That means the cells don't respond to insulin... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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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Happy_Now 0 · October 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM

I'm guessing dehydration, many older people don't drink enough water because they don't want to have to make extra trips to the bathroom, especially in the middle of the night.

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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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Janknitz 0 · September 14, 2012 at 1:55 AM

For years you've been told fat is bad, but fat does not cause or worsen diabetes OR heart disease. It does not make your cholesterol "bad". Fat does not elevate your blood sugar. Fat is full of NECESSARY vitamins that are difficult or... (more)

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by 11048 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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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Dragonfly 0 · August 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Congratulations! First, you aren't "old"! Most of my pregnancy/fertility clients are 38-42. Personally, I recommend 500-1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil to my clients who don't eat much seafood. I have quite a few posts on my blog that may be... (more)

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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 7:15 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 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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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Leigh 0 · July 10, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Here's a site that might help: http://www.diabetes-warrior.net/ Best of luck to your dad!

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by 11478 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 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 8:54 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 24528 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 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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Ambimorph 0 · October 07, 2011 at 5:26 PM

If I understand correctly, the usual process of metabolic syndrome and obesity is that the muscle cells become insulin resistant at a faster rate than fat cells. Thus insulin starts rising to compensate for the sake of muscle, but the fat cells,... (more)

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by 39821 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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 3:50 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)