Keto and Type 2 Diabetes
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by Angela Davis | Jul 2, 2018
A professor at the Indiana University’s School of Medicine has conducted a study on the effectiveness of using a low carb diet to treat Type 2 diabetes and the results are in. And they are astounding. During the one year trial, where participants were continually coached and monitored, a whopping 94% of these Type 2 diabetics were able to reduce or eliminate their need for insulin. About 60% were able to reduce their blood sugar levels so low that they no longer were diagnosable as diabetics. A low carb diet can reverse Type 2 diabetes.
Below is a video of Dr. Sarah Hallberg the author of the Low Carb and Type 2 Diabetes research explaining the study in a TEDxPurdueU Talk.
“Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines.”
For more information on Low Carb and Type 2 Diabetes directly from Dr. Sarah Hallberg, see this Editorial in Detroit News.
It makes complete sense, with just a little understanding. Diabetes is a condition where the body is no longer able to control the amount of glucose in the bloodstream, leading to “high blood sugar” and the host of problems and complications that causes. For Type 2 diabetics, this inability to control blood sugar is caused by insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that the body produces in response to the ingestion of carbohydrates.
The long-term habit of eating too many carbohydrates means that there is always insulin in the bloodstream, and the cells in the body “get tired” of always being told what to do by insulin, so they stop listening.
So, eating too many carbs leads to too much insulin. Too much insulin leads to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance leads to diabetes.
Turn that sequence around, and you have the cure for diabetes. Lowering the intake of carbs leads to less insulin leads to less diabetes.
Why don’t more doctors tell their patients this simple solution? That’s a complicated question, involving lack of education in the medical system, societal norms, and decades of preaching that diabetes can’t be cured and that a low fat, grain-based diet is the only proper way to manage it. Luckily, some doctors and researchers are starting to question the status quo, and we as a population only stand to benefit.
** We are not medical professionals and are not giving medical advice…but you probably should show this to your medical professional.~Angela
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