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Reversal of type 2 diabetes

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by Ash600, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Ash600

    Ash600 SF Creative SF Supporter

    I came across this information earlier on today which I thought might be of interest to those suffering with this condition.

    A body of research putting people with Type 2 diabetes on a low calorie diet has confirmed the underlying causes of the condition and established that it is reversible. Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK has spent almost four decades studying the condition and will present an overview of his findings at the European Association For The Study Of Diabetes (EASD 2017) in Lisbon.

    His research has revealed that for people with Type 2 diabetes:

    • 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 through diet can re-start the normal production of insulin, reversing Type 2 diabetes
    • This reversal of diabetes remains possible for at least 10 years after the onset of the condition

    The body of research by Professor Roy Taylor now confirms his Twin Cycle Hypothesis – that Type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat actually within both liver and pancreas.

    This causes the liver to respond poorly to insulin. As insulin controls the normal process of making glucose, the liver then produces too much glucose. Simultaneously, excess fat in the liver increases the normal process of export of fat to all tissues. In the pancreas, this excess fat causes the insulin producing cells to fail.

    The Counterpoint study which was published in 2011, confirmed that if excess food intake was sharply decreased through a very low calorie diet, all these abnormal factors would be reversed.

    The study showed a profound fall in liver fat content resulting in normalisation of hepatic insulin sensitivity within 7 days of starting a very low calorie diet in people with type 2 diabetes. Fasting plasma glucose became normal in 7 days. Over 8 weeks, the raised pancreas fat content fell and normal first phase insulin secretion became re-established, with normal plasma glucose control.

    Keep the weight off and keep the diabetes at bay

    The Counterbalance study published in 2016, demonstrated that Type 2 diabetes remains reversible for up to 10 years in most people, and also that the normal metabolism persists long term, as long as the person doesn’t regain the weight.

    The diet devised was actually liked by research participants. It was associated with no hunger and no tiredness in most people, but with rapidly increased wellbeing. The ‘One, Two’ approach used in the Counterbalance study was a defined two phase programme. The Phase 1 is the period of weight loss – calorie restriction without additional exercise. A carefully planned transition period leads to Phase 2 – long term supported weight maintenance by modest calorie restriction with increased daily physical activity.”

    This approach consistently brings about 15kg of weight loss on average.

    After the details were posted on the Newcastle University, UK website, this has been applied clinically and people who were highly motivated have reported that they have reversed their type 2 diabetes and continued to have normal glucose levels (normoglycaemic) over years.

    Further information including case studies, sample meal plans and information for your doctors can be found here:

    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/reversal/#publicinformation

    Hope it may be of some help!
     
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  2. Ash600

    Ash600 SF Creative SF Supporter

    Naturally of course, carefully monitoring by your doctors is required regarding dose amendments of insulins/oral antidiabetc drugs and assessment of microvascular/macrovasccular associated parameters.
     
  3. SofiaLisbon

    SofiaLisbon Well-Known Member

    Wow this is great and a hope to everyone dealing with this disease.