Open Future HealthType Two Diabetes

Type Two Diabetes is an acquired disease. Your body reacts to your long term poor dietary choices, by becoming insulin resistant.

Good News: The first response to Type Two Diabetes, should be to adopt a Local FileBanting Diet. That will reduce and perhaps eliminate the need to inject insulin.

Type Two Diabetes

Getting too fat

Metabolic SyndromeWhen insulin is "on" the body is trying to eliminate glucose from the blood. If carbohydrate intolerance/insulin resistance is developing, insulin struggles to deliver glucose into the cells as it should. Too much glucose in the blood signals the fat storage response.

Metabolic Syndrome

Local FileMetabolic syndrome is a form of pre-diabetes. It's caused by a growing intolerance of Local Filecarbohydrates in the diet. The metabolism of glucose becomes faulty. It develops slowly and progressively unless you take steps to stop it.

Carbohydrate restriction

When you restrict carbohydrates as on the Local FileBanting Diet, the amount of insulin the body needs declines, and insulin sensitivity over time increases.

Nutritional Ketosis

When for several days the carbohydrates in your diet are less that about 50 grams, your body switches to a different metabolism, burning ketones rather than glucose. Once you achieve Local Filenutritional ketosis, the ideal is to sustain that metabolism as your normal state.



Dr Mary Vernon, MD, is one of the world's foremost experts on treating obesity and diabetes with low carbohydrate nutrition. She is a practicing family physician, educates doctors on low-carbohydrate diets, and is active in and former president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (doctors specializing in treating obese patients).

Withdrawal of Insulin Therapy

Dr. Bruce Bistrian, was studying a very low-carbohydrate diet to manage type-2 diabetes at Harvard. He was putting severely obese, clients using high insulin doses, onto a ketogenic diet. Seven days later, he began a staged withdrawal of their insulin dosage.

All his seven clients lost a lot of weight, but the diet was only 800 calories a day and was not intended to be long term. All clients were able to stop insulin injection.

After the experiment, some of the clients went on to a low-glycemic index diet, and managed to keep diabetes at bay.

Others reverted to Local File eating too many carbohydrates, following the dietary guidelines, and quickly regained their weight and restored their diabetes.

Diabetes Association Doesn't Look to Cure Diabetes

Aust. Diabetes Association

This is a sad state of affairs. A doctor explained to me that although she believed a ketogenic diet was the best way to handle type 2 diabetes, she would not recommend a ketogenic diet to her patients, because she believes they cannot sustain the diet. "That's a waste of time. I give them something they can do, successfully."


Join the Private Forum: Type Two Diabetes Nutrition

This private forum at Online Groups, offers one month free, and is NZ$30 a year to remain a member.

This is an easy way to get involved in the long discussion which enables you to keep learning more and more about nutrition for Type Two Diabetes. You need to do this in consultation with your doctor. Both you and your doctor may need to climb a new learning curve.

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One month free and NZ$30 a year.

To pay directly to the Bank of New Zealand, you can join the Type Two Diabetes Nutrition Forum here. $30.00 NZ Dollars a year.

We all need encouragement and help, to give us the confidence to keep our nutritional plan going.



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