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Sugar May Increase the Risk of Type ONE Diabetes Too

Future type 1 diabetic?

Most people know that sugar consumption increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. But it may also increase the risk of type ONE diabetes. Several studies have found that children consuming large amounts of refined carbohydrates and/or sugar have an increased risk of type 1 diabetes [1 2 3].

This new study shows that kids who consume a lot of sugar also progress faster from early signs of the disease (detectable antibodies to beta cells) to full-blown type 1 diabetes:

Diabetologia: Sugar intake is associated with progression from islet autoimmunity to type 1 diabetes: the Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young

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Just One Can of Soda Daily “Can Increase Heart Attack Risk By A Third”

Soda drinker?

Soda drinker?

Drinking soda likely increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease significantly. This according to a just published review of the available science, from Harvard School of Public Health.

The Telegraph: One can of fizzy drink daily ‘can increase heart attack risk by a third’

Of course the effect of soda drinking on heart disease is still mainly based on statistical data, so there’s a lot of uncertainty to the size of the effect. But anything that leads to obesity and diabetes likely increases the risk of heart disease too, so it makes perfect sense.


Treatments That Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Cure or nu cure for type 2 diabetes

Do you want to know what treatments that cure – and don’t cure – type 2 diabetes?

Interestingly, conventional treatment is fully focused on treatments that don’t cure the disease, treatments that at best hide the symptoms, and can even make the disease worse.

On the other hand there are three treatments that cure the disease, two of them virtually without side effects, but they are rarely used.

As a practicing physician meeting these patients daily it’s fully understandable that Dr. Fung get’s frustrated with this unacceptable situation. Normally Godwin’s Law means that whoever mentions the Nazis in an argument automatically loses, but in this abnormal case it feels almost appropriate. Here’s his impassioned new blog post, well worth reading:

Dr. Jason Fung: Treatments that Cure Type 2 Diabetes


Of course there are some minor exceptions to the graph at the top. A few medications actually help cure the disease (however they are not often used yet). Continue Reading →


Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes – New Membership Video

Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes

Is it possible to lose weight and reverse diabetes with a simple dietary change, even without adding any extra exercise? That’s exactly what Maureen Brenner did. Within a year she was off all her medications.

In this interview she describes her story, how it makes her feel and her best advice for other people who want to get started. Watch it on the membership site

Learn more about the membership – you can sign up for a free trial in less than a minute

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Dr. Sarah Hallberg Talks Low Carb and Diabetes on FOX, Plans Clinical Trial

Dr. Sarah Hallberg

Dr. Sarah Hallberg – from the popular “Reversing Diabetes” TEDx-talk – was on FOX59 yesterday, talking about low carb and diabetes. Watch the clip above.

Dr. Hallberg is involved in an upcoming 2-year study at Indiana University, looking at the effect of low carb on reversing diabetes or pre-diabetes. If eligible you can still join the study and get support as well as medical supervision:

Indiana University Health: Medical Weight Loss Clinical Trial

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How Diabetes Type 2 Can Be Predicted Much Earlier

Early sign of T2DM: elevated insulin

Early sign of T2DM: elevated insulin

Looking for early signs of type 2 diabetes usually involves measuring blood glucose – either fasting or after drinking a glucose load. However, this misses a much earlier sign – elevated insulin, signalling insulin resistance (i.e. the main abnormality in type 2 diabetes).

Here’s a long and fascinating post on a true pioneer of this topic, Dr. Joseph Kraft:

Dr. Jeffry Gerber: Diabetes is a Vascular Disease – More on Joseph R. Kraft, MD

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Huge Diabetes News that “Not Many People Understand the Significance of”

Jason Fung

Dr. Fung

Last week a “low carb in a pill” drug was shown to improve health and prolong life for people with type 2 diabetes. I had an interesting e-mail conversation with Dr. Jason Fung about it and I think you may find his reply interesting, I did:

I read the article last night. As you said – absolutely HUGE, but I will bet you that not very many people understand the significance of it. Continue Reading →