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The Diabetes Economy

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[This is one of the first posts on this site by Dr. Jason Fung]

Insulin, first discovered in 1921, revolutionized the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Dr. Banting licensed insulin to pharmaceutical companies without a patent because he believed that this life saving drug for T1D should be made available to everybody who needed it.

So, why is insulin so hard to afford today? Continue Reading →

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How Do I Get Rid of My Extra Fat?

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What if you’ve been on a low-carb diet for years and you exercise regularly. Yet you still do not quite get rid of your belly fat? What should you do then?

Well, you could ask me. One reader did, and here’s the answer. Continue Reading →

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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines


5.0 out of 5 stars5 star100%4 star0%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%41 ratings1,339 viewsCan you reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines? That’s what Dr. Sarah Hallberg says, and she should know because she has lots of experience helping her patients do just that.

Above is a small segment of an interview I did with Dr. Hallberg during Low Carb Vail 2016.

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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines – Full Interview

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NYT: Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Is diabetes type 2 an incurable disease that gets worse with time? No. A new study shows that big lifestyle changes can result in long-term remission for many people, a reversal, potentially even a cure.

NYT: Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

None of this is any surprise for long-time readers of this site. Check out the resources below for how to do it.

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How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes – New Video Course!

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Here’s a real treat, something we’re very proud of. The first part in the series How to Reverse Diabetes Type 2, our new video course with Dr. Jason Fung.

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed? Sure – it’s a completely reversible disease. But amazingly it’s usually treated as if it is a chronic disease that should get worse with time – with insulin and other drugs for life.

The result? Short term complications (like further weight gain) and long term complications (like amputations and dialysis). Misery.

There is a better way. The disease can be reversed with a proper dietary change. There’s already lots of free information at Diet Doctor on how to do it. But in this video guide we make it as simple as possible – even entertaining – to quickly learn everything you need.

The series will initially be exclusive to our members. Watch it here:

How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes – the Video Course

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LCHF and Diabetes  – New Presentation With Dr. Eric Westman

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Here’s a new presentation from Low Carb Vail with Dr. Eric Westman, one of the world’s leading experts on low carb. He talks about the long and interesting history of low carb in the treatment of diabetes.

This full edited presentation, including captions, is now available on our member site:

LCHF and Diabetes

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“Fat Was the Key!”

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At the age of 42 Aaron was developing type 2 diabetes, after having struggled with his weight forever. He felt hopeless and afraid.

Searching the internet Aaron found his way here, and this is how it changed his life: Continue Reading →

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Dave’s Big Fat Diet

Can Dave reverse his type 2 diabetes using a very low-carb diet?

Here’s the first episode of a new comedy series about one man’s weight loss journey. The second episode should come later this month.

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Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines

Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines – Dr. Sarah Hallberg5.0 out of 5 stars5 star100%4 star0%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%41 ratings4112:10

Can you reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines? That’s what Dr. Sarah Hallberg says, and she should know because she has lots of experience helping her patients do that.

Hallberg’s wildly popular TEDx-talk has quickly been watched more than 680,000 times.

Recently, I sat down to interview her and talk about her work, the reactions she got after the TEDx-talk and her best tips for people who want to reverse their diabetes. This interview is now online on the member site:

Reversing Diabetes by Ignoring the Guidelines

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The China Diabetes Explosion

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How come people in Asia can eat a lot of white rice and stay thin and healthy? It’s a common question. But it’s wrong.

Asian people may have been eating white rice for many decades, but the fact is that they are NOT thin and healthy anymore. Instead, diabetes type 2 is exploding in China and India, and in China it is now more common than in the United States.

The rate of diabetes has skyrocketed in China, from less than one percent of the population in 1980 to now at least 10.6 percent.

SCMP: One in three of world’s adults with diabetes is in China, WHO reports

This massive problem is hidden when we look at weight by BMI. Asian people have a lighter build on average than Caucasians. When they hit BMI 23 they may still be considered “normal” weight by Western BMI standards, but they may be skinny fat, with abdominal obesity. And they may already have diabetes type 2.

This is what happens to a population that bases their diet on rice, when you first refine it to white rice and then add sugar and processed Western junk food and 24-hour food availability. And then add sedentary office jobs on top of that.

Lots of sugar into the body, very little sugar out. It’s a perfect recipe for a diabetes disaster.

The solution is fewer carbs, and less often.

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