In Sweden we have an ideom: “Don’t walk across the river to get water”. I’m sure you see why – but not everybody thinks like that.
Many scientists are amazed today. They don’t know how to explain why so many type 2 diabetics are cured by gastric bypass surgery, when their stomach is removed. At least they need a lot less insulin – from day one!
What’s the cause?
Researchers are feverishly searching for the explanation. Can it be because of some gut hormone? Or because of the change in the blood flow? The goal is to identify the effect so it can be emulated in a drug and packaged in a profitable pill.
I wonder if these scientists have heard about Occam’s razor? Usually it’s not meaningful to make up new complicated theories when there already is a simple explanation.
A simple solution
Many type 2 diabetics in Sweden are now starting to eat LCHF-food and improving their health. Some of them are my patients. They quickly notice that they need a lot less insulin – from day one!
Carbohydrates is the food that turns into simple sugars in the gut, and is absorbed into the blood as blood sugar. The less carbs a diabetic eats, the less the blood sugar will rise and the less insulin they need.
It’s basic physiology – check any text book on the subject.
The choice for type 2 diabetics is thus simple. Either they cut away their stomach so that they can’t eat big servings of carbs anymore. Or they keep their stomach and choose to eat other things instead: e.g. meat, fish, vegetables, butter, eggs.
Sorry all researchers. You are not likely to find a pill that can replace good food.