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  1. Daytona
    All these references to "curing" diabetes is very frustrating... It's **controlled,** not cured.

    When most, if not all, people hear "cured", they immediately think that the underlying problem is addressed and life can continue as before. The fact is that this requires a life long change and probably should be monitored over time as well.

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  2. Solomon
    I guess the Doc's graph is more PC. 'Resolved, replaced with carbohydrate intolerance'. Just as other intolerances, a lifetime watchfulness is required. There are still many of us who if we pay attention to our carbo intolerance, will avoid the Diabetes Diagnosis altogether.
  3. Murray
    @Daytona, it depends on what you mean by cured. If an alcoholic drank a bottle of vodka per day and developed alcoholic fatty liver disease, then quit drinking and reversed his fatty liver, would you say his fatty liver was not cured because if he drank a bottle of vodka per day again he would develop fatty liver again?

    If a person eats a carb-loaded diet heavy in cereal, bread and pasta and develops diabetes as a result, then goes on a low-carb diet with fasting and reverses the fatty liver and fatty pancreas and restores insulin sensitivity, that person is cured of diabetes. Sure if that person once again eats a carb-loaded diet heavy in cereal, bread and pasta he would develop diabetes again, but not because he didn't cure the original diabetes--because for that person a carb-loaded diet heavy in cereal, bread and pasta causes diabetes.

    On the other hand, if the person does not reverse the fatty liver, fatty pancreas and insulin resistance, then a low-carb diet would merely put the diabetes into remission--the ability to remove blood sugar would not be restored, it would merely be unchallenged. This underscores the importance of Dr. Jason Fung's clinical experience. For many people, especially the longer they have been diabetic, LCHF alone is insufficient to cure the diabetes--they also need fasting to reverse the fatty liver and fatty pancreas and to restore insulin sensitivity.

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